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Fusion Informatics in complete support of “Start Up India”

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Startup India is a recently introduced initiative by the Government of India aimed towards generating more job opportunities by encouraging and motivating budding entrepreneurs to launch their startups with ease without going through any kind of hustle. It was first announced by our honorable Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi on 15th August, 2015 at Red Fort. It officially got launched on 16th January, 2016 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.

Campaign Highlights

There has been a lot talked about the recent startup campaign initiated by the Prime Minister himself. With many new policies taking shape, it will be interesting to see how far startups will succeed with this entire revolutionary change meant for them. To have a look at certain key highlights, startups can now easily register through a mobile app scheduled to launch on 1 April.

Patent examination to be done at lower costs, by implementing a fast track system, as decided by the Central Government. Facilitators to provide assistance as well as legal support in dealing with patent related documents or applications. For more highlights, you can check out details on Google.

How Fusion Informatics can contribute in launching your startup?

Mr. Ashesh Shah, CEO and Co-Founder of Fusion Informatics, has played a pivotal role in bringing up new ideas for startups if they do not have anything in mind. Since the inception of the company way back in 1999, he has brought about a radical change in motivating and pushing startups to help them achieve the pinnacle of success through his cohesive team efforts and expertise.

As a reputed web design and mobile application development company in India, we have spent years in understanding what clients exactly want to achieve in their life. Henceforth, we have the ability to grasp what client needs are and start implementing them into reality.

We guide them through the waves, right from launch to scratch. With idea inception to business plan analysis, doing a feasibility study, craft a business plan, designing website, developing mobile app, testing website and mobile app on all parameters, we get you ready for launch in market over the course of few days, months, or years, depending on project scope and deliverables.

  1. Bringing idea to table

The first thing that we help startups is to come up with an idea. Where to start things off and which industry to tap is probably the most critical part where we help startups.

  1. Crafting a business plan

Once finalizing the idea, we conduct a thorough analysis of things to be done in order to achieve guaranteed success. We study the client requirements, their goals, long-term vision, and craft a business plan accordingly.

  1. Doing a feasibility study

In this stage, we will do a market research of our client, their strengths and weaknesses, competitor analysis, perform business intelligence to gather statistical data, user base, and mathematical calculations to analyze the best possible ways to avoid failures and achieve success.

  1. Product creation

After finalizing details, it is time now for the actual product development. We have our designers and developers ready to help you out with styling and coding your product into a website as well as a mobile app.

  1. Testing the product parameters

Once we are through with the designing and developing phase, we will test your product with the help of alpha, beta, and other testing methods. Until satisfied, we will keep testing and modify the products accordingly.

  1. Packaging and patenting product

After testing the product on all departments, it is time now to package the products and patent the same in your name so that no copyright issues take place in future and your remain safe from your competitors or even new players copying your project.

Do you plan to start your own venture? Have something in mind or want us to explore a pool of opportunities on behalf of you? We are always eager to help startups with our special promotional packages for entrepreneurs who are taking their first step towards entrepreneurial world. Contact us and let us get started working together on your project as a team.

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Google Cardboard – A detailed insight of making and working

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Have you ever wished for an immersive addictive 3D experience while using an app? Now you can make it a reality with Google Cardboard, the best virtual reality app viewer. Get Google Cardboard attached with your mobile and experience a dream come true with your smartphone.

What exactly is Google Cardboard?

It is a virtual reality device delivering a platform for 3D visual experience. It consists of a cardboard with a fold out for mounting it on your mobile phone. There are special VR applications experienced with the help of this cardboard letting you immersed completely in apps or games presenting a virtual world in front of your eyes. You can either purchase a readymade cardboard or assemble components mentioned on Google website to create one of your own.

Creating a Google Cardboard

As mentioned earlier, if you want to have a customized experience of your own, you can create the device by yourself. It is not that simple; however, with some help you can definitely create one. You need a rubber band, a Velcro made loop or hook fastener, capacitive taps or magnets, 45mm length focal lenses, and cardboard pieces of specific shapes as well as sizes. Find out how to create Google Cardboard following a systematic process.

Mounting the device

One you have assembled the kit or made a readymade purchase, it is time now to use it with your smartphone. Insert the smartphone towards the back of the device and hold it in place with a Velcro strap fastening it tight. This will held the device altogether with the phone. Once everything arranged, a specialized smartphone app will divide the screen display image into two for both eyes. The result is a stereoscopic 3D image because of barrel distortion countering pincushion distortion.

Why use Google Cardboard?

Google Cardboard’s VR experience is more than just enjoyable. Entering a whole new virtual reality world is something every techno savvy user has dreamed of. What we experienced was beyond expectations as Cardboard turned out to be even more than a mere do it yourself (DIY) toy. It might sound funny, but a combination of plastic lenses, magnets, Velcro strips, and cardboard, brought to the table an amazing visual treat, alarming the world regarding Google’s serious entry in virtual reality arena.

  • It is a real inexpensive device to experience virtual reality fun using any kind of smartphone device.
  • It is so cheaply available that it is affordable by anybody.
  • It is so simple to build and use that even a child can put it together.
  • It is so easy to handle due to its relatively lightweight that you can hold any large sized phone.
  • The kind of immersive experience it provides might be on a preliminary level, but it is highly accessible by anyone who has a smartphone and wants to gain entry into virtual reality world.
  • Positioning and head tracking within the device through gyroscopes and accelerometers is superbly responsive.
  • Apps you experience are absolutely sharp and bright that delivers a clear display.
  • It is a door to virtual reality through just a mobile phone.

A few drawbacks

  • Since it is extremely simple, it delivers a basic level 3D experience that cannot be compared with high-end VR goggles like Vive, Gear VR, or Oculus.
  • It is not a serious entry or even a threat to best in the class VR devices.
  • With most apps, you cannot move swiftly in all directions compromising on both speed and navigation largely.
  • Do not deliver VR experience for long hours use. The device meant for quick use only for a limited time, not for apps that are graphic heavy and the ones that drain too much battery.

The final verdict

Google Cardboard is fun, entertaining, and very inexpensive. Moreover, it can be used with any iOS or Android device. However, extremely simplistic experience will not match up to top notch virtual reality goggles. Without any doubt, the device surely acts as a brand ambassador promoting the use of virtual reality apps and devices on smartphone.

Fusion Informatics has been favoring such devices long since the inception and will continue to make apps for such devices promoting technological shifts with every passing year.

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Trends in web design to expect in year 2016

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Color plays a vital role when it comes to design, especially “web design.” Today, you can play around even with different formats of black and white color combination in terms of balance, contrast, hue, brightness, or more. Flat design has still maintained its prominence, and rainbow colors are in trend, with brighter tones coming up. Even the minimalist design is still popular as ever. With 2015 about to end, you can expect even more web design trends to show up in 2016.

  • Unique UI patterns

Hamburger menu encompasses all the menu tabs within a hamburger like icon. When you click on that, you get to know all the hidden tabs present. The design looks clean with such type of menu and besides you can see only what you need to see.

You can use long scrolling to place most important elements above fold, while rest present beneath to give a storytelling feel to the users. When users see the critical things present above, they are intrigued to know the details present beneath the fold.

Discovered by Pinterest, card layout let you present the content present on your website in form of cards. This type of layout has a strong visual appeal that connects with users greatly, and they are attracted to see more present on other site pages. Such type of layout provides easy visual scanning, going through important or relevant content in just minutes. They can be rearranged easily due to their square or rectangular shapes.

Killer images present on homepage, give a heroic appeal to the entire website. First page that a user lands upon is homepage. If there is a strong image present above fold, the user will be intrigued to see what the website has to offer in particular. With advances in data compression as well as internet bandwidth, HD images can be used with ease without compromising on loading time and performance. After scroll, you can find a zig zag, card based, or other kinds of content arrangement.

  • Rich interactive animations

Animations give rise to storytelling then can make the overall experience, entertaining, interactive, and with a storytelling approach. It can be diversified largely into two groups:

  1. Large Scale Animation Pop-up notifications, parallax scrolling, and other types of primary animations require user action to perform.
  2. Small Scale Animation Loading bars, hovering tools, and other types of secondary animations do not require user action to perform.
  • Micro interactions

Liking, sharing, commenting, or following something is what micro interactions is all about. Even small actions such as turning off mobile alarm, setting reminders, and such other things comprise of micro interactions. They might look small; however, they play an important role in giving a human touch to the entire conversation rather than having things automated. However, keeping micro interactions as simple as possible is wise. Each micro interaction gives rise to a design that is highly human centered.

  • Materialistic design “an enhanced alternative to flat design”

Last year, Google switched itself to Material Design. This type of design has the ability to present things in a more realistic manner by using the concepts of depth, movement, and shadow effects. The goal of such a design is to provide a modernized and clean appearance to flat design. Since material design is free of any particular frameworks, it can be easily implemented using various front-end tools, and it is lightweight when it comes to integrating with the code.

  • Responsive design “an answer to all sizes working theme”

Responsive design is probably the evergreen trend in web design that is here to stay for quite a long time. A relatively cheap and simple way for all kinds of businesses to have a mobile friendly website applicable to all screen sizes, no matter seen on desktops, laptops, tablets, or smartphones. By looking at the current trends in web design, responsive design appears to be more of a practice now rather than just another trend. It seems to be almost mandatory for businesses planning to switch to a responsive design website. There is no doubt in regards to the versatility and usefulness that responsive design tends to offer.

  • Flat design “most common web design theme of all”

Probably the most used design pattern by major businesses. It is so because it is highly compatible with other design patterns such as minimalist design, material design, or even responsive design. We do see some hot favorite trends in flat design and we can expect the same to continue even in 2016.

Long shadows give a tremendous amount of depth to the current flat designs.

Vibrant color schemes when used with varied templates and frameworks deliver a fresh look to user eyeballs. Hence, expect to see a potential rise even in the next year.

Use of extremely simple and legible typography make things clear, clean, and transparent ensuring that user reads them comfortably with great ease.

Ghost buttons serve purpose of delivering simple to use and easy to understand interface. They usually appear as outlined working as clickable links. As soon as user hovers over them, their appearance changes giving a stylized look, which you personally expect from a design.

Minimalist approach is making use of as few elements or components possible for letting users access only things that are useful without getting to know useless features or Call To Actions (CTAs). Such a design helps to keep things uncluttered without much cumbersome functionalities.

Would you like to expect more with 2016?

Do not follow trends thinking that they are in trend and needs to be in your design anyhow. Try to encompass only those ones that compliment your website and business objectives comfortably. Integrating trends is definitely worth giving a shot. However, what is more important to remember is how your users will perceive your website once things incorporated. If they are having a tough time dealing with things or are not able to comprehend things, then all your pain will go in vain. Make a right choice by being in users seat for a while when making a decision.

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Fusion Informatics Limited Pledges Support To Digital India Program

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The Digital India Program, which was announced on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi India, is an ambitious program launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which aims at creating a participative, transparent and responsive government.

Taking part in this program were top industrialists of the nation such as RIL chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani, Wipro Chairman Azim Premji, and Tata Group Chairman Cyrus Mistry, and many other business icons. These illustrious figures shared a common platform to take the digital revolution to the masses. Several events related to Digital India were held across 36 states as well as union territories, which covered 600 districts in the country.

Highlights of the Digital India Program

The Digital India program, according to the initiative taken by the government of India, plans to transform the country into a digitally powered knowledge economy. This program includes a basket of schemes such as digital locker, e-education, e-health, e-sign, and the national scholarship portal. This also includes Bharat Net, to be launched in 11 states and the Next Generation Network (NGN), which are also a part of the Digital India Campaign.

The ministry of communications and IT is the nodal agency to implement the program, which aims at ensuring that government services are available to citizens electronically and the ordinary citizen gets the benefit of the latest information and communication technology. The services will ber provided using the public-private partnership model.

Fusion Informatics Pledges Support

Fusion Informatics Ltd, which is one of the leading IT companies based in Ahmedabad, India, envisions itself to play a distinctive part in the ambitious digital program launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The company actively supports the vision of Digital India, which aims at providing digital infrastructure as a utility to every citizen, governance and services on demand, as well as digital empowerment of citizens.

Fusion Informatics lends it support to create the pillars of Digital India, which includes several ambitious aspects such as digital highways, public internet access programs, e-governance, e-kranti, universal access to phones, early harvest programs, IT for jobs, and such.

About Fusion Informatics

Fusion Informatics is a software company that offers significant development services. The company commenced services in 2000 AD at the help of the dot com boom and has been providing cutting edge innovative solutions in the field of Information Technology since then. The company has carved out a niche in the international market by providing the best in class of services since its launch. The company has not only survived the economic crisis of the past, but has also excelled in the field of software development services.

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Make in India Fusion Informatics takes the lead to Shine in the IT Sector

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Launched by India’s current Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 September 2014, the Make in India is an initiative program of the Government of India that encourages companies from around the world to manufacture their products in the country. The program focuses on 25 sectors of the economy such as automobiles, chemicals, IT, Pharma, textiles, ports, aviation, leather, tourism and hospitality, and others.

Amongst the various initiatives, the Make in India program hopes to increase GDP growth as well as tax revenue, while aiming at high quality standards as well as minimizing environmental impact. The program also hopes to attract capital as well as technological investment in the country. The Make in India program also focuses on the IT sector and is good news for many companies that develop software and offer various allied services to organizations, companies, businesses, and government organizations around the world. The fact sheet related to the IT and BPM sector can be found on Make in India website.

For Fusion Informatics, a leading software and mobile applications development company located in India, the Make in India program comes as an excellent opportunity to highlight its skills for foreign clients looking forward to outsource their software development to India.

As a company that offers significant software development services since its humble beginnings in 2000, Fusion Informatics provides innovative innovative solutions in the international market. Not only has the company survived the economic crisis of the past, but has also been instrumental in carving a niche for itself in the international market.

Fusion Informatics has gained extensive knowledge and expertise in the areas such as integrated business solutions, product development, mobile applications development, software applications, internet as well as intranet web applications, and e-commerce as well as m-commerce.

Fusion Informatics has extensive knowledge and expertise in areas such as integrated business solutions, product development, mobile applications development, software applications, Internet Intranet web applications, and e-commerce / m-commerce services.

The expertise and efficiency of Fusion Informatics certainly appeals to foreign investors who are interested in the Make in India program to invest in India and reap the benefits of high quality at low investment costs to the fullest.

We are a team that loves what it does. Fusion Informatics is a positive force to enhance your business ideas. We will be glad to be of any help. Be sure to contact us at for your business related needs.

Google Material Design An Introduction

Google Material Design: An Introduction

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Recently, Google revealed a new design language for Android, Chrome OS and the Internet called Material Design. Actually, material design is a design language that is a combination of the successful classic design principles along with the latest innovations in technology. The aim of Material Design is to develop a system of design that allows users a unified experience across all of Google’s products on any platform.

Actually, a few years ago, Google products looked extremely annoying. Every single product that Google had made looked different on different platforms. However, in 2011, things began to change when Google started to think hard on this aspect and brought out a unification of the visual part of its ecosystem. This phase was called Project Kennedy.

Initially, Project Kennedy enhanced the web as well and a couple of application design. However, users still had to adjust and get used to the varied looks, controls, as well as layouts of the new interface, when they had to switch between the various devices as well as platforms. This led to the introduction of a new system and design approach called Material Design.

The new design language allows users to create a reliable steady and steady user experience across all devices such as desktops, smartphones, tablets, televisions, watches, etc. This design is actually an evolution of a precursor mobile OS called Holo. Actually, Android 5.0 brings Material design to Android along with an expanded UI tool kit, so that the new design patterns can be integrated easily into your apps.

This is a more flexible design language, which has been created for a global community of designers and developers. Thus, a more objective approach to the design adoption is possible With Material design.

The key principles of Material Design are based on the four basic principles:

  1. Tactile Surface :

Also called quantum paper, this interface consists of tangible layers, thus giving it the name quantum paper. Stacked and arranged at different heights, these layers cast shadows on top of each other. Thus, users are able to understand the anatomy of the interface better and the related principles of interaction.

  1. Print Design :

It can be assumed that the layers are pieces of digital paper. Thus, it becomes possible for digital ink to be displayed on these layers. This is akin to the approach used in traditional graphic design, such as posters, magazines, newspapers, CD covers, and so on.

  1. Meaningful Animations :

Animations are meaningful and do not appear or disappear at whim. Therefore, while using Material Design, users need to think how ‘realistic’ the animation of the layers can be and in terms of ‘digital ink’.

  1. Adaptive Design : –

This aspect is all about how three principles as well as concepts can be applied on devices with different screen sizes and with different resolutions.

According to Wikipedia, Material Design involves “more liberal use of grid-based layouts, responsive animations and transitions, padding, and depth effects such as lighting and shadows”. Further, their digital material can expand as well as reform intelligently. Also, designer Matias Duarteexplained that “unlike real paper, their digital material could expand and reform intelligently. While seams and shadows provide meaning about what users can touch, material has physical surfaces and edges.”

Google has announced Material Design on June 25, 2014 at the 2014 Google I/O conference. Currently, most of Google’s mobile applications for Android have applied the new design language. This includes most of Google’s products such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, and other Google products including

  • Google Docs,
  • Sheets and Slides,
  • Google Maps,
  • Inbox
  • Google Play Branded Applications.

To a smaller extent, Google has applied material design to the Chrome Browser as well as Google Keep. Material design is incorporated in Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Inbox, as well. According to Wikipedia, Material design will be gradually extended to all of Google’s web as well as mobile products. Thus, material design is aimed to provide a consistent experience across all platforms as well as applications. Additionally, The APIs for third party developers also have been released, so that they can incorporate the design language as part of their applications.

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Fusion Informatics Launches Unique App to Coincide With ‘Chaalo Gujarat’ 2015 Event

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Introduction

‘Chaalo Gujarat’ is a three-day fun filled event, which will be held from 31 July 2015 to 2 August 2015. The propelling force behind this event is the Association of Indian Americans of North America , which will host this world Gujarati Conference for the 4th time at New Jersey, USA.

The Vision and Aim of Chaalo Gujarat

Previously also hosted in 2006, 2008 and 2012, the aim of conference is to establish the unity of the Gujarati speaking community and provide them a social as well as a business platform within the Gujarati community in India and the USA. It is being dubbed as a “participatory movement involving one and all”, which is not only “thought provoking, but also entertaining, informative, as well as an exhilarating event.” With the central theme of “Atra Tatra Sarvatra”, bringing to mind that Gujaratis are settled in all corners of the globe, Chalo Gujarat is indeed the “World Gujarati Conclave.” Some of the top features of this conclave will be:

  • Multimedia Spectacle
  • Folk Music & Dance
  • Sugam Sangeet
  • Celebrity Interaction
  • Trade Show
  • Art & Crafts Exhibition
  • Live Multimedia Acts
  • Gujarati Theater
  • Seminar & Conferences
  • Talk Show

According to the Chaalo Gujarat website, it is an effort for all global Gujaratis to reconnect with their roots. This conclave aims to bring Gujaratis from all walks for life under one roof and under one platform. Around 45,000 individuals from the Gujarati and Indian community from around the world will connect with each other during this conclave, and share their vision and experience. A cross section of the Gujarati and India Community including religions leaders, business leaders, celebrities, and politicians from the Indian film and television industry will get together to grace the event.

Fusion Informatics launches the Chaalo Gujarat App!

Fusion informatics, a global web and mobile design & Software application development company with roots in Gujarat, India has launched an app called “Chaalo Gujarat” to celebrate this event. This app helps recreate the spirit of Gujarat on your preferred mobile device, so that you can share the joy and enthusiasm of this event.

You can also watch a video of this app at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHu8FzY-Yrc. With the Chaalo Gujarat App, users will be able to connect instantly with Chaalo Gujarat 2015 events. Some of the features of this app will be:

  • Chaalo Gujarat Schedule
  • Events
  • Sponsors
  • Mobile ticket booking

About Fusion Informatics!

Fusion Informatics is a software company offering significant development services in the information technology domain. With humble beginnings in the year 2000, at the helm of the dot com boom, today the company has carved a niche in the international market. Not only has Fusion Informatics survived the economic crisis of the past, but has further emerged as a software development service provider par excellence.

The company has extensive knowledge and expertise in areas such as integrated business solutions, product development, mobile applications development, software applications, Internet and Intranet web applications, and e-commerce / m-commerce services. We will be glad to be of any help. Be sure to contact us for your business related needs.

Android M Introduced With Much Fanfare at Google IO 2015

Android M Introduced With Much Fanfare at Google I/O 2015

Introduction

People familiar with the Google Android Operating System will probably know that Android M update has been recently launched at the Google I/O 2015 conference in San Francisco. Currently, The Android M preview for developers is available on a couple of devices such as the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 as well as the Nexus Player. Nevertheless, the final version is due for launch in Q3, 2015.

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Back to the Basics

With this, Google (Sunder Pichai Senior VP Products) claims that it has “gone back to the basics” with this latest Android Version. Comparing Google M with the last major update Android L, Android Lollipopwas instrumental in bringing forth a wide range of visual and aesthetic changes, Google has worked on Android M to remove some of the short comings of Android M such as stability as well as usability issues.

A Wide Range of Improvements

Although these improvements are not as eye catching as those introduced for Google Android Lollipop, this version ‘M’, which is speculated will be labeled after a sweet as with the previous versions, includes a range of stability as well as usability improvements.

It can be said that Android M focuses more on a better user experience and improves the user experience a great deal, especially after a major redesign and “under-the-hood” work on Android Loillipop. Therefore, with Android M, there is a greater focus on giving Android a better polish and improving the user experience. According to Google, there are six different areas which have required improvement so that improved and state-of-the-art Android M can be put forth in front of a worldwide audience without any possible setbacks to its image as well as functionality.

  1. Advanced and Modified App Permissions

With Android M, app permissions have been revamped. Now, permissions will be requested the first time a user accesses a feature, instead of the point of installation. According to DaveBurke, VP Engineering (Android), users can accept or deny permissions as they feel fit. Further, they don’t have to agree to permissions that don’t make sense to them. Accordingly, users are given greater control over the information that apps can access, which takes Android M a step further compared to Android L. Permissions that have been granted earlier can be viewed at a later instance or date, thereby giving the user complete control over their Android device.

  1. Chrome Custom Tabs for Better Web Experience

Google has also introduced Chrome Custom Tabs that allows developers harness the complete capabilities of Chrome. At the same time, users can keep control of the look as well as feel of the experience. Chrome Custom Tabs actually allow apps to open a customized Chrome Window on top of the active app rather than launching the Chrome App Separately. This provides a faster as well as more intuitive user-experience as the user navigates between the apps and the web. With Chrome Custom Tabs Support, users can automatically sign in, save passwords, go for auto-fill, and enjoy multi-process security so that they can assist the integration of the app and the web experience.

  1. Standardized Finger Print Support

Finger print scanners that run on mobile phones that run Android M will receive standardized support from Google. This new functionality can be used to unlock phones, make purchases shopping in real-life or within play store apps. For this purpose, your device will need to support finger scanning hardware, but now that Google is expanding its full support, such hardware will appear on many more devices in the coming future.

  1. New Mobile Payments System

The new payment system that Google has introduced is called Android Pay, which is designed to make the checkout process simpler as well as faster. This process will help users to use their existing credit cards to pay for products in more than 700,000 stores in the USA. Currently, the new mobile payments system is compatible with any device that houses the NFC capabilities and running 4.4 KitKat or above. Additionally, the Android Pay platform is being supported by card merchants such as American Express, MasterCard, and Discover. Moreover, it is being supported by carriers such as Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T.

  1. Advanced Support for App Links

Until Recently, Android does not know whether to show a web link that a user selects from somewhere. However, with the advent of Android M, App links are being changed, so that Android has a greater awareness of which apps can open content directly, rather than presenting a dialog box to the users that asks users which application to use to open that particular link. Hence, if a user taps on a twitter link from within an email, the twitter app will open directly in Android M, instead of prompting users whether to use Twitter to view it.

  1. Better Power and charging Increased Standby Mode

With the Android M, a new function has been introduced, which is called Doze. This function improves the device standby time. With the help of motion detectors, it is now possible for Android to recognize which devices have been interacting for a while, so that it can reduce background processes. For example, the device can be stationary while the user is taking a nap or when it has been left aside for a while.

Additional Sops those are available with Android M

Besides all these advancements that are provided in Android M, the most interesting point discussed in the key speech of Google I/O was that Android M will be facilitated for Android Auto Backup and Restore for Apps, for use in conjunction with Google Drive, so that the app data and settings can be automatically backed up for files with a file size of 25 MB or less. Additionally, there is a new App Drawer, which scrolls vertically rather than horizontally. Plus, it is held against a white background. Users can also see four of their recently used apps across the top of their menu, while the letters of the alphabet are visible on the left-hand side.

Android M also comes with a RAM manager, with provides users with more accurate as well as understandable information about how much of maximum as well as average RAM the installed apps use. With this information, the users will find it easy to follow which apps occupy more RAM, and decide for themselves which apps need to be removed to increase the performance of their devices as well as battery life. With Android M, Google has introduced Adoptable Storage Devices, which is its new storage feature. This behaves like an external storage source, and can be formatted like an internal storage space. Hence, app as well as personal data can be freely moved between the internal storage of a devices as well as its adopted source of storage.

Finally, there is a dark theme option that transforms the background of the menu to a dark grey color instead of a regular pale shade. Also Google Now comes in its improved avatar, with a faster and leader Chrome, and Google introduces its Google Photos Service for the first time on Android M. Previously it was a part of Google+, but it is now a standalone version that provides as video as well as sharing service. It provides free storage for up to 16 P photos as well as 1080p video.

Conclusion

With Android M now on the scene, it remains to be seen how other competitors will react to this development. For now, we will have to be patient and see what the ‘M’ in Android M stands for. Till then, it’s time for the developers to comprehend this new operating system and get the hang of it for better and more comprehensive android development.

Ten Reasons to Choose the Android Platform for Apps Development

Ten Reasons to Choose the Android Platform for Apps Development

Android Platform for Apps Development

Today, mobiles have become the mainstay device in society, and they come with a lot of technological innovation. Today, some mobiles phones are so advanced that it is like carrying an advanced computing device in one’s pocket. To cater to the advanced needs of mobile users, mobile apps have come into existence.

These apps are made utilizing the most powerful and dynamic mobile platforms available today. There are a lot of platforms available today for development, such as Symbian, Android, Windows, Blackberry, and iOS. However, the Android platform by Google is moving ahead by leaps and bounds and its popularity shows no signs of receding. Let us check why developers choose the android platform for Apps development.

  1. Android can be easily accessed

According to reliable recent statistics by idc.com, Google’s Android gobbled up market share to a large extent, accounting for 80% of all smartphones shipped globally. The best part of Android is that it is easily accessible to any Android programmer with knowledge of Java and the Android SDK. The Android SDK can be easily accessed and has the potential and capability to create some of the most innovative mobile apps.

  1. Innovative and creative

Because of the open source nature of Android, the developers who get to work on this mobile platform get a lot of exposure to Google’s philosophy of freedom and innovation. This encourages creativity and nurtures the ability to take advantage of Android’s vast resources that improve the quality and functionality of your mobile app.

  1. Ability to install from any source

Android apps can be installed from any source and not just the Android Market. Besides it is easy and possible to test the apps on multiple devices. All this is possible due to the tools included in the SDK that make it easy to do so. It is also possible to directly install your app on the device directly, or from the command line.

  1. Much lower entry barrier

If you want to develop your app in Android, you only need to register yourself as a developer on the Android market, prepare your APK and submit it to Android. The entry barrier for Android is much lower as the approval process is much simpler, which is not the case with its nearest competitor App Store.

  1. High market share

The fact that Android’s market share accounts to over 80% with over 1 billion devices being shipped in 2014 alone, means a lot to those investing their pennies in the Android development game. This means that building an android app will mean a lot of potential downloads, which is actually a good sign for the developer community.

  1. Allows installation of custom ROMs

Android allows rooting of your phone and you can install custom ROMs. On the contrary, iPhone’s version of rooting is called jail breaking, which is an actual crime in the USA.

  1. Better hardware range

Android is made to be more compatible with devices that are provided by different manufacturers around the globe. These developers include a wide range of advanced features into the device, which can then be effectively utilized by developers worldwide. These features are comparable to those available with the expensive models and high-end phones, and are also easy to fit into your budget.

  1. Well optimized for social apps

Android is well optimized to develop social apps and this segment is really growing. Most apps developers are going social, and are trying their best to maximize their potential by earning top revenue. Hence, due to its ability to better integrate with a wide range of social networks, it is more preferred amongst developers and business owners who want to go social.

  1. Easier to learn

According to various professionals who have learnt Google Android and other platforms such as iOS and Blackberry, Google’s Android can be learnt from scratch, faster than other platforms. Hence, developers starting out with mobile application development will find it very easy to develop in Android.

  1. Cheaper Apps

Android has a diverse user-base, hence offers more free downloads. Also, apps are cheaper compared to those on iOS, and free apps with ad revenue or in-apps purchase models are also possible on Android.

10 BEST PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES FOR 2015

10 Evergreen Programming Languages to Learn in 2015

Programmers are in for good times presently. According to the US Bureau of labor Statistics, it is predicted that jobs in the segment are expected to grow 8% over the next seven years. In 2015, here are some of the programming languages that will find favor with the programming ground and will see a rise in their use.

 

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  1. JAVA

This is one of the most popular programming languages that are used to build robust backend for today’s enterprise web applications. With the help of JAVA and the help of frameworks that are based on it, it is possible for web developers to build scalable web apps for a wide spectrum of users. With the help of Java, it is also possible to build native Android apps for smartphones as well as tablets.

Advantages of java:

  • Easy to learn
  • Easy to write, compile and debug than other programming languages
  • Java is object oriented
  • Allows to create modular languages and reusable code
  • Platform independent
  • Distributed
  • Secure
  • Robust and multi-threaded
  • Killer editors
  • Omnipresence
  • Java has rich API
  • Powerful development tools e.g. Eclipse , Netbeans
  • Great collection of open source libraries
  • Wonderful community support
  • Excellent documentation support – Javadocs
  • Write once, run anywhere
  • Network-centric programming
  • Dynamic, extensible programs
  • Internationalization
  1. JavaScript

Java Script is the basis of every modern website presently. For those interested in creating interactivity in their websites, or even build interfaces with the many available popular JavaScript frameworks, JS is the go-to language.

Advantages of JavaScript

  • JavaScript is executed on the client side
  • The code is executed on the user’s processor instead of the web server
  • Saves bandwidth and strain on the web server.
  • The JavaScript language is relatively easy to learn
  • Comprises of syntax that is close to English.
  • Uses the Dom model that provides plenty of prewritten functionality
  • JavaScript is relatively fast to the end user
  • Code is executed on the user’s computer
  • Results and processing is completed almost instantly
  • Does not need to be processed in the site’s web server
  • Does not consume local as well as server bandwidth.
  • Extended functionality to web pages
  • Third party add-ons like grease monkey enable JavaScript developers to write snippets of JavaScript
  • These can execute on desired web pages to extend its functionality.
  1. C#

This is one of the primary languages for developing on Microsoft platforms and services. It’s the quickest way to utilize whatever Microsoft has to offer, be it Azure and .NET apps, or even apps for windows devices. C# is also the basis of the popular unity game development engine as one of its primary languages.

  • C# is based on reflection mechanism, which is its biggest advantage
  • It is intended to be a simple, modern, general-purpose, object-oriented programming language
  • Supports XML comments
  • Simplifies syntax to be more constant and more rational
  • Better event management
  • Provides operator overloading, which is not available in vb.net
  • The main advantage of c# is that it runs on the CLR
  • Easy to integrate with components written in other languages (such as clr-compatible languages)
  • Gives one access to all the .net framework class libraries, which are quite extensive.
  • C# has many language constructs that java lacks
  • It’s deeply integrated with windows
  • Such as delegates (function pointers) and operator overloading.
  • C#’s support for generics – robust than java’s.
  • C# 3.0 has a lot of new language features, including extension methods, lamda expressions, and query expressions.
  • The tool support for .net is overall very good
  • It has dynamic variables, if required.
  • Better enumeration support, along with the yield statement.
  • It allows you to define new value (or non-reference) types.
  1. PHP

PHP is a database like MySQL that is an essential tool for building modern web applications. Today, PHP powers a majority of today’s data-driven websites. It is also the foundation technology for powerful CMS such as WordPress, which can be extended to make your website more powerful.

Advantages of PHP

  • Open Source -Developed And Maintained By A Large Group Of PHP Developers
  • Speedy And Easy To Use Due To C-Like Syntax
  • Stable And Powerful Library Support
  • Built In Database Connection Modules
  • Can Be Run On Many Platforms -Such As Windows, Linux, And Mac.
  • PHP Is Open Source, Meaning That Everyone Has Free Access To The Source Code And Can Use It For Their Own Development Purposes.
  • Avoid Vendor Lock-In.
  • Short Time To Market
  • PHP Enables Fast Implementation Of Complex Solutions.
  • Provides Higher Cost-Efficiency And The Greater Your Competitive Advantage.
  • Easy Integration
  • PHP Runs On Practically Any Platform
  • PHP Seamlessly Integrates With Other Technologies (E.G. Java),
  • No Re-Development Is Required For The Existing Software.
  • Flexibility
  • PHP Also Offers Great Flexibility During And After The Initial Project.
  • Can Implement Changes Even After Starting Development, Without Losing Valuable Time.
  • Availability Of Resources
  • Resources Online And Offline Is Continuously Growing.
  • Someone in the PHP Community Always Willing To Help You.
  • Sheer Number of PHP Developers on the Market.
  1. C++

With C++, you can go a little lower level with your programming. C++ allows you to connect directly with hardware so that you get the most out of your processing power. Hence, C++ is the perfect choice that develops powerful desktop software along with hardware accelerated games and memory intensive apps.

Advantages of C++

  • Stronger type checking – the use of classes, inheritance & automatic type
  • Type safe linkage
  • A complex data type is provided.
  • User-defined operators and function overloading are supported.
  • You can use class libraries to provide robust new data types which can be

made exceptionally easy to use

  • You can define automatic type conversions to convert between data types.
  • Provides inline functions which combine the efficiency of using macros
  • With the safety of using functions
  • C++ compilers most ANSI C code directly and can call compiled c code
  • No need to put all of your declarations at the top of each block in C++.
  • Classes provide extensible types, promoting code reuse. This can

Result in major savings in the amount of code written.

  1. Python

As the name suggests, python is programming language that you can use for massive projects. You can easily handle web apps, user interfaces, data analysis and statistics. Python easily presents a solution for whatever your problem is.

Advantages of Python

  • Python is a general purpose programming language.
  • As such, it can be used for almost any imaginable task
  • It’s readable, very easy to learn and use, flexible and very expressive
  • Python is easier to master that java
  • Syntax is designed to be more intuitive
  • Lesser learning curve compared to java
  • Python uses dynamic typing compared to java, which uses static typing
  • Uses indentation to separate code into blocks unlike curly braces with java
  • Java is platform independent where as python needs a compiler
  1. C

The C language is still very popular as it is small, fast and powerful. In case you are building software for embedded systems, then this is just the language that you are looking for.

Advantages of C

  • C language has variety of data types and powerful operators
  • It has the unique feature of modularity
  • It is a middle level language that combines the advantages of low level and high level languages
  • It is a general purpose programming language for all purposes such as maths, business, graphics, etc.
  • C is case sensitive and efficient. At the same time, it is very powerful and is best used for data structures and designing system software.
  • C is a building block for many other currently known languages such as Python.
  • C is a compiled language versus an interpreted language:
  • A lot of libraries are written in C.
  • There is not much vocabulary to learn
  • The programmer can arrange for the program is very fast.
  • C programming language have easy syntax and easier to learn.
  • C programming language is still a practical and compact language.
  • It comprises a good semantic.
  • C Programming Language is very close to assembly programming
  • It is a portable language
  1. Ruby on Rails

If you want to kickstart your project in record time, then you can rely on Ruby and also Ruby on Rails. You can get there quickly with Ruby as it is a straightforward as well as incredibly powerful application to learn. It powers tons and tons of web apps around the world.

RoR is a full-fledged, multi-level framework for building Web applications using database, which is based on the architecture of the Model-View-Controller (MVC).

Advantages of Ruby / Ruby on Rails: –

  • Ruby – Dynamic And Reflective, High Level Scripting Language For Quick And Easy OOP
  • High Speed Of Development
  • Extensive Set Of RoR Tools Available
  • Ease Of Programming
  • Testing Tools – Use Of BDD And TDD
  • Caching Projects
  • Localization And Routing
  • Version Control, Safety And Deployment Features
  1. Objective-C

In Objective C is still the foundation language if you want to build apps for the apple ecosystem. Utilize X-Code along with objective C, which will make it easy for you to be on the app store quickly.

Advantages of Objective C

  • Primary language for Apple Products
  • Offshoot of the C programming language
  • Incorporates the syntax of C with the object oriented capabilities of small talk
  • Apple integrated the development framework cocoa with objective C for programming on the Mac Operating System.
  • Classes are objects
  • Dynamic typing and optional static typing
  • Categories
  • Message sending
  • Expressive message syntax
  • Introspection
  • Dynamic run-time
  • Automatic garbage collection
  • C++ fluent
  • Simplicity
  • Access to Apple technologies
  1. Swift

Swift is very young, yet it has captured the imagination of developers worldwide. It is a new fast and easy way to develop for Apple’s Mac and iOS operating systems. It consists of a broad powerful and friendly syntax that makes it possible for anyone with a Mac to build a killer app for Mac OS X or iOS.

Advantages of Swift

  • Swift is a multi-paradigm, compiled programming language
  • Created by Apple for iOS and OS X development
  • Swift is designed to work with Apple’s Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks and the large body of existing Objective-C code written for Apple products.
  • Swift is intended to be more resilient to erroneous code
  • It is built with the LLVM compiler framework included in Xcode 6,
  • Uses the Objective-C runtime, allowing C, Objective-C, C++ and Swift code to run within a single program.
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