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Practical Advice On iPhone App Development

Ok if your reading this article, hopefully I am not assuming too much when I say you have a great idea for making an app but no idea on how to go about making it.

Well step one is coming up with a great idea so your already part way there. The next step is to find out just how good your idea is. You need to do some research, find out if the idea you have has already been turned into an app.

If your idea is based on an app you have already used but you think you can improve upon it, read all of the reviews for that and any similar app.  You need to make sure you are not trying to re- invent the wheel.  There are costs involved in producing and publishing an app and you do not want to create something that will not fill a niche or stand up to the competition.

Once you have done your homework and your are confident your app will be a success then the next step is to plan how you want your app to look, the graphics of your feature will be a deciding factor for your users in them deciding if they will retain your app on their computer or phone or ditch it and down load an app from one of your many rivals.

The app needs to be easy to navigate, have clear and logical steps for the user and be ‘app’ealing. If you use a weak coloured text on a light back ground, your text prompts disappear too quickly, or not quickly enough or your steps are not in a logical sequence your app will not pass the consumer test no matter how good your idea is.

If you are not a computer programmer you will need to employ someone at this stage to write the program for your app.  They will need you to be precise with your instructions on what your app should do.  A good programmer will be able to decide which of the computer X codes will be most appropriate for your app.

If you are lucky enough to have the right kind of mind able to write computer programmes (personally I struggle to program the clock on my microwave) then you may have to do a little more homework reading up on the latest developments to ensure you will not need to write updates for new versions of windows or the latest apple release a week after your launch.

Now we get to the exciting bit, your programmer will give you a prototype of your app idea. I suggest you do a bit of market research at this stage and get as many of your friends and family to test run it for you.  They will hopefully be honest and kind in equal measure and once you have dried your tears of disappointment and evaluated their feedback you can go back to your programmer and get them to rework the app to make the necessary improvements.

When you are ready to release your finished app you will need to promote it via websites, blogs internet articles, press releases etc. This will take you time to do or will incur a cost should you choose a third party to promote your finished iPhone app for you.

Once you have the first few down loads within the iPhone app store read any feedback you receive then consider this feedback for your next big iPhone app idea. For additional reading you will need a Recommended iPhone App Development Tutorial.

Tech Lovers – Shop Smarter Online

Tech manufacturers and retailers know that their customer bases are more than savvy. The tech-minded consumer is plugged in to the latest deals, the most current news and knows how to grab great bargains on the hottest gadgets and gizmos around. Many times, the consumer will browse through brick-and-mortar stores and then go home to grab the best online deals … basically window-shopping inside the store. That’s why computer and technology retailers have learned to promote their best deals on the web.

Online shopping opens up a much larger selection of items all in one place. The online shopper knows that retailers are competing for attention with thousands of other sellers, so they’ll take the time to compare and contrast the deals offered. This holds true whether you are shopping for a cell phone, a laptop, or a flat screen television.

Are you thinking of making an important tech purchase online? Be smart and look for sales and promotions. These web sites are all competing for your business, so make them work for it. You can score all kinds of neat techno-toys for yourself and your friends and family this holiday season and save big, too. In addition, consider websites like FreeShipping.com that provide ways to save you even more money on your purchases.

The FreeShipping.com membership cost is very reasonable and a big part of selecting this service. You should take advantage of the great programs that are available to smart shoppers. Why should you get in the car and drive to the store—spending gas money and precious time—when it is possible to have the item shipped directly to you for no fee? Be smart, and make sure you enroll in a membership program that allows you to save your money.

The reviews and comments you can read online can make or break a sale. Looking at items in a virtual sphere leaves much to the imagination in terms of reliability, quality, and service, so the online shopper has to somewhat rely on previous buyers for feedback. Retailers can promote the fact they have a long list of reviewers for a specific product to help sell it, or downplay lackluster coverage in the press by highlighting what real customers have said about the product. Do your research and make sure that the product you’re purchasing is really the one you want.

When you’re reviewing potential purchases, be sure to check the details on the shipping program you’re using, too. You don’t want to find yourself surprised at the end of the checkout process with hefty delivery fees. The company behind FreeShipping.com is Clarus Marketing Group. They’re a great service; Clarus Marketing Group complaints are very low, and great companies like this help with having items delivered to your home can be a thing of your past. They offer a great service that allows you to shop online for all your favorite gadgets at major national retailers and have them sent to your home for free. Whether you’re purchasing a smartphone, tablet, flatscreen TV, Blu-Ray player, or a gadget we don’t even know about, it’s always nice to save some cash. You can put it toward your next big purchase!

Taking Control over Your Business

Taking control over a business can be a challenging yet a very rewarding experience during which you will have a chance to learn many vital lessons you will remember for the rest of your career. This whole process is called business process management and it is of utmost importance in the world of very steep competition where it seems that everybody just tries to outsmart everybody by offering better services and more effective solutions.

It is not a secret that many companies these days try to use some sort of help to assist them in running their companies. A good example of it is this software here: Comindware Tracker. I am not sure how much experience you have with this type of software, but I would like to tell you that having something like this can be absolutely mandatory in today’s very ruthless and merciless world of business where you need to have the right solutions or you will not be able to compete with others. Aggressive competition is the backbone of every free market and you need to be aware of it if you want to achieve success in the field. No success comes easy, and it takes software such as Comindware to make a business work. There are no shortcuts here, no miracles; If you have the right tools, you will get things done a lot easier, but you simply need to start using them to be successful or you are going to fail for sure. Every business owner will tell you that this is true.

Below I am going to offer you some examples of areas you want to cover with a suitable program:

1. Human resources. You want to be aware whom you hire, how you hire staff, and who is on leave. Without this vital information you might not be able to conduct your business operations effectively as you need to be aware of who is available to work with you at all times.
2. Marketing operations. Marketing is part and parcel of running every business. If you don’t engage in marketing campaigns, you will most likely fail. Taking control of your business means that you need to take care of your marketing needs. If you don’t have a marketing team, I strongly suggest that you hire one. They will be grateful for all the tools you give them.
3. IT operations and IT projects. Where would we be without our IT teams to help us with anything IT related?
4. New product development. If you develop your own product, you need to keep track of all the progress related to it.
5. Finance and administration. Managing a company is also all about the necessary paperwork. Your administration team will thank you for that and they will be grateful for all the tools you give them at their disposal.
6. Sales. Running a business is all about sales. If you make sales, you make a profit. It is as easy as that. The more sales you make, the higher your profit, and the more successful entrepreneur you are going to be. Keep that in mind and you are on your way to success.

Using Microsoft Word

who doesn’t use Microsoft Word these days? Місrоsоft Wоrd оnе оf thе mоst рорulаr wоrd рrосеssоrs. Ноwеvеr, mоst оf us bаrеlу sсrаtсh thе surfасе оf іts аbіlіtіеs.

Fоllоwіng аrе brіеflу dеsсrіbеd bеlоw:

1. Соnfіgurе раstе орtіоns:

Місrоsоft Wоrd trіеs tо bе hеlрful whеn соріеd tехt іs раstеd іntо а dосumеnt bу аutоmаtісаllу rеtаіnіng thе sоurсе fоrmаttіng, whіlе рrоvіdіng thе орtіоn tо сhаngе thе tехt tо mаtсh thе fоrmаttіng оf thе сurrеnt dосumеnt.

Ехаmрlе:

То аvоіd hаvіng tо сhооsе fоrmаttіng орtіоns еvеrу tіmе tехt іs раstеd, сlісk thе ‘Оffісе’ buttоn, fоllоwеd bу (Місrоsоft Wоrd Орtіоns) thеn mоvе tо (Аdvаnсеd). Іn thе (Сut, сору аnd раstе) hеаdіng, уоu саn usе thе fіrst fоur (04) drор dоwn mеnus tо sеt а dеfаult sеttіng fоr fоrmаt раstіng.

Whіlе соnfіgurіng thеsе орtіоns іn Місrоsоft Wоrd, un-tісk thе bох lаbеllеd ‘Ѕhоw Раstе Орtіоns Вuttоns’ tо рrеvеnt thе fоrmаttіng орtіоns рор-uр frоm bеіng dіsрlауеd іn thе futurе.

2. Сhаngе Full-Јustіfісаtіоn Fоrmаttіng:

Whеn full јustіfісаtіоn іs аррlіеd tо а раrаgrарh, Місrоsоft Wоrd еnsurеs thаt tехt іs vеrtісаllу аlіgnеd оn thе lеft аnd rіght оf thе раgе bу аdјustіng thе sрасіng bеtwееn thе wоrds. Тhеrе аrе оссаsіоns whеn іt mау lеаd tо а lоt оf vіsіblе whіtе sрасе.

Тhіs јustіfісаtіоn stуlе thаt іs utіlіzеd іn Wоrd Реrfесt, thе sрасіng bеtwееn іndіvіduаl lеttеrs оn еасh lіnе іs аdјustеd tо аllоw fоr bеttеr-lооkіng tехt whеn іt sраns frоm mаrgіn tо mаrgіn.

Ехаmрlе:

То асtіvаtе thіs орtіоn, сlісk thе ‘Оffісе’ buttоn, fоllоwеd bу (Місrоsоft Wоrd Орtіоns), thеn сlісk thе (Аdvаnсеd) lіnk оn thе lеft sіdе. Νоw sсrоll tо bоttоm оf thе аdvаnсеd орtіоns аnd ехраnd thе [Lауоut Орtіоns] еntrу. Νоw уоu јust nееd tо аdd сhесk іn bох nаmеd [Dо Full Јustіfісаtіоn], thеn сlісk [ОΚ].

3. Usе а Наngіng Іndеnt:

Оnе оf thе lеss frеquеntlу usеd mеаns оf fоrmаttіng раrаgrарhs іs thе hаngіng іndеnt. Тhіs іs whеrе fіrst lіnе іs nоt іndеntеd but аll аrе оf thе rеst.

Ехаmрlе:

Ѕеlесt раrаgrарh уоu hаd lіkе tо fоrmаt, mоvе tо thе Ноmе tаb аnd dоublе-сlісk thе аrrоw ісоn іn thе lоwеr rіght-hаnd соrnеr оf thе ‘Раrаgrарh’ раnе.

Оn thе Іndеnts аnd Ѕрасіng tаb, usе thе ‘Ѕресіаl’ drор dоwn mеnu іn thе mіddlе оf thе dіаlоg tо sеlесt thе ‘Наngіng’ орtіоn аnd thеn іndісаtе thе іndеntаtіоn lеvеl. То аррlу іndеnt sеttіng, сlісk [ОΚ].

4. Ѕhоw аnd Ніdе thе Rіbbоn:

Fоr mаnу реорlе, thе rіbbоn іntеrfасе usеd іn Оffісе 2007 іs а grеаt stер fоrwаrd. Іf уоu fаll іntо thе lаttеr саtеgоrу уоu’ll bесоmе hарру tо knоw thаt thе rіbbоn саn bе tеmроrаrіlу hіddеn tо рrоvіdе уоu wіth а lаrgеr wоrkіng аrеа аnd сlеаr аwау thе сluttеr.

Тhе rіbbоn саn еаsіlу bе hіddеn bу ассіdеnt, sо іf thіs hаs hарреnеd, thеsе tірs саn bе usеd tо shоw аnd hіdе іt аs rеquіrеd.

Тhе fіrst орtіоn іs tо сlісk thе dоwn аrrоw ісоn аt thе еnd оf thе Quісk Ассеss Тооlbаr аnd tісk оr un-tісk thе [Міnіmіzе thе Rіbbоn] орtіоn. Тhіs mеnu mау аlsо bе fоund bу rіght-сlісkіng аnуwhеrе оn thе rіbbоn.

Тhе thіrd орtіоn іs tо dоublе-сlісk оnе оf thе tаbs аt thе tор оf thе rіbbоn tо tоgglе thе rіbbоn оn аnd оff. Аlsо, уоu саn usе thе kеуbоаrd shоrtсut – sіmрlу рrеss [Сtrl]+[F1].

5. Νumbеr Раgеs:

Іt’s еаsу tо соnfіgurе а hеаdеr аnd fооtеr fоr уоur Wоrd dосumеnt sо thе раgе numbеr іs dіsрlауеd оn еvеrу раgе. Іn mаnу ехаmрlеs thоugh, а dосumеnt wіll hаvе а tіtlе раgе fоr whісh а numbеr іs nоt rеquіrеd.

Ехаmрlе:

Ѕеt uр раgе numbеrіng аs rеquіrеd аnd thеn іn Wоrd 2007 аnd Wоrd 2010, mоvе tо Раgе Lауоut tаb bеfоrе сlісkіng thе buttоn іn thе lоwеr rіght-hаnd соrnеr. Ѕwіtсh tо Lауоut tаb аnd bеfоrе сlісkіng ОΚ аdd сhесk оn thе bох lаbеllеd [Dіffеrеnt fіrst раgе].

Exploring the World and Technology

Humans have a natural urge to discover what is beneath the earth. Remember, as a kid, digging holes in the back yard trying to reach China – or treasure. Now there’s a better way to search for what’s under the ground than shovels, backhoes, and drilling equipment.
Now it’s possible to use sophisticated technology such as Geophysical Resistivity and IP Imaging Systems. A resistivity meter can allow you to get a unique view of the area you are examining.
Applications for these products include:

Archeology – “Indy” Jones would have avoided that snake pit by using a resistivity meter.
Cave and void detection – Exploring the parameters of caves and voids for exploration and to eliminate the possibilities of building structures atop them.
Dam investigations – Observing the security of dams to avoid leakage and subsequent breach.
Down-hole tomography – Allows the investigation of drilling sites to determine their integrity and consistency.
Engineering geology – This helps with construction and the discovery of natural resources.
Groundwater exploration – Determining the extent and flow of ground water as well as pollution plumes that may be affecting the water.
Mapping earth resources
Marine exploration – trenches, faults, and artifacts

The products have a wide variety of prices, from relatively inexpensive to ones with more features that cost more. Remote monitoring devices can send data by Wi-Fi to a phone, mini-tablet, or tablet. The information can be downloaded to a computer for interpretation and processing.
By using the EarthImager 3D, you can get a 3D image and analysis of the data acquired by using electrodes arranged in boreholes and/or on the surface of a site.
Resistivity Data Processing Service
You can get help with any problems you might have with resistivity modeling and inversion theory. They will even provide additional computer speed and memory from their site to allow you to accept large-scale resistivity projects.
Training in use of Resistivity Technology
Seminars are offered at sites in Austin TX, United States and in Madrid, Spain to train people in use of resistivity imagining and marine resistivity imaging.
Go to this website http://www.agiusa.com to get more details, case studies, and even samples of the software to download.

What Makes a Successful Search Optimization Company?

To become a well-known marketing and search engine optimization company, one must have over a decade of experience in helping clients achieve success with innovative SEO services and other website marketing solutions.

The algorithmic basis of search engine optimization has given rise to a niche Internet industry known as SEO services. Search engine optimization serves to improve the number and/or quality of visitors to a web page. SEO services ultimately increase search engine relevance and draw more web page traffic.

Search engines are the primary means by which people find products and information on the Internet. Recent studies show that 71% of internet users reach websites through search engines. The majority of these web users will not pass the first page of search engine results, and most of the remainder will not make it beyond the second. The traffic generated from these searches is valuable because those searching are actively looking for specific products and subjects.

Good SEO services directly align with clients’ business objectives and are customizable to suit the unique needs of every business. They must specialize in the design, creation and implementation of advanced search engine optimization solutions for complex SEO challenges.

Denver and Austin Bandwidth – 4g Mobile Broadband Provider

Denver and Austin are popular cities for special events. Hundreds of events, conferences and trade shows take place in these cities throughout the year. Numerous event organizers look for Denver bandwidth providers to ensure that they will have enough internet bandwidth capacity during events where they are expecting large crowds. Event planning is a tough task to handle. You need to know the right service providers that can handle your Denver or Austin bandwidth service needs. Luckily, there are nationwide providers such as Trade Show Internet, who offer temporary bandwidth capacity service solutions on a temporary basis. That’s right! You don’t have to invest a lot of money in infrastructure just for a 5 day or week long event!

For the fraction of the cost of in house provider’s internet package prices, you can also get 4g mobile wifi kits that can get more than a few pcs up and running with a reliable wifi internet connection. All you have to do is to go to http://tradeshowinternet.com/products and check out their wifi kits. You can set your duration that you will need the wifi kit for and get the wifi kits shipped to you via fedex overnight! Isn’t that easy? Just go to their website today and check out the various service offers for event organizers!

7 Cool Ways Voice Recognition is Revolutionizing Technology

From commands like, “Call Mom” to questions like, “What’s my purpose in life?”, people love to engage in the super savvy qualities that voice recognition products bring. Since the voice recognition technology market hit $1 billion in revenue in 2006, these high tech features can be seen in all the latest technological devices, from security systems, to smart phones to luxury cars. BusinessWeek states that voice control will soon “eliminate the collections of remote controls that litter living rooms.”

VoicePod is  a voice controlled home device that allows you to sync all of your electronics for luxury and convenience.  VoicePod is able to control room temperatures, change television channels, arm security systems, turn lights on and off along with several other commands. You can even set up nightly routine  settings that you activate by simply saying, “Good Night” to your VoicePod Mobile application.

Siri is among the most popular of voice recognition tools, available on the iPhone 4S.  Known for her witty responses, users can ask the iPhone application and discover that Siri is extremely intelligent and full of surprises. Siri assists iPhone users  with making phone calls, searching Google, sending text messages, receiving sports updates and other helpful information. When Siri emerged into the market, people  began to see the voice recognition feature as fun and entertaining along with its various benefits of convenience.

AirScan Mobile leads in innovative technologies for the workplace by empowering the organized professional to store and manage multiple documents across different platforms like DropBox, Facebook and Google Drive.  This mobile PDF scanner allows the user to scan documents, receipts and notes and share with a simple voice command.  Available in the Google Play Store and the App Store, AirScan Mobile provides convenience and mobility by converting your important papers to electronic format with ease.

Xbox Kinect  encourages consumers to use their bodies as the controller. The voice recognition feature takes this function a step further, making it simple for users to be truly controller-free.You can play games, watch videos, search the internet and use all of XBox’s awesome features using voice commands.  Xbox allows you to conveniently switch between features with commands like “Xbox Rewind”, “Xbox Open Tray”, or “Xbox Games”.

Google Glass comes from the latest technology from Google. With limited availability and exclusive testing, Google Glass sets the bar high in wearable technology. The premise of Google Glass is that the device is primarily hands free.  The user can communicate with the device using its voice recognition feature, by simply stating the desired command in natural language.

Vocaroo is an awesome application available on PC or mobile, where you can record your voice online, play it back and share it with friends and family using top platforms like Facebook, Gmail, DropBox, Twitter and several other mediums.

Google Now voice command is Siri’s counterpart for Android. Powered by Google, this application anticipates its users needs based on recent Google searches.  Use the voice command feature to get driving directions, research a phone number, find useful information and other hands-free actions.

Going Paperless is Good for You

Whether you’re looking to save the environment or simply cut costs at work, it’s easier than you think to go paperless within your company. Here are a few tried-and-true tips for those who’d like to get in step with the 21st century.

Digitize Your Records

Not only are they an inconvenience, but physical records can also be damaged, torn, misplaced and stained, resulting in the need for additional copies and even more wasted paper. Start scanning and digitally archiving them so you can shred their hateful piles forever.

Embrace New Software

If you’re a photographer, there’s no need to rely on paper portfolios anymore, not when you can create a digital ones with the right software and email it to prospective employers. If you’re a lawyer, why are you still writing anything longhand? Click here to learn more about legal software that will automate your form letters and prioritize your chosen documents.

Pay Your Bills Online

Think about all the time you waste by opening bills, sorting invoices, writing checks, stuffing envelopes, finding stamps, et cetera. Think about all those labor costs for the employees in the mail room. Wouldn’t it be nice to save money and energy by switching to online bill pay?

Stop Using The Printer

Meetings can be scheduled by email. Paper documents become pointless when you can simply share a Google Doc across the office. Networked computers can eliminate the need for faxing between floors. There’s no reason to use a printer anymore, not when a little creative thinking provides plenty of alternatives.

Become a Standout in the World of Digital Media

Marketing strategies no longer encompass only television, radio and printed media. The internet has opened several new marketing locations in a digital world. To get noticed in all the digital traffic you need some help. Professional services are available to get you the best possible exposure across a multitude of digital platforms along with traditional marketing media.

Choosing the Right Professionals

Experience and happy customers are two indications you have chosen a company that will help you get noticed. In addition, experts who listen to their clients and work in collaboration are more likely to satisfy your expectations. Transparency from the beginning of the process to the end is a necessity, not an option. Therefore, choose a company whose policy includes their client through every step. Price is a concern but do not sacrifice expertise and quality. There is no shortage of companies that deliver excellence at competitive prices, such as Pearl Fortune.

An additional feature to research before making a decision is the policy to follow through once your design and implementation are complete. Digital, or traditional, marketing isn’t really effective unless maintenance and technical support are part of the package. Brand management and consistency are two strategies that make an indelible mark on consumers’ memory and for you to realize how to
get online marketing strategies to their full potential.