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How MongoDB is Driving Modern App Development?

The Skeleton of MongoDB
A database that stores information/data in the form of documents is called Document Database or DocumentDB. NoSQL is brought into practice to store the data. Every page of the material or the document — points the data, the relationship between other data, and it’s attributes of data. The ‘key value,’ pair form is used in the Document database.

The leading NoSQL databases: Hadoop/HBase, MongoDB, Cassandra, etc.

Most of the Information Technology (IT) use NoSQL databases to build day to day applications. The generation or construction of DBs should have properties like open source and build distributive computing. The ease of use of MongoDB makes the developers shoot for MongoDB and enterprises to opt for the same. The database stands out among the crowd of traditional NoSQL databases.

Some of the relational databases’ offerings made by MongoDB are:

  • Emphatic query language to sophisticate the use of data.
  • The real-time visuals of processing the data in a strongly consistent way.
  • To navigate through data quickly, secondary indexes are made familiar to the developer.

Some features that modern developers crave from databases are:

  • The knobs of changing requirements are easily adjusted with the provision of flexible data models.
  • The elastic scalability gives greater amending facility in meeting system demands.
  • The problem of latency and throughput are shattered as MongoDB provides the High-Performance factor too.

For all of the above reasons, MongoDB is a perfect suite in choosing the database. It’s well suited for all types of applications as in mobile development, web development, social media, real-time analysis or geospatial applications.

Modern App development DB
MongoDB is one of the document databases. This has no particular schema to store. Instead, the data is stored in dictionary form where the key-value pair shares the data and its connection or properties.

NoSQL is preferred the most. The reason is that it can handle unstructured data more finely. The JSON compatibility with MongoDB gives it more ease, flexibility with ample speed and lightweight binary format.

Since the evolution of Big Data, the database contractors or entrepreneurs form new ideologies every day to tackle such an enormous data. The widespread of Hadoop technology is the most in IT. The competitors never sit quietly. They invest massively in Research and Development R&D) wings.

Out of the cloud of dust, MongoDB provides the ease to handle Big Data too. Its younger brother to Hadoop. Being a general-purpose platform, it sits all other asides in existing RDBMS systems. The MongoDB Certification Training Course makes the DB understandings more easy and implacable. Along with this MongoDB provides a substantial divergence in use cases.

There is one more factor that makes a significant lunge on its side, i.e., Horizontal scaling it’s hard to achieve with RDBMS, but the platforms like NoSQL, MongoDB efficiently executes it.

App Development
Modern development practices must be practiced to build modern apps. Development teams favor agile development, with short teams who can work for days instead of weeks or months and formulate the software in a short period of time. Open source software is preferred for development, the cloud is used for hosting, affordable commodity hardware is marked for scaling the deployment.

From the past few years, the development of the soft world is termed as app development. Then software so developed for the clients by any firm is called app. Even Microsoft started terming its software as applications since they released Windows 8.

The IT firms produce day by day new applications and upload to play store/iTunes/App store or make them open source projects for the betterment.

Various technologies are used in app development. Varying from frontend to the backend. HTML, CSS, JavaScript for frontend and Python, PHP, .Net, for the backend. The database is well handled by the Oracle, SQL, MySQL, Graph, H2O, NoSQL, and not to exclude the name of MongoDB, and many others.

The data container is filling with colloidal solutions of different databases. Most widely used is NoSQL or MongoDB or Hadoop.

MongoDB in App Development
Every owner wants his application to be robust. Many aspects are kept in mind while developing applications. The knowledge of Data Structures makes the roadway too smooth as butter on the bread for achieving the goal of robustness. The subject teaches us the techniques of ‘a’ space complexity and ‘b’ time complexity.

Every app receives data from the client in the form of surveys or forms or sign-ups. The data so filled or the updations in data, timely, make the app bulkier and bulkier with usage. Sometimes cache gets heavier at the OS (operating system) end. Versatility, high performance, more scalability whether it’s vertical or horizontal, are some of the critical features of the MongoDB which make it not only resourceful but also craving for the app developers.

Backend is the backbone of apps, Database is keystone of apps
MongoDB is WheatStone bridge of apps…    

The most significant advantage of implementing MongoDB is that this beast provides real-time data handling.

If a developer is looking for speed throttle, then MongoDB stands out distinctly. The speedometer shows 4x more speed than the others in competitor range. In a stressful saying, ‘MongoDB acquires top floor in the database condo.’

From the developers’ point of view, MongoDB has provided great ease, comfort to work with such a marvel. It’s agility and scalability, has lead the developers so far in achieving the desired results. They trust blindly and are deaf from both the ears to shift to some other technology in database stack.
Let’s see some implications:

1. Mobile Airline App
The features like check-in, boarding pass retrieval, boarding gate, flight status can be accessed fully when online. The biting functions can be used for viewing boarding pass and the looming flight details even when not connected to servers.

2. IoT Sensor Data Aggregation
To copy the sensor logs and backend database securely and automatically, MongoDB Stitch Mobile Sync helps when online. One can store locally, sync the backend and aggregate sensor data on IoT.

3. RedMonk
One of the key features that a developer wants in its application is the focus on value, especially where the professional is trying to compute value versus reimplementing usual scaffolding.

The MongoDB’s Mobile and Stitch offers a handful source to tackle this problem.
Without changing data and its requirements the agility gives business units a quick start, to maintain development, along with flexibility. Since the usage and data volume are boiling, the scalability factor provides that flexibility in acquaintance to fastness.

Both the aspects agility and scalability address the operational, engineering, and organizational considerations to stay aligned with increasing pace.

One benefit of dwelling MongoDB is that it requires no upfront licensing or any kind of maintenance fees, with Google Compute Engine. This feature of MongoDB makes it cost-effective and awesome to adapt for.

Impact Words
The high scalability and schema-less design is the primary reason for opting NoSQL or MongoDB. Just by adding few more nodes one can easily horizontally scale up the app with MongoDB.Having all that said at the present moment, it is solely developers the choice to work on the databases available.

MongoDB is for those lads who want no schema and scalability option in their database. This works on the idea of ‘write once read many times.


Here’s What’s New from April 2019 | Applozic Product Releases

At Applozic, this year is all about improving the customer experience by allowing developers to customize their app as per user’s feedback and journey. We did some major changes last month, which you can find here.  We continue our efforts in this direction and in our sprints of April we focussed on improving the product from the developer’s side. Here is the list of updates you must know about

What’s New on iOS

  • Customize Your Notifications
    Every application has its own unique way to engage its users for example- some focus on sharing text while some need to share media. Thus, to help the product team decide what they want to show in the notification banner, we now let you customize the notification banner for displaying in-app chat notifications.
  • Manage Nuances Better
    With our latest update, conversations will be clean as we now have a profanity filter in iOS too. In order to enable this feature, you need to upload a set of profane words or choose from the ones we already have. Keep the filename as ‘profane words list’ in the configuration. These words get blocked and if any user uses it then the messages don’t appear.
  • Open pdf, docs inside the chat
    Your users don’t have to switch apps for opening files and attachments anymore. The chat widget can now render and open .pdf, .doc, .txt and other file formats.
  • Store your docs, media files separately
    Decide where you want to store your customer’s documents, media files, etc as per your need. Yes, enterprise customers now can decide where they want to store files which are not related to chat using a simple click and select option from admin panel.

Other Features and Enhancements

  • We have updated our APIs and will support applications starting from iOS 9. So applications will now be available with the latest features and improvements for iOS 9 to 12.
  • You no longer have to wait after loading the application for the first time, it will be ready to use the moment you click on it. The data will be fetched in the background and you can continue using it right away.
  • An issue was noticed when messages were being received even after logout, this has been fixed. So don’t worry about it the moment you log out, messages won’t come.

What’s New on Android

  • Deployed A New and Smarter Version
    We have released the latest version of our SDK for v5.44 which is far more smarter. This will reduce the time to deploy with in-built native functionalities and a number of important fixes for improved user experience. One major improvement is movies manifest entries to the library. Earlier you were asked to add the entries to your Manifest file following these steps. You no longer need to do it until and unless you want to customize.
  • Logging your Issues Made Simpler and Private
    Stop worrying about sharing complete logs of your application with us. You can now log Applozic logs separately automatically and share the same periodically to an email of your choice or to Applozic support. This will help us debug your issues much faster and easier. We also have added a feature to share the debug report specifically to our SDK as you release a new version. Set up an automated mail and relax.
  • Groups Will Sync Faster
    Groups which gets deleted will no longer be visible to users. We have also improved our synchronization capability for allowing old conversations from the group to load a lot faster. Managing community engagement is core to our chat experience and we look to improve it from time to time. An option to delete old groups has also been rectified.

    Other Features and Enhancements

  • We continue to improve our existing SDK by fixing some of the crashes we noticed.
  • A number of issues responsible for applications not responding have been fixed.

Our top resource of ideas and fixes is your honest feedback. Please continue sending all your great suggestions to support@applozic.com.


Here’s What’s New from March 2019 | Applozic Product Releases

At Applozic, 2019 started with a focus on improving our product’s usability to give you a smoother experience. You can find all the updates that we did so far in lines to that here.

During our March sprints, our focus was to provide updates which makes it comfortable for both developers and end users.  Here is the list of updates you must check out.

What’s New on iOS

  • Latest Version of Swift Is Here
    Yes, you read it right we now support the latest Swift Version 4.2 so that you can stay updated. This also allows them to develop products on the latest version which is stable, making the final product reliable and efficient.
  • Rich Messaging Just Got Better
    Our effort to improve the experience of users continues. Applozic now supports rich messages: lists, buttons, cards, and carousels. This is so that you can drive the user to take actions directly from the chat screen.  Interesting and easy right!Improve rich messaging - ApplozicNot just this, you can also have multiple CTAs for a single product. Users will love to take actions as per their choice and you can keep assisting them as when required. Product managers looking to provide guided shopping are loving it!
  • Know When Your Users Were Active
    It makes it easy for co-users to communicate if they know users last activity. With our latest feature, one can easily know the last seen status or if the user is online at that point. You can also enable or disable this based on the product’s need.
    Also, to help users know about their activity we now have a loading indicator which goes off in case you have connectivity issues. It is right at the top where details of the user’ s conversation are fetched.
  • Message Bubbles To Support Your Brand Identity
    We know you love to be pixel perfect, so here we are with another option to exactly let you do that. Create a seamless experience for users by changing the radius of the message bubble using a simple configuration setting as per your branding needs.
  • Share Your Message With Images
    You can now let your users add captions when they are uploading images in the chat. Allow users to share their thoughts right away. You can also customize it as per your need. This is an update for our newer versions as some of our older versions already support this feature.
  • Change the Look and Feel of Your Messages
    Start exploring different colors for your sent and received messages to connect with your branding identity. Yes, users now can easily distinct messages received and sent if you use a distinct color and font for the same.

    Other Features & Enhancements:
  • ? You can now add a setting to enable/disable ‘unblock’ option right from your admin panel. So don’t worry if someone blocked a user, it can always be reversed and you can make this option available to users as well if you find it suitable.
  • ? Syncing contacts for the first time was often an issue as a termination made the whole effort go to waste. But not anymore, we have fixed this issue and have also allowed users to have auto sync for a particular segment as well. Now sit back and relax!

All New Dashboard

While all that was happening, our Dashboard went through a makeover. The new dashboard is intuitive and has specific sections for all the functions. You can get a better view of all your application data in the improved analytics tab. We have seen a huge interest in the direct codeless bot integration with Dialogflow, which you can find in the Bot Integration tab.

Applozic new dashboard

Let us know what you think about the new Dashboard and if you think it can be improved upon.

Our top resource of ideas and fixes is your honest feedback. Please continue sending all your great suggestions to support@applozic.com.