The young electronics company Xiaomi is exploding in China and obviously going to take over the world. In the four short years since its founding, Xiaomi has appeared in the limelight of all mobile observers and app developers. Here is a set of most significant facts about growing leadership of Xiaomi and its MIUI Android skin you should know today, especially if you consider developing an app for Chinese, asian or international users.
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The new fashion season is coming soon, so why not review current trends in app design as well, right? There are 10 main trends that we consider important to follow during this autumn and winter. They are popular today and we do believe this popularity will keep growing at least until the end of 2014.
1. Content first
It is still necessary for developers to focus all their efforts on simple, clean and clear content presentation, without any distracting elements.
There are many lists of “best” or “most popular” apps you can find on the internet. However, we decided to make our own one – top 10 Android and iOS apps that Stanfy team uses and likes most of all.
You may be surprised, but the most popular app used by our team is… Gmail! Yeah, it is Gmail. There is also YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Google Maps among apps that we use most often. Let us skip them and go further to find something not so obvious.
There is a lot of apps we use in daily life and at work. “These apps work; they solve my problems and satisfy my needs :)” – This is how Roman Mazur, Android Software Engineer, formulates the main selection criteria.
It is always interesting and very useful to know what other people think about you – bad feedback helps you to improve and good one motivates to exceed expectations and do more.
In this short video you will find out what Kris Shin, Director of Engineering at Keypr, tells about his experience of working with our team.
There is a place on the Earth where you will be surrounded by very talented and passionate people who care about what they do and why they do it, who strive to do the best they can every day, who love to be challenged by complex tasks and get excited when they need to do something new and challenging, who will be critical and honest with you but supportive and helpful, who are not perfect and make mistakes sometimes but always try to learn as much as possible from them.
We call this place Stanfy and the people who make this place so special are our team and our clients.
There are three important components of our work – the happy client, happy team and happy users. This project has all of them!
We had a great pleasure to work on the BeHppy iPhone app and really delighted that this is mutual. In this video Lili Godbout, co-founder of BeHppy tells everything she thinks about Stanfy :).
With the recent release of our first application for Pebble smartwatch we started to think if our clients and their mobile projects will benefit from the creation of a smartwatch app. What is the possible value for the business as well as for the users? What is the potential return on investments?
So, in what cases should you, as a product owner or mobile entrepreneur, invest your time and money into a smartwatch app in addition to your existing iOS or Android applications?