February 2016

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OS X Human Interface Guidelines App Extensions

A big brand Apple is leading in IT industry in the mobile world from years and years and still going on with its new iPhone and iPad series. With the smartphones, operating systems also creating hype with its release in iOS 5 to 9. Combining all this, client’s prefer mac app development and wish to have their app in the Apple’s store.

A great OS X app integrates seamlessly into this environment, while at the same time providing custom functionality and a unique user experience. It’s exciting to know that over millions of Mac users over 150 countries in the world want to bring your app in to its Apple store.

To make sure your apps work reliable and perform well without any offensive stuff let’s understand few important guidelines while developing Mac application development.

Guidelines for Mac OS X Development

  • As a Mac developer, you are bound by the terms of PLA and HIG and other licenses.
  • In case of functionality part many things are taken into consideration: like first of all you have to decide what your app going to do? Why should people download it and what features you need to include.
  • There are some elements taken care of are status bar, navigation bar, toolbar and tab bar.
  • Design your app as per the device with photoshop mockups.
  • Use its own templates to build.
  • The main tool used for development is Xcode. Xcode is used for iOS and Mac OS programming.
  • Understand your application flow with MVC hierarchy. Model, View and Controller of your app.
  • Give best time in designing your app interface connecting with iOS 5.
  • Check every utility of the development and go with the step by step process.
  • Lastly, give more time on user interface design so as to interact your app with users.

Nevertheless, you can find more information on Mac OS X developer guide. Once you understand things about iOS development with Xcode then you are the pool of various types of app making. The more you dig deep the more you learn. With using Swift you can make best iOS apps. Just go along with following guidelines of Mac application development and you can win the race. Moon technolabs is one of the best contender in this race having skills of using swift, Xcode, development guides and experience of years. Combining all this they make successful iOS apps in the market today with good number of clients. Check out more on their portfolio.

If you are looking for a reliable and affordable Mac web development, iOS development, iPhone app development, please feel free to drop us an email at sales@moontechnolabs.com or contact us on Skype at moonsoftware. Alternatively, you can also call us on +1 (951) 801-5251.

Woocommerce Vs Magento ! Which is better Ecommerce Platform

Today Woocommerce and Magento are the most popular Ecommerce platform. There are various options ranging from pre-built stock templates to custom developed frameworks. But these two are the best today. They have the backing of their own strong communities: WordPress users for WooCommerce and eBay advocates for Magento.
If you are planning to set up an Ecommerce website and want to start business online then it’s very important to decide on which Ecommerce platform to choose to establish your business online.

Debate on WooCommerce and Magento

There are lots of reasons why these are better than others and let’s compare these two.

  • Cost Effective:- Both Ecommerce platforms WooCommerce and Magento are free. There’s no hidden costs and no on-going subscription fees so in turn you can keep your project costs down and spend as much time on development as possible.
  • Open Source:- WooCommerce and Magento are open source platforms, granting us access to the nuts and bolts which powers the platform. After development of website it is fully yours and can do anything with the code or other admin stuff.
  • Robust & Secure:- Both options have excellent support, outstanding security and a wide range of powerful eCommerce features so most of businesses prefer to get their websites build in these two platforms.

Feature Talk !

Let’s check out the key features of these two platforms.

  • Content Editor:- Anything that allows us to edit anytime and anything we want is the powerful one. When you can focus to edit content on your website right then and there. If you’re running a flash sale and want to promote it on your site then such edit options helps a lot. Magento 2.0’s intuitive backend makes it much easier to edit your content.
  • SSL:- Having an unsecure checkout is dangerous for your business but also for your customers! With WooCommerce and Magento, merchants are responsible for purchasing their own SSL certificate for their stores, usually separate from their payment gateways, such as Authorize.net.
  • Hosting:- For Magento and Woo, merchants are responsible for finding their own hosting solution such as Nexcess or iNetu. Because WooCommerce is an extension of WordPress. This makes WooCommerce very easy and cost effective to jump start. Magento has a slightly longer list of server requirements which makes sense given that its technical structure is a bit more complex than WordPress.
  • Extensions and Apps:- Magento and Woocommerce both has its own set of extensions. Magento Connect offers thousands of extensions that further expand Magento’s capabilities. Woo has some neat add-ons, including product ratings, featured products, bestsellers, and products on sale. Despite some useful initial features, it is a limited platform for eCommerce; plugin updates have been known to break functionality, and less API extensions and less documentation restrict its utility with other major tools.

And many more other features. With the combination of all this and with expert Magento web development one can make a powerful website. Moon Technolabs does this and have skilled Magento developers who can build websites using Magento and Woocommerce. Developers are comfortable in working with it and made a satisfactory clienteles. Contact for more info.

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