8 Killer Mobile App Development Trends to Rock 2016

Mobile apps are inseparable part of our daily lives now. As per a latest report by BI Intelligence, there has been a 48% increase in purchases made through mobile devices from the previous year. A report by ComScore suggests that more than 60% of web traffic generated by leading nine US retail sites have been mobile users.

While all these statistics and figures are indicative of the dominance of mobile apps in every walks of life, developers worldwide and the businesses are busy coping up with the newest development trends and emerging technologies. A new technology and a new development trend refer irrevocably to a new opportunity rather than just a challenge. 2015 has been a happening year with several new and breakthrough trends in design and development began journey showing great promises. There are some interesting trends that are already looming large in the horizon. Let us have a closer look at the 8 killer mobile app development trends to unfold in 2016. 

Leading Danish Digital Agency Atcore Joins The Searchmetrics Partner Program

Atcore will benefit from Searchmetrics’ in-depth support and training to power global multilingual search campaigns

London, January 6, 2016 – Searchmetrics, the search and content performance leader, has today announced that Atcore, a leading digital agency in Denmark, has joined the Searchmetrics partner program as a Sapphire partner. This deeper relationship with Searchmetrics will help the agency maximise the benefits of Searchmetrics’ data and insights for its clients.

“Becoming a Searchmetrics partner signals our commitment to using the freshest most comprehensive data and analytics to drive the best results for our clients,” said Rasmus Sørensen, Senior SEO specialist at Atcore. “The partnership gives us access to in depth support and advice from Searchmetrics as well as its specialist training and certification program. So our clients can rest assured that we’re a team with the knowledge and tools to deliver first rate SEO consultancy.

Global e-learning systems User Group conference comes to London

Valerio Torda, of eXact learning solutions.

The latest in a series of User Group conferences organised by eXact learning solutions takes place at the Ibis London Earl’s Court Hotel on 2nd February. The User Group conference is a preface to the two-day Learning Technologies conference and exhibition, which opens the following day in London’s Olympia - and at which eXact learning solutions will be exhibiting.

With clients from around the world, the Italy-based digital learning content management business solution provider regularly organises User Group conferences - to enable delegates to discover eXact learning solutions’ plans for further develop and expand the eXact suite of products. Moreover, there will be a “user case studies” session, where learning content management system (LCMS) users share their experiences and achievements through using the eXact learning LCMS platform.

CMS Report's Top 10 Content Management Stories of 2015

Top 10

Welcome to the last article of 2015. I look back with amazement. This year, CMS Report published over 250 articles related to content management systems, content strategy, business strategy, and information technology. I'm forever grateful for the many authors that submitted their articles this past year for review and publication. 

So do you want to know which content management system articles were our most popular? Below are the top ten stories of 2015 that we posted here at CMSReport.com. The articles in this list are ranked based on the rate they were viewed since the article first appeared online.

7 Vital Points for Web Designers that Affect SEO

Website Design with pencils near monitor

There are two things that you cannot separate when you are doing online business. These are web design and search engine optimization (SEO). The design of a website can affect its performance on the search engines severely. Every online entrepreneurs dream is to be on the first page of a search engine’s result lineup. It does not matter whether it is Bing or Google, having your website on the first page and especially among the first five results is very good for your site. This is evidence (not only to you but to all internet users) that your website is very reliable and is an authoritative source of information concerning the keywords searched.

Agility CMS updated with December 2015 Release

New Agility Media and Documents feature within text editor

A few days ago, the Agility CMS Team released an update that includes new features and bug fixes. This is the first update since the "big upgrade" threee months ago when Agility introduced a significant rebuild and redesign of its content management system's interface.

Among the bug fixes, probably the most annoying one to me was a bug hat prevented users from being able to delete a linked content item from within grid view. Previously, a user was required to click on the "Edit Content" button in order to remove an item. Before the fix, the work-around was sufficient but annoying due to the changes involved in the expected workflow. Overall though, as a user of the Agility CMS, I've been pretty impressed how much Agility got right in the redesign that the waiting time for the fix was acceptable to me.

Survey: IT Teams Expect A Nightmare Before Christmas

Over half of IT professionals report they’re worried their network will suffer a data breach at the hands of a careless celebration

London, UK, 16th December, 2015 – Dealing with potential data loss will be the number one headache confronting IT professionals in the run up to the 2015 holiday season. According to the third annual “Happy Holidays?” survey from Ipswitch*, over one-third of IT professionals in the UK (36%) confirm they have had an IT user report the loss of a device holding company data following holiday celebrations in a pub, restaurant, or at a party.

A further one-in-five (19%) go on to say they have had to manage the fallout that results from a user leaving their phone, tablet or laptop in the back of a taxi or on public transport during the holiday season.

Deconstruction: The Freedom to Fail

Earlier this month, I talked about putting CMS Report through a very public experiment. My plan is to teardown the website and start rebuilding on a live production server. For a few months, we're dropping the professional website we had with the Agility CMS in exchange for one that returns us back to its blog-like roots in both appearance and content. This is all being done to see if we can recapture our audience's attention, but admittedly, it comes with risks.

The deconstruction process CMS Report will be undertaking not only includes our website's software and layout, but also our editorial policy, our advertising model, and whether the site should remain as a niche focused on content management. I don't know where this road leads. However, I am a strong believer that the reward is greater for those willing to accept risk.

Searchmetrics: US Consumers Turn To Amazon And Google For Holiday Gift Ideas

Searchmetric study: Gift sources 2015

20% say their phone is the only device they’ll use for researching gifts online this holiday shopping season

San Mateo – December 15, 2015 - 62% of US consumers will have researched Christmas gifts online by looking on Amazon this holiday shopping season, with 44% performing searches on Google according to a new study. Mobile phones are expected to play a big role, with around 67% of people planning to use their smartphones for researching gifts and 20% saying their phone will be the only device they use for the task.

The findings come from Searchmetrics, the leader in search and content performance, which polled 2,000 US adults[1] about how they will be researching seasonal gifts online this year.


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