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Cleaning Out the Clutter Apple is taking firmer stand against the “junk” that has grown increasingly prevalent in the app store, including everything from subscription scams, to pirated content, to cheap clones of viral apps. Late last year Apple publicly announced that it would begin to evaluate and clean out “problematic and abandoned apps,” removing over 45,000. Continuing to create a better user experience.   Beyond cleaning out apps that have been found to be problematic or abandoned, Apple has ramped up its efforts to crack down on 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.By removing the thousands of clone and spam applications that have clogged

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  

Unless your company creates and sells apps to others, chances are good that as a small business owner you don’t have the technical chops to create an app on your own.  Of course, there’s no absence of vendors and individuals who say they can create an app for you.  Once upon a time, those people charged a lot of money to create a custom app — and many still do. Cost Factors Mobile applications can in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and functionalities.  There are a TON of moving parts at play, and every single one of them impacts the cost.  Primary factors influencing development costs include:Platform Functionality DesignLike every other aspect of mobile technology, app building is getting faster, easier and better.  If you aren’t using a mobile app that encourages more purchases while making it easier and

Every business these days would do well to embrace the digital era and all that comes with it.  That being said, though most business owners seem to understand this on the surface, they rarely grasp everything that is available.One excellent example of this is a Mobile App.  If your company isn’t currently providing its customers with a mobile app, then you are giving up a huge competitive advantage.  For those who aren’t yet convinced of what mobile apps have to offer, you should consider some of the benefits. You’re always within arm’s reach Just about everyone has a smartphone these days and the majority of us take them everywhere we go.  This means your company currently has an unrivaled opportunity to never leave your customers’ side.One of the best parts about having an app for your customers is that you get to

As the owner of a company, you want your business to uniquely stand out to your potential client base.  If you can set yourself apart from the rest of the companies that are similar to yours, you are much more likely to garner clients. Tailored To You In order to do grab attention, you need a website that is tailored specifically to your potential clients, your company and your message.  You can’t really do that with a DIY website builder.  This is because these builders have templates. 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

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

I've been reading some things lately that talk about how Microsoft is partnering with companies that run fun little web sites.  These web sites are top advertisers on Facebook.  When you visit these fun little web sites they download an app and set your default search engine to Bing.  Is it legal? Sure.  Clever? Yes.  Ethical? Nah. Just something to keep in mind when you see these Bing ads.

We just wanted to give a shout out to our friends at FloatZilla, its this Saturday for the first Quad Cities Paddlesports Festival and a sanctioned Guinness World Records attempt to amass the world's largest raft of canoes and kayaks.http://www.floatzilla.com

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