How to Create a Custom Authentication Guard in Laravel

In this article, we’re going to cover the authentication system in the Laravel framework. The main aim of this article is to create a custom authentication guard by extending the core authentication system.

Laravel provides a very solid authentication system in the core that makes the implementation of basic authentication a breeze. In fact, you just need to run a couple of artisan commands to set up the scaffolding of an authentication system.

Moreover, the system itself is designed in such a way that you could extend it and plug in your custom authentication adapters as well. That’s what we’ll discuss in detail throughout this article. Before we go ahead and dive into the implementation of the custom authentication guard, we’ll start with a discussion of the basic elements in the Laravel authentication system—guards and providers.

The Laravel authentication system is made up of two elements at its core—guards and providers.

You could think of a guard as a way of supplying the logic that’s used to identify the authenticated users. In the core, Laravel provides different guards like session and token. The session guard maintains the state of the user in each request by cookies, and on the other hand the token guard authenticates the user by checking a valid token in every request.

So, as you can see, the guard defines the logic of authentication, and it’s not necessary that it always deals with that by retrieving valid credentials from the back end. You may implement a guard that simply checks the presence of a specific thing in request headers and authenticates users based on that.

Later in this article, we’ll implement a guard that checks certain JSON parameters in request headers and retrieves the valid user from the MongoDB back end.

If the guard defines the logic of authentication, the authentication provider is responsible for retrieving the user from the back-end storage. If the guard requires that the user must be validated against the back-end storage then the implementation of retrieving the user goes into the authentication provider.

Laravel ships with two default authentication providers—Database and Eloquent. The Database authentication provider deals with the straightforward retrieval of the user credentials from the back-end storage, while Eloquent provides an abstraction layer that does the needful.

In our example, we’ll implement a MongoDB authentication provider that fetches the user credentials from the MongoDB back end.

So that was a basic introduction to guards and providers in the Laravel authentication system. From the next section onwards, we’ll focus on the development of the custom authentication guard and provider!

Let’s have a quick look at the list of files that we’ll implement throughout the course of this article.

  • config/auth.php: It’s the authentication configuration file in which we’ll add an entry of our custom guard.
  • config/mongo.php: It’s the file that holds the MongoDB configuration.
  • app/Services/Contracts/NosqlServiceInterface.php: It’s an interface that our custom Mongo database class implements.
  • app/Database/MongoDatabase.php: It’s a main database class that interacts with MongoDB.
  • app/Models/Auth/User.php: It’s the User model class that implements the Authenticable contract.
  • app/Extensions/MongoUserProvider.php: It’s an implementation of the authentication provider.
  • app/Services/Auth/JsonGuard.php: It’s an implementation of the authentication guard driver.
  • app/Providers/AuthServiceProvider.php: This is an existing file that we’ll use to add our service container bindings.
  • app/Http/Controllers/MongoController.php: It’s a demo controller file that we’ll implement to test our custom guard.

Don’t worry if the list of the files doesn’t make much sense yet as we’ll discuss everything in detail as we go through it.

In this section, we’ll go through the implementation of the required files.

The first thing that we need to do is to inform Laravel about our custom guard. Go ahead and enter the custom guard details in the config/auth.php file as shown.

As you can see, we’ve added our custom guard under the custom key.

Next, we need to add an associated provider entry in the providers section.

We’ve added our provider entry under the mongo key.

Finally, let’s change the default authentication guard from web to custom.

Of course, it won’t work yet, as we’ve not implemented the necessary files yet. And that’s what we’ll discuss in the next couple of sections.

In this section, we’ll implement the necessary files that talk to the underlying MongoDB instance.

Let’s first create a configuration file config/mongo.php that holds the default MongoDB connection settings.

Of course, you need to change the placeholder values as per your settings.

Instead of directly creating a class that interacts with MongoDB, we’ll create an interface in the first place.

The benefit of creating an interface is that it provides a contract that a developer must adhere to while implementing it. Also, our implementation of MongoDB could be easily swapped with another NoSQL implementation if needed.

Go ahead and create an interface file app/Services/Contracts/NosqlServiceInterface.php with the following contents.

It’s a pretty simple interface that declares the basic CRUD methods that a class must define that implements this interface.

Now, let’s define an actual class at app/Database/MongoDatabase.php.

Of course, I assume that you’ve installed MongoDB and the corresponding MongoDB PHP extension.

The __construct method instantiates the MongoClient class with the necessary parameters. The other important method we’re interested in is the find method, which retrieves the record based on the criteria provided as method arguments.

So that was the implementation of the MongoDB driver, and I tried to keep it as simple as possible.

Adhering to the standards of the authentication system, we need to implement the User model that must implement the Illuminate\Contracts\Auth\Authenticatable contract.

Go ahead and create a file app/Models/Auth/User.php with the following contents.

You should have already noticed that App\Models\Auth\User implements the Illuminate\Contracts\Auth\Authenticatable contract.

Most of the methods implemented in our class are self-explanatory. Having said that, we’ve defined the fetchUserByCredentials method, which retrieves the user from the available back end. In our case, it’ll be a MongoDatabase class that’ll be called to retrieve the necessary information.

So that’s the implementation of the User model.

As we discussed earlier, the Laravel authentication system consists of two elements—guards and providers.

In this section, we’ll create an authentication provider that deals with the user retrieval from the back end.

Go ahead and create a file app/Extensions/MongoUserProvider.php as shown below.

Again, you need to make sure that the custom provider must implement the Illuminate\Contracts\Auth\UserProvider contract.

Moving ahead, it defines two important methods—retrieveByCredentials and validateCredentials.

The retrieveByCredentials method is used to retrieve the user credentials using the User model class that was discussed in the earlier section. On the other hand, the validateCredentials method is used to validate a user against the given set of credentials.

And that was the implementation of our custom authentication provider. In the next section, we’ll go ahead and create a guard that interacts with the MongoUserProvider authentication provider.

As we discussed earlier, the guard in the Laravel authentication system provisions how the user is authenticated. In our case, we’ll check the presence of the jsondata request parameter that should contain the JSON-encoded string of the credentials.

In this section, we’ll create a guard that interacts with the authentication provider that was just created in the last section.

Go ahead and create a file app/Services/Auth/JsonGuard.php with the following contents.

First of all, our class needs to implement the Illuminate\Contracts\Auth\Guardinterface. Thus, we need to define all the methods declared in that interface.

The important thing to note here is that the __construct function requires an implementation of Illuminate\Contracts\Auth\UserProvider. In our case, we’ll pass an instance of App\Extensions\MongoUserProvider, as we’ll see in the later section.

Next, there’s a function getJsonParams that retrieves the user credentials from the request parameter named jsondata. As it’s expected that we’ll receive a JSON encoded string of the user credentials, we’ve used the json_decodefunction to decode the JSON data.

In the validate function, the first thing we check is the existence of the $credentials argument. If it’s not present, we’ll call the getJsonParams method to retrieve user credentials from the request parameters.

Next, we call the retrieveByCredentials method of the MongoUserProviderprovider that retrieves the user from the MongoDB database back end. Finally, it’s the validateCredentials method of the MongoUserProvider provider that checks the validity of the User.

So that was the implementation of our custom guard. The next section describes how to stitch these pieces together to form a successful authentication system.

So far, we’ve developed all the elements of the custom authentication guard that should provide us a new authentication system. However, it won’t work out of the box as we need to register it in the first place using the Laravel service container bindings.

As you should already know, the Laravel service provider is the right place to implement the necessary bindings.

Go ahead and open the file app/Providers/AuthServiceProvider.php that allows us to add authentication service container bindings. If it doesn’t contain any custom changes, you could just replace it with the following contents.

Let’s go through the boot method that contains most of the provider bindings.

To start with, we’ll create bindings for the App\Database\MongoDatabase and App\Models\Auth\User elements.

It’s been a while that we’ve been talking about provider and guard, and it’s time to plug our custom guard into the Laravel authentication system.

We’ve used the provider method of the Auth Facade to add our custom authentication provider under the key mongo. Recall that the key reflects the settings that were added earlier in the auth.php file.

In a similar way, we’ll inject our custom guard implementation using the extend method of the Auth facade.

Next, there’s a register method that we’ve used to bind the App\Services\Contracts\NosqlServiceInterface interface to the App\Database\MongoDatabase implementation.

So whenever there’s a need to resolve the App\Services\Contracts\NosqlServiceInterface dependency, Laravel responds with the implementation of the App\Database\MongoDatabase adapter.

The benefit of using this approach is that one could easily swap the given implementation with a custom implementation. For example, let’s say someone would like to replace the App\Database\MongoDatabaseimplementation with the CouchDB adapter in future. In that case, they just need to add the corresponding binding in the register method.

So that was the service provider at your disposal. At this moment, we have everything that is required to test our custom guard implementation, so the next and concluding section is all about that.

Does It Work?

You’ve done all the hard work setting up your first custom authentication guard, and now it’s time to reap the benefits as we’ll go ahead and give it a try.

Let’s quickly implement a pretty basic controller file app/Http/Controllers/MongoController.php as shown below.

Take a close look at the dependency of the login method, which requires the implementation of the Illuminate\Contracts\Auth\Guard guard. Since we’ve set the custom guard as the default guard in the auth.php file, it’s the App\Services\Auth\JsonGuard that’ll be injected actually!

Next, we’ve called the validate method of the App\Services\Auth\JsonGuardclass, which in turn initiates a series of method calls:

  • It calls the retrieveByCredentials method of the App\Extensions\MongoUserProvider class.
  • The retrieveByCredentials method calls the fetchUserByCredentialsmethod of the User App\Models\Auth\User class.
  • The fetchUserByCredentials method calls the find method of the App\Database\MongoDatabase to retrieve the user credentials.
  • Finally, the find method of the App\Database\MongoDatabase returns the response!

If everything works as expected, we should get an authenticated user by calling the user method of our guard.

To access the controller, you should add an associated route in the routes/web.php file.

Try accessing the URL http://your-laravel-site/custom/mongo/login without passing any parameters and you should see a “not authorized” message.

On the other hand, try something like http://your-laravel-site/custom/mongo/login?jsondata={“username”:”admin”,”password”:”admin”}and that should return a success message if the user is present in your database.

Please note that this is just for example purposes, to demonstrate how the custom guard works. You should implement a foolproof solution for a feature like login. In fact, I’ve just provided an insight into the authentication flow; you’re responsible for building a robust and secure solution for your application.

That ends our journey today, and hopefully I’ll be back with more useful stuff. If you want me to write on any specific topics, don’t forget to drop me a line!

The Laravel framework provides a solid authentication system in the core that could be extended if you want to implement a custom one. That was the topic of today’s article to implement a custom guard and plug it in to the Laravel authentication workflow.

In the course of that, we went ahead and developed a system that authenticates the user based on the JSON payload in the request and matches it with the MongoDB database. And to achieve that, we ended up creating a custom guard and a custom provider implementation.

I hope the exercise has provided you an insight into the Laravel authentication flow, and you should now feel more confident about its inner workings.

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10 Reasons to Begin a Graphic Design Career

If you’re feeling stuck in your current job and looking to make a career change, you’ve come to the right place.

Like you, most of Shillington’s prospective students are considering their next career move. Having always dreamed of a graphic design career, and inspired by our creative approach, these individuals enroll in our program, learn a wide-range of skills, build impressive graphic design portfolios, and graduate in as little as three months with enough knowledge and experience to land a creative career.

If you’re ready to make the switch but would like a little more information about whether a career in design is for you, consider the following 10 reasons to become a graphic designer.

1. Learning will be a daily thing

learning is a daily component of a graphic design career

When you’re a graphic designer, your work will never stop evolving or improving. There will always be new challenges to overcome. New problems to solve. It’s a never-ending whirlwind of discovery and invention. You’ll make mistakes. We all do.

If you’re still not convinced, take inspiration from Paula Scher who eloquently once said: “It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.”

2. Design will always be in demand

humans are still in demand for graphic design careers

In the age of automation, when we’re constantly being told that our jobs will one day be taken over by robots, you can be rest assured that graphic design will always require human thinking and creativity. It’s an essential cog in the world of work; one that is required for any brand or business.

From simple business cards and printed materials, to packaged goods, websites and advertisements—it’s unstoppable. Visual communication will live on, and it takes a designer to imagine all its possibilities.

3. Design opens up so many different career paths

graphic design career path

You’ll be able to add value to any workplace, not just a design studio. Design is something that no business can live without. If an agency isn’t quite for you, perhaps you might want to venture into editorial design and work for a major publisher? Or join an internal team at one of the world’s biggest sports brands? Your creative career path is open to so many exciting routes.

4. Designing will boost your problem-solving skills

problem solving is a part of your graphic design career

Creativity is crucial for any business. Steve Jobs of Apple once said: “It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough. It’s technology married with the liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields the results that make our hearts sing.”

It’s for this reason that a graphic design career will enhance your problem-solving skills—not just because you’re overcoming common issues for clients; but because you’re encouraged to consider the bigger picture. What will your design solve? How will it add value? How will it achieve a brand’s goals? Design will boost more skills than you realise.

5. You’ll enjoy working as part of a team

you will enjoy teamwork in a graphic design career

Graphic designers are rarely alone; they’re often part of a creative team or working closely with the client, collaborating to come up with the best possible solution. You’re likely to get to know PR professionals, copywriters, marketers, advertisers… you’ll probably work with senior management and be expected to consult with company directors.

Your role will rely on many business relationships; the knock-on benefits of which will only boost your skills and experience—especially your ability to effectively deal with different personalities.

6. There’s (usually) no need for a suit and tie

graphic design career allows casual dress

Hate stiff white shirts and uncomfortable blazers? Relax. Graphic design is hands on career for creative minds and designers tend to have more relaxed work attire these days. T-shirts, jeans and trainers are practically the uniform. You can’t be creative when your arms struggle to move in a formal business suit. Clients won’t mind either. It’s widely accepted that designers dress a certain way, and that’s alright with us too.

7. Your graphic design career path is unpredictable

a graphic design career can be unpredictable

Think you’re just going to follow the herd? A graphic design career can take you to places you never thought possible. You could secure a job at a studio on the other side of the planet, or find that your employment means lots of travel to far flung places. You might even go solo and launch your own studio someday. The possibilities really are endless.

8. You could see your work in lights

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How would you feel if you spotted your work on a billboard? Or in a magazine? The sense of job satisfaction can be overwhelming. It’s your creativity up in lights, for everyone to see. Nothing beats the feeling of contributing to something that you know will inspire many people.

9. You’ll change the way you see the world

inspiration is all around with a graphic design career

When you walk down the street as a graphic designer, you’ll see things in a completely new light. It’s because your job will become your life. You’ll find inspiration in everything you see and do, saving ideas for your next project. Design brings a new perspective, and encourages you to get out there and discover new things. From art galleries and architecture to clothing and accessories—your life will be full of creative wonder.

10. You’ll never stop being inspired

with a graphic design career inspiration is all around

Once you’ve mastered something in a job, things can get boring quickly. That’s not necessarily the same for graphic designers. So, whether you’re changing careers at 40 or just getting started at 50, a career in design will always leave you feeling inspired. Trends will develop and change, keeping you well and truly on your toes from one day to the next. You’ll never know what’s around the corner. And for a career choice, that has to be the most inspirational.

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Andrew Hanks is Digital Marketing Expert working for 9series Solutions which is well known for Graphic Design Company in India.He believes in responsive website design and user friendly website help to generate lead.

Why MEAN Stack for your next WebApp

In today’s dynamic world, churning out rapid application prototypes with super-flexible design which adapts to volatile specifications is the key business requirement. This necessitates a software stack which gives the required freedom and power to the developer to assume a flexible, locally owned schema, in-built support for end to end testability and harness the ever growing open source repository of re-usable plugins for speedy iterations. MEAN stack has proven to be an attractive choice to fulfil the above requirements.

MEAN (MongoDB, Express, Angular & Node.js) is an open source JavaScript bundle for web-applications consisting of following components which can very well be used independently:

MongoDB – a schema-less (document-oriented) NoSQL database

Express.js – a server-side JavaScript framework running on top of Node.js

Angular – a browser-independent MVC JavaScript UI framework

Node.js – a server-side JavaScript runtime based upon Google’s V8 JavaScript engine

Traditionally, the developer had to learn and master different programming languages for multiple layers.

Just for example, to develop a Java-based application it is necessary to have a good grasp of JavaScript for front-end validation, Java for server-side logic as well as good knowledge of XML and SQL.

With the MEAN stack, the story is completely different.

All you need to know and master is the JavaScript (ECMAScript) language for all the components from the presentation layer (Angular) to the database (MongoDB). \

With such an isomorphic programming style, not only there are significant productivity gains but better performance as well since the data transfer among the application layers takes place in the form of JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) format.

This greatly reduces the usual overhead and complexity associated with conversion between HTTP, JavaScript, Java, XML and SQL as the data flows between the layers in either directions.

Advantages of using MEAN Stack :
Large pool of JavaScript developers:
Java developers have always been at a premium for enterprise development. With the Web revolution, there was a large untapped pool of JavaScript developers out there to be leveraged for full-fledged Enterprise application development.

Young developers love the inherent freedom and flexibility of JavaScript (no compilation, no type declarations and no restrictive Object oriented programming principles to master before jumping in to write any code!) which meant a lower barrier to entry for new developers.

Declarative UX and testability: Over the last few years, Angular emerged as a clear winner among the plethora of confusing JavaScript UI libraries with its promise of code-less browser-independence, natural blending with HTML to adapt it for application development, two-way binding and finally, a clean separation of presentation from UI logic.

To tame the uber-flexible dynamic language and bring predictability to the output, open source BDD-style unit testing tools like Jasmine, task runners like Karma came handy.

Cloud-hosted continuous-integration services like CircleCI make life easier.

Easier debugging and code-reuse: When you have a single language to work with across layers, it becomes easier to trace the execution thread, watch how the data gets manipulated and debug the flow with a consistent set of free open-source tools.

Libraries developed once can be seamlessly reused for front-end as well as back-end resulting in significant boost to productivity. The thriving npm.js repository for every imaginable task in hand is the proof of the pudding.

Scalability: Node.js’s underlying V8 JavaScript engine by Google is known to utilize server resources efficiently due to its non-conventional single-threaded execution model, which is a notable departure from the classic Java (and C#.NET) multi-threaded way of handling concurrent execution, synchronization, locks etc.

Node.js provides testable concurrency without the headaches and uncertainty of multi-threading/cron jobs. First, the I/O based event loop architecture and C++ core modules deal with thousands of requests with ultra-frugal utilization of CPU and memory unlike a JVM.

In addition to that, the dynamic load can be handled by leveraging the Cloud’s natural horizontal elastic scaling capability by launching additional instances on the fly. Finally, MongoDB’s cloud-ready replication and sharding features boost the performance with great availability.

Variations of the MEAN Stack
Since the term MEAN was first coined by Valeri Karpov (a MongoDB engineer) in 2013, it has gained significant popularity in Enterprise world for serious business application development.

However, after the initial excitement established the concept that such a new combination can finally give a serious competition to the Java based well-established behemoths, it was natural that developers and organizations began customizing the stack make-your-pizza style as they preferred different components for various layers in the originally proposed MEAN stack such as,

1. MERN – Replacing Angular with React.js

While Angular.js was great framework of its kind, it had a steep learning curve, lacked good support for mobile web apps.

Google – the creators of Angular.js, fixed these issues to a great extent with an all-new 2.0 version named just Angular (latest stable is 4.0 at the time of this writing).

Facebook in the meantime released its JavaScript library called React.js which is not a full-fledged framework, allowed the flexibility to mix-and-match third party libraries like Backbone.js and promoted an event-driven “reactive” style of programming and a virtual server-side DOM (Document Object Model).

Since then, Angular has tried to keep up the race with improvement over the original design but the MERN stack has now grown as an interesting alternative.

2. MHAN – Replacing Express.js with Hapi.js

While Express.js is a good lightweight framework handling client-requests efficiently providing good performance rivalled only by raw-http processing, it still has some limitations, which can be a concern for Enterprise-grade projects.

For this reason, Walmart Labs developed another open-source alternative called Hapi.js which provides some features like better error handling, modularity, clean separation of configuration from request handling, great plugin system, built-in support for popular authentication/authorization schemes and greater abstraction from the http model.

Future of traditional stacks (Java, .NET, Python, Groovy and LAMP)

The MEAN stack (and its variations mentioned above) is set to give a tough fight to the traditional Java/.NET stacks when it comes to creating fresh apps with their own schemas.

The old stacks are here to stay for a long time due to years of investment and working functionality that nobody wants to rewrite in a flexible new language.

Also, extending the functionality in those projects is still a big task which is best handled in the same language. That’s why we see a sudden rise in popularity of Java-based micro-services stacks such as SpringBoot from Pivotal.

However, the same can’t be spoken about other competing stacks like Python (with Django, Flask etc). It may continue to exist but may not take over the game completely beyond their niche, simply because there is no competition to JavaScript in the browser, which gives the MEAN stack an unfair advantage over beautifully simple and powerful server-side languages like Python/Groovy and even Scala.

What happens to LAMP Stack

The hugely popular LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySql, PHP) stack which is often compared with MEAN isn’t likely to get the lime-light once again.

While Linux will continue to thrive, no doubt as an OS, developers are going away from MySql since the takeover by Oracle. There is a trend of migration to MariaDB (open-source community fork of MySQL) or PostgresSQL.

PHP never was a clean way to separate UI from logic and the long-time king of web-server – the Apache Httpd is getting serious competition from the likes of LiteSpeed and Nginx when it comes to ease of configuration and performance.

Overall, while LAMP web applications will continue to be maintained for quite some time, for new projects it seems it may not be the attractive choice any longer as highlighted in recent InfoWorld article with detailed reasoning.

Conclusion:

MEAN is likely to stay here as a popular full-stack development option, especially for spinning out quick, loosely coupled web apps and ReST (Representational State Transfer) based API services.

However, it was built with the assumption of availability of abundant good quality JavaScript developers. Though it largely holds true for open-source community.

Adopting such as stack is still awkward for existing Enterprise application developers who are still in deep love with their Java/.NET world of pure OOPs paradigms. But Microsoft has come to rescue with a familiar “OOP simulating” TypeScript language (a typed superset of JavaScript that “trans-piles” to plain JavaScript), it still pays to be good at pure JavaScript (ES6) and get comfortable with its features. Organizations who invest in reskilling the old developers for acquiring strong JavaScript skills will surely reap the benefits in near future.

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Andrew Hanks is working for 9series Solutions as a Digital Marketing Expert. He is passionate about sharing updates on MEAN Development services and JS (JavaScript).

MongoDB Developers Boilerplate Overview

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What is MongoDB?

MongoDB is an open source database system. Developed and supported by 10gen, it is the most popular NoSQL database management system. MongoDB is document oriented, based on NoSQL and supports document management, modification, and real-time processing and analysis on a large scale basis. Today, MongoDB is used by well-known brands like eBay, MetLife, Telefónica, Foursquare, MTV Networks and the UK Government.

Where it works?

MongoDB is the go-to solution for platforms where large volumes of data are required to process high performance. MongoDB is good at handling complex and heterogeneous data to model in a relational schema and perform real-time analytics.

MongoDB is particularly well suited for the following:

  • Big Data Analytics, High Traffic Apps
  • Social Network Applications
  • Event Logging Application
  • Content Management Systems
  • E-Commerce Applications
  • Gaming Applications
  • Real-time Analytics
  • High Volume Problems
  • Document Management Systems
  • Mobile Applications
  • Website Operational Data Store
  • Document Oriented Systems

Salient features of MongoDB

  • Scalable: MongoDB presents a scalable platform by enabling addition of replicas which in turn adds read capacity. It also supports management of database as it expands with content and visitors.
  • Consistent across platforms: MongoDB code is centralised and hence, provides a consistent experience across platforms.
  • Easy to search: With MongoDB query language and indexing support, users can perform search, sort, and filtering functions from diverse formats of content easily
  • Fast Performance and Update: MongoDB powers addition of user created content, tags, and comments to the database immediately in a matter of minutes

The Moving Phase of Android App Development

Smartphones and mobile applications have been conglomerated within our life in such a way, that our young folks cannot even go out from home without these things. With millions of users and enormous amounts of downloads, android Applications are creating a tremendous buzz in the market. From the very initial stage, android app development has experienced an avalanche of applications which are submitted in the Google Play Store so that users can utilize these applications according to their taste and necessity.

The Moving Phase of Android App Development

According to the survey, day by day the demand for smartphones are expanding and businesses are trying to explore their wings by using these smartphone and tablets applications. Millions of software programmers and developers over the globe have accepted that android is the most preferable and suitable platform because of its open source development feature that can be easily accessible from anywhere without investing any amount. This is the reason android applications are sold at an extremely economical rate to its customers while some are even accessible with the expectation of complementary so that customers can easily get enticed by these apps. This is only possible because nowadays more android developers are embracing this operating system. Motivated by this rising demand, Android app development company in India are tempting android app developers with good packages so that they can join their existing team.

With the help of android applications, enterprises and business are trying to establish their presence across the world and want to grab more customer’s attention so that they can gain maximum advantages and be able to make substantial benefits. Below are mentioned some prime reasons why android applications are preferred by the entrepreneurs these days.

  • All android applications are stored in Google Play store which is as of now the largest mobile app market and the cardinal host for android application. Daily, millions of customers are visiting Google Play Store for android applications which are the key reason behind the achievement of the android applications.
  • Most of the android apps are non-chargeable that means android fans are less tolerant towards paying for apps.
  • The hassle-free development offered by Google is another pivotal reason for the success and the popularity of the android apps over the others.
  • For android, Google overhauls all applications and this is another essential reason why android has expanded in the recent period. Hence, entrepreneurs and business owners want to create healthy business strategies for the promotion of their businesses by using android applications.

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Want to plan for mobile application development by utilizing modern technologies, then get in touch with us. Our professional team has enough skill and knowledge in android app development. Our android app developers have developed outstanding apps in the field of education and many other assorted fields.

Go Mobile To Touch Business Heights

With a mobile app turning into a great deal, more sensible speculation for a little business to swallow the future looks extremely positive.

Nowadays, Mobile App Development is rapidly growing worldwide.  More and more consumers rely on their mobile devices for personal and business use. When it comes to attracting and retaining loyal users for mobile apps, there’s another group of competitors you probably haven’t been watching, every other app in the app store. Any app that’s dedicated to creating a delightful user experience is now the one you’ll need to measure up to. For Eg: when users are checking the balance in their bank account, they’re not comparing their experience with other banks, instead they compare with various apps like HDFC Chillr App, SBI Buddy App and so on…

That’s a little scary, right? The good news is that although your list of competitors just got a lot bigger, your opportunity to win the trust and loyalty of your target users has become even greater as well.

Day by day users getting more familiar with various apps. Why you need to look beyond your traditional competitors to stay at the head of the mobile app race ? Here it is explained how it can be achieved, Uber made it so natural to get a ride that no one takes a taxi anymore, they just book “Uber.” The company has taken a necessary evil (grabbing a cab) and turned it into something we enjoy.  We humans are smart  junkies and once we have that taste, we search for additional.

Our mobile devices are so easily accessible that we are now trained. We expect an immediate response and don’t wait. If an app is moving slow or if users can’t get what they want, they ditch that app and move to another.

Moral is competitors aren’t the companies that provides similar product. But the Mobile apps like Uber and Ola are competing each other for user acquisition & engagement.

Top 5 Reasons – Why Businesses Should Adopt Beacons

In this world of IoT (Internet of Things), contextual marketing has a wide role. However, most of the businesses are not able to get the most out of it because of the technological as well as financial barriers. However, when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), it has got a lot more to offer like Beacons, which resolve the technological and financial barriers.

It is the effectiveness and simplicity that make businesses embrace beacons. So, if you want to find out few more reasons behind the beacons becoming the next big thing, this post is for you, as it will give you the reasons why businesses have started using it extensively.

  1. Increase ROI:

In the case of doing it accurately, it will definitely help you increase the sales and uplift your revenue. It helps the businesses to bundle the products and services. In addition to that, with the help of iBeacons developers, business can increase its upselling and cross-selling. So all the businesses have understood that iBeacons have great potential to increase the profitability.

  1. Effective Contextual Marketing:

Everyone of us realize that iBeacons are the small Bluetooth devices in the store that send small packets of data. However, an iBeacon app in the smartphone has got specific Bluetooth range of 4.0 which makes it exceptional, as it covers more range and works better than GPS and NFC respectively. This is absolutely amazing for the shopping malls, as it can be used to send messages to customers when they come in proximity, so that they receive the message when they are near-by the products.

  1. Affordable and Easy Adoption:

Well, the starter pack of the iBeacon that accompanies a couple of transmitters with an access to the app comes in affordable price and is extremely easy to set up and run. So, even if you do not have a high budget, you can give it a shot. It is affordable and comes in easy way to use form. Along with that, you can buy for shopping mall or store, as it accompanies with no risk associated with it.

  1. Plan Future with Big Data:

While taking in client conduct from information is simple for online stores. It gets to be troublesome for block and mortar stores. Well, iBeacons developers can assemble and add data and study it to understand consumer behavior for even the small and medium sized businesses. Well, this is one of the most important things when it comes to the data-intensive companies.

  1. Customized Personalization:

Personalization has become an integral part of the digital world; be it showing the list of relevant apps or product recommendations in an eCommerce store. So, businesses wish to send proper marketing messages and iBeacons help them to achieve it.

Now knowing some of the important benefits of iBeacons developers and uses of iBeacons, know how it can do wonders to take your business to one step ahead, it is advisable for you to make the effective and efficient use of it. We are one of the leading iOS app development company, can contact us for any and every kind of business needs.

Mentoring a Mobile Application is never an easy task

In the competitive world of mobility, to develop an application for enterprise has been a quite obvious. So many newbies companies who has applications, developed even by the top mobile app development company have faced app failure. One of the reasons behind the downfall of the app is the improper maintenance of the applications.

Due to an improper maintenance of applications, many startups are facing issues of app failure. Whereas, few of the mobile app development company have a no idea of how to maintain applications. So in order to assist them, some important information is shared here, which will help to maintain the app accurately.

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Guide on Mobile App Maintenance

In an application maintenance, few actions will play a great role and it helps to keep apps more useful and special too.

  1. Plan for the further updates: Even your app has been developed by the best mobile app development company in India or anywhere, with great efforts. Keep maintaining applications well will be additional benefits and notify the user that the app is updated to the current trend. It is better to have a plan for the proper maintenance of an application. If the plan is already made, then overall it helps to decrease the cost.
  1. Frequent and Proper app update: An app is stored as a form of data in the device. So in this case update can be made in two possible scenarios. The first one is the best and the easiest. The latest version of the application can be installed directly by the users without uninstalling the previous version. The second is quite complex. Once the user installed the older version of the app, then the data will be stored in their device so through the data, the new version can be installed. Due to the data storage format will get changed in the new version, it is desirable to use migration tool that helps to migrate from the old format to the new one and it also helps to keep all versions of this tool as in the new version.
  2. Retain users: The best way to retain the users is delivering them frequent and free updates, but that should be worth for their time investment and that could be appreciated by them. If users get a free new feature, they will definitely come back to an application.
  3.  Must Enhance the features for a long time: Like the point it is just made, introducing some additional features for an application will be helpful as a positive result. There is no problem if you make some features a paid option, because many users if they like your app and they are

Technology & Travel Industry: Experience the Change

A general overview of the technological developments which are challenging, changing and disrupting the Travel & Tourism industry now. If 2015 was a milestone year for the travel industry, 2016 could be an even bigger year for travel technology, with this year’s ‘movers and shakers’ producing a new generation of smart apps, devices and applications, and taking the travel experience to a new level.

Technology in the form of the internet, software, hardware and communications has made the lives of travel agenda lot easier for every type of business. Technology has brought efficiencies, automation, customer knowledge, and business opportunities to fill a variety of needs, fast development of new products or services, traveller knowledge and space for new entrants.

 

Information is now available to everybody, but relevant and structured information, mixed with the intelligence and service behind it, where value added needs to be brought to the traveler based on very specific needs and how those travelers want to see it, buy it and experience it. Technology as a driver of change will bring the internet everywhere, mobility, monitoring of personal/social activity and especially: predictive analytics which will impact with new rupture opportunities and business models.

 

Travel companies are adopting new business models to meet constantly evolving purchasing behavior of the customers. Customers purchase tickets or plan their travel using multiple channels. Customers expect an engaging experience and speedy delivery of relevant and personalized data across channels. Added to this, the distribution landscape is changing and competition is intensifying, making it more challenging for travel enterprises to increase conversion without compromising on quality.

 

If innovation is the heart of the flying experience, one thing is clear: smarter gadgets, efficient airlines and seamless scheduling will take center stage in the travel world this decade. Get ready for a faster, frighteningly intuitive travel experience that will stretch the limits of your imagination.

 

We at 9series provide a perfect Travel Solution with the help of latest technology. We would like to help you by putting your inquiry at Contact Us.

Business Intelligence in Online Marketing

Want to be proactive with your online marketing? Catch your competitors and improve your marketing with our Business Intelligence solution. Business Intelligence can execute successful strategies based on the information.  

Business intelligence is one of the great ways through which companies can visualize their data, understand it, and make an intelligent resolution based on it. Though Business intelligence may be difficult for marketers to understand and put into practice but by gathering raw data and modifying it into actionable insight, can identify trends and patterns of behavior amidst consumers and demographic in general. Business intelligence can assist marketers to find the best way of interacting with their online customers. It is applied to online marketing and is vital to develop an Internet strategy.

Business intelligence has accurate web analytic and search engine marketing & social media advertising can both be upgraded from structured reports. Search engine strategies are becoming more analytical. If marketers remarked most consumers are visiting a page on the website dedicated to a specific product, they may consider further developing an item. Though business intelligence may appear strange for marketers but can complement an online advertising campaign and improve effectiveness. Companies can set their marketing strategies and design more effective online advertising that consumers will be more likely to mesh with. The analysis of web traffic, the different keywords which describe what we do, their corresponding positions and the conversions that are generating and directing of our campaign Web Positioning.

It can also act as the starting point for an online advertising campaign. Having immediate access to data can help marketers improve if something is not working rather than realizing it online. Marketers can feed with rewards to their most loyal customers. By monitoring social media interactions, one can get a better idea as to how effectively your social media marketing is improving audience engagement.

Hence talking about business intelligence, it can make a big difference for small businesses looking to the playing field with large ones. There are an abundance solutions for small businesses, but we give Demo to be very helpful. You can set up dashboards which will show key performance indicators which matter to the business. This can range from simple data to more advanced metrics which measure performance over time. These trends can alert you when your market is about to change.

Don’t waste time in looking at the data. Grow your Online Market Intelligently in a short period with large profits using best software that 9series Solutions offer.