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Useful Resources to help you in learning Android App Development

Android OS has established its authority in smart phones market. As it’s solely developed by Google’s dedicated developer team, so trust and authenticity increases. Due to huge amount of smartphones demand, android become the most popular mobile operating system. So the market value of android continuously increases with the passage of time. It’s all due to amazing android application available on playstore.

Learning android app development is now become a dream for almost every 3rd student in general. Because, Android has more potential than any other IT field. So this thing attracts many students to learn android technology.

It’s been an amazing experience for an Android developer to develop awesome apps and drop them on playstore. Meanwhile, let me tell you benefits to learn android app development.

Benefits to learn Android App Development:

  • Better chance of growth due to its huge market value.
  • You can create multiple earning resources via app development. Like earn through adsense etc.
  • Better job opportunities in your country as well as abroad.
  • Its open source to learn, so no issue with the license.
  • Android is a Google’s OS for mobiles, so you can imagine how much business potential in this filed.
  • It’s a right direction to your bright future.
  • Developer support from Google’s android team.
  • Free android studio and work environment for you.

So these were some of the key benefits you can get after learning android app development. Now let’s quickly come to the main topic which is the useful resource for learning android app development.

1: Google’s Developer Platform:

Google has built a dedicated platform to learn about latest technologies of Android. Android Studio is a complete solution for the process of app development. You can get it from Google’s Android site. Here you can also find step by step guide how to use Android for development purpose.

2: Codecademy:

Here some video tutorials stuff available to learn. Not much tuts regarding Android, but some basics you can get. Try to learn the basics if you’re new.

3: Evanto Tuts+:

Evanto tuts is a very dedicated platform for programmers to learn. It’s being brought to you by evanto marketplace. Here video tuts from expert Android app developers available.

4: Udemy:

Udemy.com is a popular online learning platform, where students use to pay the fee and learn their desired technology from experts. So you can also find Android app development tutorials and start learning from now.

5: YouTube:

A very popular video sharing website, YouTube offers to learn opportunity for those students who can’t pay the fee. This is being done by YouTube channels created by experts. You have to watch step by step tutorials and channel owner will earn from this activity. You can also repeat the cycle when you get some experience.

6: Lynda:

Same like udemy, Lynda offers a variety of tutorials on different programming languages including Android app development. It has some fee to get access to the course.

 

So that was pretty much useful resources for android programmers. You can also search more of resources via Google. Now let me tell you a little trick to be like a professional. If you’ve done with learning and gain some experience as well, then you need to teach your skills to other students. The best way I can recommend you is to create video lesions and put up these videos in a custom usb flash drives. After that, send it to those students who want to learn android app development. You can set desire fee on this effort.

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These Must have Mobile Applications will help you a lot

As Android or IOS user, you use mobile application for routine work. These applications may be for domestic or business usage. Some are paid, and most of the apps are free to use. But to decide, what’s the best application to use can be a tough job for you. Because there are malicious apps are also available publically, which steal your personal info and sell it to marketers or companies.

Below are some of the applications you can choose and use them as reliable and trustworthy.

1: Mint App:

Mint App is a little budget manager for your everyday life. You can manage your personal as well as business expenditures efficiently. Wait a minute, are you worry about the security of this application? Forget about security, as it has built-in password protection system. You can set your desired password.

It’s free to use for Android and ios Smartphone users. Get it from play store or app store.

2: ShopKick Shopping App:

There are Millions of online users for this app “shopkick”. It has the variety of online stores with fantastic deals. You can also earn credit point by shopping through this app. After that, these credit points can be transferred into gifts. It’s available for android and ios platforms.

3: RetailMeNot Discount App:

RetailMeNot App provides hundreds and thousands of shopping coupons available on just one click away from you. All you need to know just pick desired deal and get a coupon from this app.

 4: Amazon Local:

Do you need any local brand product listed on Amazon? Use Amazon local app to find up to 75% discount on almost all local brands listed on Amazon. Like if you want to find a deal in New York, and then this app will tell you what best possible option for you is.

Platforms on which this Amazon local available are: android, ios and Amazon kindle fire.

5: Viggle the TV app:

If you’re a TV shows lover, then viggle is a dedicated app for you. Browse your favorite TV shows, dramas and much more stuff for entertainment.

It’s available for android as well as ios.

6: Hotel Tonight App:

This is an excellent application which helps you to find low price when you’re in search of hotel booking. Try this app; I hope you’ll like it. You can quickly browse all listed hostels city wise as well as area wise. It’s available for android and ios smart phones.

7: GameFly App for Gamers:

If you’re big game lovers, then you should try this amazing application. Buying games online cost you a lot, but now you can get some discount by shopping games through GameFly app.

8: Necessary Tools you must have:

While traveling outside the city, you need to have some traveling tools like a bag, sunglass, clothes, etc. And one most important item you must have with yourself is custom power bank for mobile phones. It’ll feed your mobile by charging and never let down your communication with friends and family. So it’s a good idea to have a brand custom power charger to keep things under control when it comes to mobile communication.

Speak Out Now:

That’s all from now, is there anything missing? Do let me know. I hope you find some useful info by this article. If you’ve further questions, feel free to post comments below. Share this article on social media. Thanks for stopping by here!

Dropbox for iOS/ Android Devices

Dropbox is one of such apps that can easily be downloaded with minimal set up time and is free to be used on iOS and Android devices. You can share videos, photos, files and sync them across different devices (including tablets). What are the possible advantages of using dropbox? This app is extremely easy to work with as you can edit your files when you are on the go. There isn’t any need to set up a system as editing through Dropbox is much easier. Edit your file and send it to the client just through your smart phone.

Dropbox can be used for file’s backup and for accessing them on other computers and devices. The interface of the app is intuitive making it an obvious choice. When you are done with the downloading then immediately you get immediate access to the uploaded files. You can access these files from other computersand smart phones all you need is a web browser. You can form a dedicated public folder or can go for the shared folder for sending the files to specific users.

The navigation button is present on the top in Android devices whereas on iOS device it is located at the bottom. There isn’t any difference in the usability with the change of the location. Dropbox folder is the main screenbut you can quickly access to the photos, videos, files and a setting section to have a review of the account information. The app development for different devices is different but serves the same main purpose.

To upgrade an account, you can go into the app settings and also can add security pass code for locking. One of the benefit of the drop is that it s a very good resource for backing up f the files online. Though there are barriers in doing so as in case you have oversized backup folders. The free space that you acquire at the time of download is 2GBbut you can choose, 100GB, 200GB or 500GB along with the fee you have to pay monthly. Dropbox has a business plan too starting from 1TB (five users).

Incase, you don’t want to pay the monthly fee then you can increase your 2GB space by doing various actions like sharing the app with the friend and adding pictures for the first time. Also, sharing folder with multiple people can help out.

About Author:

Josh is senior android/iOS app developers at Algomatik and Enterprise Mobility.He love to write about android/iOS.

iBook and Apple’s Map at Mac

Recently, Apple has announced that some key features of iOS apps would be inside Mac like iBook and Apple’s Maps. Both of these apps are stand alone applications and widely used by the Apple device users. These applications are now downloadable from the Mac App store.

You would no more be lost as Apple’s maps are here to serve you while yopu are on your way. Some of the interesting features of the Apple’s map is a flyover and Yelp integration. You can look into the roadways, which route would be shorter than the other one so that you can reach on time. Yelp integration can also be integrated with calendar which will send you alerts when you need to go to a certain appointment. Moreover, you casn save locations in the form of bookmarks in Safari. This will help in reminding about location in case you forget. New maps are better integrated with wide mapping. The redesigned app of calendar which allows adding directions directly at calendar events.

The iBook version for Mac will help you to get access to all books. You can adjust type and also the font size and can go into the night mode which is relaxing for eyes. Furthermore, iBook textbooks are interactive as you can see videos, pinch into content’s table. Also, you can select chapters via scrolling till the bottom of the program. You can create study card and add notes while reading. To the sidebars, users while reading can highlight titles and can use this feature as easily as they want. iBook feature is only for the iOS device users and not available otherwise.

These apps are linked to iOS counterparts so your travel routes and notes will appear on iPhone and iPads which are linked with same Apple account. This will be available for developers at the end of this month whereas for public it would be available in this fall. Therefore, iBook and maps are two vital apps which are popularly being used which is why Apple thought of it to have inside Mac as well. You can read books and use maps any where and at any time. All of the added features into the Mac version of iBook and Apple’s map are making the usage of iOS devices even friendly. So, Apple has given another reason to start using Mac or iOS devices.

Bio:

Heidi J. Wright is professional and likes to read and write about apple app development, latest and hot topics related to technology.

Mozilla Along with Foxconn Touching New Heights

Tablets are emerging technology and the future belongs to tablets which is why Mozilla is not wasting its time and signing up pacts for as many partnerships as possible. Mozilla in itself is one of the most used web browser all over the world. Its updated Firefox OS will soon be effective and active part of smart phones and tablets world.

Mozilla knows the fact that they need not to lack behind instead they have to come up on the tablets. Mozilla is working closely with LG, Huawei, Alcatel, and Samsung to bring out Firefox OS devices in the later part of this year. It was unknown but now it is quite clear that Mozilla want to at par with tech edgy world. Qualcomm is also expected to be a part of Mozilla deal through their mobile processors like Snapdragon.

News was spread by Reuters at first as Mozilla Plans to held a press conference with Foxconn. Many of you might not be familiar with Foxconn but for information it is a maker of iPhones and iPads as sixty percent of its profit comes from that way. A local outlet Focus Taiwan provided information from an industry insider that Firefox OS device will be a tablet.

Foxconn seems to play safe as Apple devices are considered to be in danger due to outnumbered or mushroom growth of Android handsets with all appealing and portable feature. Partnership with Mozilla is quite beneficial for the company. The decision is also good to enhance brand recognition. Although it isn’t sure either the device will be Mozilla branded but for sure it will enhance their clientele base. Moreover, the recognition and awareness will be further raised.

You might be thinking that their rivals will be Androids and Apple’s iOS system but it isn’t. Instead smaller mobile operating systems like Samsung Tizen OS, Jolla’s Sailfish and others. Also, in their press conference at Barcelona there will be few Smartphone handsets which will be launched in the market. At least, one will be released by Sony. The important fact that the Firefox is open source it might get more partners and especially carriers. So, the new move by Mozilla is doing rounds in the market which is not just news as they are making practical steps towards its launch at the end of this year or might be in the start of next year. Surely, it will be a big thing and people do want to experience what it has to offer.

iPad Apps for a Sustainable Grip on Life

Apps have turned not only your mobiles into a useful entity which was never expected that way ever before. But iPad has all amazing apps to take on a strong lifegrip. iPad applications are not oversized like mobile applications they are even beautiful and full screen applications so you can have better video resolution of any of your most wanted video or a movie.

Google Maps are being downloaded ever since the app introduced in the market. Google I/O 13- the latest update in Google Maps must not be absent in your iPad. Through this app, users can see buses and trains departure time. Moreover, you can enjoy traveling through this app while sitting at a home. You don’t need to be psychically present over there but can get to know all of the basics along with updated features.

If you are twitteraddict then Vine is a perfect application for your iPad. You can share any of your video on your tweets. It allows you to shoot six seconds video edit and embed it into your feed. So, it might be a good thing for twitter users. Same like, Skype is a video chatting app which let you make skype to skype calls without any charges. One of the best features this app offers is the automatic recovery of a call option. You can trace online contacts, block contacts, read chat history

Adobe reader is a vital application for all those who used to run through several documents more than twice a day. It would not be easier to scan through each and every word with easebut this app helps you to preview e-mailed PDF files. Advance features of annotations, text search, synchronization and much more can be used. Adobe Reader is the most demandable application for high school students and for businessmen. This app is for free so why to be utilize it.

Hence, we reached to a conclusion that iPad apps working and functionality is much better in comparison to mobile apps. Although, the apps are the same ones; in fact the more saturated apps but they are heavily being used all over the world. Adobe reader, Skype and Google Map is not only limited to certain class or group but they are equally beneficial for all classes and groups. Even now, these apps are updated and much enhanced.

Restaurants POS for Online Ordering

 

POS systems for restaurants help in not only managing tasks and coordinating with employees but also it helps in online order placement. If you have POS system in your restaurant it will improve quality and consistency for the customer service. The accuracy in taking orders will be increased and costs for order taking will be reduced. The order will directly come on the POS fax machine. Not only it helps businesses to grow but also they make customer happy and convenient. The system is intuitive and click ordering saves time as well as you don’t need to go out for dinning in cases. If you are feeling hungry but can’t go out of the office due to work load then can place order which you will get in no time.

Restaurants management of costs and expenses is complex but if you install or induce wise software or a system like POS then the headache is no more there. You can easily manage online orders. Online orders needs to be quick and must deliver on time which is why POS is one of the best systems that can be utilized for this purpose. POS system is equally good for all size of restaurants.

The POS for web and mobiles is a great source for having an ease in ordering online. The online and mobile robust tools for orders make it quick to order meals. The web orders get integrated with the restaurant POS system due to which there are lesser possibilities of errors and also there is less labor required to handle.

One of the main benefits of POS systems for online order placement is transparency in pricing. Customer can see order totals and a sales tax online and when their order is ready they can pick and pay. Through this system, workers can easily look into the status of the orders. What is being demanded more, which seasonal recipe is liked the most and emerging trends in food eating habits.

Security factor can also be improved by using POS systems for restaurants. The customer can feed payment information of the ordered meal through web or a mobile this way their personal information get streamlined on the system which helps in ordering in future too from a consumer point of view. The data which got saved in the system stays safe because they have to value each and every customer. From marketing side, online ordering through POS system will help in boosting sales.