Marketing Plans For A Product Should Start When The Development Starts

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Here, in this blog, I would like to tell you why marketing of a product should start when its development starts. I am sure, you may think what is the need to market any product at its pre-mature stage. You may also think it is the stupid idea ever because the idea can be leaked or copied, but, let me tell you friends that it is the best idea to start marketing any product when its development starts.

Well, nowadays, entrepreneurs are more focused on marketing products from their initial stage. The agenda of marketing a product at its initial stage is only to provide awareness. Give a brief description of your product and explain its benefits.

Why do now than later?

  • He did not like the flow! I can’t recode that again.
We built our product/website/app with our own seed idea, however different perspectives and views always help to improve the product idea. By involving your social and professional network along with potential customers early in the product development lifecycle, you not only improve the chances of success but also reduce the time required for taking the product from inception to release in the market. Hence, the key is to develop the product iteratively with an inbuilt mechanism of Customer Feedback early in the development lifecycle.
  • I have launched the product on 10 January and I have 1000 users on 16 January.
The above statement impresses the investors the most. Marketing takes as long as building a product. Today just results are not important but, quick results are. Your early marketing will give you a seed user base which is most important…Read Full blog at- Marketing Plans For A Product Should Start When The Development Starts

How to Avoid Top iPhone Application Development Mistakes

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The launch of iPhone has revolutionized the way world talks about Smartphones. iPhone development has become the benchmark of mobile application development. IPhone developers are churning out newer applications day in and day out to meet growing needs of users. Offshore development centers around the world are busy developing business applications, fun applications, and many others for iPhone users across the world. Most of the businesses outsource their custom development projects to these centers to get better deals.

Competition that surrounds iPhone application development, has led to the development of many unsuccessful apps, which have served neither the businesses nor the developers. Thousands of dollars have been lost behind these unsuccessful development projects most of which have failed due to some common mistakes committed by developers.

Common Mistakes to Avoid in iPhone Development

Don’t try to over invent – It is wise to keep the apps simple. This saves time for developers as well as appreciated by the end user who uses it. In most cases development needs can be fulfilled by the iOS SDK that has an expansive library for UI elements. In some rare case, you might need to build a novel UI from scratch. The development process becomes complex and unreliable when every element is invented from scratch. Try getting buttons, sidebars, dialog, and tables using the same UI from SDK rather than going for custom development…Read full blog at- How to Avoid Top iPhone Application Development Mistakes

Expression Engine CMS: Reasons to love it!

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With Expression Engine CMS creating such a ripple in the industry, the definite and obvious question that arises, is what makes it such a popular CMS with the developers. Is it equally workable for big and small websites? What extra features does it provide which makes it a tough competitor for other Content Management Systems like Joomla, WordPress, Drupal and the rest. It’s play very important role in e-commerce website development.

When it comes to your website, you would definitely want your CMS to do more than just manage and publish contents. You after all want a CMS and not a blogging tool! Let’s see how can Expression Engine help you come up with reasons to have it for your website.

Expression Engine is not free, okay. But which one actually is! If you consider the entire development cost and associated expenditure, I really doubt if you’ll feel the same for other CMS! You need to pay a license charge for EE and renew it annually.

The development team is small, but extremely supportive and active. You can get considerable help from their forums or the brilliant documentation of the product, which almost works as a hand guide.Read full blog at- Expression Engine CMS: Reasons to love it!

Top 5 Game Development Tools And The Chuck Norris Effect

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Game development is not just about fun and entertainment, it is serious business for some. Professional game developers around the world develop robust and interactive games for both the computer and mobile platform. Just about a few years back, computer games were more popular compared to mobile games but these days mobile games are matching the PC games shoulder to shoulder. With multi-player and 3D graphics making their way into mobile gaming industry, they have become very popular.

The easiest way for custom development of games is to outsource it to offshore development centers around the world. In such centers, expert developers engage in game development for clients. They use the latest technology and platforms for the development of games. Some of these technologies are as listed below:

Popular Game Development Tools

Autodesk Maya – A favorite among all, this is 3D computer graphics software, which runs on Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Developers work in a virtual workspace creating scenes, which can be saved in varied formats, the default being .mb (Maya Binary). Maya is equipped with its very own cross-platform scripting language, fittingly called Maya Embedded Language. This also helps in customizing the core functionality of the software.

3Ds Max – Another gem from Autodesk 3d Max is a modeling, animation and rendering package. The modeling capabilities include flexible plugin architecture and can be used on the Microsoft Windows platform.  Video game developers use this for TV commercial studios and architectural visualization studios…Learn more about- Top 5 Game Development Tools And The Chuck Norris Effect

 

Top 5 Secret of Successful iPhone development and its challenges

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In today’s world, a mobile phone is beyond a tool of communication with family and friends. It is used as a device, where all web-based tasks can be done, be it sending or receiving e-mails, interacting with your friends on Twitter or Facebook, listening to online music, or watching video on YouTube. Many mobile companies across the world are participating in this revolution. Apple Inc. is one of them. Apple’s iPhone is one of the most important development platforms and at the same time, most popular mobile device of this age.

iPhone comes with a set of default applications, however, considering the soaring popularity of iPhone app development, many companies are now targeting iPhone application development market. As a result, users get high-end apps but what remains unnoticed is the effort and challenges that iPhone app developers face.

When it comes to iPhone development and its challenges, it is very true that the users will desire the best-suited application for their device while the developers have to provide them satisfactory result so that they can sustain the market. Here are some challenges that iPhone application developers face during building an iPhone app.

  • Touch screen: First of all, iPhone is a touch screen device and here lays many challenges to make it error free and long lasting. As all the operations of iPhone are done through touch screen, developers need to set up the controls of the application very carefully.
  • Collision with another app: Apple’s iPhone can run one foreground app at one time. If the user wants to use another application at the same time, he needs to terminate the already running app first. In this case, the developer should make a provision to save the application before termination so that when he returns he can start from that point..Read full- Top 5 Secret of Successful iPhone development and its challenges

Java Development for Mobile Games

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Mobile handsets aren’t just meant for communication viz. calls and SMSs but also act as an engaging gadget, thanks to those excellent games. Thank Java development, as it is what powers most of the mobile games that you fondly think of. It is the handwork of theJava developers, which let you, enjoy those pretty moments in the midst of your daily chores. Java development is one of the most widely used platforms for mobiles gamedevelopment. Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) is what powers these highly graphical games in your cellphone.

It won’t be wrong to say that Java development has become the industry standard when it comes to mobile games development although it faces serious competition from platforms such as the iPhone. Over the last decade, many offshore centers have developed around the world, which is making this industry very competitive at the same time pushing technology to newer heights. You can very easily outsource your mobile gamesdevelopment services to these offshore development centers. The best option is to choose countries like India for outsourcing.

One of the major reasons for popularity of the platform is the fact that Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) is a free and open platform, which makes it a cost effective option for mobile game development. The security feature of Java also makes it popular among developers and they swear by its security features. All these have made Java an industry standard backed by all major handset makers, with most of the present day mobile phones being Java-enabled.

Why Developers Choose Java for Mobile Games

  • J2ME consists of the Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) API. This is specifically designed for developing applications for mobile devices including mobile phones. This feature takes into account all the limitations and constraints….Know more about- Java Development for Mobile Games

OpenTaps: A Complete open source platform for your enterprise

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It would be wonderful if only one tool can give you the functionalities of hundred tools singlehandedly. Isn’t it? Whether it is a big corporate house or a small or mid-size enterprise, an entrepreneur always looks for such an efficient business solution. OpenTaps is one of the few business tools, which can serve multiple functions with its build-in business intelligence solutions. It is an open source software, which provides ERP, CRM, ecommerce, accounting, warehouse, point of sales, online and physical stores, and mobility integration at once. Supported by skilled developers, the wide range of services makes it favorite with all business houses. It can be the ideal alternative to high-end and expensive business tools. While small companies want to cash its flexibility, security, and low cost, big companies eye its wide features. Overall, it won’t be unfair to say, OpenTaps is a complete open source platform for your enterprise.

The features of OpenTaps on different sectors in a business are as discussed below:

OpenTaps as CRM and ERP tool:

  • It has an automated sales process.
  • It forecasts sales diagram and manages implementations.
  • The built-in calendar and tasks are linked with different teams of an enterprise.
  • It shares and governs business documents.
  • It integrates mail server.
  • It looks after quotes, order placement, and order delivery prioritization.
  • It comes with Voice over IP Integration, correction through USPS, and address lookup…check out full blog at- OpenTaps: A Complete open source platform for your enterprise