The Google Settings App is extremely useful to Android Users: Know how

The Google Settings app was launched in early 2013 and is a part of the service apps bundle. However, not many Android users take the time needed to open the application and thoroughly check out its features. It is a very useful product that can significantly improve your Android journey.
Here are some of the top features in the app that you need to check out right now:

Control ‘Connected Apps’
You can control the permissions that you’ve given to applications with this option, apart from getting a better idea of how many products you use. You can also disconnect those that you don’t want to grant permission to.

Google+ Auto Backups
With Google+ Auto Backups, you will be able to create duplicates of new photos and videos automatically. They will be transferred to Google Photos online, and you’ll get private access to them.

Play Games
Don’t want games to bother you with constant updates and requests? You can disable their notifications in the Play Games section. You can also create a Priority Notifications list here if you’re fond of games.

Search & Google Now
You can enable or disable Google Now in the ‘Search & Now’ section. You can also refine your search criteria here: you can get your phone to search for your contacts, music, browsing history, and more.

Ad Control
With Ad Control, you can create an advertising ID so you can be shown adverts that are in line with your preferences and requirements. You can also opt out of interest-based ads if you think it’s a violation of your privacy.

The ‘Verify Apps’ section gets your phone to monitor your apps for suspicious or malicious activity every once in a while. You also get warnings if the phone finds something that shouldn’t be there.

Android Device Manager
This option allows you to find a lost or stolen Android phone remotely. If someone has stolen it, you also have the option of remotely wiping the data.
By letting you administer all Google services in one place, the app makes your Android experience much more enjoyable than before.

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How Can You Build Useful, Engaging and Successful Mobile Apps?

The smartphone revolution is still going strong if you go by the latest data – by 2020, it’s estimated that over 400 billion apps will be downloaded each year. Businesses from around the globe are hiring developers to help craft mobile apps to connect better with their customers, provide useful services to them, as well as to improve revenue generation.

Are you wondering how your organization could build a useful mobile app? Here are some Google-approved techniques that will enable you to do so:

Get Acquainted with Micro-Moments
Google has done a ton of research on how consumer behavior is shaped by micro-moments in our daily lives. This understanding, when applied to mobile apps, can lead to exceptional results. Only brands that manage to satisfy consumers during a micro-moment will survive long-term.

Focus on the Core Function
Users want what they want – and they want it right now (or yesterday). The sole purpose of your application must be to provide a useful service as quickly as possible. That’s why you should focus on the core function of the application and give secondary priority to everything else.

Help Users Get Around Fast
Users will often be moving while accessing your offering, which can hamper browsing. Mobile phones also have small screens, which makes getting around them difficult. It’s important that your application uses the latest best design practices – like minimalist and grid-based design – to help users get around fast. Implementing a useful search feature can also help.

Provide Personalized Recommendations
The more personal your application gets, the more useful it becomes to the user. With the help of machine learning (or AI technology), your product will be able to provide users with personalized recommendations, based on their history/preferences.

Create User-Friendly Forms
Typing on a mobile screen is a bother. If your product contains a form, make sure it’s user-friendly as well as small (take a look at examples provided by the most popular apps in stores). Also, give them the option of transitioning to a PC to finish the process.
Your application will only be as good as the developers who’re working on it. For best results, hire developers who have built dozens of apps for both Android and iOS in the past.

Latest Mobile App Trends Every Smartphone User Should Know

Apps have come a long way since the first smartphone came out. What was once a novelty has now quickly become an integral part of the lives of billions globally! Applications themselves have evolved a great deal, and modern apps are not only useful but drop dead gorgeous too. So what does the future look like for applications?

Here are some mobile app trends that will excite every smartphone user:

Embedded AI

Apps will soon be able to sense your mood and deliver you content or services accordingly. They will also be able to learn your preferences and provide you with personalised recommendations and services.

Instant loading apps

It can be a bother to download software to a phone – it will consume data, which is expensive, and occupy storage space. Immediate loading Android apps is a new trend that allows you to use the product online, also called as content streaming.

Virtual reality and augmented reality

Virtual reality and augmented reality are finding their way onto mainstream utility and entertainment apps, especially games. These technologies are allowing developers to provide smartphone users with a memorable, vivid, lifelike 3D experience. Better graphics is always a good thing!

Hybrid development

Many organisations are losing productivity because their applications can’t be used on mobile devices. With hybrid development, organisational level apps will now be accessible on a wide range of device types and OSs, including desktops and mobiles. Research tells us that the demand for corporate-level developers is going to be five times the current supply!

Location and motion sensing

With the help of GPS tracking and ‘beacon’ technology, developers are building products that can provide users with location-based services (LBS), offers, and promotions. For example, if a customer is shopping in a section of a store, a savvy marketer can provide a prompt discount on an individual product.

There are other novel technologies on the way, too, like software that can be controlled with your thoughts alone! With app downloads expected to double in the future and more first-time developers introducing unique products in the market, the next few years will be very exciting for technology lovers.

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Building a Mobile App? Here’s How You Can Choose between iOS and Android

Creating a native mobile application is a costly and time-consuming process. Often, many SMBs don’t have the budget to build an app for both the Android and iOS operating systems.

If you’re being forced to pick between Android and iOS as target OS’s for your app, you have a difficult decision to make. Here are top factors to consider that will help you pick the best platform between the two:

Cost of Development

  • Research tells us that developing apps for iOS is much cheaper than Android. There are many reasons for that, including the fact that the iOS IDE (integrated development environment) is very easy to use and lets you churn out quality products quickly.
  • Android’s IDE is less optimized and developers often to have to make their apps compatible with very old OS versions and multiple smartphones, which increases costs.

Availability of Developer Talent

  • Because Android development is difficult and time-consuming, many development companies opt out of developing for the platform altogether.
  • Consequently, you may not be able to find developers for your app that have the experience you require, especially in your niche.

Target Demographic

  • Android users are concentrated in Asia, Africa, and South America. Developed countries like America and European nations prefer to use Apple’s smartphones instead.
  • If your organisation or target demographic is based in a developed country, you may be better off with building an iOS app.
  • If you’re trying to go global or just find more customers (Android has a market share of 70%), you will be better off with building an Android app.

Paid vs Free Product

  • About twice as many apps are downloaded from the Google Play Store as compared to Apple’s store. However, Google developers only make approximately half as much money from their products as compared to iOS developers.
  • If you want to make money from your application, it usually makes better sense to target Apple’s iOS platform.

Still having trouble deciding on which platform you should choose? An able mobile app development company – with industry experience – will be able to help you make an informed decision if you consult with them.