The holidays are a smart time to update your apps. Over the past few years, holiday sales have seen a shift, with an increasing number of sales taking place on mobile devices.
2017 was the first year that purchases via desktop fell below the 50 percent mark, with smartphone and desktop purchases now neck and neck at 45 and 46 percent respectively. If we look at Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday specifically, 2017 saw a new record, with 66 percent of purchases being made on a mobile device.
Mobile sales are growing, and speedy growth is a good thing—so long as mobile app security remains a priority for ecommerce retailers. To give you an idea about how quickly mobile sales have already increased, the 6th Annual Mobile Payments and Fraud report found that 17 percent of retailers get more than half of their revenue from mobile sales in 2018— a 7 percent increase from the 2017 survey.read more
Companies that are just entering the software market may think all they need is a solid team of talented programmers to guarantee success. But those who are well-versed in software delivery know that it is a fairly complex process, requiring more than just coding knowledge.read more
The success rate of IT projects is finally starting to improve after years of poor performance. A recent report from the Project Management Institute (PMI) divided companies into champions and failures. Champions are those companies with an 80 percent success rate on IT projects, while underperformers (or failures) delivered 60 percent or fewer projects successfully.read more
The concept of Lean Software Development (LSD) is credited to Dr. Robert Charette in 1993. Ten years later, Tom and Mary Poppendieck published “Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit.”read more
Mobile app revenues grew by 35 percent in 2017, reaching nearly $60 billion. Building a successful mobile app allows you to maximize revenue from this growing market. Despite what marketing gurus tell you, success is largely driven by your users. Do they like your...read more
Rapid Application Development (RAD) was first coined by James Martin in 1991 in an effort to develop a new approach for software development. The current standard at the time—the Waterfall methodology—focused heavily on planning and following a series of steps in the development process.The development process went through each step in sequential order, with one step being completed before the next one was started.read more
A recent EY Global Banking Outlook survey found that 85% of banks view a digital transformation program as a high priority for 2018. Innovations in technology are reshaping the future of the industry and customers’ expectations.read more
As of Q1 2018, there were 3.8 million apps available in the Google Play Store and 2 million available in the Apple App Store. That is a lot of competition. We want to help your mobile application stand out from the crowd.read more
Application usability and affordability: How to deliver great web and mobile app experiences cost-effectively
Business managers and developers often view application usability as a needless, time-consuming process that costs too much money. Experience has taught us that the marketplace reality is quite the opposite. In fact, usability is the big differentiator between successful, revenue-generating applications and money-draining failures.read more
A recent report found that more than 80% of the time users spend on mobile devices are spent in mobile apps instead of on mobile sites. And smartphone users launch an average of nine or more apps per day. Metrics like these emphasize the importance of mobile app...read more
Your business needs to build a web application. The first (and possibly the most important) decision you need to make is whether to build a custom web application or buy a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) product.read more
You need to build a software application. Now what?
What should you do? How should you do it? What should you look out for? This guide will help you spot the most common pitfalls and avoid them. Advice you won’t find elsewhere.