iOS, short from ’iPhone Operating System’, represents a mobile operating system exclusively created for Apple’s hardware, iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch. It is the second most popular mobile operating system globally after Android.
iOS is the main software that controls all the applications that you download from the App Store, adjusts and manages the device’s hardware settings, memory and features. Its kernel is the Darwin’s XNU kernel.
Basically, this system ensures that the device runs smoothly. It’s constantly updated by Apple, in order to improve the experience of their users, and each update is labeled by a new number. Major versions of iOS are released annually. The iOS user interface is based upon direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures, such as sliders, switches, and buttons. Apple’s App Store contains more than 2.2 million iOS applications. These mobile apps have collectively been downloaded more than 130 billion times. Simple Task provides the highest quality of engineering talent for any web, mobile, or desktop technology stack. We build completely custom iOS applications, and that is one of our core competencies. Our team has experience in developing iOS application using Swift and Objective C.
Android, developed by Google, is a mobile operating system that powers more than a billion phones and tablets around the world. Android has two billion monthly active users and it has the largest installed base of any operating system. Starting from the cheapest devices on the one hand, to the most powerful mobile devices, on the other hand, developing applications for android platform ensures wide reach to consumers. It’s customizable, low-cost, open-source and easy to use operating system.
Even though new tools are arising for developing applications for Android platform, still the most popular are Android Studio IDE with support of Android SDK set of development tools and Java language. With the use of these official tools, comes the best community support with the newest open libraries, ensuring that the most application requirements are met with ease.
Android is based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices. Android’s default user interface is mainly based on direct manipulation, using touch inputs, along with a virtual keyboard for text input.
Besides smartphones and tablets, Android has been implemented in some other devices too, such as Android TV for televisions, Android Auto for cars and Android Wear for wrist watches. Variants of Android are also used on notebooks, game consoles, digital cameras, and other electronics. In a nutshell, there’s more than 24,000 available Android devices out there, made for various preferences and budgets. Our team developed android applications in different fields: social network, music player, agriculture record keeping, advertising surveys and remote controlling Bluetooth devices.
AWS, short for Amazon Web Services, represents a platform powered by Amazon.com. It offers a complete set of global cloud-based infrastructure and application services, from enterprise applications and big data projects to social games and mobile apps. It is flexible and easy to use, and it has the best performance.
It is an on-demand cloud computing platform made for individuals, companies, and governments. No matter how small or large your business is, it’s very scalable and cost-effective. Fees are based on customer’s needs and consumption. Thanks to these characteristics, it’s is also ideal for start-ups, and it offers some special programs and perks for them.
AWS technology is implemented all over the world, and it is operated from many global geographical regions. It consists of more than 70 services covering domains of networking, computing, analytics, management, database, development etc. It has a really wide range of services, and it offers a lot to its subscribers and users. A reliable and flexible platform, it’s a great choice even for the most demanding requirements.
AWS has many advanced features, and among the other services, we found most useful: EC2, API Gateway, Lambda functions, IAM, S3, SES, RDS, DynamoDB, and Cognito. Some examples of AWS’s customers are NASA, the Obama presidential campaign of 2012, Netflix, and many more. In 2017 AWS launched a charity program in the United Kingdom to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and former soldiers who have left the military retrain in technology-related skills.
A blockchain is a decentralized, distributed and a public digital ledger that is used to record transactions across many computers so that any involved record cannot be altered retroactively, without the alteration of all subsequent blocks. This allows the participants to verify and audit transactions independently and relatively inexpensively. A blockchain database is managed autonomously using a peer-to-peer network and a distributed timestamping server. They are authenticated by mass collaboration powered by collective self-interests. Such a design facilitates robust workflow where participants’ uncertainty regarding data security is marginal. The use of a blockchain removes the characteristic of infinite reproducibility from a digital asset. It confirms that each unit of value was transferred only once, solving the long-standing problem of double spending. A blockchain has been described as a value-exchange protocol.
The primary use of blockchains today is as a distributed ledger for cryptocurrencies, most notably bitcoin, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Many believe the future of blockchain is to transform a number of important industries, from health care to politics. A pseudonymous software developer going by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto proposed bitcoin in 2008, as an electronic payment system based on mathematical proof. The idea was to produce a means of exchange, independent of any central authority, that could be transferred electronically in a secure, verifiable and immutable way. Bitcoin’s most important characteristic is that it is decentralized. No single institution controls the bitcoin network. It is maintained by a group of volunteer coders and run by an open network of dedicated computers spread around the world. Bitcoin solves the “double spending problem” of electronic currencies (in which digital assets can easily be copied and re-used) through an ingenious combination of cryptography and economic incentives.
InterSystems Caché is a high-performance database that powers transaction processing applications around the world. It powers most mission-critical applications with the ability to store, use, and analyze transactional and historical data concurrently in whatever forms required. High-speed SQL runs consistently and seamlessly across all data models.
Caché object technologies give application developers the means to easily create high performance, object-based, database applications.
The features of Caché objects include: