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“Bad App” Takedown   4.2.6:  Apps created from a commercialized template or app generation service will be rejected.   "In struggling to narrow its scope on “bad” apps, Apple’s answer is to pinch the hose at a source.  Template services are often used to quickly release cloned apps, but are equally popular for small businesses that wish to have a native mobile app.  Apple has always had a ‘do not copy’ rule, which code-less app building services naturally violate to some degree." - How Apple and Google are Ditching "Bad" AppsAre you willing to take the risk of having your company’s mobile app not meet Apple’s requirements? Stay Current, Stay Relevant  For every great app that makes life easier, there are dozens of apps that fall under the category of ‘bad apps’.  No-one wants a bad app, yet there are tons of bad mobile apps built every

Continuing to create a better user experience.   Besides clearing out mobile apps that are problematic or abandoned, Apple has really upped its efforts to deny some cloned and templated apps as well.These apps include:Apps that haven’t been updated to support 64bit. Older Apps that are no longer supported or updated. Apps that abided by previous rules, but may not abide by new rules as Apple has updated them.Apple is attempting to clean out thousands of old apps that have sat in the store for far too long, creating a better user experience.

We recently launched an updated site for Performance Learning Center in Davenport, Iowa.  Performance Learning offers private tutoring, mindfulness  and yoga in the classroom, professional development courses and so much more.The new web site features changes to the navigation and increasing the visibility of the courses Performance Learning has to offer, creating a user-friendly browsing experience.  The new website is mobile compatible making browsing from a smart phone or a desk top seamless.We invite you to view the new site for Performance Learning at http://www.performancelearn.com  

Recently we launched an updated website for The 11th Street Precinct.  In the heart of the East Village of Davenport, Iowa, The 11th Street Precinct has been a true Quad Cities institution for over 30 years.  After completing a major renovation of their entire building, menu and beer garden, the owner was looking for a more modern way to showcase their food, drinks and entertainment.The new website includes changes to navigation and increasing the visibility of everything 11th Street has to offer, creating a user-friendly browsing experience whether viewing from your computer at home or your smart phone on the go.  Amongst the new features the site contains a list of our Music and Events and also integrated social media buttons for Facebook, Twitter, etc., to foster improved communication with customers.We invite you to view The 11th Street Precincts' fresh, new

Unless you own a tech company that builds and sells apps, chances are your small business does not have the knowledge or  capability of creating an app on your own.  There are plenty of companies out there to choose from. Cost Factors Mobile apps are all different.  They have a number of moving parts, and each one of them impacts the cost.  Primary examples that affect cost:Platform Functionality DesignLike every other aspect of mobile technology, app building is getting faster, easier and better.  Mobile vs. Desktop "Within the last few years the world has seen mobile usage surpass desktop.  Mobile technology and availability are spurring on the growing trend of people accessing the Internet through their mobile devices, rather than desktops and laptops.  This mobile usage is mostly spent on apps, which means businesses need to have a custom-built app developed to

  One of the biggest benefits of having a mobile app for your small business is always being within reach.  Always being available will help strengthen your connection to the customer and in return, strengthen your brand. Building brand recognition  "The more your audience trusts you, the more likely they’ll be to listen to later sales pitches and even commit to your brand.  With an app, you’ll demonstrate to your users why they should trust you by showing, rather than telling, what your brand stands for." - 4 Ways Your Business Can Benefit From Having a Mobile AppLooking to learn more about how QC Total Tech can help your small business create its own mobile app?  Give us a ring at 563-823-1114 or fill out our form at  http://www.qctotaltech.com/contact-us/ and a team member will be in touch shortly.

On the outside, DIY web building solutions advertise having lots of choices, great looks, and easy operation (some of which are actually true). Sadly, until you buy it won't know the limitations of a site made with a DIY builder. The Backside DIY website builders are filled with so much code on the backside in an attempt to have everything you may need while building your site.Now, what if you do not need all these options?  Nothing you can do, unfortunately.  They are built into the site and will impact your site's overall speed and load time. SEO? Do I need to worry about SEO? If you are a business interested in standing apart from your competitors, then YES! You can’t rely on a DIY site as your long term business plan. Every part of a site counts, from the way it's coded to

The experience your potential customers have while browsing your website can make or break their decision to invest in your product or services.  These days, people want information, and they want it fast.  Website Performance If your website is your main source of revenue, then it makes sense to pay for the best hosting you can get, because it’s going to have a direct impact on how much money your business makes. What Causes This Poor Performance? There are a few things that are taken into consideration for slow website performance.  Web servers are the first thing you should take a look at.  Even if a DIY site builder has powerful servers, you also need to consider that your site is one of many hosted by their servers. You Get What You Pay For! Hosting servers are the base for everything you do!  From your Google

Set yourself apart from your competition. Tailored To You In order to captivate people's attention, your business should have a site that is custom built for your company, to grab your customers and/or clients. A DIY website builder isn't going to give you that since they are created to look and do basically the same things. One Size Just Doesn't Fit All "Customization is ALWAYS required because no matter how much you may like the look of a template, there is always some feature that doesn’t quite meet your needs.  You can spend more time trying to fit into or change a template than developing a site from scratch.  If you do happen to find one that meets your needs, do you really want to look like the potentially hundreds of other sites out there that picked the same template?" - When DIY becomes OMGIf

We recently launched a new website for Terry Knutsen Builder, Inc.Terry and Rita Knutsen came to us in need of a new, mobile compatible website that allowed them showcase the homes they build in a more engaging and visual way.  We took their existing logo and photos to create a new website that features responsive design and content written by QC Total Tech.Terry is a fourth generation home builder and his work may be found all over the Quad Cities and surround areas. Terry Knutsen Builder, Inc. specializes in custom built homes, but also offer pre-built and build-on-your land options as well.Check out Terry Knutsen Builder, Inc.'s new site by visiting http://www.terryknutsenbuilder.com/  

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