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Google Launches Google Fit App for Android Devices

Tech giant Google has launched a dedicated fitness app for Android devices called Google Fit. The app, using your device’s sensors, will capture all user activities such as walking, running and cycling throughout the day. Data from compatible devices such as Android Wear devices (smartwatches, glass) can also be fed to the app. Users can set goals for their performance while the app gives performance-based recommendations.

Topics: Mobile Development Technology

Time to ride the m-commerce wave is now

That the rise of the smartphones have changes the entire e-commerce and retail landscape is not a surprising discovery. What is interesting to note here is that just as e-commerce is experiencing its exponential growth today, mobile commerce is growing at an even faster rate. It is estimated that by 2018 sales from mobile devices will almost eclipse sales from e-commerce. Apart from being a platform for shopping on the go, mobile devices now have emerged as powerful research tools which influence buying decisions. Mobile devices direct almost 50% of digital traffic today and online retailers do not have an option but to harness this growth opportunity.

Topics: m-commerce TABit m-commerce solutions Technology

Scale to fit using Autolayout

In many programing scenarios we face difficulty using Autolayout. We sometimes want subviews in fixed bases or sometimes in the aspect ratio of parent view. Sometimes we want imageview having Aspect fit content mode. If the container size is unknown at runtime, we want the subview to respect the aspect ratios which are defined. Sometimes if container views aspect ratiois wider than subview, then subview must have parent view height. Sometimes they are required to be Centered Horizontal and Vertical.

Topics: Technology

The 3 Avatars of Enterprise Mobility?

The mobility bug has well and truly bitten Enterprises worldwide. The appeal is obvious - the growing computing capacity of mobile devices has ensured that remote locations where data is produced can now become the place where this data is processed also. Enterprises gain because of:

Topics: TABit Technology

TECH DIGEST – Week 42, 2014

IBM, Microsoft come together for a Cloud Alliance

Topics: Cloud Alliance mobile apps Technology Enterprise Collaboration

3D Printing Will Change the World as We Know it

3D printing is changing the world around us at a rapid face. Everything from - cars, houses, heck even food and human organs are being printed. We are also close to a point where we can print things from anywhere.

Topics: Technology

e-Zest to showcase its offerings in the inaugural CeBIT event in India

CeBIT - the world’s largest Business IT and ICT event – will be held for the first time in the ‘Silicon Valley of India’ Bengaluru from November 12-14, 2014. e-Zest, a global IT company headquartered in Pune, will be participating in the inaugural edition of CeBIT India.

Topics: CeBIT India News & Events CeBIT

e-learning and Moodle

e-learning by definition means learning to use electronic media. In this new age of technology, it goes without saying that the use of computers is rampant and it has much hold on the minds of children and youngsters. E-Learning is a widely used word, which means learning through the use of CDs, videos/audios etc.

Topics: Moodle e-learning Technology

The Gastronomic Path towards Charity

With the guiding force of OLIVZ, e-Zest recently undertook a great initiative for a social cause with a little fun twist. Instead of the regular staple lunch, e-Zest outsourced lip-smacking chicken and veg biryanis for it’s employees. The idea was to generate funds for charity through profits made by selling these biryanis for lunch.

Topics: News & Events

TECH DIGEST – Week 41, 2014

IBM, SAP tie up to offer cloud computing to enterprises

Topics: cloud computing Technology Android 5.0 Lollipop and collaboration GE's Big Data Enterprise Mobility

UX Process- The Real Picture

I’m working in the IT sector for couple of years as a UX designer now, and I have come across different types of experiences with various clients. As we interact with clients there are a lot of expectations that we experience in the initial phase of the project. We, as a UX team, try our best to pour in novel ideas and efforts to make the product/app or site globally acceptable. However owing to different perspectives, clients have their own set of ideas as regards any design.

Topics: UI/UX Technology

ImageMagick – the real magic with image

Handling an image and dealing with an image has always been a hurdle for any programmer. Life has undoubtedly become simpler with ImageMagick.

Topics: UI/UX Technology

Project Management Simplified with Cricket

As we all know, Cricket is not just a sport in India. It is no less than a religion here, as a huge majority of Indians are ardent followers of this game and our Cricketers are worshipped in a billion hearts.

Topics: Technology

Create Icons with CSS

Dealing with icon images on the web is crucial as it affects performance of the application/website. It is also difficult to modify it and it also loads slowly. But with the help of CSS icons we can use the small size of icons and we can use it as text. It is very useful for Menu Icons.

Topics: UI/UX Technology

Digital evolution and the new marketing norm

In this time of technological innovation and digital hyper connectivity, marketers need to make best friends with real time marketing tools. With the rise of wearables and machine to machine communication digital marketers today need to interpret business intelligence to connect with their target audience through brilliant digital experiences. What digital marketers need to understand is that these digital experiences have to tap into the very minds of the customers by providing intelligent experiences both online and in the physical retail outlet.

Topics: TABit Technology

TECH DIGEST – Week 40, 2014

Cloud Computing trumps all other strategic technologies

Topics: Technology

IBM and Xamarin partnership to boost enterprise mobility

IBM has tied up with Xamarin to help developers build great native apps across iOS, Android and Windows platforms which can be easily linked to enterprise data and systems. This move comes as a result of the growing need for enterprise systems to be made available on smartphones.

Topics: Mobile Mobile Development Enterprise Mobile Application Enterprise Mobility Enterprise Collaboration

Who will set the standards for IoT?

While the title may lead you to think that this a piece which pits the various tech companies against each other, it is not so. For the Internet of Things (IoT) which is fast travelling from obscurity to maturity, there is a new battle on what are the standards that should be in place for this industry pegged to be at $300 billion by 2020.

Topics: IoT Internet of Things Technology

TECH DIGEST – Week 39, 2014

What influences the adoption of cloud computing?

Topics: Big data adoption of cloud computing mobile apps Technology

Current trends in mHealth

With the introduction of HealthKit for Apple’s iPhone6, there is going to be a major impact for the overall growth of the healthcare industry. HealthKit allows the user to monitor and track personal health metrics and creates Electronic Health records/Personal Health records and also has features to send this record to a physician/doctor. Apple is already partnering with vendors like Epic to share EHR data through the tool.

Topics: healthcare development healthcare solutions healthcare consulting services News & Events healthcare Technology mHealth

Why SCRUM for mobile development?

Managing a mobile project always has its own set of unique challenges just like all the other projects that are meant to be successful in the IT industry. Mobile technology being in vogue and being everywhere and for everybody, the challenges become more complex and need a special treatment. There are instances when all that client have is an IDEA (rather a MILLION “$$$$” idea). And with huge diversity in the domains such as Mobile OS, user age group and (super*) human expectation/imagination of the human beings, the work becomes even more challenging.

Topics: Software Product Development scrum and agile development why scrum Mobile Development Outsourced product development Product Engineering Technology holistic software product development

Apple Pay – Revolutionizing Currency Digitalization

Currency digitalization is a part of this century revolution. We have moved out from dealing with bills and papers and moved on to e-commerce, Digital Cards for debit and credit. Meanwhile the technology leaders are accelerating to push people with more easier, advanced and digital way to deal with transactions. Near Field Communication (NFC) has been here for a long time now. But the common reluctance of penetrating in a new way for transactions was observed. The adaption rate had been quite slow.

Topics: Mobile Development Apple Pay Currency digitalization Technology

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