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, 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

Free Software, Open Source, Freeware, Shareware: What's the Difference?

Posted by Alex Misevski on August 31, 2017

Terms such as free software, open source, freeware, and shareware are commonly used in mobile app development. As much as most of these terms may sound the same, they refer to very different things. This article will address the main differences between the terms so you can make the best choice for your own apps.

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Topics: cPaaS, app development, mobile apps

Start Building to Communicate Better Using Zang APIs and CPaaS

Posted by Alex Mackie on August 18, 2017

As you are probably aware, many consumers these days prefer not to get on the phone with a business, and email open rates typically hover around just 30%. When a business lacks the ability to communicate efficiently with their consumers, it can turn into disgruntled customers and poor online reviews that can severely impact the bottom line. That’s why businesses are turning to Zang.

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Topics: cPaaS, app development, customer happiness

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