How App Maker from Google help App Development Industry

Google has launched the new exiting and useful service for the not so techno savvy people with the introduction of brand new low code App development tool called as App Maker. Earlier we had G suite, which would help us to work with real-time collaboration for bringing teams together or with machine intelligence which would help us to speed up our work. But now with this new App Maker you can build and deploy custom Apps quickly which tailor to your organizations requirements.

With the launch of App Maker Google is taking Applications which are required for early access to the tool from the organizations that have to pay for G suite Business service tier. This new service is very easy to use and lets user to just drag and drop the widgets around in the user interface . They can also be customized with HTML, CSS, scripts, Java scripts, and JQuery content. You will also be able to monitor usage of your App with the help of Google Analytics  once the Apps are live.

Let’s see how this is going to revolutionize App development industry

You will be encounter many other  benefits which may not be listed here now. But believe me App Maker will make your App development very easy

  1. Easy to use:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This service is very easy to use and also useful for the people who are less familiar with the technical details. So you don’t need to be full time developer to manage the App Maker. Also this will surely help IT team to spent less time in answering the requests from less technical people.
  2. Help for Line-of-businesses:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       App Makers have targeted mostly to enterprise developers who are in need for building line-of-business solution for their complete company, but who want it to be simple and less complicated.
  3. No need for infrastructure:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         You are not to worry about maintaining the required infrastructure to run your Apps here. The Apps which App Maker builds will run on the same data center infrastructure as Google Calendar, Google drive, and Gmail. But this is not cloud computing and storage infrastructure where people can pay through Google Cloud platform. So here focus is solely on delivery and not on infrastructure.
  4. Solution for every need of your organization:                                                                                                                                                                                                      App Maker is build and integrated to tailor for each and every need of an organization. It will help you with wide range of Applications which can be customized to serve the needs of your organization. It also connects with a wide range of APIs and data sources. So its solution for all needs for your organization.
  5. Support for many services:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         You can achieve unique flexibility with App Maker. Here they have given build-in support for all G Suite products. They have also given support for many other popular services like Maps, Groups, Contacts and more. You can also have the benefits of Google cloud services such as Directory API and prediction API. You can also use any third party APIs for creating more intelligent and richer Application experience.

Conclusion

So these are few interesting benefits which you will have with the Google App Maker. The launch of App Maker has certainly  started the competition with other low code App making tools such as PowerApps,  Mendix, Appian, App cloud  and OutSystems etc. But it surely offers more useful benefits as compared to them. The App Maker is based on the technologies which Google has already used for making its 300+ Apps. So it is sure to be one to trust.

So this new player which Google has introduced by the name of  Google App Maker is here to make the life of enterprises and businesses easy by its drag and drop building features and server less infrastructure and eliminate the need of dedicated  developers. So enjoy this new technology and enhance your business further.

Introduction to Google Firebase

Google firebase is a new exciting application platform for the passionate developers for building superior high quality apps. This application development platform enables the developer with all the necessary tools and infrastructure which is required to design various mobile as well as web applications.

This new platform by Google is a mixture of all complementary features that a developer can mix and match according to his requirement and design an application that fits his needs.

Firebase is developed from Envolve  – a small startup company founded by Lee and Tamplin in 2011. Envolve  enabled developers to useAPIs which helped them integrate online chats into their websites. But later it was found by Lee and Tamplin that the service was actually used by the developers to pass the data of application that was not actually chat messages. So Lee and Tamplin divided two completely separate services- the real-time architecture and the chat system and this is how Firebase company started. Later Google acquired it on 21st  October 2014 and hence it is now grown inside Google. Firebase has now integrated and expanded its services to become one of the unified mobile development platform for developers.

Firebase Services

Let us now have a brief look at the various services that Firebase platform offers to developers to ease their development efforts.

  1. Firebase Analytics: This is a free application measurement remedy that can provide a developer facility to understand better about the application usages and how much time the application is being used by the user.
  2. Firebase cloud messaging: Firebase cloud messaging (FCM) is a cross platform solution for the Android, iOS and also web based applications for the services related to messages as well as notifications. The best thing is currently this service is free of cost, so you can really enjoy the benefits it offers without worrying about the cost.FCM was earlier known as Google Cloud messaging (GCM).
  3. Facility for Realtime database: One of the other exciting thing about Firebase is that it gives realtime database and backend as its service. This gives application developer an API which allows application data synchronization across clients to be stored on Firebase cloud. Firebase also provides security by using server-side-enforced security rules.
  4. Firebase Auth: This service authenticates users by using only client side code. It also provides social login for GitHub, Twitter, Facebook and Google.
  5. Storage: Firebase also provides a very secure way for uploading and downloading of the Firebase apps despite of network quality. The storage can be used for images, videos, audios, or any other content. This storage is backed with Google Cloud storage which is one of the simple and cost effective object storage service.
  6. Hosting: Firebase Hosting acts like a static web hosting service that supports hosting of static files like CSS, HTML, JavaScript or any other static files.
  7. App Indexing by Firebase :This was earlier called as Google App Indexing, This will get your app in the Google search. This can help you in two ways for example it will show your app in the Google search and 2nd is it also provides the facility of query auto completions.
  8. Testing of android application: Firebase Test Lab is an cloud based infrastructure that enables developers to test Android applications. With only one operation developer can test their apps across wide verity of devices having different device configurations.
  9. Firebase Notifications: This is a free service that enables targeted notifications to users for mobile app developers.
  10. Dynamic link by Firebase: These are smart URLs that can dynamically change their behavior to provide the best experience across a wide range of platforms.
  11. Firebase invites: Firebase Invites is a solution for sending SMS invitations, emails, on-boarding users and also measuring the effect of those invitations.
  12. Earn Money with Admob: You can also earn money by using Admob- a Google product which is integrated with Firebase and it enables developers to earn money by showing engaging ads to global audience.

So these are some of the services which this new exiting application will provide you. There are also many other advantages of using Google Firebase which may not be listed here, but you may encounter it as you use it. The sole vision of Firebase is to help developers in building better applications and encourage them  to grow a successful business

Obese IT

It was just a normal day. I was busy with my work in my office and suddenly my phone gave a beep. I ignored it as usual but as I could see lots of notification just popping up on my mobile screen I got just curious as what is the matter actually. So yes it was the notification storm from WhatsApp group. My college group was flooded with messages about the reunion party. I was really excited to meet all my friends after a long time. Most of them were now living in different cities and the mode of communication was only through the apps like WhatsApp and facebook. So yes this was the real fun moment which I was waiting for from a long time. But to be honest I really feared going there. And the problem was my inner voice was telling me that they all will wonder, Is she the same person or has she been eating everything around her. Yes I had a massive weight gain and it made me really self conscious, whenever, I meet old buddies.

The real cause of this obese body was not only overeating but also lack of exercise or body movement. My job was actually of a programmer and as we all know it doesn’t require me to do any heavy lifting physically. So even if my mind has to do tremendous workout whole day, my body was being comfortable just sitting idle. As I my routine was set only sitting long hours in my office just focusing on  completing my targets, my body was busy accumulating the excess fat. It was not that I was not aware of this change in my physical appearance, as the clothes which I have to try every day were becoming tighter. And my closet was left with only few dresses which could easily fit me. I also made a stupid attempt of joining the gym, but this plan failed eventually as I had lots of deadlines to be met in office and It can only be completed if I were to sacrifice my gym time. I know this sounds really stupid, but yes this was the excuse I made to trick my mind to not go to gym. So yes you guessed right I was still overweight.

But as these messages popped up on my screen I remembered one thing that actually I am not a overweight person by nature. I was always slim and fit in my college days. So what is that thing which I  am ignoring and Its making me feel so miserable. So now I made it a point to look closely about my whole routine habits very minutely and point out the real culprit. After about one day thinking about various ways to become slim in short span of time. I noticed one thing that I was really not enjoying the ways of losing weight. I knew that I wanted slim figure but the exercises that the gym instructor would tell me were very hard  and they made me think that this can’t be done by me. Also the diet plan which I used to follow was so boring that I eventually ended up eating more food than usual.

So I made a promise to myself that I will definitely lose weight but not with these traditional stupid methods which we cannot continue our whole life. I made small changes in my diet. These changes were really minute, but they made a great impact on my weight as well as on my overall health. So I would list them here and would be really happy if anybody else is benefited by them.

  • Say No to sugar
  • Say No to salt
  • Eat less carbohydrates
  • Eat more protein
  • Eat more fat
  • Drink lots of water
  • Drink green tea (I love it)
  • Most important Stay happy 🙂
  • Spend time with your family
  • Also go for a long walk in nature listening to beautiful songs
  • Do some light exercise or you can even play your any favorite outdoor game

I made these few changes and along with them I also included meditation in my daily routine to stay positive and calm whole day. This routine is still carried by me every day and to be honest, I don’t do it because I have to. But I do it because it makes me happy to see me happy and healthy. And to end the story yes I did lose weight till my reunion and I looked stunning in my dress. But I don’t think my friends were really impressed with my dress or physical body but they were impressed with my positive aura and happy life.

So friends if you really want to look amazing just take a little break from your busy job and make these little changes in your life. You will surely be blessed with perfect body and perfect mind which will only attract happiness in your life.

Shoot "IT"

Guys it time to shoot “IT” before its shoots you. This is very serious issue and really a deadly one. Earlier I ignored it, but not anymore. It’s starting to affect my life badly and I can’t be its victim anymore. So I have to shoot it before it shoots me down. You all must be thinking I am talking about some criminal activity, yes in a way you are right. But this criminal is not any person, but it’s my blood pressure which shoots suddenly and takes me down.

So now you all must be wondering that must be some 40  plus individual working in some government office. But you are wrong this time. I am just like you in my twenties and working in a reputed IT company as a software developer. I will not lie to you but the high package which these “IT” companies gives also comes with hidden folders which contain some deadly ailments like “Blood pressure problems”, “Diabetes”, “Headache”, “Depression”, “Backache” and the list continues. But currently I have this Blood pressure problem, so let’s concentrate on that, why to increase our Blood pressure by thinking about other problems.

Lets first discuss what is the blood pressure problem. Blood pressure refers to arterial pressure in the systematic circulation. It may be further classified in two types

  1. High Blood pressure (Hypertension): If your blood pressure readings are consistently coming over 140 over 90 or even higher, you may have it. If this problem continues then there is risk of stroke or heart attack.
  2. Low blood pressure (Hypotension): When the pressure of blood is too low, in simple terms if the machine shows readings less than 90/60, then you have low blood pressure. You will feel dizziness or may even faint.

So now we know what exactly blood pressure problem it. We need reasons why a young girl like me is having this problem. So what are the causes of blood pressure and how can it be overcome. Let’s see each of them one by one

First the causes need to be studied so that we all, who are working in this competitive dead-end job can bypass them can continue to be more productive for our companies.

Common causes of blood pressure for IT people.

  • Say no to alcohol and cigarettes: Yes guys if you really want to live a healthy life. Please stay away from these addictions.
  • Daily exercise or walk regime: Yes I am doing this and I strongly recommend you to do it too. It’s also good stress buster remedy and also helps to reduce fat (which is also common problem of most of us)
  • Less salt and junk food: Try to eat home cooked meal with less salt and oil. Healthy diet will also benefit you to get rid of many other health problems.
  • Say Bye to Stress: This is little difficult to do in this job, I know, but you have to. Try to be positive in your outlook and always remember health always comes before work. So try to give yourself little relaxation between your work.
  • Do yoga and meditation: When I tell my friends to do this they really laugh at me. But trust me this has helped me in my life in whole lot of ways and also my health has improved dramatically after performing this ritual religiously. So do it and see the miracles.
  • Love sleep: Yes love your sleep. I know we all do, but do we really get sound sleep? Always try to get your minimum 8 hours goodnight sleep daily and wake up as a happy rejuvenated person.

So these are some really simple thing which I do and will strongly recommend you to do as well. They have really helped me to solve my blood pressure problem and made me more productive and energetic in my life. I have shot my blood pressure with this healthy lifestyle gun and now it’s your turn to shoot it. Shoot it before it shoots you down.

  • Lack of sleep
  • Stress (One of the contents of hidden folder)
  • Too much fast food which contains lots of salt
  • No Exercise (Who has time for this?)
  • Lack of physical activity in this job
  • Obesity
  • Too much Smoking and alcohol consumption (Friday and weekend side effects)So all these are the real causes of all this problem. But the fact is that we ourselves are to be blamed for this problem in our life. So what do we do now to be free from this tension creating disorder in our life. There are certain changes in our lifestyle which needs to be done if you and me both want to get rid of this blood pressure issue. So let’s see some simple yet effective ways which will help us.

"IT" Hurts

Why do you ignore me. I am in constant pain. Still you just overlook my pain. I take all your burden on me and keep you in right balance and get this pain in return. Don’t you realize that you need me. I have done so much for you and will continue to do the same throughout my life, but in return I just want some love and care. This ignorant attitude of yours really hurts me.

Who is this person and what is his or her pain. Before you all come to any conclusions, let me make it very clear that this is not plea of any person, but this is the humble request of your back which is really crying with pain. So are you aware and just ignoring it? Because I know many of us may have heard their back crying with pain for help. But who has time to hear its voice. And even if we have who has time for that? But guys its really time to keep all your important tasks aside and take some break or else we may have to face very serious consequences.

Back pain is the common problem in the IT professionals, but these people are just so busy in completing their deadlines that they ignore it in initial stages and hence make the situation even worse. But if you are reading this article don’t ignore your back pain. Relax and read this article till the end. We will give you some really helpful tips which will give you freedom from this painful situation. There are some common causes which may give you backache problems.

Following are some common reasons of lower back pain

  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Obesity
  • Driving heavy machines
  • Maintaining same posture for longer duration of time
  • Bending
  • Some accident or injury

Some other problems may also give specific back pain like:

  • Slipped disc problem due to bulging of disc which puts pressure on spinal nerves.
  • Fracture due to cracking or braking of any back bone.
  • Condition called as cauda equina which happens when nerves in the back become squashed.
  • Some serious conditions like cancer or any infection can also cause back pain.

So now that we know what can give us this pain, let’s see what we can do to prevent it so that we can avoid this painful situation. Here are some precautionary steps which can help you. Let have a look at these simple tips.

  • Perform some physical activity regularly to maintain the flexibility of your body. You can take up simple exercises like walking, cycling and swimming.
  • Take precaution while lifting objects by bending your knees and hips instead of your back
  • Always keeps proper posture while you are working on your desk. make sure to have your chair, computer and desk in proper set up. This slight change will benefit you very much as lot of our time goes in our office.
  • Take small breaks in between work
  • Don’t stay in same posture for long period

These are really baby steps which you need to take but are really beneficial in the long run for all of us in this super busy profession. Let’s make this a habit to follow all these steps regularly as they will surely help and prevent us from future serious ailments. But if you are facing some other serious back pain problems which cannot be solved by these simple steps, always consult good orthopedic surgeon as they will give you proper treatment and medication for quick relief. Please don’t ignore your back pain as it can cause serious problems if left untreated. So stop hurting you back.

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