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Blackberry v. iPhone

            The smart phone world is a constant competition for the best device, most user friendly software, and the chicest look. It’s all about having the coolest gadget. Although, the Blackberry once was the go-to for business, the iPhone has now become the popular new business smart phone. The Blackberry was popular because of the keypad for email. However, the iPhone now sets the industry standard and you’ll often see small businesss owners to tech gurus sporting the newest iPhone.   My iPhone was such a desirable device that it was stolen and I was left temporarily with my back up phone from years back… my good old Blackberry. I did not realize prior to this how reliant I am on my iPhone for business and personal emails, my calendar, To-Do list in my notes app, the navigation app, and things I take for granted(more…)

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Your Mobile App Idea

            The mobile smart phone is here to stay. When Apple introduced the iPhone almost 5 years ago they revolutionized the mobile smart phone industry. All of the sudden consumers could customize their mobile phone with 3rd party applications that provided additional functionality to their mobile phones. Now that smart phones are so pervasive throughout the industry, everyone has developed their own mobile app ideas.

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How To Submit Your App to the Apple App Store

This is Part 1. What you’ll need before this video, you’ll need to buy the $99 Developer Program from developer.apple.com for iPhone. Also you need a Mac running minimum 10.6.   Once you’ve done that and you’ve got the requirements, you want to head to Safari. You want to write “developer.apple.com/iphone,” click enter, and you want to log in to your account on the iOS Dev Center and type in your details. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be taken to the iOS Dev Center once you’re logged in. On the right hand side, you’ll see iOS Provision Portal. You want to click the bar underneath iOS Developer Program.   Once you are in the Provision Portal, you want to click Certificates and then Distribution. Before we request one and make a certificate, we need to download a WWR certificate to allow us to submit for it to work. So we’re(more…)

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iOS 7 Unveiled. What do You Think?

            First off, I want to say that iOS 7 is a huge leap forward! Apple is stating that iOS 7 is the biggest advancement that Apple has made, or the biggest change to the operating system since the introduction of the iPhone, yes, the very first iPhone. It’s supported by new features, a vastly different user interface (UI), and a whole new design.   Overall Design and UI To begin with, the whole design is a completely new animation! It’s much flatter and more visually simplistic. The letters, the typography has been all redesigned for a totally different style. There are new animations and transparency for images. Similarly, there are a lot of transparent elements throughout the operating system. The lettering is thinner, lighter, and sleeker. The entire operating apparently feels lighter and it’s completely flat. An example of that would be in the(more…)

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Which is Better? Html5 Vs. Native

What’s the Difference? One of the key questions for developers is whether to focus their efforts in creating apps using HTML5 or Native apps for each mobile platform. HTML5 represents a major substantial change from previous versions of HTML. It simplifies webpage developmenr and provides capabilities that make the user experience so much richer. So, it simplifies webpage structures, it adds new elements for multimedia such as video and audio that you can easily add to a webpage, it adds utilities such as a canvas, progress bar, metering displays, as well as capabilities that are really important for apps, like offline support, a local database for session persistence, native JSON support, and the ability to share properties across different websites, etc.   Native: Native apps, on the other hand, are unique to each mobile environment. They’re created using tools and software development kits (SDKs) that each operating environment provides. Developing native(more…)

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Is A Mobile App A Norm Or Necessity?

With the explosion of smartphones like the iphone and Android and the popularity of apps for news, games, social media, and everything else you could possibly think of, more and more businesses are looking into the possibility of having an app. However, many businesses are wondering is this just the trendy norm or is this a necessity? Essentially is there VALUE in having an app and if so, how large is that value? There are over 760,000 apps in the Apple app store. Six years ago it launched with roughly 50,000 apps. That means the app store has grown 15x the original size is roughly six years! Additionally, the obvious worth of every app in the store is equivalent to $1.13 million! That is not including the profitable value of the app or what revenue it brings into a company. This is the break down of the app store currently:(more…)

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Statistics for Mobile App Industry Boom

THE  MOBILE BOOM With the Dot Com boom in recent memory many companies are looking for the next big wave in marketing technology. With the advent of smartphones and other “smart” devices like the ipad and tablets, consumers now have multiple ways to view their favorite website and increasingly, favorite app.  Although internet growth is still robust, mobile adoption is in its early stages with an astonishing room for growth. Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers released her extensive report covering the 2012 tech trends. She was forthcoming about the growth and impact of mobile and the “reimagination” of devices from web to mobile with increasingly responsive and complex UI. Meeker reiterates what we have been seeing in recent reports… Mobile is the next big thing.

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