Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Top 3 Wits and Facts about HTML5 to Deal with Responsive Design

In the so called technology world, everything has become responsive now. So, let’s focus on emerging techniques for site layouts that can be easily changed based on screen size. And this article talks about some essential yet common practices for creating Responsive Web Design and experiences. Below are some effective ways through which you can get to know how your website looks on different devices resolutions.

Site layout: One of the most important factors of Web site design is its Grid-based layout. Inspite of various websites that are easily visualized as a series of rectangles for page factors like site navigation, website content, headers, footers, sidebars, etc, the use of HTML5 for responsive site can make the grid layout agnostic according to the user’s screen size. This means, it is enough to concentrate on managing content and layout for scaling to as much screen size is available rather than giving 2-3 fixed-width layouts. Isn’t that cool!

Enhanced Touch Screen Experience: For any Mobile App Development, it is must for every developer to minimize interactions, especially for touch users. Also, you must be aware of lot of text inputs available. With HTML5 Development, the type attribute for the input tags are also extended to add semantic meaning to a textbox. -

Auto-fill Performance: Last but not least, if you are check at the latest browsers, it is very clear that these analyse optimization and attributes the layout of the touch-screen keyboard consequently. Take for e.g. When a user taps the browser’s touch keyboard to dial a number, it importantly show a numpad that will auto filter the “@ key” and “.com key” to ease our job as we tap on the email address field. It may look simple but this simple trick can easily enhance overall form-filling performance of mobile site that especially created for touch-screen phones and tablets.

As end notes, HTML5 is very supportive for mobile apps development for different browsers as well as platform including iOS and Android. Openwave Computing LLC, a professional web/app development company located in New York, NY deploys the capabilities of HTML5 at the maximum to present high-standard web solutions. Be it games or business application, we follow calculative techniques to solve newly arising dares in the responsive design space. A better way to handle the changing world of devices!

Monday, July 22, 2013

The 5 Greatest Practices to Develop a Mobile App

While the competition is always on fire, companies feel the pressure to deliver super mobile experience to its customers that lasts long and has the right impact. Mobile app development methodologies are getting redefined with upcoming Smartphone and tablets.

Let’s get to know a few basic principles before developing a mobile app.

Native apps are primarily the conventional mobile apps. With high capability to storing explicitly on the device these apps integrates Smartphone features and functionality.  Not only they use APIs provided by OS vendor, but often they have the visual feel of the mobiles they are stored upon.

Embedded with powerful browsers like HTML 5 capabilities, CSS3, and advanced JavaScript, Smartphone has taken a master place for itself. This trend has gained momentum in the recent years.

When there is a strategy to develop flexible mobile application the hybrid apps comes into the play. This touts of all benefits of a native application are developed using web technologies. Not to forget, some of the elements of the apps are also developed using this.

Privacy Policy Recommendations: A Mobile Application Developer should respect the users and create a privacy policy that explains what data you collect and the user practises. Building a privacy policy is an important process, even if you do not believe that you are collecting or using data that would trigger privacy concerns. Also, it should be in detail depending on the information that you collect and use.

Camera and Geo Tagging: For Apps that takes photo, explain your user that geo tagging is applicable which means the location where the photo/ video taken is revealed.

Automatic Sharing: Many social platforms now enable “social sharing” in which a user can share information automatically with other platform users with no big effort. If your application engages in frictionless sharing, provide a clear notice and make sure that users know when automatic sharing is enabled. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Android vs. Blackberry: Choice Is Yours

Google's Android operating system (OS) is becoming more widely used at work. Their app developers come up with innovative ideas that turns out to be the very option for firms that don't want to spend a fortune on mobile devices. Moreover, the low cost of Android smartphones compared with those running other OSs such as BlackBerry's is one attraction helps to enhance the familiarity amidst the consumer market.

On the other hand, BlackBerry is still most prominent in the workplace as many CEOs are worried about integrating Android into their businesses because of concerns that it is insecure. Besides, enterprise users will soon be able to partition Android in the same way as BB10 using Knox software. The company is hoping to take on BlackBerry and bolster the adoption of its Android devices in business by offering a more secure version of the OS separating business and personal information on smartphones.

Developed by the National Security Agency (NSA), the Knox software runs a security enhanced version of Android and users get enterprise-focused tools such as email, contacts, file sharing, CRM and business intelligence applications. It doesn’t matter what kind of Mobile application development you are into: be it Android or BlackBerry or even Apple’s iOS, the security measures are crucial.  In order to meet that, a well planned strategy is needed involving measures such as remote wiping if a phone is lost or stolen plus a code of practice for employees that include rules on multiple uses.
As the android app development companies continue to expand and iOS bleeds into the corporate space from consumer popularity it’s clearly understood that BlackBerry may have a tough task on its hands remaining relevant in the SMB space. But if there a security strategy in place it’s sure that Android can provide benefits to many SMBs.

With BlackBerry's recent indications, there is one more twist to the plot that it is working on a secure workspace for Android and iOS apps on its phones. No wonder this may be a little harder for the business user to decide which of the two they should choose.