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FinTech is a lucrative, yet quite saturated market. In order to stay competitive, businesses should keep track of the emerging trends and be able to capitalize on them before their competitors do. Artificial Intelligence is currently among the most promising FinTech trends. Leading financial brands such as Capital One, MasterCard, as well as hundreds of startups have set the pace for the adoption of virtual financial advisors. If you want to stay ahead of your competition or simply explore the opportunities for AI in fintech, this article is for you. Here is a brief overview of the existing AI-powered personal finance apps as well as some useful tips on how to develop one. AI and Chatbots: The hottest topics of 2017 The recent shift in consumer behavior triggered a new wave of innovation across major industries. Traditional business models and strategies are being re... (more)

Building Apps Like Uber: Development Challenges and Case Studies

Earlier this year, as BIA/Kelsey reported, the total US transaction value of the on-demand economy has seen a significant growth (from $22 billion in 2015 to $34 billion in 2016), and this trend won’t slow down any time soon. The industry is expected to hit $57 billion by the end of 2017. Despite the popularity of apps like Uber and AirBnB, the on-demand industry isn’t limited to a single business domain. Thanks to the recent shift in consumer behavior, the breakthrough business model continues to reshape a number of traditional industries. And there are some good reasons for this... (more)

Best mCommerce Apps of 2017: Trends to Watch and Lessons to Learn

Mobile currently generates, on average, 30% of the global eCommerce sales. In the US, mCommerce accounted for only $115.92 billion last year, and according to Statista, the numbers are expected to grow almost threefold by 2020. While there are many aspects driving mCommerce adoption, the functions and experiences (such as visual search or AR) available exclusively on mobile devices are the most obvious ones. So, what are the main trends fueling mCommerce adoption right now? How can startups, as well as established businesses, capitalize on them? What are some outstanding exampl... (more)

Connected Cars: Top 5 IoT Automotive Apps and How to Develop One

According to the research conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Americans spend an average of 293 hours annually driving their cars. Over 86% of US households currently own at least one car per driver (28% report having more cars than drivers). That makes the automotive industry a lucrative market for an apptrepreneur to enter. What are some of the most popular automotive apps currently on the market? What are some specifics of custom car apps development? First off, let’s define the business benefits of building connected car apps. The rise of the connected car:... (more)

14 Conferences Every Startup Should Attend in 2017

Startup ecosystem is a vibrant and ever-evolving community. Besides getting useful contacts and exchanging professional experiences, it offers a powerful means for growth and business development. Making connections with other founders and potential investors should be a part of the daily routine for anyone involved in it. For those interested in growing their network, exchanging ideas and experiences with fellow startupers, or even getting funded, here is a list of must-visit startup events for 2017. USA & Canada 1. LAUNCH Conference Location: San Francisco, CA Date: April 3 – ... (more)