10 Best Practices For Enterprise Mobile App Development

by Marketing Roundhouse

A Guide To Best Practice Enterprise App Development

"In actual life, every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith."  —August Wilhelm von Schlegel

How To Grow Your Business With Enterprise Apps

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When it comes to enterprise mobile app development, businesses of all sizes are finding new ways to take advantage of the technology of the day. 

The business world was revolutionized once the computer became a global phenomenon, and now it appears enterprise mobile apps are poised to have the same impact around the world.

These enterprise mobile apps are focused on software that is user-friendly. 

These apps are used by employees working in the field, the sales team, maintenance department, and even delivery personnel. These apps are not developed with the customer in mind, they are used to streamline the business, organize tasks, and manage data.

Overloading the team with enterprise mobile apps that have a ton of unnecessary features is not good for business, so better understanding what needs to go into that app can go a long way in the success of your company.

Here are the 10 best practices for enterprise mobile app development success.

1. Detailed Training Program

Throughout the company, there are going to be employees that have different levels of technology literacy. 

Expecting the entire work force to instantly understand the enterprise mobile app is too much to be asking. All employees will eventually need to be on board with the software, so creating a detailed training program that will bring everyone up to speed is advised. By keeping close tabs on employees during the training, eventually everyone will absorb the information at their own pace.
 

2. Minimizing App Sizes

Be sure that the app size is small enough that it is not taking up too much space on the user's device. 

When the work force is spending a considerable amount of time of the road, they may be using several other apps to perform work duties. When it comes to enterprise mobile app development, go for streamlined and nimble, focusing on core functions and nothing else.

3. Importance of Branding

The enterprise mobile app must be consistent with the rest of the company brand. 

Instead of just offering the team a bare-bones experience, sprinkle in some branding flair without taking up too many of the resources of the device. As the employees get more comfortable with the app and the branding message resonates with them, they help to spread that word in everything they do.

4. What Is Important

It is important to walk a mile in your employee's shoes before the enterprise mobile app development can commence. 

When the team is on the road most of the year, if you do not understand what they need in order to perform at a high level while away from the office, the app will never provide the team benefits. Focus on responding to their unique needs, getting in-depth insights to what kind of challenges they face each day.

5. Adaptive Designing

By using more versatile layouts compatible with laptops, tablets, and mobile devices, you can keep the whole team on board. 

There really is no telling what platforms work best in certain situations, so the enterprise mobile app development needs to work across all these platforms effortlessly. It is hard to assume which device each employee is more comfortable with, so cross design covers them all.

6. Focused Content

Determine what features are most important to the overall project and focus there.

Leave all the other aspects of the project out of the mix, the last thing you want to do is confuse or distract these employees from the task at hand. If you focus on the content, then the likelihood that users will drift off to social media or other features is less likely because they only have one option in front of them. A clean simple look can often have the biggest positive impact for a business.

7. Iterative Design

The way iterative design works is simple, once the enterprise mobile app development has commenced, updates will be deployed in cyclical patterns. 

This helps to allow the development team to get feedback from the users along the way without having to roll out one huge update. The design is never going to be perfect the first time out, so by making use of this technique, in time the overall mobile app will be better in tune with work best for everyone.

8. User Experience

One of the things the enterprise mobile app development team need to address is the user experience. 

The ultimate goal of the app creates a workable software that enhances the day of the user at work. Once it becomes a part of their everyday routine, they will be able to work more efficiently. Those apps that are created that are too cumbersome simple are left to their own and never utilized, a waste of valuable resources. When the design team can look at the apps they use each day and draw upon those experiences, the entire project will be a success.

9. The App Protection

Employees will be able to take advantage of data encryption, authentication, and management sensitive information, which keep data protected even when they are in use at multiple remote locations. 

It is important to make use of the App Store because as the web becomes larger, your assets must be protected.

10. Smart Sensors

As the technology keeps advancing each year, it is important to stay ahead of the curve and incorporate some IoT technology into the app design. 

These employees are already familiar with this technology at home when they order a pizza, lock up their house, or turn on the oven from their mobile device, so look for ways to make their time at work less stressful and more productive. 

Things to consider with the enterprise mobile app development is GPS, sound activation, or remote access features.

When it comes to enterprise mobile app development, keep an eye on the needs of the employees and the other on future development. This is plenty of information to help your business to get a good start in the right direction with starting on your own enterprise app, so take advantage and get working on that implementation today!

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Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

He is an international expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

 

Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

  • strategic brand design
  • web design & development
  • app design and development 
  • digital marketing 
  • creative engagement 

    Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

    Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

    Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

    Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

    Phone : +617 1300 727 749
    email : us@roundhouse.cc

    • Learn about our web design here.
    • Learn about our app development here.
    • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

    If you enjoyed reading this article, you may also enjoy the following:

    1. Targeted Advertising

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    What is the Future of Mobile Development for Business?

    by Saul Edmonds

    How to Use Mobile Development To Propel Future Business Growth
     

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    The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
    — Author Unknown

    Take control of your mobile future

    Whilst the future may be unknown - there is certainty in the power of mobile technology and innovation to drive growth.

    Take a look at mobile phone sales over the past few years and it is clear that the explosion in technology has been a boom for mobile development. 

    Each year, phones get cheaper, faster, and more powerful, as well as the number of users growing into the billions. At the end of 2017, there were already more than 10 billion mobile devices accessing the internet, and that number is only going to keep growing.

    Stay Ahead of the Curve

    In order to stay ahead of the curve, you need to understand today what is the future of mobile development for business.
     

    A Cross Platform Future

    The days of single platform mobile apps are long gone, and the future appears to be heading towards the cross device and cross platform development. 

    Android will always be the cheaper option and dominate as far as sales, iOS is going to dominate the higher end market, so it only stands to reason that in the near future these two will merge somehow. 

    As HTML5 begins to grow in popularity, the future will be packed with hybrid applications that are going to work across a number of platforms. What appears to be challenging for developers today, will become easier and more in demand, so better to get a start today planning for the eventual evolution of the mobile app platforms.
     

    The Internet of Tomorrow

    One of the more exciting changes that will be taking over the mobile development world in the near future is the IoT technology.

    The IoT (Internet of Tomorrow) technology is already making waves today, mainly in Apple Watches and Google Glass, and things are going to get even more impressive. 

    The idea of self-driving cars is going to be more evident in the near future, and the ability of the internet to be able to make our lives easier is going to be like science fiction in real life. Mobile applications in the future will be cooking our meals, planning our days, paying our bills, and controlling our home security. It is just a matter of time before this is the norm instead of the rare exceptions.
     

    The Fast Pace of Evolving Technology

    With more mobile phones hitting the market each year and more users year to year, the pressure for developers to produce new apps in a timely manner without errors will be a top priority. Software kits will become more advanced too as online app developing programs will have to keep up with the curve too. 

    Stay Competitive

    At the pace technology will be advancing, you had better get with the program today or you risk falling so far behind that you will be unable to bridge that gap when you have to get your app developed in a competitive niche. 

    Although the focus today is on customer apps, in the very near future we are going to see a shift in the landscape as enterprise apps start getting more attention. Those needing enterprise apps will be willing to put out large sums of money to acquire target audiences. 

    These enterprises seek to be ahead of the pack - utilising mobile apps and innovation to grow their bottom line and client base.

    Location Based Services Will Continue To Grow

    One of the key trends in mobile development will be the advancement of location-based services.

    Today we are starting to see these applications gaining popularity, from ordering a taxi or a pizza with the mobile device, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. 

    In the very near future, location-based services are going to become more common for the average person. In a very short period of time, a person will be able to search for an electrician, repairman, mechanic, painter, insurance agent, or mortgage broker, and the app will find a qualified local company in seconds and schedule the appointment. The average homeowner will be able to order any type of service for their home on their mobile device in seconds.

    The Reigning Cloud Power

    The power of the cloud is already making waves these days as more businesses are utilizing the space to share content with staff away from the office.

    Although the technology allows people in different parts of the world to share the same content in seconds, this is nothing compared to what will be coming down the pike in cloud computing. 

    Mobile phones are becoming faster, and more powerful, and that means that the storage space in the phone is going to be pushed to its limits. 

    Instead of pictures and videos slowing down the functions of the phone, cloud based apps allow users to access a huge amount of apps without compromising the speed of the mobile phone. Cloud storage also helps users to sync and then access their database from anywhere with zero risk of data corruption. 

    This mobile app development trend is only going to continue to grow in the near future.

    The Need For Protection

    As the technology continues to advance at break-neck speeds, and more people are feeling comfortable about using their mobile devices to do everything, so does the threats of hackers accessing user information. 

    It wasn't too many years ago where most people would not expose their credit card information readily over their mobile device, yet today those same people are paying for gas, food, and services with apps on their phones that store their banking information. With the smartphone becoming more important to people each year, so does our dependence on them for accessing our bank information or other private data. 

    This means the need for security based apps will only be in more demand.

    A Plan for Change

    Now you should have a better understanding about what is the future of mobile development for business and how you can plan accordingly to stay ahead of the curve. It is easier to make changes in advance than it is doing anything in reaction. 

    Take a proactive approach to your mobile development today to plan for tomorrow.

     

    Are You Taking Advantage of Mobile Technology To Grow Your Business?

    Contact Roundhouse Now! 
    Book an obligation free consultation to find out more and learn how to leverage mobile technology to grow your opportunities and business revenue.

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    Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

    As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

    He is an international expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

     

    Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

    • strategic brand design

    • web design & development

    • app design and development

    • digital marketing

    • creative engagement

    Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

    Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

    Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

    Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

    Phone : +617 1300 727 749
    email : us@roundhouse.cc

    • Learn about our web design here.

    • Learn about our app development here.

    • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

    If you enjoyed reading this article, you may also enjoy the following:

    1. 7 Ways to Boost Sales With Social Media

    2. Why Social Media is Good For Business

    3.  Brand Marketing Explosion Infographi

     

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    Mobile App Development For Business & Emerging Mobile Technologies

    by Saul Edmonds

    Mobile App Development For Business & Emerging Mobile Technologies

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    "The future is not an inheritance, it is an opportunity and an obligation." ―Bill Clinton

    The Mobile Boom

    Take a look at mobile phone sales over the past few years and it is clear that the explosion in technology has been a boom for mobile development. 

    Each year, phones get cheaper, faster, and more powerful, as well as the number of users growing into the billions. 

    At the end of the year 2016, there were already 10 billion mobile devices accessing the internet, and that number is only going to keep growing.

    In order to stay ahead of the curve, you need to understand today what is the future of mobile development for business.

    A Cross Platform Future

    The days of single platform mobile apps is long gone, and the future appears to be heading towards cross device and cross platform development. 

    Android will always be the cheaper option and dominate as far as sales, iOS is going to dominate the higher end market, so it only stands to reason that in the near future these two will merge somehow. 

    As HTML5 begins to grow in popularity, the future will be packed with hybrid applications that are going to work across a number of platforms. What appears to be challenging for developers today, will become easier and more in demand, so better to get a start today planning for the eventual evolution of the mobile app platforms.

    IoT technology

    One of the more exciting changes that will be taking over the mobile development world in the near future ins the IoT technology. 

    The IoT (Internet of Tomorrow) technology is already making waves today, mainly in Apple Watches and Google Glass, and things are going to get even more impressive. 

    The idea of self-driving cars is going to be more evident in the near future, and the ability of the internet to be able to make our lives easier is going to be like science fiction in real life.

     Mobile applications in the future will be cooking our meals, planning our days, paying our bills, and controlling our home security. It is just a matter of time before this is the norm instead of the rare exceptions.

    Innovative App Development is Key

    With more mobile phones hitting the market each year and more users year to year, the pressure for developers to produce new apps in a timely manner without errors will be a top priority. 

    Software kits will become more advanced too as online app developing programs will have to keep up with the curve too. 

    At the pace technology will be advancing, you had better get with the program today or you risk falling so far behind that you will be unable to bridge that gap when you have to get your app developed in a competitive niche. 

    The best thing to do is to arm yourself today by studying what is working and shaping applications to be able to be streamlined for the future. 

    Enterprise App Solutions

    Although the focus today is on customer apps, in the very near future we are going to see a shift in the landscape as enterprise apps start getting more attention. 

    Those needing enterprise apps will be more willing to put out large sums of money so they can acquire the customers they want and need. 

    These enterprises are also eager to get more up-to-date quickly, so they will be doing so by way of the mobile apps to continue to grow their bottom line. 

    If you are not gearing your business towards enterprise apps in the future, then the competition will be making even more money on these very powerful customers.
     

    Location Based Services

    One of the hottest trends in mobile development will be the advancement of location-based services. 

    Today we are starting to see these applications gaining popularity, from ordering a taxi or a pizza with the mobile device, but this is only the tip of the iceberg.
     
    In the very near future, location-based services are going to become more common for the average person. In a very short period of time, a person will be able to search for an electrician, repairman, mechanic, painter, insurance agent, or mortgage broker, and the app will find a qualified local company in seconds and schedule the appointment. 

    The average homeowner will be able to order any type of service for their home on their mobile device in seconds.

    Cloud Power

    The power of the cloud is already making waves these days as more businesses are utilizing the space to share content with staff away from the office. 

    Although the technology allows people in different parts of the world to share the same content in seconds, this is nothing compared to what will be coming down the pike in cloud computing. 

    Mobile phones are becoming faster and more powerful, and that means that the storage space in the phone is going to be pushed to its limits. Instead of pictures and videos slowing down the functions of the phone, cloud based apps allow users to access a huge amount of apps without compromising the speed of the mobile phone. 

    Cloud storage also helps users to sync and then access their database from anywhere with zero risk of data corruption. This mobile app development trend is only going to continue to grow in the near future.

    Mobile Security

    As the technology continues to advance at break-neck speeds, and more people are feeling comfortable about using their mobile devices to do everything, so does the threats of hackers accessing user information.

    It wasn't too many years ago where most people would not expose their credit card information readily over their mobile device, yet today those same people are paying for gas, food, and services with apps on their phones that store their banking information.

    With the smartphone becoming more important to people each year, so does our dependence on them for accessing our bank information or other private data. 

    This means the need for security based apps will only be in more demand.

    A Plan For Tomorrow

    Now you should have a better understanding about what is the future of mobile development for business and how you can plan accordingly to stay ahead of the curve. It is easier to make changes in advance than it is doing anything in reaction. 

    Take a proactive approach to your mobile development today to plan for tomorrow.
     

    Do You Have An App Idea?

    Contact Roundhouse Now! 
    Book an obligation free consultation to find out more and learn how to leverage mobile technology to grow your opportunities and business revenue.

    Saulke.png

    Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

    As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

    He is an international expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

     

    Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

        • strategic brand design
        • web design & development
        • app design and development 
        • digital marketing 
        • creative engagement 

          Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

          Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

          Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

          Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

          Phone : +617 1300 727 749
          email : us@roundhouse.cc

          • Learn about our web design here.
          • Learn about our app development here.
          • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

          If you enjoyed reading this article, you may also enjoy the following:

          1. A Beginners Guide To Mobile App Marketing
          2. 3 Ways To Make More Money From Your App

          3. Promoting Your App: 3 Ways To Spread The Word

                Roundhouse - The Creative Agency

          Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
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          App Marketing For Startups - 8 Ways To Generate More Downloads On A Budget

          by Saul Edmonds

          How To Boost Your Downloads With Affordable App Marketing

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          “Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.”― Joe Biden

          Market Smart From The Start

          You just build what you think is the best app in your niche, and it has been approved in the app store for a few days. Why do you have so little downloads? 

          Developing your app was only half the battle. 

          Now you need to get working on a plan to generate more downloads on a budget. 

          Even after a few weeks, if you only see a few downloads and no reviews, it is time to grab hold of the reigns and start creating your own buzz so the downloads increase steadily.

          Forget about posting the link to your app on your Facebook profile, it is time to reach a global audience of targeted traffic that want what you are selling. Don't get discouraged if your budget is non-existent either, help is on the way. 

          Here are some app marketing for startups tips on how to generate more downloads on a budget.

          1. Think Globally

          Unless you are only targeting one specific country to sell your app, time to reach a global audience. 

          The description that you have for the app needs to be translated so it reads perfectly in Chinese, Spanish, Korean, or French. There are plenty of sites like Fiverr.com that will translate the whole description for $5, or you can take a chance with Google Translate and do it yourself.

          2. Use Your App Description Strategically To Target Your Audience

          That description you are using in the App Store to attract users needs to be a work of art. 

          It must contain a variety of at least a half-dozen long-tail keywords for your niche. Never cram the keywords in the description hoping to game the system or you risk getting dropped in the ranking altogether. 

          The description needs to read perfectly, with those keywords sprinkled in a few times. Use lateral keywords to reach those who don't search using the term you think is popular, just make sure to keep everything balanced.

          3. Tell The Story Of Your App With Screenshots

          Don't just tell your potential audience about how amazing your app is, show them. 

          To do this, simply take as many high-quality screenshots as you can, then add them to the description field so users can see exactly what they are going to get i they download your app. 

          These screenshots can not be hastily done either, fuzzy, out of focus, and dark screenshots tell the story that you did not take the time to present the app in the best light, how much real effort dd you take in designing the app? Hi-res picture of someone actually using the app can go a long way too, it plants the seed in the users head that the app is popular.

          If required, use a professional design agency to produce high quality screen shots that will be a positive asset in your campaign.

          4. Use The Power of Youtube

          YouTube is by far one of the most popular websites, and for good reason. Traffic to this video giant is off the charts, so this is where you need to be focusing your efforts next. 

          Take those amazing screenshots that you made and use a video production software with a little background music to create a compelling video that gets people excited. 

          In addition to adding text to the video, be sure you create a nice long description filled with those long-tail and lateral keywords you used in the App Store description. With millions of viewers on YouTube each day, once you create a buzz, sharing could explode your downloads in short order.
           

          5. Think Freely

          If your app isn't already free, now is the time to create a limited offer on a free download. 

          Get some buzz going about the free offer on as many social platforms as possible. The workers at Fiver.com will even bookmark your message on hundreds of bookmarking sites so you can reach a global audience in short order. 

          Be on the lookout for apps like AppGratis, they promote discounted apps to users who are always on the lookout for app deals. 

          There are numerous deal sites only that welcome free offers they can promote to their followers.

          6. App Marketing With Press Releases

          Don't think that press releases are no longer effective because the internet has moved in other directions.

          If professionally written, a press release can really attract an audience looking for apps like yours. 

          Once the press release is written, submit it to PRWeb or MarketWired, and watch how your traffic numbers explode. There are plenty of medium-sized blogs out there that will welcome the chance to place a high-quality press release on their website. 

          Don't keep circulating the same press release to all these sites, write it over and make it compelling each time so the sites using it will feel they have the jump on the story.

          7. Use Twitter To Build Buzz

          If you don't have a Twitter profile geared around your niche, now is the time to develop one. 

          Make sure the logo matches the icon you use on the App Store for consistency, then follow others in your niche, and then follow their followers. 

          Start posting about your app in between generic posts about your niche, and then retweet or share posts by those you follow. Eventually they will share your posts, and it could get some real traction overnight where millions get to see the app in real-time and help boost your downloads.

          8. Gain Traction Via Blogging

          There are sites like Blogger.com where you can set up a free blog in seconds. These sites get great ranking, especially on Google. 

          Create a blog and make a daily post about the benefits of your niche, your app, the reason your app is so popular, similar apps, your category in the App Store, anything to get some long-tail keywords pointing to your app purchase. 

          These blogs are a great way to get a following too, people who will sign-up for a free newsletter that you produce that has links to the app as well.
           

          Reach Out To Your Audience And Win

          So there you have it, some app marketing for startups tips on how to generate more downloads on a budget that you can implement today. Before you know it, these little efforts are going to start bearing fruit very soon, and each day you commit to adding more blog posts, Tweets, or social posts, you reach a bigger audience who may share the content with their on inner circle.

          These strategies are essential to implement even if you have a sizeable marketing budget. 

          Remember, the best marketing strategy is word of mouth. Start at the grass-roots level, be consistent, stay true to your vision - and you will succeed.

          So there you have it, some app marketing for startups tips on how to generate more downloads on a budget that you can implement today. Before you know it, these little efforts are going to start bearing fruit very soon, and each day you commit to adding more blog posts, Tweets, or social posts, you reach a bigger audience who may share the content with their on inner circle.

          These strategies are essential to implement even if you have a sizeable marketing budget. 

          Remember, the best marketing strategy is word of mouth. Start at the grass-roots level, be consistent, stay true to your vision - and you will succeed.

          So there you have it, some app marketing for startups tips on how to generate more downloads on a budget that you can implement today. Before you know it, these little efforts are going to start bearing fruit very soon, and each day you commit to adding more blog posts, Tweets, or social posts, you reach a bigger audience who may share the content with their on inner circle.

          These strategies are essential to implement even if you have a sizeable marketing budget. 

          Remember, the best marketing strategy is word of mouth. Start at the grass-roots level, be consistent, stay true to your vision - and you will succeed.

          So there you have it, some app marketing for startups tips on how to generate more downloads on a budget that you can implement today. Before you know it, these little efforts are going to start bearing fruit very soon, and each day you commit to adding more blog posts, Tweets, or social posts, you reach a bigger audience who may share the content with their on inner circle.

          These strategies are essential to implement even if you have a sizeable marketing budget. 

          Remember, the best marketing strategy is word of mouth. Start at the grass-roots level, be consistent, stay true to your vision - and you will succeed.

           

          Do You Have An App Idea?

          Contact Roundhouse Now! 
          Book an obligation free consultation to find out more and learn how to leverage mobile technology to grow your opportunities and business revenue.

          Saulke.png

          Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

          As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

          He is an international expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

           

          Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

              • strategic brand design
              • web design & development
              • app design and development 
              • digital marketing 
              • creative engagement 

                Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

                Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

                Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

                Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

                Phone : +617 1300 727 749
                email : us@roundhouse.cc

                • Learn about our web design here.
                • Learn about our app development here.
                • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

                If you enjoyed reading this article, you may also enjoy the following:

                1. 5 Strategic Ways To Convert Your First Customer
                2. 4 Ways To Design An Effective Call To Action

                3. 6 Ways To Increase Sales With Landing Page Optimisation

                      Roundhouse - The Creative Agency

                Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
                Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

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                12 Ways To Promote Your App For FREE

                by Saul Edmonds

                How To Promote Your App For Free

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                "Living a frugal lifestyle gives you the opportunity to invest more money towards your future." ― John Rampton

                How To Save Money & Achieve More Downloads

                All the hard work is over, you spent countless hours developing your mobile app, you uploaded it to the App Store, and you are sitting back waiting for the rush of traffic to come and make use of your new app. 

                You may find however, that even though the app store has your app in their directory, progress is slow and you just are not seeing the results that you had hoped. 

                It is not time to give up now, all you need to do is get some interest in your application by way of free advertising. 

                Promoting your app for free takes a certain degree of skill and persistence, but once you reach that threshold, the gates will fly open and steady traffic will begin to utilise your app and explode your downloads. 

                Here are a few simple ways on how to promote your app for free:

                1. Find Influencers & Do Guest Post Blogging
                Spend some time looking online for industry experts who have blogs, see if they would be interested in sharing your app on their blog. Offer to make a guest post on all the reasons their followers could benefit from downloading the app. If you have a free version, allow them to offer this to their followers with zero risk. This technique could have thousands flooding your app in short order.

                2. Power of Hashtags
                Try to get some buzz concerning the name of your app. Use the name of your app as a hashtag, and promote it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. It could wind up getting some traction and if it hits the trending pages, you may see a huge rush of traffic today.

                3. Get More Reviews
                There are a number of app review websites online, so start working on building up a list you can contact. Create an email describing the benefits of your app and simply personalise it a little for the website you are contacting. These personalised pitches might peak the interest of one or more, so it is a numbers game, keep emailing.

                4. ASO - App Store Optimization
                If you are not familiar with App Store optimization, now is the time to get familiar with the process. Getting your app to the top of the searches is key with so much competition these days. Each day you are not taking action to get to the front of the search listings, you are simply losing ground to your competition.

                5. Link To Other Apps
                When you have more than one app, you can link the new app to the other apps so that people who already have download the app can get a free upgrade with new features, one of them being a link to another app that you have. Users who are already happy with your service will gladly follow the link to the new app and possibly download it. If nothing else, they may promote it to their inner circle of friends.

                6. Try Simple Print Marketing
                Don't be afraid to try some older methods of marketing. Create a flyer and hang it on the bulletin board at schools, the supermarket, or the coffee shop. Even if you get one or two new downloads, you spent minimal effort on this technique. 

                7. Create Bookmarking Links
                Bookmarking is a popular way to get a huge amount of traffic to your mobile app. Find the top ten bookmarking sites, and just promote your app in a way that gets some attention. If a few people see and share the links via their social marketing platforms, your link and app could be exposed to a new audience instantly.

                8. The Power of Forums
                There are a number of discussion forums that are geared towards your niche. Sign up and become an active participant. This is not the place to spam the forum, just link to your app in your signature, and in time, the users of that discussion group will poke around and want to see more about who you are. When you become an authority in your niche, it is easier for users to feel at ease about clicking those links. 

                9. Promote via Twitter
                If you do not have a Twitter profile yet, now is the time. Take the time to create a profile, link to your app in the App Store, and send out compelling tweets each day with the correct hashtags for your niche. When you are promoting an app that has a wide array of fonts, using hashtags like #fonts, #writing, and #webdesign, could attract the targeted audience you are looking for.

                10. Get Involved With Facebook Groups
                Even though Facebook is flooded with advertisements these days, you can still use Facebook groups to get out the word about your app for free. Join groups that have to do with your subject matter, then participate in the discussions. Once you get some notoriety, you can start talking about your free app to the group. There are also hundreds of Facebook Groups that only review each others work, so try to get more eyes on your apps that way too.

                11. Start A Blog
                One of the easiest ways to get some buzz about your app is to simply write about it. There are hundreds of article directories online that accept original submissions, all you have to do is write a compelling article. If you are not very good at writing articles, there are dozens of writer websites online where you could pay someone to write the content for you. Websites like Textbroker and iWriter have professional writers on standby around the clock that will create unique and high-quality content in hours for you so that you can blast the article submission sites with your message.

                12. Encourage Feedback & Build A Community
                Encourage someone who has bought your app to leave you feedback. One of the ways you can climb the ranks in the App Store is to simply have more feedback than others in your niche. Another way that you can get free feedback, is to simply offer review copies of your app to anyone interested in checking it out. If there is a premium on the app and you tell someone you will give them a free review copy in exchange for them leaving the appropriate feedback, you could start climbing the organic searches in the App Store quickly.

                Now you know how to promote your app for free and get a larger audience interested in your application - get started and get more downloads today!
                 

                Do you have an App Idea? 

                Contact Roundhouse Now! 
                Book an obligation free consultation to find out more and learn how to leverage mobile technology to grow your opportunities and business revenue.

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                Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

                As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

                He is an international expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

                 

                Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

                    • strategic brand design
                    • web design & development
                    • app design and development 
                    • digital marketing 
                    • creative engagement 

                      Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

                      Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

                      Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

                      Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

                      Phone : +617 1300 727 749
                      email : us@roundhouse.cc

                      • Learn about our web design here.
                      • Learn about our app development here.
                      • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

                      If you enjoyed reading this article, you may also enjoy the following:

                      1. 3 Ways To Make More Money From Your App
                      2. How To Boost App Sales

                      3. How To Use Word Of Mouth Marketing To Promote Your App

                            Roundhouse - The Creative Agency

                      Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
                      Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

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                      8 Clever Ways to Monetize Your App

                      by Saul Edmonds

                      How to Monetize Your App

                      With so many free apps available at the App Store, you are going to run into resistance right out of the gate if you are trying to charge a premium for your app.

                      This is why coming up with clever ways to monetize your app is so important. 

                      If you give the user what they want, then they will be more likely to open their wallet at a later time. The key is disguising those efforts at the beginning, allowing the users to fall in love with your app first and not be worried about having to pay for anything.

                      Consider these 8 clever ways to monetize your app and enjoy a steady stream of income for the foreseeable future.

                      1. Free App Advertising
                      Make no mistake about it, the majority of the apps that you find in the App Store are free for the end-user. 

                      The only way that you are going to break into this space is starting with a free app at first. Also known as a light version, the free app has all the features to give the user a decent experience. 

                      Using a number of programs, you have ads pop up that make you money. Whether the user clicks the app to close the window or wants to see more information, you make some money. The ads will appear at certain intervals, and if you have decent traffic, this could be a real money-maker.

                      2. Premium Apps
                      Keeping with the theme of the free app you designed, what you need to make is another version that has a few more bells and whistles that you can pass off as a premium version. 

                      For example, maybe you made the best gaming app in the App Store, and with the free version, users have to deal with ads and can only play until lever 7. With a premium version, the user pays a small price to be able to open the game to all the levels. 

                      The other way to create a premium app is to simply offer the users the ability to enjoy the app without ads for a small price. Some users want to get more from the app without distractions and will gladly fork over a few dollars for that ability.

                      3. Emails and Sign-ups
                      During the development of your app, drop a kink to your website where users can get more information and learn about you or your company. 

                      Be sure to place a prominent sign-up box on the website that will capture leads easily. 

                      The goal here is to get people to sign-up so that you can promote your products to them down the road. It is much easier to send out emails to a target group then try to catch them in the App Store. 

                      With your email marketing, you are in complete control of what and how often you mail your group of followers. There is no need to worry about breaking the rules of the App Store when you are simply mailing your customers with new products, apps, and offers.

                      4. Compatible Versions
                      Perhaps you developed a gaming app that is very popular, capitalize on that success by creating a new version at a premium.

                      Maybe the free version was about a puppy and its journey through the woods to find his way home, if it was popular, create Puppy 2, like the Mario Bros. series, and offer an early release at a low price before you are going to raise to the full price. Create that buzz on the free app too.

                      5. Offering Various Payment Options
                      Not every person has access to a credit card, so you might be limiting your monetization efforts by only offering one payment method. 

                      Subscribe to as many payment processes as possible and give your users the chance to pay with any method they prefer.

                      6. Selling Out
                      Perhaps you hit the jackpot with one of your mobile apps, and you think you have hit the ceiling as far as your earning potential. 

                      Simply certificate the code and then offer it to other developers at a price, this way you make money off the customers of your competition.

                      7. Trial Offers
                      An ingenious way to monetize an app is to simply offer a free trial offer. 

                      So for example, you have an app that has 1,000 of the most popular fonts ever created. Users can freely use the app for a predetermined amount of time. 

                      Once they fall in love with the app, the trial expires and all those fonts are locked out, unless they want to pay a small premium.

                      8. Hints and Cheats
                      Maybe you created a gaming app that is so engaging that players can not get enough. If the game is like Mario Bros. for example, eventually they are going to hit a wall and be trapped at a level for too long. 

                      For a small fee, offer them an opportunity to see some cheats, access special features, or get the tools needed to advance without having to struggle to find the results on their own.

                      These 8 clever ways to monetize your app just scratch the surface, but should have you at the least headed in the right direction to making money with your apps.

                       

                      Do you have an App Idea? 

                      Contact Roundhouse Now! 
                      Book an obligation free consultation to find out more and learn how to leverage mobile technology to grow your opportunities and business revenue.

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                      Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

                      As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

                      He is an international expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

                       

                      Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

                          • strategic brand design
                          • web design & development
                          • app design and development 
                          • digital marketing 
                          • creative engagement 

                            Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

                            Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

                            Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

                            Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

                            Phone : +617 1300 727 749
                            email : us@roundhouse.cc

                            • Learn about our web design here.
                            • Learn about our app development here.
                            • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

                            If you enjoyed reading this article, you may also enjoy the following:

                            1. A Beginners Guide To Mobile App Marketing
                            2. 5 Keys To Building Trust In Your Mobile App

                            3. 5 Stress Free Tips To Outsourcing Your App Development

                                  Roundhouse - The Creative Agency

                            Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
                            Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

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                            Top 7 Mobile App Developments in 2017

                            by Saul Edmonds

                            7 Mobile App Development Trends Here to Stay

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                            “In my opinion, the future of mobile is the future of everything.” ― Matt Galligan, Co-founder of Circa

                            Living The Mobile Life

                            Make no mistake about it, mobile technology and smartphones are now an inseparable part of every day life. 

                            The mobile phone wakes us up each morning, it helps us determine the weather for the day, allows us to listen to music, instantly chat with family and friends around the globe, and even navigates our vehicle down the shortest and least congested roads to work. 

                            With over two billion people owning a smartphone today, the integration of mobile technology into our daily lives is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

                            These are the top 7 key mobile app development trends that will predominate the market in 2017.

                            1. The Importance of Artificial Intelligence
                            This year alone, it is predicted that in the artificial intelligence realm, there will be an explosion of over 300% as far as users relying on this technology.

                            Machine learning techs, cognitive interfaces, and advanced analytics will provide many business users the ability to access powerful insights into the workings of their company and allow them to grow like never before. 

                            Google Now and Siri, to name a few, are already household names, and more are predicted to come on the scene in the next few months.

                            2. The Rise of Cloud Driven Mobile Apps
                            One of the biggest issues that many smartphone users can relate to is a crowded device that runs sluggishly due to an abundance of apps, pictures, games, and videos. 

                            The cloud driven mobile apps is not only on the rise, it appears to be becoming a necessity that will not be leaving any time soon. 

                            From tech professionals to average consumers, everyone today is making use of some sort of cloud based device to free up the limited space and resources on their device. 

                            Now instead of all that data clogging the mobile devices ability to fiction at high speeds, the phone fetches what it needs from the cloud and takes minimal space on the internal memory of the smartphone.

                            3. Increasing in Office Interactions Easily
                            One of the most popular of all mobile app developments in 2017 that is here to stay,  is the ability to streamline and restructure your business processes while on the go. 

                            Micro-apps and enterprise apps allow the company to easily restructure crucial business process like collaborating on team projects when all participants are in different cities, or to participate in a seminar where team members are scattered around the globe. 

                            To get a better understanding of the importance of these apps, one only needs to look at Evernote, a mobile app that allows business users to collaborate on any project through their mobile device, regardless where all the players are at this moment. An impressive 77% of business owners found this apps advantageous to increasing their company's bottom line.

                            4. The Increase in Security
                            With more people utilising their mobile devices each day, security is vital to success. 

                            People today are banking with their mobile devices, paying bills, funding their retirement accounts, and even paying for everyday purchases at the cash registers at retail outlets. 

                            Hackers are well aware of the increased use of mobile devices and how many people are becoming more comfortable sharing their personal information. These hackers are lightning fast at spotting security gaps in any mobile app, so app development companies rely heavily on improved security features that will block sensitive and confidential information from peering eyes.

                            5. Explosion in Wearable Devices
                            Now when we talk about mobile wearable devices, we are not talking about the Life Alert system that helps to get the right medical personal to the home of a fallen elderly person. 

                            Even kids today are making use of a variety of wearable mobile devices like the Apple Watch, Fit-Bit, or Google Daydream. These devices allow the wearer to do many things on the run, and it is only getting more popular as more companies are creating devices that meet a particular need with their audience. No longer is the healthcare industry at the forefront of the wearable niche in mobile technology.

                            6. E-Commerce is Extremely Popular
                            It was only a few years ago that many people were terrified at the thought of using their credit cards to pay for anything on their mobile devices. 

                            Today, the ability to pay with a mobile app installed on your phone that is connected to your bank account is almost second nature for some. Instead of reaching for your debit or credit card to pay for something in a retail outlet, consumers with mobile devices simply make use of Apple Pay or Google Wallet. 

                            Combining these pay platforms with wearable devices, and the consumer has the ability to safely pay for services faster than ever before. Instantly, these users can check their phone to make sure they were charged correctly and what their remaining balance is currently.

                            7. The Rise of Location Based Services
                            To get a better understanding of how location-based services are becoming of central importance in 2017, one only needs to look at Google beacon or Apple iBeacon services. 

                            To get a better understanding of the beacon based service, the WiFi technology that used to be the mainstay in retail outlets, hotels, and restaurants is now more personalised. 

                            For example, these devices can now pick up on when a loyal customer enters their establishment and offer them coupon and promo codes to enhance the buying experience. If you are a loyal customer of a retail outlet like Victoria's Secret, your phone receives a notification seconds after you enter the store about an offer. The offer is tailored to your previous purchases, helping you to save more on the things you really need.

                            There is no stopping progress in the mobile technology world, and these 7 mobile app development in 2017 trends are not only here to stay, they are going to thrive for years to come as even more people own mobile devices and rely on them to get through their day.
                             

                            Are You Interested In Learning More About The App Market in 2017?

                            Contact Roundhouse Now! 
                            Book an obligation free consultation to find out more and learn how to leverage mobile technology to grow your opportunities and business revenue.

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                            Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

                            As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

                            He is an international expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

                             

                            Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

                                • strategic brand design
                                • web design & development
                                • app design and development 
                                • digital marketing 
                                • creative engagement 

                                  Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

                                  Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

                                  Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

                                  Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

                                  Phone : +617 1300 727 749
                                  email : us@roundhouse.cc

                                  • Learn about our web design here.
                                  • Learn about our app development here.
                                  • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

                                  If you enjoyed reading this article, you may also enjoy the following:

                                  1. Key Questions To Ask Before You Begin Mobile App Development
                                  2. 5 Keys To Building Trust In Your Mobile App

                                  3. 5 Top Ways To Increase Mobile App Reviews

                                        Roundhouse - The Creative Agency

                                  Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
                                  Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

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                                  18 Point Checklist For Your Mobile UX Design

                                  by Saul Edmonds

                                  Top 18Keys To A Successful Mobile UX Design

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                                  In a recent study that was conducted by IBM, they discovered that for every dollar that you are investing in the User Experience (UX), it will return between ten and a hundred fold on the original investment. With so many different ways to enhance the user experience, many people get overwhelmed thinking they have too little or too many, and simply do nothing. This is a very important part of app development, so having a detailed checklist allows you to work through everything to make sure you are giving your customers the best possible user experience.

                                  The following detailed information will greatly help your project coordinator in designing and moving forward with the mobile product development project. Just because there are a thousand ways to enhance the user experience, does not mean that you have to be using them all.

                                  If you follow this mobile UX design checklist, your users are going to be raving about the experience. 

                                  1. Comprehensive Data
                                  Make sure that before you begin groundwork on your app - you know exactly what type of metrics must be tracked or acquired from the user that has downloaded your app.

                                  2. User Flow
                                  Before you release your app - in order to ensure everyone is having the best possible user experience - the flow of your app needs to be tested so you see how your user engages with your app, from screen to screen, until they reach their desired result.

                                  3. The Red Route
                                  It is important that during the design of your app, your developer logically groups functions and content in line with what your users require.

                                  4. User Feedback
                                  Experience shows that your app will mature as users grow and your community flourishes. Your users are going to give you plenty of feedback about what changes they want. Be sure you have a system in place for listening to those requests and taking quick action before you lose your audience. 

                                  5. The 5 W's
                                  If you want to perfect the user experience during app development, your team needs to be asking the five w's of design; who is the app for, what are they using it for, when will they use it, where are they using it, why do they need this app?

                                  6. Analysing Competition
                                  Just don't let the competition steamroll your business, take the time to see what they are doing right, what are they doing wrong, what could you do better, and what are they doing you need to be doing? Don't reinvent the wheel, just make it better.

                                  7. The Prototype
                                  Don't put all that effort into making features in your app before you see how they work on paper. Draw out exactly how each part of the user experience will deliver value, and if it is not something that enhances the experience, move on.

                                  8. Brainstorming
                                  Get all the people on this project in one room and grab the whiteboards! A nice brainstorming session could open doors to ideas no one even considered before. It is amazing what can come from a brainstorming session where everyone has a voice to be heard.

                                  9. The Style Sheet
                                  A style sheet will help everyone to be on the same page as far as visual consistency between all the screens. Once you come up with at least two versions, you will be able to ultimately test A/B variations and clearly determine the version that is most desirable. 

                                  10. Wire-framing
                                  This digital blueprint will help the team to structure the user story, red routes, and flow of the app while defining how the navigation system ties everything together.

                                  11. Gesture Support
                                  Not every user is going to be right-handed. Make sure there is adequate focus on swiping for different users, dragging, pinching, rotating, and motion detection that could be affected by different wearables or smartphones.

                                  12. Loading Times
                                  No one likes a slow-loading app, so be sure to test loads during different parts of the user experience. If things are grinding to a halt, trim the fat and get things moving along before users begin leaving poor feedback.

                                  13. Error Attribution
                                  There are going to be errors along the way, from a user entering the wrong password to the app crashing. Make sure the team can identify who is responsible for the error and how it is communicated to the right people to get it fixed. Usability issues early on in the app release can sink a ship quickly.

                                  14. Pop-Ups
                                  The pop-up can be useful to help getting feedback from the user, but if it interrupts their experience or happens to frequently, you are going to lose them by distracting from the overall experience.

                                  15. Font Size
                                  The size of the font that you are using in the app can have a huge impact on user experience. If the user has to keep pinching the screen to read the content, they are going to grow increasingly frustrated with the experience. Stick with a font size at 14px or 16px, then let the user adjust if needed.

                                  16. Call-to-Action
                                  The call to action buttons, links, images, must be clearly visible or the user could scroll right by it and you lose an opportunity. If you can squint your eyes and the call-to-action is gone, you didn't make it clear enough. Bold is better in this instance. 

                                  17. Settings Feature
                                  The majority of people who use your app are going to want to customise the settings to their own liking. This is a good thing, unless you make it a challenge for them to change the settings. Make it simple for the user to change their experience.

                                  18. Mobile Interactions
                                  Be sure that you have plenty of social share buttons or ways the user can share the experience with their inner circle easily. Making life for user easier will result in more targeted traffic finding your app.

                                  This 18 point checklist for your mobile UX design should help you to get the project off to a great start and hit the ground running. Many of these steps are a work in progress and are ongoing, so if your users are making requests to enhance your app experience - listen, take action and adjust accordingly. Good luck with your new app!

                                   

                                  Do You Have An App Idea?

                                  Contact Roundhouse Now! 
                                  Book an obligation free consultation to find out more and learn how to leverage mobile technology to grow your opportunities and business revenue.

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                                  Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

                                  As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

                                  He is an international expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

                                   

                                  Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

                                      • strategic brand design
                                      • web design & development
                                      • app design and development 
                                      • digital marketing 
                                      • creative engagement 

                                        Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

                                        Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - wherehe works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

                                        Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

                                        Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

                                        Phone : +617 1300 727 749
                                        email : us@roundhouse.cc

                                        • Learn about our web design here.
                                        • Learn about our app development here.
                                        • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

                                        If you enjoyed reading this article, you may also enjoy the following:

                                        1. Web Design : How To Deliver A Positive User Experience
                                        2. Is Your Website Ready For Mobilegeddon?

                                        3. How To Choose A Web Developer

                                              Roundhouse - The Creative Agency

                                        Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
                                        Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

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                                        Key Questions To Ask Before You Begin Mobile App Development

                                        by Saul Edmonds
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                                        Top Questions To Ask Before Developing Your Mobile App

                                        The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
                                        Ayn Rand

                                        Getting Started With App Development

                                        Developing a mobile app will set your business apart from your competition. Businesses of all sizes are now incorporating mobile app development into their brand outreach to capture more audience share globally.

                                        Before you consider developing your mobile project, there are important questions you need to ask:

                                        Should I Outsource the Project?

                                        When you develop your mobile app in-house, your team has more control over the entire project from start to finish. Your team can add more people on staff to help collaborate new ideas and visions on the fly. This process tends to be more expensive just because of the time involved in development. If more time is spent on testing and implementation, costs can really grow.

                                        Outsourcing your mobile app enables you to put the development in the hands of a trusted company with clear timelines and set costs. A specialist development agency can take care of your app from concept to release more efficiently and cost effectively because that is what they are in the business of doing. 

                                        What Device Should We Develop For?

                                        With over 70% of Australians alone owning smartphones, it is projected that global ownership easily exceeds 800 million today.

                                        With so many choices out there, it can be a challenge deciding which device your mobile app should be developed for. If budget allows, it is recommended to develop tailored solutions for both Apple and Android platforms. This increases your revenue opportunities with a diversified product strategy.

                                        What Should the Mobile App Do?

                                        Once you have identified the process of development and the platform to build on, define the specific purpose and required functionalities of your app.

                                        Will your app be used for shopping, filing reports, or some other function? You need to determine if your app is going to be streamlined for one function or designed to perform multiple tasks for the user. It is sometimes better to create several smaller apps in circumstances where there are numerous features and functionalities.

                                        The key here is to understand what your app should accomplish. Get to know your target mobile users and carefully gauge how your app can benefit them. 

                                        Why is the visual design important?

                                        During the planning process you need to make decisions about your platform, device types, the language, and the overall functionality.

                                        The visual design and user interface of your app is another important consideration.

                                        Did you know that he average user has over 35 running apps on their smartphone? With thousands more apps competing for their attention in the app stores - your app must stand out in a way that gets you the attention you deserves. Use brilliant visual design to set your app apart from your competitors.

                                        Design is a key component of the success of every app.

                                        When you take this step by step approach to developing your mobile app, you are setting yourself up for a better mobile experience for all. 

                                        HAVE YOU GOT A GREAT IDEA FOR AN APP?

                                        At Roundhouse, we understand that a successful app begins with a strategic plan for success. We have a complete range of app development, app branding and app marketing services dedicated to achieving your goals. Our talented team of experts works closely with you to create precisely what you need.

                                        Get started now. Contact us here.

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                                        Book an obligation free consultation with a qualified app expert.

                                        phone : 1300 727 749

                                        email : us@roundhouse.cc

                                        Learn about our web design here.

                                        See our brand and logo portfolio here.

                                        See our infographics portfolio here.

                                        If you enjoyed reading this article, you may also enjoy the following:

                                        1. 7 Ways to Boost Sales With Social Media

                                        2. Why Social Media is Good For Business

                                        3. Brand Marketing Explosion Infographic

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                                        Author - Saul Edmonds

                                        Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.

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                                        See our video portfolio here.

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                                        5 Stress Free Tips to Outsourcing Your App Development

                                        by Saul Edmonds

                                        5 Top Tips to Outsource Your App Development Effectively 

                                        The other part of outsourcing is this: it simply says where the work can be done outside better than it can be done inside, we should do it.
                                        Alphonso Jackson

                                        Learn the 5 Tips to Outsourcing Your Next App Development 

                                        Coming up with a great app idea is only half the battle, now you have to find the right app developer to bring it to life.

                                        It can be very frustrating when you put everything into coming up with that amazing idea, only to have it destroyed by a developer who was not up to the task and created something that was not in line with what you envisioned. Pay close attention to the developer that you find, and follow these guidelines for a seamless relationship with your new partner.

                                        1. The developer must understand your requirements

                                        If you want more control over the eventual finished product, be as specific with the details early on in the development process.

                                        The more details that you can provide, the easier it will be for the developer to come up with winning solutions, set timelines and cost effective pricing. Keep in mind that your project will only be as effective as the directions that you give to the developer. 

                                        2. Crystal clear means spending less money

                                        If your directions are less than precise, your developer is going to fill in those voids along the way with their expertise. If there are several voids, they are going to be inputting quite a lot to the overall app design. Then if you find you don't like something - the developer has to go back and undo the work and implement new coding. This all takes time and that all means more money in the end.

                                        When you are crystal clear as to the direction of the project, there will be less times the developer has to make judgement calls. 

                                        3. The timeline breakdowns are key

                                        Once you have provided the developer with clear instructions, it is their responsibility to step up and provide you timeline breakdowns for the entire project. If you request the timeline while still early in the process, the developer will be on the same page as you and ensure that all things are completed in a timely manner.

                                        This is also a great way to eliminate some of the worry you may have each week wondering when your project will be completed. If you understand in advance how the process will be unfolding, you and everyone else involved can breathe much easier.

                                        4. The build intervals

                                        One of the ways that you and your team can ensure everything is moving according to plan is by taking part in the build intervals.

                                        Each step along the way, if all team members take part in the process, everyone can ensure it is moving according to plan.

                                        The best way for the project to stay on course is by stopping at designated time to inspect that everything is coming along as expected. This should continue happening right up to the beta stage of the development. Then things will begin moving even faster, and more input will be needed from your end to complete the app.

                                        A few revisions along the way is expected.

                                        The developer will most likely hit a few bumps in the road where they tried to implement a fix. If these fixes are not in line with the overall project, the developer will make those changes now and get the project nearer to the final stage.

                                        5. Collaborative effort on all sides

                                        Even though the developer has more experience, they need to be involved in the thinking process and creative goals of your project. This will ensure they understand why the app was developed and which emotion needs it needs to trigger in the user.

                                        Your app is eventually going to connect to the audience on an emotional level too, so informing the developer as to those feelings involved will give them a better understanding when they are working on the functionality of the app.

                                        Once your developer understand these aspects of the build, they will be in a better position to help make your idea a reality. That initial concept will now be able to come to life in your new app.

                                        DO YOU HAVE A GREAT IDEA FOR AN APP?

                                        Roundhouse has been delivering digital solutions since 2001. We approach every app as a unique opportunity for success - and take great time to work with you closely to ensure your project is a success. Our holistic approach to app development is what set Roundhouse apart. 

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                                        Get started now. Contact us here.

                                        • Book an obligation free consultation with a qualified app expert.
                                        • phone : 1300 727 749 
                                        • email : us@roundhouse.cc
                                        • Learn about our web design here.
                                        • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

                                        If you enjoyed reading this article, you may also enjoy the following:

                                        1. How to Sell Your Brand in a Sentence

                                        2. 7 Ways to Boost Your Sales With Social Media

                                        3. A Guide to Brand Communications

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                                        • Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
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                                        Is Your Website Ready for Mobilegeddon?

                                        by Saul Edmonds

                                        Well maybe not Mobilegeddon, but for many websites around the globe it may as well be with Google's major algorithm change that started 21st of April.

                                        This new algorithm will be gradually rolled out worldwide, affecting mobile searches in all languages in all corners of the globe. 

                                        This April 21 Google update looks to be the biggest mobile-related algorithm change we’ve ever seen, but I'll bet that it won't be the last. If you don’t have a mobile or responsive version of your site in place by April 21 (today), your search visibility could be seriously hindered.

                                        How to prepare
                                        If your site is already mobile-friendly or responsive, you won’t have much to worry about. However, if you have not yet implemented a mobile strategy for your online presence, now is the critical time to get it done. Follow these steps:

                                        • Ensure the mobile version of your site is active and functional. Responsive designs are the most popular, but you can also have a separate hosted mobile version of your site. Google doesn’t have a preference, as long as mobile users’ experience isn’t interrupted.
                                           
                                        • Ensure Google’s mobile bots can crawl your site. If Google can’t see it, it may as well not even be there.
                                           
                                        • Check each individual page of your site on a mobile device to ensure navigability. Just because your home page is mobile friendly doesn’t mean the rest of your site is.

                                          Google additionally offers two tools you can use to check whether your site is mobile-friendly. First, you can use the appropriately named Mobile-Friendly Test to see whether your site meets initial qualifications. Google Webmaster Tools also contains a convenient Mobile Usability Report you can run to examine your website as Google sees it.

                                        If you are looking to move to a New Responsive Website or Mobile Version of your existing site we have a great offer for the next month with 20% off all New Responsive Websites - See below and Contact us Today


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                                        Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

                                        As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

                                        He is an expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

                                        Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

                                        • strategic brand design
                                        • web design & development
                                        • app design and development 
                                        • digital marketing 
                                        • creative engagement 

                                          Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

                                          Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

                                          Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

                                          Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

                                          Phone : +617 1300 727 749
                                          email : us@roundhouse.cc

                                          • Learn about our web design here.
                                          • Learn about our app development here.
                                          • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

                                          Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
                                          Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

                                          8 Top Reasons To Have a Mobile Friendly Website

                                          by Saul Edmonds

                                          Tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices are ever increasing in popularity. 

                                          The world is becoming more connected and ever more mobile. Mobile internet usage will surpass desktop within a few years if current trends continue.

                                          Is your website mobile friendly?

                                          You are getting mobile visitors to you website right now.

                                          If your website is not mobile ready - you are already losing business. With ever increasing internet searches conducted from mobile devices, delivering a functional web experience to mobile users has never been more essential.

                                          Users expect high quality mobile websites.

                                          Read on for 8 Top Reasons to
                                          Get Mobile with a Mobile Friendly Website

                                          1. 1 billion people have smartphones

                                          In a world with a population of 7 billion, 2 billion people have internet access and 1 billion have smartphones.

                                          2. A mobile website will ensure you stand out from your competitors.

                                          79% of Australian websites are not mobile friendly. Despite the high level of smartphone usage in Australia (Australia has the highest penetration of smartphones in the world, excepting Singapore), Australian business has not yet adapted to the highly lucrative mobile market. 

                                          3. Mobile internet usage is growing at a rapid pace.

                                          Around 7% of the internet usage in the US is mobile. That changes to to 14.85% in Africa, almost 18% in Asia and 20% in Australia. This represents an increase of nearly 200% since 2010. 

                                          4. Mobile internet is highly social.

                                          Consider the following statistic:
                                          Social activities account for 91% of mobile internet access, in contrast to 79% on desktops.

                                          In addition, over 30% of Facebook use is from Facebook Mobile. And up to 50% of Twitter use is from Twitter mobile.

                                          5. Tablets are very popular.

                                          The average user spends nearly 14 hours per week using their iPad or tablet. 

                                          See out previous post on marketing to iPad users here.

                                          6. Mobile users take action.

                                          Mobile users are highly motivated to purchase. It is thought that up to 1 in 5 websites benefit from an immediate response. In the US, approx 10% of all online shopping revenue is from mobile devices.

                                          7. Mobile advertising is big business.

                                          Google earns billions in mobile ad revenue each year.

                                          "Overall spending on mobile advertising in the U.S., including display, search and messaging-based ads served to mobile phones and tablets, will rise 180 percent this year to top $4 billion." (December 2012 announcement from eMarketer)

                                          8. Mobile driven SEO will boost sales.

                                          Search results account for 30% of the smartphone shopping-related page views. If your online store is highly optimised for mobile SEO - your sales will increase. A mobile specific SEO strategy should be developed to target keywords specific to smartphone audiences.

                                          Need a mobile website?

                                          Roundhouse is a specialist provider of mobile friendly web solutions. We can help you make the most of your mobile audience. 

                                          Talk to us. We can help.

                                          Sources
                                          Eric Schmidt MWC Feb. 2012
                                          Mobile Marketer Blog
                                          eWeek blog
                                          Digital Buzz Blog
                                          Hubspot
                                          DudaMobile Internal Data, 2011


                                          Contact Roundhouse Now! 
                                          Book an obligation free consultation to find out more and learn how to leverage mobile technology to grow your opportunities and business revenue.

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                                          Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

                                          As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

                                          He is an expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

                                          Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

                                          • strategic brand design
                                          • web design & development
                                          • app design and development 
                                          • digital marketing 
                                          • creative engagement 

                                            Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

                                            Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

                                            Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

                                            Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

                                            Phone : +617 1300 727 749
                                            email : us@roundhouse.cc

                                            • Learn about our web design here.
                                            • Learn about our app development here.
                                            • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

                                            Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
                                            Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

                                            3 Ways to Leverage the Power of Social and Mobile Marketing

                                            by Saul Edmonds

                                            How to Connect with your Market in the New Digital Economy

                                            “Instead of one-way interruption, web marketing is about delivering useful content at precisely the right moment when a buyer needs it.” 
                                            David Meerman Scott (Author)

                                            Marketing has always been at the heart of every small business.

                                            Marketing channels are changing greatly as the digital economy gains traction. In previous times a typical marketing plan for a small business owner would include such elements as: 

                                            • the yellowpages
                                            • direct mail
                                            • local advertising
                                            • networking
                                            • public relations

                                            While the yellowpages struggles for relevance, print marketing continues to perform; yet is most effective when used in conjunction with a digital campaign. Print marketing works to reach prospects when they are offline. Google and Microsoft invest millions each year on highly targeted print campaigns – this is evidence that there is still an important role for printed materials in small business marketing.

                                            Social, Mobile and Small Business Success

                                            For most businesses, a website is the start of a digital marketing strategy. Getting the right website is essential – yet in a well-rounded marketing strategy it is just the beginning.

                                            Read on for our Top 3 Ways to Leverage Social and Mobile Marketing for Profit.

                                            1. Engage your prospects with Social

                                            Social Media for business is a long term strategy. At the core of any social media strategy is content creation. This content typically involves blog posts, youtube videos, images and infographics, free ebooks and slide presentations.

                                            Each of these is important – however, a blog is particularly recommended. If you are just beginning your social campaign, start here. If you can invest a few hours each week in writing targeted articles that address the needs of your customer (3 articles per week is recommended) - blogging is a great way to get your message out and boost your SEO without additional costs.

                                            Your blogs should then be broadcast across your other social channels. Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin must be included here.

                                            Take the time to reach out to others. Get involved in forums, ask questions on Linkedin, and share images on Pinterest. Join the conversation. Participation is the key.

                                            A targeted social media strategy for business takes time, commitment, creativity and sometimes a little inspiration. Focus your attention and take one step at a time. Get started with your blog, broadcast your message to Twitter and share images on Facebook.

                                            Design for Social Success

                                            Ensure your brand is well represented across the social platforms.

                                            Include your logo prominently on your Twitter and Facebook business page. Develop each channel carefully as a branded digital asset that communicates your message clearly.

                                            2. Engage Your Prospects with Mobile

                                             

                                            Mobilise your Website
                                            A mobile friendly website is essential. With 1 in 7 internet searches conducted from mobiles – people are visiting your website right now from their mobiles. Make sure your website works for them.

                                            The two options here are: a fully optimised mobile website or a mobile ‘mini-site’ where any searches from a mobile are automatically diverted to a mini mobile version of your main site.

                                            Mobilise Your Emails and Email Marketing
                                            Ensure that all emails you send are readable on the mobile screen – as a great majority of people check their emails from their smartphone.

                                            Build an opt-in SMS Marketing List
                                            Invite customers and prospects to subscribe to an SMS marketing list. Offer then an incentive for doing so: a discount, special offer or giveaway is ideal. Broadcast relevant messages to your subscribers.

                                            3. Integrate Your Marketing Channels

                                            No marketing element operates within a vacuum.  The most effective marketing strategy is an integration of online, offline and mobile. For example, why not promote your social networks on printed business collaterals?

                                            Effective marketing across the new media requires a degree of experimentation and finding out what fits best – for you, your business and your customers.

                                            A strong social media campaign requires quality content that is equally matched by a dedication to build an audience. Time must be invested to find followers and a fan base.

                                            The key challenge is to engage a build a targeted audience and then convert that engagement into revenue. A large database of contacts always provides greater opportunities and return than a small database.

                                            Promote your brand online, offline and via mobile channels to get the best results. In a world of emerging media; there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to suit every business. Daily commitment, a willingness to ‘get out there’ and constant review are the keys to marketing success.

                                            Do you need help marketing your business and brand on social networks?

                                            Roundhouse provides custom designed social and mobile marketing campaigns to build your brand and boost your profits online.
                                            Each campaign is individually designed to suit your goals and your budget. 

                                            From branding to content creation and social promotion; contact the social media experts at Roundhouse to discuss your next project.
                                            Talk to us. We can help.


                                            Contact Roundhouse Now! 
                                            Book an obligation free consultation to find out more and learn how to leverage mobile technology to grow your opportunities and business revenue.

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                                            Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

                                            As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

                                            He is an expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

                                            Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

                                            • strategic brand design
                                            • web design & development
                                            • app design and development 
                                            • digital marketing 
                                            • creative engagement 

                                              Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

                                              Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

                                              Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

                                              Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

                                              Phone : +617 1300 727 749
                                              email : us@roundhouse.cc

                                              • Learn about our web design here.
                                              • Learn about our app development here.
                                              • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

                                              Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
                                              Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

                                              How to Tweet a Photo straight from your Camera Roll

                                              by Saul Edmonds

                                              "Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times…I just shoot at what interests me at that moment."

                                              Elliott Erwitt

                                              A great photo demands to be shared.

                                              Tweet your photos to add information and interest to your twitter feed.

                                              It is easy to tweet photos from your iPhone 5 camera roll.

                                              Simply follow these 4 easy steps:

                                              1. Go to your camera roll. Choose a photo.

                                              2. In the lower left hand corner note an arrow icon. Tap on the arrow. A menu will appear.

                                              3. From this menu choose "Twitter". Another menu will appear with the photo attached.

                                              4. Your photo is ready for tweeting. Simply type in your tweet and tap the send button.

                                              Your photo is tweeted!

                                              All done.

                                              Roundhouse is a full service creative studio located at the Gold Coast Queensland. We offer custom web design, brand, print and marketing solutions both online and offline.

                                              Contact us to discuss your latest project.


                                              Contact Roundhouse Now! 
                                              Book an obligation free consultation to find out more and learn how to leverage mobile technology to grow your opportunities and business revenue.

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                                              Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

                                              As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

                                              He is an expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

                                               

                                              Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

                                              • strategic brand design
                                              • web design & development
                                              • app design and development 
                                              • digital marketing 
                                              • creative engagement 

                                                Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

                                                Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

                                                Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

                                                Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

                                                Phone : +617 1300 727 749
                                                email : us@roundhouse.cc

                                                • Learn about our web design here.
                                                • Learn about our app development here.
                                                • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

                                                Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
                                                Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

                                                iPhone 5 tip - How to Change the Font in Notes

                                                by Saul Edmonds

                                                A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair. 

                                                Robert Frost 

                                                Unlike Robert Frost, many of us need to take Notes.

                                                Notes is a handy little app

                                                To customise Notes (a little), why not change the font?

                                                Follow these simple steps:

                                                1. Go to Settings

                                                2. When in Settings, go to Notes.

                                                3. Choose your font.

                                                Choose from Noteworthy, Helvetica and Marker Felt.

                                                Enjoy!


                                                Contact Roundhouse Now! 
                                                Book an obligation free consultation to find out more and learn how to leverage mobile technology to grow your opportunities and business revenue.

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                                                Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

                                                As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

                                                He is an expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

                                                Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

                                                • strategic brand design
                                                • web design & development
                                                • app design and development 
                                                • digital marketing 
                                                • creative engagement 

                                                  Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

                                                  Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

                                                  Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

                                                  Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

                                                  Phone : +617 1300 727 749
                                                  email : us@roundhouse.cc

                                                  • Learn about our web design here.
                                                  • Learn about our app development here.
                                                  • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

                                                  Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
                                                  Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

                                                  iPhone 5 - How to use 'Do Not Disturb'

                                                  by Saul Edmonds
                                                   iphone do not disturb feature

                                                  The iPhone 5 has plenty of great features.

                                                  Do Not Disturb is a simple functionality - but well worth implementing if you are looking for a little quiet time.

                                                  Do Not Disturb Me

                                                  If you do not want any disturbance - but still want your iPhone on - follow the steps below.



                                                  How to Activate 'Do Not Disturb'

                                                  Step 1 : Go to Settings

                                                  Step 2 : Simply toggle 'Do Not Disturb' to on.

                                                  Step 3 : Enjoy the peace n quiet - knowing that all your messages and calls will be saved.

                                                  Now all your incoming calls, messages and other notifications will now be QUIET (shhh).

                                                  These will be collected for later review, but for now your iPhone stays silent throughout: no sounds and no lighting up.

                                                  Give 'Do not Disturb' on iPhone 5 a try the next time you need a little space.


                                                  Contact Roundhouse Now! 
                                                  Book an obligation free consultation to find out more and learn how to leverage mobile technology to grow your opportunities and business revenue.

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                                                  Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

                                                  • strategic brand design
                                                  • web design & development
                                                  • app design and development 
                                                  • digital marketing 
                                                  • creative engagement 

                                                    Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

                                                    Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

                                                    Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

                                                    Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

                                                    Phone : +617 1300 727 749
                                                    email : us@roundhouse.cc

                                                    • Learn about our web design here.
                                                    • Learn about our app development here.
                                                    • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

                                                    Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
                                                    Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

                                                    PayPal Here. There. Anywhere

                                                    by Saul Edmonds

                                                    PayPal Here is the upcoming service / device / app from paypal taking mobile ecommerce to the next level. You’ll be able to accept credit and debit card payments on the go so you’ll never miss a sales opportunity again. PayPal Here also helps you keep track of your cash sales and allows direct invoicing too.

                                                    Pretty interesting development in the world of mobile ecommerce and one which we at Roundhouse will be watching closely.


                                                    Contact Roundhouse Now! 
                                                    Book an obligation free consultation to find out more and learn how to leverage mobile technology to grow your opportunities and business revenue.

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                                                    Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

                                                    As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

                                                    He is an expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

                                                    Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

                                                    • strategic brand design
                                                    • web design & development
                                                    • app design and development 
                                                    • digital marketing 
                                                    • creative engagement 

                                                      Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

                                                      Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

                                                      Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

                                                      Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

                                                      Phone : +617 1300 727 749
                                                      email : us@roundhouse.cc

                                                      • Learn about our web design here.
                                                      • Learn about our app development here.
                                                      • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

                                                      Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
                                                      Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

                                                      Messages Beta

                                                      by Saul Edmonds

                                                      Damn you apple, yet another goal kicked for uber integration.


                                                      Contact Roundhouse Now! 
                                                      Book an obligation free consultation to find out more and learn how to leverage mobile technology to grow your opportunities and business revenue.

                                                      Saulke (1).png

                                                      Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

                                                      As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

                                                      He is an expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

                                                      Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

                                                      • strategic brand design
                                                      • web design & development
                                                      • app design and development 
                                                      • digital marketing 
                                                      • creative engagement 

                                                        Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

                                                        Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

                                                        Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

                                                        Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

                                                        Phone : +617 1300 727 749
                                                        email : us@roundhouse.cc

                                                        • Learn about our web design here.
                                                        • Learn about our app development here.
                                                        • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

                                                        Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
                                                        Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

                                                        Ready to GO MO ?

                                                        by Saul Edmonds

                                                        No we’re not talking about the nuturing of a well polished handle bar moustache folks.

                                                        Google has launched a new service named GoMo aimed at helping developers and site owners to ensure their website works for mobile. This is becoming a real focus for business as the way that customers consume the web expands to include more mobile devices.

                                                        Millions more people are using mobile devices to get online every day.

                                                        Does your business have a mobile-friendly site?

                                                        Visit www.howtogomo.com on your desktop (or your own phone!) to see the difference.


                                                        Contact Roundhouse Now! 
                                                        Book an obligation free consultation to find out more and learn how to leverage mobile technology to grow your opportunities and business revenue.

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                                                        Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

                                                        As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

                                                        He is an expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

                                                        Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

                                                        • strategic brand design
                                                        • web design & development
                                                        • app design and development 
                                                        • digital marketing 
                                                        • creative engagement 

                                                          Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

                                                          Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

                                                          Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

                                                          Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

                                                          Phone : +617 1300 727 749
                                                          email : us@roundhouse.cc

                                                          • Learn about our web design here.
                                                          • Learn about our app development here.
                                                          • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

                                                          Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
                                                          Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

                                                          iPhone Tip - How to Use Emoticons in Your Text Messages

                                                          by Saul Edmonds
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                                                          ‘Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realising it.’ (Vincent Van Gogh, 1889)

                                                          Emoticons are useful when texting. They are a great way to show friends how you really feel. Of course, emoticons are ‘emotional icons’. When words alone are not enough - an emoticon provides the ready means to express yourself succinctly.

                                                          It is easy to enable emoticons on your iPhone. Simply following the steps below to express your mood with ease.

                                                          How to Use Emoticons in Your Text Messages

                                                          Step 1 : Open the App Store and download ‘Spell Number - Emoji for FREE’

                                                          Step 2 : Open the Spell Number app and enter the code 91929394.59

                                                          Step 3 : Close the Spell Number app and then go to:

                                                          Settings > General > Keyboard > International Keyboards > Emoji

                                                          Step 4 : Close Settings and open up Text Messaging

                                                          Step 5 : You will now see a globe icon next to the spacebar on the keyboard.  Select the globe and you will see the available emoticons.

                                                          *Important Point: Emoticons on the iphone can only be viewed on other iphones, so don’t go sending them to your friend who bought a mo**rola d**y (and wishes they had an iphone). It will be sent as garble.

                                                          Get graphically emotional.


                                                          Contact Roundhouse Now! 
                                                          Book an obligation free consultation to find out more and learn how to leverage mobile technology to grow your opportunities and business revenue.

                                                          Saulke (1).png

                                                          Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

                                                          As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

                                                          He is an expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

                                                          Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

                                                          • strategic brand design
                                                          • web design & development
                                                          • app design and development 
                                                          • digital marketing 
                                                          • creative engagement 

                                                            Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

                                                            Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

                                                            Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

                                                            Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

                                                            Phone : +617 1300 727 749
                                                            email : us@roundhouse.cc

                                                            • Learn about our web design here.
                                                            • Learn about our app development here.
                                                            • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

                                                            Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
                                                            Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

                                                            by Saul Edmonds