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How to Create Multiple Views in Dynamics Calendar

How to Create Multiple Views in Dynamics Calendar

A few years back Microsoft entered the CRM industry with its Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Dynamics 365, a product line. This product line includes apps for enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM).

Dynamics CRM has become popular among enterprises for its focused features around the Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service sectors.

Now, these are the sectors that include a lot of planning, meeting with customers, execution, and time management. So, in this blog, we’ll walk you through how to create multiple calendar views in Dynamics CRM to utilize Dynamics CRM calendar to its full potential.

Dynamics 365 Unified Interface provides three views of your activities: Day, Week and Month.

Steps to create multiple views in Dynamics Calendar:

Step 1: Go to Settings → Customizations → Customize the System

Dynamics settings customizationCustomize the system

Step 2: Select Entities → Appointment

Select entities appointments

Step 3: Click on Controls -> Add Control -> Select Calendar Control and then click on “Add”Select calendar control

Step 4: Configure the display settings like start date, description, end date, minimum event duration, etc.

Configure display settings

Step 5: Click on save -> Publish All Customizations

Publish all customization

After saving all the configurations, you will be able to view all the appointments in the calendar. By default, Dynamics 365 provides 3 views in its calendar: Day, Week, Month. You can choose between them according to your usage.

Day ViewMonth View

Even though there are three views for you to sort through your activities but actually you can’t do much from the calendar itself. You can not add, edit, or delete activities from the Dynamics 365’s calendar.

Now if you spend a lot of time shuffling between calendars and your CRM, then it’s time to add an independent calendar solution to your stack.

You can browse for such a solution on MS AppSource and choose the one which fits your requirements.

In this blog, we’ve taken Calendar 365, a Dynamics CRM Service Calendar, to show multiple calendar views that you can create and benefit from.

There are five views in Calendar 365 to check the activities as per the schedule days, dates and times. With this calendar, you get a full-functioning calendar from which you can add, edit, or delete activities.

Calendar 365 comes with two calendars. Resource Calendar, to manage the organization’s resources, and Customer Calendar, to manage customers.

Once you’ve installed Calendar 365 and on the calendar screen, you’ll see three options in the left panel: Resources, Users, and Views.

To create a unique view, navigate to Views drop-down list. Then select the view according to your requirement.Views

There are four types of views of Calendar 365 and they are as follows:

– Top Down View

– Gantt View

– Timeline View

– Agenda View

Note: You can create all Calendar Views in Resource Calendar and Customer Calendars individually.

Top Down View

– This view provides you a Top Down view of the calendar in which you can view a column per member on the horizontal axis and time on the vertical axis, and a plain view of activities. Members can be user/team, account, contact or facilities/equipment depending on choice selected by you.

– In addition, you can view the calendar in Top Down View in the Day and Week view format.

Day View:

– You can see the activities for the day in the Top Down View.

Day View

Day Span View:

– You configure the number of days from default configurations in Day Span View of Top Down view.Day Span ViewWeek View:

– You can see the activities for the week in the Top Down view as well by selecting the ‘Week’ option.

Week View

– Similarly, in Month View, you will see the details month wise with the dates.

Gantt View

– Gantt view is to view activities scheduled for a specific day/time. It is a horizontal bar chart that visually represents an activity or task with the start and end dates.

– You can view the Resources or Customers in top down display and date range in a horizontal display. Here, resources can be Team/User & Facilities/Equipment and customers can be Accounts or Contacts and are displayed based on your selection of calendar view.

– In Gantt view, you can also view all or individual Events (Activities) along with its details like name of the event, start date, end date, and resource name (as configured to view from the configurations page).

– In addition, you can view the calendar in Gantt View as per the Day, Day Span, Week or Month format.

Day View
Day Span ViewWeek ViewMonth View

Timeline View

– A Timeline view of the calendar which provides a simple sequential overview of the calendar separated by day and the selection of the Users/Teams & Facility/Equipment in Resource Calendar and Accounts, Contacts in Customer Calendar.

– In addition, you can view the calendar in Timeline View as per the Day, Week or Month format.

Day View

Day ViewWeek ViewMonth View

Agenda View

– An Agenda view of the calendar which provides you a sequential list view with grouping options for other resources like accounts, contacts, facilities/equipment or users/teams or by date as per your requirement.

– In addition, you can view the calendar in Agenda View as per the Day, Week or Month format.

Day View

Day Span View

Week View

Month View

There’s a lot of untapped potential in your Dynamics CRM. And with the right applications and software, you can streamline your organization’s multiple processes.

Original Blog: https://www.appjetty.com/blog/how-to-create-multiple-views-in-dynamics-calendar


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Fashion App: The Future of Online Fashion Industry

The fashion industry is undergoing a big-time digital transformation that no one can afford to ignore. Well, here’s a stat to corroborate my statement.

Fashion eCommerce is forecast to reach a market size of $100.3 bn by the end of 2025.

So, it’s evident that the online fashion retail industry is never going to look back. Thus, most of the fashion retailers have already turned online or are planning to go online soon.

While a website is indispensable for the online fashion business, does it suffice today? The answer is NO. A cross-platform fashion app for Android and iOS is a must to accompany it.

If you ask why you need a fashion app for Android and iOS, the answer lies in its benefits. So, if you are a fashion retailer or thinking of becoming one, here’s a post for you. By the end of this post, you’ll learn how a fashion app can augment your online fashion retail business. You’ll also get clarity on how to build a fashion app and more.

Advantages of a Fashion App

  • Increased Brand Awareness and Visibility

If you have a fashion app, you get an edge over other online fashion retailers. This is because a mobile app helps you boost your brand awareness and visibility. Marketers are always on the hunt for new platforms to advertise their brands, products, and services.

With a feature-rich fashion app for Android and iOS users, they can get help making the target audience notice your brand easily. Every time a user unlocks their phone, they can view your brand’s logo. Over time, your logo becomes your identity, and people start recognizing your brand with your logo. Hence, both visibility and awareness go high.

Looking to boost your brand awareness and visibility with a powerful cross-platform fashion app for Android and iOS? Our MageMob App Builder can come in handy to serve the purpose.

  • On-the-Go Access

In comparison to a website that may need timely maintenance or repair, a fashion app for Android or iOS is likely to need it less frequently. This is why a fashion app rarely goes slow or down, and customers can access its features on the go.

When customers get to use your fashion app for Android and iOS anytime they like, they are more likely to shop from you. As time passes, the number of your fashion app users increases and helps bring more traffic and sales.

  • Helps Build Customer Loyalty

If you build a fashion app for Android and iOS users, it helps you build customer loyalty. Once your customer downloads your app, they would more likely use an app instead of your website to make purchases due to convenience.

If you tailor your app to personalize their shopping experience by including the latest features, it will boost your customer loyalty in the long run.

Want to build customer loyalty fast with a futuristic fashion app for Android and iOS? We can help you out.

  • Enhanced Shopping Experience

A well-optimized fashion app increases the convenience of online shopping with the “tap and swipe” functionality. This way, a cross-platform fashion app for Android and iOS platforms helps enhance customers’ shopping experience more than a site.

  • Improved Customer Retention

A website may not be as effective as retaining customers as a fashion app is at times. A customer goes on your site, makes a purchase, and forgets! The same is not the case with a mobile app.

There are push notifications that you can leverage to engage and re-engage customers via your app. When your app users view a relevant push notification (say an offer, sale, etc.), the chances are high that they open your app. Push notifications are a means to keep reminding your customers about your existence.

Besides, there are back-in-store alerts that you can avail of to bring back your customers. If customers don’t find a product they like available in your store, they abandon the store. However, with back-in-store alerts via apps, you can notify your customers when the product is available again. Back-in-store alerts not only help you decrease your cart abandonment rates but also improve the retention rate of permanent customers.

  • Location-Based Targeting

A fashion app also enables you to harness the power of location-based targeting. You can collect customers’ data, their demographic details, purchase patterns, and preferences. All this data can tailor your products to suit your target customers in different regions or countries. You can also tap into local festivals of a region or country by offering region-specific discounts on your app. This also helps you increase your outreach to different regions’ customers better and efficiently.

All in all, location-based targeting, if done rightly, can bring good results in less time.

  • App-Specific Offers and Discounts

Unlike a website, you can engage your customers in more ways with your fashion app. A good way is app-specific offers and discounts. Humans tend to appreciate anything that they get at a lower price or with some benefits.

You can choose to provide some app-specific offers and discounts to your app users. This encourages them to download your app, and more importantly, keep it after the initial purchase.

For example, you can give a discount on the first purchase to a new customer to your app and is making their first purchase. Similarly, you can start a loyalty program to give some reward points for every purchase made via the app.

These strategies help you stand out among any other fashion brand that doesn’t have a fashion app for Android and iOS.

  • Enhanced Social Media Visibility and Cross-Channel Marketing

By integrating functionalities like in-app messages, comments, photo-sharing, and social media login, you can enhance your social media visibility. A fashion app with social media integration can help you tap into social media’s potential and drive more traffic to your app and site from there. It can also help spread good word-of-mouth via your app reviews and social sharing of products.

How to Build a Fashion App

When it comes to building a fashion app for Android and iOS, there are two ways to do that.

The traditional way generally involves the following steps – hiring a developer, conveying your requirements, getting iterative updates, reviewing the final app, and publishing it after everything is fine. While the process sounds too easy to follow, it may not be that easy, especially for start-ups or amateurs with budget and expertise limitations.

Nevertheless, there is another way out – faster and more cost-effective.

Use a fully scalable, customizable, pre-built, ready-to-integrate, and cross-platform framework to develop your fashion app for Android and iOS. And our Magento App Builder can be the ideal choice for that.

Launch Your Fashion App in Just 48 Hours with MageMob App Builder

Our MageMob App Builder for Magento comes with support for all the native app features you seek. Be it user profile management, seamless navigation, one-tap checkout, you get it all under one roof.

To add to your joy, it is fully scalable and you can edit and update functionalities in real-time without any hassle. The cherry on top is the high ROI you get due to a minimum investment. We ensure that people recognize your app as yours, not someone else’s. For that, we provide a white-label app development service where we develop and hand it over. Once launched, it’s all yours – by name and fame. We won’t claim any stake and credit – nope!

Coming to mobile-specific features, our Fashion App Builder provides them all. Appealing product showcase, wishlist, social reviews, referral programs, and more.

So, what are you waiting for? Now that you know how to make your own clothes app, now is the time to make it happen with us by your side.

You can check out our Fashion App Builder, and you can get in touch with us to integrate it.

Original Blog: https://www.appjetty.com/blog/fashion-app-for-android-future-online-fashion-industry/

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E-Commerce Delivery Trends to Zero in on, in 2021

The last year wasn’t just like any other year. It was full of panic, hustle, and uncertainty. The pandemic afflicted people across the globe. Now that vaccination drives have started in several countries, and people have got more cautious than ever, things are slowly back on track. Amid several industries that witnessed plummeting profitability, one industry has succeeded beyond expectations.

That’s the e-commerce industry!

This industry has seen a dramatic rise in terms of revenue and demand since Covid-19.

One of the important aspects that you can’t afford to ignore in e-commerce is the delivery part. If you have a strong delivery strategy in place for your e-store, you are sure to stay ahead of the curve. To handle the surge in online shopping, e-retailers have tweaked their delivery handling in different ways. These tweaks aim to make the delivery process easier and faster.

If you are also an e-store owner looking to strengthen your delivery strategy, here are the top delivery trends to keep an eye on.

1. Same Day + Next Day Delivery

Although not completely new, same-day + next-day delivery has become an even more pressing trend now. More people have turned to online shopping and expect delivery on the same day or within 2 days of order placement.

With e-commerce giants like Amazon, eBay, Walmart, etc., taking the lead, different small e-store owners are looking for the possibility of urban warehousing. The closer the fulfillment center is to the customer, the lower the delivery time will be. By building small warehouses within city limits, business owners can easily deliver products to people in the cities and on the outskirts. It also can help them save on investment in shipment charges as the distance between your fulfillment center and customers decreases.

2. Real-Time Package Tracking

Though the live tracking of products has always been important for e-stores, its demand has surged even more after Covid-19. Customers look forward to getting real-time updates about the products that they’ve ordered. The more accurate the real-time package-tracking is, the better the customer’s shopping experience will be. In the years to come ahead, providing last-mile tracking will no longer be an option but necessary.

3. Zero-Contact Delivery

With the fear of contacting COVID-19, people have started looking at the formalities to complete while receiving a package differently. Most of them try to avoid any contact with the delivery-person or any paper or device they hand out to sign on.

Instead, they prefer a fully contactless delivery. Big e-retail giants have already adopted this trend, and small e-retailers are following suit. Zero-contact delivery is going to be a popular trend for several years to come.

4. 3rd Party Logistics

Third-party logistics (3PLs) is becoming increasingly popular after Covid-19. Uber drivers, Amazon delivery services, etc., are now in high demand as they are easy to afford to manage inventories and carry packages. Outsourcing deliveries to a third-party logistics company can help a business reduce delivery expenses and focus more on core operations.

The demand for third-party shipping services is going to skyrocket further in the upcoming years. UPS, DHL, Australia Post, FedEx, etc., are some popular names in the list of third-party logistics companies.

5. More Control over Deliveries to Customers

Giving the reins in the hands of your customers is becoming increasingly necessary. Earlier, customers were not so particular about the delivery dates. However, over the past two or three years – and especially since the pandemic’s onset, customers’ preferences have changed. They want more control over their delivery in their hands.

That is why the freedom to pick a suitable delivery date and delivery time is in high demand. To enhance their shopping experience, customers also want to put in delivery comments if they have particular preferences.

So, if you also want to keep your customers engaged, you should offer the freedom to select a delivery date and time.

If you are looking to allow customers to choose delivery dates and timings, our Magento 2 Delivery Date extension can be the right fit for you. It is a ready-to-integrate and cutting-edge delivery date scheduler extension.

It lets you provide the freedom to choose a suitable delivery date and Magento 2 delivery time to customers. Customers can also write delivery comments and view a complete break-up of delivery charges that ensure transparency. You can display non-working days and holidays and even time-slots to customers to avoid any delivery complaints.

We have upgraded Magento 2 Delivery Date extension with more next-gen features in our ongoing efforts to enhance our clients’ experience.

Here are the latest features for you.

Delivery Date Selection based on Shipping Methods

As an admin, you can enable or disable delivery date selection for your customers based on the shipping methods they pick. You can also disable delivery date selection on the products with zero shipping fee.

Set Global or Product-Wise Order Processing Time

With Magento 2 Delivery Date extension, you can configure a store-level order processing time applicable on all the products from your store backend. You can configure the order processing time for individual products depending on your delivery arrangements if you want. Accordingly, you can display the available delivery dates to select for your customers.

Additional Delivery Charges

With Magento 2 Delivery Date extension, you can easily configure the additional delivery charges for certain situations. For example, you can set charges higher than average for same-day delivery or delivery on certain days like Christmas, New Year, etc.

Over to You

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced e-store owners to innovate their delivery strategy. If you haven’t revamped it yet, now is the time! Upgrade your e-store with the latest delivery trends and win the customers’ trust and loyalty.

Want us to help you with that? Integrate our Magento 2 Delivery Date Scheduler extension and make your store future-ready.

To integrate it or know more about it, you can get in touch with us at sales@appjetty.com.

Original Blog:  https://www.appjetty.com/blog/delivery-trends-zero-2021-and-ahead/

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How to Convert a Magento Online Store to Mobile App

So, you have started your Magento 2 store. That’s great! You could reach a wide audience and create global awareness of your product. However, having an eCommerce website is not enough. In a mobile-oriented world, your goal should be to take your business to your customers’ pocket. Yes, I mean by a mobile app. A Magento 2 mobile app will help you provide your customers with a personalized experience. 

According to the reports, by 2021, the mobile apps market will grow to $98.3 billion. Want to be a part of this market share? If yes, you must go for a mobile app Magento 2 specific. If no, well, you’re at a loss then.

However, developing an app won’t be easy. You can use the app builder, but still, you would require some professional help. So, here are some tips that will help you convert your e-store to a mobile app.

Mull Over the Ways

There are two ways to build your Magento 2 mobile app. One is to hire a development team and develop your app from scratch. While doing so, you’ll have to explain your objectives, purposes, requirements, check the designs, be in constant touch with the team, test the app, etc.

The second option is to opt for an app builder. There are many readily available extensions, such as Magento 2 app builder that helps customers launch their eCommerce app in no time. These builders are designed to automatically extract your store data and convert it into an app.

The best thing is you can even customize it. If you feel like the features are unsatisfactory, you can customize the extension according to your requirements. 

Therefore, depending on your requirements, choose whether you would go for custom development or use the readily available mobile app Magento 2 extension. 

Build User Interface

After choosing the development method, you need to design your mobile app. Just replicating your website in an app is not enough. You need to think about responsiveness, screen size, how the interface looks, etc. 

Moreover, there might be a lot of elements on your website, but on a small screen, you need to be organized and keep the space decluttered. So think about it and remove unnecessary options from the screen.

Also, make sure that the navigation pages on your mobile app are less than the website. Customers don’t like scrolling too much. For them, a mobile app means a direct solution to the problem. 

Therefore, your app navigation should be simple, and smooth. Add all the categories and sub-categories on the top.

Work on the Checkout Process

Do not make your checkout process lengthy. Customers get sick of lengthy questions, registration, and detailed descriptions before the final purchase. If they find that in order to purchase a product, they have to navigate 3-4 pages, they are likely to abandon the product. 

So, keep your checkout process simple. Use an alternative approach to extract information. Ask users to log in from their Google or social media accounts. This way, they can check out in one go, and you can collect the information.

Also, offer your users with features to save their details for future purposes. By doing so, you can make the purchase quickly in a few steps. 

If you don’t want to increase your cart abandonment rate, ensure that you have a streamlined checkout process.

Check the structure of your Magento 2 mobile app. Make sure it’s streamlined and secure. 

And finally, partner with a Magento 2 development company. You can even go for a readily available extension and develop your app on your own.

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Summary

This article provides you with tips to convert your Magento e-store to a Magento 2 mobile app. Keep reading!

Posted 9 weeks ago

Flutter App Development: Basics and Benefits

According to Statista’s survey from last year, 42% of software developers surveyed chose ReactJS as their preferable cross-platform mobile framework for app development. The noteworthy point is that this share of respondents stayed the same for 2019 and 2020.

However, even more interesting is the difference in the percentage of developers who chose Flutter. It jumped by 9% to reach 39% in 2020 from 30% in 2019.

If you are new to the app development industry and don’t know about Flutter, you are at the right place. You’ll learn about Flutter, its advantages, and how to create a Magento 2 Flutter App in this post.

What is Flutter?

According to Flutter’s official site, “Flutter is Google’s UI toolkit for building beautiful, natively compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase.”

In other words, it is a free and open-source mobile user interface framework that Google created and released in May 2017. It helps you create a native mobile application with just a single code.

It refers to two things:

  • An SDK (Software Development Kit) is a collection of tools to help you develop applications. You can compile your code natively using these tools to develop apps in both iOS and Android systems.
  • A Framework is a library collection of reusable UI elements, including buttons, text inputs, sliders, etc., that you can personalize as per your needs.

Flutter requires you to use Dart – Google’s programming language to develop an app using it.

Benefits of Using Flutter

Over 2 million developers have already used Flutter as of spring last year and still counting. There are several advantages of using Flutter to develop a Magento 2 Flutter App.

Uniform UI and Business Logic across All Platforms

In general, all cross-platform frameworks provide a way to share codebase between platforms. On the other hand, Flutter allows the exchange of both UI code and UI itself between platforms.

Unlike other cross-platform frameworks, Flutter doesn’t require any platform-specific UI components to render the UI. Instead, it needs to show the application UI only a canvas to draw onto. This helps maintain consistency across different platforms without much hassle.

Also, sharing the UI and business logic helps save time and effort for the developer.

Reduced Coding Time – Faster Development

Flutter has the “hot reload” feature. This feature helps you quickly review the changes you apply without losing the current app state. You can easily experiment and build UIs, add features, test them, and fix bugs.

Thus, it helps reduce the overall app development time and enhances the app development process’s speed.

Besides, Flutter provides an extensive range of ready-to-use customizable widgets, making app development faster and simpler.

Native App Performance

Instead of relying on any intermediate code representations or interpretation, you can build a Magento 2 Flutter app directly into the machine code. It helps eliminate the performance bugs of the interpretation process. It enables you to compile your application more efficiently and faster.

Further, Flutter also lets you use existing Java, Objective-C, Swift code to access native features on iOS and Android. This is the reason that the performance of a Flutter app closely resembles that of a native app.

Expressive and Beautiful UIs

To make an app’s look and interface expressive and engaging, widgets should be attractive. They should also be flexible, structural, interactive, and customizable. Flutter has a rich collection of widgets that you can use to create flexible and expressive designs.

Increased speed of time-to-market

Time to market (also called TTM or time-to-market) is the period between the conception of a new idea and its release in the marketplace. You can also call it the time a team takes to develop an idea, build a product, and sell it in the market.

Coming to Flutter development, it is easier and quicker in comparison to other cross-platform frameworks. In fact, the person-hours you need to develop a Magento 2 Flutter app is around half of the person-hours you need for a native app. The reason is that you don’t need to develop the same app separately for Android and iOS. This is because Flutter doesn’t require you to have any platform-specific code to add any desired visuals in your app. You can implement any 2D-based UI without any need to interact with a native app counterpart.

Ideal for MVP

Flutter is an ideal choice for start-ups who want to develop MVPs (Minimum Viable Products) to show to the investors. As a Flutter mobile app looks and behaves natively on Android and iOS, it gives the investors a clear idea about your MVP. It helps expedite the process of attracting investments from potential investors.

Support for Complex Animated UI

Flutter provides the ability to customize virtually everything on the screen irrespective of the complexity involved. Though it is possible to customize UI on native platforms, it is comparatively time-consuming. On the other hand, Flutter makes the process of UI customization highly flexible and versatile. This helps perform shared element transitions, shape/shadow/color customizations, and other processes without straining yourself.

We can help you deploy a Flutter app!

Large Support Community

Flutter Developer Community can help answer all your questions and stay abreast of every new and exciting development in Flutter. You can interact with other developers, take help, and learn more through Stack Overflow, Gitter, Meetup, Flutter Community Slack, r/Flutterdev on Reddit, and other platforms. This helps make your app development learning fun and easy.

Over to You

Flutter can be an ideal pick for newbies and startups to develop an app due to ease of coding and flexibility.

We can help you build a cross-platform Magento 2 Flutter app from scratch. Our app development team has vast hands-on experience who can understand your business requirements and develop your e-commerce app accordingly. You can also avail of continuous support for app development from our team.

Original Blog: https://www.appjetty.com/blog/flutter-app-development-basics-benefits/

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