Friday, March 23, 2012

Let's Create A QR Code Coupon Together

Got an idea to promote your small business with the help of QR code coupons? You found the right place to start. Let's take a closer look at how you can easily and quickly create your own QR code coupon in a matter of minutes. After registering on our site, reading and watching all the useful stuff you visit WYSIWYG editor and press QR code button at the top right corner. Here we go...

In front of you there is a window showing all the necessary information for creating QR code coupons. The fields marked red are required to be filled out. They will vary depending on the type of the QR code you create. All of the them can be seen in a dropdown menu. The following types are required:

- Contact info (MECARD or vCARD)

- Email address

- Geo location

- Phone number

- Text


- YouTube

-Calendar Event

You will ask what is the difference between vCards and MECARDs. A vCard or Versitcard is the standardized file format for electronic business cards. This is a file format developed by the Versit group in 1995 which, at that time consisted of members from Apple, IBM and Siemens. This is a universal format understood by most devices and software that handle things like contact information and email. MECARDs are used for the same purpose, but have been developed to be slightly more portable. Which makes them better suited for distributing as a QR code. So the difference is slight and you can choose any of the variants which suits you best.

After choosing a definite type of a QR code you will get some fields to be filled out below. It can be only one field like in case with email address type or even seven fields if Contact Info is chosen. Specify the size of a QR code. Three variants are given. Once data is entered there is the very time for a significant moment which make a QR code coupon out of a usual QR code. It is the settings at the bottom of the window. Check "Use as coupon" and specify the settings. Checking Active will make the coupon function. The number of scans needed for redeeming the coupon can be specified by you as well. It will help you track the usage of your QR code coupons. If you offer a discount after 3 scans for instance you will be able to let customers take part in rewarding by checking Restart the scan count after a coupon is redeemed. In opposite case your coupon won't count the number of scans to be redeemed. Hardly ever you will allow your QR code coupon to be visible if you use it for rewarding clients' loyality. If it is so don't check it. One more limitation is to let users scan the coupon only after they are logged in. Keep in mind -only the users of your app will be able to scan QR codes you offer them for discounts or any other cases. Once all is done, click on Save button and your QR code coupon will become available to the left. Need more coupons, press on Add button and go on making them.

The whole process is simple and won't take much time. All are welcome to check it out on our site.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Local Favor iPhone App from Snappii

Who doesn’t like to save money and help their local community at the same time? With the Local Favor Community Value Card you can do both. Local Favor is a network of locally owned, NH-based merchants, who have come together to form a state-wide buy local rewards network. Each participating retailer has agreed to honor The Local Favor Community Value Card by offering valuable incentives, rewards or discounts to shoppers who present their Local Favor Card at the time of purchase. The card only costs $10 but will save you hundreds for the whole year. Even better, 10% of all card sale proceeds are donated to NH-based charitable organizations.

To help NH residents & visitors find savings and rewards through the Local Favor Merchant Network, the Local Favor iPhone App was developed and launched using Snappii. It allows users to preview all the available Local Favor shopper rewards, the directory of participating merchants, contact information, locations, GPS guided directions, forum discussions and additional merchant specials and announcements.

Owner, Keith Clark, says “the Snappii service was better than I could have expected. The Snappii team removed all the mystery out of developing my app. They were responsive, offered valid guidance and suggestions and helped to bring credibility to my business and a valuable tool to that will bring mobile exposure to my clients. I am thrilled with the results.“

Partnering with Local Favor is a great example of how the use of a mobile app can help engage customers especially for local businesses.

Monday, March 12, 2012

SLC Guide App From Snappii

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Let's continue our trip through picturesque places of the USA. Our next stop is at Salt Lake City. If you have read our previous posts you for sure know what should be taken with you to make your traveling the most comfortable - to be short it is a mobile app. But first of all a short description of the city.

Salt Lake City, often shortened to Salt Lake or SLC, is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. With a population of 186,440 as of the 2010 Census, the city lies in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which has a total population of 1,124,197. Salt Lake City has developed a strong outdoor recreation tourist industry based primarily on skiing, and was host to the 2002 Winter Olympics. It is the industrial banking center of the United States. The main things worth sightseeing are The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,Temple Square, Family History Library, St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral etc. Among the majority of parks the most famous is The Olympic Cauldron Park, located at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Salt Lake City is close to several world-class ski and summer resorts, including Snowbird, Alta, Brighton, Solitude, Park City Mountain Resort, and Deer Valley. The resorts cater to millions of visitors each year and offer year-round activities. Besides SLC is the home of shopping centers.

To make your journey spotless you will need a city guide app. With the help of it you will easily find a place where to stay, where to eat and where to go. This app will show you all the nearest locations you can visit with your family. There is a forum where you can exchange your opinions and thoughts with other users, ask and answer questions. You will be always updated with latest city news, weather forecasts. The ability to take vivid items of the city will pleasantly surprise you. After picture is taken email it immediately to your friends and relatives to share the happiest moments of your traveling with them.

Salt Lake City Guide app is available in the Appstore for only $0.99. Having it in your collection of apps will greatly assist you in finding your way in the unknown city. If you need another app you can merely make it on your own using Snappii functionality. Even without programming knowledge you will be able to make similar city guide apps in a matter of minutes and submit them to Apple Appstore to make them go live. It is free to make and test iPhone and Android apps here. Check it out at our site.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Apple Has Announced IPad 3

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This new "toy" has been expected with great impatience by all Apple admirers and at last it was released. IPad 3 or how Tim Cook called it "New iPad" was announced the day before yesterday in San Francisco, California. And according to the first impressions and opinions of publicity Apple managed not to disappoint its fans. Let's see what new Apple developers have added to the new version. Some words about its size:

In comparison with its predecessor "new iPad" is 0.6 mm thicker and 0.007 lbs heavier. Its size increased up to 9.7 inch and it weighs 1.4 lbs now. The screen packs a 2048x1536 pixel resolution (3.1 million pixels) and it is ultra-high resolution the one iPad enthusiasts have long clamored for. Apple is finally bringing its famous digital photo editor and organizer to iPad. Originally part of the iLife suite, users can now easily manage, edit and share photos through iPhoto. iPhoto app for iPad comes with a great selection of features that will make editing photos a fun and easy experience for users, no matter what their level of photo editing proficiency happens to be. For how long will Photoshop brand more prevail is not known for sure now. iPhoto is a real competitor which is ready to conquer photo world. In any case we will see the results of upcoming battle.

One more cool feature is on the go - 4G Long Term Evolution is finally available on the new iPad. At the event, it was disclosed the new iPad would support 21Mbps HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA at 42Mbps, as well as LTE at 73Mbps. The Apple device will run on both AT&T and Verizon LTE networks. As for the continuity of working process it will remain the same. The new device will be able to work up to 10 hours without recharging and maintain the same smoothness iPad is actually known for.

One of the highlighted features is voice dictation Siri. It supports English, French, German and Japanese languages. The latest iOS 5.1 will be supported on iPad 3 as well. So this Apple product can indeed make Android fans silent for some time as it gives a vast number of unique and cool features among such devices.

And in the end the question which interests most - how much iPad costs. The starting sum is from $499 depending on the number of features and design. Looking at your device you think for sure that it is old-fashioned in comparison with new Apple gadget, don't you?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Appstore Has Hit The Target At 25 Billion Downloads

Try to build own iPhone app with usEstablished only 4 years ago Apple Appstore achieved 25th billion App download yesterday. The man from eastern China Chunli Fu downloaded the "special" app which appeared to be a free version of Where is My Water app. The lucky person got $10,000 iTunes Card for his download. Currently according to the stats there are over 500,000 iOS apps available on the Appstore and about 315 million Apple devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod) worldwide which made it possible to reach this number of downloads so fast.

Mobile apps are really hot today and the owners of Apple devices download and install a huge number of apps daily for fun, favorite occupations, business, traveling and etc. It is predicted that less than in a year this enormous figure will double. The popularity and need in mobile apps is constantly growing. Apple devices are available in 123 countries and their number will also increase, even more people will get a chance to buy them in local shops and enjoy a variety of apps Appstore can offer.

By the way you can take an active part in adding new applications to the famous "Store" even if you are not a programmer. It became possible due to Snappii web service functionality. With the help of which you can easily create your own iOS apps and get them live in the Appstore. Being a part of gigantic organization is not only honorable but can bring good money too. Just visit Snappii website and find out the opportunities to increase your income .

Monday, March 5, 2012

Snappii Will Take Care Of Your Apps

Try to create own iPhone app with usWhen non-programmers are looking for an opportunity to create a mobile app for their small business they often encounter misunderstandings connected with joining Apple Developer Program and the rules they need to strictly observe so that their app could be accepted without problems. Without the basic knowledge how the whole process is going it is difficult to succeed in publishing an app. When searching for appropriate web service which allows to create iPhone and iPad apps without programming skills pay attention to support and assistance this service is going to offer you as the success of work will mostly depend on these significant options. Hardly ever each user is aware of Apple Guideline Rules as they are often modified and constantly undergone new changes. Let's see what Snappii web service will offer you in case you will decide to make your app with them. First of some technical points:

- the ability to create apps by just dragging and dropping screen elements and entering necessary content

- besides simple and friendly user interface you will get fully automated process of app submission for Apple review

- the opportunity to test your mobile app before submission for free is really awesome. Make sure how the app will look and work.

You can be really worried about your app approval as the Apple rules are indeed steady and firm and you need to be flexible not to violate them. Here comes Snappii support. You will get useful information concerning data and functions which can be else added to the app, some helpful tips on app design and work. Any question dropped to Snappii support will be carefully considered and detailed response will be sent back asap. If you have no experience in working with Apple stuff and iOS apps you can always count on professional and quick assistance via emails, live chat, phone and Skype connections. Many issues are covered in FAQ too.

Still have questions on creating apps? Stop racking brains with them, let Snappii answer them for you.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Are You Making Your App Or Still Staying Aside?

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Some people who don't have enough experience in programming prefer to think that they cannot achieve the same high results programmers around them have had. And sincerely speaking they are often mistaken. The core of the problem is that to learn to develop mobile apps for example will take too much time and in the end no positive results can be seen. No reason to be disappointed as you can always find the way to workaround a problem. Here is a true user's story how a person like you managed to create the basis of an app having only bare but brilliant idea in mind.

This past weekend I attended the Spotify Music Apps Weekend. For the longest time I wasn't sure I wanted to attend because I don't have a strong programming background and felt I would be obvious I was out of my element, making it hard to find anyone to partner with that could really help me out on the development side. Last minute I decided to attend in hopes that my marketing and design expertise would be enough to convince a hacker to join me.

I have been using the Snappii service the past few months to create a prototype for a music app. So I attended the event with that in hand and began showing it around to developers to see if they were interested in the idea. Several developers loved it right away and joined in on the project. After the weekend was finished, I walked away with a great partner who will continue to develop the app with me going forward.

I just wanted to say that this would not have been possible without Snappii! I'm an entrepreneur at heart and love discussing my ideas with programmers but it's always hard to sell just an idea. Using Snappii I was able to create something that demonstrated the value of the idea, in tangible form, that was easy for programmers to conceptualize.

Thanks so much!

Bryan Bartlett

All are welcome to give a try at where each splendid idea can come true even if you have no palpable programming experience behind. Just get rid of prejudice and start making your app without the necessity to explain to developers all the details of your project. Make it as you feel it using Snappii technology.