Enterprise Tech News: Microsoft’s Focus on Windows 10 Downloads, Google’s Material Design Lite, M-Commerce will Hit $638 b

10 Jul. 2015 Enterprise Tech News

This week’s tech news roundup features Microsoft’s effort to increase downloads for Windows 10, Google announcing Material Design for websites and how Mobile shopping is set to cross $638 billion mark by 2018.

Microsoft’s Project Westminster To Drive Windows 10 Downloads

Project Westminster

Microsoft is leaving no stone unturned to meet its ambitious target of 1 billion downloads for Windows 10. In order to encourage developers to make more apps for the Windows 10, Project Westminster has been announced. This initiative helps developers convert active web apps into Universal Windows Apps which can function seamlessly on computers, phones and tablets. Thus, regardless of the platform used for development, developers will be able to reuse code for app development on Windows 10.

Google’s Material Design Lite For Improved User Experience

Material Design Lite

Google has announced Material Design Lite (MDL) with the aim to provide guidelines for intuitive UI and beautiful design across devices. MDL provides design guidance for the web using vanilla CSS, HTML and JavaScript. The goal of MDL is to make it easier to include material design elements for websites. In addition, it has been optimized for content-heavy websites such as blogs, articles or marketing pages.

Mobile Shopping to Cross $638 Billion by 2018

Mobile Shopping Sales May Touch $638b by 2018

In a study, Deloitte and ASSOCHAM have discovered that revenues through mobile sales will increase to $638 billion or more by 2018. Some of the factors cited for this growth are: availability of various shopping apps on mobiles and tablets, increasingly secure consumer transactions, personalized offers and the convenience of making product/price comparisons on mobile devices. All of these have contributed to the popularity of mobile shopping.

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