Few Things That A Startup Should Keep In Mind While Creating An App

Young entrepreneurs are big dreamers, they are ready to handle all the challenges, but they want to be sure that they are moving in the right direction. It doesn’t matter you are planning to design an iOS or Android app, what matters the most is reaching out to the customers by any means. It’s true that everyone wants to become popular overnight but there’s a lot of struggle which you have to face to reach the top.
But before you start the app development process, there are some questions that you need to answer:

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1. What’s Your Motivation To Build An App?
An inspiration to start a Mobile App Development company can come from anything. Let’s say you purchased a smartphone and the first thing you did that you downloaded app or game which you have heard about. After using it for some time, you decided to learn the back-end code, hoping that one day you will design an app of your own which would be installed on millions of devices. Money and Fame, these two things motivate people.

2. How Do You Know Your App Idea Will Not Be Stolen?
It’s good to share your plans but make sure you share them with trustworthy people. When it comes to business it’s good to keep your mouth shut and don’t share any details especially to any developer friend (if you have one) who lacks inspiration. However, if you still need some advice on what key features to add, then it’s better to make that person sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement.

3. What Platform To Choose?
The Google Play store has more apps than the Apple’s App Store, and this is the main reason why most of the Mobile app developer opt for Android because these apps are easy to build and you can quickly add plenty of features that are not supported by the iOS ecosystem. The iOS apps are build for premium users and they don’t mind spending few bucks on them.

4. What Makes Your App so Special?
At present, the market is flooded with the mobile apps which means that your app needs to compete against millions of different apps published on the mobile sphere. It’s easy to enter the market, but it’s very hard to convince the customers to give a try to the app especially when they don’t know anything about the app.

5. Have You Thought About The Price Of Your App?
If you’re creating an app just for fun and it’s free to download, then you can’t become rich ever. Unless you’ll not add in-app purchases you can’t pump out revenues from your free app. You should set fair prices for these purchases and if you are app becomes a huge hit then you can gradually increase these prices. Depending on how complex your app is, you can charge your customers from few cents to approx $100.


The above-mentioned questions will surely help you in building a great application that too in a hassle-free manner.

Apple Music For Android is Officially Ready After Spending a Long Time in Beta Version

Last year, there was a great buzz about Apple subscription music service to Android users. But now Apple is all set to launch its new product for the masses. This is great news for those Android users who had subscribed to Apple’s paid music, as now the Android version is out of beta. It is now available on the play store, and can be said that it is officially released for everyone. The new launch coexists with the latest release of the Apple Music Android update which brings the app to version 1.0. This has added some essential changes to Apple’s latest Android app and has further motivated for mobile app development.

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It is now expected that the Apple music for Android will boost equalizer setting as well as unnamed performance, playback and stability improvements. The equalizer settings were not initially ported from iOS platform because it is not present in the original version of the application and can be found in the settings of iOS application.

It has given users maximum control over the manner in which they play content purchased through Apple Music and iTunes. Isn’t it great that you can yourself adjust the bass and other levels of music types, such as classical or rock? Not only this, the new Apple Music for Android will also be offering a home screen widget, which will allow you to play and download music to an SD card. The app is also recently updated with video playback and family plan features. It is nothing but an advanced music recommendation system. All in all, we can say if you’re using the iOS version of Apple Music you’ll probably be more happy with its Android port.

Apple Music for Android in Beta testing was for approximately one year which has polished the expectations of the users. Although it is a rare move for Apple, which has typically restricted its services to the iPhone or iPad users. Of course, Apple is not alone in the race! There are many competitors such as Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, who are focusing on music-streaming business. Therefore, one potential way out for Apple Music to flourish and convince Android users is to switch to iOS and purchase music from iTunes.

Wrapping up

Apple music has swept many people. In June 2016, it was discovered that Apple has signed up 15 million paid subscribers a year after its launch, which is pretty good! But it is still very far away from its competitors like Spotify who have pooled 30 million of subscribers in half a year. It is great that both the companies, i.e., Apple and Spotify give free trials to its users, but just for three months and a month respectively.

Currently, it has 3.3 ratings on Google Play Store and found several bugs like unexpected crashes, music not found, etc. It is soon expected that Apple will respond to these complaints. Till then, for those who are enjoying it, let your music play!

Optimizing A Website For iPhone via jQT: A Complete How To Guide

The popularity of the iPhone is not hidden from anyone and it is rapidly increasing with each iteration of the Apple iPhone. Its formidable fan following is an absolute epitome of the successful iOS mobile app development platform. Moreover, since, Apple has consistently endeavored (and continues that) to ensure a healthy app development, every iOS developer can efficiently make strives to get their app in the Apple App Store.

There are several blissful development tools that augment an absolute iPhone mobile app development. However, among all the tools, the jQT (which was formerly known as jQTouch) is an ultimate web app development framework. The jQT is an open source framework that offers utile features for developing mobile web applications. Initially, there were two themes available to it, including the Apple iPhone 2007 theme and their personal theme. This framework facilitates developers to conveniently create web applications with native look and feel of a targeted device; furthermore, it is touch optimized, which further makes it a viable choice for the iPhone app development. The jQT is also popular as a jQuery plugin that makes iPhone app development blazingly fast and easy.

The upsides of implementing jQT

  • Small learning curve
  • Lightweight framework, works at blazingly high speed
  • A huge community support
  • Simple and easily understandable source code
  • Offer all the touch-optimized features, so that you can target the latest touch screen devices

How to create an iPhone optimized website version by using the jQT
For those who are interested in creating a website that is optimized for the Mobile Safari browser, here is a resourceful guide for you.

Prerequisites for optimizing a website to efficiently reach colossal iPhone users are:
Download the jQT libraries
Code editor
Webkit browser (Safari)
iPhone device

Once all the aforementioned things are available at your end, you can begin the mobile app development process.

1. For the Header part
Create a new HTML document with simple structure, including head and body, and save it as index.html.
Within the head structure (that is, between the <head> and </head>), add the following lines of code.

<meta name=”viewport” content=”width=device-width; initial-scale=1; maximum-scale=1.0;” />

Here, the viewport meta key has been used to overhaul the visual appeal for the Mobile Safari in a desired fashion. The initial scale holds the value for scale that will showcase the content when a user visits the site for the first time. With the maximum-scale and minimum-scale, the zoom in and zoom out strength has been defined.

Now, the next step is to link both the JavaScript and CSS files together. It can be linked with the theme stylesheet that holds all the basic features that you want to represent in your website. This can be done by implementing the following code.

<link rel=”stylesheet” href=”css/jqtouch.css” type=”text/css” media=”screen” />
<link rel=”stylesheet” href=”css/theme.css” type=”text/css” media=”screen” />

Once it is done, you must integrate all the references to the appropriate JavaScript files, and create a file in the JavaScript directory and save it as global.js. Also, link the jqtouch.js and jQuery 1.3.2 min.js together.

2. To initialize jQT

Now, you will need to insert a few essential UI components in the global.js file. These include,
StatusBar – When a user will operate the app in full screen mode, it will represent the status bar.
addGlossTolcon – This will create a glossy effect on the icon.
Icon – This includes the icons of the home screen.
PreloadingImages – It comprises an array of image locations. This array is supposed to be passed before the page loading is accomplished.
StartupScreen – This will open the app in full screen mode.

This can be defined and set in the jQT as,
var jQT = new $.jQTouch({
icon: ‘jqtouch.png’,
addGlossToIcon: false,
startupScreen: ‘jqt_startup.png’,
statusBar: ‘black’,
preloadImages: [

3. For creating home page content
In jQT, all the superior div id on a page are treated as its page of content. In the below mentioned code snippet, we are adding links to easily access the “About” page, “Contact Us” page, and so forth. Here, all these pages are considered as its own page.

<div id=”home”>
<div ><a href=”/” id=”logo”>JQTouch</a></div>

<li><a href=”#about”>About</a></li>
<li><a href=”#contact”>Contact</a></li>

4. For beautifying the content
To make the website content appear more appealing and engaging, you can enhance its look and feel in a desired fashion via CSS. Simply add the following code fragment in the main.css file and get an Apple optimized theme. However, you may change the color, size and other styling attributes to create a unique look and feel.

Code Snippet:
body {
background-color: #e5e5e5;

background: #888;

.header a{
background: url(‘../jqt/img/logo.png’) no-repeat;
height: 50px;
width: 150px;
display: block;
margin: 10px auto;

#home ul.menu{
margin: 0 5px;

#home ul.menu li{
background: #333;
border-bottom: 1px solid #000;
font-size: 12px;
list-style: none;
padding: 5px;

#home ul.menu li a{
color: #FFF;
text-decoration: none;

With this tutorial, you will get a version of your website optimized for iPhone. As far as styling is concerned, there is no limitation as such. You can implement as many div as you want in the HTML and create a design that best suits your requirements. Furthermore, you may make appropriate changes in the code included in this guide to create a fresh visual appeal.