Pedram Mohammadi

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An Introduction to Swift: What You Need to Know

Posted by Pedram Mohammadi on September 15, 2017

Swift, Apple’s newest programming language, was first introduced during the company’s 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference. Dubbed “the Objective-C without the garbage of C,” the Swift programming language aims to eliminate the flaws of Objective-C, and offer something that’s fast, modern, safe, and interactive.

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Topics: cPaaS, Swift, programming languages

TaCode Tuesday: Preventing Delivery Fraud with Automated Zang Calls

Posted by Pedram Mohammadi on September 12, 2017

Delivery fraud, a new type of scam, exploits a business model loophole found on e-commerce sites that use the cash-on-delivery (CoD) payment method. This type of e-commerce fraud works by having a script automatically create new accounts with fake addresses and telephone numbers, ordering hundreds of products to pay CoD. The e-commerce company will then wrap-up all orders for delivery, leaving the scammed product out-of-stock for days. However, since all delivery addresses are fake, the items would end up returning to the warehouse, causing a huge loss on revenue due to restock, delivery failure, and loss of new orders.

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Topics: TaCode Tuesday, cPaaS, Built On Zang, Security

A Brief History of Mobile Malware (& How to Protect Your Apps)

Posted by Pedram Mohammadi on September 8, 2017

As mobile phone ownership, dependency, and its use in making payments continues to grow, so does the likelihood that users will fall victim to mobile malware. Therefore, as a mobile app developer, knowing how to protect your apps from digital threats is crucial. Malware attacks on smartphones are believed to have started in 2004. Over the years, and especially from 2011 on, different types of malware threats have been developed to extract personal data and make money from unsuspecting users.

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Topics: cPaaS, app development, mobile apps

TaCODE Tuesday: A $100 SMS Marketing Campaign, No Kidding

Posted by Pedram Mohammadi on May 16, 2017

Mobile marketing experts claim that there are three key elements behind every successful SMS marketing campaign: first, a carefully crafted text message that includes a valuable offer, exclusivity, a sense of urgency, and a direct call to action that’s easy to understand. Second, a cross-functional team that can help in operating the program; and third, regular measurement of key performance indicators.

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Topics: Ideas, TaCode Tuesday, cPaaS, SMS

How to Extend Your Android App to Include SMS-based Shipment Tracking

Posted by Pedram Mohammadi on April 18, 2017

TaCode Tuesday is back!  That means your favorite developer at Zang is here to deliver free snippets of code for use in your very own text/voice apps along with hilarious taco puns. This week I’m going to show you how to make e-commerce customers smile by allowing them to track deliveries via SMS on their Android phone. But first, let's taco 'bout how this can set your business apart and improve customer loyalty.  

In most cases, products are cheaper when ordered online. When compared to retail, online products are more or less 50 percent cheaper due to the elimination of certain components that hike up product prices like storage, rent, staff, utilities, and the middle-man.

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Topics: TaCode Tuesday, cPaaS, customer happiness, SMS