How to Use Peer To Peer Payment Apps Safely?

There are situations where you need to split the entire bill into multiple portions. Facing such a situation ends with the use of peer to peer payment apps that give you the option to split any sort of online bill between the payees.

But as it is an online medium of payment, people consider being a bit suspicious as, whether the peer to peer payment apps is secure and reliable to use or not?

For you here we have brought some essential tips that you can use to ensure safe and secure payment through P2P apps.

Verify Every Transaction: Most of you actually doesn’t know the right way fo using the P2P payment applications. In these apps, the payment is kept in the app wallet until you sent them directly to your bank account. Even after you shoot the payment back to your bank, you should verify whether the payment has been made successfully or not. The payment if doesn’t get transferred, it should be attended immediately.

Always Update your Apps: The biggest mistake that most of the people do is avoiding the regular updates that are available for their Smartphone. The apps are given an update to omit the security bugs and many other performance fixes. So, to keep your P2P application up to date, it’s important to update the app whenever any new update is made available by the developer. You can easily check the Play Store to check the available update and upgrade your application.

Avoid Scam Transactions: Sending/Receiving money from an unknown guy demand high security and attentiveness during the transaction. When you receive any payment, you should not send the goods until your entire money is transferred to your bank account. Also, ahead of a peer-to-peer payment transaction, you should read the terms and conditions of the sender. You should proceed with the payment only when you are assured of its authenticity.

Always Opt for Additional Security in P2P Payment Apps: When you are using the peer to peer payment apps, it’s important to select additional security to keep each and every transaction secure. There is the option to enable additional security in every P2P payment app which you should use to add an extra security layer to your payment app. This will keep each and every transaction secure form scammers/hackers.

Stop Social Media Interference: There are many peer to peer payment applications which use social media as the brand promotion strategy. Under this branding strategy, they shoot the post from your end about every transaction you make from that app. It’s good to restrict the permissions to such applications and stop the interference of social media in using such payment apps.

Venmo is one of the renowned peer to peer payment applications which is used by more of the people over the globe. But if you are using any other application, you should get maximum knowledge about the application before installing it in your smartphone and start using it.

What more do you think should be considered for secure P2P payment apps.

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Challenges During iOS App Development That Most of You Face

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Developing an iOS application getting a tedious task as the technology is upgrading and the current technologies are getting outdated. There are numerous challenges that every iOS app developer face during the app development phase. So, what are those challenges? Let’s talk more…

Apple Products Compatibility: Another challenge that iOS developers face during the app development is to develop an application that can work on every possible Apple devices. Past a year, there was only Apple iPad, Macbook, iPhone. But today, we even have the Apple watch that makes it even trickier for the app developers to develop the app compatible for all Apple products.

Performance & Memory Management: As the limited storage in Apple products is always a big hurdle for the developers, they need to develop an application that doesn’t require much space and work as much as required by the customers. So, it becomes another big challenge to develop a low size iOS app that doesn’t require more space in your phone but delivers maximum services/options to the user.

Enrolment in the Apple App Store: Most of you have now observed that the restrictions on Apple App store are very strict as compared to the Google Play store. So, it becomes a big challenge for the developers to create an iOS application that can easily be listed in the Apple App store. It’s important to get clearance from the Apple App store team and pass the strict guidelines to boost its visibility in the app store.

Managing Screen Space: We all know that in comparison to Android Smartphone, iPhone or other Apple products have more pixel ratio. So, it’s more than a challenge to develop an application that best suits on that screen. In terms of Android devices, you can easily create a big screen setup, but in the case of iOS, you have to make it small, so that everything seems well managed and spacious on your screen.

Handling Sandboxed Environment: Some apps generally ask for the data from outside the app i.e. sandboxed environment. So, it becomes a hurdle for the app developer to manage the application and call the required repositories from the sandboxed environment without breaching the Apple app store guidelines.

So, these are some of the big challenges that iOS App developers generally face during the app development process. What more issues do you think is affecting the app developer for iOS App development? Share your opinion below.

4 Reasons to Choose Cloud-Based Mobile Apps

Custom mobile app development is increasing with each passing day. But the nature of custom apps is also changing. Gone are the days when you create static mobile apps. Today, the entire era is migrating towards the cloud-based mobile solutions that allow your application to experience zero distraction services.

The demand for cloud mobile solutions is increasing rapidly, but some of you still have a big query in your mind i.e. why cloud-based mobile applications are becoming the first preference for the clients or business owners?

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Let’s find out some valid and strong reasons behind this.

Hassle-Free Data Integration: Having different backend brings various complexities in your code and hence your database works abruptly with your application. This case is not present in the Cloud base mobile applications. Instead, the entire database can be easily integrated with the application that works seamlessly on every mobile device. In other mobile solutions, you will always find some complex situation during database integration.

Cost Efficient: Cost is another major factor that plays a vital role in the mobile app development process. Most of the entrepreneurs recommend using cloud-based mobile app development due to low cost as compared to other app development options. Options like native app development are expensive to consider, which makes the cloud mobile solutions the best and most reliable option for the business owner. Even when we talk about app maintenance, the cost is far much less than you actually expect.

Platform Independent: While creating mobile applications, you will always require one option among Android and iOS. You can generally work on one app at a time and make it ready for the app store. But in case of Cloud mobile apps, you are free to create both the apps simultaneously and make them ready for both the app stores without waiting for one code to compile. With cloud-based mobile app solutions, Android and iOS apps can be created in a time efficient manner.

No Installation: The biggest and the utmost advantage of using cloud-based mobile apps is that there is no installation required to use the mobile application. Instead, you can use it in the same way as using a mobile application and get the same visualization. This will make it convenient to save the mobile storage as well as connect with the users in real time. The cloud-based apps also make it easy to make real-time changes without asking to update mobile apps.

So, these are some of the important reasons why cloud-based mobile apps are highly recommended over other platforms.

What is the Importance of Progressive Web App Development?

Mobile Apps are an essential part of our life. It not only makes the task easier but also it saves time. You can do a lot of task in just a few seconds with the help of these apps such as money transfer, paying the bill, ticket booking etc. These apps are also used as effective marketing tools by almost all companies.

Mobile and web applications are easy to install and use because they are based on a user-friendly platform. To make these apps more attractive Progressive Web Apps are used by a lot of developers and they provide an app-based interface to end-users. PWA is basically the combination of apps and websites that can suit with any gadgets such as a laptop, phone, tablet, and desktop.

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Now, it’s time to know the importance of the progressive Web App in the app development arena.

Easy and Fast Installation Process: This is the foremost step for every mobile application. Easy and short installation process improves the user experience a bit more. The user can easily install the progressive web app frequently and directly to their device. It can easily accessible through URL and there is no need to go to the App Store and Google Play Store.

Progressive web applications provide credibility and reliability to your applications by enhancing its functionality.

Provide Better Performance: This app development technology improves the running speed of websites and does tasks quickly. It saved images, text, and content in a specific manner that enhance user-experience and boost the conversion rate of your App. It will improve customer retention and loyalty because it provides a suitable environment for your users.

Development Cost Is Low: As we all know that the cost of the app will decide its usability. Progressive web applications are cost-effective because its single version is suitable for various devices. Along with cost it also reduces the efforts of the development team because a single progressive app can meet all the requirement of the users as well as developers.

Push Notification Facility is Available: Notification is the best method to advertise your app. These are basically device-specific functions the can able to improve customers retention at your site. Push notification is used by a lot of companies to promote their product and services. Ultimately, it attracts more users and helps in enhancing your customer base.

Provide Enhanced Security Features: Safety is the top-most priority for all mobile and web applications. PWAs provide enhanced security features to its users because it depends on HTTPS. HTTPS minimize the risk associated with the security of the app. The other function of this protocol is that it inhibits content tempering and snooping and gives robust security to your mobile apps. Web Bluetooth technology is also used by PWAs that boost its security capability a bit more.

These are the benefits of progressive web app development that increase its importance in today’s mobile apps scenario. It not only increases the page views of your website but also boosts traffic on your apps.

How to Choose a Full Stack Developer?

Those who are not aware of the term ‘full stack developer’ must note that they are one of those developers who can create full-fledged applications for web, mobile as well as desktop. The term ‘full-fledged’ means a lot i.e. the developers is capable to handle the front-end as well as the back-end to make the entire web/mobile application work for the client.

A full stack developer is one such guy who can handle most of your development task without demanding any support. Now, as such developers are in high demand, you should know how to find the one who can work for your clients and deliver the top-notch services.

Below are some important tips which you should always consider while hiring full stack developer:

Check Personal Qualities: A developer might have wide specialties, but it’s equally important to examine whether (s) he is passionate and keen towards his talent and work. While hiring such developer, you should acknowledge how talented the developer is, so that you can get a multi-talented person.

Look for Technical Knowledge: What are the technical aspects where the developer is proficient? There are some common languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Databases, etc where the developer must have expertise.

Check Technical Assessment: There are many a time a situation occurs when it’s totally upon the developer to choose the right prospect of the development process and deliver the final output. In such a scenario, the technical assessment of the developer is required. Some common technical situations like problem-solving, database problems, back-end issues, must be easily handled by the developer.

Check Experience: This is the most important of all pointers. When you are hiring a full-stack developer, you should examine the previous experience. The previous experience of a developer let you know the level of services he has worked and is capable to deliver. Hence you can trust on the capabilities of the developer.

Now, the aforementioned points will make you capable to hire the full-stack developers and serve the best ever services to your client. But you should also know when you should really hire a full stack developer.

Cost Limitation: Where there is a cost constraint situation, hence you can’t invest much in hiring specialist developers/designers; a full-stack developer is the best option to go for. Instead of hiring multiple specialist developers, with big salaries, you can just hire one developer who is proficient in handling multiple requirements and serve the same.

Need a CTO: When you look forward to leading your entire development team, you need a developer who has knowledge of each niche and can understand/negotiate with the clients. While hiring a Chief Technical Officer, you actually need a multi-talented person and a full stack developer is one such guy who can get you entire services with the right development process.

So, these are some major scenario, where you really need a full stack developer and make your client happy. The basic aspect of hiring the developer is to understand the client’s requirement from each aspect and build the same output within the given timeframe.

How to Make a Musical Video Application like Tik-Tok?

 

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Getting into various mobile applications has now become a trend and hence there are multiple mobile applications being developed to allure users with new filters and unique features. The trend of musical video application is in huge demand. This huge user base was first introduced with the inclusion of musically in the market. But soon after it presented a unique and appealing idea of making fun videos with the overlapping of voice and visuals, it boomed in the market and with each passing day, the user base touches new heights.

The first thing you need to keep in mind is, no rocket science is required to create a musical app like Tik-Tok. But as it is enriched with numerous filters, video effects, you need to put additional efforts as compared to other mobile app development.

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What is Tik-Tok Musical App?

Those who are not familiar with Tik-Tok must know that before 2nd of August 2018, people were addicted to using musically app, but with a big change in the mobile application, it was renamed to Tik-Tok. So, in short, Tik-Tok is an entertainment application which allows you to create your selfie videos added with numerous filters and overlay music. You can upload your creation, share it with your friends and can see an upload of others too. This new concept of entertainment on a mobile phone makes it a popular mobile application and today, Tik-Tok has become a sensation for people of every age group. As per the statistics of June 2018, this musical app witness about 500 million active users.

This musical application has a wide scope, where a user can do X number of things to make something funny and unique. You can create a simple video, can add video filters to it, lip-sync on a popular song/dialogue, sing and even dance on any song. This wide range of entertainment opportunities made Tik-Tok one of the famous musical video applications.

Features Requires to Create Musical App like Tik-Tok:

There are some common features added with essential ones to make a full-fledged music app like Tik-Tok.

Simple Interface: The foremost need for every mobile application is the simple interface that permits the user to do an N number of things and take the full use of its features. The simpler you keep your mobile interface; the easier it will be for the users to stay on the application and use it hassle-free. The interface of Tik-Tok is given a clean and well-adjusted design (interface) that makes it easy to create your profile, upload a video and watch others. Getting more into the design, once you enter the mobile application, you can see the trending video followed by many other videos with maximum HEARTs (a way to appreciate work on Tik-Tok).

Easy Navigation: This is essential for every musical application where you want to retain the user for maximum possible tenure. In Tik-Tok, as soon as you enter the application, you are first welcomed with the most interesting and popular video on the platform. To make your online preference on the mobile application, you are given easy toolkit to login. You can easily login with Facebook, Google or your Email. For the first time users, the app shows you the interesting videos that you can like and follow the creator to get updates on more videos.

Unique Idea to find the Trend: In Tik-Tok, you will find the top trending videos on the top. The concept used to find the trending video is very simple. The more HEARTS you earn for your video, the more it will boost on the musical app Tik-Tok. The concept of hearts works as the currency for every video you upload or like on the platform. The Heart is more like a LIKE button available on the Facebook and FAVOURITE button on twitter. This unique feature makes it interesting for the user to like a video and to share the same on Tik-Tok.

Live Ops: Every mobile application need to be fresh and interesting each time you enter. So, there are various tactics that are used in Tik-Tok to keep it fresh and appealing. There are some challenges which are made by the admin of the app and let the users participate. Such challenges and contests not only help to get huge user-engagement but also add more video data on the platform that makes it relevant and interesting for new users.

Multiple Filters and Editing Tools: When we are talking to create a unique musical app like Tik-Tok, you need to provide as much options to the user as possible. The application is enriched with a wide range of filters to make your video a bit different from a standard shoot. Also, there are countless lip-sync songs, a parody that you can use to create unique video content and share it on your profile.  You can even use the inbuilt video editing tools to alter your video and make it suitable for your profile as well as your followers.

Social Connections: The million dollar question is, what if you want to share the same video on other social media platforms. It’s almost mandatory nowadays to connect all your social links together to make your presence global. On a similar note, you are provided to share the video on various social platforms that you want to.  Along with that, there is a special feature “Duets” that allows you to find the trending hashtag on the Tik-Tok and use it on your video to make it popular and earn traffic.

What are the Technologies Required to Make Musical Video App like Tik-Tok?

The most interesting part of this mobile app is that there are numerous languages being used to create a fully functional musical video application. Below is the list of technologies that you will require to create a musically App like Tik-Tok and showcase it with your users.

  • Streaming Media System
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Cloud Environment
  • Database
  • Universal Operating System
  • For Emails Storage
  • Database Management
  • Payments
  • Phone, Voice & SMS Verification
  • Push Notifications
  • Cloud Storage
  • Content Delivery Networks (CDSs)
  • Video/audio Transcoding
  • Media Server Configuration
  • Player Configuration

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How you can earn from Make Musical Video App?

You can opt for different ways to make money and grow your profit from the musical video app.

In-app purchases: There are many in-app features that you can mark as paid and can earn money by allowing the users to purchase those features and use it flawlessly.

Raise Fund: If you are a start-up and have brought a new unique idea in the market, you can reach the investors and do fundraising for your musical application.

Make App Paid: There are many applications that are paid, hence you need to purchase them to make the full use of its features.

Advertise on App: You can even put third-party advertisers on your musical application and get profit from those advertisements.

So, these are some of the features that are necessary to make a musical video app like Tik-Tok. If you want to make your own musical video application, it’s important to consider the points given above along with some new and appealing trait that can make your mobile application distinct from others.

 

Why Mobile Web Design is so Important Nowadays

The increasing count for mobile users has made it mandatory to bring your entire business on a mobile device. As a result, companies more adhere to the mobile website and mobile applications that give more scope to your business and cover a wide range of customer base. This gives the mobile web design team a big responsibility to ensure your business website is working perfectly on mobile devices, regardless of their size and resolution.

But have you ever through why there is a huge boom in the demand for mobile web design? Below are some interesting facts about the web design that has made it popular.

Quick Customer Reach: In the era, where everyone is having numerous competitors and is looking to find new opportunities to grow their business, it’s really tough to skip any new technology and stay behind your competitors. Alongside, it’s also important to reach your customers with no time delay. Mobile website gives the potential to connect with your customers at any time.

Google is now Mobile First: If you have an in-house marketing team, you might have heard of the term ‘Mobile First’. Google nowadays prefer a mobile platform more than the desktop or tablet. Hence it’s very important to make your website mobile ready and let Google appreciate your work. As soon as your website becomes available for mobile devices at a high speed, it will become easy to draw organic traffic on your website.

Low Time and Cost Investment: As per the analysis made by the team, the time required to create a mobile web design is lower than a desktop web design. Along with that, the time consumption is also high. So, in order to deliver your customers quickly, it’s important to move on the mobile platform. The time and cost save in building mobile web design provide even more opportunities for the customers to use their new website.

Increased Traffic: As mentioned initially, the count of mobile users is increasing with each passing day. Hence it’s now important to acquire the maximum possible audience to promote your products. Mobile phones contribute to about 60 percent of the total telecom gadgets used by the customers. Hence with the mobile web design, there will be considerable growth in the overall traffic of your website.

Seamless User Experience: User interface and User experience are two factors that should also be considered to make your website mobile ready. In comparison to the desktop website, the mobile website is more comfortable to use and track your previous journey. So, using the mobile web design, your entire website is given a new design.

So, if you really want to stand out of the crowd and make your business website look distinct from others, it’s really important to hire a mobile web design team and get all your requirements done from their end. With the mobile web design, you will be able to find the pitfalls and resolve them with no time delay.