Alexa – A Virtual Assistance Applications

Amazon launched Alexa in 2014 – a virtual assistant technology initially used in Amazon Echo (Echo Dot, Echo Studio and Amazon Tap) smart speaker. It uses Fire OS, iOS 11.0 and Android 4.4 and is widely used to deliver news, play music, provide information, weather updates, control smart home, allow ordering products and sports scores.

It generally requires a subscription service in order to unlock features. Ultraviolet color is the favourite one of Alexa which glows everything. Alexa is able to record voices that you spell and can run on basic commands like help, stop, pause, louder, turn up, turun down, mute and unmute. There are some skills that are freely available while others are chargeable.

More than 70,000 skills are available in the Alexa store. Code Zero Zero Zero Destruct Zero is the self-destruct code used by Captain Kirk. Redmi Note 8 Pro is the first Alexa Built-in smartphone.

Alexa - A Virtual Assistance
Alexa – A Virtual Assistance

There are many alternatives of Alexa in market are as follows :

  • Google Home Max
  • KitSound Voice One
  • Nest Mini
  • Bose Home Speaker
  • Harman Kardon Allure Portable
  • FABRIQ Chorus
  • Sonos One (Gen 2)
  • Apple HomePod

Few Popular Apps for Amazon Echo and Google Home :

  • Nest
  • 7 Minute Workout
  • Dominos
  • Phillips Hue
  • Logitech Harmony
  • AllRecipes
  • Stream Music

Few Popular Free Apps that works with Alexa :

  • Mad Libs
  • Big Sky
  • Jeopardy!
  • Cell Phone Finder
  • CNN
  • Skills Spotlight
  • Domino’z Pizza

What can Alexa do ?

  • It can be used as a bluetooth speaker
  • Used to put reminder
  • Ordering Stuffs Online
  • Make Skype Calls
  • Control Your Smart Home
  • Read Emails
  • Locate your Phone
  • Alexa Guard

Limitations of Alexa :

  • It is uncomfortable with music
  • It stops responding to voice
  • Connection turbulence
  • Slow Response
  • Mishearing

Conclusion – It is developed based on natural language processing empowered by AI to drive smart device ecosystems. It can be operated by simply giving a command. You can protect your information by using Alexa.

AR / VR Applications

AR/VR is extensively used in gaming, education, entertainment, healthcare, hitech shop displays and employee training etc.

VR can be implemented in manufacturing processes, fashion, art, construction, social media and industrial design.

AR is designed to provide live view by adding digital elements on a smartphone for example : Pokemon Go and Snapchat Lenses.

VR is designed to cut you off from the surroundings or physical world by implementing a complete immersion experience.

Unity Game Engine is the best choice for making VR & AR applications as the designing is hard. 

AR/VR can be applied in various sectors these days and form a bridge between physical and digital arena :

  • Retail
  • Education
  • Medical Training
  • Design Modelling
  • Field Service
  • Business Logistics
  • Repair & Maintenance
  • Tourism Industry

Android Devices must install Android 7.0 Nougat to get compatible AR. AR has a wide scope in medical training and ranges from MRI to complex surgery. In foreign Universities students are introduced with ins and outs of anatomy using AR glasses by implementing real world settings.

There are 500 millions devices which enable AR software and 200 Google AR Apps in the iOS App store. The market of AR is exploring avenues with a rise to grow in billions in coming years.

AR uses sensors, camera, GPS, accelerometers, gyroscopes, RFID, Compasses, wireless, microphones, stylus, gloves, touch screens and gesture devices.

AR-VR Applications
AR-VR Applications

Examples of AR :

  • IKEA Mobile App
  • Disney Coloring Book
  • U.S. Army
  • L’Oreal Makeup App
  • Nintendo’s Pokemon Go App
  • Weather Channel Studio Effects
  • Google Pixel’s Star Wars Stickers

Benefits of AR :

  • Develop efficient online shopping experiences
  • Easy to use and navigate
  • Personalized Offers
  • Contactless trial
  • Desired Products
  • Online engagement

Softwares used in AR/VR :

  • Vuforia
  • Kudan
  • Apple ARkit – ARKit is used for AR development and it cannot be used by android phones and uses camera sensor data to analyze surrounding visualization.
  • ARToolkit – 
  • Google ARCore – It is an open source in order to bring AR experiences to Android with the implementation of APIs.

VR is completely virtual and can cause eye discomfort, strain, fatigue and blurred vision. In order to operate it you would require a headset, computer, PC(8GB RAM), Intel core i5 processor, USB ports with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 video card. VR uses 3 primary simulations : fully Immersive, semi immersive and non immersive simulations.

VR is potentially exploring revenue in the gaming industry by improvising gaming experience. It is fully immersive in generating its own world allowing users to step into the synthetic world. Magnetic sensors will help HMD to sense the head movement and process the information to the processor.

Specified Age for Implementing VR :

  • Vive : Not applicable to young childrens
  • Sony PlayStation VR : Not applicable to children under 12 years of age
  • Oculus : Not applicable to children under 14 years of age

Benefits of VR :

  • Hassle free shopping
  • V-Commerce retail stores
  • Inside- store VR
  • Training employee

Examples of VR :

  • YouTube VR
  • Jaunt VR
  • Sinespace
  • AltspaceVR
  • Second Life
  • Google Earth VR
  • Titans Of Space

Conclusion : Both the technologies are the reciprocated reflective images of each other in terms of technology in order to sustain real world and real life experience.

Unity Game Development

It is a cross-sectional game engine platform that is developed by Unity Technologies. The game engine is responsive not only in developing tools but also in making it easy for the developers to buy tools. If one is trying to develop a simple game, unity game engine is the best option for the same. It arranges and manipulate the stuff in its own way by using certain plugins.

Unity game engine is not free of cost and does not require any amount sharing but is free to distribute applications. It adhere to C# Programming language in two main areas: logix and syntax. Ample of tools are available that can be used to create games without any coding or with small fraction of coding. Unity – The best Engine for mobile

It is a user-friendly game engine with limitations of bad programming practices. In Unity, UI tools are flexible but not applied to each and every project. It is a non- universal game engine. In contrast Unreal engine and Unity have 3D abilities but Unreal is the best version in terms of graphic designing. If we compare the 2D aspect, Unity is at broader Unity and tool-set. Unity 3D is the best game engine with the highest standards when compared with 2D. In terms of modelling and animation IMO Blender is the perfect choice instead of Unity.

Unity Game Development
Unity Game Development

Language Used in Unity :

C#(C-sharp) is the most common language used but not limited to and can incorporate language that are object -oriented scripting languages with syntax, part of speech, primary parts like functions, variables and classes.

C++ is easier to work by wrapping it in a DDL and following instructions with Unity Pro License. C++ controls hardware on PC and server. 

By default C# and JavaScript is used as a scripting language  in Unity. Python is not suitable for Unity

Unity 5 :

It empowers developers, studios and dreamers to make a powerful feature that can be found in Unity engine like profiler, Render-to-Texture, Occlusion Culling and Post Processing Effects. Unity 5 Personal edition is a free solution.

Coding in Unity Engine : 

  • Find your Assets
  • Proceed with Coding
  • C#, JavaScript/ Unity Script, Boo
  • Control Objects, Scenes
  • Execute game Logic
  • Testing
  • Export
  • Deploy

It is just similar to canvas and we can make changes as per our need and current demand while other game engines seem like a template. Proven as a best game engine because of its easily accessible features and tools even if you do not have technical understanding.

Popular Unity Games :

  • GooBall
  • Escape from Tarkov
  • Monument Valley
  • The War of Mine

Simple Game Engines to Learn :

  • Stencyl
  • GameMaker : Studio
  • Buildbox
  • Construct 2

For Students there is a Unity Student Plan through which they can easily access tools and workflows similar to a professional does in gaming industry, architecture industry, engineering industry and entertainment industry etc

Supported Platform : It support majorly 19 different platforms including :

  • Desktop
  • Mobile
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • Web Platform
  • Console Platforms

Conclusion : We provide assistance with 2D and 3D games by implementing primary scripting API in C# in the form of Plugins. The game will be developed on the basis of drag and drop features and functionality. Do refer our services to make your dream game reality with us.

Develop An Eye Catchy Website For Your Business

Web Development consists of developing a website that can range from simple static to dynamic to complex web applications for an intranet or internet. It can be used for coding and mockups, with the help of content developer, web programmer, webmaster and web designer we can create an eye catchy website.  

Python offers a good framework for web development and can be challenging as per the advancement and complexities. Web development offers web design, web content, web engineering, web server, server side scripting and network security. It uses CMS for content making with refined technical skills. In huge organizations Agile methodologies are used as a standard method and in small organizations graphic designers or information systems are used.

Web Development Services
Web Development Services

Types of Web Development :

Back-end Web Development – It refers to the server side which is used to store data and to arrange it on server.

  • Have basic understanding of Data Structure & Algorithm
  • Choose better framework
  • Well Versed with Programming Language
  • Learn Databases
  • Practical Demonstration
  • Innovate New
  • Ruby, Python PHP preferred languages 

Front-end Web Development – It is the part which is responsible for visuals and behavior run over browsers and it refers to the client side.

  • Being a web developer basic learning of HTML,CSS and Understanding of JavaScript is a must.
  • The web design must be responsive
  • In HTML one should know to use Fonts, Icons and Maps
  • Learn to access HTML DOM in JavaScript
  • Learn to use JSON and AJAX for server making
  • Choose a supportive CSS framework – Material Design, Bootstrap and W3.CSS
  • Choose a supportive JavaScript Framework – Vue.js, W3.JS, Angular.js and React.js

Full-Stack Web Development – It includes both Front-end and Back-end web development. 

  • Understanding Programming Languages
  • Familiar to all technologies but command over one

What Would Be Required :

  • Go through WordPress Tutorials.
  • Learn the Basics of HTML, CSS, and Javascript.
  • Learn SQL and PHP.
  • Learn the Basics of UI and UX.
  • Make Sure Your Site is Responsive.
  • Learn the Basics of SEO.

Parameters to be set for Web Designing / Development  :

  • Select an Idea
  • Creative Static/Dynamic Web Programming
  • Interactive and unique content
  • Web Languages
  • Software Tools
  • Design and Functionality
  • Increase relevant search traffic
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Business Growth

Conclusion : With us you can represent your brand name globally with a competitive edge of technology blend services. The aim is to enhance the traffic and increase revenue for your  business. We offer a simple to complex website development service which provides support and maintenance. We develop user-friendly applications to manage the company’s workflow with an eye catchy appearance. We will develop the website as per your current need, which is faster in processing, able to secure data and keep confidential information safe. We provide unique content which specify goals, services, simple design and adaptable layout.

Use Of Mobile Application In Different Disciplines

Today we are going to discuss the use of Mobile applications in different sectors. In order to get an understanding of the topic below you need to go through the previous blog as it clearly depends upon the same. You can easily access the previous blog by simply clicking on the provided link :


A mobile is simply a computer program/software application that is designed to run on a mobile phone or smart devices. There are basically three types of Apps which are currently in use for Mobile application development and we have already discussed them in our past blog are as follows :

  • Native Mobile Apps  – They are native to a single platform.
  • Hybrid Mobile Apps  – They can be installed on devices but able to run through browsers.
  • Web Apps – That runs on a web server

In our previous blog we have mentioned about the popular mobile software today we will discuss the categories of the Apps. Most widely used applications are WhatsApp, Google Maps, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest etc. Commonly used softwares are system software, programming language software and application software that possess individual specific functionality. Below are a few areas where the use of mobile applications is clearly seen.  

Various Disciplines of Mobile Application
Various Disciplines of Mobile Application
  • Entertainment Apps – It comprise of a wide range of activities which truly leads to leisure Music, Magazines, video, Books, games, TV and movies are the best examples of multimedia applications and these apps can be downloaded easily by Google Play Store, Apple App Store and  Amazon App Store
  1. Youtube
  2. Ted
  3. Dubsmash
  4. Netflix
  5. Google Play Books
  6. Pandora Music
  • Business Apps – In Business, mobile applications are used for accounting, payroll, point of sale, communication and project management and are helpful to run an enterprise efficiently and save money and time. Business owners provide customer service through mobile applications in order to add value and money. Below are few B2B Mobile Apps for increasing Business demand are as follows :
  1. DocuSign
  2. Google Analytics
  3. Asana
  4. LinkedIn Pulse
  5. HootSuite
  6. WebEx
  7. EverNote
  8. Salesforce Mobile
  • Utility Apps – These are the mobile apps that are used for putting reminders, flashlight, calculator and weather.
  • Educational Apps – Educational Application helps students to grab knowledge with regards to different perspectives. It proves to be challenging to students while performing puzzles, educational games and tasks. Few important applications are as follows: 
  1. Google Classroom
  2. edX
  3. Photomath
  4. Remind
  5. Quizlet
  6. SoloLearn
  7. Khan Academy
  • Gaming Apps – Mobile games can be downloaded from app store or from mobile app operator’s platform to smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, PCs etc. 5 important applications commonly used are :
  1. Twitch
  2. 5 Apps
  3. Steam
  4. IGN
  5. Xbox
  • Travel Apps – It is a travel guide which attracts visitors to local attractions, events, sights and insider tips. Also used to share the travel experience in the form of reviews and recommendations. Few top applications are :applications commonly used are :
  1. GateGuru
  2. Yelp
  3. Skype
  4. Autostitch
  5. Hipstamatic
  • Lifestyle Apps – It is used to support business for peoples who shares lifestyle, fashions, culture, recreation, news, leisure and health applications commonly used are :
  1. Health Tap
  2. Moodpath
  3. ShopWell
  4. Fabulous
  5. Elevate
  6. Health Pal

Operating System – Most commonly used operating systems are Android, Apple macOS, Applie’s iOS, Microsoft Windows and Linux. There are basically four types of App components : services, activities, broadcast receivers and content providers. We are using a special kind of mobile platform which enforces HTTPS with modern encryption and trusted certificates. 

There are approx 2.87 million mobile applications available for download on Google Play Store.

Following are the programming languages used in mobile app development :

  • Kotlin
  • C#
  • PHP
  • Objective-C
  • JavaScript
  • C++
  • Python
  • Swift

Conclusion : To deliver high quality output scalable custom software applications is a speciality at MCN Solutions. Streamline phase is flexible, easy to adhere and fast to proceed with unique custom support

Mobile App Development Process

It is stated as a process which is used for developing mobile Apps for mobile devices. The aim is to develop software applications that are designed to run personal digital assistants, mobile phones, smart devices, tablets, PC, Computers and enterprise digital assistants. Mobile App development process is itself a very complicated, challenging and time consuming process for developers. It requires a high maintenance cost based on different platforms. 

UI designs are simultaneously used for creating mobile apps along with the developmental process. Java and Kotlin are the two preferred programming languages used so far for android development. Android is the most commonly used operating system throughout the world. We can also introduce other languages such as C/C++ based on certain restrictions. Similarly, in iOS apps Objective-C or Swift programming languages are used. In Native apps a technology stack is to be chosen by the operating system platform.

Prerequisite of Mobile App Development :

  • Idea
  • Market Research
  • Features
  • Mockups
  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing Plan
  • Build App
  • Submit App to App store
Food App Development
Food App Development

Mobile Application Platforms :

There are two commonly used mobile platforms – iOS from Apple and Android from Google. Android is used to build other OEMs to build their smartphones and smart devices by using Software Development Kits (SDKs) or tools. Following four mobile applications developmental approaches are :

  • Native Mobile Applications – It uses programming language and frameworks provided by the owner and running on Android and iOS operating systems. It allows direct access to APIs in short runtime but requires higher maintenance cost.
  • Cross-Platform Native Mobile Applications – It uses multiple programming languages and frameworks but are compiled in native applications directly running on OS. It is easy to build and maintain but limited with respect to performance due to bridging.
  • Hybrid Mobile Applications – They are built with CSS, JavaScript and HTML5 and compiled as app installation packages. It works on web containers helpful in providing browser runtime and a bridge for native APIs. Useful in sharing code base between web and mobile apps but as compared to native it is lower in performance
  • Windows Mobile Applications – PWAs offer app development by skipping app installations and app store delivery. It utilizes browser abilities like running background processes, working offline etc. It can be accessed through URL and no installation would be required with a limited support of native features. Same app is available on both the platform -web and mobile

React Native : It is an open source development tool used for iOS and Android. It is used to combine native development with react for building user interfaces in JavaScript. 

Process : App development is a long continuous process of three to nine months based on the complexity and structure of the App.

  • Strategy
  • Analysis & Planning
  • UI/UX Design
  • App Development
  • Testing
  • Deployment & Support

Software Required to Create Mobile Apps :

  • TheAppBuilder
  • Mobile Roadie
  • Good Barber
  • AppMachine
  • Game Salad
  • Appy Pie
  • BiznessApps

Testing : To make the mobile app development process stable, secure and usable the quality assurance is done by following some test cases to deliver quality solutions.

  • Platform and Device Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Security Testing
  • User Experience Testing
  • Functional Testing

Deployment :

It is a process to submit the app on the app store with the help of a developer account (submit an android app on Google play for Android and iOS apps on Apple App store). It will go through a review process and may take several days to test the application before its release (process valid for only iOS ) while android apps will be available few hours after the submission 

Conclusion : To deliver high quality output scalable custom software applications is a speciality at MCN Solutions. Streamline phase is flexible, easy to adhere and fast to proceed with unique custom support