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Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Apps, Marketing, Mobile | 0 comments

Apples 5 Tips for Killer App Designs

Apples 5 Tips for Killer App Designs

A lot of people seem to struggle with this one. Not sure how proper orientation works, or yet alone a thing about composition. This is not the place where you want to be when building your designs for your app.   The 5 tips below will help you solve this problem.   1. The App Should Feel Real. The last thing you want to have is a large disconnect between your app and the user. Game Company’s epitomize the nature of creating immersive environments. Take note: If your app is not immersive to your users, you won’t have those users for very long.   2. Don’t Test the User WHY on earth, would you want to make it confusing for your users to navigate from one end of your app to another? Seriously? You do know people’s patience these days is like 0. If you have to read the same thing again, you’d probably agree that you might even have 0 patience. So keep it simple. 3. Details Matter Is it...

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Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Random, Funny, or Cool | 1 comment

Happy Holidays from the Mobile Minute

Happy Holidays from the Mobile Minute

Hey there friends,   Just wanted to write this quick post before the day is over, and wish you all Happy Holidays. I hope that you were able to spend some quality time with your friends and family, and really get to the bottom of what this whole “Christmas” thing is about.   I made a video from a run I did earlier this morning, here in the Bay Area.  Thought some of you might enjoy it. Best,...

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Posted by on Dec 25, 2012 in Mobile | 1 comment

YouTube launches API for video embedding on Android

YouTube launches API for video embedding on Android

YouTube has just launched its Android API which allows developers the ability to more fully integrate their apps with the world’s most popular video sharing service. The new API also allows developers to embed high-quality videos without having to route users to YouTube’s website.   The API was pre-announced at this year’s Google I/O, but launched only yesterday as an experimental form. YouTube doesn’t expect that there will be any major interface changes going forward. The API supports HD playback, fullscreen playback, and closed captions  on devices running Android 2.2 or newer. Support for closed captions, YouTube ads, and integration is also included in the Android YouTube app. Further information about the API can be found on YouTube’s API Blog post that announced the new...

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Posted by on Dec 24, 2012 in Apple, Mobile | 0 comments

The Appstore Lockdown – what you can expect

The Appstore Lockdown – what you can expect

Every year there seems to be some confusion about the two things that occur during The Lockdown.  Today we’re going to clarify those differentiations so you can rest at ease knowing what’s what.   1. iTunes App Store Freeze: This is when Apple ‘locks down’ the front-end App Store display on December 25th, which pauses the rank of all apps for almost 48 hours.   2. iTunes Connect Holiday Shutdown:  Apple is also  restricing  access to iTunes Connect and putting any new apps or updates on hold during this ‘Power Week’.  Apple has also indicated the shutdown will run from December 21st, to Friday, December 29th.   So what does this mean for you?   For  iTunes Connect, it just means that Apple won’t accept new app submissions after the 21st (if an app is submitted after the  21st, it won’t be live until after the 29th). It also means, you’ll be unable to make any updates or pricing adjustments to existing apps during this time. Seeing as all the charts...

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