App Ed Review https://appedreview.com Tue, 03 Sep 2019 13:45:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 11 Things You’ll Only Know If You Had A Mobile In the 90’s https://appedreview.com/blog/11-things-youll-only-know-if-you-had-a-mobile-in-the-90s/ Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:44:37 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36311 In today’s modern world it seems like everyone owns a phone, each with varying degrees of quality. But it’s easy to forget how far things have come; the original iPhone didn’t exist just 12 years ago, and before the 1990’s, mobiles were a huge financial investment. It was the 90’s, though, that really brought the ...

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In today’s modern world it seems like everyone owns a phone, each with varying degrees of quality. But it’s easy to forget how far things have come; the original iPhone didn’t exist just 12 years ago, and before the 1990’s, mobiles were a huge financial investment. It was the 90’s, though, that really brought the wonders of the affordable mobile into family homes, and what wonders they were!

The thrill of having to pay for top-up credit at the grocery store, the confusion of trying to decipher your friend’s “txt spk” and the relief when your Nokia 3310 registered barely a scratch when it fell out of your hands. Sure, we may have got proper spelling back thanks to autocorrect, but do you yearn for a simpler time when these were the things you had to deal with?

1. Your battery lasted ages

As screens progressively got larger on our smartphones, an inverse relationship was found with battery life. That is, with earlier models, it was not uncommon to have to recharge your phone by midday. However, in the 90’s, there was no need to anxiously scour your current location looking for a wall socket or USB to charge your phone. This was because old school mobiles could hold battery for over a week despite having far lower mAh capacity than modern day smartphones.

2. Your phone credit didn’t

Look, the option was there to top up our phones for credit with our debit cards, but for some reason we just preferred to go all the way to the supermarket for it. Admittedly, “Sorry, I ran out of credit” was a decent excuse for ghosting a recent date. These days, not so much.

3. You could only store 20 numbers in your phone’s address book.

And 10 texts. Better make them count.

4. Being butt-dialled was super common if you had a name starting with A.

Answering the phone only to be met with loud traffic or inane chatter? You probably got butt-dialled.

5. The phone’s antenna was on the outside.

Ooh, how very sleek and retro.

6. Smaller handsets = more “high tech”

In 2019, we have stunning AMOLED 6.6-inch notch-less displays such as in the OPPO Reno 5G but back in the day, slim and compact was all the rage. In fact the Motorola RAZR V3 replaced the 

7. Nokia was supreme

In the 90’s, Apple (or Macintosh) was still making those oddly-shaped desktop computers.

If you wanted a quality phone, it was all about Nokia and their indestructible 3210 and 3310 models. Released in 1999, the 3210 even came with an internal antenna. Absolute madness.

8. Phone screens had 2 colors: black and green

Not a single in-built camera or color screen in sight – you got a green and black display and that was it. 

9. Flip phones and sliders were the height of phone fashion

Motorola brought the first clam-shel” phone into the world in 1997. The StarTAC was – and this is not a joke – inspired by the communication system in Star Trek.

The $1,000USD price tag at launch was a turn-off.

Nokia’s 8110, meanwhile, affectionately named the “banana phone”, had a unique sliding face and was featured in 1999’s “The Matrix”.

10. Trying to decipher text speak was a struggle

You definitely had to make the most of those 160 characters! Given you had to press the same button multiple times to get the letter you wanted, it took you awhile as well. 

Trying to subsequently figure out your friend’s messages through their character limitations became a part-time job.

ROFL?
TTYL?

In more modern times, we can type email-length text messages. With autocorrect and a full on-screen keyboard, writing with one-two fingers on a small device is no longer a challenge. But back in the day, even with T9, only the most seasoned of texters could compose messages quickly.

11. All you could do besides text and call was play Snake

To be fair, your phone probably had a clock, calculator and – if you were lucky – a ringtone creator. You’d only get one major game, and what a game it was.

It’s so crazy to think about how far mobiles have come in 20 years. With the jump in price, size and quality, people have more options available to them than ever before. A real solid option is OPPO, providing the quality and uniqueness that phones in the 90’s could only dream of.

In conclusion, the 90’s were a whole lot of fun but mobile technology sure has come a long way since!

By: Daniel Cheung

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How Much Does an App Cost https://appedreview.com/blog/how-much-does-an-app-cost/ Sun, 11 Aug 2019 18:47:03 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36303 This might come out as a TLDR moment, but in reality, there’s no fixed price in developing a mobile app, it can range from being free to costing up to thousands or even millions of dollars. But the question: “How much does it cost to build an app? has been one of the most common ...

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This might come out as a TLDR moment, but in reality, there’s no fixed price in developing a mobile app, it can range from being free to costing up to thousands or even millions of dollars. But the question: “How much does it cost to build an app? has been one of the most common question app developers always get on a daily basis. This comes as no surprise really as this is almost always the first question anyone looking to build an app would have in their mind.

According to a survey from Clutch, the median price to create an app by app development agencies is at $171,450, it’s a bit expensive but according to the same survey, small apps with minimal features can range between $5,000 to around $10,000.

The cost of developing an app will obviously on a lot of factors, it will depend on the features the app will have, the type of app, level of security etc.

Here are some of the common factors that can affect the cost of app development:

  • Type of app (Social Networking, Newspaper/Magazine, Game, Business etc.)
  • Platforms (iOS, Android, Windows Phone)
  • Design (Basic, Custom, etc.)
  • Security Features (Face recognition, biometrics, etc.)
  • Additional features (Push notifications, Ratings & Reviews, etc.)
  • Payment options
  • Native or Hybrid

It’s these types of features that will dictate how much developing an app will cost at the end, a simple News app that will simply scrape news sites via their RSS feeds will probably cost you nothing, but a subscription based News app with added security features with a custom design, secure payment options and a back-end server will cost you in the thousands.

Aside from the features, it’s where or how you develop your app that will also play a big factor in the total cost of building your app, there's a significant difference in development costs between a freelancer, offshore development team, or a professional app development firm. Or if you’re tech savvy, you can even create one yourself, there are a lot of useful guides on how to make an app out there and if you will be creating the app yourself this will surely bring down the cost a lot.

There are also a lot of online app cost calculators out there that can give you an idea of how much developing an app will cost depending of the list of features you’ll want to include, but these app calculators often have a limited set of custom features that you can include in the calculation. So in the end you’ll end up with only a wide and vague price range which is practically useless so you still will end up consulting app developers directly.

So basically, you won’t get a definitive answer to the question “How Much Does an App Cost”, the correct question should be, “How much will my app cost”.

By: Kenneth Titong

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Top Art Apps for Drawing Tablets https://appedreview.com/blog/top-art-apps-for-drawing-tablets/ Fri, 02 Aug 2019 12:01:41 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36299 An artist makes use of an app to create digital drawings. But with so many choices of art apps out there, it is difficult to pick the most suitable one. Therefore, we have made a list of the best ones among them. Here are they: Zen Brush 2 Zen Brush 2 provides you with a ...

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An artist makes use of an app to create digital drawings. But with so many choices of art apps out there, it is difficult to pick the most suitable one. Therefore, we have made a list of the best ones among them. Here are they:

Zen Brush 2

Zen Brush 2 provides you with a smooth drawing experience with its new drawing engine. The app gives you the feeling of using East Asian ink brush. Intuitive user experience is the prime focus of this app. The changes strokes are done by the use of finger, which provides the sensation of a real ink brush. The Zen Brush 2 gives you 92 background style templates and provides the ability to draw using simulated finger pressure. The app works on iPad Pro supports Apple Pencil and 3D touch.

Graphic

Graphic is a vector-based drawing and illustration app. The powerful tools in this app are easy to use for anything from a simple sketch to detailed vector drawing. The app is specially optimized for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, where the app automatically detects brush strokes of different sizes. The individual brush strokes also can be edited later along with the full path. The app provides with the ability to work in layers. Graphic works on OpenGL to provide a faster drawing, editing, and importing experience.

Pixaki

Pixaki is for those artists who want to create pixel art. The app allows you to import images in the reference layers with which you can create pixel art. Another noteworthy feature of this app is that with it you can turn your drawings into animation. For doing so, there are powerful tools such as per-frame duration, onion skinning, and more. The files can be imported and exported in Photoshop format also. The eraser tool and the pixel brush in this app can be adjusted from 1px to 20px.

Infinite Painter

Infinite Painter is a mobile app for iOS and Android. This app has around 200 brushes for multiple uses of an artist. The brushes in this app provide a realistic look when applied, and colors are mixed with the underlying color on the canvas. There are more than 60 brush settings for a user to create custom brushes. The app supports the use of Apple Pencil with pressure sensitivity and tilt support. The powerful toolbox contains Selection and Transform tools along with gradient and pattern fills, among other tools.

ArtRage

ArtRage contains tools which can be used to mix oil colors, sketch with pencils, create watercolor strokes, and more. Such tools can be used by artists to create stunning paintings and illustrations. In this app, you can use the photos for reference while creating art. The also provides the ability to work in layers and has various blend modes for artists. This app can be used by anyone from amateurs to professionals as there is a wide range of tools available for them.

Concepts

Concept app provides you with the flexibility to draw the big ideas you have. The app works on a powerful hybrid vector raster Fluid Engine, which provides a canvas which is not limited by size. There are also many paper types for the canvas and a toolbar which allows customization of brushes and presets. The app is built for 120hz displays and is compatible with Apple Pencil and Surface Pen. The flexible app lets you rework on any previous tool where you can copy, measure, change, or edit it. With Concepts, you can doodle, sketch plans, take notes, draw storyboards, and do much more. There are unlimited layers, drag and drop ability, personal vector library, and more amazing features in this app.

Authored by Rohit Gupta

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5 Practical Ways to Use Graphing Calculators in Non-Math Classes https://appedreview.com/blog/5-practical-ways-to-use-graphing-calculators-in-non-math-classes/ Tue, 21 May 2019 11:49:18 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36290 Undeniably, tablets and computers have significantly eased math tasks and research for students across the globe. Also popularly referred to as ‘scientific calculators,’ standard model graphing calculators are generally designed to help in graph plotting, handling simultaneous equations, among many other functions.  Nonetheless, despite this being what they are primarily used for both in math ...

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Undeniably, tablets and computers have significantly eased math tasks and research for students across the globe. Also popularly referred to as ‘scientific calculators,’ standard model graphing calculators are generally designed to help in graph plotting, handling simultaneous equations, among many other functions.  Nonetheless, despite this being what they are primarily used for both in math classes as well as some other math-aligned professions such as engineering, there is much more to them! So precisely what else can they do (outside the math class, of course)?

For any graphing calc user, here are some unexpected yet perfectly practical ways of how you can use your calc outside your math classes…

1. Writing in Full Sentence

Can you recall those days when you used numbers on your calc to spell out upside-down, misshapen ‘hello’?  To your surprise, the advancement in calculator technology now allows you to do more than just type a simple hello as graphing calculators can effectively type out full sentences both in upper and lower case. In particular, the TI-84 and TI-83 calculator owners can subsequently enable ‘sentences function’ using various tutorials on YouTube. Try it out!

2. Drawing

Surprisingly, besides helping you refine your arithmetic prowess, a graphing calculator can help you unleash the artist within you! Yes, if you are an ambitious soul, you can get to learn and effectively draw a few interesting items including the Batman Logo, Mario, as well as the Mona Lisa! Nonetheless, if you are a beginner, you can start by trying to learn about how to draw a simple heart and luckily for you, there are numerous tutorials to help you out.

3. Data Collection

Are you curious about your heart health more so your heart rate to be precise? Or are you wondering what the day’s temperature is? If you answered YES to both questions, then you will be amazed after learning that you can do all this using your calculator. All you need to do is simply turn to the calculator’s software. Some popular models such as the TI-84 and the TI-83 are known to be compatible with sensors and applications like Vernier EasyLink that measures human heart rate.

4. Uploading Photos and Transferring Documents

If you the TI-Nspire CX graphing calculator model, then you own a device that can do much more than just help you solve your equations. With this model, it is possible to upload your photos. Not only is the calculator practical relative to visualizing problems, but it is also remarkably fun especially if you want to do more than just sit staring at a plain calc screen. To do this, you can check out several YouTube tutorials and get going. Similarly, this unique feature can come in handy at a professional level, such as in the Computer Programming sector. How so, though?

With their picture uploading capacity, graphing calculators can come in handy for computer programmers looking to upload screenshots of data sets and spreadsheets. What’s more, some graphing calculators can allow the computer-to-calculator linking facilitating the transfer of documents such as data sets and spreadsheets to allow easier programming. How about that! 

5. Play Games

Finally, did you know that graphical calculators can be a great way to have fun? The last and perhaps the most exciting way you can use a graphing calculator is to play games.  Some particular graphing calculator models can allow you to download several different games, more so the TI-84 Plus or a TI-83 Plus. As such, next time you are bored with class work and are looking for a let off, pick up your calculator and play a few rounds of Pac-Man, Tetris, and Super Mario, among many others.

What’s more, you can get all these games by downloading them from TI Wizard at absolutely no cost! Imagine that… Likewise, if you have the technical know-how, you can also hack your calculator and enjoy playing more games like Pokemon Red and Skyrim.

Conclusion

Graphing calculators, commonly used to solve advanced math equations and problems, can do way more. If you want to learn even more ways to use your graphing calculator, take a look at this guide that shows you even more tricks and hacks.

Long gone are those days when the only fun and creative activity you could do with your graphing calculator besides working out math problems was to type a simple ‘HELLO’ or the famous giggle-inducing term ‘BOOBS.’

These days, the available calculator functions are more refined and with a few smart designs and apps not to mention a little creativity, you can do so much including uploading photos, downloading games, as well as collect data among many other functions.

Don’t just sit there staring at your calculator’s blank screen, try out these few additional functions as aforementioned, and get ready to have some fun.

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Small Business Franchise Opportunities That Are Good For Your Profit and Cost Margin https://appedreview.com/blog/small-business-franchise-opportunities-that-are-good-for-your-profit-and-cost-margin/ Mon, 13 May 2019 11:46:07 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36283 Small Business Franchise Opportunities That Are Good For Your Profit and Cost Margin If you’re on board with franchising, then you are on the right page. There is indeed a good reason why, over the years, franchise businesses are still thriving despite the fierce competition in the industry. For first-time entrepreneurs, app developers, and digital ...

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Small Business Franchise Opportunities That Are Good For Your Profit and Cost Margin

If you’re on board with franchising, then you are on the right page. There is indeed a good reason why, over the years, franchise businesses are still thriving despite the fierce competition in the industry. For first-time entrepreneurs, app developers, and digital marketers, like yourself perhaps, venturing into franchising is still one of the best ways to get a head start in becoming your very own business owner. Before you continue reading, visit franchiseknowhow first if you’d like to know more about the basics of franchising.

Here are some of the best small business franchise opportunities that promise to earn well and are worth every cost put into its investment:

  1. Digital marketing businesses

Because of rapid advancements in technology, digital marketing businesses are always in demand. More and more industries are getting into digital marketing, as more firms have also seen the importance of being able to establish a great online presence through the benefits of digital projects, for example. However, digital marketing is a very technical field that not everyone can venture into from scratch. If you are an app developer or have great interest in the same, then this is a venture that can be excellent for you.

If you are one of those who desires to own a digital marketing business but doesn’t have enough skills and expertise for the same, you can franchise one instead, especially for app developers. For as long as the Internet continues to stay relevant, you will reap high profits due to the constant demand for digital marketing. Plus, digital marketing businesses are also not as costly to franchise for the very reason that it doesn’t have too much physical location, space, workforce, and inventory needed.

  1. Food kiosk businesses

Food kiosks or food booths continue to thrive and be popular because of their ease of service. These food kiosks operate as fast food chains do, only on a smaller scale when it comes to space and operations. Hence, these food kiosks also cost less to franchise than the usual fast food chains would. Plus, the most significant advantage to it is that you can put up your very own food kiosk franchise almost anywhere for as long as it is allowable.

Food kiosks up for franchise commonly serve any of the following:

  • Donuts, waffles, popcorn, hotdogs, and the like
  • French fries
  • Beverage stands
  • Chillers or coolers such as ice cream
  • Noodles, and other Asian takeaways

To make it more digitally savvy, you can also franchise kiosk businesses that have their own apps, too. For app developers, you should use this technology to your advantage, as having apps in food kiosks make it easier for potential clients to make advanced orders, to see what is available, or to ask for deliveries.

  1. Vending machine businesses

Vending machines are present almost everywhere: schools, malls, offices, amusement parks, and even on the sidewalk. Did you know that these vending machine businesses are franchise opportunities? Yes, they are, and they are also one of the cheapest and easiest small business franchise opportunities to manage. As an app developer, you can even improve your vending machine business by creating an app for the same. Even if you are from afar, you can monitor and control what is coming in and out of your vending business.

Albeit small, the profits of these vending machine businesses continue to increase, as they have a high demand as well. Almost every individual runs to a vending machine when they see one because of the speed and ease of products that they offer. If you own many vending machines in your local area, you can already make a substantial income out of them.

  1. Fast food restaurant chains

Fast food restaurants fall on the more expensive spectrum of franchise opportunity levels. Depending on the kind and type of fast food opportunity that fits your budget, you can go from the smallest fast foods, with small locations, to even bigger and more popular ones. There are also some fast food companies that offer lesser franchise rates for smaller, satellite branches, like Subway.

Although more expensive, fast food restaurants also offer quite promising returns. Almost every fast food is full daily, mainly due to the convenience they offer. More individuals prefer to buy their meals in these food chains where the waiting time is lower than proper sit-down restaurants, where it will sometimes take you half an hour to wait for a meal. For young professionals who are always on the go, stopping by a fast food chain to curb their hunger remains a life-saver for them and their busy day.

The latest trends in fast food restaurants is also to have apps for the same. If the business you are going to franchise doesn’t have an app yet, you can use your skills to your advantage by creating an app for your business. This app makes it more attractive to customers because the ordering process is easier and faster, and delivery services are made more efficient as well.

  1. Printing services businesses

Another small but highly popular and profitable franchise opportunity is in printing services. Ever noticed how printing shops are starting to pop out like rabbits? That is because more and more people need their services. For example, because most of the typing and written work can even be accomplished already on smartphones and other handheld gadgets, it is no longer the case as before that almost every home owns a printer. It is now more convenient to go to a print shop for any of their printing needs.

Other personalized items such as shirts, mugs, business cards, and other things that need printing are always in demand for the whole year. These alone make the printing business a very attractive franchise opportunity. Take for example the printing service Photobooks Worldwide, which now has an app for the ease of their clients to create their photobooks and other printing products.

Conclusion

With this article as your guide, you will no longer feel as confused about deciding which type of franchise business to invest all your hard-earned savings in. The most important thing for you to remember is that no matter what kind of business you invest in as a franchise, the most significant key to your success is still through hard work. As you go about your day-to-day operations, remember your team, your finances, and all the work you put into opening your own branch, which will drive you to succeed.

 

 

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7 Benefits of Practical Techniques in Digital Projects https://appedreview.com/blog/7-benefits-of-practical-techniques-in-digital-projects/ Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:57:46 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36278 Everything is digitalized now, and it’s all on the internet. It wouldn’t be wrong to claim that any company or business needs a strong digital presence, or else it risks failure. Yet, taking on a digital project is not as easy as it seems. Despite the fact that the whole internet booming and social media ...

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Everything is digitalized now, and it’s all on the internet. It wouldn’t be wrong to claim that any company or business needs a strong digital presence, or else it risks failure. Yet, taking on a digital project is not as easy as it seems. Despite the fact that the whole internet booming and social media massive exposure have been relatively recent, there are now hundreds of techniques and approaches to the science of digital marketing and the overall digital presence of an entity. Yet, despite all the different angles and approaches, taking a direct, practical technique is always your best option, and here’s why.

1. They help you know the client

You always want to give your clients the best service there is, but that doesn’t always mean you have to go overboard and get crazy creative. Sometimes the best approach is the most practical and logical one. The upside of such techniques is the fact that they help you get to know your client up close, because you work together more and there’s no room for wasting time trying to invent the impossible. The most down to earth technique is often your easiest way into a client’s heart and soul.

2. Less time is consume

To create a decent digital project takes time, and it’s not something you can do overnight. There’s a lot of hard work and effort put into something like that, and going with unconventional techniques would only serve to complicate things even further. This is why the idea of giving some time to online courses and investing in how to learn about ux design is never a bad idea. This is important because the better and more user friendly your design is, and the more practical and straightforward, the more you can gain your client’s trust. The user experience makes all the difference between a good and a bad digital project.

3. Less effort

At the end of the day, you want to give your maximum effort, true, but not effort in vain. If the practical and direct approach can get the job done just as efficiently and with less effort and pain, why not go with that? There’s no need to overly complicate things if you carefully think about it. Digital projects at the end of the day serve to make life easier, not the other way around.

4. More inclusive

It’s a safe bet that you’re working within a team, and if you so happen to have the ability to come up with wild ideas that actually work and are applicable to the digital project, that doesn’t mean your entire team would have the same ability. It’s always more inclusive and team friendly to work with a practical technique in mind.

5. Cheaper

Practical means less time, and less time means less money. You never want to make your client feel like you’re overcharging them for something that is pointless and could’ve been done much more simply.

6. More consistent

You might want to go with innovative and crazy ideas for digital projects, and that might work sometimes. But it also might not work at others. This is why the practical approach is more consistent and result-oriented, and why it works.

7. Better for the long run

Practical techniques mean more consistent results and a much more stable work environment, and this is everything you want for your future projects.

Why not try it?

The cool thing about practical approaches is the fact that everybody knows them. You don’t have to take a workshop or be a genius to try on a practical approach. You just need to be smart enough to realize that sometimes less is more, and the shortest distance between two points can be a straight line.

 

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A Quick Small Book Summary On Improving Passive Income For Your Online Ecom Business https://appedreview.com/blog/a-quick-small-book-summary-on-improving-passive-income-for-your-online-ecom-business/ Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:50:53 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36275 Are you dreaming of an easier life once you retire? If yes, then you need to earn extra money. Whether you’re a professional worker oran entrepreneur at heart, it’s more practical if you have multiple sources of income. In such a scenario, an online ecommerce business is a perfect option for those who want to gain ...

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Are you dreaming of an easier life once you retire? If yes, then you need to earn extra money. Whether you’re a professional worker oran entrepreneur at heart, it’s more practical if you have multiple sources of income. In such a scenario, an online ecommerce business is a perfect option for those who want to gain passive income with little or no effort needed on your part. If you want to expand your reach to more prospects and earn a lot, here are a few tips for improving passive income for your ecommerce business.

Passive Income Explained

Passive income is defined as the earnings or money you regularly receive that don’t need too much effort

to maintain. Renting out a property, building a blog, or selling products and services online are just some of the standard passive income ideas that you can consider. Although putting them up may take some work and time, they can eventually help you earn money while you sleep.

With passive income, you can make a lot of money without exerting blood, tears, sweat, and time of working in another job. That said, it’s clear that building passive income comes with great benefits. Some of them include:

  • Increase in your wealth
  • Opportunity for early retirement
  • Protection from a complete loss of income in case you lose a job
  • Source of additional income in case you can no longer work

To have a better understanding of what and how passive income works for your ecommerce business, read a passive income review from valuable resources online and start learning from them.

Tips on Improving Passive Income

Again, an ecommerce business can be a good source of passive income. However, like other types of businesses, it still requires the same amount of effort, patience, and time to be successful. If you want to see an improvement in your passive income, below are tips to make it happen:

  1. Think about the needs of your customers

 When it comes to making your online ecommerce business work, you need to be considerate about the needs of your customers as well as your prospects. It’s important to remember that your customers are one of the reasons why your business is flourishing. Put yourself in their shoes and look at the layout and photos of your store as a customer. Then, ask yourself if you’d still want to buy from your business.

After getting the answer to your question, think about how you can make your customers happy and satisfied. Maybe you want to offer the best pricing, give your customers free shipping, or make the purchase process as straightforward as possible. Whatever these services are, be sure you provide them to ensure the satisfaction of your customers in the best way you can.

  1. Be creative and unique 

Another way of attracting more customers and improving your passive income is to become more creative and unique when making your ecommerce business plan. For instance, use your creativity to make a good first impression on your customers. Make the images or videos you post as unique as possible. Also, come up with the best design for your ecommerce store website so that you can guarantee a positive user experience for them. If your business involves food, fill up your digital platform with high-quality photos and videos of your food products.

  1. Interact regularly

Most ecommerce customers want a business that will make them feel more welcome and valued. Thus, putting a personal touch on every interaction you have with them can go a long way to improve your passive income. You can do this by setting up a live chat system on your site, as well as adding a call-to-action and sign up buttons. When they see that you’re engaging with them, they will more likely choose you and perform the task you want them to do.

  1. Be social

In today’s modern world, having an ecommerce business website is no longer enough to reach a wide range of potential customers. With millions of people using different social media networks, it’s always a good idea to be on social media as well. Take note that every ecommerce entrepreneur looks at social media as their best friend.

Thus, if you want to improve your sales, start building your social media presence by creating social media profiles in a variety of channels. Then, come up with relevant and engaging content partnered with quality images and videos. That way, your customers and viewers can easily digest the information you’d like to convey to them. If you’re using Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube, get the most out of adding witty hashtags to draw the attention of your customers.

Conclusion

By following these tips, your ecommerce business will generate more passive income over time. Coupled with some of the best digital marketing strategies available, these tips can help you see the improvement you want for your leads and sales. And when that time comes, you’ll know that the effort and time you spent are worth it.

 

 

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Mobile App Development It’s Not as Difficult as You Think https://appedreview.com/blog/mobile-app-development-its-not-as-difficult-as-you-think/ Tue, 16 Apr 2019 21:53:31 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36270 It wasn’t too long ago that mobile phones were small rectangular devices with pixelated displays, no good for anything more than calling your friends and family and sending texts. The epitome of gaming applications was Snake, which actually wasn’t as bad as you’d think, and it then evolved to Bounce. Then, things started getting better ...

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It wasn’t too long ago that mobile phones were small rectangular devices with pixelated displays, no good for anything more than calling your friends and family and sending texts. The epitome of gaming applications was Snake, which actually wasn’t as bad as you’d think, and it then evolved to Bounce. Then, things started getting better and more sophisticated and mobile applications were taken to a whole new level. Fast forward to 2019, and you can find mobile applications for almost anything. Are you a drummer looking for a metronome app to keep you in time? You’ll find a dozen. Do you want an app to deliver food across town? Check. The ideas are endless and mobile app development has boomed over the past decade. If you look at vacancies online, you’ll find a ton looking for mobile app developers, and it’s one of the most promising fields of the future. But is it really as complicated as you think? Here’s how the mobile app development process goes, and you can be the judge of the difficulty.

An idea

Like any good project in any business, a mobile app starts with an idea. But there’s a bit more to it. You might have a good idea, but that doesn’t mean you could dive in and create an app as easily as that. You have to do market research and understand your audience as well as your competitors. The process takes time and effort, because how you prepare initial phases of the project will determine the success of the app in the future.

Planning

Once you’ve established the idea and it’s truly fleshed out, and done your fair share of homework on the market and target demographics, it’s time for the next phase. You want to start planning for the development of the app, and for that, you can find a mobile app development company in Singapore to help you devise a strategy and a clear plan for how you’re going to proceed with the app. You need to lay out certain polished points; how will your app help people? Is it providing a non-existing solution? Also, what features would it have? Based on the answers to these questions, the shape and structure of your mobile application will start to take form a little bit.

Wireframe

An app wireframe is basically how you prepare the blueprint or schematics of your application, and there are many websites out there to help you with that. Through the wireframe you’ll start forming the shape and structure of your app, and experimenting with how features will look like and how navigation will be. Then, you move to creating the backend structure that will be your app support and how you add or remove features in the future.

Testing

After experimenting with structures and features, and implementing your initial designs, you’ll have a final prototype ready for testing. This is the coolest part of the app development process, because you’d have a complete app ready to be tested, and you’ll finally be able to see the fruits of your labor. Needless to say, the app will be tested hundreds of times till the final product is presented, which will be shown to the public.

You now know how the mobile app development cycle goes. Is it complicated? Yes. Is it difficult? Not really. It just requires a lot of experience and a dedicated team that knows what they’re doing. If you have that, the result can be wondrous.

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Utilize Your Business Phone From Any Mobile Device With the Weave App https://appedreview.com/blog/utilize-your-business-phone-from-any-mobile-device-with-the-weave-app/ Fri, 05 Apr 2019 12:47:54 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36265 The effective running of a business in this modern age requires fluid communication between management, employees, and clients. A large number of businesses fail to compete with other well-performing enterprises due to the fact that they still use dated communication systems, which often leads to a breakdown in the relay of information within the business. ...

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The effective running of a business in this modern age requires fluid communication between management, employees, and clients. A large number of businesses fail to compete with other well-performing enterprises due to the fact that they still use dated communication systems, which often leads to a breakdown in the relay of information within the business.

Making calls is the fastest and most commonly used means of communication in business. Having an archaic telephone system in this age of cutting edge technology just won’t cut it because of all of the drawbacks that come with it. Touchtone telephones have become more of a burden than an asset in today’s fast-paced world, where information can be at a user’s fingertips in a matter of seconds.

First, the old phone systems are cumbersome to the caller because they cannot store phone numbers. This means the caller has to have a list of phone numbers printed out in order to make phone calls. Dialing in the numbers consumes valuable time, and can also lead to errors in dialing the number.

This dated phone system, also, leads to inconveniencing the client. This is so, since, in some cases, the client is put on hold for a long time while the employee traces records pertaining to the client. At times the customer’s information may not surface at all. This wastes time and leads to a less than satisfactory customer experience which is bad for business.

Migrating to a smartphone system will enable your business to compete effectively with other organizations in your sector. This is because of all the communication capabilities that these devices are endowed with. Smartphones are able to make calls, dispatch and receive emails, send texts to clients, amend documents and perform a multitude of other tasks.

The thing that makes smartphones capable of all these tasks is the software installed on the devices. Software is essential, and having the best kind will make your smartphone system experience more rewarding.

Weave is a top tier smartphone system software which assures efficient management of phone systems in your business place. It gives employees access to clients information in record time and allows multi-department access to clients information, thus, creating streamlined service delivery. Weave’s phone system turns your old phone system to a smartphone system that gives you an assortment of functionality to better manage communication in your business. Some of the services that Weave offers include:

  • Limitless Calls
  • Tracking of Calls
  • Directories
  • Upload of On Hold Music/Marketing Messages
  • Limitless Long Distance Calls
  • Paging

Weave also provides your business with more useful functionality than just making phone calls. A number of these are:

1. Scheduling

With Weave’s scheduling app, you have the freedom to access clients information anywhere you are and at any time of the day. It allows you to view the next day’s appointments before you get to work so that you are ready to take on the day with a lot more confidence and order. The application can be downloaded onto your phone from the App Store or Google Play Store. You can then synchronize it with your the Weave Software and you will have your schedule right at your fingertips.

2. Reports

Weave gathers data on calls for the day, week or month. You are able to get details like call volumes, missed calls, and call tracking. This will enable you to understand call traffic and where it originates from. This lets you come up with a strategy for handling all the calls that come in. Studying these reports aids in better decision making in the office space, which leads to better productivity.

3. Reminders

Clients will never miss appointments with Weave’s Reminders feature. This function of the software allows you to send text messages to clients, reminding them of previously scheduled appointments. The Reminders feature allows you to customize when the message will be sent to the client, edit the message template, select who the reminder is sent to and enables the creation of as many distinct templates as possible. The mass-messaging function of this feature saves time and ensures effectiveness.

The old telephone system served businesses well in its prime but there are newer and better ways to operate a phone system, in today’s competition driven business world. For a business to grow it must evolve with the technological advances being made, or risk extinction. With Weave, businesses are assured to have the best smartphone management system. So take the initiative to migrate to a smartphone system with Weave as your trusted management software

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Kid-Friendly Apps for Your Little Ones https://appedreview.com/blog/kid-friendly-apps-for-your-little-ones/ Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:25:15 +0000 https://appedreview.com/?p=36258 Everybody knows that the internet, all of its benefits notwithstanding, is full of some pretty R rated stuff. That fact alone has made a lot of parents worry about letting their children have a smartphone or tablet and giving them access to the entirety of the internet. However, children are also absolutely obsessed with these ...

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Everybody knows that the internet, all of its benefits notwithstanding, is full of some pretty R rated stuff. That fact alone has made a lot of parents worry about letting their children have a smartphone or tablet and giving them access to the entirety of the internet. However, children are also absolutely obsessed with these devices and it might just be a matter of time before they’re at an age where it is acceptable for them to have a device to putter around on, or maybe the incessant asking for one has finally gotten to you, no judgement here.

Fortunately, the adult parts of the digital world can be effectively roped off if you install the right apps on that device before you give control of it to your young one. This way, you won’t have to worry about what your child is accessing online and whether or not it’s appropriate. There’s a lot out there that children just simply aren’t equipped to process yet with their developing brains, so it’s essential that these apps be employed.

Which apps might I be talking about, exactly? I’ll fill you in:

YouTube Kids

Watching videos is a great pass time on any device. The sheer amount of videos out there that can help your child learn, laugh, and spend their time in an engaging yet development healthy manner is staggering. YouTube Kids is a perfect platform to allow them access to these videos that are appropriate for children without any unsavory ones sneaking in. Not only that, YouTube Kids is specifically designed to be easy for children to use, with big buttons that are easy to find & press so your child won’t be overwhelmed by the experience.

Netsanity

This next app is one that you should consider to be a giant protective sphere around the entire device that will allow you to set whatever parental controls you desire. Netsanity will allow you to block access to certain applications as well as other useful features like help you limit screen time. If you so choose, you can have it so that texts and calls from the outside world are completely blocked and with Netsanity installed, you’ll also be able to locate the device in moments should your child misplace it. As an all-around parental control app, Netsanity fits the bill perfectly.

BrainPop

An educational yet engaging experience, BrainPop delivers educational content right to your child’s device to help them develop skills that help them later in life, as well as foster an interest in things like math and science. Whether it is learning about the atmosphere on Mars or simple tricks to make math problems just a little easier to understand, BrainPop is an excellent way for your child to make use of their screen time in a constructive manner.

Despite the apprehension held by a lot of parents, a device with the right apps on it is actually an amazing experience for your child to develop and grow. The sheer amount of knowledge contained on the internet is perfect for the curious mind and your child might end up developing a lifelong passion thanks to the internet exposing it to them. Just make sure to only have the right apps, lest they be exposed to much less savory content.

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