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Poor App Promotion is Biggest Reason for App Failure

After days, weeks or months writing code, designing a UI and testing an app just one last time, app promotion can often be left as an afterthought. Building the greatest app in the world, one that will revolutionize an industry or bring together the entire global community, is no longer good enough. That is only the first step (albeit a big one) on the path to app store success.

Marketing and promotion is often ignored, or at best stuck to the bottom of the list, in spite of the critical importance of getting the app noticed. In a study by App Promo, 52% of developers had no budget for promotion and spent under 5% of their time on marketing. It is probably no coincidence that two thirds of developed apps make less than $5000. The developers that had a marketing budget and a promotion strategy received significantly more revenue on average.

It is a well-known statistic that the iTunes app store has over a million apps, as does Google Play, and it is common sense to realize that a very small proportion of these apps will make any kind of impression on the hundreds of millions of potential customers available. It is absolutely essential to make a new app as visible as possible in the shortest possible time in order to gain the traction required to get a viral response and the tens or hundreds of thousands of downloads that are needed to make a significant profit. App developers need to be aware that the competition is intense and app promotion is the only way to make a dent in the market.

One excellent method of getting noticed by the crowds is to use the iTunes ranking system to get an app “above the fold” and in the faces of potential customers. The best way to achieve this is through reviews and ratings. Highly rated apps appear higher on the search results for both Apple and Google so it makes sense to pursue this avenue as much as possible.

There is a multitude of ways to achieve this. BestReviewApp.com is a portal that allows app developers to connect with real iOS and Android users and pay a small fee to have these users download the app, and review and rate it. Results are available within days and a boost in rankings and therefore views, downloads and revenue can happen literally overnight. With tens of thousands of registered iTunes and Android users, BestReviewApp.com has hit upon a unique, cost-effective and proven method of raising an app’s profile to stand out from the crowd and make a real impact on the overcrowded app market.

An app developer wants their product to be used, appreciated and, ideally, paid for. The only way this is going to happen is if it gets seen by enough of the right people. App promotion is a fundamental facet of the development process and should be treated as such.

WHY SHIFT TO THE CLOUD?

Imagine walking into your office work space at an MNC one fine morning to find out that it looks drastically different.  While all these years you were surrounded by a sea of computers, cables, various enabling pieces of hardware, CPUs and software accompaniments, suddenly you find they have all disappeared. Shockingly enough, your Computer Admin department has become redundant!

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to a smarter way to conduct your business. Welcome to the Cloud.

So what is Cloud?

To quote a hard bound definition collated from industry pundits, Cloud computing entails harnessing the power of the Internet to access critical resources such as hardware, software, and various digital assets available in order to conduct your work and business processes efficiently.

Let’s make it easier.

A different outlook

A simpler way to describe it would be to throw away your hardware and software requirements out of the window. Not because you wouldn’t need them anymore but as there’s a better and more cost-effective option to access it without adding or incurring additional expenditure on IT infrastructure.

So the modern day definition of a workstation would comprise of a computer, with minimal computing abilities, but definitely armed with an interface or browser that can interact with software and hardware physically present elsewhere, on the Cloud that is.

Therefore, software which has been deployed in a Cloud environment becomes your workstation’s Cloud software which you can access to undertake your routine or complex tasks, whereas you use the services of a hardware farm, also known as Warehouse Scale Computers, which could geographically be located anywhere in the world.

Benefits
Having your workspace in the Cloud can have multiple benefits, right from the most obvious one such as saving on your IT infrastructure costs.

  • You can hugely reduce your capital IT expenditure
  • No need to worry about software upgrades and updates
  • Leverage the economical benefits of ‘Pay as you use’ model
  • Cross platform compatibility
  • You can efficiently scale up your business model to reflect your business growth

Aashna Cloudtech is  your answer for any of your cloud initiatives. Weather it is Sales, Finance, HR or Projects our solutions cut across all departments in an organization. We are in that sense a true cloud aggregator with soutions like Netusite consulting,  Openair , Workforce in our portfolio.

Some Facts about Shopping Online and Coupons

Shopping online has become increasingly popular for the last couple of years. I am not sure how often you shop online, but I even shop for my groceries on the Internet, which means that I no longer have to leave my home to buy food, something that used to be impossible in the past.

If you shop online regularly, you might be thrilled to learn where you can find special offers in the form of coupon codes to save money on your purchases. If this is the case, I would like to present you with some coupon codes that will benefit you a lot and that will help you to save money next time you shop online.

I know a reliable place offering many coupons to choose from like travel deals, clothes, shoes, jewelry, and more. To use the website, click on the above link, find a store from which you want to buy or find a category of items you wish to purchase, find a coupon code for a specific product you are interested in and before checkout apply the coupon code.

Why pay more if you can pay less? Websites such as this one can be very helpful to you if you already know what you want to buy, but also when you are not sure what you want and get some ideas to help you to make a well-informed choice. The website will allow you to save tons of money and it will allow you to buy products such as this shoes for winter or jewelry for the upcoming Valentine’s Day. You can grab some great deals at really unbeatable prices. I myself am going to check the website later today for some great deals I am going to try to grab. Something tells me that I am going to have a lot of luck when it comes to that.

If you are short of money and need some quick cash, there are plenty of companies that provide instant loans even if you have bad credit history. Choose one of these and get going on your shopping. Life is too short and lets worry about paying it back later

Contact Centers Solutions

In this day and age, it all boils down to the way you take advantage of technology. If you know how to use the progress in technology the right way, you are on the track to achieving success. Otherwise, you might struggle like all those contact centers who for some reason haven’t heard about SafeSoft Solutions yet.

If a business owner is required to have good results, but his budget is limited, he will definitely benefit from SafeSoft Solutions in many ways. They are cloud-based solutions as opposed to the IT on-site solutions that some business owners still opt for. In my opinion, one of the biggest benefits of https://www.safesoftsolutions.com is that their services are affordable, yet effective and straight to the point.

Cloud BackUp

If you run a company, you probably know that data loss or data theft is a very important problem that should not be ignored. The reason I am writing about the topic is because I believe that too many business owners do not realize the importance of data security. If data loss happened to you, you need reliable private cloud security solutions also known as online backup that will allow you to recover your data as fast as possible. This will be especially important to you if you need access to your data fast.

Data loss will not be a problem for you if you know that your data is already stored on some other computer and that it is protected by something or somebody. I am thinking here about something called cloud computing or online backup. If you are into IT, I am sure that you have heard about cloud computing and online backup before. Probably you have read numerous online backup reviews. I know that many IT people know about it, but I am actually not sure how many business owners know about the advantages of cloud computing and online backup. If you have never heard about the solution before, I would like to tell you a few words about it.

Cloud computing and online backup is an interesting term used widely on the Internet. You will probably hear it from time to time. Could computing is a metaphor. It is used to describe the delivery and access of hosted services via the so-called ‘cloud’. I know that it might sound complicated at first, but the more you read about the cloud, the more you are going to realize that the concept should be familiar to you by now. It is an interesting and a widely-used solution that not only webmasters know about, but also many business owners. As a matter of fact, more and more business owners learn how they too can benefit from cloud computing services.

Playing with Videos

Spending time experimenting with various videos including Youtube videos has been my hobby for a while now. I even make some videos myself in my spare time and then convert them to various formats to be able to carry them with me at all times. It comes as no surprise that I find a video converter for mac to be useful to me, especially since I have several devices at home that run completely different systems.

To be honest, I don’t know what I would do with my free time were it not for all the video converting stuff that I do on a regular basis. I guess my life wouldn’t be the same were it not for all the stuff I am doing with the videos. I will try to publish several of my video experiments later this week when I have some more time on my hands. Tell me what you think about it and I will be more than happy to listen to your suggestions. Also, tell me about your experiences with any video converter you have used. Was the software user friendly? Did you enjoy using it? Would you use it again given a chance to do so? I hope that you will let me know what you think about it.

Netflix Canada List of 2014


Recently, I thought about looking around, in the pursuit to spot a rather complete, full list of all the good stuff offered by Netflix Canada these days. Unfortunately, though, I wasn’t able to extract much out of my web probing session. All were pretty much the same things, the same list of featured movies. Well, maybe I would have acquired more intel if I did dig deeper or have waited for the perfect timing. But you know what they say, you can’t always wait for something to come. Sooner or later we have to move on.

However, boredom struck me again, which led me back to the same path of finding a new list of movies to watch. And this time, it was a successful encounter. Found an updated list and a couple of juices of real import were gems that I have finally obtained.

Let me begin with the new featured movies for this month in this New Year called 2014…

First of all, we’ve got something for all military, action and adventure fans out there, something worth reclaiming quality Saturday nights with. If you’re guessing G.I. Joe, you are definitely right, and now, it’s the part two, baby! G.I. Joe Retaliation on that army navy platter.

Look, I’m not really a fan of Chinese, Mafia, gangsta, decapitating heads with wooden doors kinds of movies, but hey, I gotta say, IP Man’s an exception. That’s why I got really thrilled when I heard the news from Netflix that IP Man: The Final Fight will be loaded into the arsenal. So yeah, you better watch out and not cry as we Wing Chun Style our way through the dark of the night.

I don’t necessarily leave the last spot for the best or for the least, so don’t get me wrong about sharing about The Promotion being on this month’s list of featured movies ‘cause I’m telling you, it’s a totally rad movie for its genre. It kind of reminds me about the whole Chuck and the Nerd Herd gang trying to make their way to the corporate ladder. Well, at least in the Buy More to get a promotion. But hey, you get the gist, you get the drill. And if you want authentic laughs, The Promotion is something I’d give a thumbs up for.

Moving on, let’s talk about new TV series and episodes. And here’s what I’ve got for you…

Let’s check out the road so far. Ooh, looks like we’ve got a new case. I hope you get my reference and if you do, you are a totally awesome person. But in case you don’t notice, I’m talking about Sam and Dean here, the legendary Winchester brothers as they their way past the roads to save Earth from the constant threats of annihilation. I don’t know if I’d be happy about the idea of it closing in with this 9th season, though, but I guess even the best stuff has to go one way or the other. Let’s all watch the latest at Netflix!

Next off, we’ve got Arrow coming back this January 15th and it’d prolly be with a much heated plot knowing The Flash is about to come into the picture. No wonder they call it the City of Heroes. With Black Canary, The Flash and the Vigilante himself guarding Starling, I can’t really think of anything that can bring the city down. But news flash! Slade’s alive. Shocking, but true. Let’s just wait and see what’s to happen with all new episodes of Arrow from Netflix.

Well, that’s about the latest on the Netflix Canada list I can give you for now. To tell you the truth, that’s not even a fraction of the total figures. That means more streaming enjoyment for you. If you want to get the full latest scoops on Netflix, visit usnetflix.ca. Enjoy!

How a Power Bank Can Save The Day

A couple of years ago, I went to Disneyland with my kids. We had been waiting for this trip for several months before we finally got a chance to embark on the adventure of our dreams. The kids were so hyped and pumped about the trip that it was rather difficult to put them to sleep the night before the departure. But this is not something I want to focus in this post. Since we had anticipated this trip so much, I even bought a brand smart phone to make sure that we had tons of pictures from this particular trip.

On the day of our arrival, we headed out to the park with the smartphone. Little did I know at that time that soon after our departure it would become impossible for me to take any picture. The reason? The battery in my phone died and there was absolutely no way for my to find an electrical outlet in the park. What a shame and what a disappointment it was!

Next time I am going to go on such a long-anticipated trip with my kids I am going to make sure that I take something such as a power bank with me. This small device can work wonders in times of crisis. Just check this post to get an idea what a power bank can do for you and your mobile devices when an electrical socket is nowhere to be found.

Going Wireless

Wireless communications is perhaps the most effective tool for business in the 21st century. The ability to communicate digitally over all geographical boundaries and even through spatial and time boundaries is one of the most important concepts for a company to implement.

Small and mid sized businesses may actually believe that having a wireless communications network is only for enterprise level business. It is actually more important for a small and mid sized business to implement the network because it is one of the only ways that they can compete with a larger business.

Emerging markets and the governments of third world countries are working with countries that have built their infrastructure. They are creating a wider digital infrastructure that is allowing small and mid sized businesses the reach of large companies in third world nations without having to spend a lot of money on private networks. You are now able to reach internally within your company as well as between other companies across all barriers with a minimum of cost. This is what the About Afghan Wireless initiative is all about.

Below are a few of the ways in which hooking into one of these larger wireless networks is helpful for your business.

1 – You will have an advantage over competitors.

Imagine that you are on the plane to another country to deliver a presentation. You realize that there is something missing within the presentation that has to do with accounting. Unfortunately, your accountant is not with you on the trip. If you are hooked into one of the larger wireless networks that are currently being set up, then you will have no trouble getting in touch with your accountant. Your accountant will also be able to fix or add the documentation that you need and send it to you digitally no matter where in the world you are.

2 – Communication becomes cheaper for all business.

Over the past decade or two, communication has been one of the most expensive tools for businesses to implement; however, this trend is reversing itself over the past few years. Communication is now getting less and less expensive, especially for small and mid sized businesses because of the expanding nature of the digital communications structure.

If you are doing business in a third world country like Afghanistan, there is actually a pretty good chance that you can link into the larger wireless network and give and receive communications that will move to their destination with greater clarity than through any other method.

3 – You will be able to recharge your mobile devices anywhere in the world.

With the larger business communications networks, you will be able to recharge your mobile devices even if you are in an emerging market environment. Afghan Wireless Communications is one of the leaders in this initiative, giving all business visitors as well as local businesses the ability to keep their devices charged. No matter what brand of device you have, you can currently get it charged in a convenient way in Afghanistan.

Healthier Smoking-The Technology is Here

Ever since I heard about e cigarettes for the first time, I was absolutely hooked. My uncle has been a smoker for a long time and he is facing lung cancer if he doesn’t stop smoking soon. I care about him very much and I would like to help him somehow by making sure that he doesn’t end up with cancer dying a lot earlier than a man of his age should. This is why when I heard about e-cigarettes, I immediately decided to learm more about them and convince my uncle that switching to them was indeed a splendid idea.

In case you have not heard about electronic cigarettes before, I would like to explain in a few words what electronic cigarettes are all about. As a matter of fact, electronic cigarettes have been around on the market for some time already. Even though they have been around for some time, many people still do not understand completely how they work. Every time you decide to get into something, you need to understand everything about the thing in which you are trying to get into. For example, if you want to start using electronic cigarettes, you will need to learn where to where to buy the best vaporizers. Otherwise, what will you do if you happen to run out of your cigarettes suddenly?

Probably the best thing about electronic cigarettes is that you can smoke them wherever you want to. Since e-cigarettes are not “real” cigarettes, the law prohibiting you from smoking does not apply to you anymore. You can smoke them even in the areas where smoking is normally not allowed. This will save you a lot of time as you will no longer have to look for special places to smoke.

Since there are at least a few types of electronic cigarettes on the market, knowing which one to choose is crucial to making the right decision. Sometimes you may get lucky and you might make the right decision the first time. Sometimes, however, you might not be so lucky and you might need some time to realize where you can get your hands on the best alternative to a regular cigarette. Remember that whatever you do is good for you, but you will find better and worse deals on electronic cigarettes on the Internet. Remember to choose only those deals that are good for you and ones that are guaranteed to offer you something that will be beneficial to you.