Getting an app tested on Android or iOS does not have much difference. The actual procedure that it takes for testing an app in both the platforms is the same, and similar is the end result too. But the difference can be pointed out only when we have a deeper look into the whole procedure.
The reason why Android stand apart is because of it has a lot of possibilities. The devices which iOS works are iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Though these devices are almost common in features, the factors that make them different are the memory size, pixel density, screen resolution and speed of the processor.
Read full blog – The Options for Testing on Android’s Smart Platform.
Google Play has launched it new series of apps and games made especially for Australia. Google has introduced a new section ‘Made in Australia’ in its web version and mobile version of its App store. Once inside this section the caption seems interesting – “Homegrown Apps”. Like people have a special liking towards anything home-grown, Google is leveraging on Australian made Apps also.
Australia is an important hub for mobile App development. Australian people love technology and always try to keep up with latest gadgets and gizmos. Now with so many smart phones and smart devices available in the market, Australians also are in the race for using the latest apps released first.
Localization of Apps
This emerging trend has made Google develop and deploy local apps that target locals in each place effectively. It is only obvious that Google Play will have apps developed for other regions also similar to Australia. Google was the first to SEO pages with respect to location. Similarly they have now localized the mobile app world also. This can make a big impact since most people especially non-residents will have a special liking towards anything made in their native place. Google Play has tried to leverage this tendency and developed Localized apps.
It does not mean that Google Play will leave out all other apps made in other parts of the world suitable to the device. It is just that Google Play has included another category in Apps that is localized and will get preference while people search for apps from their smart device.
Reaching out to more people
With localization Google Play plans to reach out to non English speaking group which form a big majority of mobile users. People can now play games and use utilities in their language. This will open wide a large group of people accessing Google Play apps in each location. Similarly for developers also it provides huge range of opportunities. Instead of concentrating on one location for developing apps, Google Play now will have apps developed locally for major locations. Google will also leverage a lot from localized apps since the developers will have a better idea about what the users are looking for since they are familiar with the locals.
The catchword ‘Homegrown Apps’ itself is very nostalgic for most Australians especially those living outside Australia. The same applies to everyone since people tend to have a soft space for their native country and native people. Google Play is also offering popular Australian TV shows, music and gift cards localized.
The Future of Localized Google Apps
While the “Made in Australia” is the only localized version available right now in Google Play, more local versions are soon expected. More and more non-English speaking groups will be accessing these localized versions of apps through Google Play. With more versions of “Made in” apps expected to release soon from Google Play, the mobile developers will see a huge rise in users of internet data for these local apps.
Now-a-days is today’s latest technology a kind of positive enhancement? But answer is that over past few years technology has completely taken over society. These days everyone is using technology from children and teenagers to elders as well as adults. In the today’s world, technology is actually most important thing that makes everything even easier. With the help of this latest technology enhancement, people don’t need to leave their homes to achieve what they want. Presently, mobile application development is actual process by which application software is developed for all kind of devices from low-power handheld to personal smartphones.
In this days and age of era, you are not easily getting full value of any handsets from high-end handsets like iPhones, HTC one and Samsung Galaxy unless you load up your phone with some great apps. 2013 was year of physically powerful growth for all handsets with Google-powered smartphones and different tablets starting to challenge Apple’s as well.
In the year of 2013, the biggest application trend was dominance of free-to-play games that are free to download and play but which already make their money from in-app purchases of virtual items. The major lot was Candy Crush Saga that helped to completely make mobile gaming more mainstream than it has ever been. There are verity of children’s applications which were another trend with increasing community and latest enhancement of developers who aim to entertain children.
You can find various fitness tracking applications that known as quantification of the self. Now it is possible to track your steps, workouts, calories as well as your sleeping patterns became increasingly common with some applications tied to external monitors. All these applications will spread on different devices from smart watches to cars. Here there are 50 app recommendations from news, weather to productivity & task management.
- GLOW iPhone: This application integrates charts, daily reminders as well as health tracking features.
- Moves: It uses your handset’s sensors that help you to simply track your running, walking as well as cycling even while showing you where you went during entire day.
- Helpouts: It’s the way to easily connect to experts in host of different categories for one-to-one help on. You can easily talk to the experts through live video chat from computers to cooking and fashion to fitness.
- BBC Sports: This application offers stats, new stories as well as tables for range of sports and capability to view & listen events live.
- Angry Birds: This is a kind of another round of slinging birds at evil pigs with well-known characters aplenty and even some tie-in toys.
- Call of Duty: It is a part of first-person shooter as well as part tactical strategy game as you easily switch between controlling and shooting your squaddies.
- Cut the Rope: In this game, it seems cute monster Om Nom snipping more ropes to easily feed candy in order to relatives from down the years.
- BBM: Its kind of messaging app which attracts 20 million users in its first week. Presently, it faces competition from Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger.
- Mailbox: It intelligently helps you to easily swipe through your entire backlog even delaying non-urgent mails.
Carrie Miller, has been working as Android Developer at Zealous System – A mobile development company and have been writing on tech gadgets & rising usage of it among the audience. By this article, she has to say that presently, it was reflected in wide-ranging assortment of applications for both Android as well as iOS.