Mobile Apps

“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.

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.

Companies of all sorts have started deploying Beacons that (at a minimum) tell a smartphone precisely where it is so that an app can act on the specific location.  Its uses far surpass the one that has grabbed most of the media attention:  tracking shoppers to provide tailored sales pitches and coupons at specific locations of stores.Numerous implementations have been advertised in the last year, with the US leading the way in beacon integration.  Marketing and loyalty drive the most common purposes at the moment, with some examples:Macy’s is rolling out beacons across their stores in the US, for in-store marketing and loyalty. Major League Baseball are using beacons in their ballparks to offer fans the ability to check in, know where venders are and get additional content on their phones. San Francisco airport is using beacons to help

Have you heard about beacons? Beacon technology is based on the action of sending data between a transmitter and a smartphone or tablet with an installed app that enables receiving signals.Beacons can be compared to lighthouses, but instead of sending light they send radio waves to all applicable receivers nearby.  They are small computers charged by a coin battery, equipped with an accelerometer and a temperature sensor.  When users walk next to a beacon device, their smartphones get notifications personalized by the beacon’s owner.  This system allows sending only small data pieces and has some limits (eg. you can’t transfer music or video material).  Because beacons can recognize their proximity to nearby devices, they can adjust messages to the location of signal receiver.What opportunities do beacons give you?Beacons can be comprehensively used.  But the most popular way that people use beacons

A Beacon is a small gadget that consistently sends out radio signals to any nearby tablets and/or smartphones, containing a small amount of data using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).  The signal strength and time between each signal can be  set up to give a desired coverage.  Mobile apps can listen for the signals being broadcast and, wen they hear a relevant signal, can trigger an action on your phone.  Note that Beacons only work or communicate in one direction (they broadcast data but cannot read things from off your phone).For the majority of current Beacons, the data that they broadcast is hard coded and doesn’t change frequently (which means when configuring the Beacon it’s set only once).  Beacons rely on the device which is listening to do something intelligent with the data – this is likely to start changing in

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