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Let's get something out of the way first; Samsung is not struggling by any means as it posted the highest profits ever this quarter, in spite of all the bad mojo that had been following them for a while now. In fact, even in its mobile department, Samsung is leading in all sectors in terms of sales figures across the world. Having said all that, it looks like Samsung's current premier handset is falling behind in sales numbers, as compared to the previous generation Galaxy S7.


Things didn't start off like that though as the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus broke all records as far as pre-orders were concerned. Now that the initial hype is over, reports are coming in with news that the Galaxy S8 is actually falling behind its predecessor in terms of sales now. According to The Bell, 9.8 million Galaxy S8/S8 Plus handsets have been sold in the two months following release; unfortunately, that number is roughly 20% lesser than the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge's 12 million sales figure within the same span of time last year. We will have to wait and see if the sales pick up again.


Via: SamMobile


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


Dropshipping


Dropshipping is a business more entrepreneurs are choosing due to the low startup cost and the potential for generating revenue. If you're unaware of what drop shipping is, it's purchasing items from manufacturers or third-party suppliers who fulfill the orders. While the startup cost is low, dropshipping still comes with its own challenges. It's important to research and learn ways to help make your business successful. Here are some tips to help you make your dropshipping company successful.


Build an eCommerce website


While it may seem like a daunting task to start a website, it can actually be very simple. There are best eCommerce website builders such as Shopify and WooCommerce that make the process of setting up an online store easy. They also offer different apps that will be useful to you in helping to increase your sales. You won't have to pay for a web designer for additional website customization. You'll have enough plugins at your disposal to make your online shop look professional enough for customers to feel confident enough to order your products.


Do competition research


Since dropshipping has a low startup cost, there's a lot of competition in the industry. Doing competition research is critical to helping you stand out from all the other online stores. Beyond competing with the other dropshipping stores, you're also competing against the large retail stores such as Amazon and Walmart. You may think the best idea is to choose a product that has low competition. While that would seem logical, this would actually be a mistake. A product that has low competition could mean it's not in demand or the cost to ship it is expensive. The best chance for your dropshipping business to succeed is to choose a product that's competitive. A competitive product means there's a demand for it. A product with high demand means there's an opportunity for you to make a profit from the product.


Choose a niche


The first part of choosing a niche for your dropshipping business is to select one that interests you. The business is going to take a lot of work to build. You'll feel more encouraged to keep building your drop shipping business if you're working in a niche that you're passionate about. In addition to choosing a niche you're passionate about, you should choose one that has high-priced products. If you're able to successfully market it, you'll make more money from it. You should also make sure the niche product you select is one that attracts impulse buyers. Most consumers will probably not revisit your site, so it's important to get them to buy your product the first time they see it. Lastly, make sure that the product is one that people are searching for. If a few people are searching for your product, few people will be buying it.


These tips will help you in getting started with your dropshipping business. As you follow these tips, Payment Cloud can teach you more about how to scale your dropshipping business. Continue to research and try different things in order to give yourself the best chance for your dropshipping business to succeed.



developers


There was a time when smartphones were not very common. Now there are so many brands and operating systems at different price levels that the average person is spoilt for choice. Many companies realize the need to bring their services to their client's fingerprints, so they are developing apps that do that. The two main operating systems that most smartphone users subscribe to are IOS and Android.


These companies either approach custom software development firms or individual developers to develop applications for these operating systems. Whether you work for a firm or are self-employed, here are six tips and tricks that will help you make your Android apps that stand out.


Familiarize yourself with the Android framework


If you are new at development, this is the first place to begin. Learn how the different components fit and work together. It would be best if you mastered everything about the android Software Development Kit (SDK)


Write and read more code


Practice makes perfect. When you have decided which program language you will be using, start doing projects with it. Take time to visit open source libraries and browse through the documents and apps. Understand how other people are coding. You could learn better ways to code and implement features.


Architect your apps


You may be tempted to write all your code then dump it all in one place. This is fine if it works when you test it. However, the problem comes in managing and testing aspects of the code. The better way of doing it is to separate various components of the code into layers. This makes it easier to manage and test them and to make improvements.


Learn Android best practices and guidelines


What are some of Android's best practices? How do you build applications that not only look good but also work well? Learn what the dos and don'ts when it comes to developing apps. Also, learn about the fundamental guidelines that govern android coding. Not all developers write clean code. Understanding the guidelines and best practices will help you create an app that stands out from the rest


Learn new programming languages


There are some programming languages supported by the Android SDK. Take your time learning some of them like Java and Kotlin. They will give you a broader perspective and can positively impact your development skills. They may also help you solve problems you may be facing in your developing process


Be more social with other developers


Great things happen when great minds come together. You may be tempted to spend your time next to your computer writing strings of code. However, if the opportunity presents itself, attend social meet-ups and conferences. Pick the brains of other developers and learn from them. This is a sure-fire way to improve your skills


As a developer, your work helps make people's lives easier and sometimes more entertaining. To come up with the best apps, listen to people's problems. It is only by knowing what people want that you can meet their needs. These and more tips and tricks can help you develop apps that are useful and user-friendly.


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