BaaS Platforms. Is it needed for your mobile app?
29 Jan 2016

What is mobile Backend as a Service (BaaS)? Mobile backend as a service (usually called mBaaS or simply BaaS) is the next-generation approach of building both mobile and web applications. It allows an easy and cost-efficient way to develop a fully working backend of an application. Basically, BaaS is an approach that provides web and mobile app developers with a way to hook up their apps to a backend, located in a cloud storage, while also providing regular necessary set […]

Building Applications for Apple Watch
21 Jan 2016

Apple Watch, a wearable gadget, is a tool designed to make digital user experience more seamless. For customers, it provides a new level of comfort and device interaction, while for developers it is a way to make their app stand out by integrating the smartwatch. In this article we will review some of the main points everyone should know before expanding to the Apple Watch realm. The nativity of watchOS 2 watchOS 2, the newest version of the Apple Watch […]

App Permissions Explained
App Permissions Explained — What are they, how do they work, and should you really care?
17 Jan 2016

Let’s begin with answering one of the title’s initial questions: “Should I care about application permissions?” Our answer is YES, and below we will answer why. To help you get a clearer picture, let’s answer some lingering questions, starting with: What actually are “permissions”?

Mobile Game Development with Unity
15 Jan 2016

Native game engines vs. cross-platforms Game development evolves each year by giant leaps, and as time goes by, the decision of which technology to use becomes increasingly difficult because of the growing number of different frameworks and engines available. Finding the right game engine can be the key to successfully building, deploying, and providing further support to a game that becomes both popular and lucrative. Assuming the developer has already decided not to develop their own in-house engine, they first […]

WebRTC Mobile
13 Jan 2016

WebRTC is an open-source project that enables plugin-free communication between devices. Much of excitement for WebRTC comes from it making direct communication between browsers a reality. However, there’s more to it than just convenient browser conversation. Today, we will delve into the mobile side of WebRTC. Contrary to popular belief, WebRTC is a peer-to-peer, not browser-to-browser, technology: the browser realm is not the only thing is could be great at. Thanks to its portability and compatibility, it could be embedded […]

Essential differences for health-based apps: HealthKit and Google Fit
13 Jan 2016

Are you considering having an app tracker built for fitness and health purposes in both iOS and Android? Today we will look at how these ideas can be implemented using two available frameworks. With the rise of health awareness, application developers are constantly finding new and innovative ways to satisfy the growing demand for health standards. An active role in promoting such movements is played by two giants, Apple and Google, who developed their frameworks known as HealthKit and Google […]

Augmented reality in applications
13 Jan 2016

Are you interested in implementing augmented reality in your app and weighing the pros and cons? Today, we will look at how beneficial it could be to add this technology to your existing or future apps and if it’s worth it. Augmented reality (AR) blurs the line between virtual and real environments—it is a technology designed to enrich the user’s perception of the real world with virtual and digital information. Current and future prospects of AR To comprehend how relevant […]

News from our R&D Lab: Video Transitioning
11 Feb 2015

A video transition is a technique used in the post-production process of video editing by which frames are combined. Most commonly, this is through a normal cut to the next scene. Most videos will also include selective use of other transitions, usually to convey a tone or mood, suggest the passage of time, or separate parts of the story. These other transitions may include crossfading, wiping, scaling etc. ‘Video Transitioning’ is a prototype of an app for iOS, which is […]

Portfolio Spotlight: a Fascinating Ann Siggard’s CookBook App for iOS users
10 Feb 2015

Big shout out to all you food lovers! Introducing the new Ann Siggard’s Cookbook App – with this app you’d be able to execute even the most challenging recipes! Searching for recipes has never been so easy. Our custom development team created an iOS application which comprises three hundred of different recipes by Ann Siggard. The app serves as a collection of great recipes which are always handy. It works without a server, in other words there is a local […]

News from our R&D Lab: Sony SmartWatch App & SDK
27 Jan 2015

As the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) has demonstrated, 2015 will be a year of wearables. The amount of manufacturers who are entering this market is enormous and keeps growing. The public awareness and consumer demand for smartwatches and other wearable gadgets is booming, and as Shawn DuBravac, a chief economist with the U.S. Consumer Electronics Association, has stated:  10.5 million smartwatches would be shipped this year in the U.S. only. Smart devices is THE trend today in a […]