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Steve Jobs

The Best App Ideas

Most people think that applications are a business for the young and tech savvy segment of society; there are may examples of great computer programmers inventing a great application and making billions of dollars in the process. Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Evan Spiegel (Snapchat) or Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn). In reality these characters are a rarity, they’re the exception to the rule, because they’re the developers and the visionaries behind the idea. So in essence they’re the real estate developer, architect and construction worker.

Most great ideas for apps come from people who don’t have a coding background. They simply see a problem and recognize a way to solve the problem. Many of these great ideas are often wasted because the individuals who are coming up with the idea don’t believe they have the technical savvy to bring an application to life.

The reality is that the visionary behind a great idea is rarely the person who actually builds the idea. Most startups have a founder a president and a CTO. The CTO is someone they bring on board to help them manager the technology, this person is not usually a part of the original idea.

It may shock most to know that Steve Jobs did not know how to code; Steve Wozniak was the technical genius behind Apple products; however Steve Jobs had the vision and understood the marketplace, together they built one of the most successful companies in human history. Steve Jobs could not have done it without Woz and Woz could not have done it without Steve Jobs. The moral of the story is simple, being a developer is not a requirement to running and operating a successful app.

Technology

Technology Is A Job Creator

For the past 150 years people have been in panic about a machine uprising.  The idea of machines and robots taking away our jobs is nothing new; recently many people have sounded the alarm in fear of artificial intelligence and robust mobile applications displacing workers.  If history teaches us anything however, it’s the fact that technology creates jobs and lifts the socioeconomic status of all those who embrace it.

The famous story of John Henry defeating the evil machine that was built to take his job goes back to the 1870s.  During that time period much like today, technology was evolving quickly; the world was changing much faster than what the average person was comfortable with.  The reality is that time period in the industrial revolution spurred one of the biggest economic booms known to man.

Look around you, everything we use today is touched by technology and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  It’s not by accident that the age of technology perfectly coincides with the age convenience, the age of accessibility and the age of unprecedented wealth never before seen by man.

Thanks to technology the way we live today far exceeds the greatest kings wildest expectations and it’s not just the elite few that enjoy these comforts.  The person we consider poor today would be considered wealthy just a century ago.  Technology brought us trains, cars, planes, television, radio and the internet; more importantly technology brought us jobs.  People need to make televisions, ship them, install them and broadcasters need to hire on air talent a crew and so on.

Technology has gotten so advanced that it’s displacing blue color factory workers and many find this trend alarming.  The reality is, we need to retrain our workforce to fill the jobs of the future.  Let me assure you that there is no shortage of available jobs, there is only a shortage of qualified people to fill those positions.

As a people we need to stop being afraid of technology and simply embrace it.  Trust that technology will bring us more wealth, comfort and prosperity because it has a fantastic track record.

Web Developer

Reputation Of A Web Developer

Almost all noteworthy businesses depend on software for their day to day operations.  Everything from accounting to project management is usually managed by software.  Make no mistake about it, software is the backbone of the business world and it will continue to be.

A recent trend has developed in the software industry however.  Many businesses are moving away from the “one size fits all” software solutions and they are venturing into building custom software solutions for their business.

In this age of mobility your software needs to be mobile compatible.  By mobile compatible I don’t mean software that works within a mobile friendly browser!  Any and all new software needs to be built with a corresponding mobile app that allows for all software functionality and mobility on the go.

Employees are spending more and more working hours walking around, outside and getting from place to place.  Giving employees access to company software on mobile apps allows for quicker communication, improved productivity and provides a more accurate and available database.

By the time the employee gets back to the office to do data entry.  Much of the information they gathered will be lost or forgotten.  A mobile app to synchronize with your software is a must; if your competitors are not using mobile apps they will be soon.  Word of advice “Stay ahead of the curb”

Mobile app developers

Your Software Should Have A Mobile App

Almost all noteworthy businesses depend on software for their day to day operations.  Everything from accounting to project management is usually managed by software.  Make no mistake about it, software is the backbone of the business world and it will continue to be.

A recent trend has developed in the software industry however.  Many businesses are moving away from the “one size fits all” software solutions and they are venturing into building custom software solutions for their business.

In this age of mobility your software needs to be mobile compatible.  By mobile compatible I don’t mean software that works within a mobile friendly browser!  Any and all new software needs to be built with a corresponding mobile app that allows for all software functionality and mobility on the go.

Employees are spending more and more working hours walking around, outside and getting from place to place.  Giving employees access to company software on mobile apps allows for quicker communication, improved productivity and provides a more accurate and available database.

By the time the employee gets back to the office to do data entry.  Much of the information they gathered will be lost or forgotten.  A mobile app to synchronize with your software is a must; if your competitors are not using mobile apps they will be soon.  Word of advice “Stay ahead of the curb”

Website development

The Need For Websites In Age Of Apps

In a world where seemingly everything is moving towards mobile technology and mobile apps, is there a need for a business to have a website? The answer is simple; your business needs a website more than ever. Apps by nature are easier, quicker and more robust. However apps take up a lot of memory space on your mobile phone, for that purpose having a mobile app for every single service you use in impractical. Customers overwhelmingly prefer apps that can do more than one thing. For example they prefer apps that can manager all of their finances, rather than have an app for every credit card and bank account.

Apps can be a very robust and powerful technology if implemented correctly in a business environment, however unless you are managing a conglomerate with millions of potential customers on the daily basis you do not need an app for your customers, you need a website. You are much better served building an app that will help streamline your business internally.

For consumer purposes the website is still king. More often than not a customer is going to search for your business and their first impression of your business will be your website. More important than a business card, more efficient than an app. In our current business environment your website is your first impression. Even if you have an app for your customers, your customers will more than likely discover your app while browsing your website.

The average person has 37 downloaded apps on their device; however that same user will scan 1,800 websites in one year.