Digital Gravity https://www.digitalgravity.ae/blog Web Design Blog Mon, 08 Mar 2021 11:51:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.6 2021 Web App Security [Threats & Prevention Tools] https://www.digitalgravity.ae/blog/website-and-app-security-2021/ https://www.digitalgravity.ae/blog/website-and-app-security-2021/#respond Mon, 08 Mar 2021 09:04:16 +0000 https://www.digitalgravity.ae/blog/?p=3002 The current era is when the IT system has got a lot more complicated than it was in the past, and with every time, this system is getting even more complicated. Each day thousands of different websites and applications are formed, and with businesses getting digitized, different risk factors have evolved along with it. These […]

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The current era is when the IT system has got a lot more complicated than it was in the past, and with every time, this system is getting even more complicated. Each day thousands of different websites and applications are formed, and with businesses getting digitized, different risk factors have evolved along with it.

These websites and applications are holding your precious data, and any cyber threat or security risks may cause you with loss of data worth millions of dollars.

To prevent these security threats, it is essential to understand the possible threats to your Websites and applications and how to prevent them. Below are a few of the common threats that website or app owners have to face. 

Threat and Prevention of SQL Injection

The first thing comes first, and that is SQL Injection.

What is SQL injection? 

Here is how this process works. After connecting to the database server, SQL map also lets you access all database files and tables from your server.

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If you want to know more about SQL injection , here is a complete guide for this.

This is one of the primary and high-risk threats to your system. This is a cyber attack executed by a hacker who tries to gain access to the back-end code of the application or website. After this, he tries to either alter, update, or delete the code to either get access to your data or delete it from your database. This whole process goes without even authorization, so it will be done already till you find out the reasons for data loss.

SQLmap Tool: 

Now obviously, you might be looking for a tool that would help you to prevent this vulnerability.

You can SQLmap manual here. So, SQLmap is one such tool that is very popular among web developers and owners.

This tool allows you to take complete control over your website’s data and prevent anyone from getting access to your back-end code.

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This tool also gets access to the database server, which blocks unauthorized access to your website or app.

This tool can prevent different kinds of SQL injection threats, including time blind injection, Boolean blind injection, stacked queries, and the UNION query.

 

Broken Authentication Vulnerability and Its Prevention

Broken Authentication is one of the common security threats that most users have to face. This is not just a single threat, but basically, it is a whole set of those vulnerabilities that could occur to your app or website.

Broken authentication arise when mobile apps functionality are not implemented properly. Understanding Threat Agents, attack Vectors, security Weakness , Technical Impact Business Impacts through this diagram will help understand how security is being threaten.

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Broken authentication is type of threat where an attacker will hack your session, and then from there, he will get your identity which later can be used against you for different purposes.

The first and foremost threat you might have to face is when hackers will obtain your username and password, which they can use to access all of your data. 

Hdiv protection against Broken Authentication:

How broken authentication prevents Hdiv Security Tool- Web app security in 2021

If you are looking for a solution to this threat, then specific methods can be followed.

  1. Activate dual-factor Authentication or security for your database, as it allows just the owner to access the database or code for any update or change.
  2. Always keep password strength to the maximum because a weak password is readily detectable and vulnerable. Similarly, keep track of any failed login attempts because someone unauthorized may be trying to get into your website database. 

In this case, block that IP from ever trying to sign in to your app database. Last but not least is to use Hdiv because this tool covers different weak links in the chain.

 

Then it helps you restore all those weak links and provide you strong passwords, effective URLs, and block any unauthorized access.

Session should be managed properly

Some points to consider for prevention of broken authentication:

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Security Misconfiguration Threat and Prevention

Security Misconfiguration is all about an improper website or app configuration or when you do not pay enough attention to them.

If you are unaware about security misconfigurations, here are some points presented by OWASP:

This would then lead to several other vulnerabilities, including activating folder permissions to everyone, default sign in would be used, debugging is enabled, and other similar vulnerabilities that would let the attacker steal your data or modify it according to him.

Security misconfiguration catalogues for remediation with vulnerability manager Plus

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If you were expecting a default security setup for your app, it is not possible, and you have to apply some extra security measures for this purpose.

So, you can start with few simple security measures from your end, which includes disabling Debugging, all unauthorized access to the server should be blocked instantly, routine security scan should be done to find any possible misconfiguration, all default accounts should be disabled, and last but not least Hdiv tools should be used.

This tool is undoubtedly helpful for multiple security threats to your applications and prevents any unofficial login from accessing your application’s data or configurations.

Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability and Prevention

XSS is another harmful threat for the application users because with this, a hacker attempts to inject a code to the User code, and due to that code, he can change the app output, according to him.

Visually described how attacker injects the malicious scripting in website code by Cloud flare:

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The user might not even realize that he is falling under the hacker’s attack, and he will access your session and even redirect you to different malicious websites that will harm your whole system with virus attacks.

If you want to save yourself from any such threat, you would require a tool like Burp Suite Scanner, and this tool then further scans for the whole app database to find Cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.

For future there are some predictions here discussed in Top 21 security predictions for 2021. For  security some top progressive web apps development companies mainly focus on the quality product with considering all the malicious attackers with its solution. Well now you do have some vision of how to tackle the attackers, if you are developer who loves to develop a website and mobile apps you should give a read to this blog especially dedicated to Google Products.

Google Products for Web-App Developers

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Swift UI for iOS Mobile App Developers https://www.digitalgravity.ae/blog/swift-ui-for-ios-mobile-app-developers/ https://www.digitalgravity.ae/blog/swift-ui-for-ios-mobile-app-developers/#respond Thu, 04 Mar 2021 11:18:06 +0000 https://www.digitalgravity.ae/blog/?p=2992 This is an era of modern technology, and with every passing year, new technologies are introduced that have made it easier for you to develop and design applications. Swift UI is another framework that Apple recently introduced, and all the devices developed by Apple Inc. from iPhone to Mac are compatible with this framework for […]

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This is an era of modern technology, and with every passing year, new technologies are introduced that have made it easier for you to develop and design applications. Swift UI is another framework that Apple recently introduced, and all the devices developed by Apple Inc. from iPhone to Mac are compatible with this framework for the app development process.

First of all, you need to understand that this new framework does not change anything about iOS apps. In the past, developers were confused about how they should develop apps and then design its UI, but with the advent of Swift UI, things have gotten a lot easier.

Concise Code Creation with Live Preview

This framework allows you to develop the apps with Swift syntax, which allows a developer to write app codes with ease. If Swift UI and UIkit are compared, developers have found it really easier to write a Swift code in a concise form. Usually, developers were facing a lot more trouble regarding XCode preview because it was just the end result. So, a developer has to face much trouble if any error occurs in the code because now he has to go through the whole code to find the error and fix it. Whereas with this updated and latest framework, you can preview your code progress in the preview canvas option.

Interactive UI Development

The best thing about SwiftUI is that it allows you to define UI in an interactive style. All you need to do is drag and drop the interface, and its XCode will be automatically written. XCode and UI are synched together, so if you make any changes to UI, you need not update code as well, but it is done independently.

Similarly, you need to understand that if you compare SwiftUI with other programming frameworks, you will understand a significant change in both of them. If you are a pro app developer, you can easily understand that all other ones included imperative programming, but Swift is the one with Declarative programming.

Declarative Programming Framework

If you are unaware of these terms, you should understand that imperative programming is when a programmer has to define each aspect separately to the framework, and it consumes a lot more time than expected, even though the code length gets bigger.

Whereas the other hand, SwiftUI does not require detailed coding. Mobile app developers need to provide the short code and leave the rest to this smart framework.

Similarly, if Storyboard and Swift UI are compared, then, in the past, if a developer needed to design the app, he has to go through Interface builder, and after that process, it goes to Layout UI, which no doubt is a lengthy and complicated method of designing an app UI.

If you use Swift UI, consider exempting Layout UI and Interface builder and get straight to app design with canvas preview.

Now, all you need to do is keep writing the code, and XCode 11 will display the UI over canvas precisely as you are building it step by step.

Similarly, you might experience a few new features like “Combine,” which is a replacement for the view controller. This might sound a bit strange to most app developers now how you will be able to view all those models.

Well, consider Combine as just an updated version for it because it is even more efficient and effective for application development.

Unified App Development Framework

The best part about SwiftUI is that you would require a separate platform for developing apps for different Apple devices with building UI. For example, if you wanted to develop an app for Apple Tv, you required TVUIKit; for Mac apps, you required AppleKit.

Whereas SwiftUI has no such complexities added to it because Apple has tried to maintain this framework as a unified one. So, it does not matter what Apple device you want to develop an app for because the code can simply be ported to any device with basic to no modification.

Still, you must review the design according to the app because each platform has different features and usage, and the app developed for them should be unique.

Color Scheme and Dark Mode

In the past, developers were facing much more trouble for cross-platform app development because they had to deal with the design, spacing, padding, and colors. Whereas SwiftUI is such a framework that has to lighten the burden from developers’ shoulders because it allows apps to automatically translate their UI according to the platform they run on.

Finally, when the view of SwiftUI is discussed as compared to UIKit, then many changes have been observed. First of all, there is the dark mode, which is new for the developers as now they do not have to face highlight irritation to their eyes. As far as colors are concerned, SwiftUI uses a basic color scheme: red, blue, and green, and they are adjusted according to the dark or light mode.

Considering all of these latest features and SwiftUI, it can be concluded that this new framework is continuously being updated. It will take time for developers to shift to a different framework real soon, but eventually, it will provide them ease of access.

 

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Consumer shopping habits have significantly changed over the years as more and more physical storefront visits and the charm of window shopping is being replaced with online checkouts and digital carts. This is ecommerce at its best and with it comes some of the most amazing online shopping apps that give users the convenience to shop anything, anytime, anywhere from the comfort of their home or office.

All that said; success of the shopping app and overall buyer’s experience is determined by the design and performance of the app itself. The real duty is thus on mobile app designers who should be exceptionally skilled in developing superb online shopping apps using cutting-edge technology, tools, creativity as well as visionary approach which maps the entire consumer journey.

4.2% of ecommerce retail penetration in comparison of total retail sales, it is highest rank , second ranked is 3.8% and 1.9% from mena region. Here are the reasons with specified

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Leading the tech revolution are a few best mobile/ecommerce app development companies in Dubai, adding a handful of super awesome apps to the respective app stores. Cut to the chase, no need to look further for inspiration as listed below are a few trending mobile apps to rule in 2021; picked by leading mobile app developers and agencies.

Amazon

Definitely old but never obsolete; the world recognises Amazon as one of the biggest ecommerce platform and for its user-friendly digital channels. From simple books and daily household groceries to consumer electronics and much more, Amazon has it all for both; local and international buyers.

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Amazon Services

A few reasons it’s cherished as one of the best ecommerce platform are user-friendliness, excellent customer support, prompt refunds and returns, free shipping on selected merchandise (depends on shipping location as well), faster service and much more.

Other than the official app that’s available to download on both Android and iOS, the simple scrolling function and arrow on the logo clearly delivers the message that you can find almost everything on Amazon.

Amazon Mobile App Google Store- Shopping Apps in UAE Blog

Download Amazon Android | Amazon iOS

eBay

Following closely in the footsteps of Amazon is eBay Mobile App; yet another biggest and consumers’ most preferred online shopping platform especially for those who’re highly skilled in bagging the best items at a fair bid. From frugal shoppers to spendthrifts, eBay store have everything including a brand new to slightly used signature/designer’s exclusive item; depending on how well you bid for it.

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Given to the rise of digital shopping platforms and e-wallets, eBay has significantly improved itself from end-user’s perspectives, allowing you to customize your search via image uploading and barcode scan. UI/UX of the app is quite intuitive which further adds to the element of an amazing online shopping app. A general survey revealed that more or less 50% users have installed eBay app on their smartphones and digital devices.

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Download eBay Android | eBay iOS

Etsy

For those having a special preference and flair for arts-and-crafts, Etsy is definitely a heaven for designers and manufacturers to mix-up their creativity and deliver something awesome to consumers. To all those searching endlessly on the internet for customized apparels, gifts, vintage goods and more unique take-away directly from the house of artists, boutique designers; Etsy  is surely a place to be where the online search comes to an end.

 

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It’s an undeniable fact that the digital industry, especially that of online shopping apps, is over saturated which makes it difficult for honest buyers in finding exclusive handmade and factory-produced items. Thanks to Etsy, you can bid your worries goodbye and enjoy shopping unlike anything!

Download Etsy Android | Etsy iOS

Snapdeal

Regarded as one of the best and largest online marketplace in India, Snapdeal comes as a blessing for all, offering amazing items at an irresistibly affordable price. It’s like your casual neighbourhood supermarket that just turned digital to host almost everything from clothing, consumer electronics, household appliances, accessories and daily consumption goods. Snapdeal has more than 800 different categories of different items and definitely a one-stop-shop with cash-back facilities and cheaper deals.

Download Snapdeal Android | Snapdeal iOS

AliExpress

A subsidiary to Alibaba Group Holding Limited and definitely finest addition to ecommerce; AliExpress is yet another Chinese-based online shopping app to facilitate small businesses in the native country of China as well as cover various states across the globe. AliExpress does have multiple category to get hands on. 

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It started only as a B2B online shopping portal but the user-friendliness, exceptional service and imminent rise of ecommerce worldwide expanded it to B2B, B2C and even C2C consumer portals. Alibaba’s head, pour lights on indicating the privacy of data for users safety and developers ease. 

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In addition to all this, AliExpress also offers cloud computing and digital payment services as part of its unique ecommerce solution.
Here is the video for AlieExpress Payment Methods by AutoDS – Automatic DropShipping Tools

Download AliExpress Android | AliExpress iOS

Flipkart

Flipkart is yet another leading online shopping app, originally developed to cater South Asian consumers especially Bengaluru but over the years have grown significantly ever since rebranding back in 2011. It competes equally to Snapdeal and Amazon’s Indian subsidiary, now carrying a highly professional blue and yellow shaded logo rather than the traditional vibrant orange. 

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Flipkart as an ecommerce platform; has improved its services in terms of product quality and on-time delivery which makes it worth mentioning in the list of trending shopping apps for 2021.

Download Flipkart Android | Flipkart iOS

Zalora

We’ve all seen those online stores that serve everyone with almost every other item in their vault but there’re consumers who always prefer customisation and typical brands. Exclusive only to the fashion and make-up industry is Zalora that lets you sail across an ocean of glamorous beauty, fashion and makeup products thus giving a new meaning to ‘personalised shopping’

Mobile app developers and designers truly worked-up their creativity by introducing a visual search feature to this particular shopping app; a feature which we usually don’t see, even on some of the biggest ecommerce stores. Using visual search, users can easily find their everyday makeup and fashion items rather than sifting endlessly through the product library.

Download Zalora Android | Zalora iOS 

Dubizzle

There’s a saying that “one man’s trash can be another man’s treasure”, and then there’s another saying that “the name needs no introduction’; both holds true for Dubizzle, a replica or mirror version of OLX.

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Its business model caters to C2C but savvy buyers can find almost everything from brand new to used stuff, covering electronics, clothing, consumer electronics, cosmetics, vehicles and even real estate homes.

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One of the biggest pro facts of Dubizzle is its C2C business model which relieves buyers from going through third-party agents and retail stores.

If you are unaware about what is C2C business model, you should check this video.

Consumer-to-Consumer (C2C) e-Commerce: Definition, Business Model & Examples – Business Class (Video) | Study.com

Download Dubizzle Android | Dubizzle iOS 

Koovs

To be the first one to grab all the latest fashion trends in clothing is a charm of its own and with Koovs; everyone can be that lucky person as the online app exclusively brings an all-inclusive line of apparel for men and women. Users can shop by style, preference, colour, brand, price and even occasion whereas the simple, seamless and convenient checkout process makes Koovs a must-have shopping app in 2021.

Download Koovs Android | Koovs iOS

Facebook Marketplace

Coming straight from social media juggernaut; none other than Facebook is an innovative, impressive and inspirational ecommerce app known as Facebook Marketplace. Initially launched only to a selected users in the US and UK, the app’s amazing features and all-inclusive services reached out to the users across the world which makes Facebook Marketplace one of the trending 2021 shopping apps!

Guide On How to Access the Facebook Marketplace :

Source: Max Dalton

Rakuten

The old-school term “Happy Go Lucky” truly fits Rakuten; the one and only online shopping app that lets you win cash rewards via PayPal deposits or cheques. The good things is you will always Rakuten Coupons available. 

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All you need to do is download the app and register to login, search for your favourite stores, hit the referral link shared by Rakuten and purchase through that particular link. In return, Rakuten will compensate you in cash which is transferred to your account either as a lump-sum or quarterly instalments.

Download Rakuten Android | Rakuten iOS

Walmart

Retail businesses, irrespective of online or offline trading system, are ruled by Walmart which needs no explanation! Even today, it’s the king of all online shopping stores whereas the official mobile app experience is as amazing as anything expected from the best ecommerce services providers.

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The barcode scanner will let you build your own digital shopping cart by searching for items you need, fill you in with details on all the local ads and share latest offers. Its convenient self-registration and checkout promises blazing fast payment and delivery.

Other than the typical consumer goods and daily household products, Walmart app also gives easy access to their online pharmacy and has all essential medicines delivered right at your doorstep.

Download Walmart Android | Walmart iOS

Which One Will You Pick?

With so many amazing online shopping apps, each comes with a unique feature but the end purpose is the same; enhanced shopping experience and user friendliness.

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Most Popular iPhone Fitness Apps in 2021 [UAE GUIDE] https://www.digitalgravity.ae/blog/most-popular-iphone-fitness-apps-in-2021-uae-guide/ https://www.digitalgravity.ae/blog/most-popular-iphone-fitness-apps-in-2021-uae-guide/#respond Sun, 31 Jan 2021 12:31:41 +0000 https://www.digitalgravity.ae/blog/?p=2878 Good health is more than just workout & fitness…Your mind also needs a timeout! When walking on the path of healthy living, sometimes we all get carried away, forgetting that staying fit and healthy is more than physical wellbeing but also requires a stable mind. Getting the right amount of sleep and healthy eating when […]

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Good health is more than just workout & fitness…Your mind also needs a timeout!

When walking on the path of healthy living, sometimes we all get carried away, forgetting that staying fit and healthy is more than physical wellbeing but also requires a stable mind. Getting the right amount of sleep and healthy eating when combined with physical workout is the way to achieve a perfect lifestyle.

But finding time and managing work stress altogether seems a much greater challenge which is why mobile app development companies in Dubai and across the globe have released amazing health and fitness apps for everyone’s convenience, given to the fact that the world today is driven by smart tech.Covi19 has increasing rates of online fitness classes Online-fitness-classes-in-2021- Fitness apps blog image

Listed below are some amazing health and fitness apps exclusive to Apple’s iOS library. Have a look and download as per your overall lifestyle and health goals!

3 Minute Mindfulness

With the Apple’s WatchOS update comes the realization on the significance of relaxation and taking a breath. The 3 Minute Mindfulness app won’t just remind you to stop and inhale fresh air but helps in relieving daily stress and anxiety while improves sleep and cognitive health so that your mind remains focused and sharp at all time.

3 Minute Mindfulness mobile App for iPhone.

 

To use the app, you don’t necessarily need an Apple Watch if you already have either an iPhone or iPad. Well Apple Watch can be helpful too if you are downloading fitness app it can be a plus point for your quick update on your wellness status. 

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App Store Ratings: 4.7 out of 5

Download 3 Minute Mindfulness iOS

MyFitnessPal

This particular health app truly lives up to its name being an all-inclusive calorie counter and diet tracker! MyFitnessPal helps you in losing weight, measure calories and break down even the tiniest facts of your food intake in terms of calories being consumed, which makes it a must have app for those who are extra conscious of their diet.

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With MyFitnessPal, you can easily organise a diet chart based on nutritional values and essential facts.

 

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The app can easy connect with other peripherals including Apple Health for maximum convenience and to ensure you stay on top of your health goals.

App Store Ratings: 4.7 out of 5

Download MyFitnessPal iOS

myNoise

A sound and uninterrupted sleep might seem impossible, given to the rapid tech development, fast and busy lifestyle so on. But not all is lost as you can still encourage yourself with a healthy sleep cycle by calming your brain with white noise and like everything else, there’s an app to achieve this particular goal, namely myNoise

It’s a customisable sound emitter with more than a hundred calming sounds of nature, universe, sci-fi and everything else in between. That’s not all; each sound category has around 10 tracks with customisable features like enable or disable a specific note to help you calm your mind in every possible way.

App Store Ratings: 4.6 out of 5

Download myNoise iOS

Elevate

The brain also needs workout and proper rest to strengthen it and keep up the focus for overall balanced lifestyle. Elevate app is specifically developed keeping neuroscience at its core for reading, writing, audio/visual, numerical exercises that keeps the concentration level at its peak.

Using Elevate regularly for various cognitive activities boost accuracy and problem-solving skills with which the mind works. Even if the physical-self is fully fit and capable, a calm and focused mind ensures on your overall wellbeing.

App Store Ratings: 4.7 out of 5

Download Elevate iOS

Cardiogram

If you’ve been having trouble understanding the heart rate data, Cardiogram is the app that links with your Apple Watch to measure and make sense of the stats. The app represents heart rate history, average beats and all other micro details in the form of graphs to clearly tell you all about your cardiovascular health.

Each time your heart rate spikes, Cardiogram will let you know if you need to de-stress, resume workout and so on.

App Store Ratings: 4.3 out of 5

Download Cardiogram iOS

Headspace

Health is beyond your diet and gym as medical science along with various researches has proven that meditation reduces stress; releases fatigue and improve overall happiness. Headspace is just the app to help you meditate in a fun and simple way as it offer users guided meditation sessions that are customised to your need and lifestyle.

Library is curated with various, extensive meditation programs aimed at managing sleep, anxiety and stress; crucial to revitalize the mind and body. Meditation is so important for human body to function properly mentally and physically. 

App Store Ratings: 4.8 out of 5

Download HeadSpace iOS

Fitplan

If your aim is for a full-body work-out with a personal trainer however, without even paying a penny, Fitplan is the best app to make this dream come true. With Fitplan app, you will receive step-by-step professional video tutorials of different exercise sessions that range between 20 and 90 minutes; directly from trainers and athletes.

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All you need to do is select a work-out plan, choose trainer and make the most of the ultimate fitness app.

App Store Ratings: 4.6 out of 5

Download FitPlan iOS

SleepCycle

Yet another app aimed at improving your health with a good night’s rest is SleepCycle. The app is no short than a blessing for those who’ve been having trouble sleeping at night which disrupts healing of the body, heart and blood vessels, drops hormone balance rate and blood sugar level along with various other health anomalies. 

Although SleepCycle wouldn’t offer any medical solution or prescription, the app surely tells you the real cause of sleep disruption and unrest. Once downloaded and activated on one of your Apple device, the app monitors sleeping pattern, take note of all major to minor sleep disruption patterns such as snoring, sleep talking and so on, after which you can have yourself medically treated at the doctor. 

SleepCycle Mobile App- Trending Fitness iOS mobile apps in 2021

 

Other than that, what makes this app special is its wake-up feature in the morning to make sure you’re fully prepared and well-rested.

App Store Ratings: 4.7 out of 5

Download SleepCycle iOS

Aaptiv

Don’t have time to hit the gym or fitness boutique, no need to fret for with Aaptiv app, you can bring home the professional fitness class and experience full mind and body workout sessions. Whether you’re comfortable at home, outdoor or even at the gym, the app can accurately plan your workout based on current fitness stats, workout preferences as well as the equipment available at the moment. Many different disciplines are covered like stretching, running, stamina boost, yoga, aerobics and more.

App Store Ratings: 4.7 out of 5

Download Aptiv iOS

Fitbit

Fitbit has been one of the most popular smart health trackers in the market whereas its downloadable app can work even without the actual Fitbit gadget. Simply download the Fitbit app on your Apple device, link it up with the iPhone accelerometer and GPS to track data in real-time such as total steps and distance, calories burned and much more.

 

You can even monitor sleep habits, heart rate, weight, BMI (Body Mass Indicator) as well as associated peripherals.

Fitbit App Specifications- Trending Fitness apps 2021

Fitbit does have its own specs it can be worked independently they have launched there own watch as well. 

 

App Store Ratings: 4.1 out of 5

Download Fitbit iOS

Happify

Developed to help users bust-off all the pessimism, find inner-strength to overcome stress and ensure overall good health and resilience; Happify app includes a variety of neuroscience and mind-concentration activities. Daily Routine task are very stressful it is necessary for human to work-out to ease the stress level. Stress effects your body crazily 

Here is a video why mental health is so important for us. 

 

All the sessions offered by the app are designed to reduce stress which, if left untreated can lead to cardiovascular diseases, pulmonic issues, cancer, road accidents/hazards, liver cirrhosis and even suicide. Both developers and users of Happify app also claimed that it instils positivity and mindfulness for overall wellbeing.

App Store Ratings: 4.5 out of 5

Download Happify: for Stress & Worry iOS

Make the most of your Apple device and stay on top of your health by downloading some of the best healthcare apps mentioned above. For more cool options, you can browse official Apple App Store.

 

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Modern Android Development (MAD)- MAD Score https://www.digitalgravity.ae/blog/modern-android-development-mad-mad-score/ https://www.digitalgravity.ae/blog/modern-android-development-mad-mad-score/#respond Sun, 31 Jan 2021 08:20:29 +0000 https://www.digitalgravity.ae/blog/?p=2852 Technology has significantly evolved in the past few years, and its impacts have stretched as far off as into influencing the development of apps. Android is a common regulator for most apps, and a common question that most developers ask is what platform or software does the android team recommend in terms of app building? […]

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Technology has significantly evolved in the past few years, and its impacts have stretched as far off as into influencing the development of apps. Android is a common regulator for most apps, and a common question that most developers ask is what platform or software does the android team recommend in terms of app building? Well, Modern Android Development is the answer.

The information provided by Android on how to develop good apps has changed over the years as new capabilities, API’s and most importantly, new platform performance rolls out.  Android turns 13 years old this year, and the needs of developers have changed quite a bit in this timeframe. This is where Modern Android Development (MAD) comes in, offering easy, fast and dogmatic development experiences, so you do not have to worry about slow interferences.

What is Modern Android Development (MAD)?

Modern Android Development (MAD) is the latest platform for building apps. It supports a wide range of programming languages, from Kotlin to Jetpack and from Android Studio to the Android App Bundle. According to research conducted by Android, about 90% of their pro developers are using Android Studio today.

 From the number of Jetpack libraries, you involve the degree of your apps coded in Kotlin. The MAD scorecard shows just how modern of an android developer you can be. On your scorecard, you will get a special mad character based upon your MAD-est skill. Once you are ready, you can also share that scorecard on social media platforms, such as Twitter.

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How to Get your MAD Score?

To access your MAD score, all you have to do is download the plugin from Android Studio plugin marketplace which offers easy installation—once you have that installed, run the plugin in the studio’s menu to give you your personal scorecard and results that you can check to see how well you stack up against Modern Android Development technology. Lastly, after you have run the plugin, Android Studio will notify you by sending a shareable link that contains all your scorecard’s details that you can share with others to see and enjoy.

What are Development Essentials?

In addition to Android Studio, the official integrated development environment for android app development, we have listed some essentials that are a diverse collection of modern technologies contributing to a better app developer experience.  From production distribution to coding, this list has it all!

If you want to learn more about this, you can give a read to mobile app development guide:

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The great modern language: Kotlin

60% of 1000 top apps are equipped with Kotlin. It is a modern language that increases quality, improves programming and eliminates boilerplate that adds to an enjoyable user experience.

The APIS: Jetpack

Jetpack is a powerful API created to address all development problems and is used by 84% of the Playstore apps. It is an API tool kit that is compatible with all devices, including earlier Android versions. Jetpack also contains a suite of over 70 android libraries. Benchmark is consistently updated to be more helpful for users with the following features

  •  Benchmarking- This release candidate and library allows precise measurement of your app confidence and performance. 
  •  View binding- Conveniently access features from your code; it requires minimal build-time impact being a type-safe solution.
  •  CameraX- To ease the development experience for you CameraX (which will be available in December in the form of Beta) is a feature that helps you focus and keep track of your app rather than going over the devices in the Android ecosystem and assessing the differences between them.

The distribution: App Bundle

It is a modern method for releasing and packaging apps while also optimizing your downloads for your user’s devices. Less than two years from the launch, more than 270k Bundles are being produced. To ease the process of testing dynamic delivery and app bundles, Android has added internal app sharing that allows developers to conveniently share the app bundle’s test builds.

How is Modern Android Development useful for businesses?

In today’s world, many companies’ goal is to expand their business into the digital world. There are many companies worldwide that are making hefty investments in the development of creative websites, personal software and mobile apps for developers.

Most of these corporations’ main focus is on developing a good smartphone application as it holds the most importance in substantialization business development.

Fortunately, Modern Android Development entails an effective application. The android team recommends several tools that can be incorporated into the development process for more productive results that can be compatible with all devices. With MAD, the following pros are guaranteed:

  • Fast service: Speed through the tools, app fundamentals and libraries that diminish boilerplate. MAD is built to work together, allowing you to use tools when and as per your need.
  • Squash fragmentation: Reduce or eliminate complex library formats that constantly run across several devices.
  • Easy to use: MAD is created by the best of the experts, yet has one of the best designs in web-app development. Perfect for every developer or team, regardless of how big or small.
  • Meticulous design: Accumulates learning from over 12 years of leading-edge modern android app development.

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Internet’s full of amazing stuff, not just entertainment to lighten up your mood but even to land a dream job. And though you’ll come across a dozen websites and advices on writing the best job applications, how to be awesome at the interview and building a powerful resume/, before all of it comes the process of job hunting which can be significantly time-consuming and hardest.

In todays’ advanced era, the typical job hunt is independent of newspaper listing, being replaced by a rising number of career listing websites and smart applications to keep users connected at all times

Thanks to blazing fast technology and on-the-go mobile applications, you can conveniently access a handful of classified job listing sites, create online CVs, filter jobs and apply directly. Time is of essence so let’s have a look at some of the best job search apps for 2021.

Facebook Jobs

Facebook isn’t just to socialise and entertainment but a complete online marketplace for businesses and industries of all shapes and sizes to manage their daily operations, intelligently. Other than that, the social media giant is also a huge job board platform. You can conveniently download official Facebook app from both Google Play Store for Android OS and Apple App Store for iOS or browse corporate groups for the latest vacancies.

LinkedIn

Nothing can beat the likes of LinkedIn when it comes solely to connect directly with recruiters and companies worldwide. It’s a complete online resume’ so you’ve to be extra vigilant when creating your profile. A research concluded that more or less 80% recruiters rely on LinkedIn to connect with the appropriate candidates and job applicants. 

Other than this, it’s also perfect to widen your professional network, share corporate news, interact with peers and so on. To receive latest updates on vacancies that closely match your profile, turn on the ‘Open to Work’ function in your profile and let recruiters know your availability.

CareerBuilder

For users familiar with CareerBuilder’s official website, the mobile app is surely worth downloading on your smartphone. With simple navigation and functionality plus user-friendly interface, you can access and instantly apply to millions of job postings anytime, anywhere. Users can even filter their search by salary, education, expertise and academic qualification.

Bayt.com

One of MENA’s leading job sites, Bayt.com has above 35-million registered applicants with nearly 15-million visits per month. It’s associated with more than 45,000 organisations belonging to various industries, private and even government sectors thus helping job seekers in landing their preferred employment opportunity. Bayt.com was founded in the year 2000 and won numerous recognition awards over time. You can conveniently download the official mobile app, upload your pre-built resume’ or build one using the features and start applying. Mortgage

Indeed

Another big name to the careers portal list is Indeed which lets you directly upload your resume’ against the vacancy and apply with or without registration. You can even subscribe to the job alerts and receive notifications on your email. Indeed official website and mobile app are extremely user-friendly, offering various features like adding a cover letter, portfolio of your previous work and more thereby increasing your chance to get hired at the right company. Make sure your job search is region specific!

Glassdoor

Whether you wish to read company reviews before sending an application or simply look for a dream job, Glassdoor is definitely the platform to go for. The official mobile app has different segments to make your search more accurate, these are jobs, companies, salaries and interviews. Available for both Android and iOS devices, you can download the app from the OS’s respective app stores.

SnagAJob

Ever heard about something special for particular job applicants like a job search app designed specifically for a large group of freelance workers and hourly employees? If not, then SnagAJob is a definite must which empowers non-salaried workforce in finding reliable employment opportunities, faster. Users are required to import their social profile, either from Facebook or Google, fill in personal details and casually browse vacancies per area to apply directly. Job vacancies can be filtered by tenure (full/part-time, contract, seasonal), industry type and distance from your place.

GoodCo

It’s more about self-discovery than job hunt; Good&Co users can look for companies having a corporate culture which is most suitable as well as take the personality test to know their current expert level. The assessment will surely help applicants in reaching out to organisation with job vacancies that suit them more. Once you gain insights, you’ll be redirected to actual job boards rather than applying directly from the official app.

Naukrigulf

Naukrigulf.com was founded in 2006 and has grown into an award-winning, fastest expanding job sites in the entire Gulf region. For employers, it’s an ultimate platform to hire professionals whereas job seekers can register themselves, upload or build an online resume’ directly at the portal, filter jobs based on preferences and apply instantly. Other than the website, Naukrigulf.com also has a user-friendly official mobile app connects employers, employees, job applicants and recruiters/talent acquisition specialists with each other.

Simply Hired

Adding to the list is Simply Hired with a constantly improving mobile app as well as a user-friendly interface. A new feature has been introduced to the app which also lets job seekers filter available vacancies by date and expertise thus relieving users from scrolling endlessly across the list. Much like various other job apps, Simply Hired lets users upload their CVs or build one using the interface, add a cover letter which is optional and apply instantly from the convenience of their smartphone.

JobAware

Instead of a typical job seeking app, JobAware extracts users’ preferred employment opportunities and organise them for ultimate convenience. Applicants can look for vacancies based on keywords, location and priority. It’s free to download on Google Play and Apple App stores respectively.

Work from Anywhere

A typical remote job searching app by Indeed, the trend has grown significantly during the entire COVID-19 pandemic as almost every business and industries across the globe imposed remote working/work from home policy as mandatory. For users, finding remote employment opportunities can be significantly time consuming as well as limited which makes Work from Anywherea must have app which curates only remote jobs.

Finding a dream job has never been easier thanks to the many user-friendly mobile applications. Download today from the list provided above and start applying!

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From Android to iPhone users, everyone likes to keep the phone using a simpler and easier process. Or to put it in some technical words, people look for an easier user interface or UI. 

Whether you are adding something in your mobiles To-do list, or marking an event in the calendar, you’d look for the quickest way to get to those apps. That simplest way is provided by some special features: widgets.

Widgets are simpler applications that let you use your mobile effectively. Also, you can select several widgets and the type of widgets that you want to place on your mobile screen. So, you won’t have to tap the real app to check the complete information about it. Instead, you can have a quick look about that app through its widget.

Every software and application developing company also comes up with some of the cool yet quick-to-use widgets. They also offer half-cooked or partially developed widgets that you can customize accordingly- if you know how to do it. 

These software companies offer a complete catalogue for widgets so you can select any of them. However, some of the most effective and popular widgets are given here:

  • Weather widgets
  • To-do list
  • Calendar
  • Control widgets 
  • Time widgets
  • Music widgets
  • File and document widgets

Customising accordingly 

Widgets are easy to control: you can place them anywhere on your mobile screen by a single tap. Whether you want to resize a widget or want to change its position, all is just a single tap away. 

More than that, you can also control and customize each widget separately from the setting bar. Also, you can select which type of widget you want to keep on your mobile screen. 

Every smartphone offers a wide range of widget options from which you can choose your desired type. For instance, you might see more than two or three clock widgets. So, that is up to the user which style he prefers for his mobile screen.

Pre-installed widgets

When you got your smartphone in your hand, the first thing you’d have noticed is that it already had some of the pre-installed widgets. Those widgets are built-in. That means you don’t have to download them separately. However, some other applications that you would have installed later, also come in the form of widgets. Thus, you can stay updated with your favourite apps without even launching or opening them. This is possible by their widgets. 

General widgets categories 

Many application developers categorise widgets according to the functions they perform. There are other categories too, but generally you can divide widgets according to their functions.  You would notice these main categories in your android or iPhone:

  • Control widgets 

These widgets let you control mobile or its apps features. For instance, if you want to control music volume or ringtone volume, you can use these widgets. Also, many smart applications like air conditioners can also be controlled by these widgets. For that you will have to pair your smart AC with your mobile phone and then download its relevant app on your mobile. After that you need to get its widget to control room temperature from mobile. Voila! It’s easy and painless. 

  • Information widgets 

In these widgets, you will find summary or quick information about that app. For instance, if you are using a Weather widget, it will show you all the basic information about the current weather. So, you won’t have to open the particular app every single time. Simply place its widget on the mobile screen to get alerts. 

  • Hybrid widgets 

These widgets are collections of all other types of widgets. Or to put it in simpler words, a hybrid widget is a type of widget that can either provide information, collect information, control things at one panel. 

  • Collection widgets

If you want to collect and manage all your important files and documents, you can use these widgets. Collection widgets manage and keep important data and similar documents that you add into these widgets.

Building Your Own Widgets

Many software developing companies offer this feature: you can build your own widget. If you want to make a widget of your choice, you can do so by simply visiting the widget library of any software developing company. 

You can also take some guide or help from the samples present in those libraries or catalogues. Hence, you can optimize your apps by building their widgets. 

You may find a wide range of widgets on your smartphone. However, it is up to you which type of widget you want to have on your mobile screens. These apps can make your mobile using experience better, quicker and easier. Other than getting widgets from your smartphone library, you can also create your own widget. So, improve this experience by wisely choosing a widget.

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Why Do You Need To Use UI Toolkits? 2021 Edition https://www.digitalgravity.ae/blog/why-do-you-need-to-use-ui-toolkits-2021-editionkits/ https://www.digitalgravity.ae/blog/why-do-you-need-to-use-ui-toolkits-2021-editionkits/#respond Sun, 31 Jan 2021 07:47:45 +0000 https://www.digitalgravity.ae/blog/?p=2849 If you are reading this blog on your smartphone, it means you are using your mobile to the optimum level. But imagine, if that would not have been the case- if using mobile would have been difficult, you would not have been able to read this blog on your mobile easily.  So, how does this […]

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If you are reading this blog on your smartphone, it means you are using your mobile to the optimum level. But imagine, if that would not have been the case- if using mobile would have been difficult, you would not have been able to read this blog on your mobile easily. 

So, how does this happen? Who makes our mobile using experience better? Who helps us to navigate through the apps? It’s all possible due to user interface toolkits or UI toolkits. Sounds like a new technical term, right? 

Relax! We have got the easiest words to explain what a UI toolkit is and how can you use it? If you are someone who loves designing and creating websites and similar apps, this article would be a delight for you. 

What is a UI Toolkit?

A User Interface toolkit or UI toolkit is a set of some cool graphics and similar files, usually in PSD for Photoshop Data format. It is a heaven for web developers and software developers as this toolkit helps them to make UI easy. 

Imagine that you are navigating through a website or a mobile application. If you feel any difficulty in comprehending its structure and basic functions, you would not feel like using it anymore. On the contrary, if you are using a website or mobile application that gives easy access to its other pages and features, you would enjoy using it. 

That’s what makes your experience better. Easier the user interface is, the simpler the mobile or website using process will be. This is where you will need a UI toolkit. 

A UI toolkit helps web or app designers to enhance or improve user interface. This toolkit contains essential sets of commands, functions, and graphics. Also, you will find toolbars, navigation buttons, progress bars and similar basic-yet-necessary elements in this toolkit. 

The library of UI toolkits is quite wide and extensive, however, it depends upon the package price of which type of toolkit you choose. If you are ready to pay on a higher side, you will definitely find an extensive range of components in the UI toolkit.

So, if you are a web designer or app designer, you would agree that designing these basic  components is time-consuming. Yet these components – like navigational buttons – are mandatory to provide a smooth user experience. This is where UI toolkits play a heroic role. 

UI toolkits offer such said components and features so that you can save your time and energy. Thus, you won’t have to design these features separately. 

Why Do You Need To Try a UI Toolkit?

Though many professional and even beginner software and app designers know the pros of UI toolkit, there are many new-in-fields that still ponder about its benefits. 

So, here is the detailed answer of why do you need to try UI toolkit:

 

Offers Time Saving Tools

 

Navigational features make your web surfing experience smooth and easy. So, if you are a web designer, you would hate the idea of investing lots of time in designing these basic things. So, a UI toolkit contains all the necessary features and components that can make your work better and can also save your time. 

That means you can now focus on the main theme of the project and can be more creative. 

 

Makes You Productive

 

Being a web designer is not easy. It looks and sounds cool, but trust me, the process is not as simple as it looks. A web designer has to be creative, need to keep design interesting and relevant and much more than that. So his client demands him to be very responsive and quick towards problem-solving. Also, time constraint is there too. 

Keeping in these things in view, a web designer opts for a UI toolkit. A UI toolkit helps web designers a lot in being productive. They become more efficient as they do not have to spend time in designing basic features like navigation bars. 

 

Increases Your Focus

 

So, you are a web designer and you have a deadline to meet. Plus your client has asked you to stick to a particular theme. What would you rather do in such a case? Would you spend time enhancing the UI by designing basic features? Or would you be more creative towards the core idea? 

If you are a smart and professional website designer, you would definitely select the later option. For doing so, you will need a UI toolkit that can help you in increasing your focus. 

If your client has asked you to amend or change anything in the web design, you would then love using UI toolkits. UI toolkit is not only easy to use, but also, it is easy to change and is quite manageable. 

There are many reasons to use a UI toolkit so that you can achieve more and can earn more. 

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