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!

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.

Location Based Information – The Origins of ziggi!

World Wide Web

World Wide Web (Photo credit: Bull3t)

Hello and welcome!

What’s going on in the world of technology and marketing/communication?

We set up ziggiapps.com back in 2008 and every since its been a steep learning curve – we’ve gone down a few wrong roads, reversing to find new, better paths where the future looks brighter.

Anyone that works in technology knows how difficult it is to stay ahead of the game and we are constantly looking out for new innovative ideas so please feel free to leave a comments/suggestions!

I know, I know, innovative is the most over used word since the start of this recession but I couldn’t think of another one…..

ziggiapps.com is our website – check out what we do.

We began our research by looking at trends in the world wide web and discovered that people are getting drowned in information.

Do you ever feel like the web is like asking a group of people for directions and they all come back with alternative directions at the same time!

Don’t get me wrong, I love the web and I’m sure it will catch on some day;-)

Current articles on the future of the web tends to have a few reoccurring trends;

  1. Bite sized information – what do people want to know??
  2. Location, location, location – Where are you doing business??
  3. Search as you shop  – When are people searching for what they want??

The web has almost come full circle. The internet broke down borders and allowed people to do business everywhere in the world. Now we find billions of websites and its becoming more and more difficult to find what you want.

People are searching for products when they are out shopping. This seems a little bizarre but true. Prior to super fast 3G and smart-phones consumers would generally search days in advance before heading out to the shops. Now, people shop and search as they shop.

The tech savvy consumer is now in one of  2 categories; The WWW online consumer  & the price comparison consumer who knows how to buy stuff online but would still perfer to see the product up-close.

The world wide web has become the who where web. Acording to a recent report in Wired Magazine, “Now mobile phones are inverting everything again, in the other direction — because your location becomes the most important thing about you.”

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