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As this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival kicks off in Austin, TX with SXSW Film and SXSW Interactive, part of the opening action includes the Mobile App Hackathon. Apps have a history of making big news. With so many developers attending SXSW, it seemed only natural for someone to run a healthy tech completion, which is what AT&T did with its Mobile App Hackathon. And I got 3rd-Place Winner for developing Lance’s Recipe Mobile App. I developed the Mobile App using HTML5 CSS3, jQuery & utilize Apigee APIs for content storage. It was great honor to build Mobile app for such big celebrity.
With prime real estate on the first floor of the SXSW Convention Center, AT&T invited developers to create a design for the app, within 24 hours. As added incentive, AT&T tossed in $46K of cash and prizes.
“The developer community is driving the economy,” Said Ben Nelson, marketing manager of the AT&T developer program, based in Redmond. “The hackathon is a chance to show what they’re capable of.”
The company set up facilities in the main lobby of the Convention Center where, after a Friday night intro, the developers were provided the time and space to go to work.
While the SXSW event is not AT&T’s first hackathon, having produced several, most notably one for the city of San Diego focused on improving the quality of life there, the Austin challenge may be one of the most intense.
The apps can be platform agnostic and the final judge at the end of the cycle is Briggs, who wants an app to communicate with his fans.
The teams can be anywhere from one to several people.
Coding like crazy in the AT&T room at SXSW was just one-person team by myself. And I was the only team with single force. It’s not about the money, It’s the idea of doing something cool. It was great experience & fun. And having in top 3 winner was awesome.
AT&T SXSW Part 1
AT&T SXSW Part 2
AT&T SXSW Part 3
AT&T SXSW Part 4
It was great experience developing “You’re Invited” mobile app with a great team and awesome to Win the AT&T Foundry Mobile App Hackathon 2012 which kicked off with 113+ attendees and even some local celebrities such as a previous mayor of Plano and a professor from UTD! . Thanks to AT&T Foundry, @Alex_Donn & @gravity_centre
Mobile application (apps) is one of the fastest growing category of mobility market today. Mobile applications are software program running on mobile devices targeted to execute specific tasks (games, weather, news, etc. ). Gartner expects that by 2013, number of app downloads will be 49.2 bn as compared to mere 2.5 bn in 2009. This is almost 20 fold increase in app downloads.
Rise of app stores
- Apple app store – 400,000+
- Android market – 230,000+
- GetJar – 160,000+
- Mobihand – 158,000+
- PocketGear – 90,000+
- Mobango – 82,000+
- Handango – 44,000+
- Social network apps
- Map / search apps
- Music apps
- News apps
App space dominated by a few
Inspite of plethora of apps available and so many being created according to survey of Andriod users, Top 10 apps accounted for almost 43% of usage while Top 50 accounted for just over 60%. This shows that while some apps are super popular, most have low or no following at all. Both android market and Apple app store have some blockbuster apps.
If there’s one characteristic that all cultures share it’s the quest for information. So, it should come as no surprise that the most heavily trafficked websites across the world are search engines. Whether your business is one of providing information (such as a news site or blog), a service provider (software or app developer) or e-commerce (selling tangible products), it is important to appeal to searchers and the search engines by capitalizing on the information that people want. This means finding trending topics and searching for the right keywords — whether for use in blog post titles, social media updates, or marketing and advertising copy.
As Web professionals we have great opportunities in international markets, as the Web has few borders. In addition to standard keyword research as it applies to your industry, addressing those topics of interest to audiences worldwide can place your brand in front of potential consumers across the world. With that in mind, below you will find a few websites where the world goes for information. These are valuable resources for finding what’s buzzing on the Web and the information people care about. With this information, we can craft our content and products to relate to anyone, anywhere.
Nowadays website becomes an essential part of every profession. Website makes strong impact on the image of your company. It is very important when you are more concern about exploring your business world wide.
If you are into the business, an owner of small or medium or big company, or a professional or free lancer you need to have your own website for many reasons.
There are approximately 970 millions Internet users, 15% of the world’s population. Thus it is a most efficient way to get potential customers from all over the world through internet marketing.
Websites have no boundaries as far as place or region or country is concern. It is international. If you have a website, then you have something international that overcomes the limits between countries and continents. Through website designing you will get identity, global presence and good business channel once you make entry in the www (World Wide Web) and promote the website through web marketing. There are competitions in every business. This is like going for a business exhibition on internet. You can not stop competition in any business but at least make your identity so that your potential customers are given a chance of comparing and subsequently buying your products or engaging your services with the help of professional business website.
If you own small company and you want to explore globally than website is the only effective media to connect people by creative web designing with web promotion.
Business without website means you are running business without having your business card; you can say your website as your business card. By effective profile of your company, products/services you can build corporate image of the company in your business website.
If you have a SEO friendly website, potential customers are inclined to know more about you. Then you can explain to them why your products are great or how excellent and reliable your services are and, also satisfying them by showing your work profiles. Having a website means your business is open and reachable round the clock and throughout the year. Your web site is your online shop and it is open for 24/7. Website transmits your message in a few seconds.
In website, content can be changed very easily. You can get good ranking in search pages by writing SEO friendly copy writing in your website. The work involved in projecting your website can also be used for presentation purposes, without the presence of the internet. There are various types of website designing such as Static Web site Design, Flash Web Site Design, Dynamic Website Design, Hybrid Websites Design, SEO Website. The type of website depends on the type of your business.
- Static websites are generally text base. Static websites are more search engine friendly websites.
- Flash web sites are for entertainment, game, animation or visual effects. Flash sites are very useful to represent your product or service in innovative way. Flash site gives unique and novel look to your web site.
- Dynamic websites can be used for various applications, whereby from login pages, company employees can login to update and report data directly in and from the project’s database. You can opt to go for a dynamic website which will automatically change your content based on changes to your business, like stock items, stock status, prices, important messages, news, articles, services and more.
- Hybrid website is mixer of static and flash sites. Hybrid site is useful when you wish to make search engine friendly website with text, visual and flash animation.
Today, many businesses depend on their website. They gained vast exposure and have increased their sales revenue by developing professional website design and search engine friendly website.
Search engine optimization is the next step after having web designing and web development. This is normally done through a search engine optimization process directly in your web site.
To get maximum benefit of website you need to design web site by professional Web Design Company and have web optimization by professional SEO Company.
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