Social Networking App Development: Features and Technology Stack for a New-age App!

Social Networking App Development: Features and Technology Stack for a New-age App!
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“The number of social media users is projected to cross 3.43 billion in 2023, which will be nearly half of the total population of the world then.“
These numbers provided by Statista, a reputed online statistics portal, are astonishing! They showcase that this industry is growing by leaps and bound. Not only individuals but even professionals and business enterprises use these platforms for their growth. As a result, a plethora of social networking app development services has emerged across the globe. These apps have evolved over time with innumerable trendy features and tools. So one needs to keep abreast with the latest trends for each platform to build a top-of-the-line social media app.
This blog instills a detailed overview, features, and technology stack for architecting social media or social network apps. Let us delve into them.

Major Types of Social Media Apps

  • Photo/media-sharing platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, etc.
  • Social network apps like Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Chatting apps like WhatsApp.
  • Blogging and publishing sites like Medium
  • Internet discussion forums like Reddit, Quora, etc.
  • Business networking sites like LinkedIn.
  • Consumer review platforms like TripAdvisor.
  • Anonymous social networks like Anonyfish, Minds.com, etc
These apps have a general set of features embedded in them which are a must-have for any social media app. Let us have a glance at them:

Fundamental Features of Social Media Apps

Captivating user interface: The UI should form a great impression on users enabling easy navigation through the app. It should have a powerful and interactive visual design.
Easy registration and login: Considering the short attention span of today’s users, the registration and login processes must be as easy as possible.
Easier search functionality: Users should easily be able to search for anything by user names, tags, location, etc. As they start searching, the results should be filtered out and shown in a drop-down style at the earliest.
Private chatting and calling functionalities: A convenient chat feature for sending messages, photos, or other media and a calling feature to connect seamlessly are vital for these apps.
Message status: The users should be able to know if their message was read by the other users; they should also be able to hide their status if needed.
Ease of connectivity and expand user following: These apps must allow the users to easily access millions of people with ease and thus, build a following at a fast rate.
Creating and editing user profile: A thoughtful user profile that helps users to attract their target audience is essential for a social app. Users must be able to edit or customize it as well.
Push notifications: For keeping the users notified of recent activities and also about promotional activities, this feature is a must-have in the apps.
Appealing and real-time news feed: Relevant, real-time, and engaging news feed helps the users to stay tuned with information from friends and other communities. This potential feature compels the users to keep scrolling continuously.
Commenting, liking, and sharing: These features also ensure more engagement of the users.
Ability to add posts: Users should be able to express their thoughts on the platform. They should be able to share or upload files in the form of text, image, audio, video, etc. formats.
Group or community creating feature: Users, whether individuals or business entities, having common goals, interests, and values should be able to form groups or communities.
Add or remove friends/connections feature: Users must have the freedom to add, remove, or block their connections and also report if needed. This feature is extremely important in a world where unknown people connect so fast.
Emojis, GIFs, and stickers: These functionalities are necessary for ensuring that the apps give a more interactive and intuitive feel to the users.
Ability to integrate with other social media platforms: This feature helps the app owners to increase their user-base and drive adoption, thereby increasing its popularity.
Top-level security and privacy of information: Higher security and privacy features must be employed in the social apps to ensure secure interactions, prevent sensitive information of users, gain their confidence and thus, maintain the good reputation of the social network app.

A few more Advanced Features

  • Go live or broadcast feature
  • Hosting Watch Parties
  • Ability to highlight best stories
  • Ability to edit, crop or rotate images
  • Collaborative stories i.e. short-lived stories for one-day or limited time-span
  • Person-to-person (P-2-P) payment
Now as we are done with the features part, let us move to the technology stack requirements of these apps. There are two major parts- frontend and backend. Apart from this, we will also discuss the admin panel and database.

Social networking app development: Aspects to look for in Technology Stack

Frontend

Frontend development depends on several factors like frontend features to be inculcated, the framework to be chosen for faster development, best performance, and the flexibility of the app.
For developing a web frontend, AngularJs and Bootstrap are considered reliable. Some can also use ReactJs. After deciding these platforms, one can combine them with HTML and CSS for styling capabilities and develop outstanding social apps.
For developing native apps, native languages like the below can be preferred:
  • Android- Java or Kotlin
  • iOS- Objective C or Swift
For developing hybrid apps, one can use frameworks like Ionic, React Native, Flutter, Cordova/PhoneGap, etc.

Backend

Backend is a crucial part of development for determining what logic will be used and how. Node.js is being widely used for backend development of dynamic social apps that focus on real-time events that need quick data processing with minimal latency. Apart from Node.js, PHP and Ruby are also being used for backend development.

Admin Panel

The Admin panel can dramatically impact the budgets. Admin panel can be either developed in-house or with the help of other development companies, depending on your requirements and goals. Since it is a time and money intensive process, several companies don’t build their Admin panels from scratch and work with a third-party service. However, with third-party services, there are limitations as customization is not possible.

Database

Social apps need a huge amount of data to be accessed, stored, and processed. There are multiple databases available for the diverse needs of the apps. One can select any database: MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite or NoSQL database- for instance, MongoDB. However, we recommend using PostgreSQL or MySQL. For cloud services, Amazon Web Services are highly recommended as storage for all the data.

Wrap-up:

The best social network apps on the internet attract millions of users daily. This fact has inspired several business enthusiasts, investors, and entrepreneurs to break into this arena. We hope this blog has guided you in your social app development journey with the features and the technology stack to be used.
Please feel free to comment below to let us know your thoughts on this.
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Key Considerations for Architecting an impeccable Mobile eLearning app!

Key Considerations for Architecting an impeccable Mobile eLearning app!
eLearning app development
Have a look at some interesting numbers about the mobile eLearning industry:
  • Research by IBM established that every dollar invested in eLearning for training their employees, results in a gain of $30 in productivity, as they save a lot of time due to the application of new skills in the work.
  • As per a survey conducted by CertifyMe.net, an online training platform, approximately 72% of organizations said that online learning is quite impactful and provides a competitive edge to them
  • Brandon Hall Group, renowned research, and analyst firm found that as compared to classroom training, eLearning needs 40-60% less time of the employees.
  • Amalgam Insights, a source for analyzing technology consumption management, forecasted that the market for corporate and academic eLearning would exceed $180 billion in the year 2018.
What do these numbers indicate?
Well, it is evident that mobile eLearning has a dazzling future. It is transforming the way people learn and gain knowledge. It is already topping the popularity charts. Consequently, numerous start-ups and even the biggies in the Tech World are entering this domain. It is no surprise that several eLearning app development companies have emerged as the world- class education companies across the globe.

What is Mobile eLearning?

Mobile phones have become undeniably important today in the education industry as they are widely being used for online training. In simple words, mobile eLearning is a modern training approach for getting knowledge or training on any subject from anywhere at any time. It is a novel educational strategy especially meant for training corporate professionals through an eLearning mobile app. It has great potential to cater to the skill-development needs of professionals in organizations.

Key Factors to Consider for eLearning App Development

Planning a Strategy for Mobile Training: This comprises of three important parts: Audience, Content, and Platform. While determining the target audience, you can ask yourself questions like- Is our workforce tech-savvy and will use the mobile eLearning facility? Will our workforce be remotely accessing the training? This will help you understand the needs of the target audience. Secondly, for content considerations, you will need to decide on your objective and purpose behind creating the content and how do you want to measure the effectiveness of the content. Last but not the least, for platform considerations you should research what kind of devices will be widely accessed by your target audience. Will they use their personal devices? Or will they use workplace assets?
Designing Courses: Creating content and designing the courses is the next significant consideration. Initially, you may want to upload just a few courses. For this, there are some authoring tools that make it easier to create content for the mobile. For instance, iWebkit, jQT, etc can be used for a web app, and Phonegap, Articulate Storyline, etc can be used for Native apps.
Deployment of the Courses: This is a straightforward step. In the case of a web app, you can publish it on the website and send the URL to your trainees. In the case of a native app, you can submit it to the app store. If you want to track the scores, completion of work, and do the analysis, you may deploy the app using an LMS like Moodle, Blackboard, etc.

Indispensable Features of an eLearning App

Mobile eLearning solutions have made the learning process much easier and effective unlike the traditional chalk and board training method. However, an eLearning app can be a failure without the right features embedded in it. Here is the list of top features of an outstanding eLearning app.
  1. Basic Features like Chatting, Push Notifications, Appointment Scheduling, Calendar, and Social Media Integration, Flexible Payment Options, etc.
  2. Easy Login Facility, a Dashboard, a Robust Database of knowledgeable information and Tools for Data Analytics
  3. Valuable and Comprehensive Content
  4. On-the-go interactive Training to keep the users more engaged
  5. Short Bit-sized Modules for Higher Receptivity and Focussed Learning
  6. Live Tutorials and Audio/Video Streaming
  7. Supporting Offline Content
  8. Using Media Formats like pictures and videos, Story-based Learning, Gamification, etc. for Better Understanding
  9. Tests, Quizzes, Feedback, etc. for Progress Evaluation
  10. Tracking Status of Courses, Number of Courses Undertaken, Time Spent on them, etc.

Potential benefits of eLearning Solutions

eLearning solutions

Saving Time and Money

In this ever-evolving digital era, modern learners look for ways to save time and money. The eLearning solutions have served this purpose well. The learners do not need to go and attend the classes at any specific location. Instead, they can save substantially on travel costs and also learn conveniently from any location. It helps the companies to reduce the costs on trainings as the recorded video trainings can be accessed by the employees very easily thereby eliminating the process of direct training to the employees.

Employee Engagement and Skill Development

In several industries like software, manufacturing, and even healthcare, mobile learning has been acknowledged as an efficient tool for engaging employees, developing their skill sets and thus, driving their performance. This learning approach thus leads to higher productivity for organizations.

Higher Retention ratio

New-age mobile eLearning solutions provide information in short interactive chunks in the form of audios, video tutorials, or podcasts. It makes the learning process much engaging and faster. These apps also have tests, quizzes, etc. for keeping the learners self-motivated and help them track their progress. As a result, the learners enjoy the app and also recommend it to others, thereby increasing the retention rate.

Personalization for Versatile Learners

Every learner has unique goals and preferences. The eLearning apps cater to individual needs accordingly as there are a plethora of courses available for skill set and knowledge development. It provides flexibility and convenience to learn whenever they want to. All this makes their learning experience much meaningful.

Collaborative Learning

A digital platform allows the learner and trainers to interact with each other. They can also get in touch with their peers to discuss anything as required. This facilitates collaborative learning or group learning and gives them a sense of cooperation and fulfillment.

Easy Scalability

Once developed, an eLearning app can be used by numerous professionals simultaneously. It can be used for designing new courses and uploading them. The organization may introduce new training, courses, etc. in the future. Thus, it is a one-time investment for an organization that wants to develop the skills of their professionals and thus boosts productivity.

Concluding Note:

A few years back, no one could even imagine that imparting education will go beyond the physical confines of a classroom, yet be so effective. The mobile eLearning world is a clear representation of this where anyone and everyone can get the desired education on the go of a click. In several corporate entities, these eLearning solutions have already impacted the productivity of the professionals in multiple ways.
We hope that this blog helped you to get an insight into mobile eLearning. With this, we come to an end.
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Biz4Solutions Launches a Comprehensive Healthcare Management System for Transforming Hospital Operations!

Biz4Solutions Launches a Comprehensive Healthcare Management System for Transforming Hospital Operations!
Healthcare Management System (HMS)
Biz4Solutions, a prominent software solutions provider, has announced the launch of a comprehensive Healthcare Management System (HMS). It is a world-class top of the line digital healthcare solution that supports the efficient functioning of large and small healthcare bodies and individual medical practices.
On the launch of this product, Mr. Jayant Kaduskar, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder said, “Currently, many of the healthcare organizations face challenges in the operational processes like managing and maintaining manual records of the patients, scheduling patient appointments, co-ordination between physicians, staff and patients, collection, storage and monitoring of health records, billing and claims management processes, the security of sensitive medical data, etc.”
“Bearing in mind this pain area, Biz4Solutions has designed this full-fledged HMS which acts a 360-degree healthcare solution for resolving a plethora of problems mentioned here,” says Mr. Kaduskar.
He further adds, “Also, during these times of the COVID-19 pandemic, most healthcare organizations are overly occupied and facing management issues. To cope up with these circumstances, Biz4Solutions has launched a highly reliable software solution- the HMS. I am sure it will help and is already helping some of the medical organizations in improving their practice management while offering an enriching patient experience.”
Have a glance of some top-notch advantages of this Healthcare Management System (HMS) for the organizations leveraging it:
  • Accurate data collection and integration, for example, personal information of patients and vitals like weight, height, BMI, temperature, medical history, allergies, behavioral indicators, etc.
  • Appointment scheduling and rescheduling where physicians/receptionists can schedule appointments
  • Insurance integration (insurance verification)
  • Generation of Billing reports
  • Saving medical records digitally in the form of electronic medical records (EMR), example- for vaccinations of the patients
  • Ability to monitor the growth of a Child
  • Automation of multiple processes like data-entry and other administrative tasks
  • Payments integration for instant payments from multiple options
  • Sending timely reminders and alert messages to physicians and patients
  • Task management of physicians and staff
  • Advanced search filters
  • e-Prescriptions
  • Seamless patient-doctor communication
  • Tracking of data through advanced Dashboards
  • Offers and Promotions for Patients
  • HIPAA compliance for better data security
The HMS serves all such diverse purposes in one go while improving the overall efficiency and productivity of the healthcare organizations. It enables smart clinical decision-making for saving countless lives.
This product seems to build a bright future for healthcare organizations. Please check details of the Healthcare Management System here and click on the button to get a demo related to this product. Also, you can watch the HMS video here.
Mr. Ashish Rangnekar, CEO- Biz4Solutions LLC, also shares his thoughts. He says, “Developing robust solutions that bring smiles on faces of kids, students, patients, physicians, business owners and many other customers across the world is our sole purpose. Our healthcare product- the HMS is already playing a remarkable role in improving practice management for several hospitals. Biz4Solutions has a rich experience in providing similar transformative healthcare software solutions to medical organizations, other care providers, insurance companies, etc. This is only possible because of smart work done by team Biz4Solutions. Thanks to all employees at Biz4Solutions for taking pride in what you do. You set us apart from the competition and I cannot thank you enough.”

About Biz4Solutions LLC:

Biz4Solutions LLC, established in 2011, is a Texas-based entity having its development center in India. Having over 9 years of experience and expertise, this company builds high-quality software services for diverse industrial enterprises. It also delivers a plethora of web and mobile app healthcare solutions. They are hyper-focused on providing reliable, custom, robust and modern solutions to ensure high customer satisfaction in their projects. Their clients have always appreciated them for their professionalism, on-time delivery and transparency, which reflects in their work.

Robust Java Frameworks for Your Web App Development Projects!

Robust Java Frameworks for Your Web App Development Projects!
Java application development
Released on 23rd Jan 1996, Java is 24 years old now. Despite being in the market for more than two decades, it is extremely relevant even today and universally accepted programming language. Many technology giants like Amazon, Netflix, eBay, IBM, Dell, Oracle, etc. are widely using these frameworks. It has constantly ranked in the first position as per the TIOBE index.
It is possible to architect highly secure customer-centric apps using Java application development. Java is a robust and dynamic language and when combined with its frameworks, provides excellent solutions for diverse industrial domains like healthcare, eCommerce, transportation, finance, education, banking, etc.
In this blog, you will get a glimpse of the top Java frameworks used by Java developers along with their pros and cons. But, before we dive deeper into it, let’s quickly run through what Java frameworks are and why they are used?

What are Java frameworks and why they are used?

A Java framework is a body of pre-written code to enable easier, faster, and efficient development as well as the deployment of the web apps. It is a kind of template which the developers can use for Java web app development by adding their own code and re-using the components in it.
A Java framework alleviates the need to write the code from scratch. It gives a structure to the web apps by automating a lot of things for consistent and accurate results. These may even include predefined functions and classes for interacting with software systems or managing the hardware devices, depending upon the type of framework. One can use the framework by calling the inheritance, functions, providing callbacks, listeners, etc.

Promising Java Frameworks to Know in 2020!

There are multiple frameworks available in the market for Java web app development and they all serve different purposes and good for specific requirements. Here are the most commonly used Java frameworks that you must know.
Java frameworks for web app development

Spring

Spring is an open-source Java framework that is lightweight, powerful, and known for building complex and high-performing web apps. It is a feature-rich modular framework that has several add-ons like REST APIs, SOAP services, secured authentication, etc. The aspect-oriented programming features and the concept of dependency injection in Spring allow the Java developers to develop enterprise-level applications. It is a framework having several modules like Spring Core, Spring Security, Spring ORM, Spring MVC, Spring Boost, Spring Transaction, etc.
Pros
  • Supports JDBC thereby reducing the errors and enhancing the productivity
  • Better modularity for enhanced code readability
  • The framework is lightweight, hence can be triggered without an application server
  • Simplified injection to test data through POJOs
  • Supports Inversion of Control (IOC) to satisfy the application dependencies itself
  • Provides backward compatibility and testability of the code
Cons
  • Learning Spring could be time-consuming and difficult
  • A newbie may find it difficult to implement MVC
  • It keeps changing over time

Hibernate

Hibernate isn’t a full-stack framework but is one of the best frameworks when it comes to the database. It is an Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) framework used for building highly stable apps. ORM is useful in connecting data across incompatible systems and helps the data to flow seamlessly; thus making it easier to work in a complex ecosystem. It also helps to overcome issues like Paradigm Mismatch or Object-Relational Impedance Mismatch. Hibernate also facilitates sound communication between Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) and Java programming language. A Java application development company can rely on this framework for developing scalable web apps.
Pros
  • Free, open-source and powerful
  • Productivity, portability, scalability, and maintainability
  • With small modifications in code, communicating with any database is possible
  • Repetitive code is removed from the JDBC API
Cons
  • Restarting could be immensely slow at times
  • In the case of power-cut, all the data may be lost

Google Web Toolkit (GWT)

This is a free, open-source, and developer-friendly framework, that helps to build complex applications at a fast pace without the proficiency in front-end technologies. It is used for creating and debugging Ajax apps in Java. It allows conversion of Java code into JavaScript code which saves time and effort to a great extent. It provides great features such as bookmarking, internationalization, cross-browser compatibility, management of history, etc. GWT is one of the best frameworks for responsive and performant web apps with a lower load on server-side and heavy lifting on the client-side.
Pros
  • Easy to learn
  • Google APIs can be used in apps built using GWT.
  • Reusability of code
Cons
  • Though it is evolving at a fast pace, all functions and interfaces may not be available.
  • Its compilation is slower and may require a proprietary method for defining structures.

Java Server Faces (JSF)

Developed by Oracle, JSF helps to build user interfaces for applications developed in Java. It is a framework based on the design pattern of MVC used for building native apps and enterprise apps. It is a stable framework. In this framework, User Interfaces can be created simply by drag and drop of the UI components. It has an architecture that differentiates between app logic and representation in an explicit manner. JSF may not be a very efficient framework but is easy to use due to the support of Oracle’s methodical documentation.
Pros
  • Offers outstanding tools and rich libraries
  • It has reusable UI components
  • This framework is an intrinsic part of Java EE
  • Developers using IDE software find this framework convenient to use.
Cons
  • Without prior experience in Java web app development, learning JSF would be quite hectic.

Grails

Grails is a full-stack dynamic framework. It uses Spring MVC as the base web application framework to develop applications based on the MVC design pattern. It is written in the programming language called Groovy and is much compatible with the syntax in Java. It works seamlessly with (JVM) and offers robust features like compile-time meta-programming, asynchronous programming, etc. Grails works with technologies like Java EE containers, SiteMesh, Spring, Hibernate, Quartz, etc.
Pros
  • The setup process is much easier
  • Object mapping is easy
  • Provides a rapid development cycle
  • Has a variety of plug-ins for making the programming easier
  • Managing CSS is easy
  • Supports configuration which is dynamic
  • It has well-structured and easy documentation.
Cons
  • Working on multi-threaded apps could be tedious at times
  • Developers need to work with runtime language

Play

Mobile and Web Applications can be built using Scala and Java with the base as Play framework. It has an architecture that is lightweight and web-friendly. This framework is built on Akka and uses the asynchronous model designed on top of the Akka toolkit. As it is developed over Akka, it minimizes resource consumption like CPU, memory, etc. which facilitates in developing scalable applications.
Pros
  • Asynchronous processing ensures high performance
  • It provides features like ‘hot reload’ and convention over configuration
  • It is a highly flexible framework known for failure-tolerant results
  • Typesafe and Zenexity provide commercial support to this framework
  • Improves productivity of the developer
Cons
  • Since it is developed over I/O async, Java developers will need to handle inner classes which would be difficult to identify
  • There isn’t much difference between Play1 and Play2
  • It may or may not follow J2EE web standards

End Note:

Every project has a specific requirement and so, choosing the right framework could be challenging. The frameworks mentioned above are the most widely used by almost every Java web app development company. All of them are designed to suit different project needs. By studying their significance, pros, and cons you can decide the best one for your project.
I hope this blog helps you to find the best-suited Java framework for your business requirements.
Let us know your comments on this.
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Prominent Features to Make an Outstanding eLearning App!

Prominent Features to Make an Outstanding eLearning App!
eLearning mobile apps
Learning new things was never so easy. A few clicks on the smartphone and you can learn any skill from any location at any time with the help of eLearning apps. The modern learners are very attracted by the facility of easy and quick access to information outside the four walls of the classroom which was very unprecedented in the olden times. Because of the immense potential, these eLearning apps are providing these days, businesses across the globe are investing multifold in eLearning app development.
The significance of eLearning apps has particularly risen further during this COVID-19 pandemic. Since there is a lockdown in most parts of the world, educational organizations are switching to virtual education, and professionals are choosing to upgrade their skill sets using these apps. These solutions have proved to be a competitive investment for businesses worldwide.
So, do you want to develop effective online learning solutions for students?
Or create interactive training apps for IT professionals?
Or build flagship programs based on multiple skills for modern learners?
Everything is possible with the new-age eLearning solutions. But, for developing an eLearning app that goes viral in the market, there are some criteria. Firstly, the app must have the following qualities:
  • Learner-focussed Design
  • Customizable and Scalable
  • Engaging and Pleasing Aesthetics
  • Interactive Elements
  • Powerful And Supportive Database
  • Valuable and Comprehensive Content
  • Personalization
  • Productive and Flexible Learning
  • Quick and Easy Access to Information
  • Information Presented in Small ‘Bites’
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • High Security
  • Professional Support
Secondly, it is essential to integrate powerful features in the app that provide an uninterrupted and enticing experience to the users. In most cases, apps with lame or insufficient features are bound to fail. So, here we have shared some key features required for an exemplary eLearning app.

Must-have Features of a New-Age eLearning App!

eLearning solutions

1. Elementary features

An eLearning mobile app is simply incomplete without the fundamental features. The app must have in-app chatting or messaging functionality to allow the learners to communicate with each other or tutors. It must have the feature of push notifications to keep the users aware of their progress, new achievements, timings of classes, pending courses, any new deals, and offers, etc. The app should have calendar integration for the users to maintain records of the upcoming activities and set reminders accordingly. Last but not the least; it should have social media integration to boost user engagement, promotion of the app, and reaching a wider audience.

2. Audio/Video Streaming

Audio/video streaming has become an integral part of modern education. These are key players for accessing online education. These features help the users to connect in real-time and enable the sharing of files or documents in live sessions. This kind of learning allows the users to listen to pre-recorded lectures, rewinding/fast-forwarding the lectures, zoom into an image, etc. making the learning process easier and convenient.

3. Live Tutorials

Live tutorials and sessions add another dimension to the learning process. They help the learners to gain a thorough knowledge of a subject. Reading the content of a course can often become boring. However, with live tutorials, it becomes a fun experience. It gives the feel of a real-time classroom making education much effective.

4. Progress Evaluation

Assessment and feedback are vital features for evaluating the progress of the learners. A good eLearning app must embed tests and quizzes to be held at regular intervals or ensure that the tutors conduct the tests and quizzes periodically. They should either be assessed automatically or by the tutors/course authors. The learners should also get live feedback and have one-on-one interactions, so that they can practice more, redo a chapter, etc. These features keep the learners connected and contribute to the success of a course. Learners should get assessed periodically which enhances the engagement and knowledge of the student.

5. eCommerce integration

If your eLearning app has eCommerce functionality, the tutors can sell online courses and live classes. The app owners too can generate massive revenue from this. However, it is necessary to ensure that these courses and other sensitive information like bank account details, contact details of users, etc. are highly secured.

6. Collective Dashboard

If your eLearning app has a collaborative dashboard, the users can access their course collateral and get overall information about their progress. They can know if the course is pending or is completed. A collaborative dashboard allows the users to share study material, assignments, quizzes, useful links, etc. with others for an enriching learning experience.

7. Crucial Data Insights

Data tracking and analysis helps to monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the courses and the app. The app should have an efficient data tracking and reporting process in place for collecting critical data like popular courses, customer rating, clicks/views on a particular content, etc. It must also keep an eye on the attendance of the learners, their progress, assignment completion, etc. which helps in analysing their weak areas and work accordingly. Also, these reports help the tutors or course authors generate better revenue, which contributes to the high ROI of the app.

8. Engaging Content to Motivate Learners

To keep the learners engaged and connected until the end of the course can be highly challenging at times. They need continual motivation through tests, assessments, feedback, evaluation of work, rewarding, etc. Using motivational triggers like scores, progressing to next levels, virtual gifts or currencies, competition with fellow learners, etc. are outstanding ways to make them stick to the course.

9. Appointment Scheduling

In several distant learning apps, the learners need to choose a tutor from a number of tutors available and book appointments with them. Hence these apps must have a fast and simple appointment scheduling feature using which, the learners can instantly book appointments as per the available slots of the tutors. It also helps to generate meaningful reports for tracking profitable courses and clients.

10. Flexible Payment Options

Payment process must be kept as simple and less time-consuming as possible, but also ensure high security of the eLearning apps at the same time. The app must have multiple payment methods that include debit, credit, net banking, etc. It should also integrate new-age options like PayPal, Google Pay, Stripe, etc. Always use popular gateways to ensure the credibility and authenticity of the app.

11. Multiple Language Support

To ensure that your eLearning app has a wider reach, the app must have multiple-language support. If the content and the videos are available in multiple languages, it can benefit a large number of users in different countries and the app owners can generate multiplied revenue from it.

Final Words:

The future of the eLearning industry is indisputably bright. The eLearning solutions are revamping the learning experiences by imparting knowledge on the go of a click. We can say, education is now in everyone’s pocket. For creating an excellent eLearning app, one should use the right blend of strategy and technology. They should include all the features from the above list and also keep a watch on the latest trends in this domain.
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Noteworthy Pros and Cons of the React Native Framework!

Noteworthy Pros and Cons of the React Native Framework!
React Native App Development
Why does every next-gen organization want to leverage mobility solutions today? That’s because the mobile apps have become the fast-track solution to influence the audiences. So, every company wants a dedicated mobile app.
But the real confusion arises when it comes to the choice of the right framework for mobile app development. As there are a vast number of competent frameworks available in the market, selecting the right framework becomes challenging.
What if there exists a promising framework that helps to design top-quality apps with fewer resources?
The Name of such a framework is React Native and is developed by Facebook and Instagram. React Native mobile app development is preferred by several big players in the market like Facebook, UberEats, Delivery.com, Skype, Bloomberg, Instagram, Vogue, Tesla, etc. to name a few. Javascript and JSX are used to create IOS and Android native apps. With the help of native layout components, React Native is able to create convincing UIs that are pretty much similar to native apps.
Reusability of components, sharable code repository and, “Learn once, write anything” objective, have already made React Native a winning choice for cross-platform app development. So, if you are going to build your next app with this framework or going to hire a React Native development company for your project, this blog will help you to make an informed decision. Here’s a list of some noteworthy pros and cons of the React Native framework.
React native framework

Pros of using React Native for your Mobile App

Time and Cost-effective Solution

React Native app development allows the re-usability of the code i.e. the same code is being used for both Android and iOS platforms. As Javascript is used for development, it gives an opportunity for the developers to use the same codebase not only for mobile platforms but also for React web applications. This makes the job smoother, faster and easier for developers. Targeting multiple OS with one code reduces the coding time by 30-35% approximately. A single team can code for multiple platforms. As a result, team-size is reduced and the project becomes manageable.
React Native has ‘ready-to-apply’ components. So, instead of writing the code from scratch, the React Native app developers can use these components and save their efforts. All these factors boost the cost-effectiveness. The app can be launched in the market at the earliest, improving the time-to-market.

Modular architecture

This framework has a modular architecture. It allows the developers to segregate the functions of the code into the blocks called modules. These modules are interchangeable and free and they can be re-used for web and mobile APIs. Due to this, React Native mobile app development becomes flexible, and updating the apps becomes extremely easy.

Native App-like Performance

This framework uses native modules and native controls, which enhances the performance of the apps. The apps built using React Native render their user interface using the native APIs. Consequently, the performance of these apps is quite native-like.

Growing Community- Support

React Native is an open-source framework and anyone can contribute to its growth. This community of talented and experienced React Native app developers helps anyone and everyone who needs a piece of advice on an issue. It has active support from GitHub and Facebook. Facebook itself uses this framework and their team constantly works to introduce new features, functionalities, libraries as well. Also, companies like Microsoft, Callstack, Infinite Red, Software Mansion, etc. have made their contribution to React Native.

Good Reliability and Stability

Despite being a new framework comparatively, it is much stable and reliable. It has simplified data binding due to which child elements do not affect the parent data. So, if a developer changes any object, s/he would need to modify its state and then accordingly apply the updates, letting only allowed components to be upgraded.

‘Hot-reload’ feature

This is another precious feature of React Native. If a developer makes changes in the code or tweaks the UI, it immediately reflects in the apps, like a live preview even if the apps are running. The developer does not need to rebuild the app for every small change made in the code. It enables the implementation of feedbacks faster and reduces the wait time.

Third-party plugin support

Third-party plugins are usually not considered to be secure and so, the developers face challenges while using them. React Native, on the other hand, has many third-party libraries that are quite flexible and can be used swiftly. Also, there are pragmatic interfaces in React Native having customization options.

Simplified User Interface

React Native looks more like a JavaScript library and not a framework, where the user interfaces are simplified and platform-specific. So, the apps designed in React Native are more responsive and have a smoother feel.

Declarative coding style

The declarative coding style in React Native simplifies the coding process and coding paradigms which makes the development understandable. The code can be easily read and understand, simply by looking at it.

Cons of using React Native for App Development

Small Collection of Components

React Native is still in its infancy. Though it has ‘ready-made’ components to use, the collection is small. Some of the components may even not meet the expected standards, as they aren’t developed by official developers. This limits the developers to create simple basic apps. For developing an app with custom native-like features, one might have to maintain 3 codebases like react native, iOS, and Android.

Memory Management

React Native is based on JavaScript and not suited for the apps that are computation intensive. In terms of memory usage and management, float computations are handled inefficiently and the speed and performance are significantly degraded.

Need for Native Developers

To solve some of the issues in React Native, native modules are required. However, implementing them requires expertise in Java/ Swift/Objective-C and detailed knowledge of a specific platform. So, we can’t deny that occasionally, some help from native developers may be needed. This could be problematic especially to small enterprises or start-ups.

Lacks the Security Robustness

Being an open-source framework the security robustness of React Native may get affected. While creating data-sensitive apps like banking or financial apps, experts advise that this framework should not be used as it is based on JavaScript which is known for its instability.

Isn’t Ideal for All Business Requirements

React Native is known for saving time and money, however, it may not suit every business requirement. At times, when complex features are required to be used in the apps, React Native may not be the apt choice.

Key Takeaways:

React Native has been one of the most sought after frameworks for mobile app development. Though it has its downfalls like every other framework, its advantages surpass the downfalls. Also, the huge React community growing at a fast pace is highly likely to develop more efficient and advanced components and functionalities, making it ‘THE BEST’ framework in the future.
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Why On-Demand Home Services are the Next Big Thing in the Business World?

Why On-Demand Home Services are the Next Big Thing in the Business World?
On-Demand Home Services Apps
As per a report published in 2017, by Business Wire, a renowned online platform for News and press releases, the market for global on-demand home services is expected to grow at CAGR by approximately 49% from 2017 to 2021. And today, we all know how on-demand home services are taking the world by storm.
In this busy and hectic lifestyle, the on-demand solutions have come up as a blessing for everybody. Also, the Millennial and Gen-Z, generations who are technology-driven, expect everything happening at the push of a button from anywhere at any time. Whether laundry services, home renovation, plumbing, electrical/electronic repair, carpentry, pest control, beauty services, or fitness trainers at home, people expect everything instantly at their door-steps. The on-demand apps are just perfect for them.
The direct connection of customers to the sellers that these on-demand apps ensure is another important reason for their popularity. Also, the customers get a plethora of low-cost service providers on these apps to choose from as per their budgets.
The on-demand business model and related apps have equally benefitted several business owners. Multiple giants in the corporate world have invested in this domain. Many start-ups are also looking forward to starting a new business journey with on-demand app development. To name a few projects, Handy, Zaarly, Hello Alfred, AskforTask, UrbanClap, Zimmber, etc. are the ones who have gained high popularity in the last few years. Surely, this industry is going to be the next big trend in the business world.

Why should you invest in the on-demand home services industry?

Are you a start-up, small or medium-sized company or a large enterprise? Investing in this area can boost your ROI exponentially, regardless of the size of your company. Let’s see how.
On-demand home services industry?

Technically inclined customers

Customer expectations have changed. In this era of the internet and smartphones, a large number of customers are inclined towards using technology for anything and everything. They prefer instant online services to meet their daily needs instead of buying things from traditional stores. Also, due to their busy lifestyle where they rigorously try to balance work, home and social life, the on-demand solutions are an ultimate solution to them. These services are easily accessible to them as per their time and convenience.

Enables competition among vendors

The on-demand home-services market comprises of a large number of small vendors who are coming together on a platform to provide diverse services to the customers. As a result, this market becomes highly competitive. To survive in such a cut-throat environment, every vendor struggles to provide unique and quality services at affordable prices to the customers. Also, providing the services on the same day is the new norm and many vendors are already following this to gain more business and surpass their competitors.

Customer-centric solutions

The on-demand solutions are designed to be highly customer-centric. As there are multiple vendors competing for a single service on the same platform, customers get the flexibility to choose any vendor as per their favourite brand, their budget, etc. They can remain assured that they will get the service within the promised timeframe. Also, they have the freedom to schedule appointments with any service provider as per their availability and convenience. After hiring the service, they can track complete details on their smartphones in real-time. As a result, they prefer these services on a large scale.

Luxuries are now the necessities

The priorities of new generation customers are different. They won’t spend their weekends cleaning their homes but instead hire cleaning services. They already outsource their laundry and many similar services. Also, the spending capacity of the customers has increased and they can afford luxurious items and services. So, there is a huge scope for different types of on-demand home services in the coming years.
In a nutshell, these solutions are surely a profitable investment. If you have made up your mind and decided to go for on-demand app development, here are a few tips for a successful business.

Tips to beat the competition and become a good on-demand home services provider

  • The highest focus of any top on-demand app development company must be customer satisfaction. So, it is necessary to provide top-quality services to the customers at affordable prices, so that more and more customers are attracted to your app.
  • The ‘same day service’ norm is trending. It is important for you to provide the services on the same day if you want to excel this business and maintain your Unique Selling Proposition(USP).
  • The payment processing must be easier and should provide multiple options, understanding the needs of diverse customers.
  • Also, it is crucial to keep in touch with customers on a regular basis through texts, emails, notifications, social media platforms, etc.forcustomer relationship management (CRM). Offering deals and discounts on products and services can also be a good means of staying in touch with the customers.
  • It is necessary to work with authentic and experienced vendors. So ensure that they have a clean background and follow healthy practices while providing their services.
  • Your app must have a good interface and simple design to ensure it is user-friendly and has easy navigation. A complicated app design will annoy the customers and in turn force them to leave the app.
  • It is of utmost importance to identify the problems and challenges of customers and resolve their issues from time-to-time. Pay special attention to their reviews and feedback.
  • Few other things to be considered are easy registration process, in-app chat option, data security of the vendors as well as customers, data and analytics to measure your progress, etc.

Final Words

The on-demand home services apps are gradually becoming popular as they have brought convenience, efficiency, and simplicity of availing the services at their door-steps for the customers. Traditional business methods are becoming outdated at a fast pace as the on-demand economy provides immediate resolution to the customers. These apps have been a great platform for several vendors as well and increased their profitability.
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Key Considerations for building your dream eCommerce app!

Key Considerations for building your dream eCommerce app!
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Call them Fashionista or Shopaholic or whatever! People love to shop on-the-go! Irrespective of the time and place! At the very comfort of their homes or during the office breaks or while traveling back to their home from office! And that’s why eCommerce apps have been one of their favorites. Amazon, Flipkart, Shopify, eBay, Walmart, Groupon, Aliexpress, just name them! They have already created their success stories.
ECommerce solutions have literally been the game-changer for both, customers as well as the business owners. It’s no surprise that businesses are increasingly investing in eCommerce mobile app development. But the question is how to go about it?
In this blog, we have outlined essential steps needed to architect an alluring eCommerce app. Please read to know in detail.

Essential Steps to Create an Amazing eCommerce App

Before knowing these steps, it is of utmost importance for the business owners to do thorough research on multiple factors that are mentioned below. Market research will help you to set better business goals, lower business risks, boost customer satisfaction, improve decision-making, outsell competitors, and ultimately make more sales.
Now, let us have a look at the crucial steps that must be followed to create an impeccable app.
eCommerce Applications

Come up with an idea

The first step in this process is to decide the idea and the goals for the app. What do you want your eCommerce app to look like, what should be the overall concept of the app? How will you measure the progress of the app? What are your KPIs? Do you first want to develop a Minimum Viable Product? Using a Business Model Canvas (BMC) can help you understand some important aspects like value prepositions, revenue, customer segments, etc. So having a well thought out idea in place is very important to avoid unnecessary expenses later.

Decide your target audience

  • For whom are you creating this app?
  • What is their average age?
  • What are their interests and preferences?
  • Which products do they like and have already bought?
  • How will they find us?
  • Is your service B2B or B2C? Accordingly, the choices of the target audience will change.
  • Look at which mobile and web eCommerce platforms are being used by your target audience.
Answers to such questions will help you to streamline your development process, shape your eCommerce app correctly and even improve the app marketing.
Also, studying the buyer persona is essential to know your ideal customers. It includes needs and preferences of the potential customers, their motivations and similar data which will influence every factor in the eCommerce mobile app development journey.

Know your Competitors

List out your competitors and do a thorough analysis. Look at their products and services and see what attracts the buyers. Study their business model. However, don’t duplicate their features, business models, etc. Competitor analysis will help you to enhance your research, navigate different challenges in the market, improve your products and services and stand out amongst them, giving a competitive advantage.

Must-have app features

The next step for an eCommerce app development company is to determine the feature requirement of your app. A few of the must-have features that you should include in your app are:
  • Product List and categorization
  • Search Bar and Filters
  • Push Notifications
  • Multiple Payment Options
  • Wishlist
  • Look-books
  • Easy Checkout
  • Social Media Integration
  • Review and Ratings
  • Business Intelligence Tool
  • Synchronization across apps and websites

Decide technology based on budget

To determine the process and the budget, ask yourself the following questions:
  • How much time and resources are you willing to invest in?
  • Do you want to create an MVP model with the least features or want a feature-packed full-fledged eCommerce mobile app?
  • Do you want to develop native apps for both Android and iOS platforms? Or want cross-platform development? Do you also want a PWA?
  • Do you want an expensive backend development with low maintenance or high maintenance third-party APIs having a comparatively low budget?
  • Do you want an expensive backend development with low maintenance or high maintenance third-party APIs having a comparatively low budget?
  • Do you want an expensive backend development with low maintenance or high maintenance third-party APIs having a comparatively low budget?
Once you decide on the above questions, there are different pricing models available to choose from. They are scope based, time-based, fixed price models, or you can opt for dedicated resource hiring.

App development

After doing the thorough research on the above enlisted points, you can now finally start the design and development of your dream eCommerce app.
After doing the thorough research on the above enlisted points, you can now finally start the design and development of your dream eCommerce app.
Follow these tips for a good end result and unparalleled experiences to the users:
  • Ensure that the app has user-friendly navigation
  • Remove the excess clutter from the app
  • Incorporate app templates to speed up and streamline processes
  • Incorporate app templates to speed up and streamline processes
  • Give a personal touch to the app with Live Chat support.
  • Use alluring images and animations for better impact
  • Avoid using contrast color combinations, fonts, layouts, etc.

Market your app

Marketing the app is equally important as its development is. After all, getting more downloads, views, purchases is the final aim of the app development. One can create buzz about the app even before the release of the app. Some of the strategies used for successful marketing of the apps are content marketing, SEO optimization, social media marketing, email marketing, paid advertisement, app marketing, etc.

Publish the app

Finally, you are all set to publish the app on different mobile app stores like AppStore and Play Store. You can go on the app stores and sign up on their accounts, pay their registration fees, write the description and privacy policy for the app, upload the screenshots of the app interface, upload the app, specify the pricing of the app and your app will be published after it meets the set standards.

Final Words

Architecting a fully functional eCommerce app out of an idea is quite challenging. It requires considerable planning, time, efforts, finances and most important of all, commitment. In the complete development journey, greater focus must be given to the target audience. Along with the incorporation of interesting features, optimal design, exhaustive testing, powerful marketing, etc. are the factors that can lead to a roaring success.
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How the Hospitality Industry is Enhancing with IoT Technology?

How the Hospitality Industry is Enhancing with IoT Technology?
IoT in Hospitality Industry
What does the hospitality industry crave the most? Providing an ultimate guest experience!
Since the rise of hospitality industry, providing the best services and experience to the guests has been its topmost priority. This industry already possesses a huge potential for revenue generation and technology has made it much more profitable. Especially, the Internet of Things (IoT) is playing a significant role in automating the processes while reducing operational expenses. It is enhancing the customer experience by making the physical assets smarter. IoT has drastically changed the way this industry used to work.
Marriott International has launched an IoT hotel room which is an amazing example of how the future of hotels may look like. Marriott’s own Innovation Lab has teamed up with Legrand and Samsung for this project. The IoT hotel room is capable of performing several activities automatically to elevate the guest experience.
This blog will give you a glimpse of the applications and the benefits of IoT in hospitality industry. Let us first have a look at its applications.

IoT Solutions and Applications for Hospitality Industry

IoT Applications

Guestroom Automation

IoT automation can help the hotels deliver services as per the guests’ likings. For instance, a hotel app on the guest’s Smartphone or tablet can connect to the controlling devices to control the lights, temperatures, etc. of the room. As the guests enter the room, the lights are turned on automatically using the sensors and turned off as the guests leave the room. Even the temperatures can be controlled automatically. The AC will switch on and off automatically and as per the guest’s presence. This also helps with energy savings.
In some hotels with a centralized AC system, the room temperature can be controlled depending on the outside temperatures or seasons for providing a better guest experience.

Electronic Key Cards

Instead of physical key cards, IoT applications make it possible to send the electronic key card directly to the mobile phones of guests. This will communicate with the door lock and unlock it, without the need for a separate key.

Personalized services

IoT systems help the guests control the temperature of the rooms as per their choice, switch on the television, manage the curtains electronically, etc. Thus, the guests get a super-personalized experience.

Voice-controlled Customer Service

Nowadays, voice-controlled customer service is becoming a new trend in hotel industry. This area is sure to expand in the coming years. The guests can request room service or book a spa session or a table for dinner using this service, without the need to call every time. For instance, Amazon Alexa is a voice-based interaction assistant which utilises IoT. It allows the guests to manage the in-room features.

Location-based Information

Connected devices, Bluetooth, Beacons, GPS technology, etc. are used for collecting and providing location-based information to the guests. The hoteliers can send a message to their guests while they near the premises. They can inform of the menu items for the day or advertise of the laundry, cleaning, gym services, etc. They may also update the guests about the nearby attractions, local transport links, etc.

Cross-property Integration

Interacting IoT systems can be used to gather data like guest preferences and details. This data can be saved in centralized systems as the guest profile or updated in the CRM to maintain transparency of information across properties. It can be shared across the chain of hotel groups to deliver the same enriching experience to the guests if they visit any of the hotels in the chain across the world.
Few of the other applications of IoT in hospitality industry are:
  • Surveillance and access control
  • Food preparation monitoring
  • Smart refrigeration
  • Front desk management, housekeeping
  • Guest data collection for management and more business in the future
  • Predictive repairs and maintenance
  • Energy savings through temperature control, air-conditioning, etc.
IoT is a smart and new-age investment for hotels and the hospitality industry. Let us also understand the advantages IoT offers to this industry.

Top Benefits of IoT in Hospitality Industry

Enhances the customer experience:

Customer experience is the winning factor in this industry. IoT ensures fast and personalized services which makes the customers happy and gains their trust. This results in improved customer loyalty and retains the customers while ensuring they visit again. These customers may also recommend the hotel to their friends and family which might give more business.

Optimizes the expenditure:

Embedding IoT applications is a lucrative investment. It helps the hospitality industry to provide quality services as well as save money at the same time. The hoteliers can keep a watch on their workload savings, energy usage, etc. and optimize their resources. For instance, when the guests leave their room, the lights get turned-off automatically, which results in cost-savings in the long run.

Predictive analytics:

IoT devices help to collect valuable data that can be smartly utilized for modifying the existing services or introducing more services. They can track real-time data about what their customers prefer and accordingly offer them the services pro-actively. It also informs the staff about the deterioration or unusual performance of the appliances in advance. It helps to avoid emergency repairs, improve the efficiency of staff and reduce customer complaints.

Synchronization with existing devices:

Incorporating IoT solutions for hospitality industry doesn’t require replacement of the existing devices or restructuring of the hotel bodies. With some modifications, IoT systems can be well-utilized to enhance the services and provide a rich guest experience.

Final Words

IoT solutions offer a personalized, secure and soothing experience to the guests. The guests don’t need to wait in long queues while checking-in and checking-out. They can control the devices without having to leave their place. Such facilities make the guests feel special and valued. IoT applications also lower the energy costs and save time for the staff in the hospitality industry. Many hotels and travel companies have already started incorporating the IoT solutions and they are definitely ahead of their competitors.
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How Biz4Solutions is contributing in the fight against COVID-19 by developing healthcare mobile apps?

How Biz4Solutions is contributing in the fight against COVID-19 by developing healthcare mobile apps?
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“Life is Unpredictable and You Never Know what is Coming Next!”
The COVID-19 pandemic hit the world a few months back and everything changed suddenly. Thousands of people have lost their lives, businesses have come to a standstill and economies are disrupting like never before!
In this panicking situation, everyone is finding out ways to contribute their bit against this COVID-19 war. There are array of technological innovations being carried out to prevent the spreading of coronavirus. As a global provider of new-age healthcare software solutions, Biz4Solutions is developing several mobile apps to support hospitals and clinics in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team is developing social awareness apps, informative apps, counselling apps and similar other medical apps. We are constantly finding new ways to deal with this crisis using advanced technology.

How our healthcare mobile apps can benefit during the COVID-19 chaos?

Healthcare mobile app

Counselling Apps

Several countries are under lockdown and many people are home-quarantined due to the coronavirus outbreak. Social distancing can cause anxiety and take a toll on mental health. For managing stress and fear in these times, the significance of counselling can’t be underestimated. Counselling apps are already helping a number of people across the globe. People can use these apps to hire counsellors on-demand.
Biz4Solutions has built an On-Demand healthcare apps using which, people can book online sessions or appointments with healthcare providers. For instance, the Phlex65 app developed by us is a practical solution for older people to hire licensed care providers from nearby areas. These care providers help old people in activities like taking medicines, healthy cooking, bathing, etc. This app also empowers care providers. We can also develop a similar counselling app.

Social Awareness Apps

Due to lockdowns being imposed all over the world because of Covid19 pandemic, people are forced to stay home. In such situations, people have started spending most of their time on their smartphones and using social media apps on a large scale to find all sorts of information about the pandemic. Social media awareness apps can educate the people and the affected patients in these times. If someone needs to know what precautions are to be taken during this lockdown period, social awareness apps can be helpful. If someone needs groceries or masks or general medicines, social awareness apps can be used for getting contact details of nearby shops, medical stores, etc.
Biz4Solutions has developed an application named Link, which is a social networking and awareness app. People with similar health interests can connect online, chat with each other and create groups. They can share information like best doctors nearby, cheapest medications, health management tips, etc. on this social platform. They can share images, audios or videos as well. This app uses geo-location tracking and ‘push notifications’ features too.

Patient-Doctor Communication Apps

In the lockdown conditions, a patient-doctor communication app is like a blessing. If an old person with chronic ailments or a pregnant lady needs any guidance, they can immediately contact a doctor online using these apps. Likewise, if someone shows symptoms similar to COVID-19 and wants online help from the doctors, s/he can contact the doctors using these apps. These apps provide real-time access to doctors. We have developed similar apps where the patient can book the appointment for video conferencing with the healthcare providers, make the payments and then go ahead with the video calling session. During video conferencing session, patient can speak directly to the physician and explain his symptoms. Physician can then diagnose the condition and prescribe for the medicines.

Informative Apps

In these critical times, several messages about fake coronavirus cures and other misinformation are circulating on social media and other communication platforms. There is a need for genuine apps that provide information only from trusted and authorized sources like the World Health Organization (WHO) or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Such apps will help to curb the confusion amongst masses in these panicking times.
Biz4Solutions has developed highly secure and HIPAA compliant apps for renowned hospitals and other healthcare organizations across the globe. We ensure that all the data is safe and its privacy is maintained. We always rely on trusted and authentic sources for the information we need.

Medical Emergency Response Apps

Biz4Solutions has developed an outstanding app that instantly connects the patients to their physicians or medical professionals in case of an emergency. During life-threatening situations, the patients can use this app and get the required assistance immediately to save their life. Such apps help to send helpful messages and reliable emergency alerts to the ones trapped in critical situations.

Total Management Apps for Physicians

Many medium and large-sized hospitals are going through a tough time now. Patients are visiting hospitals in large numbers and management of hospitals is becoming a challenge. But thanks to the Total Management App and the Practice Management System (PMS) developed at Biz4Solutions!
These apps and systems help hospitals in many ways. They are useful in integrating the medical data of the patients and record it in the centralized systems. This data, which is saved in the digital format, can be accessed by the doctors immediately to provide better treatment of patients. The doctors working in different branches of hospitals too can access it. This data helps in improved-decision making.
It is also used for making the appointment-scheduling process self-automated. The patients can book appointments as per their availability in the slots when doctors are available. A PMS is a comprehensive solution to many tasks in a hospital

Final Words

In this war against COVID-19, technology has been the greatest weapon. Healthcare software solutions are helping in every possible way in this ongoing pandemic to combat this war. As a leading healthcare app development company based in Texas, Biz4Solutions is also trying its best to tackle the new, daunting challenges of coronavirus with technological innovations.
We use technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Solutions, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), etc. in our healthcare projects. We have 8+ years of industry experience in the healthcare sector.