Mobile Development

Outright Development Receives 5-Star Reviews on Clutch

At Outright Development, we are determined to provide your company exactly what it needs to succeed in this digital world. We specialize in web application development, mobile app development, API & web services development, and data & content integration. Our team delivers personalized software development services for a wide array of industries. To broaden our client base, we decided to create a profile on Clutch, which is an online platform that publishes unbiased reviews of B2B agencies. To verify the reviews on their site, Clutch speaks with past and current clients to interview them about their experiences partnering with our [...]

New iOS 10 Features for Custom Apps

Since Apple is rolling out the iOS 10 release this week, we thought we would highlight some of the most noteworthy new features that we can now take advantage of for building into our customers' custom mobile apps. iMessages Extended Probably the biggest iOS 10 feature for app developers is the release of a wide range of APIs for extending the iMessage functionality.  It is now possible to perform interactive tasks inline, inside of iMessages such as play games, make payments, and edit photos by being able to invoke the functionality of other apps that are installed on the user's device.  We can now create custom UIs within messages which will enable [...]

2018-07-11T20:52:07+00:00September 15th, 2016|iPhone Development, Mobile Development|

2017 Business Mobile App Development Predictions

Outright Development wishes everyone a Happy New Year!  Our custom mobile app group has a number of interesting projects underway, and 2017 promises to be an exciting year in terms of new trends in mobile app development.  We thought we'd share some of our predictions for trends in business-related app development in 2017 with you: Virtual Reality (VR) apps will enable businesses to engage with prospects and customers 2016 proved that VR apps can be an effective tool for user engagement.  Look for an expansion of VR apps in 2017 with an eye toward business as a way for marketers to engage interactively [...]

Apple Watch Development: Top 3 Usability Considerations

Now that Apple Watch is starting to ship (although slowly, it seems), we’ve been getting a steady stream of inquiries about developing apps for it, and for adding Apple Watch functionality to our customers’ existing apps.  However, there seems to be some confusion about how Apple Watch apps “work” and best practices around user experience.  If you are thinking about building an Apple Watch app, or adding Apple Watch functionality to an existing iPhone app, then there are some usability considerations that you should keep in mind: There really isn’t such a thing as a stand-alone Apple Watch app (at least at the [...]

2018-07-12T01:02:56+00:00May 4th, 2015|Mobile Development, UI/UX Design|

Android 5.0 Lollipop OS Update Offers New Features for App Developers

The new Android 5.0 operating system release dubbed “Lollipop” was announced in June of 2014 and was released mid-November 2014.  Google’s Nexus devices were among the first to ship with and also receive updates to the new OS and many other hardware manufacturers have been releasing updates throughout January 2015 and ongoing.  The new Lollipop release contains a number of new features for Android phone users, but also contains new APIs for developers to use when building custom apps.  Although the new release contains thousands of APIs for developers, we’ve highlighted some of the most promising related to custom app development [...]

2018-07-16T23:39:06+00:00February 13th, 2015|Android Development, Mobile Development|

Top Mobile Development Predictions for 2015

Happy New Year from the staff here at Outright Development.  We are excited about what 2015 will bring, especially in the area of mobile app development.  Here are our top predictions for 2015 – it should be an interesting year! Internet of Things (IoT) Integration Internet of Things (IoT) is the interconnection of “smart” devices on the internet (think smart home thermostats, light bulbs, GPS beacons, smart security systems, etc.).  2015 will see the need for mobile apps that will integrate these various devices, providing users with more ability to control them and receive feedback and data from them.  Look for [...]

2018-07-16T23:38:15+00:00January 6th, 2015|Mobile Development|

iOS 8 Enables Fingerprint Security for Custom Apps

Apple introduced the "Touch ID" feature with the launch of the iPhone 5s which enabled users to secure their iPhone and unlock it using fingerprint recognition as well as to authorize iTunes purchases.  With the recent release of iOS 8, and the new iPad Air 2, Apple has made the Touch ID SDK available to developers which enables us to build custom iPhone and iPad apps that can use fingerprint recognition as functionality within the apps themselves. This new capability can be used to secure access to apps, as well as to secure the content and data within an app.  For example, we've [...]

2018-07-16T23:36:09+00:00October 19th, 2014|iPhone Development, Mobile Development|

Postman REST Client is a Useful Tool for Testing APIs

Postman, a free Chrome browser app plugin is a great tool for working with REST web services APIs.  We are often creating REST APIs for clients, or integrating a 3rd party REST APIs into clients' web applications or mobile apps and often need to troubleshoot our code or demonstrate an API that we've built to a client.  The Postman REST client is a tool that enables users to post and get data as well as perform a wealth of other HTTP commands from your Chrome borwser.  It will enable you to test your APIs by posting in paramters and getting results back in JSON or XML format. We [...]

2018-07-17T00:14:42+00:00September 2nd, 2014|API Development, Mobile Development, Web Development|

Quickly Test Usability With Mock-ups

A long-time client called the other day with a problem: their web application has some important functionality that their users were just not noticing and therefore not using. They wanted to re-design the UI for this "problem area" and wanted us to implement it. We chatted for a while and we were able to convince them that there are a few ways to "skin that cat" in terms of solving the usability issue. We recommended that rather than make a hasty decision, it is better to first have a couple of variations mocked up by a designer, and then usability test [...]

2018-07-17T00:15:53+00:00August 28th, 2014|Mobile Development, UI/UX Design, Web Development|

Go Easy on the Reports!

Reporting capabilities are a common business requirement from clients while building web applications. The problem is that clients often get carried away with the amount of reports that they think they need. A common scenario is one where they will think of and define every conceivable report that might be needed (whether it is actually needed or not). This in turn increases the time it takes to complete the application as well as increasing the cost of the project. Clients often then find that they wind-up using a small fraction of the reports once the application is live. Over time, they [...]

2018-07-17T00:16:44+00:00August 19th, 2014|Mobile Development, Web Development|