Fusion Informatics - Winners of the Sabarmati Marathon 2015

Fusion Informatics – IT Partner for Sabarmati Marathon 2015

Fusion Informatics - Winners of the Sabarmati Marathon 2015-2

The 5th Edition of the Reliance Sabarmati Marathon 2015 was held on 15 February 2015. Gujarat CM Andandiben Patel flagged off the Marathon in Ahmedabad at the Sabarmati Riverfront (West) near Vallab Sadan in Ahmedabad. Accompanied by the honorable CM was Parmial Nathwani of Reliance Industries, who remained Chief Guest at the Marathon. More than 8,000 participants took part in the Marathon Run.

Fusion Informatics provided the necessary live IT support at the expo. Fusion Informatics is a top notch Software Development Company based in Ahmedabad, India which went an extra mile to deliver complete support to the organizers of the marathon in an organized and disciplined manner.

The website www.sabarmatimarathon.net has been designed by Fusion Informatics. This website has enabled thousands of people to register online as well as participating in the event. Additionally, the company provides the necessary IT support and the web-design services for helping people get additional information about the event.

The event allowed people to participate in there different runs. One was Full Marathon which was for 42.195 Km, other was half marathon for 21.087 km and Dream Run for 6 km. The highlight of the event was that a special run of 5 km for the differently abled was also organized as part of the event.

The marathon’s official website www.sabarmatimarathon.net, contains all the necessary information about the race. It has always been the aim of Fusion Informatics that the Sabarmati Marathon 2015 brings people together to promote harmony around the world. Every effort has been made by Fusion Informatics to make the website and the civic center backend web app user friendly.

Important Software Development Trends That Will Change the Software Scenario In 2015-1

Important Software Development Trends That Will Change the Software Scenario in 2015

In the present era, software has become highly dominant across the entire industrial, business, and social spectrum. There have been many changes across the entire global scenario, which has put software in a dominant situation. With automation and mechanization taking the front seat, more and more quality software is in demand to drive the hardware that drives various solutions, which industries have invented for gainful benefit in society. Hence, let us examine some of the trends that have the potential to change the software scenario in 2015.

Important Software Development Trends That Will Change the Software Scenario In 2015

  • Software to Transform Software Itself : –

One of the factors that is slated to change software in 2015 is software itself. For example, WhatsApp and similar services were able change and disrupt the global SMS industry with the help of very small teams. Hence, it can be said that the world is being eaten by software, with the help of smaller teams.

  • Huge Surge in The Use of Open Source : –

Similarly, when it comes to infrastructure and services, it is easy to understand that deploying a website a decade ago, could take up a huge amount of capital upfront. However, today, a virtual server can be set up in minutes. Furthermore, it is even possible to narrow down upfront costs to nearly zero. Moreover, today, the dominating force is open source. Open source dominates with the help of Linux, MySQL, Apache, and programming languages such as Python and Ruby. In 2015, we are going to witness a higher surge in the use of open source.

  • Developers Will Become More Effective : –

Programming languages have marched upwards from the use of Assembly to Java and further on to scripting languages such as Ruby as well as Python. Thus, presently, we have excess computing resources, and in 2015, these resources will make developers more effective than before.

  • Demand for Software to Outpace Supply : –

It is assumed that beyond 2015, there will be more and more special-purpose tools for non-programmers. These tools let non-programmers create software, so that the overall demand for developers can be reduced. Some of these examples are WordPress, Weebly as well as Shopify. Hundreds of other examples abound in this area. Thus, the demand for software will continually outpace the supply, wherein software will ‘eat’ software development.

  • Shift to The Cloud : –

It is expected that 2015 onwards, software development will become the number one technology priority, as more and more businesses will shift to the cloud in the coming decade. This will leave more and more resources free to the companies to pursue their core business areas while devoting only specialized resources to building and revising applications on such cloud platforms. Hence, software development using cloud platforms is going to become increasingly strategic.

  • Mix of Free and Premium Software : –

Yet another development today involves the move towards free entry level versions of commercial software. This is called “Freemium Software”, which developers look up as good testing grounds for potential commercial products. This is actually a mix of “free” and “premium”, and it has become increasingly common to see these on the menus that you can choose from. The next few years beyond 2015 will see an increase in this trend.

  • More Resources Go to App Development Over Web Development : –

Despite all the hype about the mobile web, it seems that the mobile web is declining in favor of mobile apps. Mobile apps get home screen placement versus mobile web users who prefer apps to using the mobile web. The result is that mobile web is losing whereas apps are winning. Thus, although people are spending more time on the mobile versus the desktop, more and more people are spending their mobile time using apps and not the web, which is a worrisome trend for the web. Since mobile is the future, the mobile web should be winning, however, the converse is happening, and 2015 will see more resources go to app development over web development.

  • Mobile Apps Will Be Preferable Over Web Apps : –

At the same time, comparing mobile apps to web apps, the web app seems to be lagging behind on the global front, considering GPS, broadband, Wi-Fi, and monetization issues. The future from 2015 onwards seems to belong to mobile apps, however, at least until mobile browser technologies improve.

  • Client Server Relationship on Its Way Out : –

Finally, in the world of cloud computing, the client-server relationship is taking its last breath. Today, the cloud is all about self service. It just takes a credit card number to use a web service, and you may not want to build up a lasting relationship a particular cloud provider. Hence, you only pay for what you want and that’s it. That’s the evolving trend for the future beyond 2015.

Thus, we can expect that the software scenario will only radically transform in the coming years. In our final take, developers stand to benefit as well as semi-technical and non programmers will have more resources at their disposal for the final transformation wherein software will have a definitive role to play in human affairs on a day-to-day basis.

Arvind Sabarmati Cyclothon 25th January 2015 Blog 1

Fusion Informatics India IT Supporter for Arvind Sabarmati Cyclothon 2015

Cycling connoisseurs of Ahmedabad city will be treated to yet another international cycling event at the beginning of the New Year – 2015. The third event of the Arvind Sabarmati Cyclothon will be held on 25th January 2015 in the city. This Cyclothon, which debuted in 2013, will commence at 6:30 am on that day, and consists of a variety of races that promises to bring in a lot of energy, excitement and fun in the event.

Arvind Sabarmati Cyclothon 25th January 2015 Blog

The cyclothon consists of the following races:

  • 50 kms. for men/women
  • 100 kms. for men/women

Under two categories of age groups: from 18-45/40 years and above 45/40 years for men/women respectively. This cyclothon also consists of a dream ride option of 16 kms. for those who do not want to race.

Readers may want to note that the leading software developer Fusion Informatics Ltd., based in Ahmedabad, India has offered strong IT support for the organization of this event. With more than a decade of experience in the IT industry, the company is also a vendor for the website of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation as well as the Civic Center Web Application for member data management and analysis. Fusion Informatics shall also remains present at Expo stall providing live support for distribution of BIB (Tracking Chip), at which all participants are invited.

The earlier two editions of the Arvind Cyclothon which were held in 2013 and 2014 was the participation of more than 5,000 cyclists, thus making it one of the biggest cyclothons in the country. This year the cyclothon has covered the same route as that of the 2014 cyclothon and includes prize money of over INR 300,000 for winners in different categories.

Fusion Informatics eagerly awaits this event as it promises to be full of vivacity, vigor, and dynamism. At Fusion Informatics, we wish all the participants All the Best and Good Luck!!!

iPhone 6 Plus - a Developer's Look at This Recently Launched Device-1

iPhone 6 Plus – a Developer’s Look at This Recently Launched Device

iPhone 6 Plus has drawn a many bouquets and a couple of brickbats since its recent launch. Questions relate from how good the phone is and what can the developers expect as part of the deal. Let us examine some of the benefits as well as advantages of the iPhone 6 Plus while also looking at what it comprises of for developers who are interested in it.

iPhone 6 Plus - a Developer's Look at This Recently Launched Device

A Brief look at the iPhone 6 Plus

Though the phone comes with several advanced features, various factors such as non-removable battery, high prices, lack of features vis-a-vis

android smartphones, and the annoying iOS 8 bugs, etc. are the stumbling blocks for iPhone 6 Plus. Nevertheless let us take a look at what developers feel about the iPhone 6 Plus.

Developers Take for the iPhone 6 Plus

For a significantly long time, it was quite simple for iOS designers as they had only one digital canvas to target. The arrival of the iPad doubled the workload of the developers, but the fact that fixed layouts persisted hardly made any difference for them. Things barely changed even on the arrival of the iPhone 5 as the dimensions of the screen had increased by one.

  • However, when the WWDC 2014 was held, things were very clear that different sizes of iPhones would be launched, and this would apply to iPAds too. This means that the iPhone and the iPad would now have to be open to responsive app design. Even the notion of separate iPhones and ipads would be a bit blurry.
  • While opening the field for responsive design, it became certain to a mass of iPhone developers that it could no longer be sustainable to design pixel-perfect iOS interfaces. This means that app developers need now adapt to a web designer’s mindset and consider certain design elements as locked while the others as stretchable in one or more dimensions. Hence the idea of pixel perfect development needs to be consigned to history given the trend towards an adaptive layout and ever increasing pixel densities.
  • Given that developers need to adapt to the new approach to iOS design, they could either scale their apps to the new screen size, which could be relatively simple. However, for new projects that require stock UI along with custom art, things could get difficult. Scaling UI elements that have been previously designed and then causing it to reflow could indeed upset the balance.
  • Other compilations also arise for most app designers who want to create something that works seamlessly across Apple’s hardware. Now that the iPhone 6 Plus has been positioned as a kind of mini iPad mini, further expectations arise related to layouts on the iPhone 6 Plus in the landscape orientation. Apple also has introduced a feature called “reachability”, which causes the entire user interface to slide sown on double-tapping the home button. However, this feature fails to resolve is to access the tabbed bottom navigation of many apps. Thus it remains to be seen whether apple’s app design conventions remain rather ubiquitous, or they allow better interface paradigms that are suited to larger devices.
  • However, this may prove to be a much lesser complication in the long run. Nevertheless, the new iPhone 6 Plus makes it more arduous for web designers than for iOS designers as the difference between iPhone sizes is comparatively minor. Hence, the designers and developers who need to refresh their designers now need to familiarize themselves with the regular as well as compact class sizes and their related affect. “Apple considers the iPhone 6’s width to be ‘compact’ in landscape, but the iPhone 6 Plus is ‘regular’, “says Marc, noting this makes it simple to adjust the UI based solely on class.

As we go along, speculation abounds regarding the apple’s hardware including the odd display of the iPhone6 Plus. This renders at 1242×2208 before it down samples to 1080×1920. This potentially causes problems such as the precision of line rendering as sharp edges can get blurred.


According to some experts,

Read: – http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/features/interactive-design/designing-for-iphone-6-iphone-6-plus-how-apples-new-devices-have-forced-ios-developers-start-thinking-about-adaptive-apps/

  • The iPhone 6 Plus is more like an iPad than an iPhone. They further estimate that the time for fixed thin app layouts is over as a user could run an app on an iPad, but the OS could tell that you need to you a iPhone style lay out for that. Some other miscellaneous yet strong issues that the iPhone 6 Plus is facing. First and foremost, it seems to be eating into the iPad sales as the iPad have shrunk and the iPhone have grown up. Hence the iPhone 6 Plus seems to be an iPad killer!
  • At the same time, Apple seriously needs to fix the iPhone 6 Plus UI mess. It does have problems and the specific UI changes were not fully finished. Some of the issues worth mentioning are the new landscape orientation layout, which does not work with some apps, such as the phone app, which does not rotate at all.
  • Font sizes across the iOS 8 are inconsistent and it lacks the app-deep pixel-level fine tuning. Apple remains ambiguous about the Dynamic layouts and it also has messed up with screen scaling on this device. It disables the new landscape app interfaces, it changes the landscape keyboard, and it makes the screen less crisp.

Hence, finally, it’s a mishmash of different app font as well as button sizes, and iOS developers will be stretched thin to adjust to all of the necessary changes.


10 Best Platforms for Building Your Own iPhone App

10 Best Platforms for Building your own iPhone App

10-Best-Platforms-for-Building-your-own-iPhone-AppWith the mobile taking the center stage in the Internet era, apps have become an essential and much needed element of your iPhone or iPad. At the same time, it is essential that you convert your next business idea into a business app in this competitive online environment.

Hiring mobile app developers could prove expensive if you want to develop a high quality app, but have a restricted budget to do so. Therefore, it becomes essential that you search for another way out to build your own app.

Fortunately, there is various DIY app builder software that you can utilize to develop an app without the requirement of any technical skills. As you will know, constructing an app right from scratch can cost a huge fortune. With the help of the DIY app making platforms; you can create a completely functional app that would have cost you the moon elsewhere.

Now that we have studied the essentials, we present to you the 10 best platforms for building your own iPhone app.


  1. BuildFire

This is an excellent tool for small businesses to create their own mobile apps for the iPhone. With the BuildFire service, it is possible to build your either by having a BuildFire app developer build your app for free or in DIY mode. In case you decide you want to build an app for free, then simply use the “click and edit” dashboard, which is a no-coding platform. With this app, you will be able to create a high quality app within minutes.

The BuildFire app comes with several small business-friendly features. These include push notifications, calendar integration, streaming video, m-commerce and e-commerce, a mobile website, and lot more. The company also offers a white-label service, which makes it possible for brand owners to build their own branded app instead of the customary BuildFire brand.


  • Selective Push Notifications
  • Cross Platform
  • Mobile Website Included
  • Easy Customization
  • Unreal Support
  • Starter Packages
  1. AppMachine

This is an easy to use platform that is used to build and design native apps of a professional nature for iOS platform. This app allows you to use the drag-and-drop interface, so that various features can be combined to provide features such as photos, videos and information. It is also possible to let your app be linked to Facebook, twitter, or online stores.

Apps can be designed in their own unique style and users can also choose navigation paths, fonts, colors, as well as icons. They can thus take complete control of the layout as well as view their progress on the previewer. Once the app is fully tested, it can be published and promoted, while the user data can also be analyzed.


  • Easy to use app
  • Drag and drop interface
  • App can be linked to Face book, twitter, or online stores
  • Choose navigation paths, fonts, colors, icons
  • Test, publish and promote your app.
  1. Appsbar

This is an app maker and publisher, which allows users to create apps for iOS. To create an app on Appsbar, one first needs to select from the 37 app types, such as general business, online business, gym, salon, events, or others. The next step involves features such as menu choices, pages, multimedia, forms, content, social links, and others. You can also preview your app and make changes whenever required. Now you can also submit your app for publishing. Here, the apps developers will review your app and also enhance it to make sure that it meets the app store standards.


  • Pick App Type From Tons Of Different Options
  • Design And Preview Apps On The Go
  • Try New Features And Make Changes On The Fly
  • Share App
  1. EachScape

This is a browser-based drag and drop app builder, with which it is possible to build custom and high-quality iOS apps. The best part of this app builder is that it does not rely on templates. Rather, it allows users to build customizable and feature rich apps. The features include location-based services as well as push notifications, live streaming and wide range of social network integration that goes much beyond Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Also provided are advanced features such as Cloud CMS, Data manager, and other advanced add management tools such as admin permissions and Third Party Analytics.


  • Most Powerful Browser Based Drag And Drop Environment
  • Own The Source Code
  • Create Native Source Code.
  • No Template: 100% Custom
  • Powerful Support
  1. AppMakr

With AppMakr, it is possible to create DIY apps for free. You can use this app building platform to build robust and native apps for iOS and Android. No coding is required with this app, yet is it possible to build high-quality featuring unlimited updates at no cost whatsoever. Some of these features include push notifications, HTML5 functionality, high-resolution photo galleries, branding and design customizations, and live updates. The AppMakr also include additional features such as navigation control, tab viewing, and monetization.


  • Create an app in minutes
  • Share app before publishing
  • Monitor app downloads
  • Alert users with in-app messages.
  • Find out what users are saying.
  • Place ads in app, or charge for it.
  • Easily create image galleries.
  • Use in-app HTML.
  • Share videos inside app.
  • Play podcasts from within app.
  1. Appy Pie

This app maker is one of the fastest growing DIY mobile app-making tools across the world. It has a drag and drop platform that makes it easy to build mobile apps for major platforms such as the Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, and iOS. With Appy Pie, apps are automatically published to their respective app stores. This includes Appy Pie’s own market place.

With Appy Pie, business users get a complete set of features to stay connected. The Appy Pie includes features such as push notifications, social media and blog integration, photo galleries, and various other sharing capabilities. Other than several business tools, various app management tools are also thrown in to improve customer interactions. These include app analytics, real-time revisions and updates, custom coding, as well as app monetization.


  • Fast Cloud Based DIY App Maker
  • No Programming Skills Needed
  • Monitor User Interactions With
  • Measure The Overall User Behavior And Impact.
  • Earn Money From App With Dynamic Monetization Platform
  • Easily Monetize Apps With Ads Or Other Rewarding Offers.
  • Share As Many Apps from Mobile Phone.
  • Create M- Commerce Apps For Better Mobile Presence Of Online Store.
  • Send Real Time Push Notifications from Your iPhone.
  1. Mobile Roadie

Mobile Roadie is an app creator, which allows anyone to create their own iOS app. This platform supports all media types. Also included is an auto-refreshing fan wall, which allows users to chat with each other in real time.This app can be used to view your app accurately, just as users will create it on their devices. Additionally, you are guided through the submission process as Mobile Roadie checks the quality of the app and the appropriateness of your content. Also, you can even push content straight to your app, and also pull content from it to your own site. You can pull content from a variety of formats, including XML, JSON, PHP, CSV, and HTML.


  • Geo-targeting push notifications
  • Customizable rewards
  • User location map
  • Analytics
  • Mobile marketing
  • Update app content anytime
  1. Appery

This is a cloud based mobile app builder that you can use to create iOS apps. It also includes Apache Cordova (Phone Gap), so that you can access its built-in components. Since the builder runs in the cloud, you are not presented with anything to install or download. Hence, it is easy to get started relatively quickly.

The cloud based mobile includes a visual editor that uses a drag and drop component, which you can use to build the UI. It is also possible to connect any REST API and use it in your app. Thus, you can add a cloud database and backend to your app. You can also add powerful functionality with the Appery plug-in catalog and even create your own private plug-ins.


  • Cloud-Based App Platform: Private And Public Cloud Options
  • Javascript
  • Integrated Backend Services: Database, Push, Server Code
  • Easily Connect To 3rd-Party REST APIs With Visual Data Binding
  • Build iOS, Android, Windows Phone, And HTML5 Mobile Apps
  • API Plug-Ins For Enterprise Systems And Cloud Services
  • Secure Enterprise Integration With Exadel Restxpress
  • Enterprise-Grade Security With Enterprise Mobilesafe
  1. Good Barber

This app provides a platform to build iphone apps so that you can take control of every detail of your app without producing a single line of code. There is also a free web mobile version, which allows users access from their phone’s browsers. This can also be linked to your domain name, if you want this to become the official mobile version of your website. You can easily send unique and actionable push notifications as well as convert your readers into contributors so that they can submit content in the form of articles, videos, and photos. It is also possible to organize your app and add sections that range from videos, photos, sounds, live events, and more.


  • Make Your App In 4 Steps
  • Design Your App
  • Add Your Content
  • Check The Result In Real Time
  • Publish Your App

10. GameSalad

Game Salad allows you to publish games on iOS. With its drag and drop interface, you can get started easily without any programming knowledge. The game creator features a scene and actor editor, from where you set up actors in a scene and create various attributes of the game including sounds, images, and actor navigation.


  • Import almost any kind of image or sound asset into project.
  • Preview game in real time for rapid iteration and testing.
  • Easily add sophisticated logic to game simply by dragging behaviors onto actors.
  • Design once; publish to every major platform with just a few clicks.
The Future Of Mobile Apps – What Does It Hold

The Future Of Mobile Apps

Mobile apps have made themselves indispensable in today’s fast moving world. It is difficult to imagine a world without mobile apps in the future. Nevertheless, let us look into times ahead and visualize how the future of mobile apps, which continues to evolve presently at great speed. In this article, we shall look at some key trends that are influencing the future of mobile apps.

Mobile apps – the current divide

Recent Research by Flurry points out to the fact that the average U.S customer spends around 2 hours and 42 minutes on mobile devices today. Again, the latest Flurry study points out that the percentage time consumers spend on mobile devices continues to rise. This growing use of mobile apps by organizations is encouraging for organizations, which are always on the lookout for such opportunities wherein their apps can be utilized to the maximum by their target audience.

However, currently, the use of mobile apps seems to be divided between consumer and corporate use. Some apps are designated as consumer apps, some apps are being marketed as corporate or business apps, though the line dividing the two continues to blur as the apps development juggernaut moves into the future.

Mobile Apps and the future security scenario

However, let us devote the remainder of this article to understand the future of mobile apps. Upcoming on the horizon are wearable technologies that are becoming increasingly integrated with traditional devices such as mobile gadgets such as tablets, smart phones and mobile phones. As part of the future trend for mobile apps, data security is getting all the more attention due to the vulnerability to a variety of threats and various security reasons.

Therefore, also being developed are mobile application management platforms that provides a flexible range of security responses to a broad spectrum of threats as well as varying operating conditions. Such platforms can protect corporate data as well as apps are the least affected by threats or risks and do not affect the operations of the company or the data that is secured within its bounds.

Mobile apps and the cloud

Many experts believe that the cloud holds the key to the future of mobile apps. The cloud is not just an internet based server storage system, but extends much more than that. Microsoft offers its One Drive to its office 365 users. Similarly, Apple has come up with iCloud Drive and Amazon has announced unlimited free storage for its Amazon ‘Fire’ phone. Now that the cloud is gaining traction, it is fast overtaking many traditional software development companies on a global scale. This trend is being fast adopted by many mobile apps developers who are also getting onto the bandwagon and adopting a similar culture, because the cloud promises them benefits such as high reliability and efficiency, resource management, maintaining data integrity, and resource scalability.

Besides, such mobile apps developers pay only for what they use and get improved performance since the entire high-end infrastructure is available on demand and that too anywhere at any time, thereby guaranteeing the necessary efficiency and efficacy so much required for mobile apps developers.

The Future of Mobile Apps – The Practical Scenario

In today’s marketplace, it is becoming increasingly daunting to keep a tab on the exact pace of development for the future of mobile apps. On the one hand; the future trend for mobile development seems to be heading towards embracing the cloud, while enhancing security to protect mobile data and delivering more user-friendliness.

On the other, the future trend for mobile looks that developers seem to be embracing Android more than iOS. At the same time, HTML5 seems to be growing to become the most popular mobile development platform. At the same time, more apps are going to be designed with the help of open API and there will be more centralized places in the form of apps stores, where one can buy apps from.

Finally, since push notifications and spot-aimed marketing are becoming more and more accepted in mobile app development, location-based applications will become even more popular as they fill facilitate the right deals to reach the right audience.

To conclude, mobile apps development seems to be heading towards a scenario where it would be second nature for both individuals as well as corporate houses to utilize mobile apps for their personal or official use. The future for mobile apps is competitive and selective. Especially in an impulse drive marketplace, it will be interesting to watch this development as it unfolds in the future.


Google Voice is dead


Recently, when Google had introduced its new unified messaging platform – Hangouts, it had created some worry and concern about Voice – Google’s web-based telecom services. This worry was abated to a certain extent when Google clarified that the full Voice functionality would be part of Hangouts very soon.

The concern took hold when many users had quickly discovered that an update to the App had disabled the ability to make outbound calls from a desktop computer. In the absence of a promise that the functionality would return soon, all sorts of speculation were rife that Voice would meet its end in the Google trash can. However, things had changed positively when Google official Nikhyl Singhal commented on Google+ in a post that “inbound/outbound calls will soon be available.” According to his advice:

“Google Talk will remain available for Gmail users until they add full Voice functionality to Hangouts. Hence, if customers need to place outbound calls using their Google Voice number, they will be able to do so.”

Hence, the rumors of the demise of Google Voice became unfounded when the company said that Hangouts is designed to be the future of Google Voice. Hence, it can be said that Google Hangouts was planned for the future launching of Google Voice. Google Hangouts now replaces its predecessors that were implemented by Google. Google’s saga in this arena starts with Messenger, and then progresses to Talk, Messaging, and Voice. When Hangouts was revealed, Google discarded Messenger completely.

According to a post on Google+, by Google official Chee Chew, “Hangouts remains the future of Google Voice, so we’re going to keep bringing the most-loved Google Voice features into the core Hangouts experience, “He also stated that the change wouldn’t affect existing Google Voice numbers, which would remain the same.

According to this post, On Oct 9, 2014, Google rolled out a new Hangouts app, so that users could keep their desktops less cluttered while letting them chat with others. This ushered in a new look for Hangouts on the desktop; however, it borrows heavily from its counterpart mobile app.

The strategic point of interest with this entire discussion is that now that Google Voice is fully integrated into Hangouts, then Google hangouts and Skype will become the biggest competitors in this area. So, let us discuss in brief about Google hangouts versus Skype:

Google Hangouts vs. Skype

Skype is a popular app that allows people to chat online for free. Now, Microsoft is Google’s traditional competitor. Thus, when it comes to providing a platform where people can chat, these two apps leave no stone unturned to offer the best possible features. Now Google is fast closing the gap and moving into a domain which was previously considered Skype’s territory. This means that Google is going to give Skype a run for its money and Skype will have to sit up and take note of this competition

Google has also introduced many features which were considered Skype’s favorites. Features like free video chat with up to 10 people and configuration within Gmail itself are some of the pros for Google Hangouts. Skype only recently allowed group video calls so that its popularity did not diminish. Also, Skype users need to download a file that is compatible with your operating system, which you can then run. In this case, Google scores an edge, because of its ease of use.

Skype also offers a premium account, which does cost a significant amount of money. However, you will also be able to enjoy a great deal of benefits alongside. The same can be said about Google Hangouts, which has a list of different apps integrated with it.

To conclude

Therefore, it remains to be seen that whether Google Hangouts will become more popular than Skype and which folks will ‘Hang Out’ rather than ‘Skype’ each other.


Key Trends in Application Development

Today, most folks around the world are going mobile. This trend is greatly impacting the way people utilize the internet and consequently how they interact with organizations and businesses on a global basis. Hence, today, most organizations are looking at the implications of going mobile and are considering how enterprise apps will work within the strategy they have chalked out for mobile.

Today, various IT teams across the globe are sparing no effort to increase the productivity of their developers as well as build enterprise apps faster and in a more cost effective manner. By this method, they ensure that they are multichannel and that they have been build for mobile.

Agile development is therefore a reality. The scenario today is much different from what it was only a few years ago, which meant that big projects included long delivery times. Now, businesses look for rapid response times in the face of change. Hence, the concept of agile has brought in time boxed development projects, which are altering the way project development is taking place all over the world.

Today, complex systems are made to integrate as well as work seamlessly. Regular and careful planning is necessary while all teams including IT from all parts of business need to cooperate. However, new tools and platforms have been discovered and invented, which allow developers to build enterprise software in a much quicker fashion, therefore tackling such development in much smaller chunks.

The Traditional Method

The traditional method of building software requires time to be spent on a methodology called ‘plumbing’. This creates a lot of underlying infrastructure before it comes to the developer to come down to the useful part of it. Within this approach, there are two sub approaches. The first involves using a high productivity platform that does all the plumbing, while you can focus on creating the business functionality. The other way is to allow the organization to build its own platform. However, this is a rare and expensive option.

Development methodology: The debate around it

If your organization is looking to go mobile, then how does the debate around development methodology benefit yours? According to analysts, 50 percent of enterprise apps today can benefit by going mobile. However, when enterprise apps are taken mobile, their numbers multiply by a factor between five and ten. It is not possible to scale to this magnitude, whether hand-coding or waterfall. However, there is a broad consensus on which tool to apply for mobile application development. For example, you could choose the native route and take a web-based (HTML5) approach. Alternatively, you could take a hybrid approach. You could apply these tools and methodologies using the following methods:

The Native Approach

The native approach is usually chosen when building highly specialized consumer apps. Native apps are mobile applications that are written in the sometimes-proprietary applications, which are prescribed or allowed by the mobile OS manufacturer. These apps usually provide a very rich user experience as they have been built specifically for the hardware of that particular device. Yet there is a downside to this trend. You will need to build a specific version of your app for every supported device. Specific teams are needed dedicated to each platform because of the uniqueness of each language and device. At the same time, outsourcing may be required to companies that specialize in that platform.

Web based development approach

Enterprises that aim to rapidly build apps that increase staff as well as business productivity, can utilize a web-based (HTML 5) development approach. As HTML5 is not device specific, you can develop the app once and then deploy across multiple platforms. Hence, it is great for mobile. For enterprise applications that often need changes and that too immediately, HTML5 is proving to be a good option. Hence, with the rapid advances in HTML5, web apps can do most of the things that native apps can do with much less overhead, when it comes to development overheads and maintenance resources.

The Goal of Hybrid Applications

Hybrid applications are becoming popular if you for when you need to combine elements from the native approach, but you need the benefits of the web. Hence the main goal of a hybrid application is to leverage the power of a native and the simplicity of a mobile web.

Finally, there is no doubt today, that mobile app development is a key priority in case of organizations that want to move forward. For this purpose, the IT teams need to move faster to accommodate more projects as part of their workload. This will cause IT to be more responsive to meet business needs.


Vibrant World Record Event

Unique Festive To Break Established World Records To Be Held In Ahmedabad, India

Say, if you were given an opportunity to set a world record, would you not like to achieve it? Seeing your name in the Guinness Book of World Records or the Limca book of Records is quite an achievement for many. Understanding this aspiration of a large segment of people, one of the leading creative agencies in Ahmedabad, India has taken a step forward and has organized a Vibrant World Record Festive 2014. This magnificent event is slated to be held at Police Stadium, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad, on 16 November, 2014.

This festive is unique in many aspects. It attempts to beat the word records set by many others in various countries around the world and bring glory, fame, and a sense of achievement to the people of Ahmedabad, India, and those who participated in the various events.

This unique set of events will be coming up for the first time in the world at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The creative agency behind the show, 6Ages.com, promises a lot of fun and entertainment, while participation will be completely free. The organizers expect a gathering of more than 15,000 people at one place. The Mission of 6Ages is to inspire people to bring their talent in front of THE GLOBE. We will try to bring anyone with exceptional talent on the right platform. Anyone with exceptional Talent can contact them.

To organized such a massive event is not an easy task, and requires a lot of support. On the IT front, Fusion Informatics Ltd., which is the leading ISO 9001:2008 IT Solutions company based in Ahmedabad, India, is becoming the official sponsor of this festive.

The company has provided the entire IT support necessary to host this festive on a grand scale. The company’s director Mr. Ashesh Shah, is also an active member of the core team that is organizing this event. Mr. Ashesh Shah counts it to be a matter of great honor and pride to be the official sponsors of this vibrant and vivid festive.

Together, 6Ages and Fusion Informatics want to generate higher standards of global competitiveness of Indians and Indian Industry by organizing a wide range of challenging events. 6Ages and Fusion Informatics desire that Indians can do it, regardless of whatever field they choose. For further information, feel free to visit the website www.6ages.com

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Best Web Application Development Tips You Will Read This Year

Experienced developers will know that building web applications is a more challenging task than designing websites. Designers need to understand in what ways their web application is going to make users life easier while understanding their behavior. Their task lies in making the user experience as visually appealing as possible. However, many designers end up designing what they deem is more acceptable and easier for them than think what is more easier for the users. The best way forward for web application development is to understand what users really want and deliver in accordance with their expectations.

1. Get the right inspiration and create the right design

Once you have decided on the type of application you need, and you have received the green signal for the concerned web application development, you need to create the right design for the foremost elements of the web app. These could be the interface and the homepage to begin with. A good homepage/user interface design has the ability to attract and retain users, while a bad one can even repulse users forever.

Look up the various CSS galleries online to provide you with the necessary inspiration. At the same time, you can also visit web app development sites for additional stimulation. Here, you will be able to see how intuitive, elegant, and powerful, web applications can be.

2. Don’t design something that makes you rely on the user’s memory

While developing a web app, be sure that you don’t design something that forces users to remember their details. For example, if you need your user to enter a piece of information as part of using the web app, then make the process simple for them, So, if they have to enter the information at the beginning of a process, they do not need to enter the same information for the second time.

In case you need to ask for one piece of information that they need to have reference elsewhere, such as customer number, bank statement, order reference, or any other information, you should allow your users to enter all the required information in just one page, so that cognitive overload is avoided.

3. Offer multiple methods by which the web app can be executed

This is a crucial part of your web application development project. You will need to create a web app that makes it possible to adapt to your user’s behavior and offer multiple routes to the end goal. For example, if you are building a web-app that relates to task management, then a typical task may contain a number of information properties. You could create a default method to add a task with its associated information properties.

However, users can also be provided a quick method to add a task without filling in the extra information properties. Therefore, try and provide different routes to reach the same end-goal. This will make your application more dynamic for users. This will help them get things done at their own pace.

4. Aim for app production right from day one

It may be quite tempting to produce a quick solution as a remedy for an immediate business problem and clean up the application to make it production-ready later. Although this may seem like an Agile web application development method, it is vital in reality not to neglect things like monitoring, scalability, logging, user management and so on. An ideal solution is to build on top of a platform wherein it is compulsory to meet these requirements.

5. Conduct impact analysis

In order to change quickly, you need to be certain as a team that the changes will not break or damage what is already working. This problem can be greatly minimized through three change stages: Begin with using impact analysis tools during the development process. In case you made a change to the database, and it breaks the business logic, it needs to be immediately obvious. As part of step two, you will need to use regression testing. Finally, you need to make sure that the impact of the changes can be measured. This is especially in the case when the changes are placed in the production server with production data.

6. Automate Deployment and Reduce Complexity

Web application development needs to be simple and moved to production as fast as possible. A Web app needs to be truly agile, so that it can keep up with the business. Hence, deployment to production must occur frequently. If this is not done, the delays will stack up across the business development cycle. If it takes longer than normal to place the new version in production, your productivity will suffer.

At the same time, the more complicated your application grows, the harder it is to change and adapt. You can solve this problem by splitting the system into smaller parts, as it gets too big. However, you required a technology that helps make sense of the complex system. At the same time, it helps the development team split the system into more manageable components.

7. Go in for Beta Launch Initially

Once you have finished your much anticipated and valuable web application development project, perhaps you would like to launch it without delay. However, you need not rush to move your application to an official launch. It is strongly recommended to go in for a Beta Launch, even if you have full confidence that your web application will work successfully.

In the practical web application development world, a perfect app is not made in one go, but is perfected in stages, for which you need to gather feedback. If you let users know that the web app is in Beta Stage, then they are usually more tolerant and expect less with a Beta version of any software. Since you get more time to develop the official version, this adds to the excitement of project development. Also, as you get two separate posts from websites, you get double backlinks.

Bonus Tip

Finally, make sure that your server was not down due to bandwidth overload on the day you launch your app. Hence, ensure that your server can handle large amount of traffic in one go. Go in for social media to ensure that your web application receives the right social attention it deserves for you to make ample returns on your investment.

Why not get in touch with us for your web application development needs. We have put in place an advanced process that includes a highly professional and qualified team to match your expectations.

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