Category: Tips & Tricks

How to get the most out of your online education

For some years now, online education has been one of the most common ways to learn about something new, or to expand our knowledge about any subject. Many Schools and Universities have adopted this model, due to the fact that it is a viable option to reach a large amount of students willing to learn, while fostering cooperative learning.     Without any doubt, it has revolutionized the way academic institutions teach, whether they use a complete e-learning method, or they choose to have a blended learning model to complement traditional education. Despite all this, as a student, you should...

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15 Tips and Tricks for starting Android App Developers in 2017

While you build your career as an Android developer, there are important things you should always keep in mind if you want to increase your chances of success. No matter if you want to make your own project or work for a recognized company, there are some essential aspects to be aware of while developing an app. So far, we’ve interviewed NoĂ© Branagan about the best practices for Android development, and we have also interviewed Isabel Palomar about her experience in communities and as a developer. Taking all of this along with other experts insights in the Android field,...

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Create a powerful portfolio by learning online

An online portfolio allows you to show who you are, what you can do and the amazing projects you have been involved in, besides is one of the best tools to start your personal brand. You can show examples of your work that demonstrate what you’re good at and why someone should hire you to get an specific task done. You can build a website from scratch or even use a drag and drop website builder, if you don’t have enough time or want to make this process easier. GitHub Pages for example, is a widely-known platform amongst developers to showcase...

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Winning ideas for mobile app development in 2017

Smartphone acquisition keeps growing. It is estimated that this year the amount of devices reached 2.32 billion all over the world. Surveymonkey, GO-Globe and Gartner have reported that global revenues from mobile applications are expected to reach $77 billion by 2017. Together, Apple and Google Play have hosted nearly 4.3 million applications and the techniques for developing iOS Apps and Android Apps continue evolving. For some years from now, mobile usage has represented 65% of digital media time  and an estimated time spent per month of 35 hours from people between 18 to 44 years old. This is more than relevant...

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Paid Apps vs Free Apps

While developing your app from your innovative idea you need to consider how you are planning to get revenues from it if you want to make it grow. Developers must know about the mobile market characteristics in order to choose a business model that suites best to their app. Mobile app users are currently downloading applications to watch videos, listen to music, take notes, chat with other people or play games for free. Even so, most users won’t have a problem with advertising as long as the app they downloaded for free remains that way. That is why defining your target group is important, since obviously consumers with considerable more incomes behave differently from consumers who look almost exclusively for free apps. Besides, by studying your competition you get to know what similar apps you may offer, and it will help you put a price on yours. Certainly, it’s not a good idea to charge for your app when there is already another one free and fairly similar in the market. But if yours has a distinctive feature or functionality which users may find valuable to pay for, your chances increase.   If you have defined that your product will be aimed to people willing to pay a fee for your app, then the direct paid app model might be your best option. However, applications that get the most...

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