From Black Cabs to the Stylish New Uber: How a Transportation App Changed the World
Uber has seen it’s fair share of controversy. Managing the PR of that company sounds like a nightmare, as we observed recently when the #Ubergate surged due to a few uncouth statements made by Uber senior officers. Despite all of that Uber continues to forge ahead, growing at an astounding pace thanks to one key advantage: consumers really want it.
Google Glass Gives UK Shoppers a Digital Advantage
A cool story for Google Glass followers in the UK; grocery retailer Tesco has created an app (glassware) which can assist users while they shop. It’s a great example of Google Glass’ heads-up information being put to use for consumers!
What Should I Choose for my SMB: Apple Store vs Google Play
A central question for all new app ideas is which platform to develop for. The two major platforms, iOS and Android, are both wildly successful, and from a general perspective offer identical opportunities. Both offer robust and well-documented SDKs. Both have a healthy selection of third-party resources and APIs. And no matter which platform you settle on, you have a good opportunity for success. The question is definitely not “which one of these is good” because both have proven themselves as fantastic platforms. The question of “which is better” is a much more challenging one. To answer that, we’re going to use a tried and true method of decision making: a list of pros and cons.
10 Fireball Predictions for App Development in 2015
Every year brings new ideas and innovations—that’s what makes technology such a fun thing to follow. And while it’s not always possible to foreseen the individual success stories inevitably that crop up (I’m looking at you “Yo”), there are some overarching trends that we can look forward to.
Techniques How to Make a Website Mobile Friendly
In today’s web environment having a Responsive Web Design is essentially a requirement. Responsive web design is the standard for mobile optimization, recommended by major search engines like Google and Bing. Occasionally alternative methods of mobile optimization will rear their heads, but for most businesses and sites, responsive design offers the best benefits and cost efficiency.
New Year Resolution Apps for Small Businesses
#HappyNewYear, everyone! Maybe it’s just my boundless optimism speaking, but it looks like 2015 is shaping up to be a brilliant year, especially for the UK startup scene. With the expansion of wearables and connected homes, there are a lot of new opportunities for businesses to leverage mobile technology. Plus there are bound to be some odd twists and turns and exciting innovations thrown into the mix, your company will likely go through a few of its own!
Christmas is one of the best times of the year for families. But with the kids home from school and family gatherings dominating so much of your free time, it can sometimes be a struggle to find constructive activities for the kids while you manage the holiday logistics. That’s where apps can really lend a helping hand. Here is a list of my handpicked top 7 apps to try out for your kids this Christmas.
Building Apps like Uber, Learning from #Ubergate
Uber is an incredible piece of technology, no two ways about it. But it has also been a PR disaster, as the hashtag #Ubergate reveals. Uber has been plagued with uncouth comments from their senior execs, poor control of privacy issues, hostile policies against competitors, not to mention their tenuous relationship with taxi regulations.
Get Inspired by 4 of the UK’s Leading Women Entrepreneurs
As we head into the new year, I know there are some of you out there who feel the itch of entrepreneurialism. Make it your New Years Resolution to pursue your dream! If you need a little inspiration, especially the women out there, here are some successful, leading female entrepreneurs in the UK startup scene.
Smartwatch Apps: Useful Tips for Entrepreneurs
Smartwatches are on the rise. As the devices and platforms have matured in the past few years, it has become clear that smarwatches are on the fast track to mass adoption. Device makers have been tinkering with the concept for a while now, and it looks like things are all lined up for a major hit; and when that happens, entrepreneurs need to know how to take advantage of the opportunity. The short answer: smartwatch apps. But there’s a lot more to it than that.