How to Teach English to Young Learners

When asked if it is difficult to teach English, some may answer that it is like teaching any other subject, while some may argue that it depends on the type of learners that you have. Some may even say that it’s difficult no matter how old your learners are. In truth, it may be a combination of everything. Teaching is a constant learning experience, and there is no one strategy or a strict set of rules in teaching the language.

But when you teach English to young learners, however, the rules may shift a bit. For instance, considering the age and level of the learners, you can’t just ask them to read a text and execute the teaching process as you would when teaching adult learners, or at least high school students.

The effort in teaching English is doubled if you choose to do it abroad, like what many teachers are already doing today. Having a teaching career abroad is a very lucrative choice, especially since there are a lot of non-native English speaking countries which are already starting to succumb to the global demand to learn English fluently.

If you opt to teach English abroad, the number of things to consider are increased. For one thing, you will have to adjust the strategies and approaches you know in a way that would be applicable to a foreign audience. Also, the learners are not the only ones who will have to do the adjusting, but you too. You will have to learn the culture of the country, and the discrepancies in both the first and second language. Naturally, you will also have to adjust to the life of living abroad. In teaching English abroad, you have to be physically and mentally adjusted to be able to execute successful classes.

Plus when you are planning to teach English to young learners, always remember that constantly catching their attention is one of the most important things. No matter how good your lesson is on paper, if you won’t be able to execute it properly because your students aren’t paying attention, it will be useless.

So if you think that you are already equipped with sufficient knowledge about the English language, you should now stack up more on strategies, games, and approaches on how to teach it to a young audience. Once you’ve figured out how to do all these, lesson retention would be easier and you will have made great English lessons every meeting.

Thinking Outside The Baby Shower Gift Box

Baby Showers are thrown to “shower gifts” upon the mother to be. Adding a baby to the family requires adding a lot of new inventory to the medicine cabinet and food pantry. It also means you have to fill dresser drawers and changing tables with the many supplies that will be used in the care of the new baby.

The new baby will likely receive all sorts of baby bottles and tiny little one piece outfits with cute pictures on them. There will be bottle upon bottle of lotions and soaps to keep the new arrival smelling fresh and sweet. Then there will be the tiny socks in the soft pastel colors to make those little baby feet nice and warm.

Stop just for a moment, if you will, and think about mom. While I am sure that mom will be 100% grateful for all of the above-mentioned shower gifts, these gifts are technically for the baby and not for mom. It is time to think outside of the baby shower box and remember mom.

Mom’s bath time will now be cut by 80% (note: not a scientifically proven number) with the new addition so how about helping her enjoy that little time she does have by giving her a bath set of her own. She would love to have some bath salts and oils for the tub. When she gets out of the tub she would relish being able to enjoy some fresh body lotion that was in her favorite scent. Oh, that most comfortable feeling she could have being wrapped in a plush soft new bath towel after her relaxing bath.

Adult only time will be a precious commodity that will have a 97.8% reduction after the arrival of the new baby (note: once again not a scientifically proven number). You could be the one that helps the new mom enjoy this time the most by giving her a gift of a new set of wine glasses or cocktail glasses.

Kitchen help would also be a wonderful gift for the new mom. More than likely the time mom has to spend in the kitchen will not be reduced. In fact, there is a good chance that mom will have to spend and even greater amount of time in the kitchen. Why don’t you be the one to help her here? There are many outstanding baby shower gifts that could make kitchen time a breeze. A well-made cutlery set could save mom time and energy. There are a plethora of small kitchen appliances that can make mom’s life easier. Coffee makers, food processors, blenders, kitchen tool sets. The ideas are almost limitless

I have supplied you with some unscientific numbers just to prove another fact that very well may be scientifically backed up. 1000% is the increase in enjoyment that the new mom will get from baby shower gifts that are for her to enjoy in her new, limited mommy time. I don’t want you to forget about getting things for the baby but I do want you to also remember mom.

Please make sure you think outside of the baby shower gift box!

Parry O’Brien – Shot Put Champion

The year was 1951. At three o’clock in the morning, under the dim lighting of street lights on a vacant lot next door, a young man of nineteen stood contemplating the 16-pound shot put in his hand. This iron ball was his barrier, his Everest, his four-minute mile. Despite his copybook style and powerful arms, he just could not put it farther than 55 feet.

That night he decided to explore simple laws of physics. If he could only apply his strength to the shot for a longer period of time, then surely it would go further. No rules specified which direction a shot-putter had to face when beginning the put or the action of his legs. The only rule he had to comply with was that the shot had to be put not thrown using only one hand.

O’Brien examined the 7-foot circle from all angles and then stood at the very rear–not facing the throwing quadrant as he had done in the past, but facing the opposite direction. This meant that the shot resting on his right shoulder would have to travel a full 180E before he released it, instead of the standard 90E that shot-putters normally used.

He sank low with his weight on his right leg, the shot put resting under his chin. Then he executed a long hop backwards while at the same time spinning his torso a full 180E. When he finally released the shot, O’Brien could feel the added momentum behind it.

In the days and months that followed, while attending the University of Southern California, O’Brien refined and perfected his technique. He studied yoga (“to dig deep into what you might call an inner reserve of strength,” he explained), as well as aerodynamics, religions and, of course, physics–anything that might hold the key to greater distance. He became one of the first track and field athletes to lift weights on a regular basis, bulking up to 240 pounds at his peak with a height of 6’3″.

His cutting-edge style became known as the “O’Brien Glide” and it soon brought him to the front ranks of the sport. In 1953, he set a new world record of 59 feet 3/4 inch. In 1954, significantly just two days after British runner Roger Bannister became the first person to break the four-minute mile, Parry O’Brien became the first shot-putter to exceed 60 feet.

He broke the world record 17 times in his career, ultimately raising it to 63 feet 3 inches. By 3 December 1956, he was famous enough to grace the cover of TIME magazine. In the accompanying interview, he says, “My style is geared to allow me to apply force for the longest time before releasing the shot.”

At the height of his career, O’Brien was undefeated in 116 consecutive meets. He won Olympic gold medals in 1952 and 1956, a silver in 1960, placed fourth in 1964 and retired from competition in 1966 at the age of 34. By that time, his style had been widely adopted.

O’Brien’s workouts were legendary. He took 150 practice puts a day and is quoted as saying, “I don’t quit until my hands bleed, and that’s the God’s truth.” Before a competition, to psyche himself up, he would play tapes that he had made to remind himself of the finer tips of form and style. Rumour has it that the tapes always ended with the catchcry, “And beat them! Beat them all!”

On April 21st, at the age of 75, Parry O’Brien died of a heart attack during a 500-yard Masters freestyle race in California. “He was at lap 11, getting ready to switch, and he stayed at the wall,” said his wife Terry. O’Brien had taken up swimming in the 1990’s when his joints became too painful for shot-putting.

We think of a champion as someone who stands first in his events. For many years, Parry O’Brien embodied that ideal of a champion. But in the later years of his life, Parry O’Brien showed the world another aspect of a true champion. As philosopher Sri Chinmoy has written:

“A great champion is he who, owing to the advancement of years, retires from racing or terminates his career happily and cheerfully.

“A great champion is he who longs to see the fulfilment of his dreams–if not through himself, then in and through others.”

Parry O’Brien was that great champion.

How to Choose Headphones That Will Pleasure Your Leisure Time

The journey of the headphones was never been smooth. Once upon a time, the headsets were so huge, that putting them on the ears were a little difficult for the listeners. But with the progress of technology and utilizing the evolving character of the machines, humans have now produced something that we can call ‘wireless’.

The word ‘wireless’ can itself depict many things. It reveals the physical benefits and the health benefits one can have if they use these headphones. You don’t have to carry the great wired thing around your head all the time. Instead, just relax and put the set on and voila!

The health benefits that you can get from the best wireless headphones can be of various types. Well, no one can deny the benefits of listening to the music while gym, running, walking or writing. It soothes the nerves of the brain and enhances the productivity, which keeps you active. Not only that, these headphones have their own speakers settled in front of your mouth, so that if a call comes, you can easily pick it up and talk. These speakers are also adjustable which you can adjust by moving right, left, up & down.

There are some features more that you should be aware of.

The water resistant earphones

Spilling of water can really damage your headphones if they don’t have the waterproof facility on them. But some headphones come with the earbuds that are made of such a material that will resist the water from ruining it. This helps you to run or walk putting them on your ears even in the rain.

Button control sweat-proof earphones

As the name suggests, these headphones are controlled by the buttons. They are designed especially for the gym, where you will have to spill a lot of sweat. They are also secured with the ear hooks so that they don’t come out from your ears during any jerk or exercise.

Noise canceling feature

This is the amenity that prohibits the background noise to ruin your hearing. The tiny microphones inside the set senses and tracks the sound and an active electronic circuit amplifies and absorbs the noise. In the modern times, the best wireless headphones use DSP or digital signal processing to perform the task better.

The folding, low bass earphones

You can easily bend, twist & fold these earphones as they are made of flexible material of high elasticity. These headphones also have the low-bass facility that reduces the noise of the bass metals used in a song that will prevent your ears from getting damaged.

Developing Problem Solving Skills in Children

Problem solving is one of the 6 most important life skills that kids need to learn to grow into healthy individuals and live a full life. Problem solving is a skill that kids need to learn on their own and requires a lot of guidance from the parents and family as a whole. As a skill, it is something that can be taught from early on and polished as they proceed through the years. While our generation and the ones before where mostly on their own, the time today is for active parenting in all areas of your child’s life and development.

1. Identifying the problem: This is the first step in any kind of problem solving. Once the actual problem is identified and stated, it is a good ground to start from. Younger kids might have problems that they may not be able to describe to your sine they might not be equipped with the vocabulary to do so. Actively listen as to what your child is saying and why to try and figure out what the problem is. Games can come in very handy to help kids identify the problem and solve it.

2. Possible solutions: Once the problem is identified encourage the kids to brainstorm as to what the possible solutions to the problem may be. Once they reach this stage, step backhand let them do what they can on their own, fill in only where they lack in experience and or foresight of required. Once the possible solutions are noted down, discuss the pro’s and con’s in an age appropriate manner and let them have a go at it. Start with something easy and make your way to more challenging things. Not everything will always work out in the first go, so help them deal with the frustration and keep trying.

3. Check on them: Now that they have decided on how to go about it, let them have a go at it and then deal with the natural consequence of things. It is rather difficult and takes self-control to let your child go fall in the pit but it’s for their own good and better while they are still young. Check if what they tried worked, if not then what went wrong and how to correct it. Let them brain storm while you sit and observe and fill in when required.

4. Help them: Show your kids that even adults have problems and that it’s OK to ask for help. It’s important to develop help seeking behavior when required. Take simple instances like misplacing something and then talk it out loud how to intend to solve your problem. Instances like these help build positive self-esteem and confidence that it is OK to get things wrong and that they are capable of finding solutions on their own. Let them enlist the help of family members to solve their problems it’s great for team building.

Active parenting is required to imbibe these skills in kids and requires you to put in more efforts than you would have otherwise. But the hard work now will pay great dividends in your child’s life in the years to come.

Book Review: Computer Investigation by Elizabeth Bauchner

Who is the target audience for this book?

Make no mistake. This book is not targeted for computer professionals. If you have a degree in Computer Science or just know a lot about computers, you won’t learn anything from this book. This book is targeted to children in the middle school age group, but it would also be a good introductory book for adults.

That said, what does the book talk about?

What is the science of computer forensics?

Computer forensics is a two-part process. First, data is retrieved and then the data is used. It is different from other forensic sciences because the data usually stands on its own and does not need to be interpreted.

What are the many duties of a computer forensics technician?

While doing their job, computer forensic specialists must preserve evidence, not introduce viruses or worms into a system, handle data properly, keep evidence within the chain of command, reduce the impact of the system’s analysis on any businesses affected, and make sure privileged information is not divulged.

Following those rules, computer forensic professionals find hidden files, swap files, and temp files used by the operating system and by applications. They access these files and protected and encrypted files, searching for information relevant to the case. They analyze the data found, especially in areas normally considered inaccessible. They perform an over all system analysis and list all relevant files. They provide an opinion of the system’s layout and who authored which files. They make notes of attempts to delete or protect files, and they provide expert testimony and/or consultation in court as needed.

The book gives definitions for commonly used words, or jargon, in the industry.

A hacker is someone who is really interested in a piece of technology and learns all possible about the technology.

A cracker is someone who uses their hacker knowledge for bad.

Hackers are white hat, and crackers are black hat hackers.

A phreaker was a person who scammed the telephone company to get free long-distance calls.

Spoofing is mimicking a website (or an email) so the receiver thinks the sender is someone else.

Phishing is trying to get information from people, like their user accounts and passwords, and social security numbers.

A virus is a program, attached to another program, that infects a system when the program is opened. The virus can’t do anything unless the program is opened and ran.

A worm is like a virus, but it can replicate itself without other programs being opened.

A Trojan horse is a program that pretends to be a different kind of program.

Denial of Service (DoS) is when a cracker tries to prevent a system from being accessible by its normal users.

Teaching Kids Money Management Skills in 3 Easy Steps

You make a wise choice deciding on teaching kids money management skills. Money management skills are vital in our modern society. How your children use and manage money as they grow up will directly influence how well they live in the future. Many adults today dealing with debt problems of huge credit card balances and the likes were not taught to manage personal finances properly. If only their parents knew that by teaching kids money management skills in a fun and positive way will aid them to foster a healthy relationship with money, they would not have been in such a plight.

While many schools have a financial literacy curriculum these days, getting your children to learn basic money skills is never too early. Financial education is too important to be left solely to the school. As a parent, you can adopt these 3 easy steps to teach your kids how to manage money and give them a head start.

Step 1. Discuss money matters openly with your kids.

Openly talk about money at home is one effective way to teach kids about money. Young children often know more about money than we assume. They learn from an early age that the burgers from McDonalds or the video games from Toys-R-Us all require money to purchase. On the other hand, they do not fully comprehend the way the whole financial system works. If you do not talk about money issues with your kids, you lose the chance to impart to them such proper money lessons as earning, saving, spending, and investing.

Step 2. Get your kids involve in family finances.

Money discussion alone can only impress upon your kids theories and concepts. They need real life examples to better grasp some money management skills. Once your kids feel comfortable talking about money matters with you, you can engage them in the daily management activities of family finances. Getting the children involve provide them the opportunity to observe how you take control of your money.

Take them together to the bank to deposit your paychecks into savings accounts. Let them help in check writing to see how you disperse the funds to cover household bills. Get them to do the math when balancing a checkbook. Ask them to sit in on financial planning and household budgeting and so on.

Step 3. Let your kids manage their own budgets.

Your children may learn a lot from watching you doing the work, but nothing beats first hand real life experience in teaching kids money management skills. When you feel they are ready, let the kids manage their own budgets. They will become money savvy quicker learning from their own mistakes.

What you want to do here is to set aside money for your kids as weekly allowance, then give them the freedom to spend it as they see fit. However, you should make it clear to them they are responsible to provide some of their own needs like clothing from now on. So whenever they want a new pair of pants or socks, they have to pay for those with their allowance. When the children are in their teens, you could also consider asking them to earn their pocket money by taking care of household chores or taking up summer jobs.

Call Him Creator-Man

Like Walt Disney and George Lucas, Stan Lee has co-created some of the most iconic characters in pop culture: Spider-Man, X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and the Incredible Hulk. Movie’s based on his super-characters have generated more than $2.3 billion in U.S. ticket sales. Toys, books and games have generated billions more.

Lee is one of the most important figures in American popular culture. He began working for Marvel (then Timely) Comics in 1939, with his first published work appearing in May 1941. The following year, at age 20, he was editor and chief writer, creating stories for a variety of romance, horror, humor, science-fiction and suspense comics.

By 1960, competitor DC comics had launched a team of superheroes called the Justice League of America. Marvel publisher Martin Goodman demanded a response, and in 1961, Lee and Jack Kirby produced Fantastic Four No. 1. Fan response was phenomenal, with critics today calling the work a masterful step forward in comic-book evolution.

Lee would continue creating and co-creating characters for Marvel over the next two decades. Along the way, he published some of the market’s most valuable collectibles, with key issues of Marvel Comics often demanding more than a quarter million dollars.

With the Walt Disney Company in the process of purchasing Marvel Entertainment — further cementing his status in American culture — Lee is busier than ever. He most recently launched POW! Entertainment to create, produce and license new characters. He hosted two seasons of the Syfy channel show “Who Wants to be a Superhero?” And he’s executive producer of several motion pictures based on Marvel characters (Black Panther, Nick Fury, Thor) that are yet to be released.

Surprisingly, Lee does not consider himself a collector. “Collecting is great,” he says with a laugh, “if you have the time for it!”

Q: Of the 15 top-grossing movies in the United States, George Lucas’ characters have grossed about $1.2 billion in ticket sales and your characters have grossed $1.1 billion.

A: Damn! He’s always beating me! I don’t like being in second place!

Q: Do you consider yourself one of the most successful creators in Hollywood?

A: Of course not! Lucas does movies. I only wrote a lot of comic book stories which other people have made into great movies. I had nothing to do with the movies and yet I seem to get so much credit for them. I feel like a phony!

Q: But Lucas created Luke Skywalker, you created Peter Parker. He created Darth Vader, you created Dr. Doom. Lucas wrote the stories, you wrote the stories.

A: Yeah, but he also produced and directed those movies. I didn’t have anything to do with the movies. That’s the only thing. I think I was very instrumental in making these characters famous and successful as comic book characters. In the comic book field, I did very well and I am happy to accept all the credit that might be heaped upon me. But the movies that have made all this money you’re talking about, while they were based on things that I wrote, they were written and directed and acted by other people. I had nothing to do with that. So I would be an idiot to compare myself to a George Lucas. I think I’m cuter! [laughs]

Q: So there you are, working at Marvel Comics for more than 40 years, with comic books all over the place. But you never really collected them?

A: I never had time to be a collector. I was always too busy writing. You know, I’m probably one of the world’s greatest hack writers because I got paid for what I wrote. The more I wrote, the more money I made. So I was writing all the time so I could pay my bills. Collecting is great if you have the time for it! Also, when I was writing, I never for a minute thought that years later these comics would turn out to be collectibles.

Q: Your wife Joanie is a collector.

A: Her tastes are very catholic. She was the first person I know who years ago latched on to African art when nobody knew what it was. She was buying these bits of sculpture from Nairobi and God knows where else. She collects paintings, sculpture, antique jewelry, watches. Anything that she finds attractive, she collects.

Q: Even though you had a full plate at Marvel, but wanted to do more. In the late 1950s, you started a newspaper comic, Mrs. Lyons’ Cubs with artist Joe Maneely. Then in 1960, you and artist Dan DeCarlo created the Willie Lumpkin comic strip, and that was followed by The Virtue of Vera Valiant, which you did with Frank Springer. In 1977, of course, you launched the Spider-Man newspaper strip. Why the desire to produce a syndicated strip?

A: I was always trying to do something that would break out and be a huge success.

Q: But Stan, wasn’t creating Spider-Man keeping you busy enough?

A: I didn’t know Spider-Man was that successful in the beginning. It took a few years before I realized we were on to something. I wanted to do something big, but we had bad luck.

Q: But you wanted to be syndicated because …

A: In those days, newspaper syndication was the big leagues and comic books were the minor leagues, the bush leagues. Maybe if you were good, you would graduate to newspaper syndication. The funny thing is today it’s almost reversed.

Q: A few years ago, you started releasing, through Heritage Auction Galleries, your file copies from your days at Marvel. Those included Spider-Man #1, X-Men #1, Amazing Fantasy #15 and Fantastic Four #1.

A: Those books that went to auction were just books that somehow I had accumulated. I didn’t save them as part of any savings plan or collection. There might have been a story that I liked that I didn’t feel like throwing the book away that quickly. I was always giving the books away! These were just some books that I hadn’t gotten around to giving away!

Q: What about original artwork?

A: You know, we never had room. We worked in one little office. … So we’d give the artwork away, the original artwork, to kids who’d come up to deliver a sandwich, or to a cleaning woman who didn’t want it. We didn’t know. We’d throw them away. Who knew?

Q: Finally, I have to ask. Did you ever mail off $1 plus 25 cents for postage and handling to get your very own X-Ray Specs?

A: As a matter of fact, Johnson Smith was the company that sold a lot of that stuff. The thing I sent away for most – I sent off for it a few times because I lost one – they have a little gadget that I felt was the most valuable thing in the world, because if you had this, you could do anything! It had a little magnifying glass and a little compass and a little knife blade and God knows what else. How I loved it!

How Much Does It Cost to Build An App Like UBER?

Uber was the first taxi company to start offering its services all over the globe. The company expanded to more than 70 cities, thus allowing travelers to go wherever they want. With their taxi app, equipped with user-friendly features, Uber has allowed more and more travelers to call taxis to reach their destinations. Whether the traveler is a business associate, a tourist, a student or anyone, they have everything to meet their needs. Uber has opened new dimensions for other entrepreneurs to start creating something similar and for this, they always have to analyze the cost and other factors that are involved in making a taxi app, just like Uber.

Nowadays, people have got everything in their smartphones- whether they want medical assistance or to order a meal, things are just a few screen touches away! Having these facilities, they also reckon to hire taxi services through their smartphones. So, taxi companies started to follow Uber and took an initiative to develop a taxi app for their business.

When it comes to developing a taxi application, the first and foremost thing is to estimate the cost and other expenses that usually vary according to the type of application, developers involved, features and many other things. The development of a taxi app starts with creating two interfaces- one for the taxi driver and other for the passengers so that both can track one another and communicate whenever needed.

The cost of developing a taxi app also depends upon the following essential features:

• Map, GPS and Route Drawing

• Hiring and Matching System

• Communication

• Payment Modes

• Cars and Drivers’ Details

Understanding the above features will help the taxi company to efficiently estimate a cost to develop an application like Uber.

Map, GPS and Route Drawing

GPS and routes drawing are the most important features for any taxi app as they are responsible for tracking the location of the passenger and traffic condition on the routes to reach the destination. The feature is equally useful for both, the passengers and drivers through which, they can track one another.

Hiring and Matching System

When it’s time to using a taxi app, it is necessary for the user to register on the application, either by entering the email address and password or using any social media platform. Next step is to enter the phone number so that the company can easily reach them when in need. For drivers, the process involves visiting the company, pass their screening and supply scanned copies of the required documents.

Communication

Communication is one of the crucial factors to ensure satisfactory services. The taxi application should have a feature to notify passengers that their ride has arrived and is waiting for them. Even, the SMS feature would be a good way to keep in touch with the driver.

Payment Mode

Since Uber is working with a cashless system, other taxi companies also have to incorporate this feature and make their services faster and safer. Though, it is important for the company to know the needs of their market. Some countries have limited payment modes that are not available in other countries or users have some restrictions to use them. Normally, the common payment methods used for hiring and payment include PayPal, debit or credit cards.

Cars and Drivers’ Details

Since people always want to know what and who is going to pick them, the Uber like app should have a feature that will give them information about the vehicle and driver who is coming for their service. This way, the passengers will be rest assured about the quality of services and their safety.

Why Mobile Apps Need to Be Integrated Into Your Business’ Wider Digital Initiatives

The very early business mobile apps were a very simple means to add convenience to the way in which businesses communicated with their customers. They were specifically designed for the end users. Since then mobile apps have evolved according to the ever increasing demands of the businesses and the ever changing needs of the customers. The pace of this change is ever increasing too – and mobile apps are no longer seen as a standalone option to be considered, but are integrated into the wider digital initiatives that span across a number of other elements such as the Internet of Things, Business process Management, data analytics and lots more.

Mobile application development continues to be the prime focus for enterprises big and small – and here are the top three reasons your business needs it too!

Engaging directly with customers could revolutionize your business

Traditionally, there was very little communication between the business and its customers. Other than an occasional call for support or a promotional email etc. there was no way for a customer to actually actively engage with a business. Further, tele-conversations were a onetime thing. With mobile apps, customers have a means of ‘staying in touch’ with your business. Businesses also have a means of constant communication and can send important messages and notifications to their customers. Businesses can take advantage of the ‘ready availability’ of the app on a user’s mobile to share information about the next line of products being launched or new services that are introduced and greatly increase their sales and grow.

Mobile centric designs can also help businesses collect more data from the end users and draw insights in order to provide them with more personalized services.

Mobile is getting smarter

The number of new devices introduced in the market keeps increasing in numbers and every new model comes with a host of new features. Well, not only the mobiles, but also other devices are getting smarter. Interconnecting devices and making use of smart technology to make life easier for customers is the current demand of this industry. Hence new ways of customer interactions are evolving and one simple app can make a huge difference in the way customers perceive your business.

Flexibility is critical to embrace the rapidly evolving mobile landscape

As customer demands for new services and features for convenience increase, enterprises must also gear up their mobile app development strategies to accommodate this demand. Further, business must acknowledge that these demands will constantly change and hence need to build apps that will have the flexibility to scale as the customer expectations change as well as when the business grows.

In order to remain competitive, businesses must embrace the new opportunities that are presented by the ‘smart’ apps and devices introduced in the market. A mobile first approach and strategy is one way for businesses to keep up and stay at the forefront of the competition.