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  1. https://www.cleveroad.com/blog/how-to-develop-a-live-streaming-app Today we'll discuss a really interesting topic with you. Are you ready? We have an age-old question at play - what should you do to become popular? Perhaps, you may suppose the article will be about the popularity of applications. Yes, you guessed it. But not only! In this article, we will cover the mobile development but also we'll reflect on how to become a popular vlogger (video blogger). You may ask - how it is related?
  2. https://www.cleveroad.com/blog/how-to-develop-a-live-streaming-app Today we'll discuss a really interesting topic with you. Are you ready? We have an age-old question at play - what should you do to become popular? Perhaps, you may suppose the article will be about the popularity of applications. Yes, you guessed it. But not only! In this article, we will cover the mobile development but also we'll reflect on how to become a popular vlogger (video blogger). You may ask - how it is related?
  3. https://www.cleveroad.com/blog/how-to-develop-a-live-streaming-app Today we'll discuss a really interesting topic with you. Are you ready? We have an age-old question at play - what should you do to become popular? Perhaps, you may suppose the article will be about the popularity of applications. Yes, you guessed it. But not only! In this article, we will cover the mobile development but also we'll reflect on how to become a popular vlogger (video blogger). You may ask - how it is related?
  4. https://www.cleveroad.com/blog/how-to-develop-a-live-streaming-app Today we'll discuss a really interesting topic with you. Are you ready? We have an age-old question at play - what should you do to become popular? Perhaps, you may suppose the article will be about the popularity of applications. Yes, you guessed it. But not only! In this article, we will cover the mobile development but also we'll reflect on how to become a popular vlogger (video blogger). You may ask - how it is related?
  5. https://www.cleveroad.com/blog/how-to-develop-a-live-streaming-app Today we'll discuss a really interesting topic with you. Are you ready? We have an age-old question at play - what should you do to become popular? Perhaps, you may suppose the article will be about the popularity of applications. Yes, you guessed it. But not only! In this article, we will cover the mobile development but also we'll reflect on how to become a popular vlogger (video blogger). You may ask - how it is related?
  6. https://www.cleveroad.com/blog/how-to-develop-a-live-streaming-app Today we'll discuss a really interesting topic with you. Are you ready? We have an age-old question at play - what should you do to become popular? Perhaps, you may suppose the article will be about the popularity of applications. Yes, you guessed it. But not only! In this article, we will cover the mobile development but also we'll reflect on how to become a popular vlogger (video blogger). You may ask - how it is related?
  7. https://www.cleveroad.com/blog/how-much-does-it-cost-to-create-an-app-like-snapchat Online communication is a vital part of our everyday lives. Thanks to chat apps like Snapchat, WhatsApp, or LINE it's got much easier to chat without unnecessary clicks through a social network page. A lot of popular chat apps exist, and many more of their clones are appearing. However, if you want to create your own chat app don't be afraid to give it a try, because users are always open to new offers. To create your own app similar to the booming Snapchat, you need to learn what brings great success to it. In this article, we'll tell you everything you need to know about Snapchat and how much it costs to create an app like Snapchat. How Much Does It Cost to Create an App Like Snapchat? What's Snapchat To make it clear, Snapchat is a mobile messaging app that lets people share their pictures, videos and stories. It also allows users to take photos and videos and add a caption, filters or drawings to them. Its special security system makes photos and videos self destruct a few seconds after viewing. Snapchat is now widely used among teens, but it hits new demographics every single day. Moreover, according to Bloomberg the Snapchat app is used more often than Twitter. It has more than 150 million people using the app daily. Teenagers say that they prefer visual communication to texting. This is the exact reason for Snapchat's sweeping popularity. A bit of Snapchat history Snapchat's evolution from a regular messenger into a private messaging space is really exciting. Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy started Snapchat in 2011, when three main giants - Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, ruled the online space. They risked a lot launching an app similar to the hottest apps, so they needed to add something that would make their app special. And they did. The idea of self destructing pictures beat all the expectations. The new app managed to equalize the strengths of all three social network giants and create something absolutely unique. Just one year after Snapchat was launched, the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, tried to buy the app for $3 billion. However, Spiegel turned the offer down, because he realized that he had one of the hottest apps of the time. In June 2014, Snapchat was valued at $10 billion, so their rejection of Facebook's $3 billion offer doesn't seem to be goofy anymore. After a while, Snapchat launched some great updates such as Discover and geofilters as a part of their monetization strategy. We'll get back to Snapchat's monetization a little bit later, first let's find out how everything on Snapchat works and how to use the Snapchat app.
  8. Visualization means a lot, especially when it concerns human relationships. The conversation can become much brighter and more comprehended when people do it in video chat, not via usual text chat. There are many video chat apps available on the market but no all of them can boast about high quality and good connection. So this niche is the one you can occupy and increase your profit. A video chat app development process requires some special particularities you should know about. Enjoy the article! https://www.cleveroad.com/blog/how-to-make-a-video-chat-app-an-ultimate-development-guide
  9. PWA is a hot topic in software development for a couple years. The reasons for such PWA popularity is easily explained. If we go back a couple of years ago, it must have been a dream to combine together the power of native mobile applications and websites. But times have changed and all dreams come true. PWA brings together the best sides of native and web applications. If you finally decided to jump on a bandwagon and create a progressive web app, we will provide you with the most essential information you should definitely know to build PWA. What is PWA It is a quite new application type introduced by Google in 2015. Being somewhere between web and native apps, PWA is a mix of the best sides of both approaches. PWA was first available only for Android users. In March 2018, PWAs finally became available on iOS 11.3. On its official website, Google listed the following progressive apps features: Responsive. These applications must provide an excellent user experience for all screens and platforms. Progressive. Such a tautology, but progressive web apps must be progressive. It means that every user can work with these apps no matter what browser they use. Progressive enhancement strategy stands at the core of this approach. According to this strategy, the most essential content comes first. Works regardless of connection. Service workers provide people with an ability to use progressive web applications regardless of Internet connection. Application of this type can work offline or with a bad internet connection. Fresh. Again, thanks to service workers the latest updates are downloaded simultaneously when the PWA is opened. Secure. PWA must be served only via HTTPS in order to protect the security and privacy of its users. Discoverable. PWA is not only indexed in search engines but also gets higher ranks there. Installable and linkable. Users have no need to install PWA via app stores. That is a great news formobile developers - you have no need to wait for approval on Play Market or App Store. Users can easily add it to a home screen and share it with friends by simply sending a link to the web app. Re-engageable. In contrast with web applications, PWA is able to send push notifications. We will talk about it later. So, what PWA has in common with its predecessors? Begin with web apps. Developers use HTML, CSS, and JS to create a PWA. It also works via a browser and can be easily displayed on desktops and laptops. As for native apps, PWA inherited the possibility to send push notifications, get access to some device features and an ability to work offline. We scrutinized what do native apps and progressive web apps have in contrast. Discover why PWA is the best solution and what limitation it has But in contrast with them, PWA takes much less time to load and fast in use. Comparing with a native app, it doesn't require downloading from app stores, hence is easier to launch and share. It is much faster and easier to build, so it is cheaper than building a native app. If we compare it with a website, it provides better UX, can work offline and is much more secure. What's more, PWA is lightweight. Take Pinterest as an example. You see, the results speak for themselves. Size of Pinterest native app vs. PWA We are done with basic features of progressive web apps, now let's discover the best examples of PWAs and the effects of their implementation. Best PWA examples Large players in the tech industry have already tried out the power of creating progressive web apps. Among them there are such tech giants: Twitter In 2017 the company launched PWA Twitter Lite. Developers used React, Redux, Webpack, Babel, Yarn to write a client-side part of PWA and Node.js for server-side development. The results of PWA implementation were impressive - Twitter has reduced an average load time by 30%. Bounce rate was decreased by 20%, while pages per session metric have grown by 65%. Forbes The global media giant decided to create their own PWA in March 2017. The main aim of building the PWA was to increase user engagement and provide readers with personalized and fast web experience. And they nailed it - Forbes PWA loads in 0.8 seconds, and hence the company has increased session per user metric by 43% and user engagement by 100%. Pinterest It is a bright progressive web app example. The company analyzed the behavior of mobile web users and came to the conclusion that only 1% of users log in or register via their mobile web app. They wanted to increase this number. And the solution was found - they made a PWA within 3 months. With this step they increased user engagement by 60%, engaged time by 40% and revenue from a user-generated ad by 44%. As you can see, PWA looks similar in different browsers AliExpress It is one of the most popular e-commerce websites. Before creating a PWA, AliExpress used its mobile website to invite web users to install the native app. But this strategy worked not as well as Alibaba company thought. The company decided to invest into PWA. Soon it increased user conversion by 104% and doubled the page per session metric. Flipkart Flipkart is another large e-commerce site. In 2015 the company ceased supporting Flipkart's mobile site and focused on a native app. Then the company decided to change the strategy and rolled out Flipkart Lite. As a result, it increased conversion by 70%, re-engagement by 40% and tripled the time users spend on the web app. Tinder The PWA of this dating service was built using React and Redux. It is 90% smaller than its native app. As a result, the PWA loads in 4.69 seconds, while the native app loads in 11.91 seconds. Progressive web app development: what is under the hood App Shell Application shell is a core element of PWA which provides the fast performance. Simply put, it is a container where the content is put. App shell requires minimum lines of code and consists of only the most essential elements like header and navigation bar. This part of PWA is not loaded every time a user launches the app. Instead, it is cached once and then displayed to a user regardless of internet connection.
  10. The digital transformation of many spheres of business, including grocery, is absolutely stunning. Recently, 'to go shopping' meant wondering around different stores in your neighborhood and was a highly time-consuming process. It required to find a needed product in the store and also to wait in the long billing queue. Now you can check this information in a few seconds, not to mention that you can pay with no money in your pockets. https://www.cleveroad.com/blog/grocery-mobile-app-development-how-it-helps-to-strengthen-your-brand-identity
  11. If you have a strong intention to create a new software, mind that approaches to the development of a certain type of business can be totally different. Some technological tendencies got their leading position first and then public lost interest in them, but the popularity of live streaming isn't changing. Besides that, a live streaming video is not limited to social media or TV only, it is developing and it became a live marketing tool for many brands. Live streaming creates new ways of business interaction with the customer and makes it possible for them to get acquainted with the business better. It draws a new audience and creates loyal relationships with your brand without large expenses. We would like to speak about the advantages and methods of streaming usage in different business fields. https://www.cleveroad.com/blog/live-video-streaming-for-business-niches-main-advantages
  12. The majority of Internet users consider each URL as a website. The thing is that many of these sites are not sites at all. They are web apps. For the end user, all these terms don't matter. But they matter to you and your business when you contact a development agency and try to explain what you actually need. Another reason to learn the difference between web app and website is the future of your business. If you want to use your software for a long time, develop and improve it, you should also understand how to do this in a case of web app and website. That is why we decided to dot the t's and cross the i's and finally find out what are the key difference between a website and web application and what type of software will fit your project requirements better. Difference between website and web application Before we compare the notions of website and web application, let's find out what each of them means and what set of peculiarities they have. What is website? A website is a static page on the Internet which isn't very functional. Its main purpose is to provide an end user with some particular information. Users in most cases do nothing but read (or watch or listen to) the information which a website contains. The brightest examples of typical websites are news, recipes, weather, blog portals. The main idea of this type of software is that a customer has little or no interaction with the program. For instance, on the news website, you can choose news section. Another example is a subscription form which can also be present on a site. But nothing more. A user doesn't input any information to a website. If you want to see a real-life example, visit our website The Match Player. The full project includes an iOS and Android application and a landing page where you can read about it. The Match Player is a program where users can create accounts and look for competitors for a golf match. Apart from that, there's also a dating part with a chat, where everyone finds a date. The comprehensive review of the Match Player app you can find in our blog. Match Player: Website by Cleveroad What is a web app? A web app is an interactive page. It allows users to input, get and manipulate data in different ways with the help of interaction. Such software programs usually have a very tight connection with the server and send lots of requests to it. If you need a clue of what a web app is, think about an online content editor, which processes users' files. Another example is a social network. Here users can communicate, share content, post news and so on. It's a web app too. Cleveroad has created lots of web apps. One of the most recent is a Shirt App project. Shirt App is a web-based application where anyone can create a custom design of a T-shirt for himself or for a present and order it. Shirt app: Web application example Another great example of a web application that we've created is a Train Away project. The full scope of work included an IOS and Android app development plus a web application. The project helps people all around the world find a plate for trainings with the needed facilities. The program also allows users to pay for a visit or to buy one-week or monthly subscription. TrainAway: Web app by Cleveroad As a matter of fact, nowadays, we see that these notions integrate into each other and it makes even more difficult to identify the website and web application difference. Some web apps can work as a website until you log in or buy a premium account. To make it easier, we'll try to follow the generally accepted classification in this particular article. https://www.cleveroad.com/blog/what-is-the-difference-between-website-and-web-application-choose-what-fits-your-business
  13. There are no second chances when it comes to usability of a product. Every detail matters and the website load time isn't an exception. In fact, it's one of the most irritating problems for users that make them leave and never turn back. Surveys suggest that 40% of people abandon a website that loads longer than 3 seconds. Just think, almost half of your potential customers will leave the website if it loads longer than 3 seconds! At the same time, high-performance websites demonstrate better results on a number of parameters including conversion, ranking, engagement etc. In other words, a slow website won't bring you the same level of revenue as performative one. So, in this guide, we unveil some simple steps to website load speed optimization. https://www.cleveroad.com/blog/these-9-website-performance-optimization-techniques-will-help-you-speed-up-your-website Why web speed optimization matters Coming back to stats, the survey from Kissmetrics shows that 79% of users are less likely to visit a website with performance issues once again. Moreover, 52% of surveyed shoppers assert that performance is an important ingredient for their loyalty. This means faster websites generate quality leads. No doubts, surveys are a great way to learn the attitude of customers to whatever you need. However, the website load speed optimization example from a well-known company would be more valuable, right? Walmart is a great fit for this. Having measured the website load time and performed the initial analysis, the company found out that users who converted had two times faster loading speed compared to the ones who didn't convert. A live example of the website page speed optimization impact By the end of optimization, they've managed to remarkably increase their conversion rates along with revenue. Also, the company shared the following stats: Every second of loading acceleration resulted in a 2% conversion growth; Every 100 milliseconds of loading acceleration resulted in a 1% incremental revenue growth. Needless to say about website performance optimization importance if such giant as Google has once faced a 20% decrease in traffic because pages were loading 5 seconds longer than they used to. Except for conversion rates we've already touched upon, the website load time optimization can influence the visibility and experience of using it. Let's get this sorted out: Visibility Google's search engine takes into account a myriad of different factors when ranking websites. And the time a website require to load a page is among them. There is a quite clear logic behind this. In the eye of Google's algorithms, websites that load pages too long lead to bad experience for users and should be downgraded in ranking. Responsive vs Adaptive Design: Which's Best for You? The same thing with a mobile version of websites. Google punishes the websites that can't tailor to mobile or any other device regardless of what device a search query was made from. The company wants to provide visitors with the best experience this way. Experience As said, the load time influences not only ranking but the number of loyal customers. Nobody likes inconvenient products in 2018. The more performative your website is, the higher level of customer satisfaction you'll reach.
  14. According to Google, 53% of mobile users will stop using website or app that is loading more than 3 seconds. That is why it is important to provide your users with the best user experience and make it possible to remove all bugs and errors while the page is loading. But, as a rule, users experience becomes much better if loading page contains some interesting design. Do you think that design of the page and loading speed have nothing in common? It turns out that it is a very important combination. So today we will pay attention to splash screen feature that is a graphical element you may require during new software development. Why do you need it and how it works? All answers you will find below. What is a splash screen and its importance A splash screen is an image you can see when app or web page is loading. Usually, you see the full screen covered with an animated picture or logo of a specific brand. it is a well-thought marketing approach since it is the start of your first acquaintance with the app loading. As for marketing, you can also be interested in influencer marketing trends for 2018 to promote your product, so mind to read it. Today there is no precise information regarding the app that used splash screen first. But it was implemented with a strong reason in mind. A splash screen animation is necessary to take the time required for app loading. Moreover, advanced apps used a more interesting design of splash screen, for example, you could see all files that are loading at this moment. Previously, it was a vital practice since Internet connection was much slower, and, besides that, it has increased users' interest towards new product. Application splash screen is just some kind of visual element that can hold or even entertain you for the time needed for an app to be loaded. The origin of the idea refers to the generation of opinion that the app is quick and responsive. When you don't see any screen while loading the app, it is likely that you will simply shut down the app after a few seconds of waiting, according to Google statement. Why is splash screen necessary? As a result, splash screen helps improve the user interface, enhance its aesthetic part while maintaining the same functionality. So all important IT companies like Google, Apple and others started using a splash screen. Don't you know how to improve UX of your website? Watch this video: 8 UX Elements to Create Trust to Your Website Moreover, Google and Apple state that they use splash screen just to improve the UX, but not for promotion of their brands. However, most brands use their logos on both Android and iOS launch screen and it makes a good contribution to the promotional strategy of their companies. Every time users see the same logo, and it helps building up relations with the brand. Slow Internet connection seems a relic today, any developed country can boast about high-speed Internet whether you are using PC or surfing the web with a mobile device. That is why Google and Apple changed their mind and came to a thought that a custom splash screen should be used only when it is really necessary. There is no need to add this screen to each app. Google made it possible for you to find a detailed description of a wise splash screen creation in Material Design specification. Besides that, Android apps don't launch very fast, especially for the first time. There is a delay where splash screen can really help you catch the attention of the user. And this is the right case where Google recommends to use a splash screen. The user will be satisfied for sure. Look at YouTube app below just as an example of Android launch screen: Splash screen of YouTube app Watching splash screen requires the same amount of time the app needs to load. If you do it for the first time, waiting can take longer, but then it will take less time. Splash screen: how it was used successfully We already came to the conclusion that splash screen should be used with apps that are loading longer than usual or if you want to increase customers' loyalty towards your brand. Let's check out successful examples of splash screen design. YouTube and Google splash screens So, YouTube and Google Docs are the apps that need more time for loading, and they have relevant splash screens examples, as you see above. Nike splash screen with a racetrack Nike + Running has a really fascinating mobile app splash screen since there is a red background with a white logo - this contrast is daring. Also, you can see a racetrack that shows the main goal of the app. Adobe splash screen of web app Above you can see what Adobe did when you are waiting for it to be loaded. It shows the process of loading and various pictures to entertain you. It allows the user to see that the app is loading, no hang or bugs occurred. It is highly important for a high-quality user experience. SlidingTutorial from Cleveroad Open source library from Cleveroad that you can find on GitHub. What capabilities does it have? Using our lib, you can create sliding tutorials for your own apps, and and it will provide them with a catchy parallax effect that makes it possible change color of each page when you slide it to the right or left. Thus, it makes a learning experience more efficient and interesting. You can learn more about our SlidingTutorial from this detailed case study. SlidingTutorial from Cleveroad Keep in mind to give your user the confidence towards your app, so the loading process should be accompanied by app splash screen design with specific pictures or icons depending on your brand particularities. Splash screen: to use or not to use? There is no one certain answer to this question. Everything depends on a specific goal as follows: Definitely, yes, you should create splash screen it if your app needs some time to load. If there is a delay more than 5-7 seconds, you need a splash screen undoubtedly. Yes, if you have a large desktop app that also has complicated UI. Desktop apps can be run on an outdated PC where you will have to wait more than 3 seconds. No, if the app is loading quickly and you don't want to overload it with additional UI. If it takes less than 3 seconds to load, the user won't have time to feel the irritation. Well, at Cleveroad we think that application splash screen can make your app more interesting and good-looking. And, in most cases, our developers integrate splash screen to new apps. What should splash screen look like? You will create your own splash screen, it is your decision. What should it be? You saw examples above and it helps you make use of their examples to apply them on the screen of your app. It is important to consider some main items as follows: Background You choose any color you like, but, as you could see, a bright splash background can be beneficial. But, nevertheless, it is also a good way to choose a color from the color scheme of your brand. The more captivating is your color scheme, the better feedback you get from your future users. Logo Place your logo in the center of the screen. Think over the right color of the logo to make it contrast with a background. It will make your logo bright and visible for everybody. Name Add the name of your brand inside your logo or below it to make your brand recognizable. If you don't know how to name your business, find a good brand name generator of your choice. Slogan Why not add a phrase that will inspire or motivate your users? Many companies have its own slogan on the mobile app launch screen. Thus, when the user opens your app for the first time, the slogan will reveal the main goal of the app. While the user will think over it, the loading process will be finished. Important details for splash screen to contain (!) Never use the following: advertising; a few splash screens; overloading with many elements that increase the delay. Always use: Make splash screen with the presentation of your brand in a logo - that will be enough; Make loading process as quick as possible; And now, it is the time to understand how to make a splash screen. Our last but not the least point will show you how to do it.
  15. In order to build a successful digital product, entrepreneurs have to deal with a lot of bills. Since the services in the sphere of IT do not come cheap, it is vital to think through all the project's details and plan the app development budget. This way, you will understand where you can cut on some expenses and where not. In this article, we discuss 8 steps that will help you plan a budget for creating an app. https://www.cleveroad.com/blog/guide-on-how-to-identify-mobile-app-development-budget-in-5-steps Define your goals before getting started with development Mobile app development is a complicated thing. So, if you want to clearly convey your idea to developers and designers you should firstly think through all the details by yourself. The steps described below influence the final development cost of your product that, in turn, is a great part of your total mobile app development budget. 1. Define for what purpose you need an app There are lots of scenarios when it comes to the purpose of creating an app. Let's consider the most common of them. So, you want to create your own app to: Broaden your opportunities You have a brand that is present physically or even in a form of e-commerce website but you want to provide your customers with a mobile-friendly experience and get more sales. Such companies as Asos, Lush, Walmart were guided by this scenario. The reason for movement in the direction of mobile commerce is that the number of mobile users is growing rapidly as well as an average bill they spend compared to desktops. Build your idea You have a million-worth idea but you have no clue about all that development stuff. You can hire an IT company outsourcing to help you. There are a variety of success stories of companies that outsourced development to implement their products. For example, $3 billion-worth Slack company used outsourcing to build their product in its earliest stages. Opera relied on developers from different countries to create its platform. Another example is Skype whose creators hired a team of developers from Estonia to build their business. Withstand competition It is difficult to find a business where mobile solutions would be inappropriate or useless. On the landscape of tough competition, companies that use advantages of mobile apps can dominate over others. So, this scenario is about entrepreneurs who do not want to lose opportunities and leg behind competitors. Taco Bell's app is an example of this scenario. Engage your customers You want to build an engagement platform for your customers like it did Nike with its Nike+ running app. They did not just build a useful product for their target audience but got an opportunity to promote their brand in digital spaces as well. Depending on a scenario your product's features as well as its marketing strategy can vary a lot. In turn, it affects time and approach required for UI/UX design, development, and marketing. As you know, time is money. So, the more time is required for product creation, the larger budget to develop an app you will need. 2. Select a platform The choice of a platform is a very important factor affecting the budget to make an app. It is obvious that if you have chosen Android, iOS, and Windows development, your bill will differ from the one you can get in case of development for just one or two of them. It is worth noting that Android development is often more expensive if compared to iOS. That's because Android-based devices differ from each other and support a variety of screen resolutions as well as different versions of OS that your app should be optimized for. The best way to decide between platforms is to conduct a research of your target audience. Also, you may take a look at competitors' solutions and see what platforms are supported by their apps. 3. Decide between in-house development or outsourcing In-house development can be problematic since you have to hire professionals. Besides, you should take care of an office for your employees as well as provide them with a compatible salary for your region. Sometimes it's unaffordable for young startups. Having a low budget and no appropriate technical skills it is quite difficult to do.
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