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.
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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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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!


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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 - 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.
      • 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.
        Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

        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.
          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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          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.


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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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              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 take a screenshot on your iPhone 4

                by Saul Edmonds
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                Screenshots are a great way to capture high quality imagery directly from your iPhone.

                It is easy to take a screenshot of your iOS device.

                iOS has a built in screen capture function which means you can easily capture images regardless of the app you are using. No additional apps are required to take the screenshot.

                The following simple tutorial produces a high quality .jpg image that is stored in the iPhone camera roll.

                • Step 1 : Navigate to the desired screen image you wish to record.
                • Step 2 : Press and hold both : the “Home” button and “Sleep” button. Hold for a second.
                • Step 3 : Watch the iPhone screen “flash” white briefly. This indicates your screenshot has been successfully recorded.
                • Step 4 : Check your iPhone camera roll to view your new image.

                Contact Roundhouse Now! 
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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! 
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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