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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 it’s 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 it’s 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.

When it comes to Web Development, HTML plays very important role since beginning and today without HTML, CSS3 and javascript, website development would have been little difficult.

When it comes to Web Development, HTML plays very important role since beginning and today without HTML, CSS3 and javascript, website development would have been little difficult.

The generation of smartphones and the use of mobile phones has led many developer realized that there are certain languages which are must for building responsive websites.

Let’s take a look at the few things about of HTML, CSS3 and Javascript

  • The web page you see in your browser is a combination of structure, style and interactivity.
  • These jobs are undertaken by 3 different technologies, HTML, Javascript, and CSS which your browser knows how to interpret.
  • HTML5 and co. are open standards: they’re maintained by organizations, not companies, so there are no restrictions on their use. They can be used in open-source projects
  • They’re safe and secure, partially because they’re open standards.
  • They’re cross-platform, they’ll work on any operating system and on any iOS Devices, phones, tablets, computers.
  • They’re less resource-intensive and a lot of web games using HTML5 run very smoothly on phones.

Few Benefits of HTML and CSS

  • Cost effective and Multi-Platform Development: A single piece of code can be used across platforms, devices and markets, this an added advantage because it results in lower development and maintenance costs, allowing you to use your resources elsewhere.
  • Good page ranking: If your page is not structured well then the page itself will not attain a good rank within search engines. HTML5’s new elements can be anticipated when site are being re-indexed on search engines
  • Consistency across multiple web browsers: The implementation of HTML5 and CSS3 helps the designer to create a compatible site or system within all browsers.
  • User Experience: HTML5 offers wide range of design and presentation tools which gives the developers greater scope to produce better sites and web applications. This is very important from business point of view as user engagement is the key to increase site and system use and conversion.

Considering the most of the advantages of this languages it is the first choice of every developers. These is the future of web development. Moon Technolabs has skilled team of designers and developers experienced to work with this tools and made a very successful portfolio in wordpress web development. If you want to go through it visit here.

The Most Possible Risk Factors Faced by Wordpress Developers

There are no shortcuts for anything and so as for the developers with the code. WordPress developers need to know all the basic fundamentals. All the technical aspects should well learned by the developers in depth. WordPress is a well known CMS(content management system) that is widely optimized blogging platform that offers wide range of features.

Developers have to keep an alert eye on each IT technology tool updates and their security. There are always some risk factors for any platform we work on. Lets check out what can be the risk factors that developers has to face while involved into WordPress blogging.

Some factors that comes across the way of developers are below:-
  • Bugs/Errors in WordPress Plugins: Developer can extend the plugin or its functionality to ease other developers with customized operations, but it may happen if developer use malicious plug-ins that it can create many problems.
  • Software update:- Updates keep coming and with that the new versions of software load with other new and extended features, bug fixations, security vulnerabilities and more. With all this if the site goes down with the update, then it must not be compatible with the upgraded version. Hence, developer must research on each Plug-in and ensure to integrate the plugins or themes those are supported by author.
  • Access rights and passwords:- Every user need access control for different features to fulfill their task. There requires an admin account for handling task to add or remove or edit things. It fully means to provide limited login access to their users and when we come to passwords, experts says that put long phrased passwords which is different of each different logins and also makes it secure from hackers to crack your password.
  • Remove unused stuff:- Extra lines of codes or says codes kept for testing purpose and in the end developers forget to remove it which makes attackers ease to hack your code. So remove unwanted code or plugins from the site while in deployment stage.

At any cost WordPress web developers has to minimize the risk factors and move on coding with the updates. With professional wordpress developers working in Moon technolabs you can build bug free website from their developers who are skilled to work on custom wordpress development. For more info, visit their website.

Microsoft to Launch its Own Sim Cards for Windows Devices

Microsoft planning to launch its own sim card for windows devices. The company is working on a sim card where it allows you to get online using your windows 10 devices wherever you go while paying for the data you use.

There is still no announcements on this, but the company has launched its mobile sim app in its store that will let users connect to a nationwide high-speed mobile data network using a Microsoft SIM card.

The app is designed to work on Windows 10 and “requires a Microsoft SIM card,” Microsoft is planning to sell plans through the Windows Store, so the data will be tied to a Microsoft Account. There are plans to use within the country and roaming will follow. So depending on availability, Microsoft could connect to carrier partners. The software giant is currently testing a cellular data app that lets Windows 10 devices connect to various mobile network operators without a contract.

It’s yet not clear when it will market the services and declare its pricing and availability. Microsoft has not declared anything about the release. So we will update you soon, once we get more information from the company. With the competitive edge of Windows app development, companies are developing interesting windows apps.

Moon Technolabs is well versed in windows phone app development and it has got expert team which works on latest technology to meet the demands of the customers.

“Explore the power of Windows Development” – Moon Technolabs create visually appealing and highly functional Windows phone apps and with more than a decade of experience in working with Windows Phone application Development. Visit the site for more on windows development.

Things App Developers Need to Know About Apple Watch

Apple watch released on April 24 and from then and now there has been great experience of users using Apple Watch.

Let’s see what does app developers need to know about Apple Watch. Here we share you few things that is must for developers:-

  • Pairing Apple Watch with Apple iPhone and it is not a standalone device:- The Watch is meant to be dependent on the iPhone, which requires the presence of an iPhone to run third-party apps. The code itself is loaded on the phone and communicates with the device as a WatchKit extension.
  • Featured Apps:- You can create a lightweight glance or notification system that allows your iOS app to be Watch-compatible (making Watch users happy) without sinking in too much development effort on a full-featured app.
  • Glance Interfaces:- A glance is the interface that is used to display the most important information about the app. Actionable notifications also display a small glimpse of the information. The notifications can be tapped in order to open the watch app.
  • Apple Watch Properties:- The developer should review watch properties by going to the Apple iTunes Connect Developer Guide. Properties can be found in the guide, as well as in the WatchKit.
  • WatchKit Extension:- The WatchKit extension runs on the iPhone and also allows the developers to host the app’s UI. All the coding part resides on the iPhone itself.
Some UI essentials for the Apple Watch
  • Storyboard Scenes:- The layout model of the watch app is quite different from that of the iPhone. No view hierarchies are created, but the Xcode arranges everything for the developer.
  • Different Display Size:- The app can be customized in order to work on different screen sizes of the watch. The storyboard changes will be applied as default changes to all possible sizes.
  • Interface Updation at Runtime:- There can be different modifications made by an interface controller like set or update data values, show or hide an object or change the size of the object.
  • App’s Key Color:- There is a particular color for each WatchKit app. The association between the watch and the color can be applied to the title string in the status bar and to the app look in the notifications menu.
  • Interface Internationalization:- The internationalization is enabled by default in the WatchKit app. WatchKit extensions have the same technology as the iOS apps, but use of a similar technology is restricted.

Concluding this we came to know that there are still many things to consider when going for such unique and innovative technology. App development for Apple is little bit tough. So, Moon Technolabs pay special attention to the UI to create powerful and elegant apps that enhances your brand image and have crafted crisp and competitive apps for iOS platform.Third party compatible apps for Apple watch should be developed with care. Moon Technolabs have expert developers who can work on Apple app development.

Why Apple/iOS Developers should shift to Swift?

Get ready to move to Swift and replace C ! Attention, iOS app developers and companies, it’s time to realize the benefits of swift programming language and shift to it. Swift is slowly replacing C for embedded programming on Apple platforms. Moreover, it is best replacement of Objective-C in app development for MAC, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch etc.

After 4 years of research, finally Swift can be used with Apple products based on Objective C, it is also used in sync with Apple’s Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks. Let’s dig deep and understand why iOS developers should use Swift in iOS app Development.

Swift Programming Language
Swift is a coding language created for iOS, OS X development by Apple Inc. which is designed to work with Apple’s Cocoa Touch frameworks.

Let’s understand why Swift?
If you are in a confusion, whether to adopt Swift over Objective C than below are few reasons of why to shift to swift.

  • Interoperability and Compatibility:- An interface between Objective C and Swift that helps make the best designs and programming practices. Developers can use codes written in Objective C in Swift and vice versa. Swift apps are compatible with latest iOS versions, OS X Yosemite and OS X Mavericks. 
  • Swift is Speedier:- App developers enjoy writing Swift apps as they are easier. Apple is focused on improving the speed at which Swift can run logic. Programming is faster as they do not have to import references for setting up the main function. Libraries handle most of the OSX and iOS user references, resulting in agile app development. According to Apple, programs written in Swift will run 73% faster as compared to those written in Objective C.
  • Swift is Easier to Read:- Swift isn’t built on C, it can unify all the keywords and remove the numerous @ symbols in front of every Objective-C type or object-related keyword. Thus, you no longer need semicolons to end lines or parentheses to surround conditional expressions inside if/else statements. Swift code more closely resembles natural English, in addition to other modern popular programming languages. This readability makes it easier for existing programmers from JavaScript, Java, Python, C#, and C++ to adopt Swift.
  • Swift is Safe:- Swift is a strongly typed language and this default setting is always in place preventing false coding due to faulty input.Swift generates a compiler error AS you write a bad code.Moreover it reduces the resources spent on bug fixing. What happens is that Swift prompts a runtime crash that provides consistent behaviour forcing the developer to fix the issue immediately. Type inference makes Swift type safe. This feature reduces code length.
  • Less Code and Quick Development:- Swift differentiates itself by reducing the amount of coding required for repetitive statements and string management. It has adopted features that are seen in modern day programming languages for example two strings can simply be added together with a “+” operator. Combining two pieces of information is quite a tedious task in Objective C as there are many steps to be taken.
  • Faster Release and Quicker Updates:- The lengthy bug fixes and development processes are eliminated, for an App development company Swift saves time and man hours. The simpler the code, the smoother the reuse. Due to codes being simple, programmers spend less time on its reuse and can roll out updates (and new app versions) quite frequently.

There is much more than this. Swift had been into developer’s mind and now they can’t code without using it. After considering so much benefits and reasons, Swift is obvious to use. It has given developers a motivation to create competitive apps in less time

Moon Technolabs has a team of iOS developers who are expert and comfortable in using swift and made edge winning apps over a short period of time. Now freshers, developers, companies, independent app makers everyone can move to Swift and bring their talent out to the world.
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By what retailers wants to get rid off

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When easy option is available why to worry for anything. Just go create unlimited invoice, estimate, purchase order, payment, time log with iCloud sync feature.

More to it, simply check out what this app has to provide you:-

  • It creates and manage invoices and lets you send unlimited invoices to the client in PDF format allowing you to create invoices for all types like small, medium and large business owners.
  • It creates and manage products, tasks and taxes, with 22 different varied professional templates for invoice, estimates, purchase orders and payment receipts.
  • Send PDF email to clients within an app and no other configuration need, also review PDF before sending it to the client.
  • Options to customize your PDF with different layouts and alignments as per need.
  • Manage payment with multiple payment options in PDF format and allowed to use up to 2 signatures with name, title and date options.
  • There is home tab with filter options, quarter view, summary info and instant search to quickly find your desired PDF.
  • It allows to import contacts from address book.
  • It supports paypal.
  • It gives option to convert estimate into invoice and gives account details like due, paid, etc.
  • Multiple taxes support, calculating total taxes with date filters quarterly.
  • There are options to set prefix for invoice, estimate & P.O. number eg. INV13002 giving you to set the format.
  • Also support services and product giving you discounts on products and invoices.
  • Fully editable titles and captions in PDF format and almost all currencies are supported

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Why UIUX Design is Important for Mobile Apps

User Interface(UI) + User Experience(UX) = Creative design. Most leading generating apps for iPhone and Android are fairly designed with UI/UX and there are some apps which are poorly designed without UI/UX and code is just not accurate. Now getting deep into it. By the time you must have understood, that we are talking about UI/UX design for Mobile Apps.

Mobile app design is constructed with its own set of rules and expectations, where creating a fluid user experience is major for the flow of any mobile app. User Interface(UI) explores how an app looks and interacts with a user. User Experience(UX) defines how an app feels, from the user’s point of view.

Read also: Important Tips to be Consider by Mobile App UI designer while Designing Mobile Apps

Effective User Experience design into the app development is must in engaging the end considering the emotional or transactional response. The major motive of apps is to fulfill key business objectives for generating revenues, traffic, brand building and reputation. In order to achieve the commercial goals, User Experience design requires detailed qualitative feedback to stimulate the emotional response.

Let me share you the best design apps which delivers the slick, seamless design user experience in order to increase conversion performance.

  • Flipboard(iPhone & iPad):- Flipboard is popular digital social magazine that aggregates news from web and social sources and displays them in a magazine like form. It’s use of transitions to Flip through pages showcase the real world reading feel with long stream of never ending information.
  • Paper(iPad):- An awesome sketching app with simple navigational way, using natural gestures to navigate between notebooks and pages and to access the tray of tools to draw. Paper’s tools use sophisticated algorithm to recreate digitally the real world stroke of a brush to create a beautiful sketch.
  • Clear(iPhone):- Clear is a simple ToDo list app, which is completely gesture based using swipes, pinches and touches. It uses colour and sounds creatively to create a very pleasing user experience.
  • Summly(iPhone):- This is a new app which aggregates news from different sources displaying into single page snippets using a very clean and simple interface. Swipes to navigate between menus and articles, sharing options, engaging with user options and radical menu.

Read also: Top 8 Collaboration Tools that Designers and Freelancers must check out

Only when you are ready with flawless UI/Ux design then only you can achieve your goal of creating best attractive mobile app. Put every element into real world feel considering the emotional response of user and make it more beautiful by user experience design.

Why is Mobile SEO important for your business

This is the generation of SmartPhones where from shopping to business everything can be done in those small 5 inch screen. So it’s increasingly important for businesses to have a mobile-friendly website. Not only can it help customers reach you more easily when they’re on the go, but it will soon impact search engine optimization.

The fact is that more than half of internet users use their mobile devices to go online. Consumers will choose your company over your competitors only if you provide them with the best mobile experience possible.

To understand more on this let’s get a little deep into mobile SEO importance.

Optimizing your Website for Mobile is must, check out the benefits of Mobile Website SEO:-

  • Improved User Experience:- The beauty of well-optimized and designed website lies in its user-friendly interface and well organized structure. This results in more no. of users viewing the website when it is well structured. If your website is not optimized for mobiles then you are losing most of your business due to lack of compatibility with mobiles and SEO. You always have limited time to capture user’s attention and in that moment if you provide the best user experience then you probably won the half battle.
  • Better Google rankings with Mobile SEO:- The most important ranking factor in SEO is improving user experience by making your website mobile friendly with well optimized SEO ways. To achieve high rankings, website must be responsive. Responsive websites are titled with better rankings in Google.
  • Brand and Reputation Building:- Brand image is the overall impression that consumers form about your company based on information from various sources. People identify you with the brand name and with the services you provide them. Websites are the reflection of your image. It completely flaunts your image in form of text, pictures, videos, etc. If you offer them a delightful experience then they will regularly visit your website and mobile is a handy gadget and if you combine internet with that then it becomes your tool of doing everything through one touch.

A complete business can be done through mobile only if your website is well optimized SEO ways and well structured. Only thing you need is SEO and responsive website. A combination of both will give N number of audience through mobile. Give your user a new taste of mobile experience and see the change in your business.

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