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5 Mobile App Design Tips to Optimize User Experience

Your mobile app is only as successful as its design. Even the best concept, content, and value proposition will fail if users of your app don't like the way it looks, feels, or navigates. Fortunately, you have full control over each of these variables, which means you can optimize your design for maximum possible success. Without further ado, here are 5 mobile app design tips that can help you optimize your user…
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The Internet of Things (IoT): What Is It, And How Does It Integrate With Mobile Apps?

The Internet of Things (IoT) You've likely heard some news about "smart devices," and maybe you even have some in your home or place of business already. The smart device movement adds internet accessibility to things like appliances and vehicles, and even to buildings themselves. For example, this allows you to do things like check the contents of your refrigerator while away from home, or to get detailed information about…
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4 Steps to Update Your App for iOS 11

For any business relying on an app to reach their desired audience, a new update to the mobile operating system on which their app runs tends to be both stressful and hopeful. As last year's iOS 10 and countless other examples have shown, an update can introduce new features that both advance the possibilities of your app and make the existing build obsolete. But regardless of whether the change is…
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The Increasing Business Usability for Smartwatch Apps

When Apple released its first Watch a couple of years ago, it was thought to be gimmicky. Since then, a number of other brands have released similar smartwatches. But still, this type of wearable device is generally thought of as a consumer-focused piece of hardware. In reality, that's no longer true. A number of business apps are now available for smart watches, helping employees and managers improve the efficiency of their…
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Making Money From Your App: Which Revenue Model Is Right For You?

There's no question that it's tough to create an app that really stands out and gains a significant following in today's crowded marketplace. That's why a solid monetization strategy is vital before you launch -- an app that manages to catch lightning in a bottle but is saddled with a suboptimal monetization scheme is a squandered opportunity you might never get again. The Big Decision: Sell The App, Or Sell Advertising?…
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The Most Successful Augmented Reality Games: What Makes Them Work?

Augmented reality is still in a fledgling state, with phones, their data connections and their cameras only recently reaching a point in the market where it's viable for large numbers of people to participate. While phones and tablets naturally dominate in this space, a few interesting and popular efforts have been made on handheld and console gaming systems as well. In this post we'll check out six of the biggest hits…
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How To Land A Job In Virtual Reality Development

Virtual reality (VR) science has the advantage to change our lives much more than the smartphones has and that technology is developing rapidly. “The virtual world is taking off, and I consider the job opportunities are best in the next few years,” says Nate Beatty, co-founding father of IrisVR in New York city. If you’re looking to break into this rising field, there are a few things you’ll need to…
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5 Virtual Reality Apps that Showcase the Future of Mobile

For many, 2016 will be remembered as the year virtual reality turned from a fad into mainstream culture. All major smartphones, including both iOS and Android, now include VR capabilities that are relatively simple to tap into. But of course, app developers are only beginning to catch up to the technology. Slowly but surely, we're starting to see new programs that look to improve user experience and introduce new features that hadn't been possible before.…
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Ask AppIt Ventures: Mobile App Trends in 2017

As a software development company, our team is always on the lookout for cool new technology and we can't help but keep up with current mobile app trends (even if we didn't want to keep up, there's no escaping all the tech articles that our team members post in Slack!). We're just a group of techie people who are passionate about technology, what it can do and where it's going. We…
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Adding Siri to iOS Apps

Siri is a hot feature on iOS devices. People love the feeling that comes with talking to their iPhone or Apple Watch and having it do things. They've also noticed that until recently, Siri was limited to Apple applications. It's now possible for independent iOS developers to create applications that it will (literally) talk to, within limits. This is sure to lead to lots of new Siri-enabled applications and Siri upgrades for…
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