Is Apple losing its 'cool' factor? There's certainlyevidence indicating that it might be. "They seem to bestuck on features rather than taking a step back anddelivering the bigger message of how their product willtransform our ways," suggested Boston University professor Hyun-Yeul Lee."Apple in this round has done more to make the iPhone a fashion statementthan to provide functional innovation.
"Maybe if Apple were to step out a bit from its comfort zone it could make the leap back toicon status, suggested Jordan Edelson, CEO and founder of Appetizer Mobile.
"Pop culture is not pop culture because it's safe," Edelson told MacNewsWorld. "Pop cultureis all about taking risks, being different and standing out. Apple is in a very good position tocompete, it just needs to return to a risk-taker's philosophy and bring something new andfresh to the table."Or maybe get a spot in the next Katy Perry video.
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From the iPad to the Surface, the tablet marketplace is becoming increasingly important in a number of different industries. We outlined a few industries that are showing a growing tendency to lean on the versatility and technology offered by the tablet.
While we’ve covered this in a bit in outlining the ways in which app developers are now increasingly courted by educational partners, there is no denying that app technology is transforming the educational landscape. Educational partners are finding new ways to use mobile apps by developing games and tools that teach fundamentals and more. From touch-screen tutorials to digital textbooks, the educational sphere is becoming increasingly influenced by electronics.
Another subject we’ve approached in previous blogs is healthcare and its relationship to the app marketplace. These are becoming mobile networked notepads that allow doctors and nurses to pull up a myriad of records, stats, prescriptions, allergies and more for their patients. The dynamism and portability of this, as well as the ability to network and communicate make the tablet a tantalizing addition to the healthcare industry.
Possibly the most prevalent space that we now see tablets where we didn’t before are in checkout stations and hands of retail workers across the nation. From apps that now keep track of customer loyalty rewards to customized retail platforms for large and small businesses alike, the retail sector is proving to be highly adept at introducing apps into the retail environment.
A fun place to see apps in action is on the sidelines or locker rooms of your favorite pro sports team. Coaches and training staff use these to track plays, coach players on common habits and mistakes of their opponents, or even track fitness and performance goals to anticipate when a player may need to rest or may be at risk for injury.
Tablets are beginning to take over in plenty of powerful places that offer the opportunity and ingenuity for innovation to flourish. For more information on how to develop custom tablet applications, contact us today!
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As touch-screens and tablets prove to be turnkey tools for toddlers and travelers alike, app developers are looking at creating mobile applications geared toward educating as much as entertaining. This week, let’s take a look at some features of educational app development that help not to just pass the time, but fuel the mind as well!
Tactile App Development Leads Us to the Touch Screen Generation
As mobile apps become as much of a babysitter as a buzzword, parents may now be seeking out apps to help entertain their toddlers on car rides, in restaurants, or in waiting rooms. However, this is proving an effective way to help education and enrich a child’s learning experience, so much so in fact, that app developers are already heralding this generation as the Touch-screen generation. Touch-screen mobile applications are a thoroughly helpful learning tool, as they help build hand-eye coordination and fundamental cognitive development by responding to motions and movements as the user experiences each device. There are several different touch functionalities that work exceptionally well with toddlers; for apps, taps, draw/movement (hopefully tracing with partial completion), dragging, and swiping are the best movements to incorporate on touch-screen apps, as they feel intuitive to children of all ages. Appetizer Mobile is no secret to apps like these; in working on apps like Intro to Letters, the tactile functions of drawing and tracing letters became integral to the way in which children, parents, and others engaged with this particular app, teaching the movements and gestures required to make the shapes within the alphabet. These tactile features are powerfully intuitive for children, and incredible teaching tools.
Voice Over Take Over
As educational apps become a beautiful resource for the hungry mind, it is increasingly crucial to integrate voice and onscreen instruction in a way that is seamless and intuitive. Some storytelling applications offer the opportunity for a parent to even record instructions or stories in their own voice. The best mobile applications should begin with a greeting in a soft, adult greeting that is matched by text on the screen; the sound should put the user at ease and offer an intuitive snapshot on how to proceed with the apps. As these are increasingly getting used to pass time in waiting rooms, vehicles, or quiet places, it’s important that the voice instructions are optional. Parents or situational circumstances may dictate that the sound must be off, so here, intuition plays a big role in the success of the app. Can the instructions be clearly understood and navigated without the sound? Does the sound match with what appears on the screen, both linguistically and tonally? These are important questions to consider when delivering an app for your target audience. Similarly, wrong answers or incorrect decisions should be responded to in a soft voice that offers playful correction. This allows a wrong decision to become a learning opportunity!
When Icons and Buttons Can Become Obstacles
In designing an educational app, button design should be rendered a priority. Button-placement and design needs to be larger, brighter, and positioned almost perfectly to avoid a child accidentally hitting a button with their wrists. Unsurprisingly, like many apps, the most important thing about buttons and touch navigation is that it remains consistent throughout. Using logos that are universally recognized (back, forward and pause buttons) in bright colors on prominent locations and moments throughout the app deliver the best user experience for those with still-developing minds. Furthermore, keeping them away from the bottom corners is especially important. It’s been seen that infants tend to hold a device in landscape view rather than portrait. Designing bigger buttons that stay around the edge of the app is critical to keeping young user’s focused, engaged, with a perfect enhanced app experience.
All in all, apps for the much-touted touch-screen generation hold a huge stake within the marketplace. For more information on educational app development, contact us!
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