Apps

Skype alternatives | 13 other video chat programs

For millions of people around the world, video chats and conferences are an essential part of daily life – for both work and leisure. When it comes to video telephony software and applications, Skype is by far the leader of the pack. In fact, many people are unaware that there’s a considerable number of good alternatives to Skype on the market, which are also available free of charge. Some of these programs even boast extra features that can’t be found with the market leader. But which of them are really the best Skype alternatives? [...]  

Snapchat Spectacles | What can these camera glasses do?

Snapchat Spectacles are becoming more and more popular but are also polarising the general public. Supporters of the Snapchat initiative view the sunglasses with an integrated camera as very practical and as an iconic addition to the app. Others, on the other hand, criticise the glasses due to the fact that they allow people to be filmed without their knowledge or permission. But just how exactly do the Snapchat glasses work? [...]  

Create your own app | Android and iOs app development

Mobile apps offer us information, entertainment as well as many other purposes and are a part of everyday life for smartphone and tablet users. If you also have an interesting idea for an application, you shouldn’t shy away from creating it: developing an app for iOS or Android isn’t all about programming, there’s much more to it than that. In our series on creating your own app, we’ll take you through all the steps you need to offer users a new native mobile app. It all starts, of course, with the planning phase. [...]  

Mobile app design | Designing an Android or iOs app

Designing an application isn’t just a question of shapes and colors – mobile app design covers the positioning of app content and app usability, too – and these factors are vital in helping create a successful app. The more time and effort you invest at this stage, the higher the chance of creating an app that people will want to use and keep on their device. [...]  

Create your own app part four: app and usability testing

Only a properly functioning application has any chance of success. Programming errors and a poor user experience may cause some users to uninstall the app without a second thought. As a result, extensive app testing prior to publication is vital. Functionality, performance, usability, and other tests serve as quality assurance tools. In addition to manual tests, there are also some automated tests that can be carried out with the help of app testing tools. [...]  

Web App Of The Week: WhatTheFont

The WhatTheFont tool from MyFonts allows you to find the web fonts you love. The latest winner of our ‘Web App of the Week’ series, this free tool identifies typefaces based on the nuances in their own, unique designs. All you need is a screenshot of some sample text; WhatTheFont does the rest for you. [...]  

Different app formats: what is a web app?

Apps come in all shapes and sizes nowadays – from native mobile apps designed for smartphones and tablets, to desktop installations for office management. And now, there’s a new form of application that works on all operating systems and devices: web apps. But what are web apps, what are their specific features, and how to they differ from native apps or indeed traditional websites? Let’s take a closer look at the rise of this installation-free application development. [...]  

The best translation apps for Android and iOS

Finding the right translation app can be quite a challenge due to the ever-increasing choice available on the market. Which translator app is best when traveling abroad? We provide a detailed overview of the best translation apps for Android and iOS. [...]  

Snapchat followers: Get more with these Snapchat tips

Snapchat is only accessible via an app. This can make it difficult to extensively promote your account’s content and gain more followers on Snapchat – especially if part of your target group isn’t already on Snapchat and has to first install the app to visit your channel. But while the promotion of social media channels on other platforms such as Facebook or Instagram is easier, there are several proven strategies for getting more Snapchat followers to your Snapchat channel. [...]  

Snapchat stories vs. Instagram Stories – a comparison

When comparing ‘My Story’ by Snapchat with Instagram’s new story feature, several similarities immediately become apparent. With the addition of stories, Instagram has extended its range of functions to include a clone of Snapchat's signature feature. But they didn’t stop there: Instagram has swiped a whole host of features from Snapchat in order to establish itself firmly as the largest competitor to Snapchat. [...]