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ios8 app development
Along with the release of new iPhones, Apple has provided a new operating system each year. This year’s iteration, iOS8 will bring many new features that will increase performance, usability and security for Apple’s signature mobile products, the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, as well as any other mobile devices Apple introduces on September 9th (cue the much discussed iWatch, smart watch device). Now, let’s take a deeper look at

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Start-Up Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship is an enticing journey: you carve your own path towards success, become your own boss, and tell your rags-to-riches story. It takes discipline and commitment combined with focused direction. But where do you start? Maybe you’ve got the drive, but not the direction—or maybe you’ve got a direction without a particular destination? We’ve gathered some tried-and-true advice to give you a step up in entrepreneurship: 1) Find the pain.

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ios app development
1. iOS is easier to Develop than Android: While the actual coding languages are pretty much the same, the iOS Developer Tools are substantially better than those for Android. Setting up GUI, for example, is easier with iOS because you can lay it out in the Interface Builder and then link to objects in your code, saving a lot of time. Likewise, the Apple APIs have been in existence longer,

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Managing User Expectations
A typical Starbuck’s drink costs somewhere between three and five dollars. Most people will (at times begrudgingly) pay it, meaning that they’ll drop between fifteen and twenty-five dollars a week just on their morning drinks. Interestingly enough, most of those same individuals are hesitant to spend more than $1.00 on a mobile application that they might use every day for months—if not years. Unfortunately, the ones that do spend that

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Mobile App Budgeting
When you’re mapping out your application, it’s easy to get lost in the complexities of actual development and think that the only thing that matters is your app’s functionality. But there are a few areas on the budget plate that people commonly overlook when researching development of their idea. Here are a few of them: Marketing: This is hands down the most commonly forgotten part of the budget. The fact

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Creating-an-Apptacular-Budget!
Budget: The undisputed, pink-elephant-in-the-room for every individual or company who “has a great idea for a mobile application,” and has taken the first steps to building their business around the development of that app. Yet despite the emphasis that potential clients place on the limits of their respective budgets, a surprising majority of them enter into the process of mobile application development with a failure to understand precisely what kind

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mobile development
The cyber-inter-space-web is oozing with would-be tech entrepreneurs and overnight billionaire-hopefuls. The Internet has evolved into something substantially more mobile than it was ten years ago, thanks to Apple’s iPhone, which has opened up even more opportunities vis-à-vis the app store. The Net has evolved from point-and-click to tap-and-swipe. Multi-tasking has rolled into one-app-at-a-time, and there’s always “…an app for that.” Of course the lay people are regaled with stories

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API
I know you’ve seen the term before: API. It’s available for practically every major website you visit or service you use on the regular. As is the case with most seemingly random abbreviations, “API” refers to something technical. Of course to you, John and Jane Q. I-want-to-develop-an-app-and-be-a-tech-entrepreneur, “technical” is synonymous with “programmers.” If you’re not a developer—then you probably don’t care. But here’s the thing: If you plan to build

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When you decide to build a mobile application and you personally don’t know how to code: you need to start thinking like a computer. You want to build your app, so you do some market research, get some ideas, and contact a company that specializes in the type of app that you want to build. You sign a contract. You convey your idea to the project manager, the project manager

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build an app
You had an idea: Good for you! Never mind that there are already a thousand variations of exactly what you want to do—your idea is slightly different! It’s sure to catch on because fill in the blank. Well hold your horses, cowboy! Before you go running off to your nearest Eastern European outsourcing company, there are a few things you need to do. Let’s take a walk together: Market Research: