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iPhone Application Development – Blunders That Can Be Avoided

August 17th, 2018

iPhone has been one of the most unique smart phones in the market, so much so that it can be said that it has the potential of overrunning the competition. The iPhone is not only empowered with the built in features but also has the capability of being customized with other add on features. The innovative strategy of starting the iTunes store to motivate the developers to develop new iPhone applications is worth a eulogy. This move increases the add-on features of the iPhone but also gives the developers a chance to earn money by using their iPhone application development skills.

Mistakes happen in any web development task but only need proper testing after completing it because in first attempt there may be possibility of errors. iPhone development is not an easy task and very new in the market so with simple tracking and expert knowledge will he to avoid few silly mistakes without any extra research.

There have been cases where the applications have not worked just because of blunders on the part of the application developer. Some of the most common mistakes that can be avoided are as follows.

Do Not Experiment:

Enough effort has been put in to develop the user interface that is currently being used in various applications. The developer will find lot of UI elements in the library of the SDK. There is hardly any need of developing a new UI. On the other hand it is possible that if you try to experiment and build a new UI it may complicate the matter and make the application unreliable. Thus it is always better to keep the application as simple as possible. There is no need of customizing the sidebars, buttons, tables and dialogs that you get from the SDK.

Right Resolution:

The screen of the iPhone is comparatively smaller than that of the laptop. So the developer may be tempted to embed large graphics in the application for better resolution but this usually backfires. A large graphic adds load to the application and finally slows it. When a small graphic can serve the purpose there is hardly any need to use a large graphic. The resolution can be perfect with small graphics too. This all depends on the technical expertise and experience of the application developer. One can embed two dimensional and three dimensional animations with the best of resolutions.

Job work:

There are a number of iPhone application developers that try developing multiple applications simultaneously. The developer should understand that the each application needs to deal with differently and with individual attention. Usually when the application developer takes multiple job work, he/she ends up mixing the application leading to utter confusion. This could lead to waste of time, money and resources not only on the part of the developer but also the client and final user.

It is better to avail the services of a professional iPhone application developer who has enough experience at delivering quality application and fulfilling the commitments made.

Why Outsourcing Your Website Development Project Is a Good Idea

August 16th, 2018

People who operate small businesses are often faced with a difficult problem. They may only have a limited number of employees that must complete all of the day to day operations that keep a company in business. As all companies become more dependent on technology in general and information technology specifically, the decision of whether to outsource or not is becoming more difficult to make. Here are some facts that may make it easier for you to make that decision for your company.

The advantages of outsourcing website development

There are many advantages to outsourcing website development. The same advantages also pertain to website maintenance as well. The first advantage is cost. Although it may seem expensive to hire an outsourcer to perform these tasks for you, the fact is that in the long run it may end up saving you quite a bit of money. Unless your company is one that is operating in the information technology sector it may have little need to have an IT expert on staff. The cost of having an IT expert on staff full time may be very prohibitive to some companies especially those that have a very tight bottom line.

Another advantage is that you will save a lot of time by outsourcing your website development and maintenance needs. Instead of dealing with companies that offer mass produced templates and poor quality websites or spending the time and energy needed to build a custom website yourself you may find that handing the project to a qualified and trustworthy company can save you quite a bit of time indeed. Experts have proven that by concentrating on the core tasks that a company needs to concern themselves with and outsourcing the remaining work a company can end up being much more profitable in the long run.

You can be sure that the site will be functional and easy to locate. A professional website developer has had experience working with different technologies and can mesh them together into a site that functions the way it is supposed to. A website that is not fully functional can end up driving customers away which leads to lost revenues.

The disadvantages of outsourcing website development

There are few disadvantages of outsourcing your website development and maintenance. Perhaps the biggest one is that you may be placing your trust in a company which does not understand what the goal of your business may be. This may be especially true of charitable organizations or foundations that may have specific goals or mandates.

If you do get an unsuitable website design you may find that a certain amount of time will be necessary in order to bring the project back to a state that you feel comfortable with. However, even though this will take some time, it will usually take much less time than it would be if you were building a site on your own.

In the end, there are many more advantages to working with a professional website design company rather than building a site yourself. If you look at a web development company’s portfolio and choose one that has the style and skills you are looking for you can outsource your site development and still end up with a great site in the end.

How to Build a Database Driven Web Site

August 15th, 2018

If you ever want to create a state directory, article
directory, dating site or link directory, you need to know about
creating database driven web sites. This may seem like a
daunting task at first, if you have never done it, however
I was in the same boat as you. It is not as difficult as
you think.

Benefits of building database driven web sites

-Store vast amounts of information about your products or
services.

-Efficient data sorting and retrieval

-Complex queries and statistical analysis performed relatively
easily

-Separate site design from site’s content

-Create new pages on the fly without manually creating or
editing new web pages

-Makes it easy for client to post content, update records
without the need to know html or rely on a web developer.

-Advanced search capabilities

-Attract repeat visitors with fresh and constantly updated content.

-Update site information online without the need to upload web
pages.

-Site maintenance greatly reduced.

-Enhance web interactivity

Requirements

MySQL – to retrieve information from a database, you first
need to have a database. That’s where MySQL comes in.
MySQL is a relational database management system,
or RDBMS. It’s a software package that is very good at
organizing and managing large amounts of information.
MySQL also makes that information readily accessible
by using a server-side scripting language like PHP.

PHP – this is a server-side scripting language. With PHP
installed, your Web server will be able to read a new file
(called a “PHP script”) that can retrieve information instantly
from a database and insert it into a web page before sending
it to the browser that requested it. PHP is completely free to
download and use.

Check with your current Web host. Make sure they have
already installed MySQL and PHP on your Web server.
Most web hosting companies already have it installed.
If not find a web host that provides this service.

Steps to building a database driven web site:

You will be building a link directory site using a mySQL
database and the WSN Links Script (a PHP script). Here’s an
example of the “Colorado Business Directory Site” that was
built, based on following the 7 steps below:

[http://www.hereiscolorado.com]

1. Check that your web host has PHP 4.10+ (or PHP 5) and
MySQL 3+ installed on the server.

2. To create the mySQL database on the web server:

-login to the cpanel of your server ie domainname/cpanel
with your user name and password.

-click on ‘MySQL Databases’ icon.

-enter database name

-click ‘add db’

-click on ‘go back’

-under ‘Users’ enter user name and password for database

-click ‘add user’

-click on ‘go back’

-click on ‘add user to database’

You should now get the reply that your database
installation was successful.

3. Download the PHP script files to your desktop at:
WSN links – [http://www.isitebuild.com/cgi-bin/a/t.cgi?wsnlinks]

4. Extract files from the ZIP folder and save them
to a folder on your computer.

5. Upload all the extracted files to your hosting space

6. Set the correct permissions for your files.

7. To complete the installation and to customize the
script, read the manual at:

[http://www.isitebuild.com/cgi-bin/a/t.cgi?wsnlinks]

You can continue to customize or edit your site online by
accessing the admin panel within your web site.

Adding, sorting, retrieving, searching data, creating new
pages, links etc can now easily be accomplished.

Congratulations!… you successfully have built yourself a
database driven web site.