Bots: The Good, Bad, and the Entertaining

Bots are software applications programmed to perform automated and repetitive tasks. These bots typically perform these tasks much quicker than a human could, making them a great business contribution for the sake of efficiency. There are different types of bots though, some more helpful than others, and some that just provide some entertainment. Continue reading

Bridging the Gap between Websites and Native Mobile Apps – An Intro to Progressive Web Apps

Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) appear as regular websites but have behaviors and benefits of native mobile apps. They run through web browsers, but can be used without internet to a certain degree. PWAs are becoming increasingly popular for these and several other reasons, especially among e-commerce.

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Top 5 Software Development Trends of 2019

As we move through 2019, it is important to utilize these software development trends. The software industry is continuously growing and changing so staying on top of new trends is vital. These 5 trends are the most significant for the industry, but there are always new and evolving ones to keep an eye on.

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Say Goodbye to Designing Multiple User Interfaces

Until recently, and currently for many others, if you want multiple user interfaces (UIs) for desktop, mobile, and tablet, you need to manually adapt one form to another, which can be time-consuming and expensive. There is existing software that can automatically transfer a desktop version of a UI to a mobile version, but this gives the designer very little control over the look and usability of the mobile version. However, there is a newly released open-source software that could change this, and the future of UI design.

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An API First Approach to Mobile App Development

Over the last few years, we have not only witnessed the mobile revolution, but the explosion of the mobile app marketplace.  In order to meet rising consumer hunger and demand for mobile apps, entrepreneurs, mobile app developers, and enterprises alike have been striving for the next big idea, often adopting a mobile first strategy for their startups.  The problem is, this strategy is not always the best approach.  Below we will outline a few of the biggest reasons an API first approach to mobile app development is the winning strategy.
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The Popularity of Agile Methodology

If you have read anything in the last few years having to do with software development, you have surely heard the term agile methodology tossed around here and there, as it has become the new standard for software development projects.  So much so that it is almost synonymous with software development as a practice.  If you have not, rest assured, you will shortly.  The main aim of this post, however, is to uncover the many nuances behind its popularity, as more than 80% of software development companies now rely upon it for the success of all their projects.
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The State of Enterprise Mobile App Adoption

Every year Adobe conducts its annual Enterprise Mobile App Survey in order to gain insight into the current state of adoption and use of mobile apps by firms, in addition to any opportunities or challenges faced by those looking to leverage mobile applications as a competitive advantage.  Their most recent survey revealed, although not surprisingly, mobile app usage is on the rise, with 69% of enterprise departments utilizing anywhere between 2-5 mobile apps, on average.  Even better, 56% of those surveyed expect their investment in the space to increase over the coming year.
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Top 3 Necessities of Today’s Web Apps

Today’s web development technologies are largely unrecognizable from what they were in the early days of IT.  Things have progressed substantially.  With that comes not only new expectations but also defining development principles which dictate the modern realms of web app development.  Below we will outline what we believe to be the top 3 necessities for successful web apps of today.

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Top 3 Technology Trends for 2017

As 2016 comes to a close it is only natural to ponder as to the coming year and what may be in store from a technological standpoint. This includes not only new devices on the hardware side, but also the exciting possibilities on the software side as innovation breeds greater more immersive experiences.  Here are a few of the likely greatest technology trends for 2017.
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The Benefits of Open Source Technologies

As a custom software development company, we often utilize open source technologies in our projects as they provide for a number of substantial benefits.  Below we will outline some of these benefits and why they have proven to be an invaluable asset to custom software development overall.
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