Android: Amazon’s Appstore hasn’t done much to take the spotlight off the Google Play Store, but its free app of the day was a nice feature. Now, the company is getting rid of that, replacing it with Amazon Underground. This now gives users tons of paid apps and games for free.
Like most of Amazon’s Android offerings, you can’t get it on the Play Store.
The Internet’s obsession with finding and sharing GIFs (regardless of how you pronounce the word) shows no sign of slowing. For a long while now, we’ve been using the PHOTO app to create our own and share them within their dedicated social network and just about everywhere else the app allows you to push your creations.
Today, however, there’s a new GIF-making alternative and it’s helmed by the team at GIPHY. You’ve most likely visited GIPHY, a hub of viral-worthy GIFs representing much of what the collective consciousness is focusing on. It’s also a place where anyone can sign up and upload their own GIFs. And this just got even easier with the GIPHY CAM.
Using social media to plan back-to-school shopping is so 2011.
That’s the word from a new survey by consulting firm Deloitte, which found that only 10 percent of respondents said they rely on social media for back-to-school shopping, down from 18 percent last year and 35 percent in 2011.
The question that was posed: “Do you plan to use social media sites (i.e., blogs, discussion groups or social networks) to assist in your back-to-school shopping?”
Bob Falcey, a U.S. marketing sector leader for Deloitte’s retail and distribution practice, shared his theory on the drop in consumers using social media channels to strategize their shopping this season.
Nothing describes selling today better than that old standby phrase, “Knowledge is power.”
That’s because the best way for small businesses to sell better is to get to know their prospects and customers better.
It’s almost like you need to know what those prospects and customers want and when they want it before they do. You don’t need to be psychic to do this, however. All you have to do is mine your customer and prospect data, both historical and real-time.
Whether it’s playful refresh states, subtle icon movements or complex transitions, beautiful animation is all around us. Once considered an aesthetic luxury, animation is now used so commonly in modern web and mobile applications that entire websites are dedicated to UI animation patterns.
While animations may have great visual appeal, they also make app experiences more intuitive and engaging. Animation can make an app feel more fluid and responsive by providing feedback on user interaction. This means that, for designers, creating authentic animations is increasingly becoming a part of the job description.
Microsft has thought of a way to send mails to feel much more natural and fluid. This is why they presented Send , their new “garage project” promises to be the most practical application for this purpose.
Imagine that you are in the middle of a project that you need to be sending information via email, we often want to let go of formalities, such as the issue of mail or signature, that’s where Send is introduced.
Colorful app, which for now is only available in iOS devices, groups all your contacts in a list as if it were an instant messaging application instead of a traditional input tray. As I mentioned before, the idea is that we can have quick conversations without having to stop long time to get the email of someone in the vastness of our e-mail.
While Send is initially available on iOS for accounts in the United States and Canada, there are versions for Android and Windows Phone on the way. If they try, they can do so for free at the App Store.
Today there is good news for those lonely souls who still remember the good old days of Yahoo! Messenger. During an event held in the city of New York, the company unveiled an application for video calls and instant messaging that is named LiveText.
Available at first exclusively on iOS devices, LiveText helps us stay in touch with our friends, but not exactly the same as other services, such as Skype, where we have the choice between a video or just text messaging. In LiveText the video will allow opening talks with our friends, while we leave text messages on the screen, as if it were a stream of Periscope or Meerkat.
For now it is only possible to interact with one person, and no conversation can start until both parties have agreed to talk. One of the particular features of LiveText is establishing that we can only communicate through written messages. Users can only communicate via text, their facial expressions or the surrounding environment elements.
None of the conversations that take place in LiveText will be stored , so, after finishing a conversation, the application returns to start mode and we can select someone from our contacts to begin another conversation.
If you want to try the new application, you can download it for free via this link .