ChaiOne Insights: Mobile App Development (3)

Beacon Bits: A developer tool to explore the power of iBeacons

3 minutes read

iBeacon technology was first introduced to the public by Apple at WWDC 2013; the goal: to enable a new level of location applications made possible with Bluetooth LE technologies introduced back in 2010. These new, low-power devices would allow manufacturers to create beacons, devices that could advertise themselves with a unique set of identifiers and could run off a typical coin cell battery for 6 months or more. With this technology and Apple-developed algorithms, an iOS device would be able...

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Dealing with Massive Data in Rails

4 minutes read

 

Rails is amazing. It has helped individuals and entrepreneurs build minimum viable products much faster. Here at ChaiOne, Rails is the default backend choice whether it is used as a whole website solution or just as the backend API server for the mobile apps we build. We love its elegant syntax and unparalleled development speed.

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Apple Pay: A more secure way to pay

3 minutes read

With iOS 8.1, Apple released Apple Pay, their long-awaited solution to mobile payments. In the Passbook application, there is a new option for adding credit cards by either typing in your information or using the camera to scan a card. This information is then verified by your bank and saved to your phone. Your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus contains a "secure element", which stores a device-specific number linked to your credit card which allows for secure payments without worry of someone in...

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Improving the User Experience in Mobile Forms

6 minutes read

With more than 1 million apps in the App Store, mobile app developers definitely have competition. It can be difficult to get users, but a key feature that distinguishes a successful app from an average app is a good user experience. Depending on the app’s function, the user experience will vary. Some apps may just be designed for entertainment while others are used to improve business processes. According to a recent report on enterprise mobility, in terms of investing in mobile, “the main...

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Modern Asset Workflow for iOS Development

3 minutes read

Using PDF vector assets on iOS is not new. With an ever increasing number of iOS devices with varying pixel densities, there is no time like now to move to a resolution independent asset workflow.

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Things To Consider When Designing A Localized App

7 minutes read

Did you know that the innocent thumbs up gesture in the United States is actually interpreted in a very different way in Thailand? A local from Thailand would probably view an American that gave a thumbs up as offensive or childish. The gesture is even worse in Arabic countries.

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What is Apple’s B2B App Store and How Does It Work?

5 minutes read

 

With gross revenue in the billions and millions of  apps, Apple’s App Store is a massive business. How do these apps get into the App Store and made available to people? Traditionally, there were only two main ways one could distribute applications to businesses:

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Changing the User Experience with iBeacons

4 minutes read

Context is a growing mobile trend, especially through the use of iBeacons. These inexpensive and low powered proximity sensors track user location to send push notifications. ABI Research predicts that in the next five years, iBeacons will become a 60 million unit market.

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Creating an MVP for Mobile Applications

6 minutes read

Time for a little role play. You the reader, will be a key stakeholder who has been tasked with leading a new mobile application project for your company. Now let's add a little pressure into the mix: you have a conference coming up with a hard deadline and you want to be first to market with this app. Luckily, your team has enlisted the help of ChaiOne to assist in turning your idea into reality. Seeing as we are a mobile agile development shop, we can make this happen. First things first...

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