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The mobile app development can take boringly long but certain ways can help developers speed the process.
CEOs of startups and mobile app developers working for them know how difficult it is to execute a mobile app development with high speed and the best quality. The infamous longer development lifecycles, as compared to traditional web apps, have already been problematic for both businesses CEO’s and the mobile app developers. Businesses keep stressing their developers rapidly conclude a project so that they can be the first to market. But then there is differences between a timely launched product and a product that slips at making its presence anywhere because of being late or low in quality. 
Fortunately, there are ways to improve the app development, through making improvement in the app development lifecycles. Here are ways to do this.
Begin development with low fidelity wireframes to save time and money.
If yours is not a complex app, and it does not require too much planning via blueprints, then you can cut the cost by using low-fidelity wireframes to map out and plan the design and architectural view of your app. Contrary to high-fidelity wireframes, low-fidelity wireframes save a lot of time. They are basically rough sketches that can serve as blueprints for the development of an app. Creating them is almost a no cost investment as they can also be drawn on paper.
Adopt the Lean Method, Launch Your MVP and Start Testing 
The development cost and the time required in the development can be hugely cut once you enter the market with an MVP (minimum viable product). A Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is a product with just enough features to satisfy early customers, and to provide feedback for future product development. Once MVP starts to get responses from customers, you start to get a variety of data that help you come with a better product in the future. An MVP is created with keeping the core features of a product in mind. The fancy features, which are not the part of the core functionalities, are excluded from it.
Consider Hybrid Mobile Development Solutions
One of the best ways to cut down the cost of a mobile app development is that use hybrid mobile app development solutions such as Adobe Phonegap and Xamarin which use a single database to target multiple operating systems. Unlike the native approach which requires creating a full separate version of an app for a separate platform, the hybrid approach only requires creating platform specific tiny wrappers which can run the web app inside them.
In this scenario the major investment of time and cost only go to the single app and the cost can be hugely decreased.
Outsource Non-Core Development Features
If you have plans to come up with more than merely an MVP and you have enough budget to get it done, nor really running out of time, then you can also outsource the non-core features to third-party developers. By this way both the core app and all its non-core features can be developed side-by-side and in the end, they can be combined into a single app.
Set Up Automated Testing To Ensure App Security
The best way to rapidly conclude a development with excellent security and quality is to apply automatic testing approach during the development. This helps developers simultaneously runs tests that manually may take several hours of time. Also, you would be much more confident that you are building a bug-free code.

Apply these approaches to your mobile app development project and you will significant improvement in the entire life cycle.

Author Bio :- James Stewart is a digital marketing expert in Mobilmindz, a prominent mobile app development company which provides Android and iOS app development services across the global. He loves to write on latest mobile trends, mobile technologies, startups and enterprises.




India is up for the ride of digitization. People now have trust on paying online for their purchases. They have access to all the online payment mediums, like credit card, internet banking, several wallets, debit cards, etc. The trend has encouraged many retailers to go online via websites and apps.
To sell through the internet, retailers need integrating payment methods to their websites and apps so that they can accept payment for purchases via online methods.
Now if you also want to be the part of this game, you will need a website or app which is integrated to a payment gateway system. You will also need finding the best payment gateway services out there. No doubt your developers will help you suggestthe best option available but when money is involved, you must also have information how deeply you understand they play.
CCAvenue

The top most payment gateway in India is CCAvenue.  All financial institutions in the country have authorized CCAvenue for accepting online payments. They accept and validate the internet payments via credit card, debit cards, net working, ATM-cum-debit cards, mobile payment cash cards, etc.
  • Setup Fee: Rs. 0
  • TDR% : Credit Cards – 1.99%, Debit Cards – 1.99%,  Net Banking – 2.99%
  • AMC: Rs 3600 (Waived for 1st Financial Year from the date of Activation)


PayuBiz

PayuBiz is another most popular payment gateway available in the market. Offering some pretty good features, PayuBiz currently charges the lowest TDR in the market. Leading online retailers like Snapdeal, Jabong, BookMy Show and Ferns and Petals are already using PayuBiz. Their payment process seems to be more customer-friendly than others. Also, they have been maintaining good customer service levels, too.

  • Setup Fee: Rs. 4900
  • TDR% : Credit Cards – 3.9%, Debit Cards – 3.9%, Net Banking – 3.9%
  • AMC: Rs 2400 (Waived for 1st Financial Year from the date of Activation)

 EBS





E-Billing Solutions (EBS) is also a widely adopted payment gateway system owned as a subsidiary byIngenico Group, a global leader in seamless payment. Now EBS provides world-class products and solutions to supplement its existing service range.

  • Setup Fee: Rs. 4799
  • TDR% : Credit Cards – 3.75%, Debit Cards – 1.5%, Net Banking – 3.75%
  • AMC : Rs 2400

DirecPay

DirectPay is also getting recognition as a one-stop payment gateway provider for retailers selling goods and services online. They also let retailers accept payment through cash, checks and demand drafts with an ease. Retailers can accept payment through multiple payment modes like credit cards, internet banking, debit cards, mobile payments, etc.

  • Setup Fee: Rs. 5000
  • TDR% : Credit Cards – 6.5%, Debit Cards – 6.5%, Net Banking – 6.5%
  • AMC : Rs 2400

Atom Payments

The Atom payment was founded in 2006. The payment gateway company provides payment services to B2B and B2C companies through Online, IVR, Mobile, and POS

  • Setup Fee: Rs. 35,000
  • TDR% : Credit Cards – 2.99%, Debit Cards – 2.99%, Net Banking – 2.99%
  • AMC : Rs 2400


Paytm

Paytm is the new enterer in the payment gateway market and the company has also been refining the experiencing. Their user interface is quite user-friendly in comparison to others. Paytm is now powering major online sites like Snapdeal, Homeshop18, ITC Hotels, Dishtv, PVR, Bagittoday.com, and several others.

  • Setup Fee: Rs. 5000
  • TDR% : Credit Cards – 2.9%, Debit Cards – 2.9%, Net Banking – 2.9%
  • AMC : Rs 2400

PayuMoney

PayU India, the flagship company of Naspers group, provides the state-of-the-art solutions for payment gateway integration. As a consumer facing brand PayU allows merchants as well as buyers. Also, the company provides several tools helping them in growing their sales and accepts payment anytime, anywhere

  • Setup Fee: ZERO
  • TDR% : Credit Cards – 2.0% || Debit Cards – 2.0% || Net Banking – 2.0%
  • AMC: NIL

Here are the things you need to pay attention on while choosing a payment gateway system
·         Cost of payment gateway integration includes a one-time set-up fee, commission on every transaction as well as annual maintenance charges.
·         Integrating a payment gateway is similar to open a bank account in bank. It’s important that you choose a company which is proactive in helping their customers and provides the best services possible.
·         Do not choose a payment gateway because it charges less fees but choose because it’s user interface is user-friendly.

Author Bio :- Sofia is a digital marketing expert in Rapidsoft technologies, a prominent mobile app development company which provides iOS and android app development services across the global. She loves to write on latest mobile trends, mobile technologies, startups and enterprises





Third party data make up a great deal of website content. Maps, currency conversions, 140-character tweets and more are tied to APIs.

Most web developers will stick to the most widely popular and used APIs to enhance a website. There are, however, a few hidden treasures to be aware of. These can feed any website or custom mobile application development with great data. Check out these 10 APIs and see how you can make use of them in your web development plans.

REST Countries

This will get you a list of countries and their country codes, capitals, currency, language and so much more.

OpenWeatherMap

Choose the free API version all the way up to an Enterprise solution. Get the weather forecast including wind, barometer, precipitation, cloud cover and more for a day or an entire week. This API gets its data from 40,000 weather stations.

Trendsmap

This API makes use of Twitter hashtags, giving you a live map of all trending tweets. You can also get historical data, higher zoom levels and an analysis for a fee.

Facebook APIs

These APIs work with Ads, Chat, and Credits. Some are no longer supported, but there is also the backbone of the Facebook platform, which is the Graph API. You can enable your app to read or write data to Facebook.

Twilio

This API is from the PaaS company and it enables you to program the service APIs to make and receive phone calls and text messages.

SoapUI

This is a free open source platform that is among the best API web testing tools you can get. Besides being open and free, it also allows you to perform automated tests, functional tests, and load tests.

Additional features of this API tool include being able to change the setup to suit the target environment. You can also create web method results by assertions using this API tool.

Runscope

This is one API tool that offers users a web-based tool to test APIs. You want a tool like this to make sure that your APIs are running correctly and returning valid data. You also want to be sure it debugs itself correctly and Runscope can help. It renders you with testing, monitoring, and traffic debugging functions. There is no provision for any of the traffic alerts.

Postman

This is a major Google Chrome plug-in. It is among the best tools for API web development. It is quite a powerful tool for testing web services.

Frisby.js

This is also a web API testing tool that the user can implement to do various tests on API. You do not have to worry about dealing with web interfaces. This is nothing more than a library and this library relies completely on jasmine and node.js.  Users can write Java codes freely and organize surrounding environments. Use it to perform tests and afterward, use it to prepare a setup.

Slack

Working with a website development company means there will likely be lots of back and forth between clients and developers. You might find your clients’ websites are in need of a communication platform that brings together real-time messaging and message archiving. Meet the Slack API: communication is in one place, and people can create teams to actively communicate with one another.

Clearbit
APIs are designed to meet an intended website or client’s business needs. That’s exactly what Clearbit does. This API offers analysis, fraud prevention, geolocation and background checks.

There are many APIs available to improve user experience and custom web development depending on what functions a website needs. All it takes is a little bit of research to identify the best APIs that will satisfy all requirements.

Are you in the process of developing a web application and need some free JavaScript Libraries to help make your task easier? Good news! There are tools available to you that will take your web application to the next level. These are the top JavaScript Libraries that developers use when they need to solve unique tasks on websites and web applications.

DropzoneJS

DropzoneJP is an open source library that allows you to drag and drop file uploads onto your website, complete with image previews. This lightweight library does not require other libraries like jQuery. The library offers numerous customizable options that allow you to create a unique theme.

SweetAlert

SweetAlert is a better option than the standard JavaScript alert boxes. This JavaScript library will automatically center itself on your page and looks great on mobile devices, tablets and PCs. The default theme of SweetAlert is clean and modern, and it also comes with numerous animations. The software can be customized easily, allowing you to change the theme of your website with your own or one of the one that comes with the software. Additionally, you can add custom icons to create a unique website.

CamanJS

CamanJS offers expert image manipulation via JavaScript. This JavaScript library can apply numerous Instagram filters, including Grungy, Sunrise, Vintage and Lomo to your images using HTML5 canvas. This completely independent library can create amazing images and works with your browser or in NodeJS.

WOW.js

WOW.js is one of the best JavaScript libraries when it comes to adding animations that reveal themselves as users scroll down your website. Its simple to use interface works seamlessly with animate.css to create stunning animations. Although it is free for personal usage, you will be required to purchase a developer's license for commercial applications. You should be aware that if you are developing an open source application using a license that is compatible with the GNU SPL license v2, you could utilize this JavaScript library for free under the terms of the GPLv3.

Highlight.js

Highlight.js offers a syntax highlighter that is able to work in a browser as well as via your server (with Node.js). This JavaScript library offers automatic language detection and does not depend on any framework. The Highlight.js supports more than 150 languages of offers more than 70 styles to choose from. Finally, Highlight.js allows you to create a customized bundle, including choosing only the languages that you need.

Lettering.js

Lettering.js allows you to control the appearance and style of individual letters of a word. This JavaScript library also has the ability to split lines and words. You can check out some examples and learn how you can create amazing text effects in your custom web site design with this creative JavaScript library.

Aurelia

This is a front-end, open source framework that was released in 2016. It’s tagline is “a JavaScript framework for mobile, desktop, and web, leveraging simple conventions and empowering creativity.” It’s similar to Reach and Angular; it has different modules you can use to create your application. Use one, or use a combination of them in order to get the very best this library has to offer.

The library itself uses EcmaScript (it dictates JavaScript standards) and encourages you to write code using the new features without learning custom syntax that only works with this library.



If you are ready to create amazing looking websites using free JavaScript libraries, take a look at the list of libraries listed above. These JavaScript libraries will help to round out your wheelhouse of tools needed to create stunning websites.

Not many businesses these days can function without having a mobile application. Transparency Market Research (TMR) reports that test automation adoption will receive a boost from the growth and increased use of mobile applications.

This has resulted in mobile application testing becoming a strategic aspect in nearly all aspects of the application development process. 

Applications must be tested across different operating systems and mobile devices in order to confirm their compatibility.  That will enable them to ultimately be able to function seamlessly and stay competitive. 

Mobile application testing allows organizations to create applications that are accessible and scalable across multiple platforms.  The process involves building application software through testing for its consistency, usability and functionality.  It can be done via manual testing and through automation.  Mobile applications are becoming increasingly complex and end-to-end testing is needed.  This includes whether or not the application provides the same type of experience across different devices, works seamlessly and can be effectively downloaded. 

Benefits of Cloud Technology Implementation

Cloud has been extensively used for developing applications and testing them.  A cloud-based mobile device laboratory may be leveraged as a viable way to provide an effective solution to enterprises for testing mobile apps.  Cloud offers some significant benefits for testing mobile applications.  Most important of all, it helps to save on infrastructure costs and increase the quality of applications.  

There are several key points that need to be considered when leveraging a mobile device laboratory, including support provided for devices and software, security challenges while data is being transferred and device technology and matrix.  Implementing cloud technology in order to test your mobile application development can provide major benefits, particularly when it comes to ensuring the quality of the application and getting it to market more quickly.

Making use of cloud technology is essential for testing applications these days since testing needs to be performed to ensure scalability across different operating systems, devices and platforms.  Everything needs to be considered in order to avoid issues after the launch of the application; otherwise, thee issues will have to be rectified after users have made complaints about its performance. 

Benefits of Mobile Simulators Being Leveraged to Test Mobile Apps

Among all of the different techniques that are available, mobile simulators have been leveraged for a long time to test mobile apps.  A mobile simulator is a type of software application or tool that is designed to function like the actual device or environment.  There are numerous benefits to leveraging simulators to test mobile applications.  Most important of all, it is easy to implement these simulators and they have proven to be a very cost-effective way to test mobile applications.  

Most simulators can be downloaded for free, so you don't have to buy a simulator online.  You can install applications on the simulators quickly and testing can be effectively done on multiple simulators. While testing, it won't be interrupted due to slow network issues.  Also, the process continues to get better and faster.

Simulator testers also provide complete access to the simulator’s local storage. That allows them to understand the application's behavior within the local storage environment.  Furthermore, it allows applications to be tested effectively using mobile simulators.  This increases time-to-market and makes the installation process easy. 

Testing with a mobile device emulator makes perfect sense for checking basic application functionality within the feature development process.  The emulators for test scripting languages; a pseudo-live environment and network bypass provide brilliant options.

Benefits of Using Real Devices in Mobile Testing

The major objective of mobile app testing is to check the app's behavior across different devices.  Due to the fact that simulators have various limitations, many testing teams think it is a lot more effective to test on real mobile devices.  During the initial testing phase, simulators can be quite effective.  While it is a lot more foolproof to test on real devices, it is a serious investment and costly option. 

In the rapidly changing market environment where products are launched on a daily basis, it is a real challenge to keep devices updated.  However, if issues need to be handled far in advance and the required user experience needs to be delivered, then the preferred option is always to test on the most current versions of devices.


Your mobile app needs to work flawlessly on all operating systems and devices in order to provide customers with a seamless experience. Otherwise, you will lose engagement right away.  Don’t forget to test your mobile app, and work with custom mobile app developers with experience in developing and launching apps.

By 2018, it’s expected that the cross-platform app market will hit $7.5 million. As such, there has been an increase in the number of cross-platform development tools available on the market. Which are the best tools, resources, and platforms for coding for Windows, Android, iOS and more simultaneously? We break it down for you.

Sencha

Sencha provides various tools for use in cross-platform mobile application development, like Sencha Animator, Sencha Architect and more.  Ext JS 5 is the main product offered to enterprise users, which allows HTML5 apps to be created by developers, and converted into native applications with PhoneGap.  The HTML5-focused approach of Sencha allows its applications to be run across browsers in addition to the most recent touch-based devices.  It has been able to attract clients like Samsung, CNN, and Google.  The cost of the platform is $3,225 a year for a team of five developers and $12,495 a year for a maximum of 20 developers.    

Kony

Kony offers a selection of tools within its Enterprise Mobility Platform for helping businesses develop applications from one codebase. JavaScript is used by the Studio platform and features basic reusable drag and drop widgets along with being able to import third party or existing libraries. Kony also launched its own Mobile Fabric platform recently, which claims to be the first enterprise application development solution that brings various middleware tools and cloud services together.  Mobile Fabric pricing begins at $15 monthly per user. Opt for the free trial to see if it’s a good fit.

Rhodes

Rhodes is offered by RhoMobile.  It is an open-source framework that is based on Ruby.  That allows the developer to design native applications that span over an impressive range of smartphones and operating systems.  The operating systems include RIM, iPhone, Symbian, Windows Mobile and Android, which basically covers everything. 

RhoMobile supplies a framework where you only have to code one time.  The code may be used for building applications for a majority of smartphones.  These native applications work very well with available hardware so that your job can be completed accurately, quickly and easily.  

The hosted development environment RhoHub is also offered to developers by RhoMobile, along with RhoSync, which may be used as a standalone server for keeping all application data current on handheld devices. 

Appcelerator

Appcelerator offers the Titanium Development Platform, which has an impressive Twitter fan following.  It helps with developing desktop, tablet and native mobile apps using web programming languages like Python, Ruby, JavaScript, PHP, and HTML.  It powers more than 1,000 native apps on a monthly basis.  The biggest advantage to Titanium is that it provides users with easy access to more than 300 APIs along with location information.  

Appcelerator also provides customizable metrics for events and actions.  Apps can be completely hardware-based with all application data either stored on the device or in the cloud.  

Redhat

Redhat's platform used to be called FeedHenry before the company acquired it for about 63.5 million euros.  Redhat offers a cross-app development platform and mobile backend-as-a-service platform, which allow enterprise users to develop and deploy Windows, Android and iOS Phone apps through public clouds. Redhat also partners technology innovators like Rackspace and AWS and works with major clients like the airline Aer Lingus.   

PhoneGap

Within the development community, PhoneGap is likely the most well known of all of the available cross-platform development brands. The tool is now owned by Adobe and is based on the Apache Cordova open source project.  It is totally free to use, which really helps explain its popularity. Adobe also has an enterprise version it is working on for PhoneGap. It is undergoing a beta trial currently and can be signed up for.  Marketing features through Adobe's Marketing Cloud are also included with the enterprise version, so most likely it will be monetized when it launches.

Final Thoughts


Are you having a hard time deciding between Android and iOS?  Why not choose both?  Numerous resources are available for making applications for all devices.  There is something here to assist everyone in getting new apps launched.

Most of us use mobile apps on our electronic devices. If you think they’re only for big name brands, such as Best Buy or Bank of America, you are really missing the mark. More and more often, smaller businesses are also following the trend of building custom mobile applications for their business. It’s becoming apparent that having a mobile strategy is more than just having a website that is mobile friendly.

A number of small businesses you frequent have their own dedicated mobile app. When it comes to marketing, these smaller businesses are really ahead of the game because they offer an app to their customers.

If you are still on the fence about building a custom mobile application, these benefits might have you changing your mind.

Constant Visibility to Customers

Research shows that people spend more than two hours a day on a mobile device. Even though they likely have a few favored apps that they use regularly, they are still unlocking and scanning for new apps that will make their life simpler. You have the opportunity to take advantage of this by showing up on their radar as they are using their device. In doing so, they gradually become accustomed to seeing your app and they don't even know it.

It Offers Direct Marketing

There are many different reasons why people use mobile applications. Some people are simply looking for information, while others may be searching Google, looking for prices, sending messages, checking the news or other online accounts.

Having your own mobile app allows you to put something very important in front of your target audience, including promotions and sales. The use of push notifications allows for an even more direct interaction and you can continue to remind your customers about your services and products as it fits in with their mobile usage.

Mobile Apps Provide Value

Do you have a loyalty program for your business? You can put it at your customer’s fingertips when using a mobile app. Rather than having them present their card at the point-of-sale, why not just use the mobile app to let them collect their rewards on their own schedule? You will find that it brings in repeat customers and additional downloads. As an example, you can use PunchMe, a service that allows for the development of loyalty programs on the smartphone.

Let Your Brand Be Recognized

Brand awareness is very important in today's world and a mobile app can be beneficial in this way. It is important to consider the two aspects associated with this topic and when you use both, your app will be a success.

Brand - You can think of your mobile app as being a blank billboard. You can take your app any direction you want it to go, regardless of whether it is hip, informative, shocking or stylish. The real key is to create the application in a way that your customers will be unable to resist it. At the same time, you would want to promote your brand and keep it pleasing to the eye.

Recognition - As your customers continue to use your app, they will be more likely to take advantage of the services and products that you offer. This is known as effective frequency in marketing circles. Perhaps you have heard that it may take up to 20 different contacts in order to get somebody to take action. You can get those contacts using your mobile app easily.

Engage with Your Customers

Your customers want to reach you, no matter what service you provide. A mobile app can facilitate communication via a helpdesk or messaging feature within it.  OpenTable used this very principle when building their business. At one time, you would call ahead for a table at the restaurant but now, you can use the OpenTable app to do it in only 5 clicks. Do you think that your customers would rather communicate with you electronically? You bet they would!

Triumph over the Competition

Mobile apps are still relatively rare for small businesses and this provides a unique opportunity for you. When you offer a mobile application to your customers, you are getting ahead of the competition. They will appreciate the fact that you were the first to offer such a service.

Builds Customer Loyalty

Although customer loyalty is found at the bottom of this list, it certainly is not the least important. The fact is, when you have your own mobile app, it builds customer loyalty and this builds your business. It helps you to be seen in a world that throws advertising in the face of our potential customers every day. It doesn't matter if it is Internet banners, billboards, email marketing, Facebook ads or flashing signs, it can make it difficult for us to be seen and heard. When you connect with your customers using a mobile app, however, they will reward you with a degree of loyalty more so because you are available to them.

Want to know what your audience likes and dislikes about your app? Consider creating in-app surveys to ask users; we bet they’ll be willing to provide feedback.


Having a mobile app is only one way to grow your business, but it helps you connect with your customers and to be within reach at all times. When in doubt, go digital. 

JOHNS CREEK, GA – September 13, 2017 – Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIX), a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial, e-governance and healthcare industries, today announced that it ranks No. 76 on Fortune magazine’s 2017 100 FastestGrowing Companies list of domestic and foreign publicly traded companies, based on their past three years’ growth in revenues, profits and stock returns.

Ebix was also ranked  11 on the Fortune list in terms of 3-year return, with total 3-year annualized return of 57%. Ebix had the unique distinction of being the only insurance software Company on the list. Ebix also was the only Georgia based computer software company to make it to the prestigious list.

Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list ranks companies with market capitalization of $250 million or more based on revenue growth rate, earnings per share growth rate and three-year annualized total return for the period ended June 30, 2017. The data was provided by Zacks Investment Research while the data checking process was aided by information provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence and Lexis Securities Mosaic.

Ebix Chairman, President and CEO Robin Raina. “This marks the 5th time in the last decade that Ebix has been included in Fortune’s ranking of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies, and we are humbled to be included on this prestigious list with so many of the best-in-class companies across many industry sectors, in the world.”

Fortune also ranked Ebix 81 on this list in terms of 3-year Annualized EPS growth, with annual EPS growth rate of 28%. With annualized 3-year top line growth rate of 16%, Ebix was also named to have beaten the S&P 500 by 9.6%

To learn more about Fortune magazine’s 2017 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list, click here on http://fortune.com/100-fastest-growing-companies

About Ebix, Inc. 


A leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial, e-governance and healthcare industries, Ebix, Inc. provides end-to-end on-Demand solutions ranging from infrastructure exchanges, front end & back end enterprise systems, outsourced administrative & custom software development solutions, and risk compliance solutions for various entities involved in these industries.

With 45+ offices across Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, New Zealand, Singapore, the US and the UK, Ebix powers multiple exchanges across the world in the field of life, annuity, health and property & casualty insurance while conducting in excess of $100 billion in insurance premiums annually on its platforms. Through its various SaaS-based software platforms, Ebix employs hundreds of domain specific business and technology professionals to provide products, support and consultancy to thousands of customers on six continents. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.ebix.com


CONTACT:

Darren Joseph 678 -281-2027 or IR@ebix.com

David Collins or Chris Eddy Catalyst Global - 212-924-9800 or ebix@catalyst-ir.com  

At present, Google and Apple are dominating and reigning supreme with respect to the world of smartphones, App stores, gadgets and the Operating Systems. Both of them feature a number of more than 2 million mobile apps each. Google Play Store is providing access to a large number of apps to be accommodated in the store. Apple is providing the developers with the chance to augment and make use of their potential and skills when it comes to designing top notch apps. The article details the collation of Google Play Store and Apple's App Store.

Initially, when the App store was launched, Apple was packed with 500 apps. Some 5 years later, it featured a figure of more than 1 million apps. At present, the Apple App Store features more than 2.2 million apps and the Google Play Store is packed with more than 2.7 million apps as evaluated in 2017.

Google Play Store when it was initially launched in 2008 went by another name Android Market before it adopted the present name in 2012. Ever since then, there is intense vying among the stores with relation to the fact which store has the maximum number of apps and the maximum app downloads. Analysis revealed that in 2016, Google Play Store accounted for 64 billion downloads and in the case of Apple's App store it was roughly 25 billion downloads.
Income is an important aspect to be considered when comparing Google Play Store and Apple's App Store. It is revealed that to generate good revenue, the Apple App Store is the apt place to do so. Enterprises are suggested to initiate the app development with an iPhone app as it can be very well monetized efficiently. The revenue generated by Google Play Store in the last quarter accounted to $ 3.3 billion while in the case of Apple's App Store it was an astounding figure of $5.4 billion in revenue for the same time period.
The Google Play Store and Apple App Store exhibit more or less homogeneous aspect with relation to profit distribution where 30% of the profit is for the store and the remaining 70% is for the designers.
For the Apple App Store, the users dont give a second thought when it comes to app purchase. However, on the contrary, Google Play Store has no alternative other than distributing the apps for free of cost due to the intense vying and the overabundance of apps for a particular group.

When apps are provided for free it is to the benefit and dismay of users and designers respectively. In the event designers provide free apps, they have to access and have a source of revenue to endure in the highly vying market. The answer to this question comes in the form of implementing advertisements. The ads are detested by the users and they go for ad blocker apps to tackle this new issue. For Apple, paying for apps is a typical aspect but when coming to Android users, they opt for free apps and as a consequence, the designers launch their apps for free on the Play Store.


Instant apps and beta testing of apps

Android users are allowed to complete app downloads to their devices in a jiffy. However, this is not in the case of iOS apps which have to be downloaded and installed manually and separately for both iPhone and iPad devices.
Google is also venturing into the aspect of designing Instant Apps. This signifies that users are not presented with the factor to install a whole app to access its features. Few traits of the apps can be downloaded to the device quickly, which permits the users to avail the traits and conserve space on their products simultaneously. In some instances, the users are provided with a message or a link which can be availed only by using a specific app. Instant apps eliminate the need to download the entire app into the devices just to have a short experience with it. Apple users are bound to be disappointed as this feature is not available for the iOS devices.
Further, Google Play Store provides its users with a feature to experiment with beta apps to avail the current traits. Yet, it must be contemplated that the beta app is likely to be changeable. Consumers are provided with the option to leave beta testing at any instant of time.


App varieties

Coming to the case of Android devices there are various different types of devices like smartphones and tablets which are also using different RAM specifications, CPUs and other such settings. Hence, Android app designers have to strive in order to port and personalise their apps onto the various devices. This is not featured for iOS devices as most of the iOS apps function without hassles on the iPhone and iPad devices. There are only some instances where some apps are designed exclusively for the iPhones while the others function only on iPad devices.
The Android Apps fall in several groups encompassing enterprise, educational, entertainment and such where there is an abundance of apps featured for a given category. The motto which Apple followed some time back to brand its  App store- "There's an app for that" is now in sync and applicable for its rival.

It is well noticeable with respect to the fact that Apple ventures a  lot on branding games on its store as they are a source of great income. Taking, for example, the case of Super Mario Run, the well-awaited game debuted on the iOS platform and however, there is no indication regarding its Android launch.
To amass the maximum number of users for their apps, the designers prefer to launch the apps in both iOS and Android versions. It is to be noted that Android apps and devices are well modifiable and tweakable with minimal inhibitions by rooting the device to alter its visual presence.

Ratings and Refunds

Google Play Store features effortless search for any app as it incorporates the brand's search engine traits. It is assimilated with Google+ aspect which indicates that users can access the ratings and comments for each app provided their friends have also manipulated the app and have made reviews. Thus the decision to download and install an app is narrowed down and simplified when the users access the reviews of their peers and family.
In the case of Apple, the ratings of the apps is in sync with the search factor where if an app has several good ratings, its chance of being found by users also increases. It is assumed that Apple developers are implementing an aspect where the users can rate an app only for 3 times a year. This is contrary in the case of Google Play Store and its apps.
The refunding aspects in the Google Play Store is such that users can avail this feature within 2 hours of purchase. For Apple the time is increased to 14 days. However, this aspect is present only in specific nations.

Security

Coming to this point, App Store is more secure as the brand invests a lot of time with regards to scrutinising the app and then launching it for the users. This is the central principle with respect to Apple's top notch standards. Care is taken to analyse and review an app in the App Store which consumes a substantial amount of time. Thus, Apple can follow its protocols and maintain the quality factor associated with its apps. 
On the contrary, Google Play Store features apps which are not of a given standard. Analysis exposes that there are thousands of sub-standard apps in the Google Play Store. Such apps are not present in the case of Apple's app store which makes the App Store clean of malware
However, Google's app publishing aspect is quicker where the app is released when it is in tune with the Android app protocols. This is the reason why malwares escape the scrutinising aspect. Yet, Google has also reinforced and made its app publishing standards more stringent and stern and as a consequence, there is not any report of any big malware effects quite recently.

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Whatsapp is one of the famous messaging application through which we can share the information with our loved ones. It has so many advanced features and specifications to achieve certain projects towards the conversation. There is an availability of data sharing between the Whatsapp and Facebook. The messaging app is earning the annual income of $19 million dollars by its performance. In the modern world, most of the people are accessing the messaging app of Whatsapp through the online connection.
In the day to day life, the people are always looking for the easiest way to reduce the work by the technology. In accordance with the efficient performance, the Whatsapp has a number of users around the world. There are some additional features are added up with the Whatsapp, to improve its performance and standard of technology. Nowadays the Whatsapp is used for the commercial messaging, which increase its standard.
Whatsapp has the rewritten policy with privacy and security settings which are protecting the information. It reveals some notifications for every action which are processed through online. In the forthcoming days, it has been changed a lot with more number of the advanced techniques. In this messaging app of Whatsapp, there are so many testing features are available to check and verify the performance. It is performing the account projects like money transfer and online payment for the specific product etc.
There are some notifications like a term signal to deliver the information through online. This is important to know that the relationship between Facebook and Whatsapp is sidelining the other services. The third party member can’t access the profile or account without an authenticator. Whatsapp is performing the process of an end to end encryption with some corresponding algorithm. It will act as a default process to transmit a message from sender to receiver.
Whatsapp has nearly 1 billion users throughout the world that is all accessing the internet connection. Dramatically the features and performance of Whatsapp are increasing and decreasing with respect to the users need. It completely maintains the hands-off approach in online with some restrictions. The messaging app of Whatsapp is accessible in the E-commerce platform through online. This application is available on the platform of Android and the internet operating system.
According to the statement of the organization which is maintaining the transmission process of messages are efficiently achieved with the support of recent technologies. It has an extraordinary feature of what in the messenger which is initially introduced in China. It has some paid application to protect the texts and being away from the additional issues. In most of the countries, the assessment of Whatsapp is banned for sometimes.
Eventually, the terms signals which are revealed as notifications are making money in the application world. The initial establishment of Whatsapp is introduced in the United States of America. Even though this messaging app of Whatsapp has so many advanced techniques, there are no more apps to beats its performance. In fact, the features of Whatsapp are efficiently performing the desired task what the user need to have.
In antique days, there is no more application and features like nowadays. The specifications of features are currently dominating the world and help the application to increase its standard. We can have feedback options to rectify the problems and modify the features. Through the messaging app of Whatsapp, we can send the text message, multimedia message, and GIF format videos too. For each and every process, there is a requirement of data with respect to the file what we are sending.
Equal to the positives the messaging app of Whatsapp has some negatives too. We can rectify those with the help of feedback notifications from the user who is accessing this app through online. There are so many indispensable features are available to access this application and sending the information in a secured manner. For the proper conversation, the end to end encryption has been achieved in it with the respected algorithm.
There are free Whatsapp data providers also available in it named as freedom pop. It services the transformation of data with the 4G LTE connection which is not being like DSL connections on the internet. Whatsapp follows the wireless technology, to transmit a message from sender to receiver. Comparing to the other messaging applications and Social media, the Whatsapp facilitates so many benefits to the users. It has the crucial conditions while transmitting the information and uploading the details.
Each and every action of the opponent user is uploaded to us by the support of getting notifications. Alternative features are available in the particular application to avoid the data corruption. The loss of transmitted data is achieved only when we are installing and uninstalling the application through online. In the year of 2014, the feature of getting a notification in the messaging app of Whatsapp has been implemented well. Whatever the data accessing platform, there is a possibility to access the Whatsapp.
Eventually, we have to know that the Whatsapp is now ready to earn its standard in a number one level. We have to know that whether this is applicable for the forthcoming generation. Basically, the transmissions of Whatsapp messages are achieved by the performance of simple software tools. It will provide some keywords or patterns to the authenticated users and the profile or account will not be accessible without them.
In the Whatsapp messaging network, there is so many processes are implemented to reduce the manual work. Those are like Emojis and video transmission etc and the Whatsapp could be an efficient way to transmit a message through online. Updated Whatsapp version is establishing the new way of conversation and highly securing the transmitted data. Actually, the banks are mostly using this service of messenger to verify the account details from the place itself that where we are living.
We have an efficient conversation through the Whatsapp with the support of internet connection. There is an availability of some short keys to access certain options in the Whatsapp conversation. The applications and features are modifying a lot with respect to the user’s expectation. Every application is downloaded directly from the website which has complete information about anything in the world.
In the upcoming days, the assessment work of the application is even reduced when comparing now. The features are accessed through online for certain tasks which are expected by the user. As we are all known that the Facebook and Whatsapp are interconnected with each other, it shares the data between those. Multimedia facilities are available to send animated videos with the help of an internet connection. The users who are all accessing the messaging app of Whatsapp are really getting satisfaction in the usage.
In the application world, there is an availability of so many features to perform a specific task. Every application has some unique features with it to achieve the desired task. We have to know the details about accessing the specifications and making use of it through online. It will be too much-advanced one in upcoming days to access the messaging app of Whatsapp. 
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Johns Creek, GA – February 14, 2017 – Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIX), a leading international supplier of on-demand software and e-commerce services to the insurance, financial, e-governance and healthcare industries, announced today that the Company will report fourth quarter and full year 2016 results pre-market on February 28, 2017 and will host an investor conference call at 11:00 a.m. EST the same day. The call is open to the public.

Conference Call Details

Call Date/TimeFebruary 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. EST
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About Ebix

A leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial, e-governance and healthcare industries, Ebix, Inc. provides end-to-end on-Demand solutions ranging from infrastructure exchanges, front end & back end enterprise systems, outsourced administrative & custom software development solutions, and risk compliance solutions for various entities involved in these industries.
With 40+ offices across Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, New Zealand, Singapore, the US and the UK, Ebix powers multiple exchanges across the world in the field of life, annuity, health and property & casualty insurance while conducting in excess of $100 billion in insurance premiums annually on its platforms. Through its various SaaS-based software platforms, Ebix employs hundreds of domain specific business and technology professionals to provide products, support and consultancy to thousands of customers on six continents. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.ebix.com

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