May
27
2011

RIA stands for Rich Internet Applications. RIAs have features and functionalities which are seen in the conventional desktop applications. While maintaining the advantages of web applications, RIAs make use of rich graphics and streaming media scenes.  The designing part of RIAs is very important that makes use of web infrastructure combined with client-side application to carry out the presentation.

A typical RIA is comprised of three layers; the presentation layer, business layer, and data layer. The presentation layer is the layer that contains UI and the presentation logic components.

RIAs can be simple or complex and their design and implementation varies accordingly. However, in the presentation layer, which contains UI, it is important to have good architectural design. Interfaces can be simple to overlay the back end the businesses services or can be complex that can perform most processes themselves and communicate back end information.

May
19
2011

UI Vs UX is an ongoing debate that comes into scene whenever a new technology, new gadget or for that matter, anything new comes into the market.  UI stands for the User Interface  , which refers to the space where interaction between the machine and human takes place. And UX stands for User Experience which means feelings of the users about using a service, product or system.  Though UI and UX are two different things, they are related. For instance, when you see a new mobile phone in the market, you might be attracted by its looks, its model, its features on the very first glance. This attraction for this gadget is due to its UI. However, when you start using it for calling, chatting, emailing or whatever, you use it in real sense. At that time, you are having user experience or UX. UX can be either good or bad no matter how good is the UI of that mobile phone.

Before we start delving deep into this UI vs. UX debate, let us first get some peek into the terms UI and UX.

May
6
2011

Handheld devices offer the possibility of accessing LiveCycle processes. Adobe has made a major push on recent times to make this happen. A user can initiate a business process from handheld device like iPhone, take user input and use LiveCycle to process the directives.

Using the inbuilt Safari browser on iPhone you can open a form that will be the starting point of the entire workflow. XML data is transferred to and from the browser to the LiveCycle server.

Using the data sent to LiveCycle server captured as a process variable it a pdf document will be created which serve as a detail view within the LiveCycle mobile application.

Apr
25
2011

Whenever a new technology comes into the market, it is often difficult for consumers to understand and use it to their advantage. HTML5 is still a new web technology that many people are still thinking what it is. Read this article to know, what is HTML5 and why you should use it?

Every web enthusiastic having even a bit of knowledge about making and working of websites would have heard about HTML or Hyper Text Markup Language. HTML is the backbone of every website and creates a framework for its construction. Since its introduction, HTML is evolving continuously with newer versions. HTML5 is the newest version of HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0. WHATWG (Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group), formed by some experts from W3C (which originally created HTML), started working on new aspects of HTML and released HTML5.

Apr
25
2011

Flex Vs JavaScript; this is a debate brewing up for long. Though both the languages have their own pros and cons and each of them has its fan following, you can’t do away with the bias that pops up in any discussion related to them.

Flex and JavaScript are both the different ways to develop the Rich Interactive Applications or RIA. Though JavaScript and Flex Actionscript are based on ECMAScript, there are some differences which make one better than other is.  The latest version of JavaScript is dynamically typed language while ActionScript is statically typed one. However, both of these are made for application development.

Oct
10
2010

A research report published in December 2009 by Morgan Stanley Research Team concluded that the current decade belongs to Mobile internet and argued that all businesses should “take a note of what Apple + consumers are doing and determine how to adapt to the mobile internet over the coming decade”.

In just 9 months since the report was published, the forecast has become a reality. Powered by 3G/4G technologies and ever increasing smart-phone capabilities, consumers have begun to adopt mobile internet as part of their daily lives. Millions of Apps both enterprises oriented and consumers oriented have been published, downloaded and first movers have built an advantage.

A key impact of the growing mobile internet trends is the demand from customers and users who want accessibility of information about a company and its products or services at any time, from any location and with complete ability to engage in any business transaction. And this is translating into demand for mobile friendly websites – customers and users want to access company information either via an App or via a pleasing browser based interface. If you website does not provide this experience, you may be missing out on the younger customers and loosing points with the more mature customers.

Sep
17
2010

ParikshaLabs is an innovative R&D oriented software service provider with competencies and focus on Enterprise Level RIA, Online Video, Adobe platforms, Mobile Application development, and QA Testing Services. The journey of ParikshaLabs started in Sep 2007. In this short span of time we have covered numerous milestones.

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