17Jun2013

Latest trends in payment system applications development

Over the last 5 years VISA and MasterCard appeared to be the most popular payment systems all over the world. To make it all work the common standards were taken into consideration. They evolved for some time until they become the way we know them now.

The main reason for cards’ popularity was the increase of consumer spending in e-commerce and m-commerce. People were looking for payment options.

There are two main problems and needs in the field of mobile application development:

  • Efficiency
  • Convenience
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08Jun2013

Several secrets of mobile application usability

No one can now be surprised with the wireless connection. It’s even more popular today than the standard wired connection, since people tend to stay mobile and in touch with each other all day long. We can now share not only the data, but also are one step away from the full range voice telephony due to 4G technologies.

What are the current problems of mobile web programming?

First of all, they shall become rather quick, since no one wants to wait till the page loads. The current bandwidth has significantly improved compared to what it had been like. Still there are differences between wired and mobile application usability. Also the demands of current users had become rather high and hard to satisfy. It happened mostly due to the multimedia content shared through the mobile connection.

Each user is now free to choose which network to use: an old one or any kind of the new one. The time of usage is very well important too. Still the bandwidth in wired or wireless network doesn’t differ that much nowadays.

Due to various devices people use in order to get to the network, experts advise to make all portals in 4 different variations suitable for the following devices:

High bandwidth for large screen

  • High bandwidth for small screen
  • Low bandwidth for large screen
  • Low bandwidth for small screen

8 ways to test usability

1. Testing paper prototypes

The paper prototypes let you know just how information will look on the screen of the chosen mobile device without actually using the page… and the real screen. All you have is paper and the removable flexible sheet with data.

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