Push notification are very effective !

Any small business needs a boost. An Extra boost in sales. Sales will come from customers; customer will come when they visit you or your products. Push notifications in mobile app are very useful in this.

It is my personal experience that even if App is in idle mode in my phone. When I see a notification with some update I tend to visit the app & see what is all it about.

Here are few thoughts by using it you can improve your app experience regardless which industry your mobile application belongs.

  • Push notification for personalized sales ( Based on consumer pattern)
  • Push notification reminder for next booking update / Order Update / Order Tracking.
  • Push Notification for Birthday / Anniversary / Festival Greetings.
  • Push Notification for App Re-Engagement Ex. Its been a while you visited us , we have new products lined up.
  • Geo Targeted Push Notifications !! When your app user is approaching to a certain location ex. At business location or at home.
  • Send Breaking News or Grand news to all of your users.
  • Push notification for feedback after purchase / after event or after service for customer review.

While sending Push notification you need to take care of few things. Push notification can help you in branding & marketing but if not used wisely app user can delete your app right away.

Here are few points to take care while using push notification.

  • Wrong Time
  • Unnecessary updates
  • Frequent Push Notifications without asking preference from app users.
  • Unnecessary follow ups via push notifications.
  • Push notification with out any call to action

After all user experience is very vital in mobile application development.

Material Design and its animation For Android L

I am amazed with the amount of resource Google is providing for developers.. amazing..

Android L & Material Design

Material Design in my words is realistic design, responsive design. I was just going through Material Design Specification

http://www.google.com/design/spec/material-design/introduction.html

One Must go through all animation at least once..

Authentic Motion:-

Visit here for more http://www.google.com/design/spec/animation/authentic-motion.html

Responsive Interaction:-

Visit here for more http://www.google.com/design/spec/animation/responsive-interaction.html

Meaningful Transition :-

Visit here for more http://www.google.com/design/spec/animation/meaningful-transitions.html

Delightful Details:

Visit here for more.. http://www.google.com/design/spec/animation/delightful-details.html

When I look about this much resources to help developers to become developers.. I feel proud.. this open system ( wheather it is apple or Google) is helping world to bring amazing talent coming out from anywhere..

Nice Story How Code Academy Leads a Teenager to Build 5 Smart Apps!

Young kids and especially those entering the threshold of teenage days are full of creativity and innovation. They can think and create things out of nothing and be of help to everyone around them.

Source: Venturebeats

Smart Ethan Starts Giving Compliments by Smartphone

Last year, a 11 year old boy from Las Vegas-USA, ‘Ethan Duggan’ built some apps after his mother put him in a tight situation. His mother came from shopping with long line of dresses. She started trying them on and asked Ethan for his review. He did not want to disappoint his mother and started appreciating her with the new dresses.

But, after a while, he got tired of answering the few typical comments like ‘ You look great, ‘wow’, you look beautiful’ etc. He then recorded some few sentences in his smartphone and played them whenever his mother would ask him about the new dresses.

Creating ‘Lazy Husbands’

Ethan thought of creating a new app for these type of situations that husbands and boyfriends face with their ladies. He made one app titled as ‘Lazy Husband’. Soon, other similar apps followed which were named as ‘Lazy Wife and ‘Lazy Kid’. Ethan used his knowledge wisely from the time he had learned coding during his 3 months summer vacation in his 5th and 6th grade.

Use of skills learnt at Code Academy

As noted above, Ethan learned coding on Codecademy during his summer vacations where he selflearned HTML, CSS, Javascript etc. He geniunely put his skills to use with PhoneGap which is a framework for building cross platform apps for Android, Iphone and Windows phone.

The Bargument App from Ethan

Now the little kid is planning to release a new app known as ‘Bargument’ which is focused on winning any argument in a bar.  All one has to do is open the app and write in the ‘fact’ that one wants to prove. The app shows up a Wikipedia article supporting the fact, but actually it is a fake wikipedia looking like a real one. The app is built on a framework known as AppGyver

Future Plans of Ethan

Looks like Ethan has inherited these genes from his developer father who is an employee in ‘Zappos’. His father encouraged the idea of ‘Lazy Husband’ when the kid discussed it with him. Ethan  learnt coding by googling up Codecademy and started enjoying the lessons, which he then applied in real life.

Not only he is gung ho about coding, Ethan is now learning business as well. He is learning on costs, profitability estimates, pricing models, taxation etc. Ethan himself sees his future as a programmer developing more apps.

 

 

 

 

Minipost: 4 Important tools for all mobile app developers should use

As a mobile application development company we at LetsNurture try to play with number of tools. Recently we figured out few important applications which has helped us .

Here are some good sites referred by Utpal & Kirit . These can prove very important websites if you are in mobile app development field.

 

Google Play Store Changed Terms For Android App Developers

It seems google play store has changes some terms in developer program.. And developer has to adjust that.. I have just got an email ……

This email is to notify you that we’ve made some changes to our policies; here are some highlights:

  • Streamlined the ads policy, with guidance on interstitial ad behavior, and a new “System Interference” provision, which prohibits ads in system notifications or home screen icons, and requires user consent when an app changes specified settings on a device
  • A revised hate speech policy that provides more comprehensive coverage, while recognizing Google Play’s role as a platform for free expression
  • Clarification that the gambling policy extends to all games that offer cash or other prizes; that virtual goods and currency in games are subject to the payment processor policy, that incentives should not be provided to users to rate an app; that artificially inflating an app’s install count is prohibited, and that the Google Play Program Policy applies to all developer information or content made available on the Store. Continue reading “Google Play Store Changed Terms For Android App Developers”

Showcase Your Android Application in Ahmadabad at App Demo Day

Need a Platform To Showcase Your Android Application?

After successfully conducting 6 mega events in Ahmadabad.. Google Developer group is now taking new initiative for Android Developers. If you have developed any android application you can showcase that android application with industry experts . This App Demo Day is going to be a like brain storming session so it can give immense knowledge to someone who wants to build a great android application.

Before explaining more about App Demo Day

What is GDGAhmedabad?

GDGAhmedabad is one of the most active Google Developers Group in Ahmedabad. We have been conducting Seminars on Google Maps, Android Applications, HTML5 and other latest technology.  We have served almost 5000+ students in last 6 months which is a great pleasure for us.

Recently DivyaBhaskar has covered our last Google app engine event.

“App Demo Day” Bringing Reality Closer

GDG Ahmedabad is a group with a vision to helping developer community of Ahmadabad.. in App Demo Day we will invite people to showcase their “Applications” to industry experts and pitch new ides or discuss about journey of development.

We are trying to provide a platform to people who want to showcase their android applications in Ahmadabad.

More information will release soon from our website  www.gdgahmedabad.com  , Mean while if you have developed any android application and want to showcase it on “App Demo Day”, you can get in touch with me at ketan@letsnurture.com