5 Top Reasons Why Google Apps Are Not Available For Windows Phones

by Saul Edmonds

Why Are Google Apps Are Not Available For Windows Phones?

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"There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why." ―William Barclay

The question concerning why Google Apps are not available for Windows Phones can not be answered in one sentence. 

This appears to be one of those complicated relationships that only the two parties involved really understand what the core issue could be. For those of us looking in from the outside, we can speculate and assume, but that is all we really have to go by.

Taking a look from an impartial point of view, we look more closely at the 5 top reasons why Google Apps are not available for Windows Phones. (Just like any relationship, the deeper we look, the more obvious the problem appears.)

1. Ending a Relationship

Google and Microsoft definitely have an interesting relationship to say the least. 

Even though these two companies would love to break free of one another, they need each other to a small extent. 

Google has developed Google Docs to try and replace Microsoft Office, so then Microsoft developed Bing to replace Google Search. The fact is they still need each other because Google Chrome runs best on Microsoft Windows, and then Microsoft needs Google Apps to try and entice new users to come on board. 

That being said, Windows Phones is the one hurting the most from this relationship. As of today, there is only one Google app available in the Windows App Store, and it was last updated years ago. Google Apps is getting more bang for their buck at the Apple Store, so they have not even considered expansion.
 

2. No Respect for the Windows Phone

It is really clear by the amount of Google Apps in the Windows Phone App Store that they have little or no respect for this platform. 

The biggest reason why the apps are not available at this time has to simply do with market share. Look at it from the perspective of the marketing giant Google. They currently share about 70% of the market with their Android, compared to a measly 8% that the Windows Phone holds. 

That is not enticing enough for Google to want to play in that game. 

Microsoft just is not grabbing the market by storm, so in the eyes of Google, there really is no fire that needs their attention at this time.
 

3. The Windows Phone Isn't Google-Friendly

If you strip away all the theories about why Google Apps are not available for Windows Phones, you can not get away from the fact that Google is in competition with Apple and Microsoft. 

Looking at the amount of apps in the Windows Store, Google doesn't feel the urge to push the issue. 

Now the same can be said a few years ago when Google had basically nothing in the Apple App Store. Then something happened, Apple popularity exploded. When Apple all of a sudden became a threat to Google, all of a sudden you begin to see an abundance of Google apps showing up in the Apple App Store. 

Once they realized Apple was becoming too popular, they decided that they needed to be in that space. Market shares play a huge role, and right now Google just doesn't feel like they need to be worried about Microsoft.

Looking deeper, when the iPhone was released, it came installed with Google Maps, Google Search YouTube, and a Mail app. 

When the Windows Phone was released, it came with Bing Maps, SkyDrive, Bing Search, no ability to make 3rd-party browsers Google-friendly
. 

Even if Google did release YouTube or Hangouts to the Windows App Store, those users are going to be making use of Bing Search and IE, so there is zero benefit or incentive to make the effort. 

Google also knows that even though people want to try these Windows Phones, they won't without certain apps. Even though people would consider the phones, Google is holding the cards right now and isn't budging.

4. Windows Phones are Dangerous

Another reason why Google Apps are not available for Windows Phones, Google sees them as a threat. 

Google feels that the relationship they have with Apple is not threatening at all, they are not worried in the least that users are going to ditch because Google feels Apple does not have many services that will conflict with theirs. 

On the other hand, Microsoft is a much bigger threat because they have Office, Bing Search, Skype, and Outlook. If Google loses a user to the Windows Phone, Google stands to lose more than they want to consider. Google doesn't want to give Microsoft any attention or the users may start doing the same.
 

5. Windows Phone Issues

Perhaps the biggest reason that Google is not going to play nice with Microsoft is that Google simply has a major problem with the Windows platform in general. 

The best way to explain this issue is that Microsoft offers users alternatives to many of the services that are already being provided by Google. Google feels that once a person tries the phone, they may start to get more comfortable with Bing or Skype, and rely less on all the services that Google offers. 

Right now, by limiting the apps from showing up in the Windows App Store, Google feels that little to none of their users will be jumping ship anytime soon to be the first to experiment on the other platform.

These are 5 of the reasons why Google Apps are not available for Windows Phones. Google does not feel like they have to be worried about the competition as long as they are taking care of things on their home front. If Google can keep the user happy on their platform, they know the user is less likely to be looking for another.

The only thing that could change this relationship is if Microsoft becomes like Apple, a huge threat, and if that occurs, Google will certainly do whatever it takes to stay in front of their captive audience. For now, Google is not worried.

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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.

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    Messages Beta

    by Saul Edmonds

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


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    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.

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      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.


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      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.

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        Get Mobilized

        by Saul Edmonds
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        ‘Every man is a creative cause of what happens, a primum mobile with an original movement.’

        (Friedrich Nietzsche)

        The mobile web is more important than ever. The popularity of social networking via mobile devices continues to surge. Mobile media consumption is on the rise.

        Your audience is on their phone.

        Any web development and branding strategy should be optimised for mobile web browsers. Companies should carefully invest in their mobile brands. Although application usage continues to steadily increase, internet via browser remains the most preferred method of mobile media access.

        Smartphone and Social Networking

        Consider the following:

        Twitter mobile usage is up 347%

        Facebook mobile usage is up 112% (comscore-mobile-stats)

        Today, a ‘mobile ready’ website is essential. Failure to implement risks ignoring up to 30% of fans and followers.  

        Get Mobile and Prosper

        It is easy to get prepared for your mobile audience.

        Firstly, detect mobile browsers via user agents then use PHP/ASP scripting to redirect the page. DetectMobileBrowser.com has some script examples. Secondly, direct their request to a different page - that is optimised for mobile usage. Use Mobify.me to create a free mobile web page.

        Alternatively, your web developer can design a customised solution.

        However you do it, meeting the mobile challenge is crucial for business 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.
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          • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

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          iphone tip - Backup Bootcamp

          by Saul Edmonds
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          ‘It isn’t just the past we remember, it’s the future too.

          Fifty per cent of memory is devoted not to what has already happened,

          but to what will happen next.’ (Zen Quote)

          Lost Data = Disaster

          The experience of a lost or malfunctioning iphone could happen to you. Imagine the irrevocable denial of access to emails, photos, documents, software, ebooks, music and files. In the fight against oblivion our only salvation is a watertight backup system.

          For your business, lost contacts and schedules is system downtime. The recreation of data incurs additional time and cost that few businesses can afford.

          How to Backup Mail, Contacts and Calendar

          Preserve your critical data. Setup your iPhone to automatically copy all calendar and contact information to the safety of the cloud. Sync your Mail, Contacts, Calendars to Gmail today and sleep peacefully tonight. If the unthinkable happens (lost/ stolen iPhone) - at least your Mail, Contacts and Calendar data is intact.

          How to Sync your Gmail Account

          Step 1 : Open Settings, go to ‘Mail, Contacts, Calendars’

          Step 2 : Add accounts, select Microsoft Exchange

          Step 3 : Enter your gmail address in the email & username field, then your password

          Step 4 : When the certificate verification dialog pops up click cancel and enter m.google.com as the server name.

          Step 5 : Select all 3 services to sync, Mail, Contacts, Calendars

          Peace of Mind.


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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.
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            App Addiction and iOS4

            by Saul Edmonds
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            ‘Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.’ (Carl Jung, 1875-1961)

            Few new iPhone owners escape the lure of the Appstore. With it’s intoxicating and heady mix of free apps, new apps and bargain apps (both useful and useless) - the promise is but seldom fulfilled come grey morning. Beyond the hope and hype, only a handful of Apps survive to become truly useful tools of choice.

            Most iPhone users have deleted more apps than they have kept. Over time, spare dollars spent upon apps largely deleted can become a surprisingly significant sum. Lost money is something few can afford.

            Of course, iOS4 offers folders which purpose to reduce onscreen clutter. Keep in mind that any folder is limited to a maximum of 12 apps. Multiple folder are an option - yet any system suffers fragmentation if two many choices are available. Best assemble a selection of your top apps and focus upon these. Forget / delete those apps that are used but rarely.

            A further issue with too many apps is ‘update wait’. With scores of apps, a routine update on the app store may find your time held to ransom over 3G.

            Design your System

            We love apps and there are many great apps out there. Yet, it is important to remain considered and selective in your choices if you are to get the most from your iOS4 experience.

            Happy apps!


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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 4 Tip - Is your Data Securely Encyrpted?

              by Saul Edmonds
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              “This is my password,” said the King as he drew his sword. “The light is dawning, the lie broken.” (C.S Lewis)

              The establishment of a password on your iPhone is a wise move. It is an easy means by which to ensure your data security. Even emails and attachments will be effectively encrypted and protected by this simple system.

              Unfortunately, there is a loophole.

              This issue concerns users who set their iPhone password using iOS3 and have since upgraded to iOS4. In this circumstance, data encryption may fail.

              How to confirm if your password is secure?

              Step 1 : Settings > General > Passcode Lock

              Step 2 : Enter your passcode to reveal the Passcode lock screen and scroll to the bottom of that screen.

              Step 3 : Find the confirmation ‘data protection is enabled’ in dark blue letters.

              If data protection is not enabled, perform the following steps.

              Step 1 : Disable your passcode in Settings > General > Passcode Lock

              Step 2 : Back up your device. Connect it to your computer. Go to iTunes, Control-click and select Back Up.

              Step 3 : Restore your device by clicking the Restore button in the Summary screen in iTunes.

              Step 4 : Enable your passcode again, which turns on encryption.

              Safe n sound.


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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.
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                iphone 4 Tip - Hard and Soft Reset

                by Saul Edmonds
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                ‘Now that the storm has passed and rebuilding will restart, the future is even brighter.’ (David Stockman)

                If your iPhone 4 does not respond - freezing, unable to turn on - you may need to do a reset.

                Try a Soft Reset First

                • Step 1. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears, then drag the slider.
                • Step 2. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

                A Hard Reset is the other alternative.

                This is basically a forced reboot. Rest assured that your iphone data remains safe during this process.

                • Step 1. Press / hold the Home button and the Sleep / Wake button simultaneously.
                • Step 2. Continue holding both buttons until the iPhone shuts off and begins to restart.
                • Step 3. Release when you see the silver Apple logo.

                You have completed a hard reset successfully.


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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.
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                  iPhone Tip - Switch to UK English

                  by Saul Edmonds
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                  Would you care for a doughnut?

                  Or prefer a donut?

                  There are numerous variants between the standard English used in the UK and US. These differences illustrate dialectical variants within our shared English language.

                  • Some other common examples :
                  • Colour (UK) - Color (US)
                  • Moustache (UK) - Mustache (US)
                  • Arse (UK) - Ass (US)

                  The iPhone 4 automatic spell checker can be set to the specific version of English you require.

                  By default it is set to American English.

                  Few will deny that a spell checker set to the ‘wrong’ version can be a frustrating experience when texting.

                  If the incorrect version has been selected, it can easily be changed.

                  Note that ‘English’ on the iPhone 4 is US English.

                  How to change US English to UK English

                  • Step 1 : Go to Settings – General – International – Keyboards
                  • Step 2 : Tap Add New Keyboard
                  • Step 3 : Scroll to select English (UK)
                  • Step 4 : On the Keyboards screen, tap Edit
                  • Step 5 : Delete ‘English’

                  All done!


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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 4 Camera : How to Zoom and Focus

                    by Saul Edmonds
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                    iPhone Quick Tip:

                    iPhone 4 Camera : How to Zoom and Focus

                    ‘There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.’  

                    (Ansel Adams)

                    Most would agree that one of the best features of the iPhone 4 is the

                    5 megapixel camera.

                    A photographer’s words of wisdom :

                    ‘The best camera is the one you have with you.’

                    Quality Point n Shoot

                    Despite some android models offering up to 8 pixels - 5 Megapixels is plenty good enough to capture the detail and the moment. In addition the iPhone 4 has an f2.4 lens - which lets the light in and offers a nice wide view too.

                    Zoom zoom zoom

                    To get a great picture you need to focus, right?

                    The iphone 4 does not disappoint with a fantastic digital zoom.

                    How to Zoom and Focus

                    Step 1 : Observe your object/ subject through the iPhone camera viewfinder.

                    Step 2 : Activate focus by tapping on the screen.

                    Step 3 : A white square will appear showing the subject that the iPhone is focussed on.

                    Step 4 : A zoom bar will also appear. Simply slide to get closer in to your subject.

                    Happy snapping.


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                    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 show your iPhone 4's Battery Power in Numeric Form

                      by Saul Edmonds
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                      One of the main improvements of iPhone 4 over its predecessor is the significantly improved battery life.

                      Tests suggest that battery longevity can extend to up to 38 hours of heavy use including 7 hours of talk time. The new lithium-ion battery is much appreciated amongst iPhone devotees.

                      The importance of accurately gauging your battery supply is crucial.

                      A man forewarned is a man forearmed (with a recharger).

                      Don’t be caught out.

                      Follow the easy steps below to display battery life as a numerical percentage within the battery display symbol.

                      Step 1 : Tap on Settings

                      Step 2 : Tap on General

                      Step 3 : Tap on Usage

                      Step 4 : Switch on Battery Percentage

                      A closer monitoring of battery life can also assist with regard to devising strategies that better conserve battery power - which in turn should extend battery life.


                      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.

                        Creative App Review - Flourish

                        by Saul Edmonds

                        Flourish is a composer’s dream.

                        Making music made easy - with wonderful graphics to match.

                        Headphones recommended.

                        What is Flourish?

                        • The basic concept : select instruments, layer sounds, create loops.
                        • Compose entire tracks.
                        • It’s intuitive, addictive and surprisingly easy to get your head around this nifty app.

                        Come to Life

                        Flourish is all about phrases and loops - represented as colourfully strong graphical elements of rather striking beauty. The elegant and evolving visuals is a key feature. Simply select images on screen to extend play or create new musical sequences.

                        For Your Eyes (and Ears) Only

                        Flourish opens with a basic screen or stage. Begin by selecting an image onscreen. Simply side your finger to add percussive and melodic symbols. Tap or double tap to effect the current tune in real time.

                        • Explore
                        • Create.
                        • Evolve.

                        Let the fresh imagery inspire you as you open a chain of symbols and instruments that feed and structure your composition. Layer upon layer.

                        The intuitive nature of Flourish ensures that anyone can develop a complete performance in a surprisingly short amount of time. Creatively relaxing.

                        Flourish is recommended. Be sure to check out the interactive tutorial.

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                        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.

                          Flock v3.5 Browser Takes Flight

                          by Saul Edmonds

                          Flock now flies faster than ever.

                          Flock is a social web browser. The recently released update utilizes the power of the Chromium platform - the only other browser to use it is Google Chrome. (Previously, Flock used the Mozilla’s Gecko engine and was a little slower).

                          Get Social

                          The web more social than ever.

                          Flock is a unique browser that seeks to make social media easy. It is free

                          Flock is all about following, finding, and sharing friends (and information). It is designed to provide a personal one-screen interface to all social networking sites, RSS, media feeds and blogs.

                          The new 3.5 version introduces a scrolling sidebar that features a constant update from your social networks. This includes Twitter, FaceBook, LinkedIn, Flickr, YouTube, and RSS feeds. (Flock requires setup of a free account). Flock is also designed with bloggers in mind and features a blog editor that allows direct posting into any designated blog.

                          Get Popular

                          The big advantage of Flock is the integration social networking with a search engine. It essentially keeps you connected with your friends while you are browsing. Flock makes reading, searching, viewing, clicking links, tweeting, sharing pretty darn easy.

                          To give you some idea of the growing popularity of Flock, the Flock Facebook page has had more than 7.5 million users during the past year.


                          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.

                            Moog - Then & Now

                            by Saul Edmonds

                            For lovers of early synth and old-school electronica you can’t (and shouldn’t) go past the creations of legend Robert Moog.

                            Still going strong Moogmusic has brought out FILTATRON, a great real-time audio effects suite and powerful studio tool in a tidy lil’ package as an iphone app


                            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.

                              by Saul Edmonds