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5 Misconceptions Web Developers Believe About Mobile App Development

Mobile apps have emerged as a competitive alternative to websites. Although websites are still irreplaceable parts of digital presence for business brands, mobile apps have been forcing them to change. The emergence of Progressive Web Apps (PWA) showcases this shift.

In spite of this overwhelming popularity of mobile apps, many web developers still hesitate to improve their skills and extend their focus on mobile app development. What misconceptions the web developers mostly harbor regarding app development? Well, this is what we are going to explain here.

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What Is Mobile App Architecture? — Key Considerations to Build Great App Architecture

For any business, while building a mobile app it is the priority to create apps for reaching their target audience with ease and optimize the app for this specific audience. But among the millions of apps that populate the Play Store and iOS App Store, perhaps only a few thousand can claim to be perfect in terms of user experience and unique value proposition: Many of the vast majority of apps that just fill up app marketplaces without contributing any substantial value is made up of less reliable architecture. Hence we are here to explain what mobile app architecture does, different types of app architecture and the ways to build them.

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Security Checks to Do Before Installing an Android App

Last updated on August 21, 2016

Android is one of the most popular mobile operating systems. However, some Android apps can cause security issues if not carefully handled. They can be badly written which leaves a lot of security holes for intruders, or itself acts like a malware/virus. Therefore, before installing an Android app, one need to do some checks to make sure it won't cause security issues.

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Configure Proxy Using PAC Files on Firefox for Android

Last updated on August 21, 2016

Firefox for Android does not provide a UI option for users to to configure Firefox to use PAC file for proxy settings, but we can use the about:config page to achieve this goal.

Type about:config into your Firefox address bar, and you’ll see a list of options below. In the search box, type proxy to list all options related to proxy. There are two notable options listed here: network.proxy.type and network.proxy.autoconfig_url. Change network.proxy.type to 2 and network.proxy.autoconfig_url to the URL of the PAC file (Tap on the edit box below the configuration option twice to start edit the option). Close the about:config page and now Firefox should use the PAC file for proxy.

To configure the proxy of Firefox on Android using a given proxy server and port, please see this article.