Posts Tagged:App Store

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.

A Few Thoughts on Indie Projects

I’ve spoken on the topic of “indie projects” quite a few times on the blog but I’ve never done it via the vlog and so yesterday I thought I’d capture a few candid thoughts. I mention mnml app (releasing soon) and Desk App (v3.1 was released recently)! This is also the longest vlog that I’ve ever put together, coming in north of 22 minutes. Yikes. You can read a few of my other thoughts here: On Being an Indie Developer The Indie Developer and the Mac App Store What Type of Apps Do Indie Devs Work On? Indie Apps and Inspiration Career Development as an Indie Developer Indie-Serious…? Full Indie? The Part-Time Indie…? Building an Indie App is Work The post A Few Thoughts on Indie Projects appeared first on John Saddington. Source:

Desk App v3.1

Yup, after a bit of a delay, v3.1 of Desk App has gotten through the App Store Review process and should be available to update worldwide. What’s neat is that the entire review process, from submission to approval, took less than 24 hours. Unbelievable speed considering the previous time required. Most excellent! Fast turn-around! This update brings a few needed changes and fixes from the original v3.0 release: Left panel was having some issues. Thanks to everyone who identified the issues and submitted tickets! Publishing and Quick Publish was having some problems for some folks. That sucks, obviously, because this is what the app was meant to do! Should be fixed. Text Editor was having some issues with tables, images, Markdown, WYSIWYG conversion, shortcuts, and even editor view configs… essentially there was a lot that was broken (but not for everyone) but just took a lot longer to track down than I had…

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Lead Generation with Instagram—The Definitive Guide

When you’ve mastered lead generation on Facebook, it feels like you’re firing on all cylinders. You have eBooks, free tools, surveys, all types of lead magnets going out. You have traffic and conversions coming in. Everything is going great — your lead generation is better than ever before. Then you turn to Instagram, and everything works a little differently. Suddenly, you can’t push your great new eBook anymore. Instagram is a visual platform, and your text-heavy copy looks clumsy and out of place. Although you want to use Instagram as another lead generation tool, you can’t immediately transfer your Facebook success onto this new platform — until now. We’ll go through the basics of lead generation on Instagram—all the formal and informal ways you can nudge potential customers from Instagram to your product—and offer some tips to get you started. What Is Lead Generation and Why Should I Bother? Lead…

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How to Bring Digital to a Physical Facility in 4 Steps

On the go? Listen to the podcast discussion here: Digital and physical integration is red hot right now, most notably from Amazon’s announcement of their flagship Amazon Go digital grocery store concept. For the organizations that want to do something similar — introduce a digital component or interface to their physical space — how do you do it? This is the question we’re going to address below. It’s important to note that designing for a physical space is different from designing websites and mobile apps. A lot of the rules in digital don’t address the nuances involved when designing for specific physical spaces. As you’ll learn from the story below, it starts with user research, which allows you to design software to best fit your physical space. Below, we walk through four phases of research, prototyping, interviews, and data collection. What’s the story? The venerable 300-acre Bronx Zoo was having issues…

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Why You Need To Use Facebook’s New Dynamic Mobile Install Ads Right Now

Even after all the giving of the holiday season is over, there are still consumers on the hunt for new things to buy. Maybe they have cash or gift cards that they’re itching to spend, or maybe they’re trying to give themselves the gifts they didn’t get. After all, who hasn’t hit the post-holiday sales? Maybe they have cash or gift cards that they’re itching to spend, or maybe they’re trying to give themselves the gifts they didn’t get. After all, who hasn’t hit the post-holiday sales? But the must lucrative of all these customers might be the people that received new gadgets as gifts — smart watches, phones, tablets — and they’re looking to fill their blank slate with all their new favorite apps. If you’ve developed an app, you need to be reaching these customers. Their pockets are open and they’re excited about trying new things on their…

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Top Posts from 2016

Like many bloggers I’m fascinated by traffic patterns and understanding user / reading behavior. If I were to be even more strategic I would actually do something with a lot of this data but I actually don’t care much about it at this point in time. In fact, I don’t care at all, to be honest. If a particular blog post gets a lot of views then I’m happy and if it gets barely anything then I’m equally happy. Why? Because I write first and foremost for myself. But, for those that are interested, here are the Top 10 Most Viewed Posts of 2016. And, if it makes sense, I’ll provide a bit of context and perhaps explanation with some of these. All of these stats are provided via Jetpack. Most Viewed Posts in 2016: 1: How To: Care for a Little Sad Person Holy shit, did this post bring in the pageviews.…

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Should You Switch From A Responsive Website to an App?

People who aspire to boost the success of their businesses need to stay on top of technological trends as well as the industry in which they operate in. In today’s generation of mobile users with short attention spans, it’s important to let people take notice of your company through their tablets and handhelds. The question for many business owners who want to capture the ever-lucrative mobile market is this: Should I turn my business responsive website into an app? Responsive Website to an App describes an app as “a self-contained program or piece of software designed to fulfill a particular purpose.” An app is basically a program tailored for a particular service, which a traditional website may not be able to do. Although it is believed by most people in business that developing their own app is a way to stay on top of everyone else, this may not be…

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Desk 3: Featured Worldwide

At this point in time, especially if you’ve been following me on Twitter, you’ve already seen that Desk 3 has been featured on two networks today, Product Hunt and the global Mac App Store! I’m stoked. I’m excited. I’m nervous. I’m anxious. All of these emotions hit you, even if you’ve experienced it before. All of the attention means that you’re going to get a lot of good and positive attention as well as a lot of negative – it just comes with the territory. Humbled, honored! I’ll have some much longer retrospective(s) and thoughts (as I usually do) over the next few weeks as I decompress, but, I’m so grateful to the team at Product Hunt and the Editorial Team at Apple for making it all possible. It really is unbelievable what we get to do with these networks and tools and software and technology. Days like today remind me starkly the…

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Desk v3.0: Mac App Store Screenshots

Spent a small bit of time putting together the Mac App Store screenshots for Desk v3.0, which I should finally be able to submit this coming week for review. It’s been a long time coming and literally a year since the last update has come down the pipe. But, it’s a doozy and it took about a year to get to this place as it’s redesigned and rewritten. I’m excited to get it out and into the community’s hands. Here are a few of the shots that I’m considering for the 5 that are required for the store: The only constant is change. An entirely new operating system is now available for the Mac and I rewrote the app and redesigned it with macOS’ release in mind. Reimagined for macOS. This is probably my favorite screen… and it probably won’t make it into the final five, but, that’s okay. I’ll share it…

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Basecamp is looking for interns for summer 2017

Basecamp is looking for talented interns to join our team this summer. We’re excited to work with you, and the things you work on will impact millions of users at the world’s leading online project management tool.The deadline for applying for a summer internship at Basecamp is February 10, 2017.About the Basecamp summer internship programInterns at Basecamp don’t fetch coffee. They don’t file papers or book meeting rooms. They work on real projects that have a real impact on our company, our products, and our customers. You’ll leave Basecamp with new technical, creative, and business skills and having accomplished something significant.As an intern, you’ll work with a mentor in the company. That person will be your go-to for questions and guidance about your project, about Basecamp, and about the industry in general. You’ll participate in our Campfire rooms with the entire company. You’ll say “good morning” in All Talk, discuss ideas…

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What’s new in Basecamp 3.3 for iOS

Basecamp 3 is one year old and we’re celebrating with the most significant update since launch last fall. It’s available now in the App Store! Here’s a quick look at what’s new…Basecamp 3 is also available on Android, Mac, and Windows — anywhere you’ve got a web browser and an internet connection. Still haven’t tried Basecamp? Here’s what a 1,000 of our customers said when we asked, “What’s changed for the better since you started using Basecamp?”What’s new in Basecamp 3.3 for iOS was originally published in Signal v. Noise on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. Source: 37signals

Appboy Takes Your Favorite Apps Social

With the estimated hundreds of social networking sites that keep popping up these days, it’s easy to write them off as one and the same. But every once in awhile, one comes along that’s too good to pass up. Our latest discovery? Appboy.

Apple vs. Adobe: The Saga of Flash

For many developers, the public feud between Apple and Adobe over the last couple of years has been hard. Apple’s ban on Adobe Flash meant that development time for the iPhone and iPad would cost developers extra time and money, along with the giant headache of using several technologies to develop one mobile project on several different platforms. But, just when it seemed like the headache was becoming too much, Apple suddenly changed their minds and reversed the ban last month.

Make Your Own Apps with Google App Inventor

Ever had a good idea for an app but didn’t know of any way to develop it? Google just made your life a little easier (if you have an Android, that is).

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