Developing a mobile app – how to start? – Extended! – Ease and Security!

While we were outlining an m-commerce project tasks with our team, we decided to take a look my earlier post as reference to see if we are on right track, we came out with some additional points and great input from my team members. Two major issues which came out were quick shopping and secure shopping on mobile! I am listing a few in short:

Quick view for mobiles!
Quick access: In web, we have seen quick views of the products, with famous ones like in Ebay which shows important features of the products in a light-box (or sort of!) when you hover over that product in the listings page.Now in mobile we don’t have that, we have to drill down from category page to sub-category to product details page and thus makes it more hard for users to reach. Of-course, search is there, but when user is looking for options, search is not used often. 

We decided to try with a small icon shown in the image attached , which would open a tool-tip type “Bubble” not shown in image :). Let’s see if client approves it. Your comments are welcome too!

Using PIN instead of password in mobile applications
Passwords replaced by PIN: Next point was setting up an account and login. Users keep passwords which are a bit tricky to insert and hard to guess.That’s the purpose of passwords! We found while entering username and password in app screens, its a royal inconvenience and takes some time. 

Thus we proposed a screen with just PINs which user can activate/de-activate/reset from either their web-based account of the shop or from mobile.

Not to undermine the use of passwords, but its just easy for a customer to login to his/her account by entering a PIN instead of password and quicker checkout benefits business too!

These points seem to be fairly simple and are used by many other apps around too for quite sometime. It would be interesting to see clients feedback! Will keep posted!

Thanks and as always comments are welcome!

Developing a mobile app – how to start ?

Mobile apps are increasingly taking over most of desktop/laptop work roles! Dominance of apps can surely be argued but cant be ignored! Any business be it a start-up, growing or established, some of its customer touchpoints through mobile would be there or trying to create mobile touchpoints. Easier said then done! Here is a short list of few important points that one needs to consider while flirting with idea of creating a mobile touchpoint for their customers:
  • Get a wire frame going: Wire frames are one of the best way to provide a visual form to your ideas. You will be clear as what you need and where you need. Also, it will help your colleagues, partners, management to better understand solution you are offering. Even if it is extra time and money its absolutely worth it!
  • Clean Layout: Mobile screen is a crampy space and will not fit all elements of Web-based app. Use icons, signs, etc. to conserve and  beautify space available! Keep it clean and let the intended message or call to action conveyed!
  • Default is Best:  While trendier is eye-candy for most, call to action can be higher achieved by using default button/icon of iOS/Android themes. For example CALL button in your app, swipe behavior should be retained for similar actions like removing products from cart, etc. as users will be more accustomed with those icons and may lead to better usability!
  • Short forms : Keep forms short and easy to be filled up and avoid repetitive elements. If at all needed provide pre-filled editable input elements! For example, fill up shipping email field with user’s registration email, but, allow them to edit it, if needed!
There are few more of them, will carry those in next thread! Will have get back to work!
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Thank you for your time and comments!

Best Regards,
Trivedi Kartik

How to Optimise an E-commerce Website ?

E-commerce has emerged as one of the leading business trend worldwide. This is because of higher chances of generating income with less capital needed and fewer expenses.

In creating your own e-commerce website, you must make sure that it would create a great impact on the web and to every potential buyer. To do this, you must first put yourself in their shoe. Try to evaluate your websites effectiveness and efficiency as a customer yourself. This way, you can greatly asses to whether your online selling business will be productive.

The 5-second Test
By having the 5 second test, you can assert if your e-commerce website is effective and efficient to your viewers and potential buyers. With this test you will know if your online selling strategy is working and is creating a good first impression to your customers.
  • Website Download Speed
  • Shoppers can Clearly Understand what You are Selling Them
  • Clearly Guide Users to your Product Page
  • Optimizing the Product Page
  • Optimize the Product Title
  • Optimizing Product Photos
  • Optimizing Product Descriptions
You can enhance your e-commerce website’s impact on the web and to users by adding links to related products and services. Thus, if your internal links increases so does your relevance in search engines.

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Create a Website for your Business Growth

Earning money while resting is a desire many business people love to achieve. There are only two ways to do this. On the one hand, you can hire high caliber and expensive staff to man your business in your absence in which case you lay all your trust in them and leave the success or failure of the business to their prudence or you can create a website and use it to automate your business. Business automation is one of the most important ingredients for any business to harness the resources available and properly channel them to realize the company goals. To reap the benefits of a website in automation, you need to automate a number of business functions.
* Sales * Delivery * Customer service
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Getting creative Webdesign with CSS3

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used for describing the look and formatting of a document written in a markup language. While most often used to style web pages and interfaces written in HTML and XHTML, the language can be applied to any kind of XML document, including plain XML, SVG and XUL.

CSS is designed primarily to enable the separation of document content from document presentation, including elements such as the layout, colors, and fonts. It is the latest standard in the CSS series. CSS3 offers a wide variety of new trends to make an impact with your web designs. With many exciting new functions and features, CSS can be used as a powerful tool in website designing and development. A CSS3 refers to the technical stipulation of a layout. It ensures that a web page will appear precisely the way the website developer has specified.

Magento Development Services from Magento Developers in India

RainCreatives offers Magento Development Services. It is a new professional open source e-commerce solution offering complete flexibility and control over the look, content, and functionality of an Online Store. Magento was designed with the notion that each eCommerce implementation has to be unique since no two businesses are alike. The Magento eCommerce Platform provides online merchants an unprecedented control over online store operations thus getting the online sales booming.

Today is the era of advanced technologies and everyone want to be on top in the highly competitive market over the world. Cyber globe is getting more and more significance and alertness in front of other customers catching medium, and becomes most favorable in supplying development solutions for the businesses.

Benefits of iPhone Application Development

iPhone is a smart phone designed and created by Apple Inc. that has an iPod, a tablet Personal Computer, a digital camera and a mobile phone features embedded in it. At present, among all the effective mobile phones in the technological world, the name of Apple iPhone comes on top.
Consumers want everything right now and to be no further away than their fingertips. The enormously popular iPhone with its seemingly endless options of use does exactly that.

For business, finding the right iPhone apps developer could be a key factor to adapting their product to the marketplace and for the right audience.