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@Howie Goldfarb @ginidietrich There is a great misconception that apps are just for games and such. There are a lot of reasons to create an "app". You can access device specific functionality that you wouldn't be able to on a mobile website. For example, we created a app that uses a scanner to scan barcodes to retrieve item information from an online database. You couldn't do this on a mobile app. You can also incorporate GPS functionally with greater accuracy if it's an app vs mobile site. These are just a few reasons to create business apps.
5 months ago on Mobile Marketing: Use the Four Media Types in Promotion
We here at work and home are trying (at least I am) to do more on the ipad and less on the laptop. My goal is to be totally laptop free on non-business hours and weekends, vacations, ect. So far so good here. I'm trying to get @sydcon_mktg to do this as well, but she's not there yet. As a programmer, the ipad is not quite there yet. It's really hard without a mouse. And some apps can't do what we need. I can see within the next couple years i will be able to do this.
My top apps for "work" are:
1) cloud storage (dropbox, box, google drive)
3) skype or google voice
4) Diet Coda or Kodiak PHP (for programmers)
12 months ago on Making my iPad Work for Me! 4 Must Have Tools
@ginidietrich I'll just teach them myself. Not many high schools probably offer computer classes that are relevant in todays day and age anyhow. It's probably somewhat better in college, but i don't know for sure. I know when i took computer classes in college the real world was not using what was taught (I worked full time in a computer dept at the time so i truly knew). They were 5 years or so behind in technology at the time. It really aggravates me that schools lack in this.
1 year ago on Graduation Requirements for the class of 2017.
ginidietrich Tonight, tonight, tonight....oh ohhhhhhhhh
2 years, 4 months ago on #FollowFriday: Ken Mueller
Duchess...best Genesis song. A Trick of the Tail...best Genesis album.
Erica...first, thanks for the wonderful guest post. We really appreciate it! Not only should your designer be a part of the strategy, but it would be great if the programmer (if there is one on the project) could be as well. From a programmers viewpoint the more info we know, the more we can plan how the site will be programmed. For example if we know there will be phases to the site, we will most definitely take that into account in our programming or database development. I can't tell you how many times we have to re-do programming code or database tables because we didn't know about something. Now I know no one can look into a crystal ball and see three phases down the road, but it's way easier for everyone to develop a scaleable site that can modified and added to rather than junking the whole thing in two years.
2 years, 5 months ago on Do Your Homework for a Website that Rocks!
ginidietrich Hi Gini...technically it's not really all that hard to do. Most of these sites (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube) all have API's that developers can tap into. They make it real easy to do.
Yep! second blog comment post ever!
2 years, 5 months ago on QR Codes: Effectiveness and Use
skypulsemedia , I agree. At the very least the page the QR code is directed to should be mobile friendly. It's 2011...yes, mobile still is in it's infancy, but it does not take tons of resources to get a stripped down version of the website mobile friendly. Even if it's just a how to contact page.