How to submit an iOS app to App Store-Step By Step Guide

Submit iOS App to App Store

After completing every single module, testing the app thoroughly it’s finally time to make it to the app store and launch your very first app or maybe it’s been a while since the last time you updated your app. But, pushing a launch button to submit an app to the App Store isn’t as simple as it may seem.

What is an App Store?

Developed by Apple Inc. The Apple App Store is the second-largest app store (after Google Play) having approximately 1.96 million apps available.  The platform that allows users to find and install iOS applications. Though both Apple App Store and Google Play Store keep removing many applications due to their poor quality content, the number of apps has been increasing over time.

The store makes sure every app has the highest standards and offers something unique with a focus on providing the best experience for the user. Apple wants its users to have peace of mind knowing that every app they download is secure and won’t harm their device.

Therefore, it is important to add your app on the app store with a detailed page and complete information.

In this blog, we will discuss how to submit an iOS app to the App Store. We will focus on the most important guidelines of iOS app publishing to help you pass the review process smoothly so that you do not get a rejection.

Take care of technical prerequisites

  • Developer account
  • App build uploaded to the app store connect
  • Computer that runs Mac OS X
  • The Xcode program installed

iOS app submission: Steps to follow

  • Assemble App Store Information
  • Prepare your app for Submission
  • Create your App Store listing via App Store Connect
  • Upload your app to App Store connect using Xcode
  • Submit your app for review process
  • Release

Publishing process: overview

1. Assemble App Store Information

Before starting the submission process for your iOS app, it is important to gather all the information you require. You should have the following things ready:

  • Screenshots
  • Name
  • Description
  • Keywords
  • Support URL
  • Marketing URL
  • Privacy Policy URL
  • App icon
  • Categories
  • Rating
  • Copyright and so on…

2. Prepare your app for submission

Make sure your app aligns with the App Store guidelines

Your app must go through an app certification procedure before going live in the Apple App Store. It may seem intimidating, but it is just a person who reviews your app to ensure that it complies with App Store guidelines before approving it for publishing into the app store.

Therefore, I advise reading this document before submitting your app as the reviewer will use it to evaluate your app.

Test the app (and fix bugs, if any)

Along with adhering to the guidelines, you should make sure your program is error-free and crash-free. The reviewer won’t grant you a pass if s/he finds any error in it.

Don’t simply test your app in a normal setting. Test it on older devices, in low-storage situations, with limited network access, etc.

You may either test the app by yourself or take help from someone else. If you use another person as your beta tester, then you can use TestFlight (as a member of the Apple Developer Program, you will have free access to it).

Alright! You may now begin creating your App Store listing.

3. Create your App Store listing via App Store Connect

First, log in to App Store Connect:
Go to the My Apps menu and choose the “+” option to build a new app before publishing it. The processes are same if you want to submit an update for an already-existing app, but instead of adding a new app, you’ll choose an already-existing app from the drop-down.

App Store Menu
App Name and App Category

If you’re unsure of what Apple is looking for, use the “?” option while filling out your application details. The website is very simple to use.

You need to fill in all of the app’s details at this stage. The name, description, category (to be included in the App Store), target audience’s minimum age, privacy policy, and support URL.

If your app is social media-based and requires logging in, you must give the Apple reviewer a test account and password.

App Privacy Policy

App Privacy Policy

You must also include the URL of a privacy policy. Simply search Google for “App Privacy Policy” to get a lot of samples and privacy policy generators that you may use if you’re unsure how to write one.

You will also need to put it on a public URL. Use your own website if you have one to post it. You can use a Facebook page or a website builder if you’re unsure of how to place it on a URL.

App Pricing

On this screen, choose your app’s price:

App Pricing

App Release Options
After your app has successfully completed the certification process, you can choose how it should be released.

App Release Options

Manually: Go into App Store Connect and release it
Immediately: It will be published as soon as it passes certification
On a date: It will be released on a certain date specified by you (if it has passed certification)

4. Upload your app to App Store connect using Xcode

Your app must first function correctly and be error-free (the red warnings).
Second, make sure that Xcode is set up with your signing and team information.
If you are releasing a new app, don’t forget to have the version set to 1.0.0. (or if you are publishing an update, remember to increment the build version.).

If you are still facing issues with your Apple ID or the certificates at this time. Go to Xcode >> Preferences >> Accounts to review.

 Xcode

Publishing:
With Xcode 13, publishing an app is incredibly easy. Before it used to take multiple steps, certificates, profiles, etc. but now Xcode is smart enough to enable or create all of those by itself.
You must first choose the Generic iOS Device from the list of simulators in order to create the full app archive.

Go to Product >> Archive now and allow your app to be bundled. Depending on how large your app is, this procedure can take quite a while.

Product >> Archive

After this, the Archive window will appear, allowing you to manage all the archives created by Xcode.

Archive window

Xcode will bundle a new archive for App Store Connect each time you select Archive from the menu.

Simply remove any outdated or duplicate items from this list.

Select the archive after that, then select Distribute App. You will be asked to choose the distribution method:

new archive for App Store Connect

Once you have chosen the iOS App Store, a few checks and validations will be performed to ensure that you are not uploading a broken app.

If something goes wrong, there’s a good chance that Xcode will interrupt you right here, asking you to either start over from scratch or add any missing assets, like icons.

chosen the iOS App Store

The upload procedure will proceed if Xcode finds no issues with the archive. Once again, the size of the archive and your internet connection will affect how long it takes to upload.

upload procedure

Once finished, a window similar to this one will appear. Congratulations! The iOS App Store is halfway to accepting your app.

Successfully uploaded screen

5. Submit Version for Review

Every app that is uploaded to the store must be reviewed by the Apple team before going live.

  • Select the release type
  • Manual release – A Release button will show up after the app has been approved.
  • Automatic release – The app will be released as soon as it has been approved.
    Wait for the approval!
  • For new submissions, this process typically takes 2-3 weeks.

If your app wasn’t approved, look over the notes in the Resolution Center, update the app’s information as needed, and then resubmit.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET APPROVAL FROM THE APP STORE?

  • Most of the time, receiving approval takes one to three days, and after receiving approval, it can take up to 24 hours for your app to show in the App Store. You can ask for an expedited review if you need to release a new version quickly with an urgent bug fix or if you need to schedule your release to align with a particular event.

 

IF YOUR APP IS REJECTED

  • Before submitting your app once more for approval, you must make the necessary changes. Use App Store Connect’s Resolution Center to get in touch with Apple with any queries you might have. If you think your application was wrongly rejected, you can also escalate the issue and submit an appeal.
    One of the main reasons for app rejections from the Apple App Store is performance. Make sure your app is complete, that you’ve thoroughly tested it, and that all bugs have been fixed. Beta testing your software with a bug reporting tool will lessen the chances that it will be rejected for performance reasons.

6. Release

Enjoy the last and most rewarding step.

  • If you chose Manual release, click Release your app when ready
  • Now, you can see your app in the App Store.
  • Congratulations!

Few of the major reasons for rejections

  • UI guidelines – If Apple App Store UI guidelines are not followed, the app submission can be rejected
  • In-App purchase– If there is an in-app purchase of services, it should use the Apple payment system (gateway); else, it will reject the app
  • Third-party login– If there is any third-party login option into the app, such as Facebook, or Google, it must have login with Apple ID as well, or else the app will be rejected
  • Crashes and bugs– If the app has crash issues, it may get rejected. You should test it thoroughly for any such issues before submitting it.
  • Poor performance– A poor-performing app can be rejected. Make sure it offers a great user experience.
  • Privacy page– You must have a privacy policy page. It can be hosted on a website or even over a Facebook page, but there should be a page which details the privacy policy of the app
  • Broken links– Broken links on the app can be a reason for rejection. Fix all broken links before submitting them to the app store.
  • Copycat of another app– The app’s concept should be original. Else it can be rejected.
  • Inaccurate description– The app’s description should be accurate and easy to understand for users.

Wrapping up

The process of publishing an app could appear difficult at first, but we hope that this post has shown you that it is not as challenging as it sounds. Preparing the required resources in advance, such as the Privacy Policy URL, app screenshots, etc, is the key to streamlining the publishing process. If in case you stuck somewhere, our iOS app developers can help you out and get it approved for you on the app store.

Supercharge your Angular development experience with Nx

Supercharge your Angular development experience with Nx

Angular is a broadly used term that you must have been familiar with but Nx is a new term and something that is becoming popular in the software development industry. Before we proceed to learn about how Nx is used with Angular. Let’s learn a little about Nx.

What is Nx?

What is Nx?

Nx is a smart, fast, and flexible build system with top-notch monorepo support and powerful integrations. It has a robust core and a rich plugin ecosystem.

Now you must be wondering what Monorepo is?

A monorepo is a source control repository that contains code for multiple projects. It offers various advantages, such as:

Shared code- It allows the distribution of code throughout an entire business or organization. Since we can reuse the common patterns, components, and types, this can lead to more DRY code. This makes it possible to share logic across the front end and the back end.

Atomic changes – without the monorepo strategy, we would need to coordinate changes across many repositories and possibly by various teams whenever we need to make a change that will have an impact on numerous projects. For instance, a client app and a server app may both need to reflect an API change. Monorepo significantly reduces the amount of collaboration required because all of those changes may be implemented in a single commit to a single repository.

Developer mobility- While employing a monorepo strategy, we can conduct related tasks in a unified manner even when using different technologies. Now that their changes are secure across the entire company, the developers can contribute to the projects of other teams.

A single set of dependencies – We ensure that our entire codebase depends on a single version of the provided dependency by using a single repository with a single set of dependencies. In this manner, there are no library version problems. It is also less probable that the less frequently used portion of the repository will have a dependence that is no longer valid because it will be updated as other portions of the repository are updated.

 

Why do developers, startups, and big companies love Nx?

Why do developers, startups, and big companies love Nx?

 

  • Build and test only what is affected
    Nx is smart. It examines your workspace and determines what each piece of code might impact. Nx only rebuilds what is required, so it doesn’t rebuild and retest everything after every commit.

 

  • Explore visually
    An interactive dependency diagram for Nx is included to help you explore and understand your workspace.

 

  • Visual studio code plugin
    Nx Console adds Nx-aware autocompletion and code lenses. It helps you generate components in folders, refactor your projects, create commands, and much more.

 

  • Next-Gen cloud support
    Share links with your team members so they can look through comprehensive build logs and get insights on how to improve your project and build.

 

  • Nx is fast
    Whether you build one project or a thousand, Nx employs its distributed task execution and compute caching to maintain the same CI time.

 

  • Open platform
    The core of Nx is generic, simple, and unobtrusive. Nx Plugins are completely optional, but they can really level up your productivity. You can use Nx with any technology either by using Nx Core or one of the many Nx plugins.

Nx CLI

The Nx CLI differs from most command lines that accomplish a predefined task. Nx can be set up to work with a variety of tools and even languages.
It allows you to divide your codebase into different projects. The various components of the codebase can be operated and managed using commands from the Nx CLI.

These commands are classified into three categories:

  • Acting on code (Build, Test, Serve)
  • Modifying code
  • Understanding the codebase

 

Acting on code:

A target on a single project is executed via the nx run command. You can also run nx [target] [project], which is a shortcut for nx run [project]:[target], for convenience.

NX build, however, is not bound to any particular implementation; rather, it is simply an abstraction over what it means to “build” projects.

Modifying code

Modifying code: Code is generated and modified by the nx generate command.

nx generate command

The same as nx run, nx generate is merely an abstraction of code generation. Using generators, nx generate can produce anything you choose. In order to meet your organization’s needs, generators can be installed as a plugin or created natively within a Nx workspace.

Understanding the codebase:

Based on import instructions in your code, Nx builds and maintains a project graph across projects. It then uses this data to only run executors on the affected projects in a codebase. Developers can also access a visual representation of the project graph to better understand the codebase’s architecture.

You can explore this project graph in a web browser by using the nx graph command.

nx graph command

The nx list command displays a list of all available plugins as well as the NX plugins that are currently installed. The generators and executors that are available for a plugin can be listed by the nx list command.

nx list command

Mental Model

With a robust core, controlled by metadata, and extendable through plugins, Nx is a VSCode of build tools. Nx uses a few ideas to efficiently and successfully drive your monorepo. The mental model for how Nx interacts with project graphs, task graphs, affected commands, computation hashing, and caching is covered in these pointers.

  • Your source code can be examined by Nx to produce a Project Graph.
  • To generate a Task Graph, Nx can utilize the project graph and details about the project’s goals.
  • To construct the lowest task graph for your PR, Nx can undertake code-change analysis.
  • Nx offers calculation caching so that the same computation is never performed twice. This computation cache can be distributed and is pluggable.

Nx and Angular

For the Angular community and other developers attempting to manage ever-larger and more complicated development environments, Nx was developed to offer a better developer experience.

Making Things Fast

You don’t need to use any plugins if your main goal is to increase the efficiency of your monorepo by utilizing Nx’s affected commands, computation cache, and distributed task execution. Whether your monorepo contains React, Vue, Svelte, or even Go, Rust, or Java programs, everything will function in the same way. Nx is technology-agnostic.

Nx and Angular CLI

Ng and nx are interchangeable in an Angular CLI project if Nx is added (they invoke the same command). Therefore, you can substitute “ng build” or “ng affected” wherever “nx build” or “nx affected” are found.

Nx integrates well with the Angular CLI:

  • It decorates Angular CLI. Running ng will launch the wrapped Angular CLI that passes through Nx when you add Nx to your workspace. However, everything will move along much more quickly.
  • All Angular Devkit builders and schematics are supported.
  • It supports setting up projects and their targets using angular.json.
  • Angular CLI projects can use Nx Console.

 

People frequently don’t even realize they use Nx because this works so effectively.

Modern Tools

There are modern tools that help developers work more effectively and efficiently. These front runners provide support to Nx, such as:

  • Jest (replaces Karma)- A zero-config JavaScript testing framework called Jest puts simplicity first. Jest is an excellent option for JS developers searching for a powerful, modern testing toolkit because of its clear documentation and feature-rich API.

 

  • Cypress (replaces Protractor)- Cypress offers quick, reliable E2E testing for all browser-based software. Cypress features real-time reloads, readable errors and stack traces, time travel debugging, and more.

 

  • ESLint (replaces TSLint)- Your code’s issues are found by ESLint using static analysis, and many of them are automatically resolved in a syntax-aware way. ESLint can be fully customized; you can use it to preprocess code, create custom parsers, or write your own rules.

 

  • Storybook- Storybook is an open-source tool for designing UI components in isolation. It is an ideal platform for design systems that can be used across a complete brand, including apps created with a range of frameworks and libraries.

Final thoughts

Nx is useful for a wide range of other things as well. For instance, one of them is updating current AngularJS applications. Nx gives you a command to set up a hybrid app in seconds.

You may always contact us if you have any questions. We would be glad to help you!

 

Additional Resources:

https://github.com/nrwl/nx

https://nx.dev

https://monorepo.tools

https://nx.dev/packages/angular

Flutter vs Native: Choosing the Right Mobile App Development Technology

Flutter vs Native: Choosing the Right Mobile App Development Technology

Flutter and Native are not new terms to come around. If you are a mobile app developer, these are the terms that you listen to and work on a daily basis. But if you are a business owner and want to develop a mobile app, they must be confusing for you.

Choosing the right technology stack for mobile app development could be a tough job even more than the whole creation process.

So, should you make a native app or a Flutter app? In terms of development pattern, performance, maintenance, pricing, and other various factors, these approaches are totally different.

Many organizations are still interested in cross-platform apps because native apps for iOS and Android are more expensive to develop and maintain. Furthermore, cross-platform programming is less difficult than native development which is an important factor for any business. Since 2018, Flutter’s cross-platform architecture has been getting popular in various industries, including retail, financial, and e-commerce.

When comparing Flutter vs. Native programming, both offer excellent scalability and a good user experience. However, developing your app with Flutter is faster and easier because you’ll require fewer developers and their time will be limited.

There are pros and cons of both technologies.
As you go through this blog, you will learn everything about Flutter and Native technologies which would help you choose the best one.

What is Flutter?

Flutter is an open-source framework that uses Dart by Google as its programming language. It’s also known as an enhanced UI toolkit that’s used to create cross-platform apps from a single codebase. The framework makes it possible to create a user interface that is simple to read and versatile while maintaining native speed. A team of Google developers, as well as the entire flutter community, maintain and support it.

Here are the use cases of Flutter:

  • MVP mobile apps
  • Material design apps
  • OS-level based apps

At the same time, the major drawbacks of most cross-platform frameworks are the user experience that is not as good as native. But Flutter is an exception.

With Flutter, you can build robust and scalable apps with high-quality UI/UX that look like native iOS and Android apps.

Use cases of Flutter:

Flutter

  • MVP mobile applications
  • Apps with material design
  • Apps that function with OS-level features
  • Advanced OS plugins with simple logic
  • High-performance apps with Skia rendering engine
  • Flexible UI with high-level widgets
  • Reactivate apps with vast data integration

What are Native Technologies?

Native technologies are used to create an app for iOS, Android, or Windows specifically. Native languages such as Java and C++ are used to develop Native apps. As expected, Android native apps look and feel different from iOS ones, even though they share the same functionalities. Even though they have the same functionality, Android native apps have a different look and feel than iOS apps. Native apps are downloaded via Google Play for Android and Apple’s App Store for iOS.

The following are some of the most widely used Android and iOS frameworks and programming languages:

  • Android languages: Kotlin, Java. Development environment: Android Studio
  • iOS languages: Swift, Objective-C. Development environment: Xcode

Native app development and support, on the other hand, require significant investments. This is due to the fact that two separate development teams are required for two different platforms. They must also adapt business logic, duplicate interface logic, and layout to each platform’s characteristics.

Use cases of Native technologies:

Native technologies

  • AR/VR applications
  • Apps with rich-animations
  • Gaming apps
  • Standalone native applications
  • Apps with complex/advanced UI
  • GPS-centric apps
  • Travel based applications

Flutter vs Native: Comparison

Flutter vs Native: Comparison

1. Speed and Cost of Development

Flutter

Flutter uses the write-once, run-anywhere design. This means that developers can build a single piece of code that works the best on both iOS and Android. Platform development expenses and time are cut in half with this method.
Flutter makes it simple for developers to create code. Furthermore, the codes are simpler to comprehend. Because of the low cost of training, even novice developers can quickly learn.

Native Technologies

The time it takes to develop a native app is determined on your budget, deadline, and scalability. The main reason for choosing native technology to create small-scale and enterprise-level apps is to meet the expectations of Android and iOS users. The development team may be larger in this situation, or two independent teams for Android and iOS may be formed.

This method increases the investment budget by requiring the teams to build two sets of code for different platforms.

2. Code Maintenance

Flutter

Because you only have to maintain one codebase for both iOS and Android apps, a Flutter app is easier to manage. This ease of use aids developers in identifying issues, locating and utilizing external tools, and integrating third-party sources.

When compared to native structures, the time it takes to deploy updates and change app features and specifications is less. This provides flexibility, which aids in corporate stability.

Code example: Flutter MainScreen, UI component in “HomePage”

Flutter

 

Native Technologies

In this case, you’ll have to program your app for many platforms, maintaining a native app takes more time and money. Maintaining two independent codebases, for example, requires the developer to identify faults and issues for each platform and create regular updates. Additionally, as the number of supported operating system devices grows, so does the expense of maintenance.

Code example: Kotlin UI design in XML File-

Kotlin UI design in XML File

 

3. App Performance

Flutter

Flutter does not require a bridge to communicate between native modules. This is made possible by the fact that native components are available by default. Even a very basic app developed on Flutter performs at 60FPS, according to the performance metric used by an average device. As a result, the time it takes to render each structure is not more than 16 milliseconds.

Flutter uses the Skia graphics package, which allows the UI to be revised whenever the app view changes.

Native Technologies

Without relying on any external library package, Android and iOS apps operate admirably. Native performance functionality is the only reason for this performance. At 60 and 120 frames per second, native apps perform exceptionally. Furthermore, performance in apps using core animation remains unaffected. Native technology can load to RAM up to 30 percent to 45 percent of overall GPU performance.

4. Native Features and Integration Capacities

Flutter

Integration of unique features of third-party libraries or plugins is not difficult with Flutter, although it may appear quite difficult to developers not familiar with Dart’s capabilities. Add-on plugins such as Android Archive (AAR), CocoaPods, and others are needed to integrate specific functionalities for iOS and Android. The Flutter engine, on the other hand, has several limitations when using Xcode to import native modules into Android Studio.

It comes with step-by-step instructions for overcoming these obstacles and successfully integrating it with iOS and Android devices.

Native Technologies

Based on the software design pattern and application performance, the integration possibilities of iOS and Android via their respective frameworks and programming languages differ. To summarize, most native frameworks, including Swift, which are used to develop iOS apps, offer increased security and expressive developments in capabilities, as well as quick integration options.

Consider the Android programming languages Kotlin and Java. By simply using their default runtime classes or Intellij environment, both frameworks provide seamless integration.

5. App Size

Flutter

The size of an app is primarily determined by the Dart Virtual Machine and the C/C++ engine. The “hello world” program written in Flutter, for example, uses about .5 MB of memory. Flutter, on the other hand, can be designed to hold all codes and assets in order to keep away from size constraints. Flutter’s usage of unique tags, such as –split-debug-info, also helps to minimize code size.

Native Technologies

To demonstrate the minimum size that native technologies provide to Android and iOS platforms, a basic app can be employed. In this scenario, the size of the Android app written in Java is 539 KB, while Kotlin is not more than 550 KB.

The basic app on iOS, on the other hand, is between 1MB and 3MB in size. For Android, an app’s maximum size is between 15MB and 35MB. However, if you use an external third-party program, you can drastically minimize this size.

Conclusion:

Experts at OnGraph believe that crisis conditions will inevitably force more companies to choose Flutter app development as an excellent opportunity to move quickly online and extend their impact in the digital world.

If you are looking for an option to quickly develop an application for Android and iOS without serious losses in quality and budget, give Flutter app development a chance now, and contact us.

Shopify vs WordPress vs Magento: Which one to choose in 2022?

shopify-magento-wordpress

Website powered by Shopify, WordPress, and Magento covers almost 71% of the total market share. Shopify as of now has over 500,000 customers, WordPress has millions of active websites, and Magento has had over 250,000 websites for quite some time.
Many businesses have used or are considering using one of these platforms for their eCommerce website and business.

All three are backed by multibillion-dollar corporations, so you can rest assured that they’ll continue to update and improve the software in the future.
So, with so many variances and similarities, how can you choose the finest eCommerce platform for your business needs?

In this blog post, we’ll compare Shopify, Magento, and WordPress to help you decide which platform you should opt for.
We’ll go through the advantages and disadvantages of each platform, as well as the kind of stores that each platform is most suited for, to help you choose the ideal one for you.

Let’s get started.

What is Shopify?

Shopify

Shopify is a simple-to-use tool for online merchants that also includes a Point of Sale (POS) system for accepting payments in physical stores. It allows businesses to create a multi-channel experience that highlights their brand. You may construct a website and use their shopping cart solution to sell, ship, and manage your products with their subscription-based platform.

It includes a number of tools to assist you in analyzing every area of your online store. Users may create personalized online experiences for customers and increase the Return on Investment (ROI) on their marketing spending with these tools. By automating customer relationship management, inventory management, transactions, and other processes, the technology also helps save expenses across the board.

Now that you know everything there is to know about Shopify, let’s look at some of the popular Shopify-powered web apps!

Top 5 Shopify stores across the globe

  • ColourPop Cosmetics
  • Fashion Nova
  • Jeffree Star Cosmetics
  • Omaze
  • Decathlon

 

What is WordPress?

WordPress

Developed by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little in 2003, WordPress is a content management system (CMS). It was created by the duo as a tool to make it simple for users with no coding skills to establish a website or blog from the ground up. It is a free, open-source software system released under the GNU General Public License version 2 (or later), which means that anybody can use, change, or contribute to its codebase.

Furthermore, WordPress’s open-source software system includes end-to-end encryption, which you may utilize on your own web server or through a hosting firm. Because of its versatility and ease of use, WordPress has attracted a vast community of users and developers who have created and used themes, plugins, and other tools to construct everything from enormous web stores to small blogs.

Now that you know everything there is to know about WordPress, let’s look at some awesome WordPress-powered web apps that showcase the power of the world’s most popular CMS!

Top WordPress Stores:

  • Sony Music
  • Playstation Blog
  • TechCrunch
  • The Next Web
  • Time Magazine

 

What is Magento?

Magento

 

Magneto is a top-notch eCommerce platform. It was created with open-source software by its co-founder Roy Rubin in 2008. This allows consumers to customize the appearance, functionality, and content of their online business without sacrificing the purchasing experience. Magento also provides a number of essential tools and features to its users. This covers marketing, SEO, and catalog management software.

Overall, the platform is adaptable to any store size. Magento offers both a free Magento Open Source and a feature-rich Magento Commerce platform, so it can grow and adapt with your business, whether you have a few clients or a million. Businesses frequently need to switch platforms as they expand.

Now that you know everything there is to know about Magento, let’s look at some awesome Magento-powered web apps that showcase the power of the world’s most popular eCommerce platform!

Top Magento Stores

  • Asus
  • Land Rover
  • Ford
  • COURT Asia
  • Kipling

Features: Shopify vs WordPress vs Magento

  1. Easy of use

Ease of useWorking with a hard-to-use platform will make it challenging to create the eCommerce store you want. This could be a negative factor for your brand image.

Shopify is relatively easier than WordPress and Magento. It’s a fact. Shopify is a one-stop-shop, drag-and-drop website building platform, which means you can effortlessly customize your store by dragging elements around the page precisely how you want.

WordPress, on the other hand if we compare WordPress with Shopify, it is slightly difficult to use.  You can use the in-built features to start but will have to use custom code or plugins in order to use the platform for creating comprehensive websites.

It’s also not set up to sell online by default, so you’ll have to install a plugin to make it eCommerce-ready.

In comparison to Shopify, the learning curve for Magento is quite steep. You’ll either have to understand the language and code to create the online store you want, or you can hire a web developer to do it for you.

2. Themes

Themes

The theme of your online store determines what your consumers see when they visit, and 48% of visitors say the design of a website is the most essential component in determining a business’s credibility.
With this in mind, you’ll want to pick your template wisely if you want to make a good first impression and enhance trust.

Shopify offers a wide range of themes with13 free and 73 paid themes. Even at this price point, these may be a little pricey for some customers, as Shopify users must pay between $150 and $350 for a theme for their stunning shops.

WordPress contains a massive collection of themes. It offers a lot more customization choices. You have complete control over the source code. You can also utilize plugins to create your own theme using drag-and-drop tools. You can also employ WordPress developers to create a unique website for you.

Magento themes have six completely mobile responsive themes available for $499. You can even start from scratch while using Magento (but this requires you to have deep coding knowledge, or a budget big enough to hire help).

3. Pricing

Pricing

  • Shopify
Shopify
  1. Shopify Lite
  2. Basic Shopify
  3. Shopify
  4. Advanced Shopify
  5. Shopify Plus
Cost
  1. $9 per month
  2. $29 per month
  3. $79 per month
  4. $299 per month
  5. negotiable, but usually costing around $2,000 per month
  • WordPress
Factors
  1. Domain name
  2. Hosting
  3. Pre-made themes
  4. Plugins
  5. Security
  6. Developer fees
Cost
    1. $12
    2. $2.95 – $49.95
    3. $0 – $200
    4. $0 – $1,000
    5. $50 – $550
    6. $0 – $1,000
One-off, monthly or annually
  1. Annual
  2. Monthly
  3. One-off
  4. A mixture
  5. A mixture
  6. One-off

 

  • Magento

The three Magento packages are listed below, along with the total price you can expect to pay for your website:

  • Magento Open Source ($15,000+)
  • Magento Commerce ($22,000+)
  • Magento Commerce Cloud ( $40,000+)

4. Apps, Extensions, and Plugins

Apps, Extensions, and Plugins

  • Shopify Apps

The Shopify App Store has over 4200 free and paid apps to help you expand your store’s functionality, control it, and increase sales.

Additionally, Shopify gives you the option of integrating marketing email campaigns like MailChimp to reach out to your target audience.

  • WordPress Plugins

You have access to over 50,000 plugins by default. You can add and customize any WordPress plugins/apps to your self-hosted WordPress.org site. Otherwise, you can only install plugins on WordPress.com if you’re on the Business or eCommerce plans, which cost $25 and $45 per month, respectively.

  • Magento Extensions

Magento provides nearly 3600+ extensions through the Magento marketplace. Furthermore, installing and implementing these extensions does not require extensive coding experience.
There are also various highlight addons that are really useful.

5. SEO

SEO

Shopify platform has promising SEO functionality to create content that Google would love. No prior expertise is required. Shopify enables its users to edit meta titles, add descriptions, change page URLs, add 301 redirects, etc. Shopify even suggests the best SEO practices when you add products.

Furthermore, Shopify comes with a vast range of apps and add-ons that help you optimize your store and ensure its ranking on search engines like Google.

Magento has many SEO solutions, including Google sitemaps, SEO-friendly URLs, sorting popular searches, popularity-based search terms, compatibility with various search engines, customer sorting attributes, and many more.

Also, Magento allows faster loading by reducing the usage of .css and .js files.
SEO is one of the essential sides that WordPress concentrates on, as it’s primarily a blogging platform.
Maybe that’s why you get the Jetpack Essentials features with all the plans(free and paid ones) of WordPress.com.

Jetpack Essentials is a set of tools that will help you optimize your site and keep it safe from spam comments. It includes SEO, social sharing, and performance technologies, all of which have become essential ranking factors. Unless you have the Business plan and can start installing other SEO plugins like Yoast SEO, you won’t have much more control over your SEO.

Shopify vs WordPress vs Magento: Pros and Cons

Shopify vs WordPress vs Magento: Pros and Cons

Shopify Pros:

  • There are numerous attractive, responsive store themes to pick from
  • An all-in-one eCommerce builder
  • Great app store for enhancing the functionality of your website
  • Easy to use
  • Many checkout and payment options.
  • A large number of loyal supporters

 

Shopify Cons

  • Most themes have expenses involved with them
  • It becomes more challenging to integrate apps into your store
  • Every transaction is subject to a fee (unless you use Shopify payments)

 

WordPress Pros:

  • Free and easy to use
  • Customization
  • Easier management of products and inventory
  • Support for multiple currencies and payment gateways
  • Web analytics
  • SEO-friendly

 

WordPress Cons

  • Restricted support for e-commerce issues
  • The theme should be compatible with the WooCommerce plugin
  • Security issues
  • Limited functionalities for big e-commerce stores
  • Inconsistent themes and plugins

 

Magento Pros:

  • Fantastic community with lots of support for users
  • Flexible platform with tons of customization options
  • Good range of themes to pick from
  • Phone support available
  • No real coding knowledge is required for Magento commerce
  • Magento is open-source and free to use
  • Magento 2 extensions

 

Magento Cons

  • It has a steep learning curve
  • Quite difficult for beginners
  • It needs a lot of time to set up
  • Lots of costs are attached to establishing your store

Shopify vs WordPress vs Magento

Shopify vs WordPress vs Magento

Which is better: Shopify vs WordPress vs Magento

Magento is a good platform for companies that have their own developers, but WordPress is great for bloggers. Shopify is better for small to medium-sized businesses and is user-friendly for non-developers. Discounts, gift cards, infinite products, fraud analysis, staff accounts, and other features are included in Shopify’s eCommerce platform.

Shopify, like WordPress, allows you to create a blog. All Shopify subscriptions include hosting, unlimited bandwidth, and online storage, but Magento requires you to provide your own server and cloud storage. If you use a third-party while on Magento, your hosting and storage expenses will certainly rise as your business grows.

All three platforms are good to use, it just depends on your project requirements. Last but not the least, before you choose an eCommerce platform for your online store development, just follow this checklist. It will help you choose the right one for your business.

  • Is the pricing of this solution competitive?
  • Is it easy to use?
  • What payment gateways can I use with it?
  • How many product variants and options can I use?
  • What are the SEO features like?
  • Is it good for dropshipping?
  • Does it facilitate point-of-sale transactions?
  • Does it facilitate selling in multiple currencies?
  • Does it facilitate AMP on product pages?
  • Is there a mobile app available for it?

Conclusion:

We mentioned in the introduction that the most important question to consider when opening an online store is which e-commerce platform to choose. The honest answer, as is frequently the case with these kinds of queries, is: It depends. Several factors come into play when deciding which eCommerce platform to use, including your technical abilities, budget, shop size, and required functionality, to name a few.

   1. Small businesses that want to develop their online presence should use Shopify.

   2. Magento is ideal for large businesses with a lot of resources.

   3. Small and medium-sized enterprises can benefit from WordPress.

We hope this post has given you enough information to help you decide which e-commerce platform is best for you. Furthermore, if you think you’ll use one of the above platforms, we have a team of experts that can set up your e-commerce profile and customize the themes for your online store. Everything from the initial establishment of an online store to its continuous management can be handled by our highly acclaimed Shopify Development Service, WordPress Development Service, and Magento Development Service teams.

Because we’ve been handling testing for clients who require substantial experimentation for over 14 years, OnGraph is well-versed in these areas.

Please contact us right away to learn more.

 

Google will hide and block downloads for outdated Android apps on Play Store from November 2022

Google will hide and block downloads for outdated Android apps

Google will hide and block downloads for outdated Android apps

In order to improve security, Google will begin hiding outdated Android apps on the Play Store starting later this year.

Google is gearing up to delete old apps from its Play Store. The company has warned Android developers that if they don’t keep up with the latest Android OS versions, their apps will be hidden and blocked from being installed on users’ devices. According to Google, apps that do not target an Android API within two years of the most recent major Android release version will no longer be discoverable or installable by new users whose devices run Android OS versions higher than the apps’ target API level.

In a blog post, Google stated:

“EXISTING APPS THAT DON’T TARGET AN API LEVEL WITHIN TWO YEARS OF THE LATEST MAJOR ANDROID RELEASE VERSION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR DISCOVERY OR INSTALLATION FOR NEW USERS WITH DEVICES RUNNING ANDROID OS VERSIONS HIGHER THAN APPS’ TARGET API LEVEL.

AS NEW ANDROID OS VERSIONS LAUNCH IN THE FUTURE, THE REQUIREMENT WINDOW WILL ADJUST ACCORDINGLY.”

Google will hide and block downloads for outdated Android apps

According to Google, the move is intended to encourage developers to update their apps more regularly, bringing a larger number of apps up to speed with Android’s most recent specifications. However, it is not a complete cleansing of the Play Store; Google said that users who are already using apps on the Play Store that are more than two years old will not be simply removed but will be allowed to re-download them if necessary.

As Google described in its announcement about the new policy, every Android OS update conveys “privacy, security, and user experience improvements.”

“Users with the latest devices or those who are fully caught up on Android updates expect to realize the full potential of all the privacy and security protections Android has to offer. Expanding our target level API requirements will protect users from installing older apps that may not have these protections in place,” the company stated.

To summarize, developers who want their apps to appear in the Play Store will only need to update them on a regular basis to target newer Android versions.

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Angular Vs Vue Vs React: Which One To Choose For Web Development?

Angular v/s Vue v/s React

Only a few years ago, developers were primarily debating whether to use Angular or React for their applications. However, recently, interest in a third player known as Vue.js has grown.

In this blog post, we are going to dig deeper and explain to you the basic differences between the three and which one you should choose for web development. So, sit tight, this post will help you decide which JavaScript framework to use if you are a developer just starting out on a project or a startup looking to outsource your project.

Let’s take a look inside each of the three major front-end development frameworks to understand what makes them unique and where they excel. We want to shed some light on the topic of choosing the best framework and provide a solution to the primary question: “Which framework should I choose – Angular, React, or Vue.js, and why?”

 

A Brief Introduction of Angular vs Vue vs React

Before we get into the technical details, let’s first know about the frameworks to appreciate their philosophy and evolution over time.

AngularJS

AngularJs is a Google-developed open-source web framework that was first released in 2009. Furthermore, the framework functions as a JavaScript library that developers can use to create dynamic website features and components. Importantly, AngularJS was built to assist developers in the creation of Single Page Applications (SPA).

To clarify, SPAs are web applications that do not require page reloading. Google Maps, Facebook, and Gmail are examples of such apps. SPAs also have an excellent user experience due to the browser’s simulation of a “natural” environment. In other words, as the name implies, it is a single web page that uses JavaScript to load all of the application’s content.
Angularjs

ReactJS

Another famous open-source JavaScript library is ReactJS. Furthermore, some developers regard ReactJS as more of a library than a web framework. ReactJS is another one of those libraries that are created and supported by large tech businesses. Facebook is the entity behind the library in this situation.

The JavaScript library was launched by the social media giant in 2011 with the goal of assisting developers in solving difficulties linked to the efficient providing of massive data volumes.

Reactjs

VueJS

VueJS is another prominent JavaScript-based web framework. Evan You, a former Google employee, designed it in 2014. After working with AngularJS, Evan wanted to create a JavaScript library that incorporated the advantages of AngularJS while being lightweight. Because of this, the two frameworks have a lot in common; nevertheless, VueJS has a less steep learning curve than AngularJS.

Vuejs

Angular Vs Vue Vs React in 2022

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Some resources compile statistical data, such as which development environments are the most popular, which programming languages are the most popular right now, and so on. Stackoverflow, for example, published these numbers.

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Vue.js is only in 7th place among the frameworks, although it is actively developing. Angular.js 2022 is more popular and is just one position behind React.js.

 

Let’s Understand Angular, Vue, and React On Different Parameters

Angular, Vue, and React On Different Parameters

Why & When should you choose Angular.js?

  • No one can deny the fact, Angularjs opinionated structure and a built-in set of functions are perfect for large-scale, real-time, and dynamic application development like chat apps, and instant messaging.
  • A well-formed structure along a broad set of enclosed features makes Angular highly appropriate for cross-platform mobile development and Enterprise applications

Why & When should you choose Vue.js

  • Developing a light-weight and single-page web application is now the best bet for Vue.
  • If speed and performance are your priority, Vue would be your best choice.

Why & When should you choose React.js?

  • You should choose React if you’re working on a frontend UI that requires a lot of user interaction.
  • If your existing code base is getting out of hand, you should switch to React.
  • When used effectively, React may save a lot of time, effort, and money in frontend development.

 

Learning Curve

As per their background, developers will have varied points of view on which framework of the three is the easiest to learn.

Easiest learning Curve: VueJS

As per our opinion, VueJS is the most straightforward framework for most web developers to learn. As it is closest to HTML and JavaScript basics, it will feel familiar. Getting started with VueJS is as easy as adding one import to an HTML document. As you create more complex apps, VueJS does get more complicated. This needs working with .vue files, which needs a more complex project setup (although the Vue CLI can make this much simpler) and you will have to immerse into more complex patterns.

Steepest learning curve: AngularJS

As Angular uses TypeScript, which is a subset of JavaScript, its learning curve happens to be steep. The components, syntax, and modules that you use can appear quite different from the JavaScrip syntax that you are used to. Though angular has a lot of robust, built-in features which lead developers into certain coding patterns that can prove to be quite helpful in creating applications.

Medium learning curve: ReactJS

ReactJS has, what we say, a medium-to-steep learning curve. Though it uses an ‘everything is JavaScript’ approach, there are two conditions to ReactJS. First is that it works best with ES6 syntax, which can prove to be challenging for a beginner developer. The second is the use of JSX, which is a syntax hybrid of HTML and JavaScript and is not used for typical JavaScript projects. Because JSX looks like HTML, it can be difficult at first, but is still JavaScript, leading to some confusion in understanding the code.

So, the learning curve winner happens to be VueJS.

Angular vs Vue vs React: Who wins?

Let us review the characteristics of each framework at the end of this post to try to answer the question: Angular vs Vue vs React: which one should you choose?

Angular is the most mature framework, with a large community of contributors and a comprehensive set of features.
However, the learning curve is steep, and novice developers may be scared off by Angular notions.
Companies with large teams and developers that already use TypeScript should consider Angular.

React is just old enough to be mature, with a large number of community contributions. It has earned a lot of popularity. The job market for React is booming, and the framework’s future seems promising.
React appears to be a decent alternative for newcomers to front-end JavaScript frameworks, startups, and developers who value flexibility. Its ability to smoothly interact with different frameworks is a huge plus for individuals who want more freedom in their coding.

Vue is a newcomer to the market, with no substantial corporate support.
However, it has done exceptionally well in recent years to establish itself as a serious contender to Angular and React, particularly since the introduction of Vue 3.0. This could explain why Chinese behemoths like Alibaba and Baidu have chosen Vue as their preferred front-end JavaScript framework. If you want simplicity but yet want flexibility, Vue is the way to go.

To conclude…

The conclusion to the Angular vs. Vue vs. React discussion is that there is no absolute best choice, which you probably expected.

Each of these libraries has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. One of them will be more suitable than the others depending on the project you’re working on and your specific requirements. It’s crucial to conduct your own research before making a decision, especially if you’re working on a company initiative rather than a personal effort.

Which framework, Angular, Vue or React, do you believe is the winner here? Please let us know in the comments section below.

Top 5 Blogs to Start With OnGraph

Top 05 trending Blogs

People from all industry verticals are fascinated by the advancement of technology, which is rapidly transforming our lives into the digital world!

With new technology trends emerging every quarter and information becoming obsolete as technology advances, staying updated and learning about the latest technologies, digital industries, social media, and the web, in general, has become a necessity!

IT Companies across the world produce countless numbers of technology blogs and content. They leave no stone unturned to provide up-to-date information related to a particular existing or emerging technology.
Similarly, at OnGraph, a leading IT company, we try to cover all the major tech stacks with the latest developments and releases.

These technology blogs not only showcase high-tech breakthroughs but also assist readers in staying ahead of the curve by identifying current tech trends!

There are numerous blogs on existing and emerging technologies but finding the one which helps you get started is a cumbersome job. So we thought of bringing you a list of the top 5 tech blogs you should start with.

These blogs will provide you with everything you need to know about present tech!

Let’s get started!

Top 5 trending blogs

1. A list of top 10 Python Frameworks for app development

Python frameworks are plentiful because it is one of the most popular programming languages. Each framework comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. As a result, the decision must be made based on the project’s requirements as well as the preferences of the developer.

Python frameworks are divided into three categories: full-stack, micro-framework, and asynchronous. This blog will give you a quick look at the top 10 python frameworks for app development before moving on to the finest Python framework to use for your project.

 

2. Cryptocurrency-The Foundation, Present, and Future

Cryptocurrencies have recently become a very popular and widespread phenomena, as well as a topic of discussion among ‘cyberjunkies.’ Cryptocurrency is also being described as the “future money.”

However, despite its growing popularity, many people in the general are still unaware about cryptocurrencies. So, let’s have a look at this blog to know the foundation, present, and future of Cryptocurrency. Also, why it’s important in today’s world.

3. Why is VueJS with Laravel becoming a popular choice to build applications?

The wonderful thing is that VueJs now comes pre-packaged with Laravel as a backend framework. This means that when you utilize the Laravel platform to build apps, you’ll get a fantastic build tool based on a web pack and Laravel mix.

It enables web application developers to start constructing complicated single-page applications without having to bother about source maps or transpilers, for example. You also don’t have to worry about code packaging or any of the other nasties of modern front-end development.

To learn more about the wonders done by the combination of VueJS and Laravel, don’t forget to read this blog.

4. Tech Stack, You Should Choose For Mobile App Development [A Comprehensive Guide]

For mobile app development, the technological stack refers to the mix of programming languages, software development kits, frameworks, and, in general, any other technologies that contribute to the final output.

Many factors influence the success of your mobile application. Choosing the right technology should be the first thing you do as soon as you decide to create one. Clearly outline your project’s goals, target audience, a list of features your app should have to compete in the market, and ultimately, the tech stack that will be ideal for your app. This blog will be quite beneficial.

5. A Detailed Comparison between JavaScript Libraries and Frameworks

The primary difference between JavaScript libraries and frameworks is that libraries are made up of functions that an application can use to execute a task, whereas frameworks specify how an application is designed.

In other words, rather than the application code calling on the framework, the framework calls on the application code. Of course, libraries are still required for JavaScript developers to complete basic web operations. Even if you’re using a framework, it’s still necessary to have a thorough command of Javascript.

When choosing any JavaScript library or framework, there are a few key questions you might have in your mind.
To answer all those questions, we have curated this blog in the best possible way. Have a look!

 

We Hope These Posts Are Valuable To You

We hope that this post helps you hook up on what you’ve missed, or revisit some things that are more relevant to you now.

A Detailed Comparison between JavaScript Libraries and Frameworks

JavaScript Libraries and Frameworks

Learning technical words can indeed be a pain. There are so many that it’s difficult to come up with clear explanations, and just when you think you’ve worked out what one term means, you’ll hear someone use it in a way you’ve never heard before…

Consider the distinction between JavaScript libraries and JavaScript frameworks. These phrases are frequently interchanged, with people referring to libraries as frameworks and frameworks as libraries. But what exactly do these terms mean? Is there no difference between JS frameworks and libraries? No, not at all. We’re going to break it all down right now.

 

What are JavaScript Libraries?

JavaScript libraries, in general, are collections of prewritten code snippets that can be used (and reused) to execute common JavaScript tasks. JavaScript library code can be plugged in as needed to the rest of your project’s code. You’d paste the relevant jQuery code snippet into your project’s code if you wanted to add an autocomplete feature to a search bar on your site using jQuery (opens in a new tab) (one of the most ubiquitous JS libraries). The jQuery code snippet then fetches the feature from the jQuery library and shows it in the user’s web browser when the user types text into the search box.

 

What are JavaScript Frameworks?

While JavaScript frameworks are a specific tool for on-demand use, JavaScript frameworks are a comprehensive set of tools for shaping and organizing your website or online application. Consider this when trying to create frameworks in the context of JavaScript framework vs library: JavaScript libraries are similar to pieces of furniture that add style and functionality to a home that has already been built. Frameworks, on the other hand, are a blueprint for the construction of the house.

Frameworks give you a structure to build your project around (like a skeleton, scaffolding, or framework). Page templates (supplied by the framework) are used to generate this structure, with certain places set aside for entering framework code (versus the library format, where the developer decides where to implement library code).

 

JavaScript Libraries vs. JavaScript Frameworks

JavaScript Libraries vs. JavaSCript Frameworks
JavaScript Libraries vs. JavaSCript Frameworks

The main distinction between JavaScript libraries and frameworks is that libraries are made up of functions that an application can use to execute a task, whereas frameworks specify how an application is designed. In other words, rather than the other way around, the framework calls on the application code. Of course, libraries are still required for developers to complete fundamental web operations with JavaScript. Even if you’re utilizing a framework, it’s still necessary to have a thorough command of Javascript.

In recent years, the nature of these technologies has shifted. For example, in 2015, jQuery was the most popular JavaScript library. Traditional JavaScript libraries are still relevant today, according to JavaScript Scene, but they are seeing greater competition from JavaScript frameworks like React, Angular, Node.js, and Ember.js.

 

Libraries
  1. A library is a set of reusable functions used by computer programs.
  2. You are in full control when you call a method from a library and the control is then returned.
  3. It’s incorporated seamlessly into existing projects to add functionality that you can access using an API.
  4. They are important in the program linking and binding process.
  5. Example: jQuery is a JavaScript library that simplifies DOM manipulation.
Frameworks
  1. A framework is a piece of code that dictates the architecture of your project and aids in programs.
  2. The code never calls into a framework, instead, the framework calls you.
  3. It cannot be seamlessly incorporated into an existing project. Instead, it can be used when a new project is started.
  4. They provide a standard way to build and deploy applications.
  5. Example: AngularJS is a JavaScript-based framework for dynamic web applications.

 

Top 10 JavaScript Libraries for 2022

 

  •     jQuery
  •     React.js
  •     D3.js
  •     Underscore.js
  •     Lodash
  •     Anime.js
  •     Bideo.js
  •     Chart.js
  •     Cleave.js
  •     Glimmer

 

Top 10 JavaScript Frameworks for 2022

 

  •     AngularJS
  •     BootStrap
  •     Vue.js
  •     Ember.js
  •     Node.js
  •     Backbone.js
  •     Next.js
  •     Mocha
  •     Ionic
  •     Webix

Top 3 JavaScript Frameworks best suited for Mobile app development

Top 3 JavaScript Frameworks
Top 3 JavaScript Frameworks for Mobile app development

 

  • Ionic

The structure of the Ionic framework will be easily understood by developers who are already accustomed to app development. Its hybrid app codebase allows developers to create apps for various platforms, lowering overall development costs and shortening the time it takes for an app to reach the market.

Ionic developers have access to Cordova plugins, which improve the framework’s efficiency and allow developers to broaden its use.

Ionic makes application testing simple by providing four options, allowing developers to select the approach that best meets their needs.

On a desktop, using the WebKit browser, in an iOS or Android emulator, in a mobile browser, or as a native app on the device itself, testing can be done.

 

  • React Native

React Native is an open-source framework for creating cross-platform native apps that were introduced by Facebook in 2015. Developers may create mobile apps that are indistinguishable from native apps written in Objective-C, Swift, or Java utilizing React and Javascript as programming languages.

React Native is a Javascript library for creating UI blocks for web applications that is an extension of React. Declarative programming, virtual DOM, and reusable UI components are just a few of the premium features that set this JS framework apart from the hundreds of other options available for developing mobile apps.

 

  • NativeScript

NativeScript is an open-source framework that allows you to create cross-platform native apps using Angular, Vue.js, TypeScript, or Javascript. It allows web developers to use their existing skills to create native mobile experiences.

NativeScript allows developers to create native mobile apps using Vue CLI, VueX, and other Vue framework features. NativeScript also combines recent Angular full-stack capabilities including router support, code generation, and Angular CLI integration, among others.

 

Top 3 JavaScript Frameworks best suited for web app development

Top 3 JavaScript Frameworks best suited for web app development
JavaScript Frameworks best suited for web app development

 

  • React.js

React is the current leader in the field of JavaScript UI frameworks. Initially, Facebook developers worked on it to make their jobs easier. The Facebook Ads program was developing at a breakneck pace, necessitating complex management and maintenance. As a result, the team began constructing a library to aid in their efficiency. Before 2011, they had a working prototype, and two years later, the library was open-source and open to the public. It is presently used by a number of major corporations, including AirBNB, PayPal, Netflix, and others.

React is built on the concept of reusable components. Simply described, these are code blocks that fall into one of two categories: classes or functions. Each component, such as a logo, a button, or an input box, represents a distinct portion of a page. Props, which stands for properties, are the parameters they employ. When it comes to syntax, most developers think that learning React is simple if you already know JavaScript.

 

  • Angular.js

Angular is a JavaScript framework that is both strong and open-source. This framework is run by Google and is intended for use in the development of Single Page Applications (SPA). This programming framework is well-known for providing the ideal circumstances for combining JavaScript with HTML and CSS. Angular is used by over half a million websites, including google.com, youtube.com, and others.

The support of Google is one of the things that makes it so reliable. It’s also the most used JavaScript UI framework among Google app developers. Angular, like React, has a component-based structure. They can be manipulated, nested, and reused as needed. To develop an Angular application, you’ll need to use TypeScript.

 

  • Vue.js

Vue is a free and open-source JavaScript framework for designing user interfaces. Because Vue is designed to be versatile, it is easy to integrate it into applications that use other JavaScript libraries. Vue is presently used by over 36,000 websites. Vue is used by companies such as Stackoverflow, PlayStation, and others for their UI websites.

Vue.js is also very simple to learn: all you need is a basic understanding of JavaScript and HTML. Vue.js’ official command-line interface is another strength (CLI). It’s basic tooling with a tonne of plugins, presets, quick prototyping, and an interactive project scaffolding tool to speed up development. Components, templates, transitions, and two-way data binding, as well as a responsiveness focus, are some of its characteristics.

 

Which Should You Learn: JavaScript Framework or JavaScript Library?

Which should you learn if you’re new to web development now that you know the difference between a Javascript framework and a library? Experts agree that both JavaScript libraries and frameworks have their place, but libraries are a fantastic place to start for inexperienced developers.

Despite the fact that all libraries and frameworks require a basic understanding of JavaScript, frameworks often require more JS expertise and experience, making the learning curve for libraries a little easier.

And which library should you start with? You could do a lot worse, according to experts, than to start with React JS.

React is a natural initial framework because front-end web or app development (where most web developers start off) is primarily about developing and managing user interfaces. But keep in mind that just because you start with a JavaScript library like React JS or jQuery doesn’t mean you can’t learn JavaScript frameworks later. It will be a lot easier to study more and eventually go on to frameworks like Angular, Vue, or Ember JS once you’ve begun with one library. Learning to code is a journey, but you have to start somewhere.

Top 5 eCommerce platforms for small to mid-sized businesses in 2022

Top 5 eCommerce platforms for small to mid-sized businesses

Before jumping to the top eCommerce platforms for small to mid-sized businesses, it is essential to understand the need and importance of an eCommerce website for a business. 

While many sectors suffered during COVID-19, eCommerce was one such sector that has seen the highest growth and is set to continue well in 2022. Online sales have strengthened like nothing before in the absence of open brick-and-mortar stores.  

For many businesses, the switch to eCommerce has been a setback. Still, it is one that many influential brands have managed to overcome and begin to reap the advantages in terms of revenue. 

Making the transition to the internet is not as easy as it seems for small and medium-sized businesses. With retailers around the country dealing with the financial fallout from the lockdowns, it’s understandable that many small businesses are wondering if it’s worth it.

E-commerce is becoming a more significant element of the retail industry and the economy. Small businesses could consider selling online as a source of money and a method to engage with their customers and build their brand. While brick-and-mortar stores aren’t going away anytime soon, online purchases are becoming an increasingly important component of how we shop around the world.

The entry of Small Businesses into the realm of eCommerce

Many small business owners simply dabbled in digital commerce at first, but the situation has steadily evolved. The relevance of eCommerce has been recognized by small enterprises. They understand that, while internet shopping has many advantages for consumers, it also has many advantages for merchants.

This is precisely why, in addition to having a physical storefront, many small businesses are now operating their online stores. eCommerce websites offer a wide range of advantages to small enterprises. The most important are listed below.

What are the benefits of eCommerce to small businesses?

     1. Low Operational Costs

     2. Increased Revenue

     3. Greater Customer Acquisition

     4. Social Recommendation

     5. Customer Buying Analytics

     6. Online Presence

     7. Full advantage of Customer Advocacy

     8. Larger Marketing ROI

Top 5 eCommerce platforms for small to mid-sized businesses

Top 5 eCommerce platforms

 

Shopify

Shopify is one of the most popular and widely used eCommerce systems for enterprises. For small enterprises, it is one of the best eCommerce website builders. This website builder’s user interface is extremely user-friendly. You don’t need any IT or coding skills to set up your store. Many businesses like Shopify because it allows them to create a high-quality, customizable store without having to learn how to code or design. Shopify is a platform that caters to both small and large eCommerce enterprises. If your little business grows and expands beyond a small business, you won’t have to worry about moving platforms. You can upgrade to a plan that is better suited to larger businesses. When it comes to design, you have hundreds of themes to choose from. Shopify has a wide range of themes to suit a wide range of enterprises. If your little business grows and expands beyond a small business, you won’t have to worry about moving platforms. The nice part is that all of these solutions are mobile-friendly. Thanks to responsive design, your website will adapt to whichever device a visitor is using. Regardless of the style you choose, you won’t have to worry about customizing your website for mobile consumers. If you run into any problems when building your site, Shopify’s customer service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you. You can contact them if you have any questions, complaints, or need help managing features on your website. When it comes to the financial side of your website, there are no transaction fees if customers buy things from it. Shopify also provides fraud detection services to keep customers safe. Overall, Shopify is a great choice if you’re searching for a user-friendly website builder that’s also simple to customize. Optimizing your website for search engine (SEO) is very straightforward with the help of a Shopify SEO expert.  

WooCommerce

If you want to host a blog for your business, WordPress is a good option. WordPress may also be used to create an online store for your small business. You may easily develop a working website for an eCommerce business using the WooCommerce plugin. WooCommerce enables you to build a completely customizable website for your company. It’s an open-source eCommerce plugin that allows you to integrate eCommerce into your website. This plugin has gone viral among small businesses that already use WordPress. WooCommerce allows you to add eCommerce features to your website. You make it simple for customers to browse and buy your stuff. It’s an extremely user-friendly plugin that you may use to quickly build a website. When you invest in WooCommerce for WordPress, you gain access to a large developer community that will assist you in creating the ideal website for your company.  

BigCommerce

BigCommerce is another amazing eCommerce platform. This platform is great for creating eCommerce websites for both small and large organizations. BigCommerce provides a comprehensive range of eCommerce tools to assist you in the development of your website. You can also include social media on your website and sell your products there. BigCommerce makes it simple to expand your business and sell your products on other platforms. Using your BigCommerce site, you may create stores on other sites like Amazon and eBay. It’s an excellent method to broaden your company’s reach while maintaining consistent brand identity across platforms. BigCommerce, like Shopify, provides 24/7 customer assistance for all of your needs. You can enlist their assistance in the creation of your website. BigCommerce can also help you handle your payments and shipping. It’s a versatile platform that makes it simple to construct and maintain your website.  

Magento

Fast-growing small and medium businesses can benefit from Magento’s many useful and interesting features. By permitting multi-address delivery and a forum that nearly answers everything about them, the versatile and powerful eCommerce platform makes online purchasing simple and economical. Magento includes templates, widgets, and add-ons, allowing for a wide range of customization options. This open-source platform, on the other hand, is perfect for business owners who have immediate technical experience. It necessitates a great deal of coding, designing, and setup, all of which are not user-friendly and may lead non-technically knowledgeable business owners to engage a specialist to handle such chores.  

Wix eCommerce

Wix eCommerce is a wonderful alternative if you have a minimal product assortment. Small businesses with less than 50 distinct goods can use this platform to construct attractive websites. Creating a good website is simple and straightforward. A drag-and-drop theme is used to build up Wix eCommerce. You have the freedom to add and delete features as you see suitable for your company. This makes creating your own unique storefront a breeze. Wix eCommerce, like other website builders, offers a variety of attractive website themes. To build a website with Wix eCommerce, you don’t need a lot of design experience. To use Wix, you don’t need to know how to code. It’s simple to create your own website using Wix Code, even if you don’t know how to code. Wix eCommerce is an excellent alternative to help you design your website if you’re a small business with a limited product selection.  

Top 5 eCommerce platforms feature comparison

Comparison between eCommerce platforms

Conclusion:

An eCommerce platform helps small and medium enterprises earn revenues and create credibility by doing more than just making websites more attractive with interactive functions that highlight products. It also enables businesses to deliver product information and real-time updates while they operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. eCommerce platforms also assist firms in managing their earnings, keeping track of their inventories, expanding their growth, and improving their market position.

Small and medium business owners can use e-commerce platforms to reach a wider spectrum of customers, gain access to larger marketplaces, and stay competitive as they extend their global sales.

What is Web 3.0 and How it is going to change the future of the Internet

The rise of blockchain-based technologies such as cryptocurrency, NFTs, metaverse, blockchain, and distributed ledger technology, among others, is being heralded as the dawn of a new era of the internet — a more transparent and open version of the internet controlled by users rather than tech behemoths like Google and Facebook.

Some experts believe that the decentralized Web, also known as Web 3.0, would improve the digital world’s transparency and democratization. Web 3.0 has the potential to establish a decentralized digital economy in which users own and control all aspects of their online identity. Some believe it will put an end to existing centralized systems that promote data exploitation and privacy violations.

The concepts and disagreements that led to Web 3.0

The concepts and disagreements that led to Web 3.0

Tim Berners-Lee coined the term “Semantic Web” in 1999 to describe an advanced version of the present internet that would be mostly controlled by “intelligent agents,” or machines that could interpret content in a human-like manner. In the May 2001 Scientific American article “The Semantic Web,” Berners-Lee and colleagues described this idea as “an extension of the current web in which information is given well-defined meaning, better-enabling computers and people to work in cooperation.

Recent developments suggest that Web 3.0 will not be exactly like Tim Berners-proposed Lee’s Semantic Web, but it will be a step toward open, trustless, and permissionless networks.

Berners-Lee envisioned the World Wide Web as an open information center, a universal area that is not controlled by a central authority and can be accessed by anybody without permission when he created it. Some experts believe that Web 3.0 represents a return to Tim Berners-original Lee’s internet concept.

The World Wide Web has been around for more than 30 years, and over that period, the internet has gone through several stages of development. There is no textbook definition of Web 3.0. By going through these stages, you can get a sense of how Web 3.0 may alter the online experience in the future.

Web 1.0- The read-only age of the Internet

This was the very first version of the internet, which was created in 1989. The early Internet was mostly made up of web pages connected by hyperlinks. It was also known as the “read-only” web since it was not interactive in any way, and much of the user input was done offline. Individual web pages were static pages that were housed on internet service providers’ web servers. Web 1.0 was largely used to read about things, obtain updates, and use linear text chat. Running commercials were, maybe unexpectedly, prohibited.

Web 2.0- Changing phase of the Internet

Around 1999, Web 2.0 arose as a result of the rise of social media platforms, digital advertising, blogging, and other services that allowed users to engage with the internet. Web 2.0 refers to a shift in how people use the internet rather than any specific technical enhancements. The internet has evolved from a read-only platform to a platform for content creation and interactive experiences.

The iPhone’s introduction in 2007 popularized mobile internet connectivity, allowing us to stay connected at all times. Web 2.0, on the other hand, meant that in addition to allowing us to add information to the web, it also allowed the web to collect data from us. It can track our locations, purchasing patterns, financial activities, and so on.

There is no doubt that the internet has become more useful, engaging, and integral to our lives in this period, but this has also resulted in the web’s centralization.

It has ushered in new ways of organizing and communicating with others, as well as increased collaboration. However, it has created new chances for online stalking, cyberbullying, doxing, disseminating false information, identity theft, and other forms of online harassment.

Some attribute this to the fact that Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook control the majority of the internet services we use today. Users have no influence over how their data is used, and there have been numerous charges that these multibillion-dollar corporations deceive users, profit from their data, and constitute a serious threat to democracy and freedom of speech.

Several stories have surfaced about Amazon’s overly aggressive business practices, Facebook’s privacy infractions, and Google’s artificial intelligence use, all of which raise serious safety concerns about Web 2.0.

This is also why many blockchain technology experts regard Web 3.0 as a safer and much-needed internet version.

Web 3.0- The future of the Internet

In 2006, Web 3.0 was invented by John Markoff, a reporter for The New York Times. In many ways, Web 3.0 is a return to Berners-original Lee’s Semantic Web concept, in which no central authority approval is required and no central controlling node exists.

 

Here are a few characteristics of Web 3.0:
  • Verifiable
  • Trustless
  • Self-governing
  • Permissionless
  • Distributed and robust
  • Stateful
  • Native built-in payments

Web 3.0 will be built on new sorts of technological innovation, such as edge computing, decentralized data networks, blockchain, and artificial intelligence, as opposed to Web 2.0, which was driven by breakthroughs in mobile internet, social networks, and cloud computing.

Though we have yet to see a complete transition to Web 3.0, tech experts and blockchain aficionados have been making some optimistic predictions about how the internet might appear in the future.

Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 Standards:

Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0

When it comes to the advanced stages of the internet, the development phase of Web 3.0, which is aided by artificial intelligence, has enabled technology to deliver detailed information to people engaged in daily activities. In a real-life context, search engine optimization and new order probability provide clarity of information about the query.

Web 3.0 takes a realistic approach to dynamic performance, focusing on predicting answers based on user priority. As gadgets such as smartphones and autos are increasingly connected to the internet, an executable 3.0 engages dynamic content and conducts machine interaction. Web 2.0, on the other hand, encourages data exchange.

Compare Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0

Web 2.0
  1. The document Web
  2. The social Web
  3. User-Generated Content (UGC)
  4. Controversial
  5. Writable phrase of the WWW
  6. Uses the read-write web
  7. Uses the read-write web
  8. Google keyword search is used to find information
  9. Uses blogs, web applications, rich media, and viral media
  10. Focuses on Communities
  11. Uses online knowledge community that entails people tagging of content and its categorization
  12. Facilitates interaction between web users and sites
  13. Abundance of information
  14. Sharing Content
  15. The key technologies developed during this stage of the Web include are Blogs (Blogger); Wikis (Wikipedia); Social Bookmarking (del.icio.us); Social Networks (Facebook, MySpace); Instant Messaging (Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM); Mash-ups; Auction Websites (eBay); and Professional Networking (Linked-in, Plaxo).
Web 3.0
  1. The document Web
  2. The social Web
  3. User-Generated Content (UGC)
  4. Controversial
  5. Writable phrase of the WWW
  6. Uses the read-write web
  7. Uses the read-write web
  8. Databases with metadata are used to find information
  9. Uses drag and drop mashups and widgets
  10. Focuses on Individuals
  11. Uses content management systems along with artificial intelligence
  12. Interprets information like humans and wisely produce and distribute useful content customized to the requirements of users
  13. Control of information
  14. Consolidating Dynamic Content
  15. The key technologies developed during this stage of the Web include Ontologies (YAGO, DBPedia); Semantic Searching; Thesauri and Taxonomies; Personal Intelligent Digital Assistants; and Knowledge Bases.

 

Why is web 3.0 said to be the future of the Internet?

Web 3.0 is a semantic web system that, according to Tim Berners-Lee, will act as a self-governing, intelligent, and open Internet.

By collecting data in an encrypted format and structuring it in a decentralized manner, Web 3.0 enables cutting-edge privacy. Making the Internet open to anyone while still keeping it private proved to be a huge leap.

Web 3.0 is a bizarre mix of ubiquity, semantic web, artificial intelligence, big data, and blockchain that aims to decentralize the internet and give consumers more control.

Web 3.0, to be specific, is developing a true democracy in the virtual world.

The Internet’s futuristic interaction is yet uncertain since it signifies enormous power and practical use that will radically expand over time.

What is NFT Domain?

NFT Domains NFT

NFT Domains are new web extensions (like.com or.info) introduced on public blockchains as smart contracts.

NFT Domains, like bitcoin, are stored in the owner’s wallet and cannot be taken away by a third party. You only have to pay once, and the domain is yours for life, with no renewal fees.

One of the most significant elements of an NFT Domain is self-custody. This is how your domain becomes decentralized, and how you have ultimate control over it!

A self-custody option is conceivable since your domain is a blockchain asset that may be stored in your wallet like a cryptocurrency. This custodial approach bestows “superpowers” on your NFT Domain that ordinary domains lack.

What is the relationship between web 3.0, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies?

What is the relationship between web 3.0, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies?

Relationship between web 3.0, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies

Web 3.0 will be based on a decentralized system, such as a blockchain, to ensure the highest levels of security, privacy, and openness.

To effortlessly automate, grow, integrate, and function over the Internet, the future web 3.0 will build encrypted links with decentralized applications, artificial intelligence, non-fungible tokens, and cryptocurrencies.

Peer-to-peer systems will flourish, and governments will encourage transactions via NFTs and cryptocurrencies in order to advance toward a decentralized economy.

Summing up

It’s unclear how long it’ll take to get to a fully functional Web 3.0. We have no idea when all websites will provide semantic data to aid the Web 3.0 search engine. But one thing is certain: Web 3.0 will transform our online life, making it easier and more comfortable to search for anything while keeping our personal information safe. In this article, if you have any questions regarding Web2.0 vs Web3.0 or any development needs, get in touch with our team now!