Dear friends, developers and enthusiasts alike, it’s time for another weekly roundup. Now, whatever you are experiencing this week know that it was a trendemous one for the app development. The featured news and articles weave a tapestry where mighty rise and fall, new methodologies are developed, and software is updated.
That’s all for the introduction. Let’s put the cards on the table.
Microsoft Admits a Hiatus on Development of Office Mobile Apps for Windows 10
The news came abruptly when Richard Woods went on Twitter and declared that Windows isn’t developing office mobile apps for Windows 10. As of now, the future of the project is on thin ice. Currently, they plan to use the older versions of mobile apps. The issue goes way back when Windows was still developing their mobile strategy. Without an adequate mobile strategy, Windows is prioritising desktop apps over mobile apps. The Microsoft will decide the fate of their mobile apps.
Apple and Salesforce Announced a Partnership to Bring More Business to Mobile Apps
The mighty truly raised this week. The partnerships bring Apple’s features to update Salesforce apps. The integration includes Siri, Face ID security, business chat, and iMessage customer service function. Along with that, the duo is working on a software development kit. The main idea behind the merger is to take the “best from both worlds”. Benefits are mutual since the integration will make both more appealing to the other’s customer base. Salesforce’s new mobile app is to be expected to hit the market in 2019.
Kobiton, a Mobile App Testing Company Nets a $3 Million in Seed Funding
Kobiton, a mobile app testing company from Atlanta scores unbelievable 3$ million in seed funding! On September 26, the Kinetic Ventures aided by KMS Technology and Service Provider Capital invested in Kobiton to accelerate its business growth. The Kobiton experienced a major success during 2017, where its monthly revenue went up by 700%. The company provides mobile testing across public and private devices, helping to bring apps to the market faster. It operates some technologies, making it a surefire way to succeed in the market.
A Pending Paradigm Shift – Apps of the Future Will be More Workforce-Oriented
The word on the secretive Internet corridors is that there are too many useless apps. The news of “mobile app saturation” reach their peak as Apple store celebrates its 10th birthday. In reality, there aren’t just enough apps to help the workforce. The paradigm shift occurred in 2017 when United Airlines announced a plan to provide a mobile app to their employees. The mobile app’s main feature is to help employees provide a better service to the customers. However, the issues of efficiency and budget remain. The workplace of the future will come up with a way to embrace these apps as a positive change.
Agile Methodology for Mobile Development, and Why You Should Consider It
The mobile development is becoming more efficient and secure with Agile methodology. The methodology consists of separating tasks into cycles. This medium enables efficient management, less spending, faster production and better testing. The cycles are designed to make the team and project management simpler and more efficient. The cycles of Agile methodology allow early tweaking of the mobile app, ensuring a high ROI. It also resolves the issue of testing in later development phases.
Technologies That Will Revolutionize the Mobile App Development
This week could be themed as a visionary week since it’s all about the future trends. This article goes over six technologies that’ll revolutionise the mobile app development. Out of mentions on the list, the artificial technology is the current tech-world superstar. Other mentions are also rather popular and include virtual reality, blockchain and chatbots. But, while these technologies are revolutionary, the developers will have to find creative solutions in how to incorporate them.
Android Studio 3.2 Released
After seven months of the 3.1 version release, Google releases the Android studio 3.2 version. The app is faster and reduces time developers spends on code infrastructure, so they can spend more time making apps unique. Also, the new version gives a developer greater insight into the app. Among these features are Energy Profiler, Jetpack, Android 9 Pie, and a What’s New assistant. The developers are expected to comply and transition to the new version for better performance.
Tie It All Up and Build an App Startup
To crown this weekly roundup, we’ll provide you with an entrepreneur handbook. The handbook isn’t your typical 5000 words guide. But it provides the necessary steps to get you on the right track to build your startup. Of course, as a developer, you’ll know how to get on the developer-side of the things. It gives you a glimpse of what entrepreneurship should be. Give it a try.
That’s it for this week. Stay tuned for the next Friday news, where there’ll be more exciting news from the world of app development. Have fun and see you next week for the weekly roundup!