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Recent Gallup research shows that only about 30% of Americans have a long-term financial plan (including savings and investment goals). It’s no wonder that almost half of the surveyed US citizens are “concerned, anxious or fearful about their current financial well-being.” Personal fin...
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 20...
Have a totally free schedule at DLD Innovation Festival 2017 in Tel Aviv? Neither do we, but we’d still love to arrange a meeting! Set up a meeting Here are just a few reasons why we should meet: Share knowledge and ideas – whether it’s asking for feedback or discussing the...
One of the leading tech nations, Israel, is coming short of tech talent. According to a recent survey, 56% of Israeli employers reported difficulties hiring the right professionals. Last year, Israel got bumped to the 17th place (down 6 places over the last 3 years) in the World Econom...
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 i...
24 billion devices installed by 2020. $6 trillion invested over the next 5 years. $13 trillion in ROI generated by 2025. The predictions voiced by BI Intelligence make it pretty clear: the Internet of Things will take off really soon. In an attempt to stay ahead of the curve, businesse...
With the two dominant mobile platforms accounting for over 99% of the market, businesses often need to make difficult decisions when building an app, such as iOS vs. Android first or native vs cross platform development. The latter often represents a far bigger issue for business owner...
Probably one of the most important announcements made at Google I/O annual conference this year was the first-class support for Kotlin on Android. Similar to Swift for iOS development, Kotlin has brought up a number of questions. Above all, business owners who are running successful ap...
With all the existing frameworks and libraries, the web frontend development tech stack is extremely rich and multifaceted. For a business owner willing to take his business online, choosing suitable tools might be a tough call. Yet, it still remains a crucial aspect for the future suc...
Remember your last chat with a customer support representative? Here’s a tricky question: are you 100% sure you were talking to a human? With the recent advances in artificial intelligence and the growing adoption of chatbots, you might never really know. Living in the age of bots As G...
Artificial Intelligence has always been something more of a sci-fi dream. Intelligent machines that you can communicate with, just like an ordinary person, always seemed unrealistic and even creepy to some (Skynet anyone?). However, over the last couple of years, AI technologies have b...
Being able to scale your startup further and grow your business is one more challenge you’ll need to face eventually. In this regard, there are several strategies to consider. Let’s take a look at the possible options and try to define the most efficient one. Vertical vs Horizontal Gro...
Technology is quickly transforming the retail environment as we know it. Retailers are increasingly beginning to adopt new tools such as Augmented (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), to craft engaging experiences that add a whole new dimension to traditional retailer-consumer interactions. ...
The internet community is buzzing with excitement over everything VR-related. Almost every major tech event lists VR as one of the keynotes, from Facebook’s F8 to Google I/O. And there are many reasons why creating VR content is a top-of-the-agenda investment opportunity for so many co...
Let’s face it, we’ve all been there. Be it on a lazy Sunday or during a busy day at work, the chances are you have already ordered food to be delivered to your door using a mobile app. An extremely easy and hassle-free process, ordering food to be delivered via an app is a breeze: [...
More and more companies these days are taking their business online, and that is no exception for insurance companies. By strengthen their online presence, businesses and insurance companies alike are joining an immense arena where modern day customers reside. This entails adopting the...
One of the best 2017 events for startups is almost here. Two-day Israeli Mobile Summit, 6-7 June, 2017, is an event you don’t want to miss! Our team will be there to discuss your ideas and share our expert advice. Set up a meeting Here are just a few reasons why we should meet: Share [...
Have a totally free schedule at Apps World 2017 in London? Neither do we, but we’d still love to arrange a meeting! Set up a meeting Here are just a few reasons why we should meet: Share knowledge and ideas – whether it’s asking for feedback or discussing the next great thi...
When working with a remote development team, one of the risks you expose your business to is receiving the source code which is impossible to read or work with. Thus, you need to make sure that the code is readable, can be easily understood and maintained by your in-house staff or anot...
With a startup, as well as in any other business, your money is your fuel. When you run out of it, you can find yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere, with no means of sustenance. According to CBInsights, running out of cash is one of the most common reasons why startups fail: 58 ...
Although Apple’s operating system holds second place in the global market share with only 12%, iOS app development is much more lucrative. When developing for the iOS platform you are targeting an audience with much greater purchasing power, but more importantly, is loyal to the platfo...
When you invite somebody to come over for the first time, you want to make sure your guest feels at home and won’t get lost on their way to the bathroom. As a gracious host, you welcome your guests at the door and show them around. When talking about app development, similar principles...
1. The case for a dating app With the expanding urbanization and digitization of the modern society, such an element of our everyday life as relationships are undergoing a serious change. If 100 years ago our great grandparents would typically be matchmade by their relatives or friends...
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 da...
Social media has become an integral part of our everyday lives. Currently, 2.789 billion people out of 7.476 billion of the total population are active social media apps users. Furthermore, the penetration rate is steadily increasing: according to recent research, its annual growth rat...
Just like a captain cannot handle an around-the-world cruise alone, you won’t be able to ship out your application without a professional app development team. In order to get to your destination safely, i.e. launch your app on time and on budget, you need to hire and retain qualified ...
Mobile shopping is currently experiencing massive growth. According to a forecast written by BI Intelligence, it will reach $284 billion by 2020. This makes 45% of the total U.S. eCommerce market. Interestingly enough, online shopping can get quite stressful. A balance will need to be ...
A quick tour around the platform We’ve all come to depend on the apps we have on our smartphones, even when we drive. The problem is, it can be troublesome to use those apps while you’re on the road. Announced in 2014 at Google I/O, Android Auto brings the full power of the...
Before starting an app development project, it is nice to know what to expect in the process. What’s even better is knowing how much time and money the project will take. “How much will it take?” is probably the most frequently asked question we get. In this article, we have outlined s...
Dominating a number of key markets across the world, Including the USA, the UK, Canada and Australia, iOS is considered a go-to mobile platform for business applications. Indeed, iOS has proven to outperform its main competitor, Android, in terms of app revenue and adoption. Yet, emerg...