Tagged: Software Development

Does your business need a Mobile App?

mobile application dev_small business poolMobile applications are becoming the most preferred way of marketing, connecting and engaging with customers. Developing a mobile or smart device application can be costly, so you need to be sure you do it right the first time to get repeat engagement and results.

Here are the three most important questions to ask yourself, before you make the investment:

Do you need a mobile app or a mobile website? This is one of the most important decisions to make while planning a mobile app development initiative. If you don’t have a budget to build an app, don’t do it just for the sake of having an application. If mobile website would work best, go with that. If enhancing your mobile site is easier, do it, because it works across many different Smartphone platforms.

What kind of phones or smart devices do your customers use? While developing an application you need to keep in mind that it should work on all kinds of different platforms. Companies that develop their first app for every platform are not recognizing where their customers are and where their business will fit in best.

Do you actually have the time keep up with a Mobile app? The applications that do best in the market demand users to come back over and over again, and that requires ongoing up gradation of new content. If you can’t do that, you won’t get repeat visitors and your app will end up failing. So its important to have the time and budget for ongoing mobile app maintenance and management.

Even if you think you have a great idea for a mobile app, you have to always look at the pros and cons involved in developing an app. Whether it’s a developer or a app development company, it’s easy to forget about what you’re really trying to achieve with the app because you become so focused on the actual look and feel. The best applications don’t just look good, they actually solve a problem or simplify life for the mobile consumer.

So think before you act and always plan with an open mind. Mobile apps are a way to the future but they also require time and money investment, but if you are ready to take up the challenge and feel confident about the final results, then go for it!

Playing Games

playing gamesA video game is practically software that has art, audio, graphics and game play. Game development is usually done using the “agile development” method i.e. it is based on iterative prototyping, a subset of software prototyping. This process depends on feedback and refinement of game’s iterations with gradual increase in feature set.

A typical game development team comprises of the producer, the publisher, the development team, designers, artists, sound engineers and testers. The games go through development, alpha, and beta stages until finally being released. The video game industries is fairly volatile, similar to other artistic industries including television, music, etc and has a distribution methods similar to those of music and film industries.

A game development software or more popularly known as a game engine is the most critical element for a game developers. A game engine is a vital tool that eliminates a lot of technical aspects of making a game. So all you do is focus on designing your game and let the game engine do the rest.

Top 3 game engines:

  • Unity: By far the most popular and widely used game engine in the market. This tool has a whole suite of assets, strong support, a good community, and it’s free! Another unique and awesome feature is that it allows you to play your game immediately in the editor.
  • UDK (the Unreal development Kit): This engine offers a full-fledged tool that allows you to create games. It has some of the most state of the art rendering and animation integration. It includes a tool called Unreal Kismet, which is a visual programming editor that requires no programming knowledge to use.
  • Cry Engine 2: This Game Engine has a full suite of tools that are used to create your game. It has one of the best looking graphics rendering of any game engine. It also included is an AI (Artificial Intelligence) system and custom character support built right in the engine.

Think different, think Mobile Apps

If you are the kind of entrepreneur who likes to innovate and work with new technologies then Mobile Apps Development is your best gizmo. However, you need to always keep in mind that “Apps are a Trap”, more specifically, money and time consuming. In the increasingly apps-friendly world where Smartphone and web-enabled devices are essential, many business owners can increase revenue, reach new markets and gain awareness by hoping on the mobile bandwagon.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that innovation is the key. So, you need to have a unique idea, a plan of action and an innovative marketing strategy, and once people start downloading your app, it must provide value.

Learning to develop applications for smart phones is a large investment for even the most knowledgeable software developer and/or entrepreneurs.

At Small Business Pool we have some of the most talented mobile app developers in the industry, allowing you to avoid the high cost of staffing this specialized skill internally.

Most importantly, our team knows how to ensure that your mobile development efforts are successful.

So if you are extending your enterprise systems by adding a mobile interface or you desire to jump-start your team’s mobile development initiatives or if you wish to build an innovative new concept for mobile devices then”

Contact us today.

Web & Software solutions

Small & Medium sized businesses are often more in need of custom web & software development solutions than larger companies. We at Small Business Pool understand your need, identify your requirement and provide custom and cost-effective solutions.

We have a pool of programmers and developers working on the most up-to-date technologies, such as:

C: is one of the most widely used programming languages of all time and there are very few computer architectures for which a C compiler does not exist. C has greatly influenced many other popular programming languages, most notably C++, which began as an extension to C.

C++: is one of the most popular programming languages with application domains including systems software, application software, device drivers, embedded software, high-performance server and client applications, and entertainment software such as video games.

C#: (pronounced see sharp) is a multi-paradigm programming language encompassing strong typing, imperative, declarative, functional,generic, object-oriented (class-based), and component-oriented programming disciplines.

ASP.NET: is a Web application framework developed and marketed by Microsoft to allow programmers to build dynamic Web sites, Web applications and Web services.

Java: is a programming language originally developed by Sun Microsystems and released as a core component of Sun Microsystems’ Java platform. It is a general-purpose, concurrent, class-based, object-oriented language that is specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible.

J2EE: is a platform that provides an API and runtime environment for developing and running enterprise software, including network and web services, and other large-scale, multi-tiered, scalable, reliable, and secure network applications.

JSP: is a technology that helps software developers serve dynamically generated web pages based on HTML, XML, or other document types.

XML: Extensible Markup Language is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable. It is defined in the XML 1.0 Specification produced by the W3C.

PHP: is a general-purpose server-side scripting language originally designed for Web development to produce dynamic Web pages. It is one of the first developed server-side scripting languages to be embedded into an HTML source document, rather than calling an external file to process data.

Joomla: is a free and open source content management system (CMS) for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets and a model–view–controller (MVC) Web application framework that can also be used independently.

Drupal: is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) and content management framework (CMF) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License.

WordPress: is a free and open source blogging tool and content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system.

DHTML: Dynamic HTML – is an umbrella term for a collection of technologies used together to create interactive and animated web sites by using a combination of a static markup language (such as HTML), a client-side scripting language (such as JavaScript), a presentation definition language (such as CSS), and the Document Object Model.

JavaScript: JavaScript is a prototype-based scripting language that is dynamic, weakly typed and has first-class functions. It is a multi-paradigm language, supporting object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.

jQuery: is a cross-browser JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML. , jQuery is the most popular JavaScript library in use today.

Ruby on Rails: often shortened to Rails or RoR, is an open source full-stack web application framework for the Ruby programming language. Ruby on Rails is not to be confused with Ruby, which is a general-purpose programming language, on which Ruby on Rails runs.

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