5 Points to Consider Before Making a Hybrid Mobile App

Hybrid mobile apps have become a major factor in mobile app development. By enabling developers to use web technologies (HTML, CSS, and Javascript) to target multiple mobile platforms from a single code base, rather than writing native code (Objective-C, Swift, Java, C#) for each platform separately, hybrid mobile apps can significantly reduce the time and cost of mobile app development.

Many companies jump at the opportunity to save both time and money, but in some cases, electing for a hybrid app can be a crucial mistake. This article discusses several points to consider before pursuing a hybrid mobile app approach.

  1. Understand what features require native code

It is extremely important to differentiate between something that can only be done natively and what can be done entirely within hybrid code. A general rule to follow is: If it is something you have seen a website do, it can be done entirely within hybrid code. If it is not, it likely requires native code.

To help give you an idea, here is a quick checklist of native and non-native features:

  • Accessing a customer’s location: Non-native
  • Accessing a customer’s camera or photos: Native
  • Passing control to a customer’s Facebook app for easy

Applying Agile Methodologies in Non-Agile Contractual Scenarios

Whenever we learn a new technique or process, we tend to begin by focusing on the “ideal” scenario or “pure” approach. Approaching a new idea in this way provides a basis for intellectual debate, opposing viewpoints and perhaps new conclusions, all without real world consequences. This approach also allows us to work out the underlying foundation of the technique, without having to worry about pesky details or complexities that might get us mired down and prevent any real progress. But as one of my Computer Science professors was fond of saying, “Only in theory, are theory and practice the same.” What works in the lab doesn’t always work in the real world, and what works great in one scenario doesn’t always fit every other scenario.

It is the same in Software Development. We learn new languages, methodologies, or techniques, debate the merits of one approach versus another, and often choose a favored path to focus on. “Agile” Development is a methodology that is currently favored by a large portion of the development community and continues to grow in popularity, while older approaches like “Waterfall” or “Plan-based” development are considered obsolete.

Proponents of Agile development often

15 Tips for Succeeding as an Independent App Developer

How can you succeed as an independent app developer when there is already more than a million apps in the Apple and Google Play App stores? Having interviewed more than 300 app entrepreneurs, I’ve rounded up the best tips from some of the most successful indie app developers to help you find success in today’s ever-changing mobile app space.

1. Study the bad apps.

Klicktock’s Matt Hall, the developer behind Crossy Road, suggests that you study not just the successful apps, but the horrible ones, too. Ask yourself what the app did wrong and make sure you don’t duplicate that same mistake.

Many people only study the top of the charts. Studying the bottom of the charts, however, will help you realize what not to do.

2. Increase output, decrease time.

Focus on creating simple apps that can be published in roughly six to eight weeks. This allows you to test many different ideas and create a portfolio of apps, which in turn will increase your likelihood of success.

3. Design is everything.

Philipp Stollenmayer, from kamibox, had two of his games featured by Apple in consecutive weeks and says, “design is everything.” Clean, flat, iOS 8 design with a good app name and

How Turbine Starting Engines Get their Boost

If you own a personal aircraft, chances are good that your plane utilizes a “turbine starting” engine. This kind of engine uses turbines to help turn over the internals, which fires up the plane and gets it ready to go. The process is not unlike a car, it just utilizes different machinery.

As you might imagine, that initial start requires a great deal of power. Odds are also good that you don’t fly every day, so you might require a portable power pack to help give your plane the boost it needs to get off the ground.

Like a car, a plane’s battery will eventually go dead (lose its charge) if the plane is not used actively according to Start Pac. Unlike a car, you can’t give it a push downhill to get it started. Although, those with a propeller engine can give the blades a hand spin to try and jump the engine. Still, that’s not a guaranteed fix, nor is it something the average newbie will feel safe doing.

If you have a gas turbine startup, you should also check the fuel levels. This is normal for pre-flight checks, but you want to be thorough before you leave the

10 Great Mobile App Development Tips for Small Businesses

Undoubtedly, the entire world has gone mobile and consumers are using their Smartphone’s, IPhone or tablets find local businesses. According to a recent study, “Small businesses are saving more than 800 million employee hours yearly by using mobile apps. Additionally, the survey found that 31% of businesses with 20 – 25 or fewer employees are using mobile apps and eyeing gains in paper reduction, productivity and the ability to meet customer expectations for a more dynamic mobile experience.


Nowadays, mobile devices are becoming a dominating mode of communication and apps are now becoming an indispensable part of how we interact with technology, whether it be personal or business. Creating an app for your business takes a lot of planning and thinking, so we have provided with a list of 10 tips that small businesses must follow to create a leading app.

  1. Specify The Purpose Of You App

This is the first step in processing your mobile strategy. Creating a clear view of the business or customer need your app will solve is really very important in motivating mobile users to download it. Take into account your competitors’ mobile apps as well, and try to find out how your app can do better.

Dont Let an Out of Date Corporate Network Lead to Disasters

Disasters can come in many shapes and sizes. At your local movie theater, big budget disaster flicks can include earthquakes, tsunamis, and even aliens and rampaging dinosaurs. But in the world of business technology, while disaster may seem more mundane and not come with expensive special effects, the costs of technology-related disasters can be very big budget as well.
For any organization whose technology infrastructure isn’t up to par, disasters are pretty much inevitable. And this is especially true for businesses whose networks are relying on out-of-date and easily overwhelmed technology.
Sometimes downtime is caused by real disasters such as hurricanes. And sometimes user error or poor planning can lead to IT infrastructure either going down or performing very poorly. But as emerging technologies continue to demand more and more from business networks, some organizations are finding that downtime and disasters are being caused by old-school network infrastructures that can’t meet the requirements of modern technology trends.
But no matter how a downtime event occurs, the cost will be high for the business experiencing it. Aberdeen research has shown that an hour of downtime can cost businesses an average of $160,000 (up to over $700,000 for large enterprises), and there’s a 20

Does Eonon GA5163F Android Car DVD Player will work with the Bose Stereo System in the Mazda 3

Many 2010-2013 Mazda owners have asked us that does Eonon GA5163F Mazda 3 Navigation will work with the Bose Stereo System in the Mazda 3?

Many 2010-2013 Mazda owners have asked us that does Eonon GA5163F Mazda 3 Navigation will work with the Bose Stereo System in the Mazda 3?

I would like to tell you that GA5163F Android Car DVD Player is not compatible with it at present. But we have some suggestions for you:

  1. You can modify the wiring harness like other Bose owners do (as per the installation video on our website, add RCA plugs and connect to the rear audio out ports of the unit. And most of the Bose system can be compatible with our units perfectly by modifying in this way.
  1. You can buy an adapter for it, and one of our customers has bought this and said it works well, you can have a try, but we cannot make 100% sure, since every car is different.

But many fans on mazda3forums said that “Not sure if it was covered but if you are having issues with the volume being too low with the BOSE Amp, check the “Factory Settings”. There are options to raise the volume level/gain of the different

Was The First Virtual Reality Presidential Debate A Success

Last night was the first debate for the 2016 Democratic presidential candidates, but it was also the first presidential debate in history that could be viewed in virtual reality. CNN teamed up with software company NextVR to broadcast the event live in a 360-degree virtual reality video accessible only to users of Samsung’s Gear VR headset, which is available now for $100 on the Samsung Store, and requires a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone as the viewer.

While it sounds great in theory to be standing on stage with the presidential hopefuls, several problems arose, the first of which is the weight of the Gear headset itself and the heat it produced.

Some found the experience was isolating; they missed the interactivity that comes with a dual-screen set up (watching the debate on one screen while following along on social media on another, usually a phone or computer).

Yet another issue is the lack of resolution in these set-ups. Mashable’s Jason Abbruzzese’s said it felt like “I’m sitting close but am also quite nearsighted and not wearing my glasses.”

First time VR users did enjoy watching though, and the experience will improve as the technology becomes more widely

Using Your Apple Watch to Stay Active

Your Apple Watch automatically monitors your heart rate and activity to keep track of your health, and it allows you to record your workouts.

Becoming Familiar with the Activity App

The Activity app on your Watch keeps track of how often you stand up, how much you move around, and how much exercise you do.

  1. Press the Digital Crown to see the Home Screen.
  2. Tap the Activity app icon.

Navigate the Activity App on Your Watch

Using the Activity app on your Watch, you can view your activity information and change your Move Goal.

  1. The Activity screen shows an overview of your activity. The blue ring shows how many times you have stood and moved around for 60 seconds or more, the green ring shows how much vigorous activity you have done so far, and the red ring shows you how much you have moved around.
  2. Turn the Digital Crown to scroll down and see active calories, total number of steps, and total distance.
  3. Swipe right to left through the screens to see your move progress.
  4. The Move screen shows you information specific to how many calories you have burned by moving so far.
  5. Turn the Digital Crown to scroll down and see a graph showing calories burned

Building Your Own Computer 16 Steps for Powering on Your System for the First Time

At this point, you are ready to power on the system for the first time. To prepare for this, connect the following:

  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Display
  • Power

Note that I did not include connecting a network cable. I usually recommend you do that after the OS has been installed, along with any service packs, and after you have ensured you are either behind a router or have the OS’s built-in firewall turned on.

Now that everything is connected, you can power up the system and run the BIOS Setup program. This enables you to configure the motherboard to access the installed devices and set the system date and time. The system POST (power-on self-test) also runs to determine whether any major problems exist. To run the BIOS Setup and configure the system, do the following:

    1. Power on the monitor first and then the system unit. Observe the operation via the screen and listen for any beeps from the system speaker.
    2. The system should automatically go through a POST consisting of video BIOS checking, a RAM test, and usually an installed component report. If a fatal error occurs during the POST, you might not see anything onscreen, and the system might beep several times, indicating a specific problem. Check

How to browse & extract iPhone data from iTunes Backup

What you can get from iPhone iTunes Backup?

These are so many circumstances that you need to view and retrieve data from your iTunes Backup file for iPhone, such as iPhone loss, careless deletion, iPhone broken. And if you successfully find your iPhone backup, you could not view all thing with this “raw” file. What you need is a program that can decrypt the files to photos, video, contact, message and other original- readable files. Before extracting data from iTunes Backup, the very first that you have to make sure is that you have created a backup with iTunes one day in the past accidentally.

Then, you need to know what data iTunes Backup had copied and saved for you:

It says that an iTunes backup includes almost all of your device’s data. But what is excluded:

  • Those content downloaded from the iTunes and App Stores, or PDF Files downloaded to iBooks.
  • Those content transferred from iTunes, like MP3 songs or CDs, videos, books, and photos.
  • Photos already stored in iCloud, like My Photo Stream, and iCloud Photo Library
  • Touch ID settings
  • Apple Pay information and settings
  • Activity, Health, and Keychain data (To back up this content, you’ll need to use Encrypted Backup in iTunes.)

If the data that you

Latest Iphone 6 Mobile Covers that you can buy

There are many ways that you can buy iphone 6 mobile covers, and if you’re confused on what type should I go with, let’s discuss some of the latest iphone 6 mobile covers. With advancement in digital technology and communication channels, the Smartphone is one of the marvelous innovations of the tech world.

A small device packing so much of punch in it; yes, it is one of the most sophisticated computing and communications device in the sleek digital space.

iPhone 6is the latest in the Apple Smartphone category has got more widely compatible global LTE coverage, an upgraded front-facing camera and slightly better battery life and the four-inch retina display feels small compared with most Android phones. Apple’s iPhone 6is a lower-cost alternative to the flagship iPhone 5S and comes in five different hues; green, blue, pink, yellow and white.

IPhone 6 mobile covers & cases guard against drops, shocks and dust while maintaining usability. Apple has come out with its own range of iPhone5C cases. Well you do not need to make do with these cases. The online marketplace is filled with cases that display your own style. Moreover iPhone 4 cases easily fit on to the iPhone 5C. The

PTron Bluetooth Sport Smartwatch

PTron smartwatch is compatible with all major Android mobile phones and it can be used with the smartphones from Samsung, LG, HTC, HUAWEI, Lava, Xolo, and other Android based smartphones. It is quite easy to install as all you have to do is download and install the Sync software.

Smartwatches are following smartphones in popularity and also in terms of utility. These sport wristwatches are user-friendly and compatible with most of the smartphones available in the market. PTron Bluetooth Sport Smartwatch that comes with 1.56” TFT display is also the part of this latest trend.

This sport wristwatch has 1.3 M remote camera which would come handy whenever you want to click a picture in jiffy. Under Latestone.com You would find this sport smartwatch very useful as you can use it for all routine functions of phone like dial, talk, calculator, calendar, message view, recording, pedometer, Facebook, Twitter, call reminder, and many such functions.

Compatible with all major Android phones

PTron smartwatch is compatible with all major Android mobile phones and it can be used with the smartphones from Samsung, LG, HTC, HUAWEI, Lava, Xolo, and other Android based smartphones. It is quite easy to install as all you have to do is download and install the Sync software. The watch is easy to sync with phone via Bluetooth and once you have established the Sync between two devices, your watch is ready to use.

Features that you can look for

If buying this wristwatch for the first time, you need to look for certain key features and access to all major functions of the phones. New PTron Bluetooth Sport Smartwatch has most of the key features that you would want in your smartwatch. Some of these key features include;

  • Access to the camera including different features like image viewer, video recorder, sound recorder, and video player.
  • There is Anti-Lost feature that will protect your phone against theft or loss.
  • The organizer features like File Manager, Calendar, Alarm, Messages, Audio Player, BT Dialer, Calls Records, and Bluetooth are also the part of this sleek smartwatch.
  • When you call it sport smartwatch, you may find the features like Sedentary Reminder, Sleep MonitorFree Reprint Articles, and Pedometer too which will not let you deviate from your sports goal.

PTron smartwatch comes with various theme and security settings to personalize it for your sole use. The performance of this sport wristwatch is governed by 128M RAM and 64M ROM. The battery capacity is 380mAh which gives it good standby and browsing time.

Those looking for convenience and style in one gadget can give this watch a try as it comes in various colors and is quite pocket friendly as well.

4 Reasons to Buy Handmade Mobile Cover

Handmade mobile covers are the new way of showing off your latest mobile phone. Those were the days when people used to buy those expensive mobile covers that not even have better visual appearance.

Today’s generation prefer handmade mobile cover much more as compared to other types of covers. Let us discuss 4 reasons that will help you in making better decision.

  1. Durable: One of the best qualities of these covers is that they are really durable. No matter what type of style you go for, these covers not only protects your phone but also looks really stylish. If you’re going to a party, you can try mobile cover with glitters and sparkles on the cover or you can also use those back covers having beautiful stones embellished on the cover. Those who attend daily board meetings can go with leather handmade mobile cover; these covers are really durable and protect your mobile from water, scratches and many other types of physical damages.
  2. Affordable: If you’re low on your budget and couldn’t afford those luxurious mobile covers then this is the best option to go for. These covers are not only stylish but also fix under everyone’s budget. You can choose from

Get the best allied products online

Another important aspect that is concerned with online delivery of the products is that an individual can make order at anytime of the day, no matters what time it is. But, before making order on an online portal, one should make a complete examination about the portal, in order to check its reliability. This reliability check can be done by just asking your friends or relatives, who have made use of this online portal earlier, as they will give the true and accurate information about them.

What do you mean by allied products?

Allied products are the ones that are related to one another and belong from a same class. IN other words, the allied products can be termed as two products have a similar characteristics as well as similar nature.

Different categories of the allied products:

There are different categories of the allied products and are utilized by different industries of products. Below listed are some categories of the allied products:

  • Industrial raw materials – like the fasteners, that are used in oil and gas sector of the industry.
  • Fasteners that are used in stainless steel, in allows steel, and also some special fasteners that are used which are used to make special alloys.
  • There

Buy Selfie Stick Online for Android Smartphones

If you’re thinking of purchasing selfie stick online and couldn’t decide what type of stick you should choose, don’t worry, we’ll discuss some points that will help you in buying selfie stick online.

Although there are many different brands of selfie sticks available in the market but that only make things tougher. It becomes more difficult to choose a dress when you get large variety of choices to make from.

Stick with Remote: You can go with these kinds of selfie sticks that operate with an external remote controller. This battery operated remoter control allows you to click pictures very easily.

Advantages: Looks stylish and comes with remote control, you don’t have to face problem taking pictures with the same hand by clicking the shutter button on the handle.

Disadvantages: Battery operated remote control requires charging for at least 2 – 3 hours before using it. Remote controller can easily get lost or can be damaged which make it of no use.

Built-in Remote: If you’re not a fan of sticks having remote controller for clicking pictures then you can go with this type of built-in remote stick. It comes with inbuilt-bluetooth remote shutter that not only looks great but makes it easier to

Fix Hotmail Related Issues With Efficient Technical Services

“Need of emailing services had increased to a great extent and keeps on increasing with the addition of new features into it. Here, in this content, we are mainly focusing on the Hotmail and additionally, we will also talk about the issues related to this email service”

Hotmail has become one of the leading email services which are widely used all across the world for their personal as well as professionals purposes. It is not only an email service provider but comes under the notice of the people with bundle of its features which include task manager, messenger, storage, and calendar that has helped its users to manage all their tasks in an easy way. Moreover, its interface is very good looking and simple where users can save all their mails to the SkyDrive without occupying lots of space available in the inbox. Still, like other platforms, it comes up with various technical glitches which can’t be figure out by the users itself.

These technical glitches can easily be amended by the hotmail itself. They are capable of providing instant solutions and can help users regarding any types of issues. You can instantly restore or delete your hotmail account, resolve problems

Twitter appoints former Google executive Omid Kordestani as chairman

Twitter has announced the appointment of former Google executive Omid Kordestani to its board of directors, serving as executive chairman.

Twitter’s co-founder, Jack Dorsey, who returned to the permanent role of CEO last week, said: “A great chairperson is the first step to continuing to make our board one of the best in the world, and purpose-built to serve Twitter.

“Omid is a proven and experienced leader, who will directly help and coach me and our leadership, and help us recruit the best folks to Twitter.”

Kordestani was chief business officer of Google from August 2014 to August of this year, when the company reorganised under its new umbrella corporation, Alphabet, and the executive was sidelined. He has remained on as “senior advisor.” How Kordestani’s role will differ from Dorsey’s own remains to be seen

Kordestani tweeted that: “It’s rare you get to be at a company with an amazing business that’s also transforming the world. I’ve had [the] good fortune to be at three: Netscape, Google and now Twitter.”

Kordestani has also worked as a vice president at Netscape and Hewlett Packard, previously sat on Spotify’s board of directors and was a non-executive at Vodafone until 2014.

He was widely praised

Star Wars Battlefront what the biggest beta test in EAs history told us

It was, according to Electronic Arts, the biggest beta test in the publisher’s history. Over nine million people turned out this week to try an early version of Star Wars: Battlefront, the online multiplayer shooter set for release on 17 November. Most came away with some fun stories and a few huge questions.

One thing pretty much everyone agreed on was that this game nails Star Wars. The recreation of Hoth is visually astounding, with its glittering snowscapes and bustling rebel base – and the design of the storm troopers, the guns and the spacecraft is near perfect. The audio too, is wonderful, capturing all the well-known sound effects, from the whine of a swooping Tie-Fighter to the almost mournful laser blast of the AT-ST walkers. There is also thrilling use of the John Williams score, bringing in the main theme at certain points and never failing to produce a rush of adrenaline and nostalgia.

“Star Wars – what’s bigger?” says Niklas Fegraeus, design director at developer Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment (Dice), speaking to us on the eve of the Beta’s launch. “One of the main goals of the game is to be a Star Wars experience – that’s a huge

Apple faces damages bill after jury finds iPhone and iPad chip violates processor patent

Apple Inc could face up to $862m in damages after a US jury on Tuesday found the company used without permission technology owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s licensing arm in chips found in devices including the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and several versions of the iPad.

The jury in Madison, Wisconsin, also said the patent, which improves processor efficiency, was valid. The trial will now move on to determine how much Apple owes in damages.

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Warf) sued Apple in January 2014 alleging infringement of its 1998 patent for improving chip efficiency.

The jury was considering whether Apple’s A7, A8 and A8X processors, found in the iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus, as well as versions of the iPad, violated the patent.

Apple denied any infringement and argued the patent was invalid, according to court papers. Apple previously tried to convince the US Patent and Trademark Office to review the patent’s validity, but in April the agency rejected the bid.

According to a recent ruling by the US district judge William Conley, who is presiding over the case, Apple could be liable for up to $862.4m in damages.

He scheduled the trial to proceed in three phases: liability, damages, and