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Current Trends in Mobility Staffing, Mobile Apps Training Bangalore, India
Current Trends in Mobility Staffing

With an avalanche of smartphones readily available in the market and the increasing demand for mobile software developers in the tech industry, mobile is one of the top priorities in technology hiring. Not just confined to the tech industry, Mobile Application Developers are considered a hot property in varied fields such as commercial, consumer, banking, and finance.

Scenario in India

A report titled “Entering the Brave New World of Mobile Apps”(1) conducted by Dimensional Research, focuses on the fact that most of the demand for mobile software engineers are for Google’s Android and Apple iOS platforms. The survey suggested that Android was the most sought out after Mobile App Development platform among developers with 83 percent followed by iOS with 67 percent.

Best time to be a mobile software developer

Developers, this is your year!
According to software.intel.com, demand for software developers have been steadily rising since 2012 and is projected to show a growth of 30 percent by 2020.(2)

Matt Miller, CTO of CyberCoders, a company which has conducted a research on the top ten most in demand skills says, “A common theme among these technology skills is the need for open source, mobile, cloud or big data technologies, like iOS, Azure and Hadoop. This is a good time to learn such skills. There is a continual need for improving technology which is constant due to our improved processes and every day enjoyment of our smart phones and big data.” (3)

High demand versus shortage of supply

Certain industry analysts are even comparing the mobile app market explosion to the internet boom of the 1990’s. Such is the demand for iOS and Android that there is reportedly a shortage of supply currently. Since iOS and Android account for roughly 90 percent of the smartphone circulation, this is a great time for all mobile developers!
However, simply being a talented software developer is not enough. According to a report by ZDnet.com, developers will need to constantly upgrade their skills in order to stay competitive in the market. (4)

Future of Mobile Application Developers

The demand for talented software mobile developers will continue to rise for the next few years.
Certain Reasons for the continuous rise in demand of mobile application developers could be:

  • With mobile security becoming top priority, consumers will gradually become more and more comfortable with engaging in activities online through their mobile devices.
  •  Further, lack of time and complexity may prompt larger sections of people to conduct online activities through their smartphones.

However, according to Christine Wright, Hays’ Asia operations director, (5) there will come a time when the market will be saturated. The demand of mobile software developers will slowly decrease.
Keeping that in mind, mobile application developers can take certain steps to ensure that they will continue to be in demand. Some of these steps are as follows:-

  1. Stay competitive by upgrading skill set constantly
  2. Active participation in all software development projects including mobility projects
  3. Understand strengths and weaknesses of individual skill set and the ability of quickly adapt to continually changing scenario

- By Ankita Mohinta For MobiGnosis

References

(1): http://www.infoworld.com/t/mobile-development/reality-windows-developers-users-want-android-ios-apps-226578

(2),(3): http://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2013/06/05/high-demand-the-occupational-outlook-for-developers

(4),(5): http://www.zdnet.com/demand-rising-for-mobile-developers-in-asia-2062305096/

http://www.cio.com/article/695585/6_Hot_IT_Jobs_That_Will_Pay_Well_in_2012?page=1&taxonomyId=3123

http://computertrainingcenters.com/demand-for-app-developers/

http://alphasoftware.net/survey-shows-a-massive-gap-between-demand-for-mobile-capable-developers-and-the-supply-of-mobile-capable-developers/

http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/oct2010/tc20101020_639668.htm

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How To Become an Android Developer, MobiGnosis Bangalore
How To Become An Android App Developer?

Android is currently one of the few very popular platforms for mobile apps. The fact that it is an open-source OS provides a lot of flexibility to the developers. To add to this fact, a major share of smartphones and other mobile devices are based on android and hence the android application marketplace has a lot of takers. Anyone looking to build a career as an application developer would definitely see how important it is to learn android app development. Increasing numbers of businesses are realizing how effective a custom business app could be, and hence a career as an android app developer would be a sound one. If you do consider putting yourself out there as an app developer, then android app development would surely be a worthy add to your skill set. Here’s a look at how to take up a journey that would result in you being an expert android app developer.
 
First of all you need to get the education that would let you become a software developer or programmer. A bachelors or engineering degree in computer science would typically be what qualifies you as a developer. Landing a dream career as an app developer in today’s business scenario in mind, it would be great if you secure top grades and pass out with distinction, as companies do love to hire accomplished graduates. Once you’ve successfully completed your education, you should next take up your specialization.
 
At this stage, you would have to spend some time to search out for a great training services provider who can get you up to date with everything pertaining to android development. There are such good training companies in Bangalore, and searching for them shouldn’t be a huge task. It would be better to find a training institute whose people are passionate developers themselves. This way, you would not only gain an insight into the technical aspects of android app development, but would also get to know a great deal about the industry and some important trade tricks. There are mobile app development companies in Bangalore that do offer excellent training programs, and such a choice should surely help you gain a comprehensive knowledge about android app development.
 
Once you’ve gained and practiced your development skills on android, you would reach a stage where you have to make a very important decision. This decision would most probably affect the path you take as an android developer. You would have to decide whether you want to be hired by a development company or want to take the self-employment route. Both of these have their pros and cons, and no one but you could determine which one’s the right way to head. If you find it difficult to decide, then you should probably look to work for an established app development company for a while, before you head out on your own. This way, you would get to perfect your skills and also establish yourself in the android development industry.
 
Last but not the least, it is quite important to remember that learning is a never-ending process. Especially in a field like android development, it takes innovation in its truest sense to create really great apps that not just provide functionality but also great user experiences. This can only come about if you’re passionate about app development, and redefine and refine your knowledge and skills on a daily basis.

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Technology Training for IT Workforce
Importance of Technology Training for IT Workforce

Unlike some other academic fields, Technology sector professionals cannot rely on age old knowledge and books for long. This is mostly because technology keeps changing at rapid pace. What is being considered avant-garde may become obsolete a few years down the line, be it mobile app development or web page design. Hence, web developers, programmers, app development professionals, all need skill upgradation from time to time. While individual professionals should be mindful about updating skills, technology sector companies also need to ensure their workforce remains updated and acquires new skills over time.
 
As it has often been seen, company employees also look forward to training and skill set upgradation. In fact, recent surveys indicate that technology professionals value training opportunities more than incentives and commuting benefits. Of course, it is more useful when an individual is exposed to training related to his domain and area of expertise by the company.
 
While training is a prerequisite for corporate workforce, more so for those belonging to technology sector, finding the right vendor for providing training is the issue. Offering IT training to a workforce is different than twining a batch of college pass outs or students. Technology companies need to find a capable and experienced training provider to impart skill upgradation modules to the workforce in the best possible way.
 
There are a few factors that have to be considered before selecting the right technology training provider for corporate workforce.
 
A crucial factor for IT workforce in any company is time. You have to find a training provider that can provide short term courses, divided into modules that do not hamper the work schedule of your employees, to begin with. There are companies that offer flexible online training modules, which their employees can access at a suitable timing and complete a module within a time frame. These courses are also offered along with test and certification.
 
Another aspect that a company owner needs to consider about workforce training is cost. The cost of training courses varies based on aspects like duration, type of content, mode of training, etc. While you may have to spend a significant amount on employee training, consider the fact that such courses and enhanced skills will enable them to increase productivity and cater to customer demands better.
 
While looking for a training provider that offers specialized IT courses and training programs targeted at technology sector professionals, company owners need to look at its track record and tenure. There is no shortage of such training providers nowadays, but it is always better that you sign up with a reputed company that has several certifications and affiliations to its credit. For example, opting for an IT training provider that has experience in imparting training on specific technology based courses like Java, .NET or jQuery, makes sense.
 
We are a Bangalore based specialized IT training provider that has been offering Mobile App Training services to various IT firms, empowering IT professionals.
 
MobiGnosis has been providing trainings in following fields:
 
Android Training

iOS/iPhone Training

Phonegap Training

Sencha Training

Mobile Testing Training

Windows Phone Training

Html5 Css3 Jquery Mobile Training

Titanium Training

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Huge Funding Catapults The Mobile and Telecom Sector - MobiGnosis Bangalore, India
Huge funding catapults the mobile and telecom sector

According to recent reports, the mobile sector has overtaken the health care industry in terms of VC funding securing an investment of 1.2 billion in Q3’13 (1). Since 2012, capital investors have consistently invested in the mobile and telecom sector across various different technologies in the mobile ecosystem. The three most popular invested in technologies were customer relationship management, business intelligence and payment technologies.

Mobile & Telecom VC Investment and Deal Volume, MobiGnosis Bangalore

The investments are flowing in mobile and telecom sector due to the increase in use of Smartphone and tablet usage. The extensive use of mobile devices in offices is specially being driven by the BYOD trend. With more and more investment several companies are tapping into this potential market. Some top companies that are investing heavily are 500 Start-ups, Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures (1). Other traditional VC investors and Corporate VCs such as SV Angel, Qualcomm Ventures, and Accel Partners are also actively pursuing the mobility sector.
VC Deal Volume in Mobile By Sub Industry, Q3 2013
Some examples of mobility companies who have managed to secure funding are Agito Networks (2) and AgreeYa Mobility (3). Agito Networks, a company specializing in providing new technologies in enterprise mobility closed its second round of financing with a $13 million investment.  Some of the VC firms participating in the event included Castile Ventures, ITX International Holdings Inc. and Battery Ventures. This new increased investment will help Agito Networks to expand its enterprise mobility product market. AgreeYa Mobility has also secured funding from Saama Capital for their flagship product Onvelop. According to Reuters, these solutions will help the enterprise mobility market making significant contribution to companies with tech-enabled workforce.

 

With mobility changing the outlook of enterprises, it is primarily focused on increasing employee productivity to increase overall revenue. However, a report published by Dimension Data (4) has revealed that in a survey conducted, while 79 percent of the world’s companies are convinced of positive effects of embracing mobility for businesses, a mere 29 percent have a clearly thought out mobile strategy. Another revelation from the report is that mobility is not the primary focus of most companies with a 35 percent claim to have addressed trouble shooting mobility. Even though most companies are waking up to the importance of mobility in businesses, few companies have a well structure IT policy around mobility.

 

References

  1. Http: //www.cbinsights.com/blog/trends/mobile-record-vc-financing-quarter
  2. Http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/agito-networks-raises-second-round-of-funding-to-fuel-enterprise-mobility-product-market-expansion-57558842.html
  3. Http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/agito-networks-raises-second-round-of-funding-to-fuel-enterprise-mobility-product-market-expansion-57558842.html
  4. Http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1310/S00684/lack-of-corporate-investment-in-enterprise-mobility.htm
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Why iOS7 is making waves in the IT world - MobiGnosis Bangalore, India
Why iOS7 is making waves in the IT world

With the prospect of the new operating system, iOS7, the internet is buzzing with the features that will change the face of smartphones. There is an avalanche of smartphones to choose from in a highly completive market. Also, the market has witnessed an unprecedented growth in iOS Application Development. With JonyIve now in charge of iOS (and all software) development, analysts are anticipating that iOS 7 could be very different. Apple has announced that it the most important innovation since the original iphone. It is speculated that iOS 7 will deliver features that offer “more advanced ways to deploy devices and deliver a great user experience.” Apple is launching the iOS 7 later this year, focusing on business users.It’s not only the back-end mobile management features that count but also, the functionality to the end-users. With the release date of iOS7 closing in, Apple is promoting a set of new features that have been designed with business users in mind. With a beautiful design and powerful features, iOS 7 is the most significant update since the original iPhone. For business, iOS 7 offers more advanced ways to deploy devices and deliver a great user experience.

The technology giant has incorporated a range of user experience enhancements as they continue to compete with rival platforms such as Samsung and Sony.

Some of these features useful for business managers are:

New mobile device management (MDM) configuration:  A new MDM protocol is included with iOS 7 in order to streamline third-party MDM solutions. Corporate-owned devices can be automatically enrolled in an MDM solution during activation, automating much of the custom commands, fonts and wirelessly set-up managed apps. This will be extremely helpful for IT administrators as they can skip basic setup steps and fully configure devices with corporate settings and policies — and users can get up and running faster than ever

iOS 7′s MDM will also support new commands and options available to third-party apps. Managers will be able to wirelessly set up managed apps, install fonts and configure wireless printer drivers. Institutionally owned devices can be automatically enrolled in MDM during activation

Managed open in: The new security features will let IT Managers configure VPN connections on the application level; single sign on will authenticate credentials across apps; and “managed open,” which will let managers set those apps that will be able to open corporate documents as well as prevent personal data from being used in those apps.  iOS 7′s bid to protect corporate data will control which apps and accounts open certain documents and attachments. IT policies can set the configuration list, forcing corporate data to be opened in corporate apps.

Per app VPN: Apps requiring virtual private networking (VPN) functionality to run when they start up. This will be useful to bring-your-own-device (BYOD) employees who work from home or other remote locations.

Improved Mail: New features like the ability to add and reorganize smart mailboxes in the mailbox list, view PDF annotations, and totally redesigned search makes Mail easier to use than ever. Support for Microsoft Exchange 2010 makes the killer app even better for business.

Enterprise single sign-on (SSO): Authenticating will be far easier in iOS 7, allowing users to take their corporate credentials across apps, including apps from the App Store. The will be especially useful because you don’t have to remember various passwords improving security of data.

Third-party app data protection: All third-party apps will be data protected automatically. A user’s password will be used to generate a strong and unique encryption key. This provides IT administrators with peace of mind that corporate data is secured without additional configuration. So information stored in App Store apps is protected with the user’s passcode until they first unlock their device after each reboot. This is being touted to be extremely beneficial to corporate.

From a consumer’s perspective, an apple enthusiast Kyle Frost points out some features after downloading iOS7 beta version.

Multitasking: This feature has beencompletely redone allowing users to see the application in the state its left in. Multitasking is fluid, and app icons situated neatly below the app screenshots.

Control Center toggles: With this new feature users are able to quickly switch Wi-Fi off, or Bluetooth. Despite this feature being available on other operating systems for a while, Apple users will be happy that’s its now integrated into the system without having to switch to other operating systems.

New improved Siri: The UI has been completely revamped. It’s new “blurred” interface and thin white text. Other than the UI, there are some other new options. New voices have been added into Siri, and users can ever choose and shift between a female and male voices. Siri can also search the internet now without having to go to safari. The search service of Siri uses Bing instead of Google.

Camera filters: This is a separate application to take/filter pictures. Also, users don’t have to only take square pictures with filters, but can use this to filter normal sized images as well.

Tom Neumayr a spokesman for Apple said “ iOS users have access to the world’s largest ecosystem of options and the most seamless integration with our products.”

Apple products of recent have been solely focused on the consumer market, but with the iOS7 update, Apple is recognizing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) users, keeping Apple up-to-date with the current business trends.

iOS 7 Disadvantages

With loads of new features- New user interface, update Apps like Safari and Calendar, Control Center etc.- iOS 7 suffers from few cons as well. Some of them are:

  • Owners of many older models of Apple products won’t be able to get iOS 7
  • Apple users will have to get used to a totally new method of deleting/restarting apps, multi-tasking and more.
  • Many people are not fond of the new “flat” look. It is believed to be copied from Microsoft.
  • SIRI is not good
  • iOS 7 has a slight learning curve.

- By Ankita Mohinta For MobiGnosis

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Why Get Mobile App Development Training - MobiGnosis Bangalore, India
Why Get Mobile App Development Training?

If you are just starting your mobile app career, the answer is simple – you need to get yourself market ready in the shortest time. Getting trained in a state-of-the-art facility like MobiGnosis can really jump start your mobile app development career.

What makes our training really special is not just that we teach you how to code powerful mobile applications – you also build your knowledge base by actually creating software and developing a deep understanding of your environment. Mobile is very different from server-side development in that your code is Sandboxed so you can’t access everything on the device, and your memory footprint is very small. These concepts take time to sink in. A classroom setup with like minded peers and knowledgeable trainers helps you absorb these key concepts in a very short time.

The markets for both Android and iOS are very strong right now, and we don’t see a slowdown anytime soon. Think hard and pick the platform that you want to work on. Explore the wide range of trainings available at MobiGnosis. Meet us, talk to us – we’ll help you choose the right path for you. If you already have a good understanding of Java, then Android may be a natural fit. The demand is high and the pay is good for those that have really mastered mobile app development. So, use your time wisely and call us for a free counseling session.

 

 

 

 

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3 Things to Keep in Mind While Designing a Mobile App, Bangalore
3 Things to Keep in Mind While Designing a Mobile App

There are tons of best practices for writing mobile Apps but when you get right down to it, there are 3 things that you must always remember.

 

  1. Plan for scalability and integration in advance.
  2. Whatever your manager or client says, design your app for multiple screen sizes
  3. And remember that your slick dev environment can never imitate the real world scenario

 

Scalability and integration needs cannot be easily forced-fit. You may not think your app will be used by thousands of people or is part of a larger ecosystem but more often than not, that’s exactly the case and by the time you realize it, it’s already too late. So, write your app in such a way that it can easily scale and able to integrate with other systems as well as native APIs. A quick fix app will probably give you the needed functionality but it can mean a lot of re-work if extensibility wasn’t given attention in the original design.

 

Your users don’t care what screen size you developed your app for. If it doesn’t look good on their iPad, you don’t stand a chance on iPhone either. The same is true of Android Apps that haven’t been developed properly to scale beyond one screen size. Please remember that mobility is not just about a Smartphone. We live in the world of SplinterNet. Make sure to think through how your Apps will grow or shrink as the device changes.

 

Ask people who have been in the trenches and they’ll tell you – a real world mobile device is a different beast. Most development still happens on the PC, where memory (RAM) is cheap but on the mobile device, where the app lives, memory is a precious commodity. When Apps are not tested on the devices sufficiently, surprise memory and performance issues arise when an app is launched. This is precisely the reason why we have developed a real world mobile dev environment at MobiGnosis.

 

 

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Mobile App Development is the Most Sought After Skill in 2013, Bangalore
Mobile App Development is the Most Sought After Skill in 2013

The future seems to be super bright for mobile app developers, managers, entrepreneurs and everybody else who’s involved in mobile app development industry. Almost every tech report forecast is pointing in one direction -> Mobile app development skill is the most sought after skill in 2013.

Here’s the list of other skills that are also in demand, though not as big as mobile app dev:

  • NoSQL
  • Unit testing
  • Python or Ruby
  • HTML5
  • Windows 8
  • RESTful Web services
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery

Looking ahead we think that the items on this list may change a big but mobile being a focus area of the entire tech world, is unlikely to budge from its number one position.

cultofmac.com describes this emerging need very nicely:

The reason for the high demand for mobile developers, is most likely because the market for mobile apps is driving an increasing need for companies to develop app strategies. That growth is almost certainly outstripping the number of applicants with serious iOS or Android development skills. If you’re a developer with iOS experience, this proves that there’s a good chance of landing your pick of jobs if you considering a career move.

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