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The need for E-commerce Website

Every business, small or large, is having an imminent shift to e-commerce. Now what exactly is e-commerce? Is it just a shopping cart site? Not quite, it’s a lot more than that, it is in fact the whole of your business including your vision, products, services, ideas and customers move to an online front which basically just provides ease in everything from transaction to browsing to feedback. So why is ecommerce all so suddenly blowing up, its because startups have realized the fact that today reach is the most important factor in business, that even if you provide the most quality of services it is essential for you to reach the largest groups of your target audience to successfully hit your breakeven point.

Major shift of businesses online

All of this started quite a while back but startups are jumping on to this opportunity because of the high success rate of apps such as Flipkart, Amazon, Ebay, Ali Baba and others which are major league players in the online shopping game, other than that Swiggy, Zomato, Grofers are leading names in the food delivery business, Myntra and Jabong are the major fashion stores. That tells us that there are unlimited opportunities for whatever business idea you may have, travel, tourism, food delivery, hotel booking, restaurant finder, clothing, furniture and what not, in fact you could put all these categories into one app and deliver an online storefront which provides everything for your customers.

Developing an E-commerce mobile app

Our top rated custom mobile app development company in London has all your app solutions for every operating software out there, be it iOS, Android, Windows or others. Let’s look at what does your e-commerce mobile application need and how do we provide it best:

 Brand identification:

One thing your ecommerce application should shine light on is your brand, our experienced designing team will cook up your logo from scratch and set a theme accordingly.

Ease of transaction:

Another necessary element is of course accepting and sending payment, for that we provide payment portals for all banks and e-wallets focusing on maximum convenience of your clients.

Inventory management:

We will provide you an easy method through which you can manage which products are on display and if there is any new stock to be added.

Smooth flow of orders:

Accepting orders won’t be a hassle at all as we will provide both easy online ordering services and call for order services.

Promotion:

A crucial factor is that people should know about your storefront and goods, and also your existing customers to know about new deals, discount coupons, fresh stocks etc, this is to be done with email, SMS, and push notifications which will be automated and no extra personnel required to oversee.

Delivery services:

If you don’t have established delivery services for yourself, we have multiple tie ups with delivery agencies who will deliver your goods to your customers with the utmost care.

Other than those key features we provide a plethora of others which are gonna make your app stand out like app wallets, referring friends, in app sharing, and lots more. We will make your e-commerce mobile app with the most brilliant details and features that will boost up your business at a quick pace, and all that at burning prices.

 

Creating a Social Networking App

The opportunities for Social Networking Apps

Research shows that majority of internet users today go online only to log on to different social networking sites, these include Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and what not, now those are the big players, but the small developers are also in the race by giving people the applications for social media which for instance helps them connect with friends in their immediate city or some selected group in the world who consist of like minded people, some major names in this section may be Tumblr, Tinder, Medium which is an up and coming blog sharing site and Learnist which is a social learning platform. Thus we can say that the possibilities and ideas for social networking apps can never come to an end as there are just a billion opportunities waiting to be realized whether it be a learning service, food blogging, adventure vlogging, or simply a chat group, the gist of it is, that you put together a platform for like-minded people to come together. We are an Android and iPhone app development company based in London, and we have got you covered in designing and creating a custom social mobile and web app for you or your business.

How is a social networking app designed?

What is needed the first hand is that you need to first recognize the audience and purpose for which you are making this app so that you can successfully integrate it with your business, other social media platforms and the web version or/and the website of the same application. Now, what makes a mobile application for iPhone or Android or any other operating software good is some elementary factors like aesthetics, functionality, user experience, interface and the most important, features.

Features are what the focus point must be for you, what we believe can really make your application stand out after we have worked ample on making it out of ordinary with the other factors at work. A standard set of features that a user might look for in an app and what we can help designers to perfection are,

Ease of logging on: This means connecting the user with their email so that can log on from any device.

Activity updates and sharing: One reason why anyone may log onto a social site is to share their ideas and thoughts with other people and also see what they have to say.

Security and Privacy: Nobody wants their personal information leaked out or tampered with.

Ease of payment: A secure and simple payment method for the transaction between you and your customers and between users themselves is essential.

Data integration: Procuring important data like birthday or calendar events, and integrating them into the app through their email and other appropriate sources would help you give the user a personalized feeling when they are using the app.

Communication: This is the factor for which you are creating the application and for which the users are here in the first place, thus it is important to stress on the simple yet quality designed communication.

The aspects of Web Development

The task of web development can appear to be as easy as generating an easy text page for your users to read, to create the most intricately designed applications and pages, the element that differs is solely your creative potential. Potentially, there are five major aspects to web development, there is web engineering, which is concerned with building the framework for supporting web applications and specifically the techniques and methods applied in the same. Then comes scripting and coding for both client and server side which basically includes generation and implementation of algorithms responsible for running the system automatically. Another crucial aspect is content development for the web which is basically researching for the appropriate and crucial information that you are going to be creating the website for in the first place. Before you move on to a final aspect of security and privacy, the part that we will be touching today is that of web design, which has been widely mentioned in the previous blogs, however, in this one, we aim to look at it from a wider perspective and understand it’s full scope.

What really is web design?

This aspect of web development is quite crucial and at the same time interesting to focus on, this is going to be the element of your website that going to play the leading role in ensuring acquiring of visitors and increasing page duration which is the number of time users spends on your web page.

There are three types of designs that a designer has to focus on to make the website an aesthetic success namely, graphical, interface and user experience design. Now make no mistake, these designs are not exactly approached individually, they are highly interlinked and one might find when working on one of these, the others automatically come into play. For example, an average web page includes different typographical styles, background pictures, sounds, animations, transitions, colour schemes, logos, page layout, content and a plethora of other elements, these elements when looked at from the interface point of view are to be designed keeping in mind the user’s need for ease in navigation and similarly when looked at from the user experience point of view, they are to provide a sense of satisfaction, both overall graphics(colours, animations, transitions) and content. Thus we can say that these factors work as a team in determining the final design of your website.

Scope of designing in web

Today due to the extensive capabilities of browsers and devices supporting them, the designer’s job has become much more than what it was, there are tons of features to be fed into the page to make it more snappy and exciting to browse through. Designers work with vector graphics which are used mainly for logos and typography, integrated with raster graphics which are used for JPEG, PNG, GIF and others to create web pages that are a treat to look at. Of course, this is done keeping in mind the target audience, which again is a factor playing a major role in determining what you’d want to include in the page. Thus you work with different types of graphics and coding technologies like HTML and CSS to lure your target audience, depending on whether the website is for shopping, social networking, business, tech forum, entertainment and what have you.

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Ever Growing Scope of Web Development

Once you’ve studied the basics of website development technologies and are fluid in one or multiple aspects of the field, you can use your current skill in combination with graphic designing, content writing, animating, analytics etc which compliment your web designing skills. The market has demands for web developers but if you are really looking to make a place for yourself in there, multiple skill sets like these always steal the dreamiest spots in the industry and have a higher chance of promotions, as a single skill set tends to keep you in the same designation for a longer tenure.

The Roots have Spread

An average person looks around herself, and finds at least 3 technological devices, which integrate with the internet, and in reality there are a lot more kinds of devices like personal computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and smartwatches etc which need personalized designing in accordance with web pages, meaning that all of these devices have a different kind of display according to which web pages have to be designed.

Thus if you possess multiple skills in the field then you would be able to incorporate and amalgamate all kinds of contextual and visual substance in your web pages.

Additional Skills can be Combined with Website Designing

Content Creation

Say you have a side hobby of creating interesting and exciting content, this can be incorporated into the website that you will design, placed according to you among all the other objects, the best part is that you can personalize the content according to your taste and how you best see fit for your target audience, this can be harder to achieve with outsourcing. For instance, if you are designing a navigation menu for the website, it’s up to you what content you want to put where.

Graphics Designing

If you are skilled in creating animations, transitions and graphics that are candy to the eye, you could do some serious damage in the field; this skill would greatly compliment that of expertise in web designing languages. This way you can design your website’s logo, menus, animations and basically the whole look and feel and colour combination that it will hold, all in accordance to the purpose of creating the website and of course to the appeal of your target audience.

How you can influence attraction of users

After you allure your users through the visuals, they will get down to the content, now assuming that your content too is interesting for the users to read, the only thing that will help among those previously mentioned, to keep your audience coming back, is if you deliver a fair, exciting and smooth user experience and user interface and that is achieved through combining every element that has been here to the best of use. From there you go on to optimize the performance, obtain and work on feedback and keep coming up with new ideas to keep your website trendy.

Upskill Yourself, Learn Web Development

Web developing is the new job trend, this skill is in high demand, with every establish business and startup realizing the need to move online in the digital era, people either lend out outsourcing services or establish professional agencies to provide clients quality web solutions which would include services like web development, designing, marketing and what not. So if you are looking to upskill yourself in this field you are looking in the right place and at the right time. Here is a basic overview of where you can get started.

Front end developing:

This is what the users would see, where the real creativity lies, it consists of a bunch of programming languages like HTML, CSS, Javascript. Learning these languages would help you design the website for what the users would see on their respective devices. HTML(Hypertext Markup Language) helps create the structure of the website, this is what helps you design what goes where, in terms of headings, menus, content and other windows. CSS(Cascading style sheet) is the one where your creativity comes into play, this one is responsible for handling the animations, graphics, colors, fonts and menu plus other transitions, basically increasing the visual appeal of your website because it’s the most crucial element for a user to visit it time and again. Javascript is used both ways, front and back, this is because it is highly efficient in transmitting data from server to client side and vice versa, plus it is beginner friendly so you wouldn’t face much hassle in learning it.

Back end developing:

This is the one which is hidden from your clients and where all the work is put in, the meticulous coding, protocol, functions and data storage and manipulation takes place here. Its basically where the server is located and remotely accessed to tend to the users’ needs. When a user initiates a particular action, for instance requests for information, programs like Java, PHP, Ruby etc. come into play. Java is a long term player extensively used for desktop, mobile and web applications, learning it can be a bit of a task but once you do it’ll take you a long way, PHP(Hypertext Pre-Processor), is a popular language, known for powering a vast majority of websites and has powered known content management systems like Joomla, WordPress, Drupal and more, Ruby is another programming language,it is easy to embed it into HTML and is known for its high level security.

Other than those there is another major element in web developing known as Protocols, including HTTP, DDP and REST which are basically used to transfer information between servers and devices.

The most important task of all would be the final, which is to test run these functions and check for errors, nullifying any chances of your website crashing. So this was a basic overview of the website technologies used for major tasks in web developing giving you an idea of where to get started.

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Pixel 2, cramming all the perfect features

Just when you thought there isn’t much innovation juice left in the smartphone department for this year, BAM! The not so hyped yet the most anticipated smartphone, Pixel 2 arrives, swiping away all the mediocre and imperfect stuff off the table, setting a bar that’s gonna be tough to beat. Here’s a glimpse of a bunch of stuff Google is gonna be throwing at you.

Improved look and feel: Comes in four colours and two variants, the smaller pixel 2 with a similar to the size factor of the original pixel and the pixel 2 XL which is such a delight to look at, google does right what most don’t, an overall cleaner and modern look, with the XL rocking the bezel less display, a coloured power button which compliments the look, an aluminium finish which doesn’t feel metallic but gives out a very smooth texture, the placement of what might be the fastest fingerprint scanner is on point and the best part is the feature which isn’t used at all but is too vital to skip, two front facing stereo speakers which gives you the most awesome user experience.

Display: The smaller variant has a 1080p AMOLED display, the XL on the other hand rocks a quad HD display with much smaller bezels which gives a viewing ratio of 18:9 which is a total symmetrical screen. The AMOLED display is put to brilliant use with the notifications for apps showing up with their logos showing up in white while the rest of the screen is turned off (a good way to save the battery), another cool new feature is the ‘now playing’ which uses the always on microphones to recognise the song playing in your surroundings and pop it up on your screen on which you can double tap to listen to or find more info about the song.

Camera: The pixel took away the highest DXO mark yet which is a brilliant 98, it has a single 12 megapixel camera as opposed to the dual cameras flying around now days, but serves you in the portrait mode even better than the rest, with software capabilities to blur the background. The front camera is an 8 megapixel which is better than the main camera of some phones out there which also utilises the portrait capabilities. There is another new motion feature installed here which gives you the option to include movement in your shots.

Exclusive Pixel features: Google has decided to push AI first in this new device, which lets the pixel boast a bunch of features like, squeeze, which lets you trigger the assistant, live wallpapers which are on another level of utilizing the aesthetic capabilities of the resolution, the search bar is now at the bottom which is a lot more convenient. The Pixel 2 is gonna come out with Android 8.0 Oreo, with the highest model priced at around $600. The major catch here is the machine learning that Google promotes, which is gonna make your phone give out a better user experience as time passes, plus it gives great new opportunities to developers to include innovative features later on. All in all it’s a perfect package which is priced $400 less than its main contender the Iphone X and gives a load of better features loaded in the best UI yet, this would make the Pixel 2 a sure shot contender for the phone of the year.