Entries by Shannon Michael

Three Maine students dazzle judges with mobile apps

The winners of the 2019 Tyler Technologies Maine App Challenge receive scholarships totaling $10,000. Three tech-savvy high school students from across Maine have received scholarships totaling $10,000 in the 2019 Tyler Technologies Maine App Challenge, a contest that encourages students to develop mobile applications and create videos showcasing their designs. This year’s first-place winner was […]

US Consumer Survey: Physicians Using Mobile Apps Seen as a Major Differentiator Amongst US Patients

New SOTI Survey Finds Patients More Likely to Visit Their Doctor by Booking Appointments Using Mobile Technology With the number of mobile phone users reaching 4.8 billion worldwide, today’s consumers use their mobile devices for nearly everything. From personal banking to trip planning, consumers are provided with quick and easy access to apps for completing […]

Google Maps is a Swiss Army Knife chock-full of hidden navigation, geospatial search, and customization tools. Here’s how to unlock your map app’s full potential and take advantage of an ever-growing list of new features. Rob Marvin Icon By Rob Marvin

Google Maps has changed the way we navigate the world. Its desktop and mobile apps have become not just a way to get from point A to B via car, public transportation, or on foot. The ubiquitous Google service is also a geospatial search engine for the world around us. Google continues to revamp and […]

How to Deliver an Unforgettable User Experience for PWA’s

Thousands of apps are launched every year in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store, unfortunately, most of them never get downloaded. From the lucky apps that do get installed, most of them are deleted after the first interaction. The reason behind app uninstallations isn’t always because ‘It’s a crappy app’, sometimes users […]

Progressive Apps the Next Big Step in Mobile App Development

It’s pretty obvious mobile phones have taken over the world and nearly everyone’s lives that live within it. Mobile phones are the most utilized devices in the current world with about half of commercial operation being completed of a mobile phone. E-commerce has started developing and implementing their sites with progressive web app capabilities. With transactions […]

Why a Mobile App is Necessary for Your Business Today?

The world has gone mobile and so, mobile app development has been highly in demand. In this digital era, mobile apps play a major role not only in our day-to-day lives but also in the business world. Many small businesses as well have their own dedicated apps. Have a look at what the statistics show to know […]

Retail 2025: The Next Great Innovations & Disruptions

Breakthroughs in using mobile technology to transform retail experiences were commonplace up until a few years ago. Then, things slowed dramatically. Commerce platforms today are largely commoditized and ubiquitous, and new innovations tend to be incremental rather than radical. But that is all changing. With broader adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), new applications of data […]

New Study Reveals Positive Impact of Page Speed on Google Rankings

Searchmetrics uses Google Lighthouse to analyze Google Ranking Factors 2019 Even highly-ranked sites neglect accessibility for the visually impaired and blind San Mateo, May 16, 2019 ‒ Websites that rank higher on Google tend to load faster and provide a smoother user experience on mobile according to a new Searchmetrics study conducted using Google’s open-source website auditing tool, Google […]

21 FAQs about Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)

21 FAQs about Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) Author by : Upendra Patel FacebookTwittergoogle_plusLinkedInShare 13 May , 2019 “PWA or Progressive Web App is a technology you should invest in.” Almost every business coach and influencer are talking about the same. Knowing how a Progressive Web App benefit your business will help you leverage them to transform […]

Make the Move from Mobile Apps to Next-Generation Progressive Web Applications

Consumers are becoming more reliant on their smartphones and personal devices every day. Adobe’s research found that 40% of transactions in 2018 were completed on mobile devices. Naturally, then, consumers are increasingly unwilling to accept slow speeds, persnickety applications, and other problematic aspects of the mobile experience. What’s needed is a new approach to deliver an optimal […]

An explanation of Progressive Web Apps for the non-PWA crowd

The world of applications was classified into two categories not too long ago. You were either creating an application for Android devices or for iOS. Enter PWAs, or elongated, Progressive Web Applications. You have probably been hearing all about them for the past couple of years, but besides a nice acronym, you have no idea what a PWA […]

How Mobile Apps Can Improve HR And Employee Engagement?

Community ContributorsMay 06, 2019 | 09:30 AM EST | 5 Mins Read | Level – Intermediate|   Read Mode Atman Rathod Director and Co-Founder, CMARIX TechnoLabs Full Bio  Mobile apps have already laid the foundation of digitization of the enterprise process. Here is how they can be used to engage employees and transform the HR process. Employee engagement remains to be a mission-critical part […]

5 benefits progressive web apps have over native mobile apps

Mobile devices are the main generators of internet traffic, inspiring developers to pay more attention to the development of mobile software solutions. Storage management and low-internet connection performance are major concerns when it comes to native mobile apps, and since the market shifted to mobile devices, an alternative had to be found in order to […]

Why Progressive Web Apps Will Replace Native Mobile Apps

It’s 21st century and we know how important it is to target customers on mobile devices. But do you think native mobile apps are all about it? What about progressive web apps? Is the rift between ‘native’ and ‘progressive’ simply based on hype? We shall explore… People using mobile phones go through 2x the amount […]

SEO & Progressive Web Apps: Looking to the Future

Practitioners of SEO have always been mistrustful of JavaScript. This is partly based on experience; the ability of search engines to discover, crawl, and accurately index content which is heavily reliant on JavaScript has historically been poor. But it’s also habitual, born of a general wariness towards JavaScript in all its forms that isn’t based […]

7 Web App Development Trends You Cannot Ignore in 2019

Ever-rising competition and growing customer expectations have pushed enterprises to look beyond technologies. It has become harder to attract and retain customer these days. Competition has tremendously increased and there are more offerings to customers than it ever was. With the advent of mobile phones and its growing popularity, there is a rush of inflow […]

General Introduction to Progressive Web Apps(PWA)

What is an App? Must be findable in App Store Icons must be present on Home Screen Touch and Gesture Controls Works Offline Receives push notifications Background processing Access to hardware features and sensors What is the Web ? Contains URLs and Links Markup and styling that must be readable by both humans and machines […]

Facebook redesigns its web and mobile apps

Today at Facebook’s annual F8 developer summit in San Francisco, the company launched a redesign of its mobile and web apps — code-named FB5 — built around “private interactions” and “community.” And for the first time in years, it updated its logo. Every user in the U.S. will gain access to the refreshed clients soon, […]