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The Secret Ingredient of Successful Restaurants: Mobile Apps

By Michael Sidorov on July 23, 2014

secret ingredient of successful restaurants mobile apps The Secret Ingredient of Successful Restaurants: Mobile Apps

We are now at a point where more and more industries realize the economic benefits of integrating mobile technologies into their services. With a vast and growing number of potential customers accessing information on their smartphones and tablets, practically anyone serving or selling food or drink without a mobile app is risking to loose audience.

Tales From the Code Crypt:
The Frightening Story of How Azoft Rescued a Fledgling Mobile App Project

By Alexander Sumenko on July 10, 2014

how azoft rescued a mobile app project Tales From the Code Crypt: The Frightening Story of How Azoft Rescued a Mobile App Project

There is certainly no shortage of blog posts buried within the internet advising NOT to make price the main factor in the search for a solid, reliable app development partner. And the reasons for this are hardly scarce, either: hidden costs arising out of the shadows during the course of implementation; time spent deciphering cryptic language barrier issues to ensure proper understanding of objectives; questionable quality, etc. Yet, nonetheless, many companies today still continue digging their own graves by choosing less expensive developers solely because they are… inexpensive, shall we say?

6 Tasty Android L Treats for the Developer’s Sweet Tooth

By Anna Orlova on June 30, 2014

android l update google io 2014 6 Tasty Android L Treats for the Developer’s Sweet Tooth Whether it stands for ‘Lollipop’ or ‘Lemon Pie’ – or whatever “The Next Sweet Thing” is going to be – ‘L’ is introducing sweeping enhancements in both design and performance to the Android mobile platform. Although the official release is still several months away, the L Developer Preview, in typical fashion, allows for experimentation with new features while as well presenting challenges of compatibility with previous Android versions.

Strengthen Your Luxury Brand Image:
5 Distinguishing App Features

By Alexandra Seremina on June 26, 2014

luxury brand mobile app features Strengthen Your Luxury Brand Image: 5 Distinguishing App Features

More recently, luxury fashion labels are now developing mobile applications in order to satisfy the their customers’ passion for digital – and increase brand loyalty at the same time.

Apple’s HomeKit: Has the Secure & Reliable Smart Home Arrived?

By Anna Orlova on June 11, 2014

apple homekit for secure and reliable smart home Apple’s HomeKit: Has the Secure & Reliable Smart Home Arrived?

Control, convenience, and peace of mind are the three major benefits consumers gain from the use of “smart home” systems – the not-so-new technology that allows for the remote management of home lighting, heating, security and appliances using a mobile device or computer. Just imagine: you're just about to board the plane to go on vacation, and you suddenly realize that you’ve forgotten to turn off the oven. No problem, you can turn it off right from your phone. Wait, no need... your smart system already turned it off for you when you left the house, along with the HDTV in the living room.

That’s what the “smart home” concept is all about.

Developer’s Recap: 10 Most Important Things Apple Unveiled at WWDC 2014

By Alexey Minaev on June 4, 2014

wwdc 2014 ios developers recap Developers Recap: 10 Most Important Things Apple Unveiled at WWDC 2014

No new fabulous design concepts this time, but many new / updated features and frameworks that seem to make developers' lives easier and probably more fun. Not to mention, a new programming language has been announced that promises to make our lives more, well, interesting.

Telcos Gain Valuable Insight with “Big Data”

By Anna Orlova on May 23, 2014

telcos gain valuable insight big data 00 Telcos Gain Valuable Insight with “Big Data”

Have you ever received a retail coupon that reflected a recent purchase, or been sent a special offer via SMS from an establishment as you walked by it? Most likely you have, and the precision of retail advertising is no surprise these days. Typically, such deep knowledge of a customer is derived from phone call and billing records, purchase history, payment records, GPS, etc. – or in other words, thorough the analysis of “Big Data”.

Avoiding Costly Changes in Development Projects

By Michael Sidorov on May 15, 2014

avoiding scope creep in development projects Avoiding Costly Changes in Development ProjectsPhoto: revionics.com

When you’re developing to accomplish complex, enterprise-level projects, the area of project estimation can become quite challenging due to one overriding factor: specific requirements not visible from the first sight. Having successfully delivered many complex IT, telecom and financial-related dev projects, Azoft has demonstrated the efficiency of its project management team.