I hope everyone is having a great first day of 2014. Have you finished your list of resolutions?
One thing I see is that most people keep some of the most exciting things off their list simply because they assume they can’t do it.
You only live once.
Why not broaden your horizons, and create something that most people shrug off as only for the technically gifted?
Launching your own mobile app is a perfect example. It’s so much easier to do than it used to be, and you can even make a little money (or even a lot, if you are willing to put in the extra time).
Don’t get me wrong — creating a mobile app takes work, just like anything else worth doing. But with the tools available today, there is no reason you cannot be the proud creator of your own app that you can show off to your friends and family.
If this sounds at all intriguing to you…
You should create your own mobile app in 2014.
It can be a fun process, and we will show you how. We’ll dig into the following:
Strategies for finding what type of app you want to create.
Tools and resources available to get your mobile app built.
How to get it approved and released on the app stores.
How to market your app and track downloads and usage.
And a lot more…
We have more content on all these topics coming soon on this blog.
I’d like to thank all of you who have been a part of the MobileMammoth community over the past year. I truly appreciate all the feedback and support through the comments, tweets, and emails.
I have been relatively quiet on the blog lately, and that is because we are very busy behind the scenes to bring you more of what you need, more of what you’ve asked for. Better tools, better content, and a better overall experience.
I will leave it at that for now, with much more to come over the next several weeks.
Please have a safe and happy Thanksgiving to all our friends in the U.S., and be careful traveling.
(By the way, for anyone that would like to participate in our Early Access program for our upcoming text messaging tool, go ahead and sign up here to get on that list. We are planning to keep the program to a limited number of users.)
As students from grade school to college are starting up the school year, we thought we’d provide a quick list of mobile apps that can be huge time savers for today’s busy students. The four mobile apps below are in no particular order.
If you’re a student and use other mobile apps to help with your studies, be sure to add them in the comments below for others to see.
Flashcards have been a tried and true studying tool for generations of students, and Studyblue has perfected the digital version for your mobile phone or tablet. What I love about Studyblue is the fact that it includes a community with plenty of user prepared content already available to help students prepare for whatever topic they are studying.
Evernote is a hugely versatile and intuitive note-taking app that allows you to quickly sync your notes across your devices. I use it for both work and personal items, and I can’t get along without it. They even have an iPad feature called Evernote Peek, which turns your class notes into questions. Check out their video so you can see for yourself.
Good luck this year students, and don’t forget to add your favorite school-related apps in the comments below.
It seems that in today’s world of texting, tweeting, and mobile apps, the old way of communicating by having an actual verbal conversation is becoming more rare. Is that really true? And what are the consequences of conversations going the way of smoke signals?
The good folks at liGo have gone deep into this topic and created a fantastic infographic below. So put down that phone for 30 seconds and enjoy!
Have two turntables and a microphone? You won’t need them anymore with the new djay 2 mobile app for the iPad or iPhone. The app, from the folks at algoriddim, features an eye-catching user interface that provides a true DJ experience.
Here is the description of the mobile app from their website:
djay transforms your iPhone into a full–featured DJ system. Seamlessly integrated with your music library, djay gives you direct access to all your favorite songs and playlists on your iPhone. You can perform live, record mixes on–the–go, or enable Automix mode to let djay create a seamless mix for you automatically. Whether you are a professional DJ or a beginner who just loves to play with music, djay offers you the most intuitive yet powerful DJ experience on an iPhone.
Selling for $0.99 on iTunes, the djay 2 app is one of the hottest selling apps today, finishing in the #3 spot on iTunes for the week ending July 28, 2013. Take a look at their promotional video below and see for yourself.
Bitcoin is a virtual currency that allows users to transfer funds to other individuals, and to a growing number of businesses, with no transfer costs. The value of a bitcoin is based on a mathematical algorithm, and that value as fluctuated quite a bit in recent weeks. Bitcoin has brought interest of venture capitalists, and people with money to hide, as it is almost anonymous since transactions cannot be traced to an individual.
First, here is a newbie description of Bitcoin directly from their website:
As a new user, you only need to choose a wallet that you will install on your computer or on your mobile phone. Once you have your wallet installed, it will generate your first Bitcoin address and you can create more whenever you need one. You can disclose one of your Bitcoin addresses to your friends so that they can pay you or vice versa, you can pay your friends if they give you their addresses. In fact, this is pretty similar to how email works. So all that is left to do at this point is to get some bitcoins and to keep them safe. In order to start using Bitcoin, you are not required to understand the technical details.
Bitcoin Wallet is a free mobile app for Android and BlackBerry users. Here is the description they provide:
With this app you always have your Bitcoins with you, in your pocket! You can send payments simply by scanning a QR-code or by touching two phones together (NFC). Bitcoin Wallet is designed to be easy to use and reliable, while also being secure and fast.
Lots of people are getting on the Bitcoin train these days — try it yourself with Bitcoin Wallet.
If you are like most people, you resolved to get in better shape in 2013. To reach those goals, many of you have already downloaded the new mobile app Fitocracy, which has quickly become one of the most popular fitness apps for your smartphone.
Now on version 1.4 for iOS devices, this mobile app lets you track and share your workouts with other users, and users accrue points as they make progress on their fitness goals. Users earn badges and can even climb leader boards against other users with similar goals. Fitocracy even has even a little robot character named Fred that helps you along. An Andoird verision is on the way.
Below is one of several videos the Fitocracy team has put together on their YouTube channel.