Current Trends And Future Prospects Of The Mobile App Market

 

 

The mobile app market is growing faster than a beanstalk. The industry is huge and growing daily, and there is no end in sight. Expectedly, the mobile developer population has boomed, and the number of mobile apps in the market has hit new heights. The revenue generated by the global mobile app industry has skyrocketed.

Hybrid monetization models, such as in-app ads and in-app purchases, are quickly gaining popularity in the business world. Most studies show that in-app advertising is set to be a key driver of mobile growth over the coming years (see Statista’s, IHS Markit’s and Forbes’s reports).
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New app to keep track of Bicycle components and services

There are so many apps out there to keep track of what we are doing while cycling, but as Cyclists we all know there is a lot more than just having fun, at Lusus we felt we needed to help with that.

With the Lusus Log book, we hope to help you keep track of all the other important things that keep your rides fun and smooth. With the log book you will be able to keep track of all the finer details about your Road or Mountain bike, like geometry, suspension and tyre pressures, and even service intervals and component replacements.

We hope with easy access to this extra details, keeping your bike in tip top shape will be easier than ever before, and maybe even give you some insight into what works best for your unique ride.

In addition to the Log book, lusus also curates Cycling events, currently only for South Africa, but we will be expanding soon, you will be able to access events within the mobile app as well as on our website, Lusus.Fit.

Some additional features for Lusus include: » Cycling events, we consolidate all the cycling events we can find, current only for South Africa and you can access these through both our mobile application as well as our website, Lusus.Fit. » Articles, some reviews and details on some of the events members of our team have ridden. » Tips and Tricks, we curate some awesome YouTube videos to help both beginners and experienced rider learn new skills or improve the ones they already have.

Web Development Reading List #170: Hamburger Alternatives, Libsodium In PHP And Choosing Profit

 

 

As web developers, we need to rely on our knowledge, and choosing solutions we’re already familiar with is often the most convenient approach to solving a problem. However, not only technology is evolving but also our knowledge of how to use it.

For a while, we thought it’s best to use base64 encoding for inlining assets into CSS files, for example, and that loading JavaScript asynchronously will make websites faster. With more evidence and research, however, we came to realize that we were wrong. We should take this as an occasion to remind ourselves to question our habits and from now on ask ourselves if the solution we have in mind for a given problem really is still the best one we could choose.
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Exclusive Icon Set: Elements From Space To Earth

 

 

Have you ever dreamt of exploring the deep sea and getting up close to its fascinating, weird creatures? Or maybe you’ve dreamt of boarding a spacecraft to experience the beauty of our planet from above? The desire to leave the beaten tracks and explore unfamiliar terrain is human nature.

To celebrate mankind’s urge to explore, the creative folks at Vexels created a set of 30 adventurous icons that take you on a journey from the ground of the sea right up to outer space. The set offers all the building blocks you’ll need to create your own little universe and become an explorer yourself.
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Copy If You Can: Improving Your UI Design Skills With Copywork

 

 

There’s a technique for improving one’s user interface design skills that is the most efficient way I know of expanding one’s visual vocabulary but that I’ve rarely heard mentioned by digital designers.

I’m talking about copywork. Copywork is a technique that writers and painters have been using for centuries. It is the process of recreating an existing work as closely as possible in order to improve one’s skill. In our case, this means recreating a user interface (UI) design pixel for pixel.
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No thanks, this is not something I would want to use.

No thanks, this is not something I would want to use.
First annoyance is that I both had to register to download and the registration/auth flow is broken, I had to reset my PW 3 seconds after signing up and managed to hit the 404 page twice there after.
This framework is closed source, past experience keeps me away from that as it too easily creates the scenario where something cannot be achieved as you are dependent on 1 small team for support and not a potentially endless community.
The primary defined editor is Sublime text, even though most devs moved over to atom ages ago, at the very least it could of checked which editor is installed and defaulted to the users choice, not disable the ‘Sublime Text 3’ button.
The language syntax is extremely non-standard, I do not have the time to learn a ‘new’ language when every other framework out there is trying as hard as possible to stay as close to standards as they can, maybe this is how native devs work, but it is not how Front-ends work.

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The Realities Of User Experience Design Within The Luxury Industry

 

 

For luxury companies and upscale lifestyle service providers, excellence in experience is an essential component of the value delivered. Conceptually different from the mass market, the luxury domain relies not only on offering the highest differentiated products and services, but on delivering experiential value.

Adopting technology and embracing a digital presence through platforms and initiatives, the luxury industry today is tackling the challenge of designing an unparalleled user experience (UX) online. In this article, we’ll present a case study and share observations on the peculiarities of the UX design of a luxury lifestyle service platform and its mobile apps.
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