Everything that you want or look for are presented to you in the form of mobile apps. You want to count your total steps per day, there is an app for it. Do you want to calculate your calories consumed on a day, there is an app for you. Do you want to play your favourite game on the mobile, there is an app for you. When I say everything, I literally mean everything.
Mobile apps have made our lives so convenient and comfortable that we cannot stay far away from the gadget we own. With new mobile apps deployed on the app stores have something new to offer and we, as customers, are benefitted from it immensely. Now we can play out favourite music, play games, learn cooking, book tickets for movies and flights, order food and shop online through responsive, user-friendly apps that are here to make our lives more better and superior.
If you have an idea, you can convert into a money making machine by hiring a mobile app development firm that has earned some good reputation and has a proven track record. If you search on the internet, you will find a large number of mobile app development companies offering the best services at the best price in the market. All you need to do is to choose one that offers you the best deal.
In this article, we will discuss some of the latest mobile app development news and analysis that will impact the mobile app development community. We will discuss some of the latest events happened in the month of March 2019 and the beginning of April 2019. Stay tuned and stay updated.
Aceify to raise £200,000 through equity crowdfunding
As per the latest report, Aceify, a renowned mobile app for tennis coaching is planning to raise £200,000 through an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seeders. As per the team Aceify, 75% of the funds will be spent on developing sports lover community and marketing campaigns and also they will expand in London and the rest of the United Kingdom.
25% of funds will be allocated for the product development and they are planning to launch their Android app soon. Currently, the app is available only on the iOS platform.
Apple hires former Jaunt CTO Arthur Van Hoff for its augmented reality push
If you are a mobile app enthusiast and keep a sharp eye on mobile app development news, you must have heard rumours that Apple is planning to launch its augmented reality headset for quite some time now. Now, Apple has hired Arthur Van Hoff who was a co-founder of Disney baked VR startup Jaunt. Hoff posted on his LinkedIn profile about the news and now he is a senior architect at Apple.
The industry knows that Van Hoff is an expert at multi-camera systems and video creation of augmented reality and virtual reality. He would be working with his old colleagues hired by Apple from Jaunt.
YouTube will develop live specials and Interactive shows after Netflix
Recently, Netflix original interactive film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch has earned quite a reputation and is considered success among the online communities.
There are rumours that YouTube too is planning to launch its own interactive shows and live specials after the success of Netflix. Ben Relles, former YouTube’s unscripted programming head is supervising the project and we will come to know about it shortly.
Interactive content is in demand and the content developers develop multiple storylines for the same show and they intersect to end differently for a single show. Furthermore, once you have started watching it, you cannot pause, rewind or forward it.
Bandersnatch was a huge success among Netflix viewers across the globe and we will see more interactive shows and live specials from different content providers including YouTube.
Welcome Anthos by Google to run and manage apps from anywhere
Anthos is an open platform developed by Google for the companies and businesses to use and manage their apps from anywhere. It is a cloud-based technology and it enables users to run apps in the public cloud or on existing on-premise hardware investment.
Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud said that- Anthos not only allows customers to deploy Google Cloud in their own data centres but also gives them the flexibility to build, run and manage their workloads within their data centre, on Google Cloud, or other cloud providers (Multi-Cloud), without making any changes,”.
“Google Cloud’s software-based approach for managing hybrid environments provided us with an innovative, differentiated solution that was able to be deployed quickly for our customers,” said Darryl West, Group CIO, HSBC.
Snapchat is all set with a new Android app with additional features to fight Instagram
The Android version of the Snapchat is not as par with the iOS version and it is the core reason they came up with a new superior Snapchat Android app that focuses to give more remarkable experience to the users by improving user engagement.
The Vice President of Product, Jacob Andreou has said that- Our ideal goal was that people shouldn’t really notice that the app is actually entirely changed up from underneath them, except everything should be way faster.
The new version is more advanced and dynamic and it is not the same buggy version of earlier.
The Android team of Snapchat told in the interview that once they found issues with the old app, they decided to build a new app from scratch.
The new version of the app has a range of hardware for processors and Android cameras. Now Android phones will work according to their capabilities.
Some of the additional features introduced in the new Snapchat app is Snap Audience Network, app stories, Snap Games, Snap AR Scan and some others.
Developers prioritize real-time DevOps visibility
As per the study from SmartDraw software, it was concluded that DevOps teams are emphasizing more on to offer real-time DevOps visibility across the DevOps ecosystem to improve DevOps efficiency, quality of their software releases and to make better decisions.
“The growth of DevOps has generated a large DevOps ecosystem and most organizations face the challenge of how to provide visibility into their projects. To be successful, DevOps teams need a platform that provides visibility that is compatible with DevOps’ unique data structure”, says Joshua Platt, Vice President of Product Marketing at SmartDraw Software.
FileMaker Go app hits 4 million downloads
One of the most prolific and superior office app FileMaker Go, available on iPhone and iPad, has reached 4 million downloads from the app store. If you encourage your employees to work remotely, FileMaker Go is an app that should be on their iPhones and iPads. Most of the start-ups and establishes businesses are using FileMaker Go to create custom apps that can address unique challenges and accomplish business goals.
“For more than 20 years, FileMaker has been enabling problem solvers to use their imagination and creativity to drive innovation in their organizations. Today’s problems often center on adapting work processes for an increasingly mobile workforce. The FileMaker Platform continues to address market needs, enabling our customers to do the same.” Ann Monroe, vice president of worldwide marketing and customer success said.
New updates available for Adobe XD
The Adobe has announced on its blog that they are coming up with a new set of features and tools to make their Adobe XD platform more unique and scalable. With new features, users can create responsive content for a number of devices. Till now, it was difficult to create a mobile app design that can work on different mobile devices due to screen size differences. With this new feature, it is possible for developers to create responsive resizing groups of objects.
“We live in a world where designing for multiple devices is not only important, it’s essential. Adobe XD has now added a Responsive Resize feature that allows you to resize groups of objects while keeping their placement and scalability. All you have to do is resize the group right there on the design canvas, and XD will keep the relative spacing in place,” reads the Adobe blog post.