News, views, reviews and opinions about mobile apps, Flutter, cross platform development and the surrounding Digital Industry.
Tech moves quickly, and when it comes to mobile app development, frameworks rise and fall like dominoes. But we’re going to make a bold prediction: in 2024, Flutter will be the one to beat. So, why are we so confident that Flutter will be such a game-changer this year? Why is it currently outperforming the competition and leaving other frameworks for dust? What does it mean for your app if it’s not built on Flutter?
The worker bee is a symbol that’s associated with Manchester around the world. It‘s the perfect representation of the region's collective strength, reflecting the hard work that generations of Mancunians have put in to build this thriving city, irrespective of what’s been thrown at it. The worker bee was first included on the city’s official coat of arms in 1842, and it’s been a mainstay ever since.
Today, mobile app usage is an indispensable part of our lives. There are now over 8.5 billion mobile phones in use worldwide - that’s more phones than there are people on Earth!
Having a mobile app is pretty much a given if you want your business to succeed online, especially if your trade involves e-commerce or B2B.
It’s no secret that we’re in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis, and businesses big and small are having to tighten their belts considerably.
If you’ve got a startup business, then we completely understand that you’re probably spending every waking hour trying to develop a sustainable business model and marketing strategy and getting your brand name out there. Technology, although an integral part of any modern business, is probably the last thing on your mind.
The B2B warehousing industry is a complicated old machine. With so many plates to spin, it can easily turn into a logistical nightmare. Taking care of your own inventory is hard enough, but keeping your customers appraised of the products and services is another problem all of its own.
Google developed Flutter, their open-source UI tool, in 2018. It’s since become a huge deal in mobile app development, and it’s used by major companies like Google, Alibaba, and Uber.
Dive into the exciting world of WebAssembly and its latest enhancement, WasmGC, with our latest article. Discover how this groundbreaking technology is revolutionising Flutter’s performance on the web, offering seamless experiences across all devices.
We check out the options for Adobe Commerce or Magento 2 mobile apps and let you know our recommendations
To create exceptional mobile SDKs that encourage adoption and enhance the your developers' experience check out our 17 steps to SDK success for mobile SDK developers.
AI is everywhere. Perhaps inevitably, it’s become very prominent in the way that mobile apps are built and then used, so we thought we’d give you a sneak peek behind the curtain into how AI has changed the way mobile apps are built.
Whether you’re a single Pringle and ready to mingle or happily wed until you’re both dead, you’ll have noticed that dating apps have become a lot more prevalent in the past decade or so. Dating apps such as Bumble, Tinder, and Hinge are now household names, and there’s a lot of money to be made from the dating game.
No-Code is a hot topic of conversation right now. Whether it’s to help you write content for a blog, create an image for your website, or even just remind yourself to put eggs on the shopping list via your smart speaker, you can't move for it.
It only seems like yesterday that we were drooling over the minor improvements that version 3.10 of Flutter had given us.
We’re all so reliant on our phones and tablets these days that you’ll struggle to find a business that doesn't see the value of having its own app. But the big question is, how much does it cost to build an app? Can it be done on a budget, or will you have to flog a kidney on eBay to pay for it? What eats up most of your money during app development, and could you potentially do it yourself?
If you've ever wondered how to create a successful iOS app and tap into Apple's massive global audience, here is a guide to help you through the process in five simple steps. From ideation to publication, get ready to unlock the potential of your business with a well-crafted iOS app.
Are you considering Android app development for your business? In this article, we'll discuss the benefits of creating an Android app, what to consider before starting the development process, and different approaches to building your app.
We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but there’s a good chance that your app is on end-of-life care right now and just a few short days away from shuffling off into the app afterlife. Worst of all, it’s not going to be a pretty sight as it happens. Let us explain what’s going on so you can hit your app with the virtual defibrillator and breathe new life back into it.
AI sure is shaking things up in the app development world, but that's not to say it's making humans redundant - in fact, we think the human touch still comes out on top. Yes, AI can offer speed and scalability, but with humans at the helm, you get genuine creativity, empathy, superb collaboration and the ability to tackle unscheduled challenges.
The Flutter team has once again outdone themselves with the release of Flutter 3.10, delivering tons of improvements and new features that will undoubtedly revolutionise the app development landscape.
At Foresight Mobile, we're beyond excited about the new possibilities for Flutter in 2023. We believe that the upcoming advancements in performance, interoperability, portability, ecosystem, security, and fundamentals will significantly enhance the way we develop and deliver outstanding products for our customers.
Flutter 3.7 is here, and we can’t wait to get our teeth stuck into it. We’ve seen some really nice new features added to this version of Flutter and our talented development team are really excited to work with it.
Once an expensive proposition, the cost of ownership of a mobile app is decreasing due to new development toolkits.
Foresight Mobile specialise in writing mobile SDKs for Flutter and React Native. But just what is an SDK?
Considering having a mobile app built ? This is why you should seriously consider using Google's Flutter framework.
In what it calls “Advanced Data Protection”, Apple is finally implementing end-to-end backup encryption for most iCloud services.
So let’s take a look at some of the most popular state management Frameworks and their pros and cons. Choosing a state management framework can be a daunting task, and I hope we can help you to choose one that’s the best for your team, project and skill level.
Under the guise of protecting the vulnerable the bill could be the last nail in coffin for fledgling tech businesses
Is Flutter the go to framework for integrated web, mobile and desktop app development? We think it might just be, yes!
If you have a web or REST based app, our SDK development services can get you into the mobile app market
Just how safe is that mobile app you’ve just downloaded? Some worrying statistics here.
Google releases Flutter 3.0 with powerful new features to benefit app owners
Refactor or a complete app rewrite? Is it time to wave goodbye to your old mobile app and have a new one developed?
Let's introduce you to Flutter, a mobile app framework that allows you use a single codebase for both your mobile & web app
We are delighted to announce that Foresight Mobile have joined the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Without a companion mobile app for your e-commerce website, are you at a serious commercial disadvantage?
2022 will to be a year of developer shortages across all IT industries. Where have all the mobile app developers gone?
We specialise in designing MVPs, a Minimum Viable Product. Here's how to reduce your risk when commissioning an app
Sorry, we can’t think of a polite way of asking - “Is your app rubbish ?” Here’s what to do about it.
The first Long Liquid Lunch - face to face networking for Digital professionals in Manchester - to be held at Mackie Mayor.
Mobile apps cost money. Not having a mobile app might cost you more.
Smartphone addiction - are you addicted? Probably not. Let’s have a look why.
Foresight’s getting bigger - welcome to Kevin, Rhisiart and Jason!
Is Google’s Flutter development framework the future of mobile app development? We think so, and here’s why.
We’re really pleased to welcome Simon Jones to the Foresight family
Google’s Flutter allows for some spectacular effects in your mobile app designs. Here’s a showcase.
Three little words. ”Cross platform development”.
An interview with Foresight Mobile, active members of Manchester Digital - Manchester’s Digital trade organisation.
150,000 apps later and Flutter 2 is released! A quick summary of what's in the box, written for non techies
Google Flutter plus Fuchsia, the future for mobile app development? Let's look into this subject in more detail
2021 - the big programmer drought ?
Manchester Digital recently interviewed Dave Francis, our Marketing Manager. See what they spoke about here
Imagine having your website, Android app & iOS app from one developer & codebase. Well, folks, you can, with Flutter
Is Ionic dead? Drifty’s development framework promised so much for mobile app developers - but - why is no one using it?
Just to announce that Foresight are working with SeeChange - an Arm subsidiary - on an exciting IoT project!
Are you looking to update your mobile app built on Xamarin? Check this blog, now might be a good time to explore Flutter
Is 2021 going to be the year when businesses must go digital - or suffer the consequences?
Augmented reality is popping up in surprising places. A look at how “living labels” can make your product stand out.
Google’s Flutter - now more popular than Facebook’s React Native !
Foresight Mobile is undergoing ISO 27001 certification - information security is something we should all be aware of.
Is Microsoft’s Xamarin app development framework dead? Or just “poorly”? Let us tell you what we know!
The Schnap! mobile app offers an elegant solution to recent table service rules, find out more about their Flutter app here
We often get asked by clients about the longevity of their apps and how long they will last, here is what we tell them
Manchester is becoming a sunrise city for the Digital industry, attracting talent from London. We are proud to be involved
We’ve enhanced our popular Schnap! app with food and drink ordering functionality. "Improve your night out".
So just how popular is Google’s Flutter, and should I be seriously considering it for my app?
As lockdown begins to end, the need for new apps becomes apparent. Is this an opportunity for app entrepreneurs ?
A useful guide for entrepreneurs and start-up businesses on how to get investment for your mobile app idea and business
If you have a web or REST based app, our SDK development services can get you into the mobile app market.
Our popular social app will soon allow you to order drinks and snacks from the bar whilst on a night out.
How Ralph Lauren used mobile technology to stop fake products reaching the market
A non-techie guide explaining why cross-platform mobile app development is becoming something you should really look into
Manchester based app developers, Foresight Mobile, are named as one of the top developers on Clutch
What are we like to work with ? We asked Freddie Drapkin, CEO of Tenner, for his honest opinion. Here’s what he said.
Flutter is now stable and mature and is one of the main contenders for a successful cross platform app build.
This article is intended to show you how to port a typical existing iPad app over to macOS Catalina using UIKitForMac.