Best Text Editors for Code Review in 2017

We frequently report on the state of development process to our clients. Depending on the development stage the report may contain prototypes, wireframes or a list of completed milestones.

However, sometimes we’re asked to show the real code so that the client could check the quality by himself or send it to investors and in-house specialists. There is no big deal to show it on Git, but there may be complications in transferring data to the client separately so that he/she could review it later or forward to investors.

Mobile App UX best practices of 2017

It must be acknowledged that User Experience design best practices and principles undergo relatively little change year over year. And 2017 has pretty much the same UI/UX mobile design practices.

This is primarily because the goal of user experience design stays the same – make users happy when using your product and get a desirable action. Users still have two hands, ten fingers, two thumbs and pretty much the same level of tech endurance. That is why previous UX practices are still relevant and applicable this year.

How to Properly Use Chatbots for Your Business? UX Tips & Tricks.

Chatbot trend has aapeared two years ago and still on the table along with Big Data, IoT, VR, and Live Streaming. But! Unlike its competitors, chatbots are much cheaper in development and thus stand near to the consumer market than future techs like IoT. Moreover, chatbots have found their place in the business world and play a decisive role in a set of monetization strategies that are used to attract more customers and increase sales.

5 Hot Ideas for Location-Based Apps

Love it or hate it, but geolocation is present in more than 90% of apps installed on your smartphone. In fact, Touchscreen sensors, 3G, GPS and Camera functionality are four elephants on which the mobile app world is resting now. So, if you’re up to making a successful mobile app, you’d better take advantage of these technologies.

How Much Does it Cost to Develop an Uber-like App

The transportation market has undergone significant changes since the first iPhone hit the market in 2007. A huge popularity of ride-sharing mobile apps, as well as Uber’s launch in 2009, made possible for entrepreneurs to earn extra profits from centuries old taxicab industry.

How Often Should You Update Your App

Now your mobile app is finally ready, approved and released in App Store. New users are flowing into your app, you’re growing and get praising feedbacks from happy customers. It is about time to thinks about mobile app maintenance and updates. Plus, you definitely have on your mind new ways to enhance your mobile app.

How to Enhance Waterfall Software Development Model with Agile Approaches

The world is speeding up and being in touch with the market requires from entrepreneurs to act fast and respond to new challenges swiftly. Meanwhile, the waterfall software development model frequently depicted as a brake that slows the progress.

While more and more companies praise a customer-centric approach they are trying to make software products in a quick, Agile way. But do we necessarily need to sacrifice the quality in order to speed up the process?

Clients Talking – Andy Jones

Founder & President of www.PrivateEquityInfo.com

We’ve been working with Andy for almost 4 years. Andy is one of our best clients, and this is not just kind words. We had critical moments and unpredictable challenges that we managed to overcome together, thanks to the attentiveness and patience of our client.

Because of that shared experience and, as Andy likes to say – “chemistry”, we have built our relationship far beyond simple business cooperation. Andy Jones is one of our key partners and simply a good friend of the GBKSOFT team.

How Do Free Apps Make Money

There are more than 4,5 million mobile apps available for download in Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store combined. At first glance, the spike in popularity of apps is far behind. Mobile app market seems to be oversaturated and most of the apps are free for download. But the truth be told the app market continues to grow.

Statista sites that worldwide mobile app revenues in 2016 raised to $88.3 billion compared to $69.7 billion in 2015. About $20 billions surplus in a single year, considering that top gross mobile apps are free to download! So how to create an app and make money from it?

How to Develop Live Streaming App for Business

Videos are trending. In fact, one-third of all consumed content is accounted for videos. Needless to say that pre-produced video content is the next big thing in online marketing. 74% of marketers and small business owners who used videos confirmed direct effect on their company. Cisco suggests that videos will account for 80% of global internet traffic by the end of 2019.

How to Power Up your Business with IoT apps

There will be about 212 billion devices by the end of 2020, IDC statistics suggests. It’s roughly 40 devices for each human being. All these things will grow in computing power and Internet of Things is called to unite them into the worldwide network.

This is the core idea and, at the same time, the biggest challenge that Internet of Things is facing nowadays. The industry is frequently mentioned in the articles, blog posts and tech reviews over the past few years, but few people know how to apply IoT in the real life right now.

Risks Involved In Development: Is It Worth Taking A Risk?

Just like any business process, web and mobile development involves a number of risks. Sometimes, the number gets so big that you begin to wonder if it’s even worth the effort. Each risk, whether it relates to mobile or web development, can be backed up and managed. If it is not eliminated, it can still be turned into a “positive risk” (positive risks meaning). At GBKSOFT, we have developed an intensive risk management system. Here are some risks you may ask yourself and some solutions that we can provide to you.

How your Business can Leverage from Android Wear 2.0 Update?

If you are skeptical about smartwatches, Android Wear 2.0 release may change your point of view. Sounds doubtful? Well, let’s see.

For a long time Android smartwatches were on the sidelines of smartphones because many considered it as a niche device for runners and performance geeks. Very few people were interested in buying it as a separate gadget because smartwatches only have being paired with phones. But with the release of Android 2.0 update smartwatches are becoming mature and standalone devices.

Fixed Price VS Time and Material pricing model

There are two main questions that each client asks prior to starting development of software product: How fast it can be done and How much it’ll cost. While each company prepares time & cost estimation, there are no possible ways to come up with exact figures that will remain intact until the end of the project.

Legal Pitfalls of App Development

Before you start the development of application there are many questions to be answered. Most of them relate to the software development process itself, but there are a few that relate to the legal side of mobile app development.

How to Choose Your Technology Stack

Think about tech stack as of a cocktail which includes numerous ingredients or software components. Take proper mix of programming languages, libraries, frameworks and it tastes outstanding. Of course some of those compounds have already become well-recognised standards among software mixologists.

The True Power of Augmented Reality software

When it comes to Augmented Reality the first thing that pops up in your mind is Pokemon Go, the chartbreaker that hit Apple’s and Android’s app stores last summer. But if you dive deeper you may realize that AR is still an underestimated futuristic tech.

Top Trending Programming Languages of 2017

If you need a short answer to the question what programming language will run the show in 2017, there are three of them: Java, JavaScript, and SQL. However, this is the “answer 42”, which takes into account only current demand, popularity in business sector and average wages across the market.

404: Bugs not found. How to get from Quality Control to Quality Assurance

The first thing that comes to mind when you think about website testing is a glitch or broken design element. However, testing is a crucial phase that should be applied to each and every stage of web development process.

How to Integrate PayPal payment Gateway to your Website

Whether you are using a website to sell goods or services the choice of the right payment system may directly affect your conversion rates. Needless to say, that competition in the e-commerce sector is high and it is always a good idea to process customer’s payments through your own web page instead of relying on third-party applications and external services.

Why choose Ukrainian company for Development? The main advantages to opt for Ukrainian developers and software engineers.

Ukraine is the best destination for you to employ any ideas in Web and Mobile software. Thanks to its abundance of highly-skilled engineers, Ukraine has become a leading software provider in Europe. The country offers a rich list of advantages that can be divided into four groups:  location, labor pool, work approach and national mentality.

We’ve researched each of these benefits in order to get to the essence of Ukrainian software market!

“Mastering Emotional Management” or “How to Master Your Emotions”

Henry Ford once said: “Why is it every time I ask for a pair of hands, they come with a brain attached?”
This means that wherever people are, there are always emotions and relationships, not just ideas and skills for getting the job done.
Let’s see how the emotional component is formed within a project team and how to manage it to make the project beneficial.

TOP 5 Design Myths

 Myth #1: Design is the Appearance of the Site

Myth #1: Design is the Appearance of the Site

For some reason, most people perceive web design as just the creation of a beautiful appearance for a site. But the design of the site is, above all, its functionality with correct and well thought-out structure and architecture.

The purposes of the design – to work effectively, solve problems and interact with the user.

And what would make things right? The designers have to spend many hours thinking and testing different ideas, making prototypes, creating mock-ups, and even conducting usability tests.

The process of WEB development

The development of any product can be a huge process and just like any others that you would expect a positive result from, the WEB process needs to be thought out and measured.  A lot of developers, especially the junior ones or even the little companies, think that some stages of development are just a waste of time, mainly referring to the planning stage. But this is usually not true because spending time at the initial stages of development can save you almost twice as much in the end. There are lots of variables that affect the process, but the purpose of any management system, especially when the developer is self-managed, is to keep the development process transparent and optimal.

Naturally, there are specific cases or projects in which you need to make changes to even the well thought out and most organized dev processes, but there are constants. In this article, we describe the typical process of development and the recommended approach to it.

Android VS iOS: Which Platform Should You Build First?

The two main competitors in the mobile development market are definitely iOS and Android. And when you are ready to spend a fortune on mobile development, you have to make a decision as to which platform to select first, unless you have budgeted to cover both. We have attempted to gather several tips that would help you with making a decision.

Why Your Outsourced Team Needs a PM

When you want to start the project, what do you think about? Budget, deliverables, deadlines … but what goes on backstage is what project managers think about. Why do you need a project manager? Well, let’s not finish this article by saying “Let professionals do their job.” Let’s plunge into the details.