Cool Technique to Use Vector Icons in Web & Mobile Apps

We have some exciting news to share about Ushyaku Team’s passion about Mobile App Development and Web Development using innovative techniques. Ideas coming out from continuous Research and Development is something which cannot be related to experience and the same is happening at Ushyaku, our think tank of developers is not only coding for projects but also innovating continuously to contribute to client’s success as well as to the community.

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One example is latest work from Prashant Saini, who loves to code mobile apps. Check out his latest innovation published on Appcelerator website, where he has shared Cool Technique to Use Vector Icons using iconic font files in Titanium Apps.

This tutorial can be really helpful to all dealing with Titanium App Development, Android and iOS Development, App Development on Xamarin, PhoneGap or Cordova.

This is just one example of the culture we have developed at Ushyaku and we’re right in saying that, The Ushyaku team loves to work and play with the latest technology. We show this through our passion in developing native and cross-platform web and mobile solutions that leverage trusted as well as upcoming technology advancements such as Web API, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Beacons, and Location Based Information.

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Blockchain Technology – a medium for Bitcoin Transactions

Technological advancements in current era is so rapid that one has to be really proactive to catch up with all relevant developments. When we hear this term (earlier “block chain”), the first thing that tickles our mind is the curiosity to understand what is Blockchain and what are blockchain applications.

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The blockchain is first decentralized currency as an idea which was deviced by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 & afterward it plays important role in digital currency Bitcoin.

The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value. Information stored in a blockchain exists as continuously reconciled and shared database. This is a way of using the network with evident benefits. The blockchain database is not stored in a single location and at the same time the records it keep are truly public and verifiable. This makes it prone to hacking or stealing as no centralized version of this information exists. Similar to cloud technology, the information is hosted by several systems simultaneously and its data is accessible to anyone on the internet.

Here is step by step illustrations by Blockgeeks about how blockchain works.

  1. Someone requests a transaction
  2. The requested transaction is broadcast to a P2P network consisting of computers known as nodes
  3. Validation: The network of nodes validates the transaction and the user’s status using known algorithms
  4. A verified transaction can involve cryptocurrency, contracts, records or other information
  5. Once verified, the transaction is combined with other transactions to create a new block of data for ledger
  6. The new block is then added to the existing blockchain, in a way that is it permanent and unalterable
  7. The transaction is complete

Here we heard about a new term, cryptocurrency. In short, it has no intrinsic value in that is not redeemable for another commodity such as gold, it has no physical form and exists only on network, and its supply is not determined by a central bank and the network is completely decentralized.

Technically enthusiastic team of geeks at Ushyaku Software Solutions always believe in playing with new technologies and exploring it further to make awesome products. This new technological advancement about blockchain is something that interests us a lot and our team is onto it!

Top Mobile App Development Platforms

With growing markets with technological advancements, everybody is moving towards mobility on native platforms like Android or iOS or cross platforms like Titanium and Xamarin. The main idea is to provide developers an ideal platform which is the most suitable as per your customers’ requirements and budget.

There are many app development platforms available which can help building an app without digging a hole in the pocket. Fortunately, various great multi-platform developers’ tools are also available in the market. It is important to pick right development platform for mobile applications.

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Native app development is always awesome and offers powerful features but sometimes you have to rely on a platform which offers cross platform support, flexibility, scalability and wider support. Sometimes such platform also saves development cost and time.

Here are the top development platform any mobile developer should be following to excel

Titanium

Appcelerator-The Titanium Development Platform from Appcelerator, which by chance has an impressive fan following on Twitter, helps the improvement of native desktop, tablet and mobile applications by programming Languages, for example, JavaScript, PHP, HTML, and Ruby. It now controls over 1,000 native applications for every month. The best thing about Titanium is that it gives clients simple access to more than 300 APIs and location information.

Moreover, Appcelerator additionally offers customizable metrics for other activities and actions. Applications can be hardware-based and all application information can be put either in the cloud or on the device.

Xamarin

Xamarin is an awesome hybrid mobile app development platform and it offers modern programming language, powerful tools, an efficient and delightful workflow and the power to create the best user experiences. Furthermore Xamarin is an open source platform where community members can make useful contributions from which other developers can get benefitted.

Ionic

Developed by Drifty Co, Ionic is an entire open-source SDK for hybrid application development. The final version was released in 2013 and based in AngularJS and Apache Cordova. The later releases, known as Ionic 2 is based on Angular. Ionic gives tools and services for creating hybrid applications with standard Web technologies like HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. Applications can be developed with these Web technologies and after that dispersed through native application stores to be installed by Cordova.

 

Offshore Development Services for Mobile and Web Applications

Do you want to convert your idea into reality? Today’s era is more competitive than earlier and each business is willing to reach out to their customers globally and boost their online revenue.

Mobile Applications, Web Applications and Ecommerce Solutions have become necessity to showcase and promote their products and services to their target audience.

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To move forward, a business will need to have a website and mobile applications for greater reach, and getting quality IT solutions at affordable cost is a challenging task. But with the help of Ushyaku Software Solutions, It has become easier to develop your App or Solution with the highest quality and greater scalability. May it be SME or large conglomerate, Ushyaku builds IT Solutions for all with the same passion for quality.

If you are a IT development company then our Offshore Development service is the best buy for you where you can outsource all your development activities to us at fixed rate which will be a huge cost saving for your business, and that will help you to increase your profit from your existing business contracts.

Why Offshore IT Development?

Save time and investment — Offshore development enterprises is a gift to SMEs and startups who have innovative ideas and wanted to convert their ideas into revenue generating product. When you outsource your requirement to your Offshore Partner, they will assign a dedicated expert to your project which will cost you way lesser than your current cost. It will also save your infrastructure and operational investments at the same time, which will directly result in saving of a huge amount of time.

Access to talented and skilled quality resources at affordable rates — The offshore enterprises hires talented designers and developers who are incredible at work. In this way, the nature of the projects they work upon is constantly remarkable and proportional to the worldwide guidelines. Likewise, they make the effective utilization of the latest Technology and move your business towards success. Here economy of scale comes into the picture which will reduce the cost drastically.

24* 7 Support and communication for your business — You will never feel that you are not associated with the enterprise. They will work for your round the clock to give you updates either through each single communication channel, in this manner you will get the best results which meet international guidelines, work fulfilment and peace of mind. They will adjust their way of working according to your time zone.

Security and timely delivery – When you work with an offshore development company for your mobile applications and web application development needs, they will communicate the project delivery deadlines in advance, which will not be possible for your in-house development efforts. And in majority of the cases they will meet these timelines because of vast experience and huge pool of resources backed by their extended teams. Getting your development activities done by offshore enterprises is very secure as they are highly professional people and will understand privacy and sanctity of the contract.

Available in post issues — Application Support is essential for any project where change requests, bug fixing and minor enhancements are likely to come up which can’t be factored in during the planning phase. This involves additional cost, but with offshore development teams this can be covered at no additional cost.

Peace of mind and focus on Business — Offshore mobile app and web development firms empowers you to pay more attention towards business activities which will enable to you grow and succeed. You simply need plan your projects once and then oversee at regular intervals, no need to get involved in regular activities.

Let’s explore opportunities to work together and give a chance to your idea with USHYAKU Software Solutions as our team is highly qualified. We pride ourselves in always achieving the best results for our client and love to play with latest technologies

Services offered by USHYAKU Software Solutions
• Mobile app Development
• E-commerce Development
• Web Development
• Cross-Platform Development
• Application Support
• Project Consultancy

All you need to know about iOS 11 App Development

Like it used to be so far, Apple has released it’s 11th Operating System in June which is packed with variety of huge new features, refreshed visualization and all new animations.

It’s also said that iOS 11 will not support iPhone models older than iPhone 5S, this is possibly the better deal for iOS app developers.

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Top Features of IOS 11:

  1. Lock Screen- The lock screen and Notification center are consolidated which allows to all users view notifications directly on the lock screen. Scrolling down will show you notifications and scroll up to hide them.
  2. Control Centre: It is redesigned to combine different things in one page, allows a user to customize their control center and attractive animations give 3D touch buttons in it. The Control Centre is adjustable through the Settings application and takes into consideration a more extensive scope of settings highlights, including cell benefit, Low Power Mode, and an easy route to the Notes app.
  3. Siri- Now, Siri your personal assistant is faster and helpful. It has more natural voice quality which is available with language translation as well (English, Chinese, German, French, Italian and Spanish).Users will able to type questions to Siri and it also supports to follow-up questions.
    Siri will available “on device learning “means able to understand user behaviour and interests.
  4. App store – App store visualizations are refreshed, it highlights some apps that look attractive from the point of view of browsing. There is a dedicated game section available now.
  5. Handel screenshots: In ios 11 ways to handle screenshots are pretty awesome, take a screenshot it goes on the corner of the screen then tap on it. First time gives you options like highlights, mark-ups plus you have a bonus to take multiple screenshots and all are shown at the bottom. You will view and make changes whatever you want before sharing.

Other than this IOS 11 is a more cleaned, good looking visualization and animations effect.
• Attending the calls by the power button.
• iTunes, Appstore, and calculator have a different view.
• Locking is smoother.
• There are no labels at the bottom of your home screen looks more cleaner.
• Lock screen buttons are flatter and look classy.

Developer APIs

New “ARkit” application programming interface (API) gives chance to third party developers to develop enlarge reality apps, taking advantage from device’s camera. The ARKit usefulness is just accessible to clients of Apple A9 and later processor.

ARKit, according to Apple, is a framework for creating augmented reality experiences for the iPhone and iPad that merges camera sensor data with data from a device’s accelerometer, gyroscope and pedometer — known collectively as Core Motion data.

Core ML, according to Apple, is “a foundational machine learning framework” that runs learning models directly on a mobile device, eliminating the server round trips necessary in the past. Face tracking, face detection, landmarks, text detection, rectangle detection, bar code detection and object tracking will enable developers to build vision-based machine learning into applications.

The switch from iOS 10 to iOS 11 was very small in regard to breaking features. Even with Swift 3 to Swift 4, nothing really broke. The switch on this version was much better than the last version. The last version introduced APIs that didn’t support older devices. It’s important to understand what technologies older devices cannot use.

So a word of advise for iOS Developers, Invest time learning about machine learning — not just the framework, but why it is important. You’re going to see more jobs that require virtual and augmented reality skills. There’s money in it: Become an expert in iOS augmented reality, and it will put you above other people who are applying for jobs. If I was looking for a job, I’d totally be mastering the Apple ARKit right now. We’re going to see lots of opportunities there.

Ushyaku Software Solutions strongly believes in developing products with latest technologies available. Our team loves to play with latest technologies to build awesome products.

Android O – The next best thing in Android Revolution

Android O is shaping up to be exactly what Android needs. Recently, Google gave its I/O Presentation which gave a peek into Google’s next advancement, named Android O, and it is targeting the areas where Google’s mobile OS needed the most improvement. It got a huge positive response from all tech-pundits and it might turn out to be a game-changer

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Battery life has always been a problem for all mobile users. Android O tries to limit battery consumption by applications running in the background. For example – Android O will feed the user’s last known location to a background app instead of activating the GPS collect a fresh location.

Google has also done a number of essential under-the-hood improvements in Android O.

  • Most notable among them is the improved boot-up time.
  • Android O runs very smooth and fast despite being beta software.
  • Notifications are also getting more refined and curated.

Some of the visible changes include

  • Streamlined Settings menu
  • A gradual update to the working of notifications
  • New app badging similar to the iPhone. These notification dots automatically color-match with the app icon.

The principal small change (pun-intended) in Android O is the inclusion of picture-in-picture functionality which allows YouTube Red subscribers and Google Duo users to minimize a video to a small window and keep using their phone as usual.

The best approach that the Google could have taken was enhancing the user experience without being visible or obvious. Android O has done just that. It is littered with little changes and improvements.

Our conclusion so far is that the Android O is going to follow in Nougat’s footsteps. It is being poised to complete some of the work started in Nougat and further strengthens the control in Android.