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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  

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.

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

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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