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Key Benefits & Things to Consider Before Hiring Offshore Development Company

Key Benefits & Things to Consider Before Hiring Offshore Development Company

There have been speculations about hiring an offshore development company as many entrepreneurs have endorsed the merits of outsourcing development overseas whereas others have disagreed due to disappointing experiences. We need to understand the concept behind hiring offshore developers as it is not feasible for every organization to hire an in-house development team due to various economic reasons.

Also, These days many start-ups & enterprises are looking to automate their business process with the technological solutions & hiring offshore developers could be a smart decision. One of the major concerns behind hiring an outsourcing agency is quality determinant.

How do you know if the code being written is of high quality? Would an offshore developer recommend you on the conventional solution for your business? Would you be able to make precise judgments about the remote developer?

Who is an offshore developer?

An offshore developer is an exceptional tech resource who has expertise in developing IT solutions with the emerging technologies at a substantially decreased price than the local developers. These developers have extensive experience in delivering top-grade customized software, mobile & web app development services for business improvement.

Since there are hundreds of remote developers available in the market, the need to choose the right offshore developer among the available options has become extremely difficult. Here are some factors that can be considered before hiring a remote developer for your software development services.

What is the core competency of the developers?

The major reason you are outsourcing the task is that you need experts to perform it & you need to be sure that the core competency of the vendor is custom software development before hiring them along with the years of experience the vendor that in the respective domain.

Do the offshore developers have sufficient experience?

When it comes to custom software development, there always industry-specific requirements & standards that have to be followed. Whether your vendor has relevant experience in developing similar products could be one of the major factors you need to consider.

Are the remote workers stable financially & operationally?

The durability of the offshore development team values a lot when you are conspiring to form a partnership. How long they have been in this business? do they follow the latest technological advancement? Is the management reliable enough? It is important to compare the capabilities and competencies of the management before you partner with them.

Do they follow a transparent cost?

It is indeed one of the most important aspects to know if the vendor is charging a fair and affordable development cost. There are a plethora of expenses other than the cost of development itself that has pushed many companies towards offshore software developers to offset the costs associated with the growth of the business.
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Do they offer an effective communication system?**

It is important to know if the remote developers follow an effective communication channel to be available as per your requirement. When selecting offshore developer teams, try finding their communication channels to avoid language barriers and communication flow.

Do they offer after support for your product?

The offshore developer's work doesn't end by submitting the timely project, but it is important to consider if the vendor is willing to offer after project delivery support like bug fixing, update & add new enhancements if required. Since many developers have additional pricing for this requirement but it is advisable to understand the terms and conditions before hiring them.

Final thoughts

The age of digitalization & technological advancement has removed geographical borders and helped businesses escape the dwindling, local talent pools. Hiring remote developers means hiring high technical expertise & increased chances of getting top-notch custom software & mobile app development company within the set budget.

About Consagous

We understand the complexity of every business and accordingly use the IT expertise & tech-driven background of experienced professionals to develop a comprehensive IT strategy for a digital and technological transformation that goes in line with your business objectives.

Our strategic IT consulting & custom software development services help businesses automate and digitalize their business operations by implementing the latest technologies.

Over 500+ brands & startups have leveraged our IT consulting & offshore development services to improve their digital strategies and create comprehensive product roadmaps.

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3 WAYS THROUGH WHICH AI CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

3 WAYS THROUGH WHICH AI CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

As human beings, we stand on an important threshold in our entire history. With the kind of creative thinking that has revolutionized technology in ways that seemed impossible until a few years ago, people are highly divided about the end results-

Will they be for our benefit, or be one of the biggest reasons for our downfall?

Long story short, Artificial Intelligence today is calling almost all shots in the world.

AI software development has seen a meteoric rise, which can be credited to the fact that more machines used by us on a daily basis are incorporating AI into their working. The reason is simple- AI has become an integral constituent in our daily lives

Here are some instances that will give you the perfect idea about how AI has touched lives-
• Assisting the police forces world over in getting hold of suspects even with unclear CCTV footage.
• Helping service companies prepare business quotations and claims.
• AI and Machine Learning algorithms have made it possible to see the advent of self-driven cars that can find out their way through complex routes.
• AI has made it easier for air traffic controllers to keep the passengers safe, both in the air and even on the ground.

With such a staple use, it is obvious that we will be ushering in an era where Artificial Intelligence will become all the more involved in our overall existence.

AI today is still in its early stages but has already demonstrated a lot of potentials that can be used for the betterment of the world by being essential in a number of industries and make a big impact socially, as well as culturally.

Here are 3 ways through which AI is bound to bring a change for the better-
1- Cybersecurity
Cyber attacks, if successful, always have the scary potential to cause a lot of damage to governments and their agencies. As an obvious result, security teams have a hard time dealing with the constant alerts that are created by traditional tools.

Artificial Intelligence, with its capabilities of self-learning and automation, can boost the effectiveness and reduce costs, providing more safety from terrorism and other smaller thefts.

In the coming years, this technology will largely boost the scope for security professionals and detect threats much in advance. Consagous Technologies is a great name to reckon with when it is about providing cutting-edge AI-enabled solutions.

2- Entertainment
In the coming years, streaming services like from Amazon, and even Netflix too might go for a toss, all because of Artificial Intelligence. In the future, it is entirely possible that viewers will be able to order specific movies of their choice with virtually created actors.

Film studios too may use sophisticated AI systems to analyze scripts according to their potential. It can all be made possible by a comprehensive AI Application Development Company USA like Consagous Technologies, that is backed by years of experience in web and app development with the use of numerous AI procedures.

3- Medicine
Thanks to AI, medicine, and treatment too is taking a personalized approach. Precision medicine is the term that has been coined for this process. By taking into account an individual’s gene structure and lifestyle, treating a person from different illnesses is becoming unique in every case.

Many companies are using AI algorithms for assistance in radiology, and this is a trend that is bound to pick up in the years to come.

Artificial Intelligence can be put to more use, as an approach for finding solutions to varying problems. With a leading AI & Machine learning solutions provider, decisions to change and enhance the world will always be a never-ending process. And for such revolutionary IT solutions, Consagous Technologies is your best bet!

About Us:
Consagous is a renowned IT company in the field of Artificial Intelligence Services. We provide comprehensive solutions for application development catering to all the major devices. We have years of experience in delivering attractive and fully functional applications.

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4 FEATURES TO KEEP IN MIND TO DEVELOP GREAT MOBILE APPS

4 FEATURES TO KEEP IN MIND TO DEVELOP GREAT MOBILE APPS

The space of mobile app development has been growing profusely and is not going to stop any time soon. Of course, if you are someone who is looking to get a mobile app developed for your business, standing out from the herd is critical.

If you wish to give your competitors a tough time, it is important to understand that you will need something that is more than just vibrant colors and sweet animation. Your app users should get an experience that they remember only you, and no other app. This is a huge reason to choose the most prolific mobile app development services for your mobile app development.

In order to ensure that your app is very successful in such a competitive market, you need to have a crystal clear approach regarding the mobile app that you want. Staying consistent is going to take you a long way in the game.

Here are some essential features that your mobile app needs to have for sure-

1- Feature To Search Within The App

A big motive of mobile apps is to reduce the time for a customer to make a purchase. A search feature in the app enables a user to find the required product, section or content quickly, without spending extra time to just sift through the app, section by section. By just a keyword or a phrase, redirecting users to the relevant page will take you a long way.

The feature sounds basic, but Consagous Technologies has years of experience to innovate in the basics too.

*2- Social Media Connectivity *

Social media today is not just sharing images or videos on a certain app. It is today a platform where like-minded people like to collaborate and interact with each other. Enabling your mobile app to support social media profiles of the users allows them an easy way to share something from your app directly to their social media account.

Consagous, the leading mobile app development company can seamlessly integrate this feature in your business mobile application.

3- Different Versions for Different Mobile Devices

It is important that you don’t underestimate any platform, and get an app created that is conducive to different platforms. Don’t think that an app for Android is going to be enough so that you can leave out the iOS users. Leaving a potentially large chunk of the target market is never an intelligent move as a business. Make sure your business has an app that can work with the same efficiency on all popular mobile platforms.

The development team at Consagous will give you the perfect suggestions in terms of mobile platforms and integrating your app to these platforms.

4- Feedback Feature

This is an underrated feature but it is so important to get an honest feeling of the users as to how they feel about the overall working of your mobile app. Providing the users with an option to give feedback gives you an insight about the changes and improvements needed.

Make sure you have a feedback feature in your app, and Consagous Technologies can get a neat feedback feature in place for you.

Making a mobile app that all users love is not an easy task by any means. There are a lot more features that need to be taken into account when we talk about creating a great mobile app, but the ones we mentioned are the most integral. Get a great web and mobile app development company USA like Consagous Technologies on board for a superlative, feature-loaded app today!

Contact Us:
Consagous Technologies
Address: 3325 West Cuyler Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60618, USA
Phone: +1 (512) 488-3568
Email: projects@consagous.com

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We Do What We Do, Even When It’s Tough Going!

“There are uses to adversity, and they don’t reveal themselves until tested. Whether it’s serious illness, financial hardship, or the simple constraint of parents who speak limited English, difficulty can tap unexpected strengths.”

-Sonia Sotomayor

What humankind is facing today on a global scale is hidden from no one. Economic powerhouses are on their knees, citizens of the world have been confined in their homes and one thought is always more pressing on their minds- when will the normal days return?

The corporate world too, is having a tough time, with companies staying afloat by instructing their employees to work from home and stay productive. The world, in fact, is presently working from home, which is dark humour and irony at the same time. Consagous, the leading Web and App Development Company USA is right at the helm of this seemingly underrated, but critical culture.

With a number of accolades, Consagous has consistently delivered outrageously spectacular IT products to clients all over the globe. And we are also aware of what makes Consagous the company it is- our team, right at the core, making things tick in ways that are seamless, and harmonious, just the attributes that are omnipresent in our products.

A truly global company is reflective of its culture, and our ethos is completely immersed in these attributes.

The present crisis took everybody by surprise. There was no time to wind up for anyone, from the smallest of shop owners to the largest conglomerates. And while there is a lot of that unsaid panic in the air as we combat this outbreak of COVID-19, or coronavirus, ensuring one thing was critical- that work-life did not come to a standstill.

Being the best Mobile App Development Company in USA, Consagous had a number of projects that were underway, or had just arrived when it became mandatory to stay behind closed doors. Social distancing, it was called.

But we had deadlines to adhere to, for all our projects. Work wasn’t to stop. And that, it didn’t.

Team Consagous, as always, decided to continue with creating great products from the comfort of their homes. With a stable Internet connection, and the perfect amount of professional experience, this was a winning combination without a doubt. With this adversity, we brought out the best use of all available resources to establish what we do at our office space- establish perfect coordination and communication between teams, departments and most importantly, the client.

One such project which the team delivered from home was the mobile app, Klino, that aimed to make the hiring of professional cleaning staff seamless and completely user-friendly experience.
The application framework had to be secure, as the app involved the input of personal information. Obviously, there were a lot of other aspects to take care of, which made it necessary to keep the client in loop with everything that was happening during the App development process of Klino.

For communication, the teams used video conferencing to interact and meet with the client and other team members. This ensured that the absence of physical presence didn’t prove to be a hurdle in the quality of Klino, right from the ideation and prototyping to the final output.

The team at Consagous stayed in tune with the process by scheduling and attending daily meetings which helped in keeping the proceedings in sync, department wise. Video calls too, proved to be an asset as team members of every department could communicate with ease, and not disrupt other departments. Enhanced efficiency was the result.

Apart from making full use of such technology, the more mainstream sources like Emails and Skype too were integral to ensure that Klino was handed over to the client well within the deadline. And yet, not a single Consagous soul visited the office during this time.

Consagous is right there as a leader in mobile app development services, and this is backed by reasons. The never say die attitude of the team, the sheer ability to ensure completion, and that enviable, near-obsessive degree of dedication is what makes and defines Consagous and keeps it alive.

Time may be trying us in the present, but it won’t be the same forever. If it’s dark, there surely will be light at the end of the tunnel. And we all, at Consagous, will always be there for our clients, waiting to deliver, one sophisticated project at a time!

Contact US:
Consagous Technologies
Address: 3325 West Cuyler Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60618, USA
Phone: +1 (512) 488-3568
Email: projects@consagous.com

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How Are Tech Companies Coping with the COVID-19 Scare

How Are Tech Companies Coping with the COVID-19 Scare

Since the coronavirus announcement or COVID-19, as we also call it, has been wreaking havoc on lives all over the globe. The biggest economic powerhouses are on their knees as they constantly struggle to contain the damage this pandemic is causing on an hourly basis. The lives of some of the world’s biggest tech companies in USA too have been made difficult. Postponing or outright cancellation of conferences, restricting employee travel, and persistent encouragement to work from homes are some of the ways companies are trying to work out, in general terms.

As far the USA is concerned, these measures are already in effect, particularly in the state of Seattle, home to Microsoft and Amazon. This is a time when a number of tech companies look to bring new products, technologies, and breakthroughs in front of the world audience. Due to COVID-19 though, everything has, for the moment, gone for a toss.

While the world waits to get back to COVID-19 free earth, here’s how the biggest companies in the world are handling the outbreak, to keep things operational-

APPLE
Apple was perhaps the first company to issue a public statement that the virus had indeed, made a dent on its ambitions for the first quarter. They informed the stakeholders about not being able to meet the expected revenue guidelines for the March quarter.

Then, they shut down their retail stores and offices in China, which now have opened again.

The much anticipated ‘iPhone SE2’ or ‘iPhone 9’ was to be reportedly launched in the last week of March, which is now supposedly postponed.

Production units have become operational, but the pace in restoring normalcy is slow.

Presently, apart from keeping employees at home, it is busy rejecting apps providing wrong information related to the virus from the App Store.

AMAZON
The Seattle office of Amazon has been hit hard, as there have been around 70 confirmed cases. But while quite a large number of people have lost their jobs, Amazon has opened up 100,000 new jobs to take care of the extra deliveries, and at the same time, give them a source of income as they are without jobs in these trying times.

Other than that, the company has taken a firm stand on medical products that are sold without approval from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The existing employee pay of $15 has also been increased by $2 for each hour.

GOOGLE
This tech giant had to call off its annual I/O Developers Conference, which hosts Android developers from across the world to exhibit their Android innovations. The conference is also where the company was to probably launch the Pixel 4a, a budget sibling to Pixel 4. Again, Google employees are working from home to keep things as smooth as possible.

The company is also working in close association with the US government for the development of a website completely dedicated to educate people and provide resources on COVID-19. The search engine, YouTube and Maps are churning out real-time information right within the first 24 hours with the people globally.

Take into account the contribution it has made to better health research by contributing DeepMind to its AphaFold system.

MICROSOFT
Microsoft confirmed that 2 of its employees tested positive for coronavirus, and it is, in fact, the first large technology company who has committed to consistently pay its hourly workers. As there are a number of Microsoft employees working from home, these hourly workers, who are unable to work from their homes will still get paid.

The company is also ensuring that all employees relying on the Work From Home model have virtual systems in place for smooth coordination. Apart from this, Microsoft is also assisting the CDC to take note of the symptoms and give out information for quick action. For this, it is using its Healthcare Bot Service, powered by MS Azure.

It is not less than a spectacle to see such highly renowned companies providing global technology services do their bit to aid businesses, researches, and even education systems. They will be incurring losses in revenue and capital, and it will be quite a while that they bring out new products and innovations to the world now, but their actions and safety measures are a definite effort to make the world a better place when they do so.

Contact Us:
Consagous Technologies
Address: 3325 West Cuyler Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60618, USA
Phone: +1 (512) 488-3568
Email: projects@consagous.com

Original Source:

https://www.consagous.co/blog/how-are-tech-companies-coping-with-the-covid-19-scare

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4 CRUCIAL ELEMENTS TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL MOBILE APP

4 CRUCIAL ELEMENTS TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL MOBILE APP

Google Play and App Store- The two platforms for mobile applications amount to millions of apps, which business owners around the world try to derive benefits from, for their growth. Presently, with the kind of competition, there is in the mobile app market, it is not unheard of where a number of apps fail in getting the right amount of visibility. A multitude of reasons can be contributing factors.

The mobile app revolution is expanding with each passing day and looks in no mood of slowing down. Business organizations have become aware of the tremendous power of hybrid mobile app development to assist customers and take an edge a bove their competitors. If a mobile app is good, it will end up giving immense value to the end-users, helping businesses achieve their goals as well.

Before jumping headlong into getting an app developed, there are a few things which need to clear from a company’s perspective-

Strategy- A solid idea as to why the mobile app is being developed in the first place, and how it will help the users.

Designing- The look, feel and usage of the app, in terms of manageability.

Development- Making the app idea a reality, that is bound by progress and project timelines.
Marketing- Getting hold of the right networks so that the created app can be sold to customers as a company product.

Consistent Maintenance- With an ever-present scope of improvement, a mobile app can never be dull and constantly upgraded for better overall compatibility.

Elements Contributing To A Great Mobile App

1- The App UI & UX

It is important that app users do not have to wait for long for what they want on the app. A lot of times, it is not the app that is bad, but a UX design that is underwhelming that causes problems to the end-users. An efficiently designed UX is important as it largely governs the preferences and user behavior.

A good UX design leads to better engagement with the users as it triggers a positive response. Moreover, if it is an app for a startup business, it will be the UX that will make you stand out from the others with something unique on offer.

2- App Architecture

Be it any of the app development technologies, a sophisticated mobile app architecture eases the efforts for developers as it becomes easier for them to execute changes as and when needed. Also, the great architecture will ensure that the various API’s, databases, and other components as well.

The architecture is something which should be decided beforehand so that the basic app remains the same even if the technical environment needs to be modified with changing trends and technologies.

3- Using The Agile Approach

Every mobile application needs to be customized as per the requirements of a particular business. For companies that provide Android App Development Services, using Agile methodologies is critical as it works wonders for the entire app development process.

With Agile methodology, a big project can be broken down into a number of smaller parts which are easy to manage. There is more clarity in communication and with cross-functional teams, eliminating bottlenecks is not difficult.

4- Budgeting

Budgeting is one of the more crucial elements in mobile app development. Professional companies that provide iPhone App Development Services understand this and break down the business plan in pointers and create a budget for the mobile app project.

While there are a lot of factors that influence the total budget of a mobile app, hiring a thoroughly experienced company for app development makes having a pretty efficient budget upfront, an hassle-free procedure for the client.

To sum it up, competition in the mobile app development world is getting more and more intense. With new businesses and start-ups understanding the potential of a mobile application, it is important to have all the above-mentioned points in check if you wish to make your app stand out from the herd.

It’s definitely not going to be a very easy job, but a company that is backed by experience, and has employees that are skilled in apps for Android and iPhone development, getting a perfect mobile application for yourself might not be that high a peak to scale.

Consagous Technologies has it all- a great team that has been at the core of its success, and an experience that is preceded by the numerous awards and accolades over the years.

Contact Us:
Consagous Technologies
Address: 3325 West Cuyler Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: +1 (512) 488-3568
Email: mailto:projects@consagous.com

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Benefits of Great Healthcare Apps During Covid-19 Pandemic

Benefits of Great Healthcare Apps During Covid-19 Pandemic

The global damage due to the COVID-19 has been unprecedented in terms of sheer magnitude. Countries like Italy and Spain almost surrendered to this global catastrophe. While these two countries were very late in taking consolidated measures to check the situation in their countries, it also indicates how there is a need for something ground-breaking when it comes to having a prior idea about potential medical threats all over the globe.

Germany, however, is one of those countries who responded spectacularly well to the outbreak in their space, which can largely be dedicated to digital healthcare infrastructure, helping them contain the outbreak efficiently. IT systems, bots, and healthcare mobile apps led to great planning in crisis management which made the Bavarian land record dramatically fewer fatalities.

Apart from this, there has been a meteoric rise in mobile apps focused on healthcare. But, due to the pandemic, their importance today is in a much sharper focus. A change was already being established through these apps, but it has increased manifold within a span of just a few days.

Here are some of the benefits that come from good healthcare mobile applications-

1- Healthcare Apps are a Blessing for Doctors & Nurses
The most fundamental advantage. Doctors, nurses, and all related medical staff have a boon with great healthcare applications. The best mobile apps provide a way to easily update information on patient health.

Moreover, these apps help you get doctor prescriptions as well, making it simple for your physicians to upload them digitally and also have easy accessibility.

With people locked down, treatments can still be taken care of.

As a leading healthcare app development company, Consagous creates seamless healthcare apps that increase convenience to a large extent.

*2- Mobile Healthcare Apps Can Reach the Most Remote Areas *
With smartphones available to people living even in the most remote areas, healthcare apps ensure that people of rural and remote areas get the best treatment for their ailments and get help in assistance with the COVID-19 crisis as well.

These apps also help them book an online appointment and order their medicines without leaving their homes.

3- Numerous Benefits for the Patients
When we take into consideration the benefits of healthcare mobile apps, it is the patients who get the largest share of them. Having related specialists, getting to know the test reports online, having a video call online with the doctor and so much more is what mobile healthcare apps have in store for patients.

With COVID-19, doctors too find it easy to have a look at their patients and gauge out further treatments as well.

Consagous Technologies has a team of experienced mHealth app developers who create apps that render amazing usability and utility to their users.

4- Collaboration of IoT with Mobile Healthcare Apps
The futuristic approach of IoT technology and its merger with a number of medical and healthcare apps have influenced the achievements of mind-boggling results. IoT provides a lot of assistance in making the entire development process more clutter-free and seamless.

For healthcare professionals too, things have become easier.

With healthcare, IoT has enabled superlative management of resources. Inventories can be stocked or modified as and when needed. And at a time when the stocks, staff, and management are being pulled hard, such powerful apps are providing respite from looking into these things and just tackling the patients.

5- Users Can Monitor Personal Health on Their Own
Great healthcare apps are loaded with features that help patients in monitoring their own health personally. Users can check their basic health parameters like blood sugar, cholesterol, heartbeat and more, and take necessary steps if there is any irregularity in time.

Doctors and other medical staff are undergoing a tough time as it is, and by keeping these basics in check, everyone is making a contribution to ensure that things get back to normal again. But, it is all about the app into consideration. So, choosing the right one is essential.

Leading healthcare software development company, Consagous Technologies is the best choice to create healthcare apps with top-notch technology platforms for operations.

Because they have simplified the lives of people globally, healthcare apps have become a necessity today. Given the coronavirus outbreak too, a number of complicated medical tasks and visits are being easily managed by people through these apps, which is a great thing and holds immense potential for the future too.

Contact Us:
Consagous Technologies
Address: 3325 West Cuyler Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60618, USA
Phone: +1 (512) 488-3568
Email: projects@consagous.com

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Covid-19 & The Way to An Automated Future!

Covid-19 & The Way to An Automated Future!

To put it simply, the world has been on its toes since news of the coronavirus outbreak took the headlines by storm. Life has come to a halt, and governments are trying really hard to find out ways of combating this pandemic to the best of their capacities.

Millions of employees around the world have started working from home in the midst of this current situation. Countless retail businesses are having a hard time to take care of the supply, and customers too in their panic, have held up the stock of multiple items that range from toilet paper to food essentials.

In Wuhan though, which is the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, Chinese E-commerce brand JD tested autonomous delivery robots and ran its fully automatic warehouses for 24 hours each day to manage the increase in demand of items. With people locked down in their homes, the requirement of autonomous machines has never been more pronounced, where they are something more than mere concepts.

A future that relies on automation was already coming, but given the epidemic, it has led to the acceleration of this particular process. Problems and issues which existed in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector have been exposed. Just being aware of catchy words and the hype surrounding this concept might have been a hindrance in taking accurate note of the progress.

If things actually need to be accelerated for getting to an automated future quickly, there are some much-needed reforms that need more attention than ever-

1. A New Set of Evaluation Metrics
With more and more autonomous machines finding deployment in the outside world, the usual metrics like cycle time, speed and success rates are no longer the accurate providers of the complete scenario.

This is what needs to be done in this case-

We need to evaluate system reliabilities under uncertain situations with metrics like the degree of human intervention in particular automated processes.
More standards and industry tools that are capable of conducting an overall evaluation of system performance under multiple cases as real-life scenarios come with a lot of uncertainty.
A few years ago, DevOps arrived on the scene to cut the development cycle short and provide top-notch software. In comparison, AI and ML are pretty new. However, MLOps and AIOps are increasingly being used, marking a crucial shift from just AI/ML based research to their use in actual products.

2. Redesigning Communication & Error Handling
We might be years away from getting fully autonomous solutions, but robotics is still pretty able to bring immediate utility for us. Even if involved in the operations to a certain degree, companies can bring about a considerable reduction in labor and other costs.

There is a need to come up with different categories for errors at different levels, design appropriate protocols and ensure that taking care of fatal errors is the first priority in every such case where a system can stop and will need human involvement to take care of.

Detecting those errors which are untraceable by the system too is another difficult facet to come to terms with, highlighting the importance of two-way communication, allowing users to mark errors or bring a contingency plan in effect.

3. Redefining Interaction Between Machines & Humans
Coronavirus has forced a huge number of companies in USA to make a quick shift to the cloud through the adoption of automation. Because there are just a handful of people who are charged with managing a large fleet of robots, it is yet to be seen if there are right kinds of technologies with us to ensure that information is quickly transferred for swift decision- making.

When it is about providing input to robots, we normally rely on machines like tablets or computers. But, with time, as the information pile keeps on increasing and response time needs to be more efficient, looking into the technologies of AR/VR might provide a lot of answers to revolutionize human-machine interaction.

The current pandemic is definitely playing its role in making us look for them quickly so that we can make sure that these futuristic and autonomous models are able to deliver when needed.

The above points will definitely prove to be a lot of help to the producers of such systems in making breakthroughs quickly.

If you are in need of sophisticated mobile applications and web products, Consagous Technologies is the leading Web and mobile development company USA, dedicated to give you cutting-edge solutions for your requirements.

Original Source:
https://www.consagous.co/blog/covid-19-the-way-to-an-automated-future

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10 Best Fitness Apps for Complete Fitness in 2020

10 Best Fitness Apps for Complete Fitness in 2020

Nobody will ever refuse a little assistance when getting a little more fit is in context. You may be trying to lose some weight, gain more muscle, exercise more frequently, or even break new barriers in terms of intense workouts.

Fitness tracking apps are more than capable of providing you that much-needed assistance by consistently reminding you of your fitness targets and keeping you on track of achieving them. The best fitness mobile app also helps you gain access to a lot of other information and tools too, like a personal trainer feature that designs your workout, or something as simple as a calorie calculator.

In fact, subtle pushes from some really interactive fitness apps might actually lead you to the path of fitness. Fitness apps predominantly fit into some particular categories that include demand-based workouts, short workouts, activity tracking & even music.

As a user, there are a number of different fitness apps to provide you with the right kind of motivation. Here are 10 of the best fitness apps that you can install on your Android or iOS device and start working out with at your homes, amidst this COVID-19 lockdown-

1- 8 FIT
Platforms- Android & iOS
Charges- Free, $59.99/ year, $44.99/half-yearly, $19.99/month that includes meal plans and workouts

This app has a combination of demand-based workouts and meal planning. Moreover, the app creates a customized program for you in terms of the exercises as well as the diet you will have to follow. Perfect for people who love to have a lot of help, reminders, and suggestions, you can choose a goal and then begin working on it right away.

2- BLOGILATES
Platforms- iOS & Web

Charges- $0.99/month to get an exercise calendar, and $0.99 for video tutorials

This app is a culmination of a workout app, blog and also a YouTube channel by Casey Ho. Again, the app has demand-based workouts, fitness recommendations, recipes as well as tips to ensure positivity in the body.

Apart from this, users can also shop from a nice athleisure collection from the app itself.

3- FIT RADIO
Platforms- iOS & Android

Charges- $27.99/quarter, and $99.99/year for Premium access

The Fit Radio app is a music streaming mobile app that has specific playlists for a number of their guided workouts. Users can find a playlist that suits their tempo, or a playlist that is according to the workout that they have planned to do. You can also pick music from a genre that’s entirely of your choice.

For free, you get limited access to Fit Radio, while the premium account will open you to all their workouts and unlimited music.

4- FITBIT COACH
Platforms- Android, iOS, Windows, Web

Charges- $9.99/month, and $79.99 for a Premium account

The Fitbit Coach app allows you to watch workout videos which can be easily done anywhere. From simple stretching exercises to stair workouts, the routines are very easy to follow. Fitbit is a great app for people who prefer a human voice to take them through their workout regime.

5- FORTE
Platforms- Web

Charges- $39/month and $288/year

With the Forte app, users can stream their live workout sessions and participate from their homes, hotel rooms or any other place. The instructor is audible and visible to you, but you won’t be audible or visible to them.

You can browse through the availability of sessions, their duration, the degree of intensity as well as the kind of equipment required.

6- JEFIT
Platforms- Android, Web, iOS

Charges- Free, $6.99/month and $39.99/year

Jefit is a workout app that focuses mainly on strength training, but users can customize their workouts as they wish. The app has a number of different routines which can be done and special exercises which focus on different kinds of muscle groups as well. There is also a scheduling feature to remind you of the routines for the coming days.

7- The Johnson and Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout
Platforms- iOS & Android

Charges- Free

In technical terms, this app is a circuit training app that allows you to adjust some exercise in your day, with an intensity level that is according to your needs. You require just 7 minutes, just as the app name says. Jumping jacks, wall chair sits and tricep dips on chairs are some of the workouts that are available on this app.

It is a great fitness app as there is a great balance of information and simplicity, and is perfect for everyone.

8- MAP MY FITNESS
Platforms- iOS & Android

Charges- Free, $5.99/month, and $29.99/year

Map My Fitness is the perfect app for users who are new into fitness and have a long way to go. The app keeps a record of every single activity, even those like walking your dog or cleaning the house. When doing any activity, just launch the app, choose an activity and begin recording the time you spend on that activity, the calories burned and other related health data.

9- MINDBODY
Platforms- iOS & Android

Charges- Free

The Mindbody app helps you to find local fitness, wellness and beauty resources in your location. The database is vast, which includes salons, yoga classes and more. The app also is enabled to help users book appointments at the available places, where the requirements for booking may vary.

10- MYPLATE
Platforms- iOS, Android & Web

Charges- Free, $9.99/month, $30/half-yearly, and $44.99/year

MyPlate is a comprehensive fitness app that has everything- calorie tracker, weight management, workouts, and recipes as well. On first registering an account, the app asks you about your present fitness level and body composition. Right after that, you can choose on gaining or losing weight, while the app keeps a tab on your nutritional requirements.

Summary
These are the best fitness apps that you can use in 2020 to have a healthier and fitter you. The apps are loaded with features that make your fitness journey an easy and relaxed one, other than the workout pain and sweat that may arise due to fatigue.

It’s a win-win though, given the benefits fitness has on your overall health.

When it is about sophisticated fitness app development, Consagous uses the most seamless technology platforms to give you fitness apps that are in a league of their own.

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https://www.consagous.co/blog/10-best-fitness-apps-for-complete-fitness-in-2020

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Telemedicine App Development - Trends, Features & Challenges

The concept of telemedicine is relatively new, but with the world moving at a great pace, thanks to the Internet, this concept too has been developing pretty quickly in its stride. This particular field has become very dynamic in its short life, and there are a number of complexities that arise with a concept that has garnered huge attention in such a short span of time.

In its most generic sense, telemedicine helps medical professionals treat patients by various video conferencing tools with the help of the Internet, where both the doctors and patients are in totally different locations. With sophisticated telemedicine applications and software solutions, professionals gauge a patient’s vitals over the Internet, making the entire process very easy.

A Little Behind the Telemedicine Concept
Telemedicine saw its inception about half a century ago, where a few hospitals tried to connect with their patients in remote locations through telemedicine. That was just a start though. Today, telemedicine has become a complex and integrated service domain that is used in hospitals, clinics, and in all types of healthcare infrastructure.

In the present scenario, the advancement in the field is truly exponential, which can be credited to wider accessibility and affordability for telemedicine tools.

Convenience, clubbed with the unavailability of thorough medical professionals, has contributed to a great degree in the rise of telemedicine companies, that successfully provide their patients a 27/7 access to quality services.

Defining Features of Great Telemedicine Apps
As a new concept and with the rise in telemedicine companies, telemedicine app development too has witnessed a powerful growth amidst the industry. Obviously, there are a lot of promising opportunities when a concept is at an initial phase, boosted by such a promising growth. With a lot of telemedicine apps reaching out to the market, here are some features that make the great ones stand out from the normal ones-

Support for Slow Internet Speed
In usual cases, it is difficult to find medical offices and hospitals that have a speedy Internet connection. Apps with the video conferencing feature too, generally require a higher bandwidth to function optimally. If a telemedicine app can support slower speeds, it is never bound to fail. A telemedicine app that is completely functional in less favourable conditions is a great option.

Complete Support for Patients and Professionals
There are some telemedicine apps that offer low support for a low-priced model. Great telemedicine apps offer a lot of features for both the professional staff as well as patients that help them in all kinds of requirements.

Integration of EHR
If it is a great telemedicine app, the app will definitely have an EHR (Electronic Health Record) integrated into its interface. The EHR reduces the possibilities of errors and inefficiencies and further provides users with the opportunity to easily schedule appointments and share health information of patients across different systems and platforms.

Telemedicine Trends to Look Out For
With the world under lockdown because of the COVID-19 outbreak, telemedicine has become more integral than ever before, and there are some trends that have the capacity to change this telemedicine scenario forever-

Better Access to Healthcare
For people of every background, telemedicine has opened doors to have unlimited access to quality healthcare services. With areas that have a lack of healthcare professionals, the importance of telemedicine cannot be stated enough. Definitely, the access shall be better than ever before.

Reduction in The Cost of Healthcare
With telemedicine apps finding more use, the costs involved in traveling and bills associated with hospital visits will see a decline, leading to quality healthcare but at a fraction of cost. This is going to find more relevance this year.

Better Levels of Patient Engagement Through Telemedicine Apps
Without a doubt, when patients are in the comfort of their homes and consult doctors through video conferencing, they will always find a better level of attention from their doctors. This will further lead to a better level of satisfaction among patients as well.

The Challenges in Telemedicine Apps
Like everything else, telemedicine app development is not completely foolproof. There are certain hurdles that have the potential to impact the steady growth of these apps. A few of the more critical challenges are-

  1. Data & User Security

For patients, their personal health information is the most critical, and for any telemedicine app, this information needs to be protected optimally so as to ensure complete security. Government policies too, keep on changing, making it more difficult to keep in line with the changes in safety regulations.

2.Ensuring the Best UI/UX

When it is about telemedicine apps, every app will have two parts- one for the patients, and other for doctors. Now, it will not be easy for a developer team to ensure a similar kind of ease in designing these apps.

A uniform UI/UX, that works seamlessly as two different parts and then gets integrated beautifully too is a challenge that will make all the difference in creating a robust telemedicine app.

Summary
There is no doubt that telemedicine apps have a great potential in the time to come. The sheer simplicity they lend to the daily lives of people will always take the telemedicine app trend a long way ahead. The feature-loaded prowess, the cost-saving, and increased convenience will come up as the winning formula in the future for sure.

When it comes to the perfect telemedicine app development, Consagous Technologies can create some superb apps that take care of each and every feature that will make your telemedicine app stand out from the rest.

Original Source:

https://www.consagous.co/blog/telemedicine-app-development-trends-features-challenges

How Learning Management Software's are ensuring Education in the age of COVID-19

Consagous is a spectacular E-learning app development company that can help you out with some amazing LMS solutions of your business.

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How Will SEO Help Companies Recover Through Covid-19?

How Will SEO Help Companies Recover Through Covid-19?

If psychologists are to be believed, it takes a duration of about 66 days to develop any kind of a habit. And the world has been forced to develop a lot of new habits since the last few months, given the COVID-19 outbreak. The gloom aside, the longer these lockdown measures stay in place, the more likely it is that there will be some major changes in consumer behaviour, which will stay for a long time to come.

Because of the fact that people have been forced to stay in their homes, those who had tentative perceptions about ecommerce shopping or making online payments before, have no choice but adapt to this change, as it has been widespread through every major industry in the world.

Online purchasing, store side pickup and home delivery have become the new trends that have become routine. All of this with the main motive of maintaining a really safe physical distance from each other.

People are using the Internet more than ever before in the light of this pandemic, and companies have the perfect opportunity to be visible to their target audience with great SEO for their content. SEO service providers, in fact, can turn the tide in favour of companies even during these hard times.

We have a number of reasons to stand by our statement. Here are some of them-

1- SEO Provides Consistent Traffic for a Long Time
Yes, it is true that SEO needs an initial investment in terms of finance and resources, but it is also true that SEO lends a genuine flow of traffic once a company earns a good search engine ranking.

As a company, the content created today can continue to serve you in the future, and can also be updated from time to time keeping in mind the changing trends and preferences when the world undergoes its economic recovery in the aftermath of COVID-19.

2- Automatic Enhancement of User Experience With SEO
The use of best SEO practices for the optimization of your website for the new customers leads to an improvement in the overall user experience. Company websites become better organized and have a better navigation with content optimization.

This is one of the main reasons why every Digital Marketing company today has SEO as its biggest offerings.

3- SEO Gives Great Conversion Benefits as Well

During the entire process of content planning and creation, the main focus is always on taking a customer to the next step on the website. This takes the ultimate route of converting the customer for a company. COVID-19 has taken a customer’s media content need at an all-time high and filling this demand void with spectacularly crafted content can work wonders for any brand whatsoever.

While the scenario won’t permit every potential customer to help generate a sale, it is perfectly in the lines of logic to ensure some other action from the customer that can help establish a better relationship for the future.

4- Fresh SEO-Based Content Will Always Help In Visibility
Google wants to display the most accurate information to its searchers, that is true in every imaginable sense. If companies keep posting quality content on their platforms, which is well-researched, optimized and completely original, there will be higher chances to appear in the search results even amidst a little related result.

It is not necessary to upload COVID-19 content repeatedly to gain visibility. Constantly updating the content in terms of stats, graphs and media can be a great option too.
Because the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown everything into the depths of uncertainty, SEO is the best option to tackle the affected business interruptions quickly and efficiently.

Search results with SEO will keep companies informed of every stage in the COVID-19 response-
• Protection of brand image, demand in the present and future, relationships, and even online presence.
• Complete awareness as companies prepare new products, services, and strategies.
• Preparing for a new world after COVID-19, and how can a company take its brand operations forward in the coming time.

Till the time there is a change in the situation, SEO definitely will be the most responsive tool for figuring out and addressing consumer needs. As a leading SEO services company in USA, Consagous Technologies can prove to be the perfect ally for all your SEO related needs.

Original Source:
https://www.consagous.co/blog/how-will-seo-help-companies-recover-through-covid-19

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Impact and Aftermath of COVID-19 in the Food and Restaurant Secto

Impact and Aftermath of COVID-19 in the Food and Restaurant Secto

A pandemic that’s inexplicably huge. A once in a generation occurrence, that has brought the world to its knees. COVID-19, or the coronavirus, as we are calling it, has rendered even the most developed economies powerless. Each and every sector of almost every country has been severely affected, but the quickest impact perhaps, has been on the food and restaurant sector.

In the initial stages only, many governments had ordered closing down the restaurants and bars to contain the spread of this virus. However, the impact was just not confined to restaurants only, but a number of other related areas like liquor, wine, and food production, shipping and farming.

The pace at which the food & beverage sector was growing was superb. Almost every offline store had an online presence for food delivery to people, apart from a strong focus on ambience at their physical spaces too.

While a major chunk of these restaurants had a food delivery app of their own, more and more of them relied on delivery onboarding partners like Zomato and Swiggy to get their food reach out to more people.

A New Shape of The Food Sector Post COVID-19
Before the world got hit by the COVID-19 outbreak, cities were getting clogged with more and more cafes, restaurants, and bars lining up, with the people not being able to fully keep up with what they actually wanted to try.

As far as the present situation is concerned, there has been a gradual lift of lockdown in quite a few countries. Despite that, restaurants will still not be seeing people in their premises for a long time ahead, till things get perfectly controlled.

While it might be too soon to make a guess about what’s going to happen ahead, what is certain is that there will be a lot of changes in customer preferences and behavior when it is about restaurants and food.

Here are some of those trends which can be in store for restaurants in a post coronavirus world-

Stringent Health And Safety Measures
For restaurants of most of the countries, the biggest takeaway from this coronavirus pandemic is to pay a lot more attention to sanitation and health. Restaurants and cafes will adopt a number of regulations by which both, the diners as well as the food preparation staff follow complete hygiene practices.

Online only restaurants, also known as cloud kitchens too, will have their hands full in maintaining the safety of their customers and staff. Restaurants will focus more on getting a top-notch food ordering app solution, so that customers get the most delicious dishes from restaurants right in their homes, without the need to come down to the dining place.

More Emphasis on Lesser Wastage
When the food industry does become operational to full capacity again, it will be pretty important to either let go of the older practices or introduce newer practices that can be clubbed with more creativity to boost and recover the sector quickly. More and more restaurants are bound to make online deliveries a major part of their operations, either with third party players or get their own on-demand food delivery apps created for the same purpose.

The more aggressive ones will go for both the options to maximize revenue and recover from the losses during lockdown more quickly.

Moreover, there will be compact menus and limited dishes on offer to reduce food wastage of any kind, and menus might be rotational on a weekly basis or for some other duration that restaurants may be comfortable with.

Domestic Raw Materials & Encouraging Vegetarian Food

When the outbreak subsides, there will be an increased preference for local produce, and more conscious efforts to prefer vegetarian food. Ingredients like turmeric, citric fruits, ginger, and garlic will find more presence in the daily diet of people. Moreover, other than the low costs of domestic produce, hot foods will find more takers in comparison to cold food as well.

World headlines have been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic for almost four months now, no kind of business has been left safe. Recovery will take time, but recovery will definitely be there.

If you are the owner of a food venture who is on the lookout for a great food delivery app, get in touch with Consagous Technologies, who are the masters of on-demand food delivery app development, and will create a great, customized app for you!

Original Source:

https://www.consagous.co/blog/impact-and-aftermath-of-covid-19-in-the-food-and-restaurant-sector

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How are Chatbots Enabling Better Customer Interaction?

How are Chatbots Enabling Better Customer Interaction?

It is not a hidden fact that businesses of every scale and sector are turning to AI, or Artificial Intelligence to facilitate seamless interaction with their customers. Other than interaction, what is also helping them is the opportunity to scale up quickly through effective cost-cutting. This is why the adoption of AI is gaining increased momentum with every passing day.

One very effective way where AI is making a formidable presence felt is through chatbots. In fact, chatbots have been enabling businesses to achieve their objectives and goals since quite some time now.

Chatbots?

Hmm...

Now you may have heard of the term casually thrown around a few times, but it is important to be fully aware of what we are dealing with once we know something about it.

What exactly are Chatbots?
In the simplest of sense, chatbots are software that can effectively interact with humans through a chat-based interface. The particular chatbot interface is then integrated on a brand’s AI business app or websites, with platforms like Skype, Facebook, and more.

While simple chatbots work by just scanning the keywords within a customer query, the more dynamic and complex chatbots use AI and Machine Learning for creating natural, language-based responses that tend to be more complex.

If truth be told, chatbots powered by AI perform much better when integrated with the CRM platforms that establish a strong online presence for brands.

Chatbots in Business
With the increased pace of AI chatbots development, three main kinds of chatbots are helping out businesses beautifully-

  • Front-end AI bot
    A computer program that directly interacts with the customer without any manual intervention.

  • AI-assisted agents
    This involves nothing, but a human customer service executive that has the support of AI technology.

  • Human assisted AI
    This bot is an extension of the AI-assisted agent, where the chatbot is supported by a human.

Enhanced Customer Experience with Chatbots
For a web and app development company, chatbots have their set of benefits like cost reduction among more, it is the customers that will be the real winners.

Here are a few ways where chatbots contribute extensively in providing a better customer experience-

1- Efficient Live Chats

There is no visible difference in interacting with a chatbot and a live customer support representative. As a result, customers do not need to learn any kind of technicalities to engage with the chatbots.

Also, the chatbots can be flawlessly integrated into a company website or app, saving a lot of time for the customers in hunting for the right avenue to get their queries answered.

2- Smooth Purchasing Process

Chatbots also make the entire purchasing process for customers a breeze, by popping up on a relevant product page and providing additional product information, a small promotional video, or even some promo code that offers a certain discount.

This entire purchase process helps the customer be decisive regarding complete satisfaction.

3- Chatbots are Available 24/7

If a company has live- chat support, being available 24/7 can result in a lot of extra costs. This is because live chat support staff will get confronted with fatigue, and will need to be replaced by added staff. For chatbots though, being always online is never a big deal.

Chatbots can answer customer queries at simply any point of the day or night, eliminating a customer’s wait to get a response from the company.

4- Taking the Frustration of IVR out of the Game

Interactive voice response (IVR) is perhaps the biggest issue that customers have to face while interacting with a company’s customer service process. Because the IVR system is call- based and too structured, a customer might find it very tedious to get the needed response quickly.

A chatbot performs on similar lines, but with a quick process that is based on the previous answers from the customer.

It is safe to say that chatbots are the way forward for companies all over the world. E-commerce platforms have already shown their preference for chatbots, and other online business websites and apps are following suit.

A custom bot development company makes it a point to keep every single question in mind that a customer can have concerning support or query and build a quality chatbot for you. Consagous Technologies can do this flawlessly for you.

Original Source:

https://www.consagous.co/blog/how-are-chatbots-enabling-better-customer-interaction

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MEET THE MOST EXEMPLARY DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT COMPANY IN CHICAGO

MEET THE MOST EXEMPLARY DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT COMPANY IN CHICAGO

With Mayor Lightfoot asking the city of Chicago to gear up for reopening from the 3rd June, albeit with some precautions obviously, the news could not have come at a better time. While the whole world is slowly opening up despite the threat of COVID-19 still looming over, the message from the Chicago Mayor is quite clear in essence- it’s time to take the coronavirus in stride and get back on the road to progress.

The change has been palpable when it is about consumer preferences and behaviour. A large number have already adapted to completely going the online route for their every imaginable need, and this has presented companies and businesses with an amazing opportunity- cater to customers and provide them impeccable services in their convenience.

For any business, going online needs a formidable online presence, which is only possible with a great website design and development company in Chicago that has years of experience behind it. Haven’t you heard of Consagous already?

Commencing its operations more than a decade ago, Consagous Technologies commands a lot of respect by the sheer ecstasy and satisfaction of its clients throughout the years. To add more to it all, Consagous has a global presence with a unanimously positive record all over India, Australia, the U.S.A., and U.A.E. as well.

Long story short, Consagous can take your online business operations to the next, post COVID-19 level with cutting edge IT solutions to help you recover and scale up quickly as if nothing actually happened.

In fact, web and app development in Chicago is witnessing an upward trend amidst all the lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Food restaurants, appliance purchase and repair services, and even the essential items like sanitizers and face mask selling services are increasingly looking to take the online route.

Food industry is bound to witness an intense competition later down the line, and this is why it becomes imperative to stand apart with a simple, yet superior restaurant booking app which makes customer visits as hassle-free as possible.

Face masks are sure to become an important part of attire for everyone who steps out in the Chicago air, and for a face mask manufacturing company, this is the perfect time to get rolling on an ecommerce platform with just the right website or app, or well, both!

Consagous Technologies comprises a team of seasoned app and website developers, who have a clear understanding about what makes Chicago tick. With that in mind, every solution they come up with redefines quality IT services, and puts them in a league of their own.

The time is certainly right to the online way, but with Consagous, this path is surely going to get a lot easier, which is nothing but the whole truth, served to you on a platter loaded with great features and seamless services!

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How Mobile Apps Are Help Reward Platforms Up Their Game?

With time, global prices for items and services have constantly been on the rise. This has made customers look for something a little more than what they have paid for. If companies succeed in providing something more on the existing purchase or promise a deal during the next purchase, customers are bound to return.

Know what that is? That is enhanced customer loyalty through a company’s reward programs.

Customer loyalty management today has become a full-scale market, which had a value of approximately $2 billion in the year 2016 and has been on the rise since. Stats from American coupon website aggregator RetailMeNot reveal that about 80% of the customers stay loyal to brands with a steady flow of reward offers.

This statistic is amazing, but there is one more interesting fact in the store.

70% of the customers have more chances of being a part of some loyalty program if it is accessible through mobile devices. In short, a loyalty and rewards-based app.

The Promise of Reward Program Apps
With global digitization, mobile app development already revolutionized a large number of industries, and now are an integral part of the loyalty market as well. There is no shortage in the number of companies that make the use of mobile apps to give out customized offers promotions to their customers.

With such programs, customers look at getting points and secure personal achievements when they make a purchase through apps. The trend is even more solid for renowned food and beverage brands, who make it a point to offer their customers ‘a little extra’, thereby putting a loyalty program in place which is an absolute necessity.

*There are multiple reasons why reward program apps hold a lot of promise- *

Customer Retention
Cost-effective for Brands
Boost referral numbers
Single touch-point for brand offers
Comprehensive User Experience
Reward program apps also bring in a lot of flexibility with their ecosystems, encouraging an increased degree of convenience and personalization through their interactive interfaces.

Better Customer Loyalty with Mobile Apps
Customers prefer to be a part of the loyalty program benefits only when the process is simple and does not need a lot of effort and time on their part. Moreover, they prefer simple offers that provide quick rewards, something that can be easily handled by dedicated reward program apps.

When it is about using a mobile app for customer reward programs, the process is much quicker when compared to the traditional card swiping or mail entering process. A major chunk of retailer apps has the option of ordering and paying together, making a customer’s entry into their loyalty program an obvious next step.

With a seamless payment option integrated with a great loyalty experience, there is a huge reduction in the hassle involved in the entire purchase process, ensuring that the customer will return on the app for a repeat purchase, simply because of how smooth the procedure was.

Many brands and companies have their reward apps, and here are a few examples of such apps-
Starbucks Rewards
Starbucks offers free refills, online payment, and customized offers through its Android and iOS reward app.

NikePlus Rewards
Nike app has a special rewards program, which are exclusive member offers, and facilitate speedy shopping.

Yes2You Rewards
This app offers a point-based rewards program and is available on both Android and iOS. The app gives cashback offers based on points, which are also gifted to customers on special occasions like their birthdays.

Mobile apps are a superb avenue to ensure a higher rate of customer engagement and make them stay loyal to your brand. If you succeed in creating an app that is attractive and easy to use, it is not a huge task to take your loyalty program to a new level.

Consagous Technologies is a reputed name to provide quality mobile app development services and is the best choice to get a great reward-based mobile app for your brand.

Original Source:

https://www.consagous.co/blog/how-mobile-apps-are-help-reward-platforms-up-their-game

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Digital Payment Trends for 2020!

Digital Payment Trends for 2020!

When it is about the seemingly insignificant area of payment, the evolution of technology has been quite the opposite. These changes have been huge. It is due to these huge advancements that being constantly aware has become critical to stay ahead of the curve.

While payments of any kind are financial in nature, the implications span far and wide from the finance sector. As payments keep getting enhanced in their digital identity, more and more companies are brainstorming to monetize and optimize their digital payment system and the overall customer experience in the payment process.

As far as trends for 2020 go, digital payments are moving in a more consumer-focused direction, trying to look into newer ways of making payments as convenient as possible. Some of the trends that will be more visible than ever in the area of digital payments in 2020 are here below-

*Reduction in the Number of Cash Payments *
Given the present social distancing norms in place all over the world, the number of cash transactions has seen a considerably large dip. And this is something that is bound to continue for a long time ahead, where digital payments will keep on taking more share from the cash payments in terms of frequency.

New payment options and e-commerce growth will further encourage this trend.

Lesser Visibility for an Enhanced Customer Experience
Whenever the topic of digital payment comes up, the experience of customers has been an important aspect of every discussion. And rightly so, as it is the customer experience that differentiates between different payment contemporaries.

This overall process is heading to a new route, where the payments are almost invisible. Made possible with a *digital wallet app *integrated in a mobile application, say an on-demand cab booking service, where the digital cash gets automatically uploaded into the wallet.

The efforts to make digital payments almost invisible and completely hassle-free is going to be a trend that is going to redefine payments, and some big evolutions can be rightly expected in 2020.

Small and Medium Enterprises Will Go the Digital Invoicing Route
With payments undergoing constant change with every passing day, payment related activities too are taking the digital route. Digital invoices and many other related areas are also becoming digital, which is nothing short of a healthy trend in the year of 2020.

The trend is showing its presence mainly in the B2B sector, where it was the preference for manual entries in accounts and databases that ruled the rooster. The current situation, however, establishes the need for a more agile process to sort this out, and digitization of a firm’s accounting system is the best bet.

Ushering in the Era of Contactless Payments
With more and more preference for mobile payment apps, banks too are not looking to stay behind. After all, they are the primary financial institutions and they need to keep up too. There are quite a few banks who are giving out contactless payment cards now, where a card user just needs to wave or tap on a card reader to make a purchase.

If the merchants are able to harness this technology, they will also be able to accept payment from mobile wallets like Google Pay and Apple Pay too, and this again is nothing but the encouragement of contactless payments.

More Convenience, More Security
It is unanimous that digital payments increase the overall convenience for customers, but it is also crucial to take care of their security as well. This is why it is a popular opinion that with every step in boosting the payments technology will be complemented by a more stringent security protocol too.

As far as merchants go, they already have some security measures embedded that help payment companies keep a track of transactions, and also keep the data safe and secure. 2020 can witness the utilization of supremely advanced technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) to prevent any kind of fraudulent activity.

To put it in a nutshell, as a company it has become vital to provide every kind of payment solution possible to the customers. Enabling increased functionality will help in the retention of customers, thanks to increased convenience. With better digital payment solutions, loyalty is bound to have a multi-fold consolidation.

For the most sophisticated mobile payment apps, Consagous Technologies can be a great choice for you. Backed by an experienced and professional team, it’s just what you need!

Original Source:
https://www.consagous.co/blog/digital-payment-trends-for-2020

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WHY HIRING A PROFESSIONAL WEB & MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT COMPANY IS A GOOD IDEA

WHY HIRING A PROFESSIONAL WEB & MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT COMPANY IS A GOOD IDEA

As a business involved in rendering quality products and services to its customers and clients, staying on top of the game is always very important. With the world at a juncture where online presence is gradually increasing in significance as compared to physical presence, being online is now a mandatory aspect for any marketing strategy to even work.

Online presence though, is just the tip of the iceberg. Such presence should have the potential to have a positive conversion in terms of revenue too. This is where a really great web and mobile app development company can make a whole world of difference.

A Professional Web & App Development Company- Why Nothing Else?

There are no words that can highlight the importance of great web and mobile apps for business enough. Despite that, there is a tendency to take the app development lightly, and save a little initial investment by outsourcing the project to either freelance developers, or even trying to get it done in-house.

The repercussions can be disastrous in the long-term. This is because nothing ever beats a healthy professional experience when it comes to specialised domains. Association with professionals in custom mobile app development services also leads to timely growth in revenue and seamless operations as well.

What Exactly Do Seasoned Professionals Bring To The Table?

Web and app development is a highly specialised field, and there is no contest about it. As mentioned above, these projects do save little costs up front when assigned to freelancers, but the quality, support and service are simply no match when compared to what is in store with a professional web development company.

Here are a few more reasons why it is always the best bet to hire a professional company for your first, or a subsequent web or app project-

They will encourage growth, and not just deliver a project to you!
A professional company does not look at things with a singular project’s perspective, but immerses itself completely and creatively to make a project that will stand the test of time as far as changes in the technology trends are concerned.

Moreover, there is a clear idea about what functionality will work and what won’t, thanks to countless projects a company will have undertaken.

•Easier to evaluate, thanks to a healthy project portfolio!
When it is a professional company, they have seasoned employees who are experienced in different steps in the entire development process.

This expertise always shows up in a company portfolio, which gives a true idea about the company’s previous work and projects. For any web app, UI/UX is the essence. And an impeccable portfolio gives the perfect insight.

With professionals, there’s an access to cutting-edge technology
IT industry has become so dynamic in recent years, that there is a new technology around the horizon, which is path breaking in its own sense. Hiring a company proficient in native app development will allow your project a greater flexibility.

Adding to the flexibility, there is no chance of missed deadlines or delivery, when it is a great company.

A company that provides custom mobile app development services is undoubtedly a great choice for projects that require a great degree of sophistication with harmonious functionality. Moreover, a professional company firmly believes in long-term customer relationships, so the service and support will always be top-notch, rendering a lot of satisfaction.

Consagous Technologies ticks all the right boxes, providing breathtakingly efficient web and app solutions that are cutting-edge, efficient and render a convenient user experience.

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Home Health Monitoring – The Digital Healthcare Tech Concept

Home Health Monitoring – The Digital Healthcare Tech Concept

This supposedly ‘omnipresent’ COVID-19 outbreak has led to an immense degree of changes in almost each and every industrial sector imaginable. The healthcare sector too is witnessing a lot of flux with increased relevance from hospital care to monitoring health at homes. This has given rise to a new term, known as home health monitoring.

Home health monitoring is quickly becoming a serious alternative than physically moving to hospitals, by blending the latest technologies like wireless communication, mobile computing, bio-sensing, and AI (Artificial Intelligence).

In layman terms, in fact, the basic motive of in-home health monitoring is to bring a generous reduction in healthcare expenses by avoiding the patients who can get well even without getting admitted to one of their rooms or wards. It can be feasibly assumed that home health monitoring has been made all the more functional with the help of cutting-edge telemedicine applications and software solutions.

Bringing the focus again on the present situation where a pandemic has forced people to stay in their homes for an increased bout of time, numerous guidelines have emphasized to refrain from visiting hospitals unless it’s absolutely unavoidable. Health however, does not take heed of any situation, and a health emergency can arise any time.

This is where the applications of home health monitoring have been enlightening to say the least. Helmed with advanced telemedicine IT solutions, home health is mainly aimed at patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart failure, and more such diseases, which require constant supervision of a skilled doctor.

Home Health Monitoring and it's Benefits
With smartphones and other smart devices a staple in everyday life, telemedicine app development has been integral in making home health monitoring the novel solution it is gradually becoming. Obviously, without some groundbreaking benefits of any technology, it is practically delusional to expect a lot of utility in the longer run.

Here is a look at some of the benefits of home health monitoring-

Facility of Data Sharing Among Patients and Doctors
This is the biggest advantage of home health monitoring. Aided with some of the best telemedicine apps, patients can easily conduct their routine tests and send them over to their doctor or physician, practically in real-time and eliminate the need to head over to a hospital for just some checks.

For people having long-term illnesses, this is a true advantage as they need to coordinate with their doctors a lot more. With home health monitoring, quick communication between patients and physicians is made possible. For people suffering from cardiovascular diseases, mental disorders, respiratory illnesses, and others.

Healthcare Becomes More Accessible Than Ever
With healthcare becoming remote, it has become pretty easy for doctors to reach out to prospective patients. If patients cannot visit a clinic or make a physical appointment with a doctor, home health monitoring makes it possible to get a consultation right at their houses, which is just amazing.

It also allows an increased number of patients but all without overcrowding.
Leads To A Lot of Savings In The Long Run
With great doctors on-demand apps leading the way of home health monitoring, attending a clinic for prescriptions or tests is not mandatory. Also, it is a faster process to admit patients with more serious illnesses when there is the availability of space in medical institutions.

It becomes easier to handle patients who are in need of urgent medical attention.

It is obvious that remote health monitoring is definitely the way forward. If you are someone who is looking to become a part of this with a great telehealth app, you can connect at Consagous Technologies, who are a leading telemedicine IT solutions provider with years of experience.

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https://www.consagous.co/blog/home-health-monitoring-the-digital-healthcare-tech-concept

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iOS 14 - Important Features to Look Out For!

iOS 14 - Important Features to Look Out For!

The company has its fair share of critics, but it cannot be denied that every single move that Apple makes is noticed, analyzed, and evaluated by technology experts all over the world. Needless to say, when the announcement is to have a huge impact, say an Apple product launch or something to with software, things enter into a lot more detail. This one is about the latter context.

Yes, the iOS 14 is here!

And it supposedly has brought some neat tricks up its sleeve this time around. Long story short, there is an increased degree of flexibility, something which the users had been craving for years in the Apple ecosystem. People were allowed a preview of some features of iOS 14 during the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June.

iOS app design has always been a key factor or USP of every iOS device. And the launch of iOS 14 is supposedly the biggest update Apple has made over the years. The beta versions for both the iOS app developers and the public has been completed, and it will launch along with the new set of iPhones later this year.

Here are some really new and cool features that will be on all compatible iPhones, courtesy iOS 14-

*The Inclusion of Widgets *
Widgets are a huge part of the overall customizable experience for users. With iOS 14, the Widgets option will provide accurate information pretty easily, and will be more convenient than ever to pin widgets on any single Home Screen page.

These widgets depend primarily on what apps are installed. Then there is a new Smart Stack option too. Users can customize a stack of their preferred widgets together, and then the relevant widget gets displayed according to the location and activity.

Users new to the iOS ecosystem might find Smart Stack a little difficult to get used to.

*Automation of App Library *
The App Library will be there down on every Home Screen page and is going to sort your apps automatically into different folders, like Entertainment, Social and such. Also, users will get Suggestions about some apps that can suit a particular app folder.

Users can choose to decide on the number of Home Screens for displaying The App Library.

*More Nuanced Siri *
Siri, Apple’s Google Assistant was long due for some change, and Apple brings a major overhaul in making Siri more accessible and quicker to reach out. While there was a separate screen for Siri before, it will now open as a pop-up on the same screen.

A better translation prowess and the chance to record and send audio messages with Siri has also been enabled.

*Additions to Messages *
With iOS 14, Messages will give users the chance to pin their conversations on the top of their list, which will surely remind you of WhatsApp, as it does that already. Some more Emojis, options to add a picture on a group chat, and more such little, but substantial features are included.

Unrelated to Messages though, the new iteration of iOS 14 will also bring some change into the app development procedures of iOS app development services.

*Third-Party Apps *
Finally! Apple has permitted the use of third-party apps over the default Apple apps with the new iOS 14. For example, users can set Chrome as their default browser, or Gmail as their default mailbox.

So, whenever a user clicks on any link, it will always open in that particular app only.

*Secure Safari *
Safari will bring you a nice privacy report for iOS 14 users so that they can see the third-party site trackers are blocked, as well as to detect the saved passwords that might have something to do with a data breach.

Other than that, a built-in translation feature like Google Chrome is also being developed.

These are just some of the new features of iOS14, and they will be available from this fall as a free software update for iPhone models from 6s and later.

If you are looking to get a great iPhone app for your business, deploying it through iOS14 will be a great move. For this, Consagous Technologies will be a great choice as it is a renowned iPhone application development company.

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https://www.consagous.co/blog/ios-14-important-features-to-look-out-for

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Mobile App Launch Checklist in 2020- Have You Covered Them All?

Mobile App Launch Checklist in 2020- Have You Covered Them All?

Ideas, wireframes, and prototypes. These are a few terms that are usually thrown across quite a lot whenever mobile apps are a primary point of discussion. With a really professional company that has a vast experience in mobile app development, an app does get ready.

But, what after that?

Will the app be deployed and distributed directly to different platforms? Should this actually be the case if the quick deployment is the thought process?

Give it a little thought.

After such long hours into the entire app development process, it is not viable to launch the app abruptly. Like the case with every new tangible or intangible product in the market, a fair bit of groundwork is essential in mobile apps too. With countless apps making their space everyday, spending a little time in thinking out the best ways to take an app live will get that initial attention needed from users all over the world.

To help you all out with this very task, we have compiled a checklist- the most critical things you need to keep in mind about how to release an app perfectly.

Read on then!

Have both- an objective as well as the audience
Research is something that holds the key to success, even before the first round of wireframing happens. To be sure that you are not simply wasting your time, conduct thorough research, and be worry-free about your product and its uniqueness.

Don’t go overboard by putting up a lot of expectations. Instead, set real and practical goals by identifying your target audience. Having a hold on these two important factors will pave a positive way further on for your mobile app.

Know about the competitors within your market
With your app under development, no checklist will ever be complete if there is a lack of awareness about the competitors. Browse through the app stores for similar apps and conduct a thorough analysis about their advantages and flaws.

Addressing their flaws can help your app enjoy benefits on the same grounds, helping it become a better choice for potential users.

ASO (App Store Optimization)
ASO is aligned with SEO in a basic sense. Just like SEO increases website visibility, App Store Optimization enhances the visibility of an app, leading to favourable conversions in terms of more app installs. Ensuring perfection of all related ASO elements before the app launch will give you an edge before the launch itself.

Social media presence
Long story short- social media is an integral need of the hour. The traction from consistent social media profiles cannot be overlooked at all. Apart from social media profiles, a website landing page also helps in the establishment of a strong online presence, while guaranteeing organic website traffic at the same time.

If you promote your app appropriately on this landing page, it is going to work wonders, undoubtedly.

Incorporate catchy & creative content
Create an aura of a community with your social media content. Get peoples’ attention with content that leads to a curious interest towards your mobile app.

As far as building an engagement goes, you can also seek assistance from social media influencers who already have higher levels of engagement on their profiles. Highlight the benefits of your app functionalities and benefits in your content.

Be very aware of the submission guidelines
If we talk about the App Store and Google Play Store as the application stores, both have a different set of guidelines for accepting and publishing an app on their respective platforms.

Therefore, it is best to stay in tune with the submission guidelines even during the app development, so as to not hamper the mobile app release cycle later on.

Ensure a beta release
While a beta release of the app is a great way to gauge out your app’s feasibility, keeping a strong feedback mechanism in place brings the right kind of data back with this ‘indirectly direct’ communication from the beta users.

MVP (Minimum Viable Product) service is also gaining a lot of momentum as far as the initial versions of the app are concerned. Take a little time to figure out what’s best for your app, and only then proceed ahead.

As far as a great mobile app and its launch are concerned, the above checklist is definitely going to give a great start to the entire before launch process. About what we talked about a good mobile app development company at the start, Consagous Technologies ticks all the right boxes. They don’t just create the best apps for you, but also brainstorm about the best strategies to launch them in the market. You might want to connect with them for sure.

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How Fitness & Technology are Shaping a New Future?

How Fitness & Technology are Shaping a New Future?

Given the busy and hectic schedules, everyone has these days, health has unfortunately taken a back seat. Add to it those unhealthy and irregular eating habits and overall fitness woes get highlighted more and more. Being someone who considers work a priority is definitely a virtue, but it should not come at the cost of sacrificing your physical and mental health.

You can accumulate a lot of wealth over time, but if you are not fit enough to enjoy it, there won’t be much use of what you have earned. The current lockdown scenario too has not aided too much for fitness, but technology has always tried to cover up for a lot of shortcomings that seem uphill initially.

Fitness app development has been on the rise since recent times, giving people a much-needed solution to look after their fitness much more conveniently, without going through the added effort of making the extra time to go over at a gym and work out.

There are a number of health and fitness tracking apps that have made looking after our health a pretty easy job. Thanks to the use of cutting- edge technology in some of these best mobile fitness apps you do not just get assistance in working out but embrace overall stability and fitness in your life.

Here are some amazing ways through which this enviable blend of fitness and technology is paving the way to a newer, fitter world-

Incorporating the best habits
There are a number of fitness tracking apps which apart from their job of tracking fitness, help users in developing healthy habits like suggesting a better and healthier diet, tracking the users’ blood sugar, calorie count, and other health-related parameters.

Some fitness apps offer these added features for free, while some take the premium route aimed at users who are more sincere about their health.

*Make users more accountable *
There are countless times when you would have started to go ahead with a fitness regime but then gave up within a few days into the routine. That is nothing but the simple lack of determination from our end.

With a fitness tracking app that has an interactive UI, users get encouraged to achieve their fitness goal by constantly achieving the daily targets, making them more accountable for their fitness.

Chart out goals that are realistic and personalized
Personalization is something that will feature in some of the best fitness tracking apps users will come across. As an individual, you might be inclined to take part in a cyclothon, but your body might not be prepared for it.

With a fitness app filled with features, users are able to get a more realistic approach to their fitness goals that they can achieve with their present body situation. With accurate monitoring, these apps create customized targets that are based on a user’s progress and growth.

Eliminate that intimidating requirement of hitting the gym
When you have paid a hefty gym fee to work out, what cannot be denied is that at some point, it was a hard task to get your body moving to the gym. With a good fitness tracking app at a user’s disposal, there is the added liberty of working whenever it is convenient.

Given the fact that fitness regimes are gradual and take their own time to show results, convenience becomes all the more important to ensure continuity in the pursuit of fitness.

Fitness app development has been enjoying a lot of interest, with multiple companies and healthcare startups churning out functional apps for users. The cost of fitness app development is something that always needs to be kept in check to ensure a better future of the concerned app. At Consagous Technologies, we make sure that the fitness tracking app you want is spectacularly optimized and fits your budget as well.

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https://www.consagous.co/blog/how-fitness-technology-are-shaping-a-new-future

#Fitnessmobileapps are driving change in the fitness industry and how fitness studios operate. They are jumping on the bandwagon, using on-brand mobile apps that offer unique in-app experiences for members which creates a level of communication with clients like never before.

Identifying relevant features for your fitness mobile app that your audience finds relevant could become hectic without the support of an experienced and reliable technology partner.
Witha free consultation, Our business analysts will help you sort out the best features to make your fitness app superb and top-notch.

To learn more, please inquire on projects@consagous.com.

Consagous Technologies is a Web and mobile app development company based in Chicago that delivered mobile app development with a unique development approach. As the top custom mobile app development company, we provide high-quality mobile app development solutions to fulfill every business needs. If you are looking for excellence in mobile app development, then contact us today!

All You Need to Know About Amazon Honeycode!

Tech enthusiasts were pretty excited since a year after hearing that Amazon was working on a service that offered a no-code service by the name of Honeycode. This particular service had the tag of ‘AWS for Everyone’, where people without any previous experience of software development could create basic business applications and not depend on their company’s IT department.

After a substantially long wait, Amazon launched this service as the Amazon Honeycode App Builder. Available in AWS as a managed service, users can have the benefits of a simple to use virtual app builder for creating web and mobile apps, backed by the powerful, tried and tested database built in AWS.

Competing with Microsoft Power Apps and Google Cloud’s AppSheet, one of the biggest features of Amazon Honeycode is the ease with which it allows new developers to build great web solutions without the need to write a single word of programming code at all.

All about Amazon Honeycode
For any mobile app development company, Amazon Honeycode looks to be an avenue that is full of promise.

To keep things simple, the overall profile of Amazon Honeycode has three integral points that can be noted as the essence governing the overall operational process of Honeycode-

Lightweight Functionality
When compared to AppSheet and PowerApps, Amazon Honeycode has a pretty lightweight identity in terms of functionality, at least, as far as the initially launched beta version is concerned.

While the future versions will allow the associated users to get access to a number of customized solutions as per their requirements, the present version is just to get the developers acquainted with something that is on offer from AWS.

Honeycode Basics
As of now, Amazon Honeycode allows the users to create applications with upto 20 individuals completely for free. Things move to the premium scenes only with additional users and storage space for apps that are large in size.

In its current identity, Amazon Honeycode has built-in templates for everyday web and mobile apps that include surveys, task lists, reporting times, content trackers, team tasks monitoring, inventory, and event management among a lot of other things. A really interesting feature of Honeycode is the ability to import all data into a workbook and then organize it in the spreadsheet interface.

Integration of Amazon Honeycode with APN
The benefits of Amazon Honeycode, obviously get a little more enhanced with its integration in AWS Partner Network (APN). With this combination, users can internally use Honeycode to bring about an improvement in the business processes internally as per the productivity benchmarks and parameters, which can vary from time to time.

The name Honeycode too is supposed to denote the ease it brings into the whole programming scenario. Hence, Amazon came up with Honeycode.

What now remains to be seen is how Amazon catches up to its main competitors, Microsoft PowerApps, and Google’s AppSheet. While PowerApps was launched way back in the year 2015, Google too made its acquisition of AppSheet right this year in January.

As far as the first version is concerned, Amazon Honeycode is available for users in the US-East (North Virginia) and Oregon. The service will be made available to the other regions as well in the coming time.

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https://www.consagous.co/blog/all-you-need-to-know-about-amazon-honeycode