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August 18, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
Although modern AI algorithms are pretty good at identifying data patterns, we’re still a few years away from losing our jobs to robots and smart voice assistants. Unless you possess unlimited financial resources and tech expertise, building neural networks as a primary business might not be a good idea. However, there are certain types of apps where AI (if used correctly!) can be a real game-changer.
August 11, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
By 2023, the Smart Home industry will be worth over $ 53 billion. As a result, many start-ups wonder how to start a successful Home Automation business these days. In case you are one of them, you should define your target market, think of a feature that will help you stand out from the competition and…choose between a wired and wireless Smart Home solution.
August 03, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
Whether you own commercial/residential property or want to solve the parking lot riddle within the Smart City concept, you should consider building an IoT parking system. How to design a high-performance car monitoring solution for an outdoor or indoor parking lot and how much will it cost you? Get the answers here!
July 27, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
Smart Agriculture solutions account for 6% of all IoT projects. The global agriculture sensor installed base will reach 600 million units in just four years. By 2050, the agriculture Internet of Things will boost food production by 70%. In order to cut operating costs and make the most of the available arable land, farmers eagerly jump on the IoT bandwagon, and their journey most often starts with an IoT greenhouse.
July 21, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
While giants like Amazon test self-driving trucks, drones and droids to streamline goods delivery, small and medium-sized e-commerce and food delivery businesses struggle with inefficient route planning and the last mile issue. Discover how to reduce operating costs and boost customer satisfaction with e-commerce delivery systems!
July 13, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
Real estate is one of the largest and fastest-growing world economy sectors worth over $ 217 trillion. When it comes to digital transformation, however, real estate still lags behind other industries. That’s where expensive mortgages, overstaffing and cumbersome real estate transactions originate from. Why use technology in real estate industry and how to leverage new types data for business growth?
July 06, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
Gartner claims the global IoT installed base will reach 8.4 billion units by the end of this year. The Internet of Things’ revenue opportunity will top $ 4.5 trillion in 2018. Soon IoT will be bigger than the Internet itself. However, 75% of IoT hardware and software development projects fail to meet business objectives. Here’s why.
June 29, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
Since 2013, the global software outsourcing market ($ 288 billion) has been growing at a CAGR of 5.84%. However, IT outsourcing paradigm has shifted from cost reduction to long-term partnership and access to new talent pools. That’s why Western companies often take the DDT/T&M approach to software development. The question is, how to hire a programmer overseas? R-Style Lab Business Development Unit weighs in.
June 23, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
Before you embark on an IoT project, it is important to prove your idea stands a chance in the competitive market ($ 267 billion by 2020) and can actually be brought to life. That’s right, we are talking about research and prototyping. With so many IoT development boards out there, choosing the best microcontroller board can be a challenge – and this article may help you resolve it.
June 19, 2017
Written by Maxim Lyashko, Senior Business Development Manager
In the conditions of intense competition in the retail market, retailers need to look for new ways to automate business processes and improve the quality of customer service. Smartstores allow to solve these tasks. Here we look at how Internet of Things smartstores can be useful in retail, who specializes in manufacturing IT solutions for intelligent stores and where such technologies have already been implemented.
June 15, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
In mid-2000s Facebook set a benchmark for social media app developers, but no one has replicated Mr. Zuckerberg’s success so far. There might be a reason for it though. If you want to build a simpler version of Facebook or Twitter, you have to plan your budget in advance taking into account the hidden costs of social media app development. Here’s how to make a social media app and stay on budget.
June 08, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
A few years ago both users and website designers praised image sliders, narrow fonts and flat vector art. In 2017, gradients, bold fonts and experimental layouts are making a huge comeback. While UI website design trends come and go, sticking to UX best practices remains the only way to engage visitors and convert them into leads. From a UX designer’s perspective, what are the key factors of website success?
June 02, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
By 2022, the global Home Automation market will top $ 79 billion. With Amazon, Google and Apple investing billions in Smart Home projects, the market is huge, full of promise and…largely fragmented. Pavel Shylenok, CTO at R-Style Lab, has shared his thoughts on the latest Smart Home technology and its indefinite future.
May 25, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
With 8.4 billion connected gadgets in use, 2017 may finally become the year of IoT we’ve been waiting for. However, security and privacy challenges in the Internet of Things are getting too large to ignore. Do IoT gadgets really pose a threat to the global cyber security? R-Style Lab weighs in.
May 18, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
Although the Internet of Things’ potential economic impact can top $ 11 trillion by 2025, early IoT projects were largely focused on effective asset monitoring and management. Today, the adoption of IoT solutions in business is no longer driven by cost reduction. What are the current IoT business applications and how could you possibly turn sensor data into a lucrative source of revenue? Read on to find out!
April 20, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
The advantages of software outsourcing stretch far beyond cost reduction. 35% of enterprises surveyed by Deloitte have already measured innovation in their outsourcing partnerships. It is the access to new talent pools and expertise in crafting niche solutions that make customers explore new IT outsourcing destinations including Eastern Europe. And that’s why Belarus is trending, too.
April 13, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
While less than 0.01% of mobile apps achieve commercial success, mobile games generally perform much better (10% success rate). In 2017, the global mobile game market will top $ 42.7 billion. It’s no wonder everyone wants to build an Angry Birds or Candy Crush clone! Speaking of popular casual games, how much did it cost to make Candy Crush? Read on to find out!
April 07, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
IoT growth is now driven by the diminishing price of sensors, public APIs and clear benefits of using connected solutions for business purposes. However, the process of building IoT hardware and software is always associated with certain challenges including technology limitations, project delays and cost overruns. Discover how development boards for IoT can help you mitigate these risks.
March 30, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
Last year Pokémon Go and face swap apps took the world by storm, thus proving users are totally ready for Augmented Reality. Considering the fact that the global AR market will top $ 56 billion by 2020, the technology will most likely dominate the App Store and Google Play through 2017 and beyond. How does Augmented Reality work on mobile? What are the best examples of AR in mobile app development? Read on to find out!
March 23, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
Since 2008, mobile apps have generated almost 270 billion downloads and changed the way companies worked for decades. With the introduction of chatbots, however, some e-retailers, content providers and customer service companies abandon native and hybrid applications in favor of smart AI programs. Apps vs bots: who’s winning the mobile game? R-Style Lab weighs in.
March 17, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
By 2020, 80% of retail payment transactions will still happen in stores. However, it doesn’t mean retailers should give up on technology. Studies show 92% of consumers want to shop in stores equipped with smartphones and tablets. They do not mind receiving beacon-triggered notifications and love Virtual Reality, too. How to engage customers in retail? Try this.
March 14, 2017
Written by Maxim Lyashko, Senior Business Development Manager
According to Gartner, more than 40% of the tasks in the field of Big Data and Data Science will be automated by 2020. Does it mean data scientists will eventually be superseded by automated machine and deep learning algorithms? Notable AI experts including Mikio L. Braun and Nick Elprin believe data scientists have nothing to worry about. Here’s why.
February 23, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
From cost reduction to productivity growth, the emerging technologies including AI and IoT hold promise for transforming businesses. Whether you run a successful enterprise or lead a tech startup, investing in R&D and innovation will help you outpace the competition in the long run. The thing is, the cost of software research and development is rather high. Here’s why.
February 17, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
2016 was the year of chatbots, growing adoption of IoT solutions and drastic changes in content consumption. With so many complex products and services up their sleeve, businesses need a whole new way to engage customers and deliver the ultimate user experience. What are the biggest UX trends from 2016 and why should you care? Read on to find ou...
February 10, 2017
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
Through 2017, 50% of US e-commerce transactions will come from mobile. As the line between digital and physical commerce continues to blur, retailers need a whole new way to win customers. Discover how IoT, machine learning and mobile payments will shape mobile shopping trends for 2017 and beyond.
December 16, 2016
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
Although the App Store made $ 14 billion more than Google Play last year, 50% of mobile vendors now prioritize Android over iOS. Thanks to Google’s decision to introduce the 85/15 revenue split for subscription apps and allow developers to process payment transactions, Google Play may soon outpace the App Store both in terms of downloads and revenues. Here’s how to monetize an Android app in 2017 and beyond.
December 09, 2016
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
Despite the growing adoption of Android smartphones, going iOS is still a winning strategy for most developers. The App Store brings 90% more revenue than Google Play. The average iOS user spends 250% more on in-app purchases than a dedicated Androider. Yet, the market faces strong competition from web apps and is affected by Apple’s decisions regarding UX. Here’s how you can monetize your iOS app in 2017.
November 25, 2016
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
This year we’ve seen the battle between containers and virtual machines, rise of React.js and birth of chatbots. In case you want to build a website or desktop application next year (or make improvements to an existing one), here are the latest web development trends for 2017.
November 11, 2016
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
By 2020, there will be 21 billion connected gadgets worldwide. The Internet of Things impacts every industry out there, offering countless opportunities for workload automation, cost reduction and revenue growth. If you are an IoT vendor or consider becoming one, you need to keep your finger on the pulse and participate in dedicated IoT events. Here’s our list of the most important IoT conferences and summits of 2016 & 2017.
November 04, 2016
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
In 2016, we’ve seen the ongoing battle between iOS and Android, the rise of the citizen developer initiative, the growing popularity of hybrid applications and countless attempts to battle mobile app insecurities. What are the latest trends in mobile application development for 2017 and beyond? Read on to find out!
November 02, 2016
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
Notable IT experts including Isaac Brown of Lux Research claim the future of the industrial IoT (or IIoT) lies in predictive analytics – and we couldn’t agree more. With the annual equipment management costs ranging from 12 to 32% of its value, enterprises need a whole new way to optimize their maintenance budgets. And that’s where predictive equipment maintenance technologies and the “as-a-service” model come in handy.
October 28, 2016
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
In the first half of 2015 agtech startups raised $ 2.06 billion in funding (compared to $ 2.36 billion raised in 2014). Guess why? Farmers seek new ways to cut operating costs, increase productivity and use arable land more effectively – and that’s where smart sensors and analytics software come in handy. Here’s how your company will benefit from using the Internet of Things in agriculture.
October 21, 2016
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
IoT is trending. Companies invest in new tech to streamline business processes and cut expenses. Consumers buy wearables and smart home appliances to save time and improve the quality of their lives. If you want to become an IoT millionaire, you’d better take action now. There’s only one question you need to answer: how much do the Internet of Things solutions cost to make – including hardware, software and research?
October 18, 2016
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
When it comes to technology adoption, banks and financial organizations often lag behind other industries. However, 2016 is a turning point for the sector. 70% of the finance industry decision makers consider the Internet of Things strategic or transformational for the banking industry, citing payment security and improved loan collateral tracking as the key reasons to invest in new tech. Here’s why.
October 07, 2016
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
Retailers always seek new ways to reach target audience and cut operating costs. It’s no wonder they’ve been among the early adopters of the IoT technology! By 2020, the Internet of Things hardware spending in retail will reach $ 2.5 billion. Here’s how beacons, RFID tags and analytics software will change the landscape of the retail industry in the nearest future.
October 04, 2016
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
IoT is meant to reduce or even eliminate human-to-human and human-to-computer interaction, and its healthcare mission is no different. The use of connected wristbands, beds and beacons in & outside health facilities offers a new level of automation and convenience, enabling hospitals to reduce operating costs, improve diagnosis and increase life expectancy of patients. The Internet of Things and healthcare go hand and hand. Here’s why.
September 30, 2016
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
In 2016 US online stores will generate over $ 327 billion in revenues. Although building an e-commerce website is a great move for a small business, it is the choice of shopping cart software that can make or break your project. What e-commerce platform or extension should you opt for? Read on to find out!
September 14, 2016
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
Although WordPress powers 59.2% of all websites out there (up 0.5% from 2015), some businessmen and even developers feel ambivalent about it, citing plugin conflicts, endless updates and possible hacker attacks as the main drawbacks of the CMS. Others, on the contrary, praise its flexibility, SEO-friendliness and open-source nature. Should I use WordPress for my online store or business website? Here’s the answer!
September 02, 2016
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
IoT is here, and there’s no way to put the genie back in the bottle. Between 2011 and 2016, the Internet of Things startups funding grew by 480%. As more promising tech companies enter the market, we finally have enough evidence to determine what makes or breaks an IoT business. Here’s a list of successful IoT entrepreneurs – and the key factors behind their success.
June 30, 2016
Written by Andrei Klubnikin, Senior Content Manager
Ever since its launch in 2008, Magento has established itself as the only specialized and totally affordable e-commerce solution on the market. The platform powers almost 30% of the world’s biggest online stores, including Samsung, Nestle and Mothercare (to name a few). If you consider building an e-commerce website or want to enhance your store’s functionality, Magento is just what the doctor ordered. And here’s why.

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