Think of a professional who has changed the history of IT for a second. If the person who came to your mind was Steve Jobs, Bill Gates or any other male name, it’s no wonder. Although the history of computing is marked by contributions from great women, such as Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, Sister Mary Kenneth Keller and Hedy Lamarr, women are still seen as if they played a secondary role in this market.
As an NFL fan, MVP has different meanings for me on weekends and business days. Without diving into the curiosity, today I’ll talk about the latter, starting with some general analogies and moving further with specifics on the mobile & web app design and development lifecycle. So let’s get started.
We all use a lot of web applications, such as Gmail, Evernote, LinkedIn or Telegram as productivity enhancers in our daily lives. However, there are not-so-rare moments that these services go down for a variety of circumstances.
In a recent event, due to Brazil’s Department of Justice decision to block access to WhatsApp in the whole country for 48 hours, millions of Brazilian users suddenly migrated to Telegram, generating a huge (and unexpected) load in their servers. Since this is not the first time this happens, Telegram was well-prepared and handled the usage peak gracefully (even though there was an SMS service bottleneck).
However, in a previous user base sprout, Telegram had a 2-hour outage in some parts of the world, as they said in their official Twitter.
Don’t get me wrong: I think Telegram was totally on top of this. The fact that they could solve this issue in a 2-hour window says they were prepared for cloud scaling – which unfortunately isn’t always true for all web services.
So how can you prepare for scaling? How can you be sure the cloud service you’re creating is prepared to handle a big user base (or a sudden increase in access) without going down?
Working with virtual teams is a big trend in the software development industry, as the globalization of labor is the only viable way to scale the growth of the sector. New technologies in virtual reality, high-speed Internet connection and communication tools open exponential options for virtual collaboration, and will reformat what globalization looks like. In the future, you’ll be able to sit in a meeting room anywhere in the world with whomever you’ve organized that with. You might not be able to shake their hands, but here are the best practices – and tips – on how to best work with those virtual co-workers:
Although you are not Elon Musk, sending the first reusable Falcon 9 rocket to space, launching a mobile app could be just as exciting! You’ve spent time and money developing a good product and it’s now ready for the world.
One of our top Cakers, Pedro Henrique Peralta, has recently been interviewed by ComboApp—an awesome mobile communications and marketing agency located in Chicago—on his Android and iOS developer experience and the secret ingredients for developing outstanding apps.
Let’s say you’re a mobile app developer or publisher, and you want to promote your app, generate leads or monetize it. We’ve talked about the top mobile app marketing agencies in the US for those who have developed an awesome app and don’t know how to reach their audience or which tools to use for it. This time, we’ve put together a list focused on the top 13 mobile ad platforms in the US, so you can count on the right service to achieve your goal.
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No matter how unique your app and your target audience are, there is one common goal that mobile developers can agree on: to deliver a crash-free application.
What can aid you pursuing this so-called perfection?
Sometimes being an awesome mobile app development company and building the top mobile apps might not be enough. It is important to know how to make your apps reach the target audience, and such task can be quite difficult if you are not aware of or doesn’t know how to use the tools available to achieve this.
What can you do, then?
Latin America has been proving to be a fertile ground for mobile development, and such growth has been drawing attention and inducing several changes in the mobile app development scenario.
What are the reasons behind that and what does the future hold for LATAM? Continue Reading