Top Web Development Trends in 2017

In today’s world, we are seeing technology evolve in many different areas, this evolution is to keep up with the economic forces of efficiency and consumer demand, as well as keeping pace with the scientific advancements in our world. The driving force for this evolution in technology is to produce goods or service for profit. Web Development is an area that is constantly evolving to keep up with these demands and advancements in science, not only for profit but also to streamline the web development process.

In 2017 there are a lot of trends in Web Development that are enabling new and Creative Web Applications, with so many updates to the development process some may get confused and may not be able to explore these development trends. It’s important for web developers to stay in touch with the development tools that are being made available to them to stay on top of their game.

There are at least 10 trends in web development and at some point of time, every developer should have some knowledge on them. Some of the new trends include using Artificial Intelligence to create Websites, Static Site Generators, Conversational UI’s, and Virtual Reality just to name a few.

Top Web Development Trends in 2017

Below are some of the web development languages and tools that we see as crucial to expand your skill set to be able to keep pace with new technology that is changing the world’s landscape in software.

  • The Internet of Things – Is connecting non-internet connected device to the internet, web developers may not be involved in the creation of these devices but will be involved in the development of applications that will use, analyze and display the data from these connected devices. Creating API’s that can communicate with the different sensors and devices with the Internet of Things, will increase in demand as IoT grows.
  • AngularJS – Angular JS is great for creating hybrid apps and interactive mobile apps, this framework makes it easy to bring essential desktop frameworks to mobile applications. In 2016 released a new update with a newly designed JavaScript framework, Angular is constantly being updated with cutting edge website building technology.
  • JavaScript – JavaScript is a high-level, dynamic, untyped, and interpreted programming language. It has been standardized in the ECMAScript language specification it is one of the three core technologies of World Wide Web content production; the majority of websites employ it, and all modern Web browsers support it without the need for plug-ins. It is by far the most popular language for developers using full stacks. JavaScript is by far the most popular and most used language for web development.

The above are the three major areas of technology for web development that Vensi focuses on.  We that believes in staying on top of new technology for our software development. Our technical team’s goal is to make sure to know what is currently available to them in the market when it comes to new technology, we realize that being able to adopt new programming languages and tools to implement in our software solutions will only give our clients the best solution available.

If you need assistance to develop the best mobile, web or IoT applications contact us at  vensi.com/contact_us or visit us at www.vensi.com for more information on our products.

Voice Recognition Applications to Automate Industrial Operations

In this age of new technology where the Internet of Things is the biggest topic of the day, there are other technologies that sometimes don’t get the attention that IoT gets, that doesn’t mean these technologies don’t have a great impact on our daily lives. Voice recognition is one of these technologies that is having great impacts in Smart homes, but even bigger impacts in Smart Industries by helping to streamline productivity in industrial environments where resources are limited. Voice recognition is the ability of a machine or program to receive and interpret spoken words and carry out the commands.

Voice recognition is making head ways in Smart Home solutions with Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa these devices are making home automation much easier through voice recognition. These two products add intelligent voice control to any connected products to allow users to command home features like playing music, brightening, dimming or turning lights on or off, control television, heating and air controls and many other smart home controls.

In today’s world of connected devices having hands free automation is adding another level to the connected device and Smart Industry Solutions, by taking advantage of new technology, a business can cut down on errors made by employees, saves money and also increases the productivity of their workers. This is providing adopters a crucial advantage in their markets and putting their business on the cutting edge of technology.

Voice Recognition Applications to Automate Industrial Operations
Voice recognition has evolved in recent years in terms of speed and accuracy which is why residential and industrial industries are using them more and more to create industrial solutions to aid in the streamlining of the business.

The most common scenario we see are users speaking into a device and having that information recorded, use cases like speaking into a device to type that data out for people with disabilities, this has been used for many years and is a great example. Voice recognition technology has endless possibilities.

Machine to Machine communication in industrial automation is now being implemented in factories to increase communication and manage large amounts of data that is being generated constantly by the different processes of the machines working together in manufacturing industries.

Voice recognition is also used in many cases for remote workers in utility companies who send out service technicians to inspect the difference work sites. The workers would normally carry cumbersome equipment around to log data from the different inspected sites to transmit that data back to a central office. Now with voice recognition, these service technicians can now easily log the necessary data by simply reciting commands. Companies are now installing electronics into the service men’s vests to minimize the hardware carried around that was once used in data logging. There are many applications for voice recognition in industrial environments that can facilitate streamlining business process, early adopters are using them to solve the problems that they face with user error and not having the resources available to them, these early adopters are leading the path to others seeing the value in voice recognition technology.

Vensi, Inc has been working with voice recognition for many years and our team has developed solutions for our clients with our team’s experience if you’re considering a project and want to explore the possibilities of having voice recognition implemented into your project.

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Advantage of Mobile Apps with Wireless Solutions for Industrial Operations

Mobile Apps and the smartphone have forever changed the world in many ways and will continue to change our daily lives to come. The smartphone and the combination of mobile applications are sometimes understated in how it has advanced today’s technology. There aren’t many companies out there that aren’t mom and pop companies or startups that don’t have a mobile app and with good reason. This communication with cellular, Bluetooth, NFC and other wireless communications and mobile apps and the smartphone is a “win-win” situation for not only the companies that create and deploy these apps but for the end users as well.

In previous years we have seen mobile apps used in many ways to send and receive data, for different uses like social media, online purchases, keeping in touch with work emails, and other work functions, still the list goes on and on. Recently with the development of the Internet of Things, mobile apps are becoming mandatory to communicate data.

This was primarily seen in more commercial uses, now mobile apps, smartphones, and cellular technology are also being widely used in industrial use cases to communicate data, send alerts, notifications and status updates of different equipment and systems.

Advantage of Mobile Apps with Wireless Solutions for Industrial Operations

Remote Communication is the best tool in any industry to monitor its operations with smartphones and tablets using Mobile Apps. The ability to communicate wireless provides users the ability to maintain its operations more efficiently in industrial environments.

Industries like Building Automation, HVAC, Water Management, Lighting Manufacturers, Device Manufacturers and many others are taking advantage of Mobile Apps and Wireless Technology to create more efficient solutions to streamline their operations and business process.

Wireless communication offers many new possibilities in any industry with flexible and efficient communication solutions, these solutions are modernizing industries that would not be able to move forward with their business goals without wireless technologies, especially in industrial environments, building automation and device manufacturing.

If you are looking to create a Wireless Solutions using mobile apps for your industrial applications, Vensi, Inc has been working with Cellular, Bluetooth, NFC and other wireless technologies for decades with our experienced team of hardware and software developers create unique innovative solutions for our clients.

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Maintenance Operations becomes Smarter with Customized Mobile Apps

Preventative maintenance is an import aspect of everyday life for not only businesses, this also affects everyone’s daily life from cable installation and technical service to hospitals, and remote healthcare monitoring, to HVAC systems, electric motors and a number of manufactured products that are used to keep things running in our daily lives.

Mobile apps are becoming the “Go To” tool for just about every industry, with Mobile Apps different industries are able to receive, view and share data while on the go, without a mobile application for your business can be a detriment to the growth of your business in the smartphone era. These mobile applications are helping to streamline business operations and helps to run the daily operations more efficiently.

The use of  Customized Business Applications in the service industry is spreading with good reason, it’s proving the highest levels of efficiency and improving field productivity for the technicians and engineers also bringing higher levels of confidence with their customers. Mobile apps provide the communication and data for not only the business and also for the customers, which in turn is providing amazing business insights to make changes to their operations.

Maintenance Operations becomes Smarter with Customized Mobile Apps

One of the examples of Mobile Apps are in, the healthcare industry is taking advantage of this technology to help remotely monitor vital signs of their patients. They are able to get real-time vitals of the patient and communicate with the patient about critical issues, without delays by having direct communication with home care patients.

In different industries, the need to monitor pumping station and other equipment in remote environments is crucial to access the health and the running states to assure that these products are constantly running. Mobile apps are playing a major role in quickly accessing that information and relaying it back to the home base for analysis.

Water management is another industry that is taking advantage of mobile apps to Remotely Monitor, track and even control the different scenarios in which water flow management is needed. With mobile apps, engineers and technicians are able to efficiently manage these operations with a tablet or a smartphone.

There are many applications related to the service industry that shows how the service industry is benefiting from mobile applications in many ways from receiving critical information, to transmitting that information to be later analyzed and in many cases mobile apps are used to do simple automated functions like scheduling tasks to technicians and engineers.

The use of mobile apps is growing and in the near future, there will be many more use cases for these applications to help business to be for efficient and productive.

Vensi, Inc has been working with mobile apps for a long time and have created many applications for businesses to be more efficient and productive. If your team is looking for innovative mobile application development.

Please contact us at vensi.com/contact_us to help create a product that will enhance your daily operations.

How Mobile Apps are Helpful for Monitoring Industrial Operations

The Industrial Internet of Things is seeing an increased interest in mobile apps by using rugged handheld units, and consumer-grade wireless technologies, to manage and control maintenance functions for remote locations.

Wireless technology in the plant environment is now making a difference in improving the operations of industrial plant environments by creating smarter maintenance by monitoring of different aspects of the operations.

Having mobile device on hand while working on the plant for is now become a critical tool for plant engineers to respond quicker. Laptops and emails were the first steps in creating mobility in industrial environments, but with smartphones and tablets, there is an even greater range of freedom to increase productivity.

These wireless technologies untie area managers from control rooms and machines to monitor for better production. Managers are now able to not only see where the problem is but can get alerts where problems can potentially arise, while with real-time data can analyze where to increase capacity for better optimization with quick responses to the status of the plant.

How Mobile Apps are Helpful for Monitoring Industrial Operations

Mobile apps are becoming the standard in plants across the country and the world to monitor the entire production plant. Now with the rise of the Internet of Things, companies are beginning to integrate existing systems into one app. This provides more analyzed data for managers to make better decisions on overall plant operations.

Benefits of Mobile Apps:

  • Local and Remote Monitoring
  • Device Management
  • Notifications and Alerts
  • Local Configuration

The Internet of Things is the single factor in the 4th Industrial Revolution, this revolution is changing the way we live, work, and relate to one another this will be unlike any transformation man has known. The 4th industrial revolution is a digital one and is evolving at an enormous rate disrupting every industry in the world.

This revolution is in it’s infancy stage, and with emerging technologies the possibilities are endless, companies are creating hardware and software that are creating innovative ways of gathering and tracking data.

Vensi has created a unique hardware solution BluTerm that is preserving legacy systems and equipment by providing connectivity to them with Bluetooth adapters. These adapters convert and send Modbus, BACnet, 4 to 20mA and 4 to 10v signals to a smartphone or tablet and to the cloud for status updates, critical alert, and any pertinent data to be analyzed.

Vensi’s BlueApp Solutions is a great way to get the remote connectivity and control from any industrial system or device, it’s not only simple to integrate but gives users all of the features they want and need. While others are still trying to figure out the Industrial Internet of Things, BlueApp is on the cutting edge of the Internet of Things technology.

For more information on our solutions contact us at vensi.com/contact_us

HTML5, CSS3 are the best languages used for Mobile UI, IoT Application Development

The Internet of Things is made up of different components to make things work seamlessly for its users. Software, hardware, and firmware solutions are the things that are making the Internet of Things work seamlessly together.

This is a follow-up blog to “Why JavaScript is the Top Programming Languages for Building IoT Applications”. In our last blog we talked about JavaScript and how it is a great programming language for developing web based IoT applications, now this blog addresses how HTML5 and CSS3 with JavaScript are used for mobile user interface development to work seamlessly with web applications.

Vensi has been working with numerous Industrial IoT applications to work on multiple platforms like iOS, Android, and Windows apps, we are seeing with many others that JavaScript, HTML5 & CSS3 are great combinations of programming languages that are building Mobile, UI, Web and IoT applications seamlessly and providing a lower development cost to our clients.

HTML5, CSS3 are the best languages used for Mobile UI, IoT Application Development

Wikipedia defines CSS as Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used for describing the presentation of a document written in a markup language. Although most often used to set the visual style of web pages and user interfaces written in HTML and XHTML, the language can be applied to any XML document, including plain XML, SVG, and XUL, and is applicable to rendering in speech, or on other media. Along with HTML and JavaScript, CSS is a cornerstone technology used by most websites to create visually engaging web pages, user interfaces for web applications, and user interfaces for many mobile applications.

Benefits of CSS3:

  1. Compatible With Older Versions
  2. Simple and Independent
  3. View and Change Friendly
  4. Speedy Development
  5. Platform Independent and Cross Browser Compatible
  6. Attractive Backgrounds
  7. Borders and Texts
  8. Images and Animations
  9. Testing the Features

HTML5 is a markup language used for structuring and presenting content on the World Wide Web. It is the fifth and current version of the HTML standard, HTML5 is used by web developers to create web content and cross-platform applications.

Benefits of Html5:

  1. Semantics: allowing you to describe more precisely what your content is.
  2. Connectivity: allowing you to communicate with the server in new and innovative ways.
  3. Offline and storage: allowing web pages to store data on the client-side locally and operate offline more efficiently.
  4. Multimedia: making video and audio first-class citizens in the Open Web.
  5. 2D/3D graphics and effects: allowing a much more diverse range of presentation options.
  6. Performance and integration: providing greater speed optimization and better usage of computer hardware.
  7. Device access: allowing for the usage of various input and output devices.
  8. Styling: letting authors write more sophisticated themes.

The combination of JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3 are helping to create and bring UI and IoT applications to the market faster, by developing on one platform to be used across multiple operating systems, which reduces not only development cost, saves time and works seamlessly on multiple platforms.

Vensi Inc is skilled in developing the web and mobile applications using JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3, we are also specialized in developing IoT Applications and Web Bluetooth Apps.

If you need assistance to develop the best mobile, web or IoT applications contact us at vensi.com/contact_us or visit us at www.vensi.com for more information on our products.

How Cloud Technologies are Enabling Mobile Application Development

The App development world is taking advantage of cloud technologies to develop mobile applications. With the advancement of recent technologies like Cloud Computing, which is very significant in enabling mobile app development and is playing a major role by helping developers provide a better user experience.

Cloud Technologies are being used by developers worldwide, which is adding to the increase in mobile application deployment and an increase in multiple devices deployed. Using HTML5 is giving app developers the ability to provide uninterrupted service levels, providing network reception is good. Cloud Computing technologies are also reducing custom application development cost, by reducing building testing and deployment of these apps, managing servers are one example of a burden to developers that is now reduced with Cloud Computing.

How Cloud Technologies are Enabling Mobile Application Development

Cloud Computing Technologies is an Internet-based computing technology that provides and shares information, files and data to the users in a wide range through online sources. We can access the data anywhere from the world. The Shared information will be secure, reliable and ease to access. Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are some of the cloud service providers frequently used by developers for sharing information for Mobile App Development.

A huge benefit to using cloud technologies for mobile app development is that cloud technologies offer scalability, the server-less architecture of the cloud allows developers to scale up or down as needed. These solutions are used to integrate data analytics and other advanced technologies, all of this is apart of the Internet of Things.

Features that cloud technologies are enabling:

Moving the apps and the data to the cloud, that were once stored on the device, reaches to a wider audience because the apps can be run on multiple operating systems, with added functionality.

Vensi, Inc has specialized in developing cloud computing solutions for mobile applications using HTML5 as a framework and has a great technical team with great experience, for more information contact us at vensi.com/contact_us

Why Building Mobile Apps with API’s is a Great Approach

Mobile applications are a huge part of everyday life for most of us, whether you’re a business person needing to respond to a client’s email, a student having to check homework assignment online, or a mom who is using her mobile phone to shop for groceries. Using a mobile device is the first choice to perform these and many other functions on what used to be relegated to strictly laptops and desktops. Mobile apps and smartphones are used in many ways and are the preferred choice of people who own them to conduct different tasks while on the go.

For these mobile applications to function flawlessly, there are a lot of things that need to come together to make things work so that users see a seamless and fluid transition from screen to screen. One of the most important aspects of mobile app development is API’s. Most of us don’t know what they are, but if developers didn’t implement these well, mobile apps would not be as user-friendly.

Why Building Mobile Apps with API’s is a Great Approach

What is an API and why is it so important in mobile application development, Wikipedia defines API’s below.

Application program interface (API) is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. An API specifies how software components should interact. Additionally, APIs are used when programming graphical user interface (GUI) components. A good API makes it easier to develop a program by providing all the building blocks. A programmer then puts the blocks together.

Mobile apps built with API’s allow for multi-platform development, not only for iOS and Android but also for web apps, this development strategy is enabling companies to add more mobile apps within their budgets.

Benefits of API Services:

  • Eliminates redundant stack setup for each app.
  • Eliminates boilerplate code.
  • All within one model.

These benefits help developers to build apps faster, but also helps them link their software and applications to cloud-based storage, developers also like this API strategy for building apps because it eliminates redundant stack setup and repeated code.

Vensi Inc uses API Services in their Mobile App Development & provides user-friendly, easily accessible apps for its clients & partners. For more information contact us at www.vensi.com/contactus.

Latest Web Apps Trends for Internet of Things

In this age of innovative technology we are seeing that nothing is staying the same, web app developers are putting their efforts into making sure that the web apps/sites are as advanced as the hardware they run on.

In recent years the hype of the Internet of Things is being seen as not just hype, but the real thing as it will bring connected devices to the internet and that connectivity will provide great value to not only business but to users. Every sector of business is making strides to assure they have or are preparing and IoT solution in the coming months.

Latest Web Apps Trends for Internet of Things

Often the focus is on the hardware, mobile apps and cloud infrastructure, but the web app plays just as big of a role in IoT solutions.

Web apps provide the User Interface, and functionality needed on a desktop to monitor and control the different devices. As the Internet of Things grows, we will see web app trends focused on IoT solutions.

Web App Trends for IoT:

Internet of Things – As the number of internet-connected devices grows and users need a platform to monitor, track and control the devices and systems that are connected, web apps will be needed for those remote capabilities and many companies are focused on web apps to display the data and get historical data.

Big Data – Big Data analysis is a big part of every business, the data used is streamlining the processes and creating efficiency within them. Mobile app developers are now creating hybrid platforms specifically for Big Data, so the user can get some of the critical data on mobile apps, but with web apps can get historical data for years. These web apps create complicated trending graphs that can be manipulated to view in many different formats.

Mobile – Mobile applications are playing a major role in just about everything from IoT, retail experiences including payments, and controlling home automation. All these mobile app functionalities and more are internet of Things related solutions to enable users to have access locally or remotely to view data, remote control of devices and systems. The smartphone is an integral part of IoT solutions to display, control and monitor different things.

Vensi’s BlueApp solution is a great cutting edge Internet of Things solution if you want to know more contact us to set up time with our team to go over your business strategy and help integrate our products and solution.

For more information contact us at vensi.com/contactus.

Near Field Communication Communicates Efficiently for Wireless Transactions

NFC is something that you may hear mentioned with regard to smartphones, but most of us don’t really know what it is and how to use it. NFC is easy to use and can be very useful in everyday life.

Near Field Communicationbetter known as NFC is a set of communication protocols that enable two electronic devices to establish communication when they are in very close proximity, about 4 centimeters. This peer to peer communication is what establishes NFC apart from other RFID devices, also having the ability to act as both a reader and a tag. This unique ability has made NFC a popular choice in contactless payments and social networking to share contacts, photos, videos, and files.

The advantages of NFC:

  • Secured communication and transfer of data.
  • Easy transfer of data and files with no cost to phone users
  • Used for secure payment transactions using Smartphones.
  • Low power consumption.
  • Accurate identification of people.

Near Field Communication Communicates Efficiently for Wireless Transactions

These are just a few of the advantages of NFC, today people are using NFC for contactless payment throughout the world to expedite transactions in many different scenarios, from going through a drive through to purchase a meal or coffee, to shopping for a variety of items in supermarkets, and clothing stores.

NFC has really enhanced social networking with smartphones, users have the ability to share music, photo, files and contacts simply by touching the two devices.

The Internet of Things and the possibilities of the connection of physical devices will be assisted by NFC, because of the secure data sharing and easy access and use. Adopters will be able to use this technology in not only residential environments but in commercial and industrial settings as well.

The same reasons that makes NFC great for smartphone contactless payments and social networking are the things that make it great for the Internet of Things in all setting and industries, where there is a need for fast, secure, easy to use transfer of data with low power consumption and the ability to accurate identification of users and devices alike.

Today we are seeing more and more homes using Near Field Communication to enhance their IoT solutions, and in the very near future, we will see NFC solutions for the industrial and commercial industries.

Vensi has IoT solutions for various local short range communication. For More information on our IoT Solutions contact us at vensi.com/contact us.