THE English have Silicon Fen and Silicon Roundabout, the Scots have Silicon Glen. Berlin boasts Silicon Allee, New York Silicon Alley. But the brain of the tech world is the ecosystem in and around San Francisco. Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurs and innovators, technologists and moneymen are busy revolutionising nearly every aspect of the global economy.
We’re all creatures of habit with predictable minds. If you know how to take advantage of your user’s habits, such as with hooks and behavioral cues, you can create processes for building trust.
What is AWS? What is iOS, or Ruby on Rails? These three terms are just a few examples of the software development concepts that every CEO should know. For some leaders, words like hotfix or website wireframe are understandably foreign, and no matter your industry, a basic grounding in software development can help you identify, […]
Your app is not alone. Right now, there are more than 1 million apps in the App Store, vying for users’ attention in nearly every category.
While a media push can drive excitement around your app and spur downloads, the effects are far from lasting. TechCrunch recently reviewed case studies of apps featured on Shark Tank to determine the long-term effect of massive promotion. Despite millions of viewers and even the recommendations of the show’s investors, TechCrunch discovered that the “Shark Tank Effect” only bumped up app downloads […]
Recently in a meeting with a longstanding customer who I’ll call “Bob,” he referenced the chapter in App Savvy that discusses costs for creating an iOS app. With a big smirk Bob said, “Ken, you wrote in App Savvy that it’s about $10,000 to create an app…that seems like a good deal.” His smirk was because the initial v1.0 […]
At its I/O keynote, Google did its best to get developers excited about building apps for Android with new tools and money-making schemes. But Google is also expanding support for developers who’d rather create iOS apps.
NEW YORK — Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-List musicians who are co-owners of Tidal, a streaming service being billed as the first artist-owned platform for music and video.
Stop the madness The long cycle times for developing mobile apps have led to startup failures that look more like 1999 – it’s like we’ve forgotten all the agile and rapid iteration stuff that we learned over the last 10 years. Stop the madness!