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Pros and Cons of App Development Software

We are living in the era of modern technology. Everything is becoming digitalized. Let’s take the example of apps; apps have made our lives much more accessible. They can do many innovative things that were just possible in dreams 50 years ago. In this article, we will discuss the pros and cons of app development software. But before discussing the main topic, let us discuss what app development software is.

Have you ever thought about how many apps are available in the Google Play Store? Currently, 3.04 million apps are sitting in the Google Play Store, and this number is increasing gradually.

App development is the process of building new applications, and one way this can be done is with the help of using different app developing software, like Flutter, Bizness Apps, Appy Pie, Zoho creator, etc., or with the help of coding and programming, and these applications can run on any platform like Android and iOS, etc. Developing an app with programming support is a difficult task. That is why some developers prefer to use software to build apps, but the main method to create an app is by using programming; many top-rated companies hire programmers for app development.

Coming back to the main topic, let us go over some pros and cons of app development software. Firstly, we will discuss the pros of these software.

 

Pros of App Development Software

Let us start to discuss the pros of app development websites and software.

Provide Elegant User Interface and User Experience

User interface and user experience (UI/UX) is the core element of an app. The design of the whole app depends on the quality of the user interface and user experience. User interface and user experience also give a tough time to the app developer, and app developers invest a lot of their time designing them as they are crucial for an app.

According to Forrester’s research, UI design has the power to boost the conversion rate of your site or app by 200%, and good quality UX design can raise the conversion rate of your site or app by 400%. The best app development website and software has the most attractive and engaging UI/UX templates that can surely decrease the bounce rate of your app. In short, if a developer is using an app development website or software, then he does not need to design UI/UX; he can use the already designed templates.

 

No need to use Programming Skills

Sometimes programming becomes a headache for many developers. Programming needs high-class skills, valuable experience, consistency, a focused mind, and total concentration. Many app developers are not ready for programming just because they want to save their time. So, to overcome this headache, many app development software is allowing the user to build an exceptional and high-quality app without doing any coding. This factor of ready-to-use software attracts many developers to switch from programming to an app development app.  App development software has custom-built features and some unique drag and drop options that only require you to provide your ideas and concepts to the team, and they will manage all the concepts and construct your whole app.

 

Complete Guidance and assistance

App developing software provides you complete guidance from start to end. A beginner can quickly learn app development with the help of software. They even benefit you after publishing your app, and they send you notifications regarding your app’s performance, updates, etc. When publishing your app, a good app builder reviews your application thoroughly and guides you if your app needs any modifications. Modern app builders have a unique feature that allows you to check your app before publishing it into the app store.

 

Cons of App Development Software

As we have discussed, the various software for building apps has many benefits, but on the other hand, they also have many cons. Let us discuss some of the cons of these off-the-shelf software.

 

Non-customizable templates and designs

Many companies design their app using pre-made templates and designs, but some top-notch companies and brands do not prefer these already made templates; they want to build their app according to their vision and expectations. So, in this step, most app development software fails; because most app builder software has only pre-made themes and templates, you cannot design your template according to your own vision. To develop a more flexible and valuable app, it’s better to choose an app builder that offers many customizable options and gives you complete control.

 

Do not have the ability to code and edit

Many app development apps give you full assistance, but still, you are limited in many ways. You cannot do some changes with customization because they do not have the ability for coding. You can say that you do not have complete control over your app and that may restrict you from modifying your app structure. Due to the limited features of in-app developing software, there are chances to lose some high-rated projects from your hand. So, this is the downside for app-building software. Always do good research on the features of app builder software before using them.

 

Need High budget

Significant and high-quality customization will give you an edge over other apps, but it also requires a high budget.

To use all the features of app builder software and access their services requires a high budget; otherwise, you cannot benefit from all the features and design the type of app which you deemed for. Most leading app development websites charge a remarkably high price to buy their premium service.

 

The app is not 100% yours

You may think that you can become the complete owner of an app that you build with the help of different app builder software, but that is not true. You cannot 100% become the owner. Your app builder platform has the right to remove your app at any time if you violate its policies. They even have the right to delete your user account.

 

Third-party services

Any app built by using any app development app or software does not have the option to integrate any third-party services. Developers are bound to use only the assistance of their app builder software. Most app development software has lost its worth due to this drawback.

 

 

Conclusion

So, as you see, most of these software have more drawbacks rather than benefits. So, it is crucial to choose the right app development platform that will give you more benefits, a lot of customizable options, and complete control.

Sunvera can help you build your custom business mobile app. Our employees have 30+ years of app development experience, and we have built apps for various industries, including but not limited to healthcare, agriculture, retail, real estate, and more. Contact us today to book a 30-minute call and discuss your business.

Sunvera Software Recognized as a Top Software Development Company in California by DesignRush

 

DesignRush has recognized Sunvera Software as one of the top 30 software development companies based in California. The DesignRush team has evaluated thousands of companies and agencies to create a comprehensive guide to help direct customers to the best companies within a particular area of expertise. Being included in this list is another significant milestone and achievement for Sunvera Software and a beneficial partnership with DesignRush. 

Sunvera Software was founded in 2012 in an Irvine garage by Ram Iyer. Since the inception of Sunvera Software, the company has grown and now has offices in Irvine, CA and Phoenix, AZ. Sunvera Software specializes in custom software development, including mobile applications, cloud migration, and emerging technologies. Sunvera Software has also branched out into different verticals such as healthcare, agriculture, and education since 2012. 

In the past year, we have been delighted to be included in a handful of top companies’ lists, and this is another one that we are excited about. As the leader in providing intelligent software solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, Sunvera is thrilled to be featured in this list among other top agencies in software development. 

Our approach is simple. We don’t provide services, we provide solutions. Sunvera makes business easier to manage by improving operational efficiency while reducing costs to run your business. Whether that is through a mobile app or a web-based solution, we’ve got you covered. Book a quick 30-minute call with us to get started!

What Makes the Samsung SmartTag so Special?

Samsung has recently revealed one of their newest products, the Galaxy SmartTag and the SmartTag+. The difference between these two versions of the Galaxy SmartTag is that the SmartTag + uses Ultra wide band technology combined with Bluetooth low energy signals that can give an exact location for your SmartTag through Samsung’s SmartThings Find service. SmartThings Find service can be accessed through the SmartThings app. The regular SmartTag device only uses Bluetooth low energy signals to find your device. The SmartTag+ uses the same bluetooth low energy signals as the regular SmartTag device, but it also uses Ultra Wide Band technology. The Ultra wide band technology used in the SmartTag + can enable Augmented Reality to help lead you to your device using your phone’s camera. If you are interested in using these features of the SmartTag + you will need to have a Galaxy S21+ or S21 Ultra. 

 

One reason why the Galaxy SmartTag is so special is that you can find your tagged device even if it’s out of range of Bluetooth. Samsung gives users the option to join SmartThings app which uses Samsung devices to help find others missing SmartTags. The way this works is that once you report your SmartTag’d device missing any other galaxy phones or devices that are by your SmartTag will alert the SmartThings app with your device’s location. All of this data transmitted between the SmartThings app and SmartTags will be encrypted and only the owner will be able to see the devices location.

 

Another feature added to the SmartTag is the ability to find your SmartTag even with a device that is offline. And, on top of this, Samsung has designed the SmartTag to be able to store a history of where the tag has been which can allow users to easily retrace their steps. Once you have retraced your steps and are near your SmartTag it will give users an option of playing a sound or ringtone outloud to help users easily find where it is. With these features, Samsung is making it almost impossible to lose anything again as long as you tagged it with a SmartTag. However, Samsung did not create this product just to find lost items. Samsung developed the SmartTag to also pair with a smart home and allows the SmartTag to be assigned an action for devices in your smart home. The SmartTag needs to be connected to an IoT device that is registered in the SmartThings app in order for these functions to be accessed. If you already own a Samsung device, it seems there is no reason not to invest in the SmartTag, as it is a device that can access and activate devices in your smarthome in an instant, and help you find any items you may lose at the same time. 

 

Currently the SmartTag+ is being sold at $39.99 for one and $64.99 for a two-pack. The standard edition SmartTag can be bought for $29.99. There is also an option of a two-pack and four-pack costing $49.99 and $84.99. 

 

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New Apps Will Need to Cater To These Three New PERMANENT Technologies

 

Building a mobile app requires doing plenty of market research, not just on the estimated number of people who will use your app, but also on the technologies that you will want to incorporate to your app. Here are three new permanent technologies that you will want to keep in mind when building new apps.

 

Ultra Wide Band Technology (UWB)

UWB technology is a recent development in technology. With newer phones and devices able to run off 5G, it will help the growth of UWB and ultimately lead to more UWB capabilities and features. One thing that UWB can do right now precisely tracks a device’s location. UWB has been seen in Apple’s AirTag and Samsung’s Galaxy SmartTag+. UWB is more accurate when locating another appliance due to UWB using radio waves at high frequencies. Using radio waves at high frequencies makes it easier for devices to capture highly accurate spatial and directional data.  

 

Augmented Reality (AR)

AR technology has continued to grow over recent years and has been useful in helping users visualize things by bringing the real world into their phones. Two good examples of AR use cases are with shopping catalogs and Samsung’s new SmartTag+. Some companies have felt that AR can help make the online shopping experience more accurate and even lets consumers visualize how the clothing will appear in different environments. In the case of the SmartTag+, Samsung has developed the SmartTag to help find lost things, and by pairing AR within the SmartTag+, users will be able to use their camera to get an accurate description of the directions and distance you need to go to find your device. AR makes your surroundings come alive with data, images, and unique experiences super-imposed on the world around you

 

Virtual Reality (VR)

VR is similar to AR because both of these technologies have been growing in recent history, and companies are trying to find more ways to implement these technologies into their businesses. Marketers have been intrigued by VR technology because they feel it can help keep the attention of consumers. VR requires consumers and users to step into a wholly computerized, virtual world that is controlled by the brands and businesses that design it. VR is also becoming increasingly popular in today’s day and age due to the limited attention spans of consumers on the internet. However, with VR, the consumer has to be engrossed with one thing, and that is whatever is being shown in virtual reality. Six reasons for why VR is so important to include in your apps: High sensory impact, Story-living rather than telling, 100% of a user’s attention, emotional experiences, VR is transportative, and Flexibility. These six reasons are a great example of why new apps should cater to VR because it can allow you to capture users attention for longer while being completely focused. There is an immense amount of competition when it comes to the app marketplace, so VR is a way to stand out from competition. Because VR is still continuing to grow and improve, it is important developers focus on creating good, impactful VR to help their app become more successful. 

 

The difference between Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality is that virtual reality creates an environment built through computer technology. Augmented reality uses real-world data and combines it with virtual data and information to create a new, enhanced environment for users. So VR creates a whole new environment, whereas AR builds upon the existing environment with technology. 

 

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How the Apple AirTag Works With Your Iphone

 

Apple has recently introduced one of their newest products, Apple AirTag. The AirTag is a small metal disc that can be attached to items to ensure you don’t lose them. The AirTag works in unison with your iPhones Bluetooth and Find My app. In addition, the introduction of Ultra Wide Band technology in newer iPhones can precisely track your AirTag, ensuring you won’t lose whatever item you have tagged. 

 

How it works is that your Apple AirTag will send a secure Bluetooth signal that nearby devices will then detect in the Find My network (hyperlink apple). The AirTag location information goes into the iCloud, where you will then be able to see your device on a map within the Find My app. If your AirTag is out of range of your iPhone’s Bluetooth signal, it will give you the location of where your AirTag was found last. From this point, it will continue to provide the most recent location until you move into range of the Bluetooth signal again, and once in range again, the Bluetooth tracking of the AirTag will resume. When in range, the AirTag has a feature to play a sound to help you find your missing item. Apple announced that the AirTag would work more efficiently with iPhones and devices with Apple’s U1 Chip, enabling Ultra Wide Band. The AirTag connected to the U1 chip can offer precise location rather than the general area due to Ultra Wide Band technology. So if you own an iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, or 12 Pro Max, you’ll be able to see the distance to your AirTag as well as what direction you need to go to get to it (Hyperlink Apple). 

 

If you do not own the newer versions of the iPhone, the base-model AirTag works using Bluetooth signals for:

  • iOS 14.5 or later
  • iPhone SE, 6S or Later
  • iPod Touch 7th generation or later
  • iPad Pro 5th generation or later
  • iPad Air 2 or later
  • iPad Mini 4 

And even though you won’t get the direction and distance to your Apple AirTag, you will still be able to see its general location through your devices’ Bluetooth signal and the Find My app.

AirTag also has an option called Lost Mode. When Lost Mode is enabled you will get a notification anytime a device goes within the area of your AirTag, and Apple has added a feature that gives consumers the option of allowing their contact information to be tied to their AirTag so if found by a stranger, they will be able to contact you with the location of your AirTag. 

Apple has addressed that no location data or history will be stored on your AirTag. In addition, the owner of the AirTag will be the only person able to see its location. Even the devices that send the signals to and from the AirTag will remain anonymous. A few other features of the AirTag include long battery life and the AirTag is water resistant. Apple claims that your AirTag should be able to last over a year running off of a standard battery. 

 

Apple has announced that the AirTag will be available to purchase for $29, or sold in a pack of four AirTags for $99.

 

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5 Use Cases for Ultra Wideband (UWB) Technology

You may have been hearing the term ‘Ultra Wideband’ going around for quite some time now, but what exactly is it? Why are leaders in tech such as Apple, Android, and Google looking to incorporate UWB to their devices all of a sudden? After all, people only care about something  if it will directly benefit them, so we have compiled a list of five use cases for ultra wideband (UWB) technology, to benefit both consumers and businesses.

 

Social Distancing

UWB can be utilized to safely and easily conduct social distancing measures, whether you are an individual who walks into a crowded grocery store, or you are an executive leader who wants your employees to be spread out at work to keep your office environment safe. A handful of businesses are taking advantage of UWB to resume operations, including this museum. With the use of tags, people can be alerted as soon as they come into close proximity with another person, so they can quickly step away from them. 

 

Item Navigation

Imagine how much more efficient everyday processes can get if one could easily locate where they have lost something, or multiple items. Maybe you lost a remote, or as a business you are trying to locate lost carts and equipment. One specific use case is hospitals, which need a good medical device tracking system to save loads of time. As long as a tag is installed in the objects, they are easily trackable. 

 

Lock/Unlock Doors

For everyday convenience, try locking and unlocking your doors with UWB. This includes any and all doors including your house door, car door, office door etc. As you may or may not have heard, this luxury is available on the Iphone 11 and later Apple phones, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Just one way to make life simpler when you are running late!

 

AR/VR Headsets

The problem with the Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality headsets we see everywhere right now are that they are very heavy, since they use a heavy battery. UWB reduces the amount of battery needed for the headsets to properly function, and can make using them a lot more enjoyable. 5G Ultra Wideband is quickly transforming the world of AR/VR with a heavy (no pun intended) focus on user experience. 

 

Secure Data Transfer

Individuals can safely transfer data with one another without the risk of outside threats. This includes secure payments, or if you just want to share files and photos with someone. All you have to do is point your phone at their phone, and the transfer takes place. Companies can also transfer data through UWB.

 

These are just some of the many use cases for Ultra Wideband (UWB) to simplify operations and create overall better experiences. Keep in mind that UWB can work through various devices, and we did an entire post on 4 Devices That Use UWB. There is no doubt that this radio technology will have a greater presence in our lives just months from now. 

Since a handful of newer phones have UWB capability, this only means that there is a high potential to build mobile apps that are compatible with UWB, as it will soon become a part of our everyday lives, just as smartphones have transformed our daily lives. 

Sunvera builds next-generation mobile apps that work with UWB technology. Call us for a free consultation today.

4 Devices That Use Ultra Wideband (UWB) Technology

 

Ultra Wideband has been the talk of the town since the beginning of this year, and a lot of progress has been made since then. From Google adding a UWB API for Android, to Apple finally releasing its long-awaited Apple AirTags, Ultra Wideband is quickly taking over the tech industry. Here are four devices that currently use UWB technology. 

 

Smartphones

Did you know that almost all phones will incorporate UWB going forward? Apple led the way with the Iphone 11, the first Apple phone to include UWB. Soon afterwards, Samsung followed up with their Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. And now, it has recently been revealed that Google’s Pixel phone is also going to have UWB capabilities. Phone manufacturers are quickly realizing the importance of UWB and how everyone is going to utilize it to the max just months from now.

 

AR/VR Headsets

We covered UWB’s involvement in AR / VR technology in our 5 Use Cases for UWB post, but to summarize, this radio technology will allow for more immersive experiences with less heavy equipment. Lower battery usage means less bulkier headsets, so one can have a more enjoyable experience, whether they are gaming or watching a movie.

 

Apple Watch

The Apple Watch Series 6 includes UWB technology for spatial awareness. This can help you in many ways, including maintaining social distances, locating lost items, open / close doors etc. 

 

Apple AirTags / Samsung SmartTag

Very recently, Apple rolled out its AirTags to efficiently locate lost items. The AirTags are a small circular tracker which you attach to any important items which you can lose easily, such as your keys and wallet. But before doing that, you need to add them in the ‘Find My’ app under ‘items’, so you can easily track your valuables. With the help of UWB, you can use precise location to find your lost objects.

 

BONUS (not a device) Mobile Apps

Since most smartphone companies are manufacturing UWB-enabled devices, this means that there is a huge opportunity for the mobile apps industry. Many apps will be compatible with UWB technology to be able to seamlessly integrate with the built-in UWB capabilities in newer phone models. 

 

Sunvera builds next-generation mobile apps that work seamlessly with UWB-enabled devices. Contact us now to get a free consultation.

Agile vs. Waterfall Development

When it comes to software development, you may have heard the terms agile vs. waterfall development. Not sure what they are? No worries, because we will cover both methodologies and compare and contrast the two so you can get a better idea of both.

What is the Waterfall Development Methodology?

Also known as Linear Sequential Life Cycle Model, this is a model that only moves to the next step of the development when the previous step has been completed. The team develops and tests each step of the design thoroughly and when the step has thoroughly been completed, the team moves on to the next step. Waterfall methodology is a step-by-step process that ensures quality but at the cost of time. 

What is Agile Development Methodology?

Unlike the Waterfall Methodology, both testing as well as development are worked upon side by side. This model allows for more communication between all the parties involved, i.e., developers, customers, managers, and testers. Furthermore, this model is collaboration-centric, which means that communication is the key here, and the tasks are broken down into smaller tasks which are then given a deadline to finish by. Agile Methodology is more flexible than the former, as it allows for the scope of the project to change once the development has started. 

What are the benefits of Waterfall Development Methodology?

Some of the key benefits of Waterfall Development Methodology are as follows:

  • This method is one of the simplest to use. Each step has precise objectives and an evaluation process because of its nature.
  • It tends to work well for small tasks with simple to understand specifications.
  • Quicker execution
  • The method and output are well recorded.
  • Capable of adapting equipment method
  • This Methodology for managing project constraints is effective.

What are the benefits of Agile Development Model?

  • The customer process is focused on. This ensures that the customer constantly participates during all phases.
  • Agile groups are highly self – motivated so that the development plans can produce a better outcome.
  • This method ensures that development quality is maintained, and the process is based entirely on progress. 
  • The customer and team, therefore, know exactly what is or isn’t complete. In the development process, this decreases the risk.

Drawbacks of the Waterfall Development Method

  • Not the perfect model for a complex project.
  • It’s a less efficient method if the requirement is not clear at the start.
  • Changes in the previous phases are very hard to move back.
  • After the development has ended, the testing process starts. Therefore, there are high opportunities for bugs in development that are costly to fix afterwards.

Differences between both the models

Agile

  • Well-known for its flexibility
  • Project development life cycle is broken down into individual milestones
  • Follows a step-by-step approach
  • The entire development can be viewed as an amalgamation of different tasks
  • Is flexible, and can be changed should the need arise
  • The members of the Agile Team work quicker and are thus interchangeable. Project managers are also not needed, because the whole team manages the projects
  • Agile development model works with time & equipment or unspecified funding exceptionally well. In fixed-price scenarios, it can increase stress.
  • Agile incorporates a product perspective in which the software satisfies its customers’ needs and changes according to the requirements of the consumers.
  • This methodology is a repetitive development approach and may be used several times due to these phases of planning, development, prototyping and other software development.

Waterfall

  • Isn’t as flexible and is rigid in nature
  • Each step of the development is broken down into different phases
  • Is a sequential design process
  • The entire development model is viewed as a single complete project
  • Is rigid, and cannot be changed or tweaked once the project has started
  • This model displays a vision of the project and focuses entirely on the achievement of the project
  • Decreases risk in the company’s fixed price contracts by obtaining an initial risk agreement.
  • The Waterfall model once completes all the project development phases such as design, development, and testing.
  • The process is always straightforward in the waterfall method, so the team leader plays a vital part in every phase of SDLC.

Agile vs. Waterfall: The Bottom Line

After deciding between agile vs. waterfall, it can still be a little tricky to assess how well a solution will work for you. Here’s what you can do to make sure you make the best decision. 

  • Use trial versions and explore all the available features.
  • Ask a lot of questions from the sales team and make a list of what you need vs what a particular software has to offer
  • Find software reviews online and see if there are any red flags. Customer reviews are sometimes more informative than the software reviews posted on different websites.

Sunvera can help you implement the right software solution for your business while helping you reduce costs and improve operational efficiency. Contact us for a FREE 2-hour consultation. 

How to Create a Chatbot

Chatbots are present on almost every website that is selling a product or service nowadays, and it is a great way to quickly assist your site visitors who may have questions regarding what you offer. Many companies are looking to incorporate a chatbot on their site to get more leads, and here is everything you need to know about how to create a chatbot.

What is a chatbot?

A chatbot is a virtual assistant that greets the visitors when they visit your website. It is an especially effective tool to have as it enables the users to have constant communication with the app developers and makes them feel important. In addition to this, chatbots are either free to make or cost very little money for a basic chatbot that greets the visitors when they visit the website. Chatbots are powered by AI and are governed by rules. They are designed to learn and mimic human conversations to the maximum possible extent. In addition to this, the more chatbots are running, the more they learn and adapt to the conversations that humans initiate. 

What are the benefits of having a chatbot?

Having a chatbot present at all times is a great way to let the customers engage with the app and allow them to be heard. Furthermore, as the users have the majority of their needs being met via Instagram, Facebook and other platforms, it is pointless to develop a new app just for the sake of having a chatbot. A smarter way to approach it is by integrating the chatbots into the poplar platforms and learning from their interactions with the users.

In addition to being proactive when it comes to customer service, chatbots come in handy when the customers come on to the messenger to talk to someone. If you do not have a customer service executive available, the customers can engage with the chatbots, keeping them on the line. By doing so, the customer service executive can then take over the conversation by then, 

If the app is gaining traffic but cannot convert it into sales, then the chatbot can reach out to the customers with a form to ask them why they did not purchase anything. By doing so, the developers will have a clear idea about the reasons and have the data necessary to ensure that they can work on those issues and convert the traffic into sales. 

Here are some additional benefits of having a chatbot.

How to create a chatbot?

If you are a coding geek, you can code a chatbot framework into existence; however, if you have no clue about coding and want to create a chatbot, you can do that too. This article will go over both coding and non-coding options to create a chatbot.

Non-coding options

Several platforms are quite popular when it comes to creating a chatbot and are easy-to-use. Every step of the way you’ll be asked to enter relevant information which will be used to determine how the chatbot will perform. Follow the following steps to better help you understand what your chatbot needs to be:

1. Know the kind of chatbot you want – This is where you ask what the chatbot needs to achieve. It can either be a simple chatbot that responds to greetings and is governed by rules which dictates how it performs. On the other hand, it can be an adaptive AI-powered chatbot which enables the chatbot to learn from the user interactions and grow.

2. Select the platform for the chatbot’s use – Where is the chatbot going to be deployed? Facebook, Instagram, or will it be hosted on your website? In any case, know where it is going to be deployed, and again, it all boils down to the goal that you are trying to achieve with the chatbot.

3. Opt for the right technology stack – Once you have decided what the chatbot is going to be doing and where it will be working, you can move on to the next step, which is choosing where and how to build it. You can either opt for a chatbot developer to design the bot for you or use the DIY platforms available online. 

4. Design the Conversation – This is where you teach the bot what to do, and if you have opted for chatbot development options of a developer, they’ll get it done for you. But if you have opted for DIY chatbot platforms, then the process is as simple as dragging and dropping. Once done, then you can move on to testing and then deploying the bot in the field.

Coding Options

If you decide to code the chatbot into existence, you can opt for Python, which is the most popular option for most chatbot developers. Developers opt for Python because it is equipped with Artificial Intelligence Markup Language, which makes life easier for developers when they create syntax for complicated chatbot features. In addition to this, Python is used to create all the conversational aspects hosted by the server.

If you do not know anything about coding and are not happy with the no-code options, you can hire a reputable software company that offers chatbot development services. Let the developers handle the entire process from start to finish as you tell them what exactly you are looking for in a chatbot.

Sunvera can help you implement the right software solution for your business while helping you reduce costs and improve operational efficiency. Contact us for a FREE 2-hour consultation. 

What is PaaS in Cloud Computing?

PaaS stands for Platform-as-a-Service, a ready-to-use platform that keeps the architectural structures behind the scenes so that the programmers can focus solely on coding. It enables the developers to keep their attention on the coding aspect without spending time on the infrastructure needed to develop and launch apps. The service is similar to FaaS, which is function-as-a-service. The PaaS service allows the developers to use their servers’ hardware and software, which frees up the developers’ time. In addition to this, many organizations view this as a good option which enables them to operate cost-effectively. 

What does PaaS provide?

PaaS will not transform the existing IT infrastructure of a company for developing the software. It is supplied with the hosted infrastructure of a cloud service provider. Developers often use a web browser to access the services. To provide solutions like hosting an application and Java development, PaaS can be delivered through public, private and hybrid clouds. This includes other PaaS services:

  • Coordination of development teams
  • Development of applications
  • Evaluating and implementation of applications
  • Integration of Web Services
  • Safety of information
  • Integration of the database

The main advantage of PaaS is user-friendliness and convenience. A large number of infrastructure and other IT services are provided by the PaaS provider, which users can access through any web browser. The pay-per-use option allows companies to reduce their operating costs for hardware and software at the premises.

Advantages and Disadvantages of PaaS

Accessibility of service or consistency may be an issue for PaaS. If a provider suffers a service breakdown or other infrastructure breakdown, this can negatively affect clients and lead to expensive productivity deficiencies. Even so, PaaS providers are reasonably busy. There is also a possible issue with organizational change to a PaaS product. For instance, if a PaaS provider does not support the current programming language or chooses to use another set of design tools, it can have disruptive effects on users. 

To know the implication of the provider’s plan on their environment and capacity, customers must adopt the PaaS service provider’s blueprint. Lock-in vendors are another significant issue since many of the knowledge and programs from one PaaS product to another competing product cannot easily migrate. When selecting a PaaS provider, users must assess the corporate risks of service downtime and vendor lock-in.

PaaS products are aimed at the development of software. The platforms provide computer and storage facilities and text editing, versioning, compilation and evaluating services that allow developers to efficiently and decisively develop new software. A PaaS item also allows project managers, irrespective of geographical position, to cooperate and work together.

PaaS architectures hide from developers and other users their underlying infrastructure. This means that the cloud provider handles and operates the server and controls the distribution of resources, which is similar to the serverless computer and function-as-a-services architecture. 

Types of PaaS

The different types of PaaS, are as follows:

  • PaaS Public
  • PaaS Private
  • PaaS Hybrid
  • PaaS Communications
  • PaaS Mobile
  • OpenPaas Open

The most suitable and viable option for developers is Public, as it has enabled them to public cloud applications. Public PaaS allows users to control the deployment of software, while the cloud provider manages the delivery of all other major IT components required for hosting applications, including hardware and software, databases, servers and networks of storage systems.

Public PaaS retailers offer middleware that increases the scope, without the need for infrastructure setup, configuration and control of database servers. PaaS consists of several main processes for cloud infrastructure such as servers, networking systems, hardware and software, storage services, micro-ware, and databases. The PaaS service provider owns, sets up, and manages all of these various technologies.

These managed solutions reduce the client’s administrative burden of IT and provides customers with an attractive financial argument. This is mostly a good option if the developers cannot invest in these essential IT elements to not use them to the most significant degree. PaaS also offers tools like development tools, languages for programming, libraries, database management systems and other such devices that are needed to operate the cloud systems. 

Since PaaS is a cloud-based service, it has many risks involved such as security threats. PaaS is built on the notion of using common resources like networks and servers. Therefore, security risks include installing sensitive data in this setting and stolen data from hackers or other wrong actors because of unauthorized access and attacks. However, the leading cloud services have been better able to prevent such violations than the typical data center. The risk of information security is not what many in IT loathed at first.

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