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Advantages of iPad Application Development

Emergence of iOS platform has almost forced the business houses to bring a sea change in their marketing treatment. Traditional marketing strategies are almost pushed to the corner, making a way for the rising possibility on the horizon, which can be achieved through adoption of evolving approaches towards business growth and development.

Business firms are increasingly taking to internet for wider exposure. However, their effort is not limited to the periphery of desktop or laptop world, rather reaching out for iPad and other iOS- friendly devices to attract patronage from more potential audiences. Can hospitality industry be immune to such a positive switchover?

How they can benefit from iPad app development?

iPad applications have taken the hospitality industry by storm. To speak precisely, hotel industry is now put to the paces as to how effectively they can develop iPad-compatible apps and use them for their purpose. Some hotels have already developed customized apps to promote their marketing motto and product show-reel.

Now why such a rush to develop apps on iPad? Does it bring any added benefit or just the entrepreneurs are drawn towards creative dust on a different platform? Both the factors are working here – amazing look and apps’ efficacy. Given increasing number of internet users on smartphones, it won’t be a crime to conclude that iPad apps provide the hotels with a better way to communicate with their guests as well as prospective leads.

iPad applications have become a gateway to a host of services. Evidently, these apps are serving customers’ needs in a newer, better and greater way. They can now take a quick glance over the list of hotels and restaurants in a certain city or locality, the menu card as well as prices, facilities available and many more details that they want to know about any dining den.

The celebrity eateries often host food fiesta to entertain their foodie friends and food connoisseurs. Apart from announcing such events in print media, they also palm out information through smartphones. In addition, while opening up a new franchise, winging away to another city or adding some discerning delicacies to their menu profile, the dinning houses can spread their words through smartphones to quickly reach the audience. In a word, iPad gives them an opportunity to update information and also allow the users to quickly dash off their feedbacks.

Therefore, developing iPad-aligned applications is a smarter way to create a strong base of loyal customers. iPad applications are developed to increase the functionality of your website and thrust richness into user experience, both of which contribute to your business success and spread. Multi restaurant support, descriptions as well as images of items, special instructions and on-time delivery option can also be enjoyed through developing apps on iPad interface.

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Why iPhone Is a Good Platform to Develop Applications

Since the arrival of iOS6, there has been an overwhelming increase in the number of iPhone users. The users who already own iPhone 4 are quickly getting software upgrade to the latest versions – obviously to stay aligned with the most advanced features. iPhone has always been most popular with the users as well as developers.

Considering surging popularity of iPhone, the professionals have developed thousands of applications. A common question often asked by the customers is why they should choose iPhone as a platform for customizable application development. Here are a few reasons to meet their queries.

iPhone Rocks: You know there are several smartphones in the market but iPhone is unarguably the king of all. More than 8milion sets of iPhone have already flown off the shelves in showrooms and the trend has not slowed down. If you are a businessman, iPhone is a wonderful option to make and market your specific applications which can present your online venture in a better way to your clients worldwide.

SDK Feature: SDK is a wonderful feature available with iPhone. This is easy to download and allows you to develop and market your customizable applications on the Apple App Store. This kit provides you with all the necessary toolkits to create iPhone compatible applications. And if you are not a pro in developing apps, there are several companies working in this niche, which will be ready and happy to give you a hand.

iPhone Apps Popular: There are multipurpose uses of iPhone apps. These can be used to surf the internet perform important tasks and even have some fun. iphone is not just a phone, it has more to offer, most of which will be a big miss on other handsets. Given its widespread popularity, it won’t be wrong to say that iPhone has become a part and parcel of customers’ life and this number is high on rise.

However, as a user, you should be aware of the restrictions as imposed by Apple in regards to development and running of applications. Here are those restrictions that you must keep in mind before considering iPhone application development.

  • The most important restriction as put down by Apple is the users are not allowed to run two applications simultaneously.
  • iPhone does not allow you to run any third party application in the background.
  • Compatibility issues regarding iOS version surface up sometimes. If you have developed an application on a particular iOS version, you should put in some extra effort so that it can run on other iOS versions as well.
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Advantage of iOS7 for enterprises

Apple with its iOS7 brought in a revolution in the enterprise sector. iOS7, the latest evolution of Apple, has promising features for enterprises of small and medium levels. It sports impressive look, upgraded functionality, security features and business-critical advantages. It facilitates sensitive data security, wireless file sharing, central control, and employee management at workplace. The business sector has been eloquent with kudos for iOS7. Here is why how enterprises can benefit from iOS7.

Employers are often concerned with the security of mobile devices that their employees use at workplace. Some of the key employees in an organization have access to the sensitive business-critical data which they may store in their personal mobile devices, or the mobile phones provided to them officially. Security of the stored data is a concern as mobile devices may be lost or stolen. Access to the vital data via hacking of the lost or stolen mobile phones can expose the organization to risks.

But, iOS7 has mitigated the mobile phone data security concerns of enterprises. The application packs in a number of security features. With the Activation Lock feature, it is difficult to crack the password-protected phones and leak data. Adding to the security is the Fingerprint Scanner which works on the basis of passcodes. These safeguards integrated with the latest iOS7 stand for Apple’s promise to enhance security for users.

Besides general security, the latest iOS7 comes with other options which ensure the security of specific enterprise apps. It helps the IT departments of organizations to monitor employees’ access and use of enterprise apps. The ADMIN unit of organizations can leverage these features of iOS7 to keep a check on employees’ activities at workplace. Thus, iOS7 indirectly help employees to keep their personal life and professional life separate. Using it, companies can restrict access to the vital apps for some employees who are no more involved in a project.

File sharing is one of the enterprise-level activities supported by the AirDrop functionality of iOS7. It facilitates wireless file sharing for iPhone users, and information sharing among colleagues during conferences and meetings. Thus, iOS7 can be leveraged to streamline enterprise communication. It offers iCloud facilities too.

Evidently, enterprises are looking to absorb these advantages of iOS7 into their daily functioning for better administration and operation.

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iPhone Application Use in Travel Industry

For a long period of time, Apple has been the undisputed leader in the niche of making handsets. Several high-end gadgets have been rolled out by this tech giant and iPhone is one of the most deserving mentions among them. A wider array of most productive applications is available on iPhone, which could be put to good use if you are in travel industry. In fact, if you are an open-minded person about smartphone use in the business field, iPhone could greatly benefit you irrespective of which field you are associated with.

App Store is a massive reservoir with more than 300,000 applications. People generally use iPhone to download games, music, books and many more things. And now business application is another add-on that is finding a wider and intensified use across travel as well as other industries. Let’s now take a sneak peek into how travel business can wallop a lot of advantages and make remarkable improvement in many areas by integrating appropriate usage of iPhone applications in their business process.

Unified Inbox Adds Convenience: When you are in travel line, almost a flood of emails will hit your email accounts. iPhone applications allow usage of a single inbox for several accounts. This means you don’t need to switch between the accounts to check for your emails. It saves your time, adds convenience and enhances productivity.

Microsoft Exchange: This feature is thrown into iPhone series since iPhone 4 launch. In addition, there is a host of enterprise features including email, contact, calendar which you can use to get into touch with your clients and receive their feedbacks.

Sale Management: When you are in business, it’s important to keep track of every lead and opportunity for your business. iPhone apps can keep a record of your meetings with the clients as well as follow-ups so that you don’t miss out on any business opportunity.

Files & Documents: As you are in travel industry, so you need to maintain a lot of files and documents containing the clients’ details as well as your business balance sheet. Businessmen and professionals are now switching to hard drive storage instead of maintaining manual files. iPhone can be used as a hard drive and applications integrated into it can be used to manage presentation with just a single tap.

Business Intelligence: This feature is one of the most useful ones for those in the travel industry. You can retrieve any information quickly, which will help you take decision almost on instance. By using it, you can monitor your contacts that earn you sale, generate reports and thus add to faster growth of your travel business.

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Reasons to have mobile apps for your business

Apple has made a whopping 9 million sales since the launch of its latest iPhone 5 last Friday. This figure bears a testimony to the growing popularity of mobile devices with more and more users. Evidently, more advanced, functional and efficient apps are in demand by businesses to target this group. However, first you need to know how mobile applications will benefit you before making an investment in app development service. We have listed and explained 4 basic benefits:

Business promotion to target audience

You can promote yourself by using apps in multiple different ways. Push notification is one of the ways. Suppose, you have offered an app for download and a mobile user has downloaded it on his device. The push notification feature enables you to send custom messages to whoever downloads your app. Your messages will be inboxed on his mobile phone. You can tailor the messages as per your need to offer a discount, communicate about a new product launch, or promote an event.

Revenue generation from sales

Once you are done using the application for promotion, get ready to generate revenues from sales in the market. Once the beta version of your mobile application is popular with mobile users, pitch the app to mobile phone and tablet manufacturing companies. If the app is integrated to a mobile phone or tablet, it will be sold to end customers, thereby ensuring a steady flow of revenue for you. Or, you can sell the app directly to the users who have downloaded the beta version for a limited period.

Instant customer service in real time

If you are offering a specific service, and your target audience is a group of mobile device users, you can reach out to them by means of your application. Using the application downloaded on their devices, you can receive service requests from them and their feedback too. By using your application, they can send their service requests to you anytime. The mobile app makes it easy for them to reach you with their needs. You will be notified in real time, too.

Customer engagement with business

Your application integrating social media features will let the target audience interact with your business. The integration of social media with the app will enable them to keep in touch with you in real time by posting on the timeline of your Facebook page, by pinning pictures to your Pinterest album, by retweeing your tweets and sharing your business message with their friends. Such social media driven interaction with your business will help you with branding. It also facilitates a good customer relation that is a key to success for every business. The benefits of mobile applications vary depending on business niches. If you are not sure how a mobile app will be useful in your business niche, do get in touch with our consultants and business analysts.
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iOS 7 – 5 good and great features

iOS 7, the latest release from Apple’s store, has received a mixed response. There are some positive reviews in praise of the app, while some negative reviews have gone criticizing the app for not fulfilling the user expectations. However, we have discovered and experienced 5 great features of iOS 7. We have explained why these features are good for users, below.

Increase readability and contrast of fonts

The users having a little bit poor eyesight may find problem with readability of the thin fonts on bright backgrounds that iOS7 app features. Some user reviews are critical about this downside of the new design. With a solution there to fix the problem, it is not a disadvantage. Go from ‘Settings’ to ‘General’, then to ‘Accessibility’. Touch the tab for ‘Bold Text’ to enlarge the font size. You can increase the contrast by touching the button below. Then, restart the iPhone. Once it is restarted, you will find reading easy.

Have folders with unlimited apps

In the previous versions of iOS, a folder could hold up to 16 apps. It might be good for those who are not obsessed with apps. With more than one folder, it was a bit difficult to organize the home screen. iOS 7 has changed the scenario for the app lovers by making it possible to have an unlimited number of apps in a single folder. However, the number of apps depends on the storage capacity of your iPhone. iOS 7 allows several folders, and you can flit from one to the other.

Get rid of unwanted apps easily

The process of quitting unwanted apps was tedious in the earlier versions of iOS. It required users to double-tap the home button and then long-press the app to quit. With the latest release, it is easier and more efficient to quit an unwanted app. What is more surprising is that you can easily quit more than one app at a single go. The apps that you want to quit must not be in the running mode.

Placing of Newsstand in a folder

Newsstand’ app is a favorite of those who are fond of reading news and magazines on their iPhones. With the earlier versions of iOS, it was not possible to have the Newsstand in a folder for those who use the app very little. Putting the app in a folder saves space on the home screen. However, iOS 7 has made it possible. With the latest version, the user can place ‘Newsstand’ in the folder, dedicated to their favorite reading materials.

Change the look and feel easily

Many users are critical about not being able to change the theme of iOS 7. However, the new design has a surprise consolation for them. It is possible to change the feel of the latest design, and the change of the background makes it possible. The look of the dial pad and the lock screen changes with the change in the background. If you find the brightness of the new icon designs intense, go to the setting and set a dark background.

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iStickyNotes – a digital innovation by Infinium Softech for iOS device users

Now is the digital age of time-conscious techies who prefer tagging to scribbling. Everyone from school students to professionals needs a nifty device to write, make and take brief notes wherever and whenever. Be a note a Facebook post, a tweet, a message, an address, a contact number or an SMS, a smart note-taking digital app is what they need to use on their iOS devices. Infinium Softech has launched such an innovative app – iStickyNotes – to cater to this need of iOS device users. iStickyNotes integrating futuristic features has redefined the way we have taken notes till date. This digital innovation by iStickyNotes has eased the task of taking notes and listening to webinars at the same time. If you are in the habit of creating a list of things to do or to shop when you are on the move, there is no alternative to iStickyNotes. Just imagine if you forget to carry a notepad and a pen to the places where they are required, or if you find the page where you had scribbled an important phone number missing from the notepad, or if a glass of water falls over the notepad on the desk…. Not unjust to say that we may leave a book or notepad or diary behind by mistake, not our iOS device. We always carry the device wherever we go. Let’s check what makes Infinium Softech’s iStickyNotes more useful and more innovative than the available other apps: The very first advantage of iStickyNotes over others is that it is available for free download, and all of the features are accessible to users at zero cost. It is an ease to customize the application as per your requirements. How to use it needs no formal instructions as it is very easy to use even for first-time users. The user-friendliness of iStickyNotes lies in the application’s compatibility with and smooth work on the sensitive touchscreen of iOS devices. The features from freehand drawling to writing are very user-friendly. The design of sticky notes with different backgrounds is engaging in look and feel. You can use as many sticky notes as you wish. Evidently, iStickyNotes is the right choice for students, social media junkies and those who communicate through SMSs.

The highlights of iStickyNotes:

  • Sticky notes with different text colors, font sizes and styles
  • Easy to move and re-size sticky notes
  • Easy to change sticky place-holder background
  • Easy to view, edit and delete sticky notes
  • Easy to draw innovative sticky using freehand drawing
  • Easy to add multiple photos in sticky
  • Easy to scale photo, move photo and draw freehand on photo
  • Easy to print and share sticky notes via email with their friends
  • Easy to save sticky as image and place to lock or home screen
iStickyNotes is a new feather in the cap of Infinium Softech, a thriving software development firm. With a team of mobile application development professionals at work, Infinium Softech leads in innovating, conceptualizing, developing and customizing apps for all types of mobile devices. The Company stays tuned to the latest mobile app technology.
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