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Localisation of Mobile Apps

May 28th, 2024 by Ishan Geeganage
mobile app localisation

Mobile app localisation allows content within your mobile app to be translated into the user’s language, but it isn’t just that; it’s about adapting every aspect of your app to fit a user’s cultural norms. This process is crucial for organisations aiming for global reach, ensuring that an app is accessible and appealing to a … Read More

The Changing Face of Cross Platform Mobile App Development

November 28th, 2023 by Ishan Geeganage

A cross-platform mobile app is an application developed to run on multiple mobile operating systems, such as iOS, Android, and desktop applications for windows and macOS, using a single codebase (rather than separate apps, one for each operating system). Cross Platform Apps are not suitable for all purposes, but they do come with specific benefits … Read More

3 Tech Concepts to understand before you create your app idea

July 19th, 2022 by Heather Maloney
3 tech concepts to understand before you build an app

You know what you want to create, and you know the people that are crying out for your app idea. Before you start down the path of building the next killer app, first let’s look at 3 tech concepts that you really need to understand. The Cloud. Your app idea may or may not need … Read More

Construction of a Native Mobile User Interface

April 5th, 2022 by Ishan Geeganage
building the interface of an Android mobile app

More 6.64 billion people across the globe are using smart phones (and the apps on them). The majority of people use mobile applications for banking, searching for and ordering from restaurants, health, news, email and engaging on social media platforms. A mobile user interface is the graphical and usually touch-sensitive display on a mobile device, … Read More

An Update on React Native – the cross platform app Javascript framework of choice

February 25th, 2022 by Ishan Geeganage

What is React Native? React Native is a popular JavaScript-based mobile app framework that allows an app developer to build a natively rendered mobile app for iOS and Android.  The framework lets us create an application for various platforms (Apple, Android and more) by using the same codebase.  This reduces the cost of development for our clients, because we … Read More

Technology updates for mobile apps

June 25th, 2021 by Ishan Geeganage

The iOS operating system for Apple devices, and the Android operating system for Samsung and many other brands of mobile devices, are constantly being updated to provide tools to allow developers to implement new features supported by new hardware, and to improve the performance and security of apps on iTunes and the Google Play store. … Read More

Adding Voice Control to your Mobile App

February 11th, 2020 by Ishan Geeganage

Allowing the user of your mobile app to instruct it via Google Voice Assistant or Siri is a great way of making it easier for your user to get on with their day, and get the answers or action they need to accomplish done quickly, or when their hands aren’t free or glasses nowhere in … Read More

What’s Coming for Mobile Apps?

October 22nd, 2019 by Heather Maloney

Over the past 6-12 months you may have noticed the following trends in mobile apps, and mobile devices: Biometric capability has improved and become more frequently incorporated into the hardware and operating systems of mobile devices, including unlocking through face recognition. Improved recommendations supported by artificial intelligence (‘AI’) – Spotify suggested music is an obvious … Read More

The Evolution of Cross Platform App Languages

September 12th, 2019 by Ishan Geeganage

Contactpoint has been designing and developing mobile apps for our clients for over 8 years. The languages used to build apps have changed significantly over that time – both within a particular platform (aka “native apps“), as well as the languages used to build what was first known as “cross-platform” apps, which are now differentiated … Read More

Battery Life Management and Bluetooth in Mobile App Development

August 26th, 2019 by Ishan Geeganage

Apple’s newest iPhones promise improved battery life. However, much of the improvement has been achieved through constraining background processes, rather than improvement in hardware. The implications on app development has been significant. This article discusses battery life management in light of recent mobile apps we have designed and built for our clients, which connect to … Read More

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