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Mobile vs. Desktop Applications

Even with the same programming framework such as web and C++, there are still some major differences between app development for mobile and desktop platforms. When building a mobile application for platforms such as Android, it is important to be aware of these fundamental differences.

 

Environments, Tools and Hardware

 

Memory management for the applications, for example, is more crucial in mobile systems than desktop systems. A computer can have 1 GHz for the processor, a gigabyte for RAM, and a considerable number of gigabytes for disk storage. On the other hand, a mobile device can have 20 MHz for the processor and 100 Kb for memory. Of course, there is a wide array of devices with different specifications already available in the market. However, with this figures, we can see the huge gap in available resources between the mobile and desktop systems. As such, memory management in mobile applications has to be very efficient.

 

Usage Pattern

 

Another difference between the mobile and desktop environment is the usage pattern. Since mobile devices are frequently operated when on the go, its users may not be able to continue using the application for long periods of time.

 

People may use these devices for only a short while during a break at work, during commercials while watching the television, while travelling, or even while talking with other people. Therefore, the input and output interaction in mobile devices differ from that in desktops. An application is usually designed to perform only one or two main functions with the least amount of effort exerted by the users.

 

Furthermore, the difference in the sizes of the available mobile and desktop displays in the market also contributes to their difference in input method. Inputting large amounts of text, for example, can be more difficult in mobile devices with touch screen than in desktops with keyboard and mouse. Instead of keyboard shortcuts, gesture shortcuts such as swiping are used in mobile applications.

 

Also, horizontal navigation, for example, can be difficult. Sidebars, which are typically used in desktop applications, are not advisable for mobile ones.

 

Availability of Network Coverage

 

Another consequence of the users being on the go when operating their mobile devices is the inconsistent availability of network coverage. Depending on the lack of adequate network infrastructures in the location of the user or even on physical obstructions present in the area, the network coverage may vary. When building an app, programmers and developers have to take this into consideration.

 

Professional Mobile App Development

 

In order to build a reliable and engaging mobile application, you may want to search for and find android app development companies that you can rely on.

Specializing in building cross platform mobile applications, we are skilled and experienced in meeting the different needs of our clients. If you or your business is in need of a mobile application in addition to a desktop application, our team of app developers at ItsMonkie Solutions can step in and help you out.

 

 

Inspiration!

I work from home on my laptop all day. I get my work done but I must confess I have been spending a lot of time on Facebook lately. I recently decided that I was tired of seeing the same posts over and over again. I have friends in Malaysia, China (Facebook is not allowed there but she has found illegal internet cafes that allow access,) India, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, England, Vietnam, the US, and the Philippines. Even with this wide range of cultures I find the same crap just keeps showing up on my feed. There are videos with cute kittens, jokes, and lots of top ten lists. This stuff is interesting the first time and kittens are cute as hell but this stuff is not inspiring. I decided to do something about it. I posted a picture of my favourite painting by Vincent Van Gogh, Wheatfield with Crows, painted in the last month of his life. I wrote a brief description of why I liked it and I challenged my friends to add something that they found inspiration from and add it to my post. A lot of people “liked” my picture but the only people that added things that inspired them to my post were my two friends that I begged to do it. I was pretty frustrated so I decided to create a group. I created a group with my close to two hundred friends and I issued them the challenge again. I was amazed at the response. Not only did my friends reply but they got their other friends to join as well in two weeks we had close to a thousand group members and that many posts about art, music and other things that people found inspiring. I am now thinking of creating a mobile app for the idea.

I recently bought an Apple iPhone S5 and I have entered the world of mobile apps. I know that apps are hard to make money on and most developers make below $500 per month. But I am not doing this for the money I want to do it for the possibilities. Can you imagine the data base of information available with people all over the world sharing what inspires them? It sounds pretty fantastic to me.

I don’t know anything about developing apps so I decided to do some research on the subject. After a little while of researching I found Blue Rocket. They created TripleSpot for AAA and that app is fantastic. It is a guidebook from all over the world that people can contribute pictures with descriptions to. It would be really cool if my Inspiration app could generate the same following.

If you have an idea for a mobile app but you don’t know how to develop it you can go to the website http://bluerocket.us/services/mobile-app-design/ and contact them with your idea. They offer free ideas for how to make your process go smoother and you can also hire them to make your app a reality.

The Challenges in Network Marketing

If you are into network marketing, you are most probably enjoying a steady stream of income. I am not saying that anyone in such field could instantly become rich, but as far as I am concerned, it offers an excellent opportunity to earn money. I have known a lot of people who have been skeptic at first but they ended up giving it a shot. After some time, they are now reaping the rewards of their efforts. While success is common in the stories of those who have ventured into network marketing, it is undeniable that they have been through a series of challenges. These have put them into the test. If you are fortunate enough to have survived these obstacles, you can claim victory.

Among others, one of the greatest challenges would be with regards to obtaining network marketing leads information. This is not easy and many did not succeed in creating a list of profitable prospects. While you might be tempted to just list names of everyone you encounter in your list of prospects, it may be a waste of time if you know that they are not interested in the first place. It is important to have leads who are most likely to give it a shot. There are many ways by which it will be possible for you to obtain network marketing leads, and one of the most popular would be having them bought. There are now many companies mining essential information and selling it at a cost. This is an effortless way for you to have a list of your prospects.

The bad reputation of network marketing is another challenge that should be faced. In the past, there have been many reports wherein multi-level marketing companies have been complained because of being a scam. Many people have invested their money but ended up without getting anything in return. Admittedly, this happens. However, there are many ways by which this can be avoided. One would be making sure that you join a networking business that is legitimate. You can read online reviews in order to verify with what other people are saying. You can also consider checking with local authorities to see if the business is registered and allowed to operate.

Another thing that many people view as something that is bad for network marketing is that it becomes a classic act of overselling and hard-selling. It makes social situations awkward. Imagine, a friend you have not met for a long time has invited you over for dinner. You were thrilled by the idea of meeting him or her again as you haven’t talked for years. During dinner, however, you learned that you have been fooled. It is not actually an opportunity for you to catch up but for your friend to invite you to be part of his network in multi-level marketing. If you are the one making the offer, be sure that you are considerate of your friends as you try to succeed in networking.

Lets Talk About App Costing

App development is something that you should not meddle with if you don’t really know anything about it and don’t intend to learn how to do it properly. If you would like an app to be built, you can just ask someone else to do it like the ones in http://bluerocket.us/. This will make sure that the app built is really functional and that can do whatever you want it to do.

With hiring a third party to create your app, you lessen the time you waste in creating it on your own and failing. But you also have to consider the cost of your app. The cost vary depending on the person who creates the app, the device you are building the app for and the kind of app you want to build. Here are a few estimates on how much the app would cost.

• Table based app – A simple app like this would cost $1,000 – $4,000. In this kind of app all of the contents will be provided by you. A concise and clear direction should also be given with some sample apps if there are. Supplying the graphics to be used will also help make the app cheaper in costing. Expect additional cost when you would like to link it in social media or have GPS locators.

• Database app – A database app cost $8,000 to $50,000 and with this app you are still required to give the content, sound, or images that should be used. What you pay for in this app is the architecture of the app so that it can do what it is supposed to do.

• Games – Games are a lot of fun but it takes $10,000 to $250,000 to make one. Some games require are very expensive because developers because it takes a lot of work to code one. Racing games use the gyroscope in the phones and could cost around $125,000 just to create a code for it. Even the simplest games take a lot of coding especially if you link it with game centers or have top scores. One great thing about games is that they tend to be downloaded more often than other apps

• Additional Functions
For each additional function, additional funding is also required. The most common additional functions are listed below together with the price range.

1. In-App Purchasing – This function costs an additional $1000 to $3000. This function will help users to upgrade the app into the full version. It can also be used when you want to provide new content for the user, which needs to be purchased.

2. Web Services – It costs $1000 to $5000 to have this addition to your app and this makes it possible for you to update the app without changing the raw codes but instead making use of XML files.

3. Game Center – An additional $1000 will be charged to code this into your app.

4. Sharing – You need to pay $500 to $1000 more for this function and this lets your app be connected with Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

Inspiration!

I work from home on my laptop all day. I get my work done but I must confess I have been spending a lot of time on Facebook lately. I recently decided that I was tired of seeing the same posts over and over again. I have friends in Malaysia, China (Facebook is not allowed there but she has found illegal internet cafes that allow access,) India, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, England, Vietnam, the US, and the Philippines. Even with this wide range of cultures I find the same crap just keeps showing up on my feed. There are videos with cute kittens, jokes, and lots of top ten lists. This stuff is interesting the first time and kittens are cute as hell but this stuff is not inspiring. I decided to do something about it. I posted a picture of my favourite painting by Vincent Van Gogh, Wheatfield with Crows, painted in the last month of his life. I wrote a brief description of why I liked it and I challenged my friends to add something that they found inspiration from and add it to my post.

A lot of people “liked” my picture but the only people that added things that inspired them to my post were my two friends that I begged to do it. I was pretty frustrated so I decided to create a group. I created a group with my close to two hundred friends and I issued them the challenge again. I was amazed at the response. Not only did my friends reply but they got their other friends to join as well in two weeks we had close to a thousand group members and that many posts about art, music and other things that people found inspiring. I am now thinking of creating a mobile app for the idea.

I recently bought an Apple iPhone S5 and I have entered the world of mobile apps. I know that apps are hard to make money on and most developers make below $500 per month. But I am not doing this for the money I want to do it for the possibilities. Can you imagine the data base of information available with people all over the world sharing what inspires them? It sounds pretty fantastic to me.

I don’t know anything about developing apps so I decided to do some research on the subject. After a little while of researching I found Blue Rocket. They created TripleSpot for AAA and that app is fantastic. It is a guidebook from all over the world that people can contribute pictures with descriptions to. It would be really cool if my Inspiration app could generate the same following.

If you have an idea for a mobile app but you don’t know how to develop it you can go to the website

HOW TO MAKE YOUR RASTER IMAGE VECTORIZATION READY?

Vectorization has made a definitive mark in the world of graphic design with its path breaking innovation that has led to the various companies, business organisations and many other such options to help get the most clear and perfect images that do not get blurred, irrespective of the way they are used and the size to which they are scaled. Such is the importance of these vector images that there are massive number of online options dedicated to serving the users an easy and quick path to vectorize their images.

However, there are some conditions and constraints that need to be satisfied, in case an image is to be vectorized, using online as well as offline modes. Unless and until these techniques are not fully complied with, the resultant vector image will either not be proper and have compatibility issues or not be produced at all.

Thus, here are all the techniques, tips and tricks that are to be followed in order to ensure that the vectorization process can be used properly to convert to vector here or using any other related source:-

• First of all, images that are in the negative format will never be able to get converted to the vector type. For this, it should be ensured that the images are converted to a positive layout first and then proceeded through with the vectorization process.

• If the blur or the splitting up into pixels is too much for the raster images, then it is said to have too poor a quality for the vectorization process to be carried on in a smooth manner.

• It should be ensured that the image that you are planning to convert using any medium does not have too much overloaded information piled on top of each other. If that is the case, then it will become too difficult for the software to detect the correct boundaries and the resultant vector image will not be up to the desired expectations.

• In case there is a presence of any entities that are parallel or concentric with respect to each other in the image, then it would not be such a good idea to vectorize them as it will lead to poor quality results.

• Any kind of broken lines or missing patterns will not be picked up by the vector conversion options. Thus, using the appropriate tools, it is highly recommended that any broken or jagged lines be filled up according to the trace that you want it to take and then only put it through the ordeal of vectorization.

• If the drawing is dirty because of some reason and in such a way that the strategic aspects of the drawing are getting blocked on account of it, it is better to clean it up in the best possible way at first and then vectorize it. This is because, otherwise, the dirt or any other such particles will form a part of the resultant vectorized image and reduce its quality as well.

• While scanning, it should be very well taken care that the image is proper and straight. In case this is not the case, skewing of the image will take place due to improper scanning and the deskewing operation would have to be carried out. However, if the skew in the image is too large to be detected and corrected by the concerned software as well, the result obtained will not be favourable.

Thus, all the above are some preparation tips that the images should be subjected to before putting them through vectorization on the related editors available online and otherwise.