Mobile

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

Don’t wait until your competitors have become mobile-savvy to implement mobile capability into your online marketing, lead the way.  It will almost certainly lead to a surge in traffic and more sales for your business.  It will also help your business to stand out as a pioneer within your industry, instead of a follower.Your website might be working well on PCs and desktops, but when it comes to smaller screens, things go wrong.  While using the same website on smartphones and tablets, a user has to go through tiny fonts, bad drop down menus, blank flash files, etc. This is where mobile friendly comes into play.  When design elements are outdated and it’s difficult to get around from webpage to webpage, customers are less likely to stay on your site, which means they go to your competition so your business takes

Here are some quick free tips for small business online marketing.  If your business is online (and it should be) then any of these tips below can be applied to your business.Local - Make sure you have your business listed in all the local map apps, services and directories (i.e. Google Maps/Local, Apple Maps, Your Local Chamber of Commerce, etc).    Having a localized presence will lift your business in search results, allow your business to appear on the map (assisting with top-of-mind awareness) and creates a personal connection with your local clientele. Social - Make sure your web site is connected to your social media profiles and vice-versa.   Building links and connecting all your official sources together is not only expected by your customers, it makes things easier for those searching for your information and ensures everyone can see everything

It may not seem like it, but a poor, outdated web site is an easy way to lose credibility with consumers.  No matter how good of a business you may be locally, regionally, or even nationally, consumers often lose faith when they search for your business online only to find a website that doesn’t work on their phone or tablet, doesn’t load quickly, lacks good navigation, or looks like it’s straight out of the 1990s.  Did you know 57% of users say they won’t recommend a business with a poorly designed mobile site.Almost everyone now-a-days is capable of searching for businesses online from their smart phone and tablet.  With more than 80% of all local searches being performed on a smartphone, and 51% of mobile device users spend 2.8 hours per day using their mobile device, your website not showing

Lately we have been noticing more and more people are asking us “What is Mobile Compatibility?” or “Can you explain to me what Responsive Design is?” Our answer is always “Yes!”Simply put… Mobile Compatibility is how a person views a web site from a mobile device, such as a smart phone or tablet. While your web site might work just fine on your Desktop or Personal Computer, if you bring it up on a smaller screen, like on your smart phone or tablet it’s a different story. Your potential customer might encounter tiny fonts that they have to zoom in and out on to read, drop down menus that don’t work right, or a flash file no longer supported that won’t work, just to name a few.Responsive Design is a phrase we are all hearing a lot about lately… But

We recently designed and launched new a new SmartPhone app on both the Android and iOS platforms for Pittsburgh based Save Here Today.   Save Here Today is a national rewards program that allows you to sign up for offers/coupons in your area for only $3.99 per month.    The app installs on your SmartPhone and allows you to sign up within seconds, you can immediately start taking advantage of rewards for businesses in your area.  Save Here Today syncs with Save Here Today.com to pull coupons and special offers in near real-time.  We also developed the CMS (content management system) that controls all the coupons in the app.  We worked with our client on the design and did all programming/design functionality in house from scratch.  Our apps are 100% custom and do not use any kind of third party frameworks

We recently launched a new site and mobile apps for Save Here Today, a national rewards/coupons platform.   Save Here Today is a Pittsburgh based company offering a vast array of integration solutions with their products (all developed by QC Total Tech).   We have developed apps for both Apple and Android mobile operating systems.You can check out Save Here Today now!  http://www.saveheretoday.com

We just submitted a nationally targeted app to the Apple App Store, next is the Google Play store with the Android version.    We've been hard at work for the last few months on a new mobile app targeting a national audience, we can't say much more (yet) due to confidentiality with our client.Stay tuned!

We are pleased to announce a brand new service offering, Mobile App Design!  We've worked very hard developing this fantastic new service that is so affordable.  We have known for a while that a mobile app design was a gaping hole in what we provide.  So we decided it was time to put the wheels in motion and pack our toolbox with awesome new tools that allow us to keep your customers engaged in a bold new way.  You no longer have to be major corporation with a full-time dedicated staff and an unlimited budget to stay competitive.  So as of today our mobile app design service is fully operational!Yes its true not every business needs a mobile app, and we understand that, but many of you do, and what's more

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