Apple Music Preview: Here’s What You Can Expect from the New App Upgrade

Posted by Gregg Weiss on Fri, Jun 19, 2015 @ 03:27 PM

Lots of people were scratching their heads after the WWDC developers’ conference after Apple previewed its new music subscription and radio service, set to debut on June 30.  Unfortunately, the reviews were not kind.

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Tags: WWDC, apple

Apple’s iOS 9 Previewed Earlier This Week at WWDC

Posted by Gregg Weiss on Fri, Jun 12, 2015 @ 01:20 PM

Big news broke in the app development world this week at WWDC as Apple’s Craig Federighi previewed iOS 9 on the keynote stage, revealing much about this new update. Here are some of the new and exciting features you can expect, broken down by four categories: Built-In Apps, iPad Experience, Intelligence, and Foundation. For additional information, check out the Apple iOS 9 Preview page on Apple’s website.

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Tags: WWDC, apple

Top-Rated Travel Apps

Posted by Gregg Weiss on Wed, Jun 10, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

Summer is finally here and for many of you, it means it’s time for VACATION!  No matter where you are going, these IOS or Android apps can get you there and help you find things to do once you arrive. 

Research and Reservations: Best apps for booking travel arrangements including flights, hotels, and car rentals.

  • Hipmunk – IOS and Android, Free

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Tags: travel apps, apps

Tips for Creating Brand Loyalty with Corporate-Branded Apps

Posted by Gregg Weiss on Wed, May 20, 2015 @ 11:36 AM

Consumer loyalty is a hot commodity these days with competition lurking in every corner. And where corporate brands once turned to mobile ads, SMS campaigns, check-in rewards, and other mobile initiatives to promote customer advocacy, many brands are turning to mobile app development to create loyalty amongst a new generation of consumers.

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Tags: mobile apps for business, apps

Tips to Determine if an Educational App is Actually Educational and Not Just Fun

Posted by Gregg Weiss on Thu, May 07, 2015 @ 06:05 PM

It’s easy and so very tempting to hand kids an iPad as an educational tool (giving you a much needed break or an opportunity to get something done!), but with over 80,000 “educational” apps out there, it’s hard to determine where the fun ends and learning begins. The four tips below will give parents and teachers some direction on how to choose the best educational apps for little learners. 

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New Star Wars Emoji Released for Twitter

Posted by Gregg Weiss on Wed, Apr 29, 2015 @ 12:38 PM

Star Wars nerds everywhere can rejoice! You can now get your geek on and tweet with the newly released Star Wars emoji for Twitter.   The next Star Wars film, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens has inspired a partnership between Twitter, Disney, and Lucasfilm to create these special emoji.  Here are the details…

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Tags: emoticons

Instagram’s Latest Updates

Posted by Gregg Weiss on Tue, Apr 28, 2015 @ 04:45 PM

In case you haven’t heard, Instagram users are pumped about the photo sharing app’s latest updates.

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Mobile Game Revenue Expected to Sky Rocket

Posted by Gregg Weiss on Mon, Apr 06, 2015 @ 09:15 AM

According to, one particular market in app development that is expected to have tremendous growth over the next few years is mobile gaming, all driven by downloads and most notably in-app purchases. If you’re considering integrating in-app purchases in the next mobile app you develop, take a look at these stats:

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Facebook Reveals First Round of Messenger Partner Apps

Posted by Gregg Weiss on Wed, Apr 01, 2015 @ 10:19 AM

Social media powerhouse, Facebook, recently announced its first round of partner apps that will integrate with Facebook Messenger. Here’s the scoop…

Why welcome third party apps to participate? It’s actually a win-win for both Facebook and its partner apps.  It works for Facebook in that partner apps bring something to Messenger in terms of entertainment and fun.  Their intent is to lure more users to Messenger while further engaging current users.   For partner app developers, they have an opportunity to stand out amongst a sea of competing apps with increased visibility from an affiliation with Facebook.

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What You Need To Know About the Apple Watch

Posted by Gregg Weiss on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 @ 03:53 PM

Are you overloaded with Apple Watch information? Well this article will touch on the basic points you need to know about it without all the frills. 

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Tags: apple, apple watch

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