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Google is adding Kotlin as an official programming language for Android development

Google has officially announced that it will support Kotlin as its “first class” programming language for Android development. Kotlin, which was announced back in 2011 by Jetbrains, is perfectly compatible with JAVA programming language. Like JAVA, Kotlin also runs on Java Virtual machine. Kotlin’s interoperability with Java is the main reason why it has become so popular among developers. Moreover, Kotlin is also a great match for the existing Android ecosystem and as it perfectly fits with Java, the two...

Introduction to the new rich card features in Google Webmaster

Google first introduced rich cards in the US in 2016, which created a new way for site owners to present previews of their content on the search results page. On 17th May 2017, Google announced the new rich card feature, available for use to site owners all over the world. As explained by Google, “Rich cards are a new Search result format building on the success of rich snippets. Just like rich snippets, rich cards use schema.org structured markup to...

Father’s Day tribute to all fathers

I would like to dedicate this post to all wonderful fathers, father figures and mentors who are doing their respective parts in solemnly touching lives and making this world a better place. Whether you are a working professional or a stay at home dad, we appreciate the great work you are doing and we thank you for being you. No one can really explain what happens when you become a dad, it is such an extraordinary feeling and truly life...

Creating multistore sitemaps in Magento

Site maps are very crucial for an ecommerce store. A sitemap can improve how well your store is reviewed by search engines and how visible each page of the store is when related keywords are keyed in. However, while trying to create multiple site map files for multistore in Magento, you may have come across the message; "filename.xml is not available and cannot be used." This occurs due to small problem that forces Magento to only use a file named...

Mobile Apps vs Mobile Websites

There have been numerous debates on which is better to make a favourable mobile presence, mobile website or mobile app. At first glance, both of them look similar and do similar functions. Hence, determining which will suit your business the most, is a tough nut to crack. One doesn’t overpower the other as both of them have useful purposes and serve a great deal for your business. However, determining which will be most appropriate for your business needs will depend...

Types of Mobile Apps

Apps have become an integral part of our lives. There is an app out there for almost everything. You want to keep track of how many steps you walked during the day? There’s an app for it; you want to make a haircut appointment at your favorite salon? There’s an app for it; you want to pay your electricity bill? There’s an app for it. Apps have certainly made our lives easier. They provide an abundant amount of resources literally...

Working with Magento, Varnish and Turpentine

What is Varnish and Turpentine? Also known as “caching HTTP reverse proxy”, Varnish can increase a website’s speed while simultaneously reducing the load on the web server. Ideally, a web server receives HTTP requests and gives back HTTP responses almost instantly. In this process, many identical responses are also delivered by the web server. But with Varnish, this website is able to run more efficiently as it caches these identical responses rather than generating them. When Varnish is in place,...

How to increase engagement through your website design?

The objectives of a website can be many; increasing customer traffic, explaining your products or services, making a brand identity, more sales and so forth. Though such objectives can be many but all of them revolve around one factor i.e. customer engagement. Though by using creative visual elements that instantly catch the eyes of its visitors, can allure customers, but this doesn’t achieve our objective of customer engagement. Customer engagement is a lot more than the eyes can see. A...

Why Your Start-up Needs a Website?

So, you are all set to make your entrepreneurial dreams come true? Great! Starting a new company and building it into a going venture demands hard work, planning and dedication. Being our own boss, doing the things the way we wish, setting our own hours and achieving personal satisfaction are some of the good reasons to choose a start-up over a corporate job. However, chances of failure are also higher. According to some statistics and figure, a major share of...