Android, iOS, Windows: why or why not to use them?

Android

The version history of the Android mobile operating system began with the public release of the Android beta on November 5, 2007. The first commercial version, Android 1.0, was released on September 23, 2008. Android is continually developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance, and it has seen a number of updates to its base operating system since the initial release.

Why to use ANDROID?

Zero/negligible development cost

The development tools like Android SDK, JDK, and Eclipse IDE etc. are free to download for the android mobile application development. Also Google charge a small fee $25, to distribute your mobile app on the Android Market.

Open Source

The Android OS is an open-source platform based on the Linux kernel and multiple open-source libraries. In this way developers are free to contribute or extend the platform as necessary for building mobile apps which run on Android devices.

Multi-Platform Support

In market, there are a wide range of hardware devices powered by the Android OS, including many different phones and tablet. Even development of android mobile apps can occur on Windows, Mac OS or Linux.

Multi-Carrier Support

World wide a large number of telecom carriers like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, AT&T Mobility, BSNL etc. are supporting Android powered phones.

Open Distribution Model

Android Market place (Google Play store) has very few restrictions on the content or functionality of an android app. So the developer can distribute theirs app through Google Play store and as well other distribution channels like Amazon’s app store.

Why not to use ANDROID?

Little Memory for Storage

You do have a memory card in your phone, but the system storage is small and you have to be very careful with your storage. Sometimes we need to download large Games, but due to the small size of the system storage its very hard to Play the Game. Yes, You can move the app data in Memory Card but still there are many android device which doesn’t allow you to store app data in memory card.

Force Close on Large App/Games

This is another drawbacks of android OS, When you run large apps/Games most of the time android shows error force close which is definitely annoying.

Battery Problem

While android has many process running in the background this increase the usage of RAM and decreasing Battery Performance. While many top notch device has good battery backup (Lithium Batteries) but still that doesn’t mean it solved the problem.

 

iOS

Apple launched iOS—then called iPhone OS—on June 29, 2007, with the very first iPhone. Since then, the mobile operating system has gone through some major upgrades. But it didn’t happen overnight. Ever year in the summer, Apple has reinvented the OS, adding new features and redefining what’s possible on all its Devices.

Why to use iOS?

Better hardware and software integration

The 3D Touch display first introduced with the iPhone 6s and featured in all but one model released since then is smart enough to sense pressure, allowing you to take quick actions from the home screen just by long-pressing on an app icon.

Easiest phone to use

Despite all the promises by Android phone makers to streamline their skins, the iPhone remains the easiest phone to use by far. Some may lament the lack of change in the look and feel of iOS over the years, but I consider it a plus that it works pretty much the same as it did way back in 2007.

No bloatware!

It’s not a good sign for prospective Android phone buyers that some of the most popular articles we do are bloatware-removal guides.Samsung and others have gotten better at minimizing the pain for users by lumping all carrier bloatware into a single folder, but it’s still just crap taking up space on your phone.

Why not to use iOS?

Not flexible only supports iOS devices.

The iOS is not Open Source.

Apple restricted the connectivity with iTunes, luckily we have best iTunes alternatives.

Devices are very pricey.

Applications are very large when compared to other mobile platforms.

Windows

Microsoft Windows was announced by Bill Gates on November 10, 1983. Microsoft introduced Windows as a graphical user interface for MS-DOS, which had been ntroduced a couple of years earlier.

 

Why to use Windows?

Quality Build Phones With Exceptional Design For Everyone

The biggest ammo to join the arsenal of Windows phones has to be Nokia’s partnership. With phones ranging from $180 to $425, sporting screen sizes from 4″ to 6″, Nokia has plenty of choices not just for the budget-conscious but also those are looking for a powerful, sleek phone, for instance like Nokia Lumia 1020 with 41 megapixel camera sensor and Full HD video.

Gorgeous Apps

Although the Windows App Store lags behind the Play Store in terms of quantity, what counts with apps is the quality and so far Windows phones have the basic necessities covered.

Microsoft Integration and Support

Those who are used to Microsoft’s service and software would be glad to know Windows Phone works well with Microsoft products like Outlook.com, OneDrive, Skype, Xbox, and OneNote. Unlike Android, Windows Phone comes with free Office in the OS itself.

Why not to use Windows?

Action Centre Is Broken

Copied from Android, Microsoft’s Action Centre offers quick access to settings and notifications. Default Microsoft apps such as Outlook, Messaging, and Store work in sync with the Action Centre. However, this feature doesn’t play nice with the third-party apps.

Many Games Are Still Missing

Windows Phone OS has matured over the years. It now has almost all the popular apps in its repository. However, four years since its inception, game developers are still giving it a cold shoulder. Although the platform now supports powerful hardware such as a quad-core processor, popular titles including Real Racing 3 and Dead Trigger series are still not available.

Lacks A Good Third-Party Video Player

In terms of video playback, Windows Phone platform natively supports Full HD MP4, WMV, and AVI formats. The most popular video format used on Torrents, MKV is still not supported though. The subtitle feature introduced with the 8.1 update is not compatible with popular SRT files.

 

– By Chetanya Sharma (3rd Year, Krishna Engineering College)

 

Why Business needs Graphic Designing ?

So you did took the plunge. Decided to pursue that entrepreneurship. You realized you understood the world, its people, and their functioning better than the rest of us inhibiting it. Eventually, you found solutions to certain issues as well. You can very well see what you are doing is going to benefit the society and how. And now here you are with a business model for the commercial market.

What are you waiting for now? Well yes of course! You need an audience who will become the potential customers and very well can upgrade to users of your product. The product you spent time and energy to develop and expecting it to become the source of your revenue as well.

What should be the next step? It should go unstated that your idea behind your product, the purpose, and usefulness of it have to be made out in the public eye.  Your next move is to make sure people get your motive so that those who are themselves looking for solutions can found them with you and be convinced to use your service.

Fig. 1 : Designed By VGeekers

Go Efficient: Go Inspire: Go VGeekers

Fig. 2 : Designed By VGeekers

I’ll say it out quite bluntly. Graphic design is the finest method to convey all your agenda at one go. It is a form of art with a potential to speak volumes about your work and communicates with the audience effectively as well as beautifully. One needs to understand that in the fast-paced life and ever-growing competition a product gets a minuscule fraction of seconds to present itself and leave an impression before being buried under the layers of other web pages or simply getting swiped by.

VGeekers are here with graphic designers to cover this lack of attention by providing visuals and captivating concepts for your business model or any particular brand line or even a single product. If you are now able to recognize the power fathomed by the graphic designs to influence your presence in the commercial province then you should also appreciate the effect of letting it get done by the dedicated professionals alike VGeekers themselves.

 

– By Shivangi Jha (3rd Year, Krishna Engineering College)

Rakshabandhan : Love of Sisters and Brothers

 

A very special day is here , RAKSHABANDHAN .
The holy thread has great significance in Hinduism as it is a mark of the love between a brother and sister.

The sister ties the thread on her brother’s wrist on the day of Shravan Poornima and the brother, in turn, vows to always protect her.

Sisters and brothers are the Truest, Purest forms of Love, Family and Friendship , knowing when to hold you and when to challenge you. But always being a part of You.

Today, Rakshabandhan is not only a tradition limited to sisters tying Rakhi to the brothers but also sisters tying the holy thread on each other’s wrists. Also, gifting has become an integral part of the celebrations. But the overall spirit of the festival of Raksha Bandhan is still the same, the festival celebrates the brother-sister bond.

Sky is blue, feel this hue, my love for my siblings is always true. This bond is most beautiful .

If you want to do really important things in life, you can’t do anything by yourself. And your best teams are your friends and your siblings.

So, VGeekers Family wishes everyone a very happy Rakshabandhan.

Your bond with your siblings may becomes stronger and happier.

हल्दी है तो चन्दन है
राखी है तो रिश्तों का बन्धन है

“Happy Raksha Bandhan”

 

– By Shraddha Singh (3rd Year, Krishna Engineering College)

Feel Fit and Healthy : DetoxPri

GOOD HEALTH is the greatest blessing of life. Even money can’t buy health. A healthy habit is any behavior that benefits your physical, mental , and emotional health. These habits improve your overall well being and make you feel good. Health is a state when the body is free from any disease or injury , and the mind is free from worry and anxiety.

So, here our team VGeekers are glad to introduce to our very own co-partner detoxpri.in for you to have fit and healthy lifestyle.

VGeekers: We hear you! Hearing Problems  and Providing The Best Solution Available.

Why should an individual choose detoxpri.in ?

Well there is a lot of other nutritionists available which are very popular but there are  many  numbers of specific reasons for you to choose DetoxPri.

It covers all the basics of health.

This gives all the required information to individual to start with.

To  stay healthy one should eat balanced diet, exercise daily and sleep well.

Their aim is to improve your life, enhance your style and take you closer to perfection. They help you to understand the fundamentals of health concepts to live a healthier and holistic life. You can learn about new food and how to create your own original and healthy recipes. Their idea is to give you complete and authentic information about healthy food habits and tips.

How DetoxPri gonna helps you ?

DetoxPri’s plans and goals are totally helpful for you, they consider your entire medical history, Include new goals to set on you. DetoxPri helps you in addressing concern such as:

* Weakness.

* Loss of balance.

* Fatigue.

* Stiff muscles and joints.

* Weight loss or weight gain.

* Sleeping Problem.

* Restlessness.

One should incorporate some of these healthy behaviors into your life like breathing exercises, walking, running or cycling, gardening and outdoor work, dance, yoga and other type of stretching exercises.

Provide knowledge about diet and recommendations.

Why DetoPri is best for your good health  ?

Everyone want to stay fit but don’t know where they can get honest, sound, and trustworthy guidelines can be a real challenge. But you should follow our team (DetoxPri) because their practice focuses on everything from your body to your mind and spirit.

For any query you can ask by visiting their website and become a part of holistic health. There are experts in the field who can help you in every possible manner.

– By Shivani Nagar (3rd Year, Krishna Engineering College)

Renderforest : Video Animation Website Tool

Renderforest is a website that plays a game changing role for video animators. User can create videos as many as he/she wants with ease, just drag and drop the clips and you’re good to go.

Anyone can create animated videos with renderforest and not only that user gets access to the whole lot of library of animated clips, where users needs to just edit the text or place his/her photos or videos in the placeholders.

With renderforest, I, myself have created a whole lot of videos and one of the example of a video (screenshotted) is below.

EcoSawari, The Change The Trust To Travel To Socialize. 

I am using it and my friends too. Why don’t you ? Click on the link and get started to make your own animated video.  https://www.renderforest.com/

Video reflects your creativity and renderforest creates that creativity for you.

Renderforest provides free tools to create professional intros, animations, slideshows, promos and music visualizations without any technical skills in minutes.

If you are new to video animation and don’t know where to get started, then checkout the renderforest website (link provided above) and watch explainer videos where they let you know how to get started.

Overall, amazing experience using it and I recommend everyone to have a look at it, you’ll be amazed as well amd gonna love it.

 

– By Rohit Kapoor (Chief Operating Officer, VGeekers)

“Women! Feel Shakti with yourself : INDIRA SHAKTI”

Safety of women matters a lot whether at home, outside the home or working place. It is very true that women in India are given a place of Goddess Lakshmi in the Indian society and to safe that place Congress Party has taken an initiative towards women security in India by giving a golden opportunity to our team (V-Geekers) for developing an android app: ‘INDIRA SHAKTI’.

 

Does women feel safe in India?

Being in the 21st century, with technology and world so advanced, we still talk about this subject, “Are Women Safe, in India, especially?” With surveys and understandings of what is happening around us, it is time that the country joins hands together to realize that – ‘Women are NOT SAFE in any means in India’. But Does that means women are weak or they can’t fight back? The answer to this is a BIG NO. Women have been advancing, progressing and have proved that they can beat men in any sector they are in. Be it sports, arts, science, politics, service or for that matter anywhere, she has stood at par with what a man could do. Yet, she still fights for her secure future.

 

With the same perspective can we again raise a question that Does Women’s have any weapon to fight back?

Of course! Women’s have many weapons to fight back including self-defence and their instincts but this is not enough. However, now women’s have an amazing android app, worldwide known as the ‘INDIRA SHAKTI’ named after the late honourable INDIRA GANDHI, a symbol of a powerful ( Shakti ) women.

 

Why to use ‘INDIRA SHAKTI’ app?

Indira Shakti android app comes with two main features that certainly makes it one of the most useful app for women’s security and these features are as follows :-

  • Indira Shakti android app allows women to save the most valuable 4 numbers from their contact list which would be necessarily in use of emergency.
  • This can be easily done by pressing the POWER BUTTON, 4-5 times or by tapping on SOS BUTTON in the app that would result in a phone call to the first fitted number and an SMS will be provided with its current location to all the numbers, and with this, women in danger will get help as soon as possible.

 

– By Mahima Bhatt (3rd Year, Krishna Engineering College)

Need Websites ? Contact VGeekers.

Do you need a website?

You need to market your product. period. Would you prefer whispering about it to every person  possible physically or you rather just put it for display somewhere and simply refer everyone that special place that describes your form of service you provide and your work ethics. Approaching  every other person sounds tedious, not to mention inefficient as well. Can this be solved? Can there be such a place ? Spoiler alert: website.

 

Why do you need website? 

Necessity of online presence is undeniable even for personal agenda let alone for some company, one at peak or just a start-up. Being the call of the todays time having a website or an app add value to your company in multiple ways. It has developed into a whole component in itself when it comes to considering departments of a business needed to run it. After all, your website is your first impression for the majority of people out there, no doubt you need one!

 

Why even have one if my company is doing great without it?

Owning a website unleashes another level of exposure for your product. That exposure not only enhance the customer base but also become accessible to more people that helps adding value for your work’s purpose that is much greater than your company or yourself.

 

Why have one  when I’m just starting out with my company?

What can be better than maintaining your citations from the very beginning that will keep adding to creditability of the start-up as it will grow. Citation means how many times your website has been mentioned on the web.  It increases with time you invest in maintaining your website. So why not let the website be the stepping stone for your start-up.

 

Why should you let VGeekers take care of it  ?

Now that the importance of existence of website has been discussed another aspect is how significant is the quality of the website. VGeekers ensures that very facet. They are the  epitome of creativity and comply to all requests put forward by the client. A large percent of your audience will make up their mind about creditability of your product by seeing the design only so better give the responsibility on secure hands.

 

By Shivangi Jha (3rd Year, Krishna Engineering College)

Some very Popular Tools for Web Development

PHP

It was created by Rasmos Lerdorf in 1994 for Zend Technologies. It is implemented primarily in C ( and some components of C++ ).

Why to use PHP:
1.  Easy and quick learning and easily embed into HTML code without requiring another IDE.
2. Cross-platform (works on any Operating System) and cross-browser (works on any Web Browser) compatible and supports all the current web browsers as well.
3. It is the core of popular content management systems including WordPress itself, Joomla and many more.

Why not to use PHP:
1. Have a minimal IoT (Internet of Things) community.
2. Being easy to learn, it is really hard to find good senior level talent in PHP.

 

JavaScript

It was developed by Brendon Eich for Netscape Communications ( to be used in Netscape navigator ) in collaboration with Sun Microsystems ( that’s from where the name Java came).

Why to use JavaScript:
1. Client + server side development yup
2. Provides Angular 2, the most popular JavaScript framework, for their large scale web app development.
3. Popular sites including Google, Facebook, Youtube uses AJAX which uses JavaScript to reload portions of web pages instead of reloading the whole page.

Why not to use JavaScript:
1. As the code executes on the users’ computer, it can be exploited for malicious purposes. That’s why some people choose to disable Javascript.
2. JavaScript is sometimes interpreted differently by different browsers. Whereas server-side scripts will always produce the same output, client-side scripts can be a little unpredictable.

 

RUBY

It was designed and developed by Yukihiro Matsumoto in Japan in 1995. It is implemented in C language.

Why to use Ruby:
1. It is a high-level programming language which can be easily embedded into HTML, just like PHP.
2. It is an object-oriented programming language having features like debugger which enable web developers create high quality web applications.
3. It enables connection with various databases such as Oracle, Sybase, DB2, MySQL and many more.

Why not to use Ruby:
1. Several benchmark websites often describe Ruby as one of the slower programming languages.
2. When compared to other programming languages, Ruby’s development and updates are slower.

 

By Saurav Choudhary (3rd Year, Krishna Engineering College)