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New Opportunities for
Mobile Development Companies
Discussed at M2M Conference

By Anna Orlova on June 20, 2013
New opportunities for mobile development companies in M2M communication This June has turned out to be rich in events that reveal the next stage in automotive industry evolution. On June 10, 2013 Apple presented iOS 7, the new operating system for mobile devices, and iOS in the Car — integration of iOS devices with a car in-dash system coming in 2014. In addition, the largest business forum devoted to in-car content, called Content and Apps for Automotive Conference and Exhibition 2013 (Munich, Germany), was also held this June. This year the event focused on machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies, in particular on integration of cars and apps.

iOS 7 Review and First Thoughts from an iOS Developer

By Victor Kotov on June 13, 2013
On June 10th, 2013 Apple presented the next version of their mobile operating system — iOS 7. So, the question is, will this version turn out to be a success? In this post I will provide a brief review and share my personal opinion about iOS 7. Note that I will only be using sources that are open to the public, since disclosing any information from Apple’s developer portal (a.k.a. iOS Dev Center) isn’t allowed by NDA.

iOS In-App Purchase Overview: Our Hands-On Experience

By Victor Kotov on June 6, 2013
A lot has been written about In-App Purchase implementation in iOS apps, yet the issue throws us one curveball after another when it comes to practice. Today I'd like to share our experience of developing, testing and releasing an In-App Purchase app with auto-renewable subscription and avoiding the pitfalls we've met on the way. The terms of agreement with our client prevent me from giving the real name of the app, so let’s call it ABC digital encyclopedia. iOS Application Business Models — Paid Apps

10 Tips for Effective Communication with Clients

By Anna Demidova on May 21, 2013
When it comes to establishing effective communication with clients, the rules of conduct are based not only on business ethics, but also on basic human nature. Every detail is important -- from keeping your promises to simple things like the tone of your voice when explaining your services to potential buyers. Below, I have compiled a list of 10 simples rules to help you build lasting relationships with existing and potential clients.

Android Application Development:
10 Tips for More Efficient Apps

By Anna Orlova on May 14, 2013
Every drawback in product efficiency, battery and memory consumption can really affect your app’s success. That’s why it is critical to develop well-optimized, smooth running apps that never make Android system guard against them. We will not speak about efficient coding, since it goes without saying that the code you write should stand any performance test. But even brilliant code takes time to run. In today’s post, we’ll talk about how to minimize this time and make apps that users love.

5 Critical Decisions for Planning
a Mobile Development Budget

By Konstantin Kalinin on May 2, 2013
Mobile applications today are used in many different business areas, whether it is for internal corporate use or for providing services to clients. People come up with new concepts and ideas for apps everyday, but how does one ensure that app becomes a success without exceeding the budget and estimated time frame?

Operation Secret Check-in or Happy Birthday to City Office

By Nastya Tolstikova on April 26, 2013
Last year Azoft opened a new office in the center of Novosibirsk for the colleagues who live nearby, since its headquarter is located in Akademgorodok — 20 km away from the city center. Considerable time savings, cosy interior and hearty atmosphere along with a gorgeous sight of the Ob river right from the window — all these and a lot more were the gift for Azoft people who live far away from Academ. Today we, the feral inhabitants of the headquarter, came to the city to congratulate our fellow colleagues and the office with their first birthday.

Investing into iPhone App Development: What’s the Gain?

By Anna Orlova on April 25, 2013
If you’ve come up with a concept for a great new app, you might be eager to hire a development team and have the app released as soon as possible, before competitors. However, before you jump to development, it is a good idea to think ahead and make some estimations: will you get a reasonable return on investment once the app is released?