What Made iOS Swift App Development a $16 Billion Business

While using LinkedIn, Lyft, Khan Academy or Yahoo Weather app on your iPhone or iPad have you ever thought what connects them together? Well, they all are built by some or the other iOS developers with expertise in Swift programming language.

In 2015, Apple consumers spent a whooping $20 billion to purchase apps from its App Store. Considering the ratio of number of iOS devices (800 million) to the total number of active Apple devices (1 billion), we can see that iOS users have contributed close to $16 billion to the gross revenue of App Store.  Root Info Solutions contemplates on factors that make iOS Swift development popular.

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Performance

There is one more thing common about Swift apps, they exhibit incredible performance. According to Apple, Swift apps are 2.6x faster than those based on Objective-C, the previous language, and 8.0x faster than those on Python. Performance is a key differentiator when it comes to evaluating the success of an app, i.e. app retention. Users love to have apps that run faster. Apps that freeze or don’t respond instantly are pushed to the trash or recycle bin.

Interoperability

Apps developed in Objective-C can be easily migrated to Swift. Thus, the previous iOS app development efforts or investment made with them will not go in vain. An iOS Swift developer can easily manage the code using Xcode IDE. Update and upgrade tasks also become easier with Swift.

Open Source

Availability of Swift as an open source programming language under the Apache 2.0 open source licence is another key reason that makes it  widely popular. This makes it easily accessible to an array of audiences including developers, educators and students. Binaries for OS X and Linux required to compile code for iOS, OS X, watchOS, tvOS and Linux are easily available. Moreover, there is a greater scope of innovation in Swift as its community members can contribute directly to the Swift source code.

Security

iOS developers can make use of App Transport Security that  provides cryptographic security to the user’s data, when it’s transmitted between the app and the respective app server. App Transport Security administers the Transport Layer Security (TLS) or Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols to make this happen. Thus, a Swift app encapsulates the user’s data and resists any external data breach attempt.

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Click2Check: Angular JS Web Development for Finance Sector

If you have ever applied for a mortgage, you would be aware of the complexity involved. Likewise, if you have been part of any bank, you might have got puzzled with so many layers involved in getting a loan request processed and amount finally approved for the applicant. Click2Check Ltd, a financial institution based in Surrey, Canada approached Root Info Solutions to solve this puzzle and our Angular JS web development team made it happened.

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AngularJS Development for Finance Sector

This AngularJS web application automates the delivery of services. It bridges customers, financial consultants and lenders and speeds up the processing and approval methods removing barricades. With the real-time availability of data or information to the right organizations and individuals, discharging of responsibilities becomes better and closer of applications faster. The applicant can also know the status of his or her application online, or via advisor or call center and plan their household or business affairs in a better way.  Our team has integrated the web application effectively with all major social platforms to keep stakeholders connected. Authorized advisors and call centers can also access the information of applications based on successful authorization or validation and perform their job in a seamless manner.

Being a leading name in the realm of AngularJS web development, we resorted to the best practices to make sure our client is able to meet their business objectives. We analyzed the needs and challenges of our client, stakeholders involved in the business, including customers before getting started with the project. Complying with the 3 pillars of W3C, viz., accessibility, performance and security, our developers ascertained that our client get a better visibility on the Web and across all devices, from smartphone and tablet to laptop and desktop and can focus better on the business. Effective 360-degree monitoring of the portal ensures that all compliances are met without any compromise.

AngularJS web development services by Root Info Solutions are delivered in a state of the art environment guarded by strict compliances to make sure that projects are delivered on time and as per the expectation of the client. To know more of our AngularJS or any other framework-specific projects, check Portfolio on the official website or visit Behance.

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Google Play Warns Every Android App Development Company

With a bid to make Google Play “the world’s most trusted place for Android lovers” from across the planet, Google expects every Android app development company and independent developer to come up with apps that not only market products and services flawlessly but also exhibit a sense of responsibility towards users and the society.

Google Play not only dreams but also makes it happen by adopting a set of policies. Are you from the Android development discipline and interested in knowing what they are? Continue reading — what are not acceptable to Google.

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Not to Showcase & Promote Restricted Content

In the interest of the Android users and society at large, Google Play warns an Android app development company not to build apps containing sexually explicit content, child sexual abuse materials, violence, bullying and harassment, hate speech, gambling and attempting to monetize on sensitive events. Apps promoting illegal activities like sale or purchase of banned drugs etc. are also restricted.

Not to Violate Intellectual Property Rights

No company should resort to Android apps development by impersonating other entities or brands or copyrighted or patented materials. This kind of infringement of intellectual property rights is strictly prohibited at Google Play. App owners, having noticed any sort of infringement to their previously developed products can also reach out to the developers responsible for the breach or can notify the Play Store by filing a DMCA request.

Not to Deceive Users

Google hats off to the faith of Android users and wants them to have a sound and reliable experience with an app. An Android app development company should not mislead users in terms of the offering of the app. Right from the description provided on the store to the actual experience, everything should be disclosed in advance. For instance, an antivirus app should perform the intended action, i.e., detection and removal of the virus rather than just being a guide narrating how to remove the virus. In addition, an app should not make any changes to the device’s settings of the user. Even if it does so, it should seek a nod from him/her in advance.

Not to Breach Users’ Privacy

An Android app development company must not breach the privacy of users. It should explicitly adhere to the terms and conditions regarding the data collection, usage, sharing, safety and other aspects as mandated by the law of the land.

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Employee Fitness Gets New Dimension with iPhone App Development by Root Info Solutions

Employee Fitness Gets New Dimension with Flabuless, an iPhone App Developed by Root Info Solutions. It resulted in motivation in employees to stay fit, improved workforce engagement and improved productivity.

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Health and Fitness App

“A healthy mind dwells in a healthy body”

The saying is old but not at all diluted. We can see its relevance in every sphere of life. Rewardz, our Singapore-based client, adopted this very thought while conceptualizing and planning its corporate wellness program, and our iPhone app development team was fortunate to have a role in it. We built Flabuless, a native app using Swift to makes its corporate wellness program easily accessible to end-users.

Corporate Wellness: Understanding the Need

A workplace is an important place for any employee. S/he spends almost one-third of her or his life there. And, it won’t be wrong to say that performance and productivity of employees is directly linked with their well-being and fitness. The coalition of Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), Brigham Young University and the Center for Health Research at Healthways did a litmus test to prove it. The performance of employees eating healthy diets was found to be 25% better than those who stayed on a substandard diet. Those taking five or more servings of fruit and vegetables at least four times a week were 20 percent more productive. Employees taking 30 minutes of exercise, thrice a week, were found to be further productive by 15 percent. Consistent intake of healthy food and adherence to exercise reduced workplace absenteeism by 27 percent as employees serious towards them were less prone to diseases. (Excerpts as reported by businessnewsdaily.com).

Flabuless iPhone App: Overview

Track and Monitor

Tracking performance becomes easier and faster with the app. Users can have an access of the entire health statistics and stay motivated. With its compatibility with Fitbit, users can pull out more records regarding their health.

Customisation

Adopting company can customize the app further to suit their brand identity and the interests and preferences of their stakeholders.

Flexibility

Users have flexibility to track different physical activities from walking and staircase climbing to jogging, running, swimming, and other regular or occasional activities.

Powerful Reporting

Employers can also stay in the know of the company’s health by having anytime, anywhere access to individual or group reports and take measures to improve it.

Deliver Rewards

The app rewards users with points based on their performance and effort in terms of achieving fitness goals. The points can be redeemed with offerings from fitness and health brands like Smoothie King, Subway, Munch, Kfit, Fitbit, Osim, Mx. Sapola and Everyone.

Thus, the approach is to drive workplaces towards holistic wellness and let employees stay fit and healthy so that they can contribute their best to the growth of the organization.

Rewardz work with its clients to design promotional materials, organize fitness challenges, wellness workshops, health screenings and more, to keep its offerings tailored to their needs and interests.

Key Benefits

  • Improved motivation in employees to stay fit
  • Improved workforce engagement
  • Improved interpersonal bonding
  • Availability of better deals
  • Increased productivity and business efficiency
  • Improved brand reputation
  • Reduced attrition rate
  • Reduced cost of talent acquisition

You have seen how technology can leapfrog traditional corporate wellness program to make it more friendly, persuasive, encouraging and flexible. Interested in empowering your business and customers? Feel free to reach us at info@rootinfosol.com. We offer strategic iPhone apps development, iPad app development, Android app development and much more to keep you ahead of the time.

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3D Touch Pushes New Challenges to an iOS Application Development Company

When things become too common, winners always think of evolving their strategies to renew their products and services with a bid to differentiate themselves from the rest. Tap, Swipe and Pinch-based multi-touch engagement capabilities  that debuted with the first generation of iPhone (2007), over the years, got replicated so many times by so many brands, that it was becoming essential for the brand to do something different. 3D Touch was churned out of such an innovation to give an edge to iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, launched on September 9, 2015.

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The newly introduced 3D Touch capability, that reads the intensity of the pressure applied by the user on the device-screen, gives a new dimension to the Multi-touch interface allowing users to engage with apps, games and services available with the device in a whole new way.

On the one hand, users have a reason to cheer, while on the other, an iOS application development company needs to roll out their sleeves to grab the new skills of making their apps responsive to the new technical enhancement. However, Apple has left enough resources, packed with Xcode 7 and iOS 9 SDK, at the disposal of an iOS developer to let him or her build 3D Touch capable app. Key functionalities that can be achieved are discussed here.

Quick Actions

With a single press, users can perform a variety of tasks, like opening an app, exploring features of the app, uninstalling the app, and more. The moment the user presses an app or a feature within it, a set of quick actions appear to choose from. This eases the interaction and let the users do more with the app.

Peek and Pop

Users can preview the capability and content of the features provided within an app without actually launching it. They can also press a bit deeper and pop into the content to know more.

Pressure Sensitivity

Creative designers and users have more reasons to keep their fingers crossed. They can make use of the pressure-sensing display of the device in multiple ways to make their art vibrant. For example, changing the brush style of the tool or thickness of the line becomes a child’s play.

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Five Wishes To Fulfill for a Swift Mobile Application Development Services Company

86% of the mobile time is spent in apps alone, this news by Flurry made a buzz in the media and technology industry in 2014. Interestingly, the trend continues, but in the larger interest of consumers, Swift app development companies should innovate their ways and adopt healthy practices to make sure that their users get the best out of the apps.

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Here are top five features admired by users.

Quick and Easy Installation

By reducing the installation and uninstallation time of an app, a Swift mobile application development services company can win a big favor of consumers. They love to spend little time whether it’s getting started or saying goodbye. The latest Swift 2.2 SDK brings advanced tools and features to help developers optimize the coding of an app.

Make Navigation Effortless

Users have definite goals – to seek information, place an order, raise a request, track the status, edit profiles or do more — and your app must give users the authority to do all with perfect ease. Nothing should interrupt users from doing what they want.

Prioritize Speed

Performance matters for users. Whether it’s about getting the app loaded or accessing the information it stores or services it serve. A major chunk of the iOS app development companies face complaints from consumers regarding slow performance. Swift 2.2 brings powerful tools to make an app perform well, but the much of it depends on the ability of the each and every member of the Swift app development team.

Offline Capabilities

Users must be entitled to seek information and complete actions using the app, no matter whether they are offline or online. Being a Swift app developer, you have the responsibility to equip your app with the Offline capability.

Include Analytics

Business intelligence and insights are important for today’s entrepreneurs. A Swift app development company must understand this fact and integrate the Swift app with analytics that can track user’s preferences, location or any other information as required.

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iPhone Application Development Company Shakes Hand with Medical Science

iPhone Application Development Company Shakes Hand with Medical Science. Root Info Solutions (RIS) holds experts to build apps using HealthKit, ResearchKit and CareKit SDKs.

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iPhone App Development Company Shakes hand with Medical Science

Does it mean, now onwards, an iPhone application development company needs to change its selection criteria, and ask iPhone app developer interviewees to bring a degree of medical science along with the computer science or IT?

Well, ideally and technically, iPhone app developers need not to worry about it, but, definitely, they need to master the nuances of healthcare SDKs (Software Development Kits), including HealthKit, ResearchKit and CareKit that have been introduced by Apple, if they really want to preserve the dominating legacy of App Store.

The step is quite benevolent and sensitive. Indeed, it is, but there is also a prudential decision-making behind it. Health and fitness apps category has acquired the 7th spot in terms of popularity. Flurry, the noted digital mobile traffic analytics firm noticed a 52% growth in the demand of such apps in 2014-2015. Hence, apple is trying to monetize the trend being sensitive to the user’s demand and, this is, absolutely, the right business strategy.

HealthKit

HealthKit empowers wearable technology makers and healthcare services provider. The app built with HealthKit can communicate with fitness trackers and a wide range of health and fitness apps and, thus, can be a great source of information for the service provider to be more responsive and sensitive to their patients.

ResearchKit

ResearchKit favors medical research. iPhone app developers can build app that can be used to enrol participants and conduct survey on the consumers’ health and fitness. This gives scholars or professionals the tools to collect data and have the thorough understanding of health and diseases, which in turn can be utilized in medical innovation to evolve healthcare services and ensure better patient-satisfaction.

CareKit

Taking a step closer to its mission to let people have a better life, CareKit empowers iOS and WatchOS app developers to to build the right health app that can let them stay in the know of their health. Users can monitor their symptoms, care plans and connect with healthcare professionals with absolute ease. There are four modules, namely, Care Card, Symptoms and Measurement Tracker, Insight Dashboard and Connect in it

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Angular JS 2 Web Application Development & User-Experience (UX)

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Angular JS Web Development

A website is nothing but the voice of a company. But what if the voice is not worth getting an attention? Failed marketing, failed conversion, lost business, lost revenue, … and everything that you don’t want.

The Web is overcrowded today. In fact, there are over 1 billion websites in the world, and you don’t know of them how many are websites where your prospects or customers can shift to after quitting or abandoning yours. What to do? One out right answer is — improve User-Experience (UX).

Before you plunge into the host of benefits and rewards that it brings to help you make a difference in the crowd, it would be ideal to know its fundamental aspect. AngularJS is among the most popular open source JavaScript frameworks in the world of web application development.

Cross-Platform Compatibility

Users today own multiple devices, and even their one task, say shopping a laptop, is not confined to one device. They may access and review product information on one device, add to cart or wishlist on the next and then make the purchase on another. What if your website is not compatible with any one of the devices used? Angular JS 2 web application development fixes the problem for you as it helps in building a fully responsive website that can adapt to any display-size, operating system, and browser type and version.

Global Accessibility

Angular JS Web development team at Root Info Solutions is competent in leveraging the i18n (Internationalization) and 10n (Localization) standards to help your website penetrate deeper in any particular cultural and linguistic market.

Clear Navigation Structure

Poor navigation is also one of the reasons users quit a website. But not anymore because with  Angular JS 2 web application development users can access information without facing any mess. The framework provisions a well-planned strategy to make menus, sub-menus, and so on to make the website content easily accessible.

Faster Loading

If your website is losing visitors due to higher loading time, then  Angular JS 2 web application development from RIS can help you fix it. Irrespective of the multimedia content it houses, and the browser you have, achieve lightning speed to have the best first impression on your audience. It favors server-side pre-rendering, offline compile for fast startup, ultrafast change detection, and view coaching.

Faster Development

Being an Angular JS application development company, we take advantage of simplified syntax structure offered with the lastest framework. Structure-rich templates and its built-in components are readable and easy to understand. It also houses  ngUpgrade APIs to favor upgrading a web application developed in Angular 1 by mixing in Angular 2 components, directives, pipes, services, etc.

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Top 5 Challenges a Swift Mobile Application Development Company Must Overcome

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Today 90% of the businesses have mobile apps. From sales and marketing to customer service and social engagement, for everything businesses are relying on mobile app development services. And WHY not? Mobile apps are accountable for the maximum digital engagement and content consumption. There is no dearth of mobile app development companies in the world, but when you are in the quest of finding a reliable Swift mobile application development company, you find only a few names to reckon with.

Here are top 5 challenges that every Swift mobile application development company must overcome to make sure that the delivered product matches with the expectation of its client, and is able to give a superior experience to the end-users.

Swift Application Development: 5 Key Challenges

Cross-Device Compatibility

Owing to different display sizes and configurations, iOS app developers often face cross-device compatibility challenges. What appears and works appealing on iPhone may not deliver the same aesthetics on an iPad or an iPod touch. Based on the needs and expectation of target audience, and keeping their demographic factors in mind, a mobile app development company must deliver the right experience to ensure maximum engagement and benefits to the client.

Offline Functionality

An iOS mobile app development company should ensure offline accessibility of the synchronized data. This will ease the task of users in absence of the Internet connection. An iOS developer must implement data caching functionality.

Multi-Tasking Influence

An iOS app development company should keep a track on the influence of different processes and services running on the device in question. Incoming and outgoing calls, emails, messages, alerts, etc. should have little impact on the performance of the Swift mobile app.

Smooth Installation/Uninstallation

A Swift application development agency must ensure that users are able to install and uninstall the mobile app in a quick and easy manner with the least effort. Though the time and speed will vary a bit across different network conditions, the process should not evoke frustration in users.

App Store Approval

A mobile app development company must acquaint with the rules and regulations of Apple iTunes store for getting the product uploaded successfully. Every attention should be paid to errors or rejection. This will ensure higher visibility of the mobile app amidst its target audience and a great value proposition for its owner.

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