The Beatles App – Released by ziggiapps.com

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ziggiapps.com is extremely proud of their Dinosaur Album Guides first installment in an exciting serialised collection of album guides.

This design is the first in the series; ‘The Beatles Please Please Me – The Album Guide’

The album guide allows users to glide from song to song through a beautiful and intuitive design that compliments the ultimate guide to the Beatles by Joe Rodgers.

With its lyrical themes of teen angst, insecurity, euphoric joy, love and depression combined with the high octane rock ‘n’ roll of its loud guitars and trashy open high-hats, the release of ‘Please Please Me’ in March 1963 was a seminal moment in the history of British rock music. Its success at home paved the way for the Beatles` relentless evolution throughout 1963, culminating in their international explosion in 1964.
English artists were virtually unknown in the US prior to the British invasion (spearheaded by the Fab Four in 1964). The musical and cultural explosion which followed their breakthrough established British pop/rock (particularly alternative) as the dominating force in international music over the following 30-40 years. And it all began with ‘Please Please Me’.

Exactly which instruments were used during the recording of the album?
Who was the first artist to cover a song from the Fab Four?
What was John Lennon drinking when he recorded the riotous vocal on ‘Twist And Shout’?
Who was the inspiration behind ‘I Saw Her Standing There’?
Why was WEEDON a private word for anything totally uncool?

All this and more, in this unique Album Companion.

The App is online today on Apple and Google app stores for iPad and Android Tablets.  It is also available in ebook format on Kindle.

iPad: http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/dinosaur-album-guides-01/id487666948?mt=8

Android Tablets: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.ziggiapps.dino&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImFpci5jb20uemlnZ2lhcHBzLmRpbm8iXQ..

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/The-Beatles-Please-Album-ebook/dp/B006LABAG6

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ziggiapps.com release latest app

Dun Laoghaire app QR Code, ziggiapps.com zapp

Dun Laoghaire app QR Code, ziggiapps.com zapp

ziggiapps.com is delighted to announce the launch of their latest app for Dun Laoghaire Council.

There are 2 apps; each a fully offline audio/visual tour of a great part of Ireland.

The tours consist of 14 locations with some very interesting points of interest along the East Pier and The Metals.

The Apps are available on iPhone and Android markets.

Alternatively you can scan the QR code and choose your resepctive store.

Enjoy!

Advertising for photographers

Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s that time of year again for wedding fairs and we have just the thing for photographes who would like to get their name out there.

With Bluetooth technology at its peak (64% of mobiles have Bluetooth switced on at all time) you can send images, apps and messages to guests at weddings, grabbing their attention and spreading your name and reputation among your target audience.

Through bluetooth you can send a photo of the bride and groom with your website and phone number overlayed. This can be easily done as people are sitting down for their meal and let bluetooth transmit as you continue your work.

This way you can have your name on upto 80% of mobiles at the wedding at no cost to you or the guest. They in turn can forward your image to absent friends via multi-media text messaging or attach to their facebook page.

All this for a one off payment of just €670.

contact info@ziggiapps.com today.

Apps in Education

education

education (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)

Google and Apple have taken a huge slice of the education market so far, with Google boasting 16 million students using its online educational apps.  Apple have introduced their educational remit with some degree of success in Ireland but some problems still arise for participating schools.  The major restrictions for teachers is the lack of educational apps and poor broadband in most schools.  Another concern is the lack of equipment. Feedback from the teachers has been broadly positive but the restrictions of apple-only educational apps and the shortfalls of Irish broadband standards has made class participation frustrating,

ziggiapps propose an alternative option to the multi-nationals.  As our software is compatible with most mobile devices including PDA’s, we believe we can supply a more suitable, reliable and bespoke service to the Irish and UK marketplace.

With most schools in Ireland now using interactive whiteboards we can also supply online templates teachers can adapt and use for class participation.  This would be particularly useful for local Geography or History projects for example. Apps can also be used for class tests such as spelling or maths.  These apps could also be self marking, freeing up valuable time for the teacher by not having to correct individual copies during class.

Benefits of apps in education:

  1. It’s a fun way to get children interested in a subject.
  2. Instant assessment allowing pupils to see their mistakes immediately.
  3. Learning about apps will equip children with knowledge of the latest technology.  (Learning within learning)
  4. Reduces waste by replacing paper.
  5. Locally relevant Apps.

10 reasons to use ziggiapps in your school

  1. It works across multi-platform mobile devices and computers
  2. Its free to send and receive apps
  3. Its free to use (no data rate)
  4. Easy to access
  5. Simple to update
  6. Bespoke design to suit the Irish education system
  7. Local service means better service
  8. Apps can be downloaded from your own website, by-passing app stores.
  9. Safer. No need for internet means a safer environment for pupils.
  10. Cheaper.  Because we are independent and affiliated to no product Ziggi can reduce your costs.

To find out more please email info@ziggiapps.com

ziggi at Festivals Expo

ziggiapps.com is on the road this week in Ballinasloe.

Not to sell ponies but to showcase the latest in mobile and touch screen applications.

ziggi will also be having special offers on Bluetooth marketing devices which are ideal for festivals, concerts and events. “Shlap may hand and we have a deal” as they say at the fair.