Mobile Operating Systems

Mobile Operating System

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Mobiles, tablets, ipads, notepads and desktops have brought many changes to living standards of human being. All requirements are made easily available at fingertips with just one click or slide. All these devices run through software platform on which other programs and apps are made to run.

The operating system as we all know is the system which is responsible for determine the functions and features available on these devices. The mobile Operating system will also determine which third party applications can be used on the devices.

As there are various devices, we have various operating systems, All of us before purchasing a device, wil get ample of choices to select, this always leads to a confusion what needs to be selected, what platform is to be preferred,  Offcourse this all needs a basic understanding of the choices given by the manufacturer. Following are 9 popular Mobile operating systems explained in detail:

1. Android OS (Google Inc.) :

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Andriod

Android is a Linux-based operating system primarily designed for mobile devices such as Smartphone and tablet computers utilizing ARM processors. A secondary target for the light-weight OS is embedded systems such as networking equipment, smart TV systems including set top boxes and built in systems and various devices as varied as house hold appliances and wrist watches. Most embedded applications are for ARM based devices but notably Google’s Google TV devices use Intel chips with the x86 version of Android. The x86 processor architecture is also utilized, to a lesser extent, in traditional personal computer applications most notably with notebooks and, rarely, laptops and desktops. It is developed by the Open Handset Alliance, led by Google.
http://developer.android.com is one of the best resource for leaning app development using Android.

2. Bada (Samsung Electronics):

Bada

Bada (Samsung)

Bada is an operating system for mobile devices such as Smartphone’s and tablet computers. It is developed by Samsung Electronics. Its name is derived from a Korean word pronouncing “bada”, which means “ocean” or “sea” in Korean. It ranges from mid-range to high-end Smartphone’s. To foster adoption of Bada OS, Samsung is reportedly considering releasing the source code under an open-source license, and expanding device support to include Smart TVs.

3. BlackBerry OS:

BlackBerry

BlackBerry


BlackBerry OS is a proprietary mobile operating system, developed by Research In Motion (RIM) for its BlackBerry line of Smartphone handheld devices. The operating system provides multitasking and supports specialized input devices that have been adopted by RIM for use in its handhelds, particularly the track wheel, trackball, and most recently, the track pad and touch screen.

The BlackBerry platform is perhaps best known for its native support for corporate email, through MIDP 1.0 and, more recently, a subset of MIDP 2.0, which allows complete wireless activation and synchronization with Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, or Novell GroupWise email, calendar, tasks, notes, and contacts, when used with BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The operating system also supports WAP 1.2. Updates to the operating system may be automatically available from wireless carriers that support the BlackBerry over the air software loading (OTASL) service. Third-party developers can write software using the available BlackBerry API classes, although applications that make use of certain functionality must be digitally signed.

Research from June 2011 indicates that approximately 45% of mobile developers were using the platform at the time of publication.

4. iPhone OS / iOS (Apple):

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iPhone-iOS

iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system developed and distributed by Apple Inc. Originally released in 2007 for the iPhone and iPod Touch, it has been extended to support other Apple devices such as the iPad and Apple TV. Unlike Microsoft’s Windows CE (Windows Phone) and Google’s Android, Apple does not license iOS for installation on non-Apple hardware. As of June 12, 2012, Apple’s App Store contained more than 650,000 iOS applications, which have collectively been downloaded more than 30 billion times. It had a 23% share of the Smartphone operating system units sold in the first quarter of 2012, behind only Google’s Android. In June 2012, it accounted for 65% of mobile web data consumption (including use on both the iPod Touch and the iPad).At the half of 2012, there were 410 million devices activated.

The user interface of iOS is based on the concept of direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. Interface control elements consist of sliders, switches, and buttons. The response to user input is immediate and provides a fluid interface. Interaction with the OS includes gestures such as swipe, tap, pinch, and reverse pinch, all of which have specific definitions within the context of the iOS operating system and its multi-touch interface. Internal accelerometers are used by some applications to respond to shaking the device (one common result is the undo command) or rotating it in three dimensions (one common result is switching from portrait to landscape mode).

5. MeeGo OS (Nokia and Intel):

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MeeGo-OS

MeeGo is a Linux-based free mobile operating system project. Primarily targeted at mobile devices and information appliances in the consumer electronics market, MeeGo is designed to act as an operating system for hardware platforms such as netbooks, entry-level desktops, nettops, tablet computers, mobile computing and communications devices, in-vehicle infotainment devices, SmartTV / ConnectedTV, IPTV-boxes, smart phones, and other embedded systems. MeeGo is currently hosted by the Linux Foundation.

6. Palm OS (Garnet OS):

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palm

Palm OS (also known as Garnet OS) is a mobile operating system initially developed by Palm, Inc., for personal digital assistants (PDAs) in 1996. Palm OS is designed for ease of use with a touch screen-based graphical user interface. It is provided with a suite of basic applications for personal information management. Later versions of the OS have been extended to support smart phones. Several other licensees have manufactured devices powered by Palm OS.

7. Symbian OS (Nokia):

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symbian

Symbian is a mobile operating system (OS) and computing platform designed for Smartphone’s and currently maintained by Accenture. The Symbian platform is the successor to Symbian OS and Nokia Series 60; unlike Symbian OS, which needed an additional user interface system, Symbian includes a user interface component based on S60 5th Edition. The latest version, Symbian^3, was officially released in Q4 2010, first used in the Nokia N8. In May 2011 an update, Symbian Anna, was officially announced, followed by Nokia Belle (previously Symbian Belle) in August 2011. Symbian OS was originally developed by Symbian Ltd. It is a descendant of Psion’s EPOC and runs exclusively on ARM processors, although an unreleased x86 port existed.

8. webOS (Palm/HP):

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webOS

Open webOS, formerly HP webOS or simply webOS, is a mobile operating system based on a Linux kernel, initially developed by Palm, which was later acquired by Hewlett-Packard. The official name is webOS, un capitalized, but WebOS is also used. Palm launched webOS in January 2009. Various versions of webOS have been featured on several devices, including Pre, Pixi, and Veer phones and the HP Touchpad tablet.

9. Windows Mobile (Windows Phone 7):

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Windows-Phone

Windows Mobile is a mobile operating system developed by Microsoft for Smartphone’s and Pocket PCs. Windows Mobile was the predecessor of Windows Phone and these two operating systems should not be confused, because the operating systems are completely different: they are not part of a same continuum of operating system development and thus Windows Mobile cannot be updated to Windows Phone. Windows Mobile has been discontinued. In February 2010, Microsoft announced Windows Phone to supersede Windows Mobile, incompatible with Windows Mobile devices and software.

 

 

 

Mobile Devices

Mobile Devices

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mobile-device

A mobile device (also known as a handheld device, handheld computer or simply handheld) is a small, hand-held computing device, typically having a display screen with touch input and/or a miniature keyboard and weighing less than 2 pounds (0.91 kg). Apple, HTC, LG, Motorola, Research in Motion (RIM), and Samsung are just a few examples of the many manufacturers that produce these types of devices.

A handheld computing device has an operating system (OS), and can run various types of application software, known as apps. Most hand held devices can also be equipped with WI-FI, Bluetooth and GPS capabilities that can allow connections to the Internet and other Bluetooth capable devices such as an automobile or a microphone headset. A camera or media player feature for video or music files can also be typically found on these devices along with a stable battery power source such as a lithium battery.

Early pocket sized ones were joined in the late 2000s by larger but otherwise similar tablet computers. As in a personal digital assistant (PDA), the input and output are often combined into a touch-screen interface.

Smartphones and PDAs are popular amongst those who wish to use some of the powers of a conventional computer in environments where carrying one would not be practical. Enterprise digital assistants can further extend the available functionality for the business user by offering integrated data capture devices like barcode, RFID and smart card readers.

Types of Mobile Devices

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types-of-mobile-devices


Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
A personal digital assistant (PDA), also known as a palmtop computer, or personal data assistant, is a mobile device that functions as a personal information manager. PDAs are largely considered obsolete with the widespread adoption of smartphones.

Nearly all current PDAs have the ability to connect to the Internet. A PDA has an electronic visual display, enabling it to include a web browser, all current models also have audio capabilities enabling use as a portable media player, and also enabling most of them to be used as mobile phones. Most PDAs can access the Internet, intranets or extranets via Wi-Fi or Wireless Wide Area Networks. Most PDAs employ touchscreen technology.

Smart Phones
A smartphone is a mobile phone built on a mobile operating system, with more advanced computing capability and connectivity than a feature phone.The first smartphones combined the functions of a personal digital assistant (PDA) with a mobile phone. Later models added the functionality of portable media players, low-end compact digital cameras, pocket video cameras, and GPS navigation units to form one multi-use device. Modern smartphones also included high-resolution touchscreens and web browsers that display standard web pages as well as mobile-optimized sites. High-speed data access is provided by Wi-Fi and mobile broadband.

Tablet PC
A tablet computer, or a tablet, is a mobile computer, larger than a mobile phone or personal digital assistant, integrated into a flat touch screen and primarily operated by touching the screen rather than using a physical keyboard. It often uses an onscreen virtual keyboard, a passive stylus pen, or a digital pen. The term may also apply to a variety of form factors that differ in position of the screen with respect to a keyboard. The standard form of tablet does not have an integrated keyboard but may be connected to one with a wireless link or a USB port. Convertible notebook computers have an integrated keyboard that can be hidden by a swivel joint or slide joint, exposing only the screen for touch operation. Hybrids have a detachable keyboard so that the touch screen can be used as a stand-alone tablet. Booklets include dual-touch screens, and can be used as a notebook by displaying a virtual keyboard in one of them.

WebOS

webOS

webOS

Much like the Linux or Windows operating system controls your desktop or laptop computer,  a mobile operating system is the software platform on top of which other programs can run on mobile devices. A mobile operating system, also called a mobile OS, it is an operating system that is designed specifically to run on mobile devices such as mobile phones, smartphones, PDAs, tablet computers and other software devices.

Palm webOS is Palm’s proprietary mobile operating system running on the Linux kernel.

Initially it was developed by Palm, which later got acquired by Hewlett-Packard. The official name is webOS, uncapitalised, but WebOS is also used. Palm launched webOS in January 2009. Various versions of webOS have been featured on several devices, including Pre, Pixi, and Veer phones and the HP TouchPad tablet.

After the HP Touchpad’s firesale, HP planed to make WebOS open source. It was then named Open WebOS to indicate that it’s now open source. In the June update of the Open WebOS blog, WebOS released WebOS Community Edition also known as WebOS CE. It allowed people to modify the HP TouchPad to make it better and then use that knowledge to apply on Open WebOS.

After WebOS Community Edition was released it was stated that Open WebOS will not be supporting existing WebOS devices therefore WebOS Community Edition would be the current WebOS’s open source package where people can still keep WebOS alive by fixing bugs,security patches, and many more things. It was also stated that WebOS Community Edition will be available through Preware Installation.

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HP provides resources for webOS developers and instructions for enrolling in the HP Palm Developer Program. The latest version of the webOS SDK is version 3.0.5. It can be downloaded directly from HP Palm’s development center. With this SDK, developers are able to make applications for a variety of webOS devices including the HP Veer and the HP Touchpad. Included in the SDK is also the PDK, which grants developers access to compilers, coding libraries, scripts, utilities, and documents that aid in C/C++ development. Applications can also be written in HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS using either the Mojo or Enyo framework. The webOS Development Center also has quick start guides that help ease the transition from iOS, web, and C/C++ development.

WordPress

WordPress

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a dynamic content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by over 16.7% of Alexa Internet’s “top 1 million” websites and as of August 2011 manages 22% of all new websites. WordPress is currently the most popular CMS in use on the Internet.

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wordpress

It was first released on May 27, 2003, by founders Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little as a fork of b2/cafelog. As of December 2011, version 3.0 had been downloaded over 65 million times.

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WordPress Themes: WordPress users may install and switch between themes. Themes allow users to change the look and functionality of a WordPress website or installation without altering the informational content. Themes may be installed by using the WordPress “Dashboard” administration tool, or by uploading theme folders via FTP.[9] The PHP and HTML code in themes can also be edited for more advanced customizations.

WordPress Plugins: One very popular feature of WordPress is its rich plugin architecture which allows users and developers to extend its abilities beyond the features that are part of the base install; WordPress has a database of over 18,000 plugins with purposes ranging from SEO to adding widgets.

Widgets: Widgets are small modules that offer users drag-and-drop sidebar content placement and implementation of many plugins’ extended abilities. Widgets allow WordPress developers to add functionality to their sites. These small modules can be used to add functionality such as a slideshow, Facebook-like box, small news slider, and more.

Multi-user and multi-blogging: Prior to WordPress 3.0, WordPress supported one blog per installation, although multiple concurrent copies may be run from different directories if configured to use separate database tables. WordPress Multi-User (WordPress MU, or just WPMU) was a fork of WordPress created to allow multiple blogs to exist within one installation that is able to be administered by a centralized maintainer. WordPress MU makes it possible for those with a website to host their own blogging community, as well as control and moderate all the blogs from a single dashboard. WordPress MU adds eight new data tables for each blog.

 WordPress MU merged with WordPress as part of the 3.0 release.

Mobiles: Native applications exist for WebOS, Android, iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad), Windows Phone 7, and BlackBerry which provide access to some of the features in the WordPress Admin panel and work with WordPress.com and many WordPress.org blogs.

Other features of note: WordPress also features integrated link management; a search engine–friendly, clean permalink structure; the ability to assign nested, multiple categories to articles; and support for tagging of posts and articles. Automatic filters are also included, providing standardized formatting and styling of text in articles (for example, converting regular quotes to smart quotes). WordPress also supports the Trackback and Pingback standards for displaying links to other sites that have themselves linked to a post or article.

Business Tips

Business
In simple words to define business, Exchange of commodity / service / goods leads to business.  Technically speaking “A business (also known as enterprise or firm) is an organization engaged in the trade of goods, services, or both to consumers. Businesses are predominant in capitalist economies, where most of them are privately owned and administered to earn profit to increase the wealth of their owners. Businesses may also be not-for-profit or state-owned. A business owned by multiple individuals may be referred to as a company, although that term also has a more precise meaning.”

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Geting-success-in-business

It is very common that everyone who is not successful keeps on asking “How Can I Become Successful”, Off course owning a self owned business can lead one to become successful, on the same note, it doesn’t mean that starting a self owned enterprise or business doesn’t make anyone successful, but it is one of the ways from which one can become successful. One needs to put lot of effort and hard work to make any venture successful.

Here are few tips which can help in establishment of successful business:
Start with your choice not by advice or suggestions: Just because a friend told that he has started a business and he is earning in millions and asking you also to do the same doesn’t mean you also need to do the same. Or may be a family member has advised you to invest in some activity doesn’t makes any sense to start a business. If you want to start a venture or business, make it a choice of yours not an advice or suggestion given by a friend or family person.

You don’t have to start a Successful Business: If a good business is on sale for some reason use the opportunity in purchasing it and follow the simple policy Buy – Grow – Earn.

Earn-Grow-Earn

Buy-Grow-Earn

Do not Follow Success: It’s a common tendency of people following success, doing so might affect your business, it’s good to be successful but following the same doesn’t make anyone successful. Success should follow your business. Your involvements, investments, expansions policies and decisions of business need to be smart in your venture which makes success to follow you.

Don’t waste money in unnecessary investments: There is no need of small companies or starters to waste money in unnecessary investments, Just because you have money, doesn’t mean you should blow it, You have to plan your investments at all times, always try to adopt policy of making good deals.

Keep investing on yourself: If one invests money on himself, it can create a drive in person so that it will cause a want of making more money. If one keeps on savings, it won’t create any motivation for making more money. More investments give more craving for earning. Invest – Earn – Invest – Earn – Get Success!!!

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Have some balls and courage to stand up for the occasion
– stand up for yourself and don’t be afraid to confront others. If you let people push you around, when will it ever end? Letting others push you around may not seem like a big deal at first, but it can impact your life and business in a negative way.

Make some loud noise so that others get noticed: It’s not wrong if you fart hard so that others get noticed you, It’s always good to be get noticed by others and notified. It will attract capitalist for your business, making people involve into your ventures as investors is always good, more capitalist more investments, which leads you to get more opportunities and  yes!! More opportunities means more chances of making revenues.

Don’t get worried about standing last in line: If an opportunity is missed due to some reason, don’t care and get worried for it, one opportunity goes there is always next one rolls in, will get always plenty of opportunities to get involved. See who else is involved and think things through carefully before you jump in and make a commitment.

Don’t judge a book by its cover: Whether a Harvard MBA or a bum hits you up, take up some time to listen and try responding everyone who is standing in the queue list. A well known proverb says “Don’t judge anyone too quickly because you don’t know who is going to be the next Bill Gates”

Follow the Geeks known as successful: Getting success or being successful is always not so easy, increase your odds by following experts, and follow people who are successful for longtime. If one follows a good successful person, he may not become as successful as him but in doing so at least you will be able to make you recognize and noticed by others.

Webinar Design

Webinar

Webinar-Designing

Webinar-Designing

The term Webinar is short for Web-based Seminar, a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the Web, specifically a portmanteau of web & seminar, to describe a specific type of web conference. Web conferencing refers to a service that allows conferencing events to be shared with remote locations. In general the service is made possible by Internet technologies, particularly on TCP/IP connections. The service allows real-time point-to-point communications as well as multicast communications from one sender to many receivers. It offers information of text-based messages, voice and video chat to be shared simultaneously, across geographically dispersed locations. Applications for web conferencing include meetings, training events, lectures, or short presentations from any computer. This is the one of the popular ways to deliver online training  education sessions, meeting s and demonstrations of products and services.  They are cost-effective than renting conference halls for in person seminars and can reach anyone with a solid Internet connection.

Interactive Webinars

For interactive online workshops web conferences are complemented by electronic meeting systems (EMS) which provide a range of online facilitation tools such as brainstorming and categorization, a range of voting methods or structured discussions, typically with optional anonymity. Typically, EMS do not provide core web conferencing functionality such as screen sharing or voice conferencing though some EMS can control web conferencing sessions.

In order to design a good webinar:

Start with interactive Learning Objective: Every webinar is conducted with an objective to pass on some message. The purpose / object of the webinar has to be very clear. The design should need to highlight the “Learning Objective” of the webinar. This will help in getting the targeted audience to the webinar.

Color Combination: If the object the webinar is to promote some service or product of a company, it is always good to follow the company colors, fonts and backgrounds. This helps in sinking your webinar design to the company standards.

Split the Learning Contents: It is always good to keep things clear and informative on the webinar design. Keep Short and but descriptive content,   As far as possible the learning content needs to be made very clear, Categorizing them into section, Use of Heading and sub headings, Bulleted points, all these will help in keeping things very clear for the targeted audience.

Use Appropriate Images:  The images chosen must relate to the topic of your webinar. A Medical webinar with a engineer, always misleading. So while designing designer needs to give more concentration on choosing the appropriate images. It is a good practice to design a text design and a graphical design, this gives multiple options of sending the design invites to the people, those who prefer text messages can be delivered text design.

Highlight the Speaker:  Who is presenting the webinar is also one of the important part of webinar, The details of the speaker needs to be put on the design as highlighting section. This will help the audience to judge the amount of knowledge they will going receive from the webinar.

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Registration Date and Time: The date and time of the webinar needs to put on top of the design, even if it is put alongwith the topic, it works fine and perfect.  If you want your webcast to be seen by a large “live” audience, then air your webcast at a time when the largest virtual audience will be available. Be sure to pay attention to time zone changes between East and West Coast of US and Europe.

Registration Links: Give the proper registration links along with the date and time on the design to the audience to register for webinar. Try to highlight registration using various fonts and colors. Make it bold, increase the font size, tell your audience registration is compulsory for attending the webinar, this helps you getting user information, it also increases the chances of lead generation, it works for you in multiple ways. You will get attendees and also leads to your business.

Logo Designing?

Logo Designing.

LOGO Designing

LOGO Designing

A great logo and Tag line are key’s for creating best logo’s. Logo lets company to occupy the beach front property in the minds of customers. A logo is for inspiring trust, recognition of brand,  administration for a company product and it is the job of the designer to create an identity that will do its job.

What is a Logo?

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Off course it is not a photograph. There are various ways in which a logo can be seen. Logo represents company/product, theme of the company/product, the culture of the company. Logo represents brand of the company – but one should keep in mind that logo is not company, but it represents company. There are various ways in which it can be seen.

Wiki Says:A logo is a graphic mark or emblem commonly used by commercial enterprises, organizations and even individuals to aid and promote instant public recognition. Logos are either purely graphic (symbols/icons) or are composed of the name of the organization (a logotype or wordmark).

Designing a good logo is not a simple task and requires a lot of involvement from the marketing team and the design agency (if outsourced). It requires clear idea about the concept and values of the brand as well as understanding of the consumer or target group as marketers call. Broad step in logo design process would be formulating concept, doing initial sketch, finalizing the logo concept, deciding the theme colors and format. Following are the few tips which might help in creating a better and standard logo.

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Logo-designing-basics

  1. Basics before designing the logo:  The effective design and use of a logo employs the understanding of human behavior. Whether cultural, or internal, people recognize and react to color, shapes, lines, fonts and other symbolic forms with emotions tied to their experiences.  Colors have a broad range of meaning according to different nations and cultures. A color could mean one thing in a particular setting, and something completely different in another. People’s minds have been trained to recognize the motion of a line. Horizontal lines often communicate a leveled security. Vertical lines convey dignity, and diagonal lines are full of energy, suggesting either rising or falling, or movement in one direction or another.
  2. Learn what is a logo and what it represents: Before getting into the actual process of designing, understand the company/product which will help in understanding the logo. Logo represents the company, it is not just a mark or photograph but it reflects a business’s brand through some shape, fonts, colors, images and tag lines. So one need to understand company and product properly to create effective logo.
  3. Keep it Simple: A Complicated logo will not only make logo’s difficult to reproduce and maintain but also fail to engage/attract audience. A logo is the ultimate ‘elevator’ pitch to company/products potential customers/clients and business partners. Sometimes when a logo design isn’t working out right, there will be an inclination to add elements and complexity. Often times, it’s better to start over with a new concept or remove distracting elements rather than add them. Simplicity isn’t always an easy thing to achieve, as you don’t want your logo to appear too boring or conservative. This is why at the end of the day it’s best to leave it to the design professionals!

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    keep-it-simple

  4. Learn, understand the basic rules and principles of logo design: The basic principles of logo design as per few experts, which says:
    1. a.      “A logo must be describable”,
    2. b.      “A logo must be memorable”,
    3. c.       “A logo must be effective without colour”,
    4. d.      “A logo must be scalable i.e. effective when just an inch in size”
  5. Learn from others mistakes: Keeping an eye on your competitor can be always useful. This helps you in knowing others mistakes. If a designer has a good view and understandings of logo designing, can easily make out the low and high quality logo’s. Learning from unsuccessful logos can always turnout as a great lesson for the creation of next logo on the project.

    Get-Creative

    Get-Creative.

  6.  Use your own creativity: Lets not get copied things from others, use of own creativity creates more creative things. Copying creates though but somewhere it starts reflecting the copied brand, which is not at all good for any company/business/product.  Experts says a logo design process usually consists of:
    1. The Design Brief
    2. Research and Brainstorming
    3. Sketching
    4. Prototyping and Conceptualizing
    5. Send to Client for Review
    6. Revise and Add Finishing Touches
    7. Supply Files to Client and Provide Customer Service
  7. Size matters: Your new logo needs to reproduce at a variety of different sizes – particularly on the smallish side. Overly complex logos can ‘gum up’ when reproduced as a very small image. Think business card design, fax header. How about a key chain? Or a ballpoint pen? Take a look at the Nike ‘swoosh’. Not a very dynamic logo but it is recognizable on a shirt sleeve on the television where a complex logo wouldn’t be. Think of your logo as a mega-sized image as well. Like a billboard. Knowing how your logo is going to be used, both in size and media, can help your designer create a logo that’s appropriate in terms of complexity.
  8. Aspect Ratios: The aspect ratio (the relationship between the height and width of a logo) is critical. A logo that is too tall and skinny, or too wide and short, is not visually pleasing, and you’ll end up with all sorts of layout issues when it comes to setting up your logo in artwork, especially when combined with other graphic elements (ie: business card, websites, etc). A logo that is closer to a ‘golden mean’ (almost the aspect relationship of a business card) is much more pleasing and more adaptable to working in other artwork. Square is pretty cool too – circle logos are very strong visually due to their ‘square aspect ratio’ (see here for more on logo aspect ratios & logo footprints). When it comes to using a logo in social media, a square format is pretty well it.
  9. Disconnecting icons and text: If your company logo is to feature both an iconic logo and a textual treatment of your company name, it’s best to have the elements as distinct pieces of artwork (as opposed to overlapping, intertwining, etc). This way, you’ll be able to use either the text or icon solo, and the logo will still stand up. This is particularly true when it comes to using your logo on website & blog headers. As you’ve probably noticed, The Logo Factory ‘cog’ is placed solo at the top right of every page of this website, though there is a font treatment of the company name without the cog that we use from time to time. The two elements are actually pictured together in the ‘true’ version of our logo.
  10. Learn the Designing Software’s to perfection: Mastering software’s of designing is must for any designer to get creative in logo designing.
    Designing-Softwares

    Designing-Softwares

    a.       Adobe Photoshop
    b.      Adobe illustrator
    c.       Adobe Creative Suite( is always choice of professionals)
    d.      Coreal Draw

    And many other related softwares are always helpful for a designer to get himself into professional business of designing.

Thus if one follows the above things properly, its oblivious one can see a big smile on his clients face. Let me know your thoughts and opiniouns on logo desgning.