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Sporty Launches on iOS to Help Users Find Games Near Them

sporty 650Social app Sporty wants to make it so simple to find and participate in nearby sports activities that users have no excuse not to. It does so by providing users access to a network of like-minded individuals, who may enjoy playing sports, but don’t have real-world contacts who also enjoy them (for instance). In Sporty, users create an event for sports and activities ranging from badminton and American football to skydiving and yoga, and can invite friends or strangers to join them.

Users can post a general event onto the platform to gauge the interest of friends or nearby users (events can be either public or private), or they can set a specific time and location for a structured gathering. Users can post chat messages onto events to ask questions or further plan details of the activity, and will receive notifications when they’ve been invited to an event by another user.

The larger the city, the more likely events will already exist for browsing. Users can view these “nearby” events in a separate feed, which show how many users are participating, and when the next event will take place. For instance, a group may have planned a nearby doubles tennis match for “tomorrow,” but are looking for one more player to fill out a team.

“We all played sports when we were younger, and we want to bring back the feeling of just playing a casual pick-up game in your neighborhood. We know people love sports. They just need an easier way of finding each other,” said Sporty’s Christopher Onsrud.

Sporty is available to download for free on iOS.


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Sporty Launches on iOS to Help Users Find Games Near Them

sporty 650Social app Sporty wants to make it so simple to find and participate in nearby sports activities that users have no excuse not to. It does so by providing users access to a network of like-minded individuals, who may enjoy playing sports, but don’t have real-world contacts who also enjoy them (for instance). In Sporty, users create an event for sports and activities ranging from badminton and American football to skydiving and yoga, and can invite friends or strangers to join them.

Users can post a general event onto the platform to gauge the interest of friends or nearby users (events can be either public or private), or they can set a specific time and location for a structured gathering. Users can post chat messages onto events to ask questions or further plan details of the activity, and will receive notifications when they’ve been invited to an event by another user.

The larger the city, the more likely events will already exist for browsing. Users can view these “nearby” events in a separate feed, which show how many users are participating, and when the next event will take place. For instance, a group may have planned a nearby doubles tennis match for “tomorrow,” but are looking for one more player to fill out a team.

“We all played sports when we were younger, and we want to bring back the feeling of just playing a casual pick-up game in your neighborhood. We know people love sports. They just need an easier way of finding each other,” said Sporty’s Christopher Onsrud.

Sporty is available to download for free on iOS.


Inside Mobile Apps

Sporty Launches on iOS to Help Users Find Games Near Them

sporty 650Social app Sporty wants to make it so simple to find and participate in nearby sports activities that users have no excuse not to. It does so by providing users access to a network of like-minded individuals, who may enjoy playing sports, but don’t have real-world contacts who also enjoy them (for instance). In Sporty, users create an event for sports and activities ranging from badminton and American football to skydiving and yoga, and can invite friends or strangers to join them.

Users can post a general event onto the platform to gauge the interest of friends or nearby users (events can be either public or private), or they can set a specific time and location for a structured gathering. Users can post chat messages onto events to ask questions or further plan details of the activity, and will receive notifications when they’ve been invited to an event by another user.

The larger the city, the more likely events will already exist for browsing. Users can view these “nearby” events in a separate feed, which show how many users are participating, and when the next event will take place. For instance, a group may have planned a nearby doubles tennis match for “tomorrow,” but are looking for one more player to fill out a team.

“We all played sports when we were younger, and we want to bring back the feeling of just playing a casual pick-up game in your neighborhood. We know people love sports. They just need an easier way of finding each other,” said Sporty’s Christopher Onsrud.

Sporty is available to download for free on iOS.


Inside Mobile Apps

Sporty Launches on iOS to Help Users Find Games Near Them

sporty 650Social app Sporty wants to make it so simple to find and participate in nearby sports activities that users have no excuse not to. It does so by providing users access to a network of like-minded individuals, who may enjoy playing sports, but don’t have real-world contacts who also enjoy them (for instance). In Sporty, users create an event for sports and activities ranging from badminton and American football to skydiving and yoga, and can invite friends or strangers to join them.

Users can post a general event onto the platform to gauge the interest of friends or nearby users (events can be either public or private), or they can set a specific time and location for a structured gathering. Users can post chat messages onto events to ask questions or further plan details of the activity, and will receive notifications when they’ve been invited to an event by another user.

The larger the city, the more likely events will already exist for browsing. Users can view these “nearby” events in a separate feed, which show how many users are participating, and when the next event will take place. For instance, a group may have planned a nearby doubles tennis match for “tomorrow,” but are looking for one more player to fill out a team.

“We all played sports when we were younger, and we want to bring back the feeling of just playing a casual pick-up game in your neighborhood. We know people love sports. They just need an easier way of finding each other,” said Sporty’s Christopher Onsrud.

Sporty is available to download for free on iOS.


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Hook’d: Record short musical performances and share them with friends on iOS

Music technology company MuseAmi has announced the launch of Hook’d on iPhone and iPod Touch devices. The “video music messaging” app allows users to record short videos of them performing either today’s popular music or the classics from the past, and then share them with friends or the general public. The app utilizes master recordings of songs, and offers “cutting-edge audio effects” to make any user sound their best.

In Hook’d, users can browse recorded and publicly shared “hooks” with a guest account, but must sign in with their Google account before recording and sharing their own, since the app supports direct YouTube sharing. From there, users have a selection of free music available to them, licensed from Warner Music Group. Additional licensing deals will be announced in the future. If none of the free tracks work, users can unlock more tracks one-by-one via in-app purchase, or subscribe for unlimited access for $ 3.99 per month.

The actual recording process is a lot like a round of karaoke. The chorus is presented via text lyrics at the top of the screen, and users sing along with the words as they glow. After recording, users can add an echo to the lyrics, change reverb and pitch, and change the volume balance between the music and their voice.

Once a hook is finished, they can be shared with other users within the app. There, users can comment on and like individual hooks, or share them to Twitter, text, email or Facebook. Hooks can also be uploaded to YouTube.

“In Hook’d, we’ve created a fun, addictive and totally new way to capture moments through music, and share it with one person or with many,” said Bob Taub, CEO and founder of MuseAmi. “We’re proud to have the support of Warner Music Group at launch. They’ve been a real champion of our technology, and their incredible catalog provides our users with authentic master recordings that make Hook’d like no other app on the planet.”

Hook’d is available to download for free on iOS.


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Guest Post: 5 mobile app design blunders & ways to avoid them

by Tejas Jasani, CEO with The App Guruz

A whopping 78 per cent of Facebook users in USA primarily access the social network from mobile devices. The trend is already obvious and clear that mobile devices are steadily going to be the primary access points for diverse web needs and apps. So developing mobile apps that perfectly address the capabilities of varying mobile devices and user preferences is important. While developing mobile apps there are some common blunders to avoid. Here’s my list of the five most common design blunders when designing a mobile app.

1. Figure out the cost of development

Development cost is inevitable factor that makes a business decide for funding a native app development or choose web platform.

While native apps on mobile platforms will provide unmatched inroads to users, most of the time it is regarded as a little expensive alternative to mobile or responsive websites.

Naturally a competitive budget with maximum features and functionality of ease will be the key to make clients decide in favour.

How to avoid

The design fundamentals should address the application for multiple operating platforms. In this way you can make a cost advantage for an app that is targeted for various platforms.

Do not over define functionality in the design because it leads to more development time and increase cost overburden.

Use established APIs and tools as much as possible to reduce project timeframe and save cost burden.

2. Keep in mind that mobile means smaller

While developing an app here at the mobile development company- The App Guruz, there few device-specific things that you should keep in mind.

In screen size, memory size and input methods, mobile offers a smaller and very delicate feature set that has to be addressed in app development.

How to avoid

Do not oversize or undersize the hit area while designing an application for a typical touch screen interface. Take account of the width of a finger which is normally 1.6 to 2 cm wide.

Make a design that makes the app utilise minimum cache memory.

The screen is smaller, so do not clutter it with unnecessary things. Optimise viewing on various screen sizes.

3. Don’t forget available mobile functionality

Mobile devices vary in feature set and functionalities. As much features and functions of the device can be addressed and made ready for use by the application, it is better for the users.

Making an app design that gives exposure to full functionalities of device is most important for the success of the app.

How to avoid

Remember that mobile have many functions like GPS for route planning or calendar integration. So exploit mobile abilities.

Follow examples of most feature rich and advanced apps on various platforms and niches.

4. Don’t leave users hanging

Loading time, speed and functional ease are some of the important concerns for mobile users.

An application that takes a lot of time to load its pages, poor in speed and functional ease is straightforward avoided by users.

How to avoid

While the page is loading do not show a blank page as it often makes users think that the app is not working. You can show a loading sign, a fun animation or simply a progress indicator.

Optimise loading speed by slimming down heavy and complicated files.

Optimise within-app navigation to provide highest ease in various mobile devices.

5. Don’t avoid sharing options

Finally, a developer must provide social sharing options as this would help the app to become more popular.

Making a good score in a game app and then sharing it via social media may seem lucrative. Similarly making a purchase in a shopping app and posting a ‘Like’ for the brand can be done through the sharing options itself.

How to avoid

Let users avail the option of connecting to the app through their social networking ID, so that they can seamlessly share anytime they wish without needing to register again and again.

Ask your users from time to time to rate your app and share it socially. But do not do it too frequently to make it a nuisance for them.

Author biog

Tejas Jasani is a founder & CEO of a mobile app development company named The App Guruz. His major focus is on how to improve mobile users’ smartphone experience through development of mobile games and apps. The company has offices in the USA and India.

GoMo News welcomes contributions from anyone inside the mobile/cellular sector. If you’d like to talk about sponsoring pages on this publication please email to ads@gomonews.com. Follow us on Twitter @GoMoTweet


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Guest Post: 5 mobile app design blunders & ways to avoid them

by Tejas Jasani, CEO with The App Guruz

A whopping 78 per cent of Facebook users in USA primarily access the social network from mobile devices. The trend is already obvious and clear that mobile devices are steadily going to be the primary access points for diverse web needs and apps. So developing mobile apps that perfectly address the capabilities of varying mobile devices and user preferences is important. While developing mobile apps there are some common blunders to avoid. Here’s my list of the five most common design blunders when designing a mobile app.

1. Figure out the cost of development

Development cost is inevitable factor that makes a business decide for funding a native app development or choose web platform.

While native apps on mobile platforms will provide unmatched inroads to users, most of the time it is regarded as a little expensive alternative to mobile or responsive websites.

Naturally a competitive budget with maximum features and functionality of ease will be the key to make clients decide in favour.

How to avoid

The design fundamentals should address the application for multiple operating platforms. In this way you can make a cost advantage for an app that is targeted for various platforms.

Do not over define functionality in the design because it leads to more development time and increase cost overburden.

Use established APIs and tools as much as possible to reduce project timeframe and save cost burden.

2. Keep in mind that mobile means smaller

While developing an app here at the mobile development company- The App Guruz, there few device-specific things that you should keep in mind.

In screen size, memory size and input methods, mobile offers a smaller and very delicate feature set that has to be addressed in app development.

How to avoid

Do not oversize or undersize the hit area while designing an application for a typical touch screen interface. Take account of the width of a finger which is normally 1.6 to 2 cm wide.

Make a design that makes the app utilise minimum cache memory.

The screen is smaller, so do not clutter it with unnecessary things. Optimise viewing on various screen sizes.

3. Don’t forget available mobile functionality

Mobile devices vary in feature set and functionalities. As much features and functions of the device can be addressed and made ready for use by the application, it is better for the users.

Making an app design that gives exposure to full functionalities of device is most important for the success of the app.

How to avoid

Remember that mobile have many functions like GPS for route planning or calendar integration. So exploit mobile abilities.

Follow examples of most feature rich and advanced apps on various platforms and niches.

4. Don’t leave users hanging

Loading time, speed and functional ease are some of the important concerns for mobile users.

An application that takes a lot of time to load its pages, poor in speed and functional ease is straightforward avoided by users.

How to avoid

While the page is loading do not show a blank page as it often makes users think that the app is not working. You can show a loading sign, a fun animation or simply a progress indicator.

Optimise loading speed by slimming down heavy and complicated files.

Optimise within-app navigation to provide highest ease in various mobile devices.

5. Don’t avoid sharing options

Finally, a developer must provide social sharing options as this would help the app to become more popular.

Making a good score in a game app and then sharing it via social media may seem lucrative. Similarly making a purchase in a shopping app and posting a ‘Like’ for the brand can be done through the sharing options itself.

How to avoid

Let users avail the option of connecting to the app through their social networking ID, so that they can seamlessly share anytime they wish without needing to register again and again.

Ask your users from time to time to rate your app and share it socially. But do not do it too frequently to make it a nuisance for them.

Author biog

Tejas Jasani is a founder & CEO of a mobile app development company named The App Guruz. His major focus is on how to improve mobile users’ smartphone experience through development of mobile games and apps. The company has offices in the USA and India.

GoMo News welcomes contributions from anyone inside the mobile/cellular sector. If you’d like to talk about sponsoring pages on this publication please email to ads@gomonews.com. Follow us on Twitter @GoMoTweet


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Guest Post: 5 mobile app design blunders & ways to avoid them

by Tejas Jasani, CEO with The App Guruz

A whopping 78 per cent of Facebook users in USA primarily access the social network from mobile devices. The trend is already obvious and clear that mobile devices are steadily going to be the primary access points for diverse web needs and apps. So developing mobile apps that perfectly address the capabilities of varying mobile devices and user preferences is important. While developing mobile apps there are some common blunders to avoid. Here’s my list of the five most common design blunders when designing a mobile app.

1. Figure out the cost of development

Development cost is inevitable factor that makes a business decide for funding a native app development or choose web platform.

While native apps on mobile platforms will provide unmatched inroads to users, most of the time it is regarded as a little expensive alternative to mobile or responsive websites.

Naturally a competitive budget with maximum features and functionality of ease will be the key to make clients decide in favour.

How to avoid

The design fundamentals should address the application for multiple operating platforms. In this way you can make a cost advantage for an app that is targeted for various platforms.

Do not over define functionality in the design because it leads to more development time and increase cost overburden.

Use established APIs and tools as much as possible to reduce project timeframe and save cost burden.

2. Keep in mind that mobile means smaller

While developing an app here at the mobile development company- The App Guruz, there few device-specific things that you should keep in mind.

In screen size, memory size and input methods, mobile offers a smaller and very delicate feature set that has to be addressed in app development.

How to avoid

Do not oversize or undersize the hit area while designing an application for a typical touch screen interface. Take account of the width of a finger which is normally 1.6 to 2 cm wide.

Make a design that makes the app utilise minimum cache memory.

The screen is smaller, so do not clutter it with unnecessary things. Optimise viewing on various screen sizes.

3. Don’t forget available mobile functionality

Mobile devices vary in feature set and functionalities. As much features and functions of the device can be addressed and made ready for use by the application, it is better for the users.

Making an app design that gives exposure to full functionalities of device is most important for the success of the app.

How to avoid

Remember that mobile have many functions like GPS for route planning or calendar integration. So exploit mobile abilities.

Follow examples of most feature rich and advanced apps on various platforms and niches.

4. Don’t leave users hanging

Loading time, speed and functional ease are some of the important concerns for mobile users.

An application that takes a lot of time to load its pages, poor in speed and functional ease is straightforward avoided by users.

How to avoid

While the page is loading do not show a blank page as it often makes users think that the app is not working. You can show a loading sign, a fun animation or simply a progress indicator.

Optimise loading speed by slimming down heavy and complicated files.

Optimise within-app navigation to provide highest ease in various mobile devices.

5. Don’t avoid sharing options

Finally, a developer must provide social sharing options as this would help the app to become more popular.

Making a good score in a game app and then sharing it via social media may seem lucrative. Similarly making a purchase in a shopping app and posting a ‘Like’ for the brand can be done through the sharing options itself.

How to avoid

Let users avail the option of connecting to the app through their social networking ID, so that they can seamlessly share anytime they wish without needing to register again and again.

Ask your users from time to time to rate your app and share it socially. But do not do it too frequently to make it a nuisance for them.

Author biog

Tejas Jasani is a founder & CEO of a mobile app development company named The App Guruz. His major focus is on how to improve mobile users’ smartphone experience through development of mobile games and apps. The company has offices in the USA and India.

GoMo News welcomes contributions from anyone inside the mobile/cellular sector. If you’d like to talk about sponsoring pages on this publication please email to ads@gomonews.com. Follow us on Twitter @GoMoTweet


GoMo News

Guest Post: 5 mobile app design blunders & ways to avoid them

by Tejas Jasani, CEO with The App Guruz

A whopping 78 per cent of Facebook users in USA primarily access the social network from mobile devices. The trend is already obvious and clear that mobile devices are steadily going to be the primary access points for diverse web needs and apps. So developing mobile apps that perfectly address the capabilities of varying mobile devices and user preferences is important. While developing mobile apps there are some common blunders to avoid. Here’s my list of the five most common design blunders when designing a mobile app.

1. Figure out the cost of development

Development cost is inevitable factor that makes a business decide for funding a native app development or choose web platform.

While native apps on mobile platforms will provide unmatched inroads to users, most of the time it is regarded as a little expensive alternative to mobile or responsive websites.

Naturally a competitive budget with maximum features and functionality of ease will be the key to make clients decide in favour.

How to avoid

The design fundamentals should address the application for multiple operating platforms. In this way you can make a cost advantage for an app that is targeted for various platforms.

Do not over define functionality in the design because it leads to more development time and increase cost overburden.

Use established APIs and tools as much as possible to reduce project timeframe and save cost burden.

2. Keep in mind that mobile means smaller

While developing an app here at the mobile development company- The App Guruz, there few device-specific things that you should keep in mind.

In screen size, memory size and input methods, mobile offers a smaller and very delicate feature set that has to be addressed in app development.

How to avoid

Do not oversize or undersize the hit area while designing an application for a typical touch screen interface. Take account of the width of a finger which is normally 1.6 to 2 cm wide.

Make a design that makes the app utilise minimum cache memory.

The screen is smaller, so do not clutter it with unnecessary things. Optimise viewing on various screen sizes.

3. Don’t forget available mobile functionality

Mobile devices vary in feature set and functionalities. As much features and functions of the device can be addressed and made ready for use by the application, it is better for the users.

Making an app design that gives exposure to full functionalities of device is most important for the success of the app.

How to avoid

Remember that mobile have many functions like GPS for route planning or calendar integration. So exploit mobile abilities.

Follow examples of most feature rich and advanced apps on various platforms and niches.

4. Don’t leave users hanging

Loading time, speed and functional ease are some of the important concerns for mobile users.

An application that takes a lot of time to load its pages, poor in speed and functional ease is straightforward avoided by users.

How to avoid

While the page is loading do not show a blank page as it often makes users think that the app is not working. You can show a loading sign, a fun animation or simply a progress indicator.

Optimise loading speed by slimming down heavy and complicated files.

Optimise within-app navigation to provide highest ease in various mobile devices.

5. Don’t avoid sharing options

Finally, a developer must provide social sharing options as this would help the app to become more popular.

Making a good score in a game app and then sharing it via social media may seem lucrative. Similarly making a purchase in a shopping app and posting a ‘Like’ for the brand can be done through the sharing options itself.

How to avoid

Let users avail the option of connecting to the app through their social networking ID, so that they can seamlessly share anytime they wish without needing to register again and again.

Ask your users from time to time to rate your app and share it socially. But do not do it too frequently to make it a nuisance for them.

Author biog

Tejas Jasani is a founder & CEO of a mobile app development company named The App Guruz. His major focus is on how to improve mobile users’ smartphone experience through development of mobile games and apps. The company has offices in the USA and India.

GoMo News welcomes contributions from anyone inside the mobile/cellular sector. If you’d like to talk about sponsoring pages on this publication please email to ads@gomonews.com. Follow us on Twitter @GoMoTweet


GoMo News

Guest Post: 5 mobile app design blunders & ways to avoid them

by Tejas Jasani, CEO with The App Guruz

A whopping 78 per cent of Facebook users in USA primarily access the social network from mobile devices. The trend is already obvious and clear that mobile devices are steadily going to be the primary access points for diverse web needs and apps. So developing mobile apps that perfectly address the capabilities of varying mobile devices and user preferences is important. While developing mobile apps there are some common blunders to avoid. Here’s my list of the five most common design blunders when designing a mobile app.

1. Figure out the cost of development

Development cost is inevitable factor that makes a business decide for funding a native app development or choose web platform.

While native apps on mobile platforms will provide unmatched inroads to users, most of the time it is regarded as a little expensive alternative to mobile or responsive websites.

Naturally a competitive budget with maximum features and functionality of ease will be the key to make clients decide in favour.

How to avoid

The design fundamentals should address the application for multiple operating platforms. In this way you can make a cost advantage for an app that is targeted for various platforms.

Do not over define functionality in the design because it leads to more development time and increase cost overburden.

Use established APIs and tools as much as possible to reduce project timeframe and save cost burden.

2. Keep in mind that mobile means smaller

While developing an app here at the mobile development company- The App Guruz, there few device-specific things that you should keep in mind.

In screen size, memory size and input methods, mobile offers a smaller and very delicate feature set that has to be addressed in app development.

How to avoid

Do not oversize or undersize the hit area while designing an application for a typical touch screen interface. Take account of the width of a finger which is normally 1.6 to 2 cm wide.

Make a design that makes the app utilise minimum cache memory.

The screen is smaller, so do not clutter it with unnecessary things. Optimise viewing on various screen sizes.

3. Don’t forget available mobile functionality

Mobile devices vary in feature set and functionalities. As much features and functions of the device can be addressed and made ready for use by the application, it is better for the users.

Making an app design that gives exposure to full functionalities of device is most important for the success of the app.

How to avoid

Remember that mobile have many functions like GPS for route planning or calendar integration. So exploit mobile abilities.

Follow examples of most feature rich and advanced apps on various platforms and niches.

4. Don’t leave users hanging

Loading time, speed and functional ease are some of the important concerns for mobile users.

An application that takes a lot of time to load its pages, poor in speed and functional ease is straightforward avoided by users.

How to avoid

While the page is loading do not show a blank page as it often makes users think that the app is not working. You can show a loading sign, a fun animation or simply a progress indicator.

Optimise loading speed by slimming down heavy and complicated files.

Optimise within-app navigation to provide highest ease in various mobile devices.

5. Don’t avoid sharing options

Finally, a developer must provide social sharing options as this would help the app to become more popular.

Making a good score in a game app and then sharing it via social media may seem lucrative. Similarly making a purchase in a shopping app and posting a ‘Like’ for the brand can be done through the sharing options itself.

How to avoid

Let users avail the option of connecting to the app through their social networking ID, so that they can seamlessly share anytime they wish without needing to register again and again.

Ask your users from time to time to rate your app and share it socially. But do not do it too frequently to make it a nuisance for them.

Author biog

Tejas Jasani is a founder & CEO of a mobile app development company named The App Guruz. His major focus is on how to improve mobile users’ smartphone experience through development of mobile games and apps. The company has offices in the USA and India.

GoMo News welcomes contributions from anyone inside the mobile/cellular sector. If you’d like to talk about sponsoring pages on this publication please email to ads@gomonews.com. Follow us on Twitter @GoMoTweet


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