“Isn’t this thing Illegal?” baulked my friend when he learnt that I’m headed for a Hackathon. I had been accepted to my first offline Hackathon since I landed in the United States almost a few months back. This is about HackIllinois 2016, and moreover, it is about how Hackathons are changing the face of the Tech industry, for good. As I received my first acceptance to the prestigious HackIllinois 2016 at The University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, I was excited just as anyone who were to attend their first Hackathon, that is completely paid for, every sense. Being one of the biggest Hackathons of the mid-west regions, HackIllinois 2016 kicked off on a fine weekend on 19th February. The event was attended by over 1500 hackers ranging from developers, designers, aspiring entrepreneurs and over 150 companies seeking talent and some amazing things to be built over the span of 3 consecutive days. Hackathons: What they are like exactly? At its core, … [Read more...] about Hackathons: They’re taking over the Tech Industry and why do they even matter!
Web and mobile application development
One of the most interesting developments in the website design industry is the introduction of responsive web design (RWD), a mechanism that allows a website to adapt to the size of the user’s screen, be it desktop, iPad or laptop. The real benefit has been its use for creating mobile friendly sites. This means the users can have a seamless experience without the need of any redirection. The bottom line is as long as multiple devices for browsing are accessible, responsive design will always be a requirement. As we are shifting into a world where Smartphones and tablets are beginning to rule the roost in terms of connectivity, more people are searching information from their tablets and mobile phones. Here, responsive design has a major role to play regarding its impact on the SEO. In the world of SEO, the concept of mobile has always been tricky. Yes, everybody wants a mobile site but what is the best way to do it? Google has finally recommended that website should use … [Read more...] about Find out How Responsive Web Design equals to SEO benefits
I recently launched my first iOS app, and it is an achievement that gives me great pride. I am not an iOS developer, but I do have a team of highly talented developers who take care of all the development work for me. The role that I played in the development of the ShoutMeLoud iOS app was in planning the app, deciding what features it would offer, and marketing and promoting the app. Since this is my first iOS app, I have been learning everything an iOS app publisher should know. I will continue to share what I've learned in the coming days, but for now I want to point you toward some of the best resources available to you for the purpose of developing your own iOS app. The following websites and tools will help you with every phase from the very beginning right through the marketing and promotion phase. It has taken a fair amount of time for me to pull this resource together for you, and I intend to continue to update … [Read more...] about 11 Useful Websites & Best Tools For iOS App Developers
Native or the web is the hot topic of argument between confounded decisions makers and developers. Considering the pros and cons of evolving technologies and analyzing its substantial effect over business performance spawns countless arguments. With the entry of cross-platform app development, a new player has entered this longstanding debate. Cross platform mobile app development allows you to use a single code base whilst target multiple platforms; instead of writing native codes for each platform separately. After opting for cross-platform mobile development, you as an Entrepreneur are entitled to a reward or a prime benefit-"build once and get the app deployed on multiple platforms". Nevertheless, cross-platform apps come with a few drawbacks, they do not adopt high graphics with additional fluidity and they consume a substantial amount of memory. Startups are using cross-platform mobile app development as a tool to penetrate the market and so replacing it with the native apps. … [Read more...] about Resolving Entrepreneur’s Dilemma—Native or Cross-Platform Mobile Apps
I have always wanted to list all the Microsoft products and services (just like I did Google’s). But Microsoft’s products are really diverse in nature and a good percentage of them are actually targeting companies and business users. Therefore I found it difficult to list all the products in an organized way. Microsoft’s products were mostly desktop applications until a few years ago. Now things have changed substantially and Microsoft has been launching a lot of standalone web and mobile apps for individual consumers. This is why I (finally) decided to list all the Microsoft products and services. Don’t Miss: Over 201 Google Products & Services You Probably Don’t Know Over 400 million Windows 10 devices. Over 1.2 billion Microsoft Office users. Over 400 million Outlook.com users. Over 3 billion Skype minutes a day. Over 669,000 Windows Store apps. That’s the stats of Microsoft. Credit: Microsoft by the Numbers Bing — A search engine by … [Read more...] about Over 61 Microsoft Products, Services, & Apps You (Probably) Don’t Know