Best tools for designing mobile apps:

App designers have worked continuously to refine design tool kits to speed up the workflow and execute right design decisions. These tools have helped enabled designers to clearly communicate ideas and solve any technical troubles. Evaluating various extensions, plug-ins, tools and other resources have become necessary for the design cycle. Here is a list of some of the most popular mobile app design tools:

Sketch: Sketch has become a popular alternative to photoshop for designing mobile apps among designers. Unlike photoshop, Sketch is more focused on UI/UX design that offers a powerful set of features. It helps designers to create wireframes, visual design and vector logos, thereby achieving overall productivity with no wastage of time. Sketch is easy to use and offers additional features such as multi-resolution exporting and shared styles and symbols.

MockPlus: Mockplus is a powerful prototyping tool that is code-free and easy to follow. A simple drag and drop option allows designers to make interactions and preview ways to test the prototypes. Mockplus’s simplicity and efficiency is an USP for this tool. The collaboration features makes team work as time efficient as possible.

Adobe Experience Design (XD): Being the main competitor of Sketch, Adobe XD offers all the basic features like wireframing, prototyping and much more. Although the easy to use XD is still in the preview state, many app designers who have started using it are providing positive feedback.

Marvel: The Marvel tool helps users to create designs, prototypes and collaborate with other team members as well. It allows designers to synchronize their designs with other tools like Sketch, photoshop and illustrator, and cloud storage services such as dropbox and google drive. It allows designers to add animations easily without the need of an after effects expert.

UXpin: It is a wireframing and prototyping web tool that has a simple interface and many built-in features. This tool organizes the workflow by keeping all the layers of the design intact. The usability testing feature helps perform tasks, count the users and their clicks and display results to the team. This dynamic toolkit consists of several design elements for creating great designs from scratch. Additionally, the drag and drop feature helps users to build wireframes or prototypes that are compatible with multiple devices with a range of display resolutions.

Justinmind: It is a great prototyping tool that can be downloaded and used to work offline as well. This dynamic tool comes equipped with an extensive widget library that enables users to enter HTML, videos, docs, interactive maps and online/offline content in the website or application.

The tools mentioned above speeds up the design process, giving users more time for refining their designs. For world class mobile app designs and all your app development needs, send your queries to contact@bmsils.com

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Demonetization and E-Wallets:

The 8th of November was just another normal day in the country, at least until news channel flashed with alerts about the ban on 500 and 1000 denominations currency notes and the Prime Ministers address to the nation. Although emergency services were to continue to accept these large denominations, small businesses struggled with a surge in demand for returning the balance change. On the larger scale, online sentiment was positive when it came to the efforts taken by the Prime Minister to curb black money.

Despite the initial inconvenience, Twitter users supported the government on the issue of demonetisation, but had complaints with the banking system in terms of the execution of the plan. With a majority of people feeling that the execution could have been much better, there was a huge increase in the number of downloads of payment apps. The government’s move to withdraw 500rs and 1,000rs notes has come as a windfall for the digital payment solutions start-ups.

Paytm, which is the largest Indian mobile payment wallet with more than 100 million users, saw app downloads going up by three times and payments for offline transactions by five times in the first two days following the government’s move. Mobikwik with its 35 million customers saw a 100% increase in customer numbers in the past few days. HDFC’s Chillr mobile payment app has seen a growth of 30% in app usage and a 50% increase in downloads. PayU digital wallet also experienced a rise in wallet loads in the first two days. There has also been a surge in retail merchant enrolments to E-Wallet services. Digital wallet Freecharge has seen a 10 fold increase in the number of retail merchant signups in the past few days.

Although a number of industries are finding it hard to come to terms with the new reality, E-Wallet companies are the biggest benefactors of the government’s decision to demonetize 500rs and 1000rs notes. The trend has always been low value-high volume transactions in the online space, which is expected to change in future.

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WhatsApp will open up to brands this year:

This year, WhatsApp will open up to brands, allowing certain businesses to communicate with customers on the platform. CEO Jan Koum announced the changes at the DLD conference in Munich, but didn’t go into detail on when exactly they might happen. According to a company blog post, WhatsApp will this year begin testing tools that allow consumers to communicate with businesses and organizations they want to hear from. This means, there will no longer be any ads and messaging spam, and is going to be more of a notifications service.

For example, customers can check in with a bank about a fraudulent transaction, or receive a notification of a delayed flight. This concept is similar to signing up for delayed flight notifications by text. WhatsApp ruled out introducing third-party ads in its post, stating: “Naturally, people might wonder how we plan to keep WhatsApp running without subscription fees and if today’s announcement means we’re introducing third-party ads. The answer is no.”

Enabling third-party brands on the platform should provide WhatsApp with a revenue boost. Koum announced that the messaging app would drop its annual 69p fee to allow more users to access the service.

Brands on messaging services:

Similarly, Facebook is turning its Messenger service into a platform, which will allow users to hail Uber taxis without ever leaving the app. It already offers users the ability to chat with businesses through Messenger. While brands do already use WhatsApp to communicate with customers, Koum said the company will make this process much easier.

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Mobile app development industry in India:

The mobile app industry has grown leaps and bounds, changing at an amazing pace, and 2015 was no different than years before. From new OS versions and phones to expanded mobile application developer services and global growth a lot has happened in the recent years. Finding and identifying the best mobile application development company for your project can indeed be tricky.

It is a known fact that if you need to develop apps on a budget then one option is to look eastward and work with a development agency in India. It’s no secret that India’s mobile app development industry is booming. Local app marketing platform Vserv recently found that India was one of the biggest app publishers in the world and was home to the second biggest Android User Group on the internet. According to the Internet and Mobile Association of India there’s whopping 9,000 mobile app development companies in the country, with a majority of the best mobile app development companies located in Bangalore. One of the reasons India’s mobile app development community, especially in Bangalore has exploded so quickly is the huge influx in foreign money. Many western SMEs look to take advantage of India’s ability to offer mobile app development at a fraction of the prices charged in Silicon Valley or London. But development for the local market is also a major driver, after all India is one of the fastest growing smartphone markets worldwide. Establishments here range from android mobile application development to iOS mobile application development and web development companies.

While there may still be problems related to offshore development, Indian mobile application developers have a great deal of experience working with western companies and these issues are beginning to be addressed, with big companies like Yahoo and Facebook tapping into the country’s pool of talent who provide great mobile application development services.

Are you looking for mobile apps for your business and inclined towards cross-platform mobile development?

There are many different reasons to create an app: maybe you see a need for a business app, maybe you just have a great idea. But regardless of the reason, you still have to start at the beginning, and having a multi-platform mobile application is an added advantage, as it helps reach out to a bigger audience.

Equipped with a vibrant portfolio that includes many published mobile apps, a host of well designed and developed websites for both domestic and international clients, BMS INNOLABS is one of the best mobile application development companies in the country. Offering a wide range of mobile application development services including android app development and iOS app development, BMS INNOLABS has surpassed client expectations in every regard of the project. With expertise in all forms of mobile application development, whether it is a native app, hybrid app or a web app that you need, BMS INNOLABS has worked on it all. Armed with in house staff that includes design teams proficient in creating engaging 2D and 3D works, development teams for both android and iOS platforms experienced in mobile application development tools, testing team familiar with the latest technologies and a marketing team for post-production and social media support.

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Online Advertising

Recent trend in the market has made companies to invest in the online space & has been an important move considering the huge no. of users & engagements. To understand, the services available online for commerce; it is important to get a good overview on the online space.

Let’s start from the “SEARCH ENGINE “– it is the first place for an Enquiry / Search / Get to know. The engine has been built to deliver highly effective results for any search made, it has extended its searching capabilities by integrating “ Location Based Result Generators “, “ Keyword Differentiators “, “ Suggestions “ & many more.

The engine also offers various services to promote you information to the world through keyword marketing & Ads. Understanding the algorithm of “How Search Engines Generate Results? “ Can help you promote your information effectively. This understanding has led to generation of many techniques like SEO – Search Engine Optimization, Keyword Analysis etc.

An upgrade in the search algorithms & vision of the “Search Engines – Company”, will define new rules & methods to SEO Techniques. A consistent follow up on the engine is mandatory.

Trending Social Media Platforms with impressive no. of users in engagement has taken a cousin’s place to a Search Engine. The SMP’s have also offered services for manufactures or service providers to Showcase / Promote / Engage users. Campaigns can be built on parameters like Location, Age, Interests, etc. Analytics, Market Trend, Product Feedback are services that give deeper insight to the campaign builders.

Campaign can be built for Videos, Images & Content.