Preventing Voter Fraud In Future Mobile And Online Voting Apps

In the future there will be online and mobile voting apps and this will be the way all ballots are cast. Of course, until then, there will need to be duplicate systems so that people can still do it the old way – mail-in or going to an actual polling place. Still during that interim, we must make sure that people do not vote twice or multiple times. We have to watch out also for hacking and other types of voter fraud. Obviously, during this last 2016 Presidential Election there was talk of all sorts of improprieties and voting anomalies. Some conspiracy driven, some factual, and yes, some illegal aliens voted, some dead people cast their ballots and many voted multiple times, and who knows maybe there was some backroom computer fraud going on for one candidate or another in some polling places around the nation.

Not long ago, we discussed this future at our Think Tank, and fellow thinker Cody Hunt explained some of the challenges and potential solutions to these issues;

“If you could work it out in the automated system so that the app and the physical polls work on the same system so that each person is only allowed to vote once than I think it would work beautifully and anyone who doesn’t have the app could use the physical polls but not be allowed to vote again on the app and visa-versa.”

Cody also thought that creation of such a system would make it possible to positively identify the user in the same way buying apps do. This would be akin to the rules in some states where voters must have ID to vote, or they will not be allowed to cast their ballots.

It was also discussed that such an app must show ‘proof of citizenship’ to prevent non-citizens from casting an online vote. Once this occurred the voting would significantly speed up and the voter turnout would definitely increase drastically simply due to the ease of use – voting apps would surely solve voter apathy issues.

Indeed, I could not agree more that it would certainly turn out the vote, and the participation rate would be quite robust, which is a good thing, since in the US, “WE OWN THE GOVERNMENT” and it might also be a faster way to bring about change when the country was moving in what the people felt was the wrong direction. Now then, as long as we can prevent cheating – then we should immediately implement such a system to vote in America. Please consider all this.

ReactJS Vs AngularJS – Which One to Pick?

ReactJS and AngularJS are both extremely popular frameworks used by any mobile app development company. Both are great in their own ways and have their advantages and disadvantages depending on what developers are looking for. Lets analyse features of both major cutting edge players and you can decide which one to pick.

AngularJS

Angular is pretty much the perfect solution for handling data binding. Data binding in Angular apps involves the automatic synchronization of data between the model (or customer input source) and the “view”. When the model changes, the view mirrors the change, and vice versa. By cutting out multiple steps, Angular can be a very appealing option.

ReactJS

ReactJS is an exceptional framework for managing the DOM (Document Object Model), especially when dealing with vast amounts of data. React mainly works by creating a virtual DOM in JavaScript that behaves as an intermediate representation of the DOM. This representation makes it easy to decide which elements to change in the DOM and what the results may be.

Comparison:

Age:
React has just started while Angular has been there since long. So support for Angular is much better. While Angular’s coding is more complex, React is easier to use so you need less help from the support communities.

Speed & features:
Angular JS is more powerful but is little less in speed than React. When there is a huge database to pull data from, users might experience a slight delay. React is faster than Angular JS so works fine while rendering large data.
It uses full MVC architecture so it is great for experienced coders to use. It uses only the view component so it less features rich than Angular JS. Beginners should use React.

Deployment:
Angular JS functions from HTML perspective and provides limited scope of tools for packaging and deploying the code. While React functions from Javascript perspective and provide a library like RequireJS to load the code.

Debugging:
With Angular JS its easy to write the code but difficult to debug. With React, its much easier to debug. You can get React Developers Tools extension for chrome and get started.

Who wins:

Well the answer is both! Lets use them with each other and not against. React’s pure JavaScript environment gives developers more flexibility and ease of learning. When Angular restricts something, you can expect React to provide full freedom.Equally powerful, use a combination of both in your next big project.

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Web Application Development Tools – What You Need To Create Your First App

Do you have an idea for a web app, but don’t have the programming knowledge or the budget to hire a developer? In this article, we’ll discuss the main tools you’ll need to build the first version of your app. You don’t need to be an expert, but you do need to learn the basics.

To start with, you need an application stack. What’s that? It’s the main software that will power your app. Most people use the LAMP stack. This stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL,and PHP.

Linux is the operating system and Apache is the web server. You don’t have to know much about these to build a basic web app. Just know that you’ll need them.

MySQL is the Database Management System (DMS). This is where you’ll store your user’s data. Don’t worry if you don’t know what this is. Just keep in mind that you’ll need to learn the basics of MySQL – at least how to create a database and user.

PHP is the server-side programming language. You use this to create the business logic for your app. You don’t have to be a programming expert, but you do need to know the basics. You don’t have to program everything from scratch though. Instead, make use of a PHP application framework, such as CodeIgniter. This lets you concentrate on creating the specific code for your app, instead of the low-level code that’s included in every web app.

LAMP is your basic application stack, but you also need to know some other technologies. One is HTML5/CSS3. These let you create your user interface. Again, you don’t have to be an expert to start building your web app. You just need to know the basics.

But you don’t want to create your user interface from scratch. There is no reason to do that. You should use a front-end framework, such as Bootstrap. This is a library of user interface elements, such as forms, tables, alerts, and more. You can use this framework to make your app look professional.

You can build a web app using just these technologies, but if you want to build a better, more modern app, you should also learn JavaScript (a client-side programming language) as well as some JavaScript libraries, such as jQuery.

These will make your app look more like a desktop app, which people expect these days. Again, it’s not necessary, but you can learn the basics of these technologies to really take your app to the next level.

No doubt this sounds like a lot of work. But you don’t have to become an expert in all these technologies to create your first web app. Just spend a couple days on each technology, and then start creating your app. If you need to learn something else, you can pick it up as you go.