Android App Development Empowers Dr. Moku Reach 250,000 Milestone

While most of the brands struggle to get a berth on Google Play, Dr. Moku took it by storm; gaining over 250, 000 subscribers for its Hiragana and Katakana app, it became an educational brand overnight. Here comes a brief introduction to the app by Root Info Solutions, the Android app development company which orchestrated this success saga. 

Japanese Learning App

Dr. Moku’s Hiragana and Katakana Bundle makes learning Hiragana and Katakana, the two prominent syllabaries of the Japanese writing system quite easier. Taking advantage of mnemonics, the app transcends the barriers of generations and empowers individuals to get a quick grasp on the alphabets, words and phrases used in the language.

Unmistakably, language is a key to the gateway of literature and culture and a glue to bring individuals, communities and nations together. Before, I take you to the User Experience of Dr. Moku’s Hiragana and Katakana app, I would like you to have a glance at the letters of the language. 

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How much time would you take to memorize all? A week, month or a year? Not certain? Well, everyone can’t be an Einstein. I don’t know of others, but I’m not the one forsure. Absorbing the letters and then putting them into practical use are challenging jobs. But the app claims to make you learn, read, write and speak Japanese in just one hour. It’s hard to believe, but a fact. Here is how.

Language learning app by Root Info Solutions
Well, if you want to learn the letter with sound “KU” (highlighted in the Image 1), you don’t need to learn it by heart. Instead, keep the image of cuckoo bird (that produces that sound) in your mind. The beak of the bird resembles the letter figuratively while the sound made by it matches to the pronunciation of the letter itself. Likewise, for every letter the app uses mnemonic tricks. Later, test your acquired knowledge with quizzes based on visual recognition and audio recognition. Writing and reading practice exercises are also there. Got stuck somewhere? Jump back to revise your chapter.

You won’t be scared now. Read the clue, listen to the clip and move on to the next one. It’s laudable the way this Android app development company has harnessed the capabilities of Android SDK and Android Studio and get it coded with perfection to make sure that users find themselves at home with the language.

The app keeps the users glued to it throughout the session and that’s is quintessential for any language app targeted at non-native learners as they are vulnerable to boredom. At any point of time, if they lose the interest in the app content or its presentation, they are most likely to quit your app. Interestingly, Google Play imposes strict guidelines to make sure the user experience remains consistent throughout the app sessions from entry to exit.

Craving for such a success? If yes, pay utmost attention to the user experience delivered through the app, because this is the only way to differentiate yourself in the competitive market. Give more reasons to users not just to download your app, rather, to stay with your app and brand.

Looking forward to get an envying app built for your brand? If yes, don’t look further. Write to us at, or just dial +44 207 096 0066 to talk to a technology consultant.

10 Common Mistakes iOS App Developers Must Avoid

Today, we can witness a blind race, particularly, amidst iOS app development companies in the world to monetize the $143 billion app economy. Clearly, they have a valid reason: iOS App Store stays ahead of all other stores, when it comes to revenue generation. While doing so, they have little time to think of User Experience (UX). According to a report by Root Info Solutions, a London-based web and mobile app development company, close to 46% of apps had been rejected by App Store between 2008 and 2015. Underscoring the gravity, I thought to bring the attention of developers towards 10 common mistakes in iOS app development.

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1. Confusing Code Structure

Xcode doesn’t mandate the structuring of the source code, but for seamless app development, iOS developers must do it before getting started with any project. If you are pursuing the goal, I recommend you to use the Groups option to structure your code. Organize source files in folders and mirror them in Xcode. Assign easy-to-understand names to all files. Distinct nomenclature for objects, methods, etc., helps not just you to pick up your project from where you left it, but also to your peer developers to know what’s required to be done in the next phase of the development. Code structuring also reduces the app update and upgrade tasks. Thus, structured coding system, helps not just developers but also clients to keep maintenance budget at a low.


2. Skipping to Turn off NSNotificationCenter

Leaving unnecessary notifications turned on is a blunder. Invoking unwanted processes at random, they will only contribute towards the app’s instability, leading to crash and unexpected behavior that users hate. Hence, let your app run with the least number of notifications by meticulously controlling them through NSDistributedNotificationCenter.


3. Skipping to Invalidate NSTimeZone

The behavior of time zone objects is regulated by NSTimeZone class. However, what if different time zones are simultaneously enabled? This will only create confusion for your app as which objects to choose and what attributes to show to the users. Hence, in the course of iOS app development, particularly, while working for a client located in a time zone different than what you are in, it’s a must to invalidate the NSTimeZone that is not likely to stay in use.


4. Unnecessary API Calls

Overburdening an app either with unnecessary or outdated APIs, make it slower and also results into extra battery consumption, which matters a lot to the users. Make use of the desired as well as the latest Apple recommended APIs based on the iOS versions you are targeting at.


5. Blocking the Main Thread

All User-Interface actions and reactions happen through the Main Thread. Hence, keep the Main Thread of the application uninterrupted. This will let users interact with your app and get done desired tasks in a quick and easy way. Remember, performance is a key determinant of the app retention metrics.


6. Not Using Intent

Innovation is a key to gain brownie points and maintain a leading position in the market. Harness the iOS 10 capabilities to the fullest and reward your users with new accessibility functions using SiriKit, Phone, Maps or Messages, if you want to be in the driver’s seat. Inform your developer about your intent of improving the user experience. iOS 10 SDK offers the Intents framework (Intents.framework) to enable an app handle interactions through proprietary App apps including SiriKit.


7. Skipping Mobile Analytics

Make users part of your app design, content, and user experience strategy. Measure what users feel about the every aspect using a compatible mobile analytics tool. Google Analytics, Mixpanel and Flurry are a few app analytics that are widely used these days by iOS app development companies. They help you track the following:
* Daily Active Users (DAU)
* Retention Rate
* Average Time Spent within the App
* App Crashes
* Engagement


8. Unique Testing

Whether you are an app owner or iOS app developer, this is something crucial for your app success. Ensure that the users get expected results from the every app feature or tool. Nowadays, a better option is to go for TestFlight Beta Testing. You can invite up to 2000 users to test your app and share their feedbacks. Make sure to address all important issues raised at this stage before you finally release your app on App Store.


9. No or Incompetent Marketing

Marketing is as critical as is getting your app built. Now that your app has been pushed to the App Store, put your best marketing effort to gain visibility across the target geographies and drive the number of downloads. However, adhere to the App Store guidelines to avoid any sort of penalty.


10. Not Enabling Bitcode

Do it at your own risk. While targeting multiple form-factors or devices with different screen resolution, it’s the Bitcode that enables App Store to recognize the device’s capability and facilitate users with the right app build so that they can have the best experience. Hence, if you are outsourcing your iOS app development project, make everything clear to the developer regarding the targeted OS and device.

Want to reach out to your iOS users and improve the business efficiency? Discuss your idea with Root Info Solutions. The company champions iOSapp development using the latest Swift programming language.

Cordova App Development Champions the Mobile Space

Considering the dominance of smartphone over desktop, laptop and other form-factors and the consumer’s inclination towards apps with them, or addiction (if it doesn’t sound offensive to you, I won’t hesitate to use the latter term), no business can dare to ignore mobility strategy, which gives voice and backbone to their brands. However, to champion different mobile platforms, including Android, iOS, BlackBerry and so on, you need apps that are custom-built keeping the specifications of the OS in mind. So it means investing in different mobile app development services targeting different platforms.

Obviously, the scenario would have not changed had we been not blessed with Cordova or PhoneGap. This open source framework provides all essential resources required to do the coding matching the guidelines of different platforms. Cordova app development not just helps businesses to cut down their technology investment budget but also to overcome challenges that lead to the leakage of revenue with the failures of customer acquisition and customer service endeavor. Take a sneak peek of the challenges looming ahead in app-monetization.

(A) App usage: Less than 25% of the total apps that a user owns stay in frequent use after getting installed.

(B) App retention:
The metrics convey a more heart wrenching story for businesses. 77% of apps are uninstalled by users only in the first 3 days of getting installed. Interpretation? It’s quite loud and clear: 75% of the business endeavor doesn’t work as expected and 77% of the investment with mobile app development services goes in vain.

This leakage of opportunity and revenue both can be sealed by taking refuge of the right PhoneGap app development company. Your developer must have the capability to blend the web apps, Cordova and third-party plugins and HTML rendering engine so that the built app is able to communicate with the operating system and the device with perfect ease so that your app can deliver the best user experience.

Proactively ask the Cordovadeveloper to include the right mobile analytics tool with the app. This will help you code the app usage pattern and learn more about your prospects or customers. The business intelligence gained so can be of great help in innovating not just the products and services you offer but also how you operate.

Here is How Messages Can Do More Wonder

Ever since the smartphone came into existence, multitasking has become the way of life, and with the recent iOS 10 release, Messages is all set to take this experience to a new high.

iOS Developers

Not does the digital conversation go more vibrant and personalised with the use of stickers with text, video and audio messages, but it also become more powerful. Users can exercise control on other apps without leaving the Messages app. Thus, no longer they need to switch to different apps to perform their tasks. From within the Messages, they can access features and functionalities of other apps. Being a business owner or app publisher, you need to put little or no effort in reaching out to potential users as your app gets listed along with the Messages App on App Store or iTunes.

To make it happen, an iOS developer has to create as app extension, also known as iMessage app using the Messages framework available with iOS 10 SDK. The Apple Developer programme provides a complete guidelines for that. To unleash the power of Messages, all you need to do is hire the right iOS app development company or developer. There are only few like Root Info Solutions that can actually make your app compatible with Messages. Have a glimpse of a few iOS apps developed by them.

Integration of Messages with third-party apps builds a win-win strategy for everyone. Users can stay productive without leaving their connection. And, you benefit from the popularity of Messages. Without any additional marketing investment or effort, you get users or customers. However, thereafter, it depends upon you that how well you are able to manage and retain users delivering the best user experience. To stay atop the user-expectation, take help of the right mobile analytics tool. This helps in learning the how users are interacting with your app, what they are looking for and really what can be done to improve their user experience.

However, to make the investment work the way you want, I would recommend you to choose your partner diligently comparing the pros and cons of different iPhone app developers or companies. Take help of mobile app development marketplaces like AppFutura to compare the capabilities and success rate of service providers before inking the deal.

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