27 Apr 2017

Building a Mobile App? Here are Your Options

It’s become a necessity for a business to own a mobile app these days. Customers expect it of them and not having one can hurt a business’ reputation. If you’re thinking of building a mobile app, there are a lot of options available. You can choose to create a native app, a web app or a hybrid app. You can also decide to develop in-house or outsource the development to a company.

So which option is the best and how should you develop your app? Here's a simple explanation of all your choices:

Three Main App Types
    You can either choose to build native/cross-platform, web or a hybrid application. Each type has its perks and drawbacks:

Native/cross-platform apps:

  • Native development refers to building a product for a single platform – like Android or iOS. Cross-platform, on the other hand, relates to making a product that works on some platforms. Native apps are expensive to build but perform better than cross-platform ones. 

Web apps:

  • Web apps are cost-effective and work on some platforms, including desktops and mobile devices. Using a framework like .NET, you can build them quickly. The drawback is that they don’t work offline. 

Hybrid apps:

  • Hybrid apps are web apps that are built with a native platform structure that lets them access all the perks of a single OS. They combine the best of both worlds (and also the worst).

In-House vs. Outsourcing

So how do you build an application? Here are some options:

In-house development: You can create an in-house team and attempt to plan, develop and market the product yourself. You’ll get full control over the project, but experts estimate that developing in-house can cost up to four times more and take three times as long as getting someone experienced to do it for you.

Outsourcing: If you outsource the project, you don’t have to pay for infrastructure. You also get full long-term support for the project – including development, marketing, upgrades, and testing/troubleshooting.

What kind of application should you build and how should you develop it? It depends on your requirements and long-term goals. Our Openwave Computing Pvt Limited recommend you consult with us for best results.

12 Apr 2017

Planning on Building an Enterprise-Level Website? Use Drupal 8

Creating a Website for your business is going to be a significant long-term investment in both time and money for you. How well your website runs may also determine the fate of your firm in today's internet-driven world. As such, it’s important that you build an outstanding web presence that showcases your brand in the best possible light and helps you gain customer/client trust.


Why the Drupal 8 CMS makes an ideal platform to build a business website on:

Download and use free

Unlike proprietary website-building software, Drupal is fully free to download and modify. All you have to do is pay for the domain and monthly maintenance costs. The CMS has a big community of developers that provide regular updates and new content for it.

Advanced functionality

There are about 40,000 modules - or software extensions/plugins - available for it. With these plugins, you can quickly add advanced features to your website - international language, video streaming, e-commerce and social media support, for example.

Superb performance

CMSs like WordPress are known to slow down when you load them down with plugins. Drupal, on the other hand, offers super performance even with many modules installed or even when there is a lot of demand being placed on the server.

Very SEO-Friendly

Drupal is search-engine-ready out-of-the-box. Being fully customizable, you can quickly tweak it to be even more SEO-ready than it is already. That means your website will be easy to find on Google SERPs, especially locally.


Are you planning on expanding your business in the future? Drupal is a scalable platform - it will grow (or shrink) with the demand being placed on it. That means, with a few minor changes, you can create a bigger website than before.

Airtight security

Drupal has a reputation for being extremely secure. Compared to platforms like WordPress, Drupal-based internet sites are rarely hacked. That makes it a viable option for businesses where data safety is a priority.

Drupal - despite its many advantages - isn’t newbie-friendly. If you want to build a professional-looking, high-performing website, your best bet is to recruit the services of a professional CMS web development company.

Amazing Google Cardboard Apps You Must Try Out Right Now

Virtual Reality (VR) has truly taken off these past few years. Devices like Oculus Rift, Play Station VR, and HTC Vive have made it affordable for everyone to own a headset capable of rendering graphic 3D scenes.

Google Cardboard, however, has recently become the undisputable leader when it comes to headset hardware – you can pick up a fully VR ready headset for as little as $12.99.
Already own a pair (or did you order one just now?) Here are five amazing apps you must try out right now:

Google Cardboard
The Google Cardboard app – free to download – is the first application you should try out. Not only does it give you an introduction to the world of VR, but it also lets you set up your device/headset for it. Also, it has a directory of noteworthy VR software already available in the marketplace.

The Apollo 15 Moon Landing
The Apollo 15 Moon Landing Virtual Reality app is free to download. As the name suggests, it lets you experience the famous Apollo 15 moon landing by NASA’s astronauts first hand. You’ll be able to explore the moon’s surface, your landing vessel, and other sights (and sounds) from the comfort of your living room.

Cardboard Camera
Don’t have any VR-compatible content on your phone? Don’t worry – just download the Cardboard Camera app for free. The product, like the name suggests, turns your regular phone camera into something capable of taking VR-ready photos!

  Always wanted to travel? With the Expeditions app – available for free – you can visit famous international landmarks, go for a dive underwater, or even explore the local galaxy. It was meant to be an educational product for children but is also adult-friendly.

Fulldive VR
 Want to find VR-compatible videos from all over the internet quickly and easily? Use the free-to-download Fulldive VR application! According to their official description, it lets you search for and download/view over a million 360 degree videos from all over the internet – including sites like YouTube.

As of now, Google Cardboard works with almost all Android smartphones running OS version 4.1 and higher and iPhone smartphones operating iOS versions 8.0 and higher.

Choose Openwave Mobile Development Company  in Singapore for getting new updates for your business to get more leads and traffic.

10 Apr 2017

How Can You Build Useful, Engaging and Successful Mobile Apps?

The smart phone revolution is still going strong if you go by the latest data - by 2020, it’s estimated that over 400 billion apps will be downloaded each year. Businesses from around the globe are hiring developers to help craft mobile apps to connect better with their customers, provide useful services to them, as well as to improve revenue generation.

Are you wondering how your organization could entered into mobile application development? Here are some Google-approved techniques that will enable you to do so:

  • Get acquainted with micro-moments
  • Focus on the core function 
  • Help users get around fast
  • Provide personalized recommendations
  • Create user-friendly forms 

Get acquainted with micro-moments

Google has done a ton of research on how consumer behavior is shaped by micro-moments in our daily lives. This understanding, when applied to mobile apps, can lead to exceptional results. Only brands that manage to satisfy consumers during a micro-moment will survive long-term.

Focus on the core function 

Users want what they want – and they want it right now (or yesterday). The sole purpose of your application must be to provide a useful service as quickly as possible. That’s why you should focus on the core function of the application and give secondary priority to everything else.

Help users get around fast

Users will often be moving while accessing your offering, which can hamper browsing. Mobile phones also have small screens, which makes getting around them difficult. It’s important that your application uses the latest best design practices – like minimalist and grid-based design – to help users get around fast. Implementing a useful search feature can also help.

Provide personalized recommendations

The more personal your application gets, the more useful it becomes to the user. With the help of machine learning (or AI technology), your product will be able to provide users with personalized recommendations, based on their history/preferences.

Create user-friendly forms 

Typing on a mobile screen is a bother. If your product contains a form, make sure it’s user-friendly as well as small (take a look at examples provided by the most popular apps in stores). Also, give them the option of transitioning to a PC to finish the process.

Your application will only be as good as the developers who’re working on it. For best results, hire developers of our Openwave to built your dozens of expected apps in both Android and iOS in the past.