ziggi presents zapplab

ziggiapps has recently launched zapplab.net  – professional cloud based software for mobile web-apps. It is the ultimate professional mobile marketing tool and represents the very latest in Web Technology.

zapps are built in zapplab and are four page apps for iphone, Android and Windows Mobile 7 devices – a smart, simple marketing solution for all businesses.

ziggi designed “zapps” as bite sized nuggets of information which offer your customers all the information they need in four essential parts of communication:

Who?  – Logo/Branding

What?  –  Essential info.

When?  – Essential info.

Where? – -Contact details, GPS Location, links to more information; FB, twitter, linked-in, blogs.

No more complicated navigation systems, just a simple swipe and scroll display which customers use intuitively.

Why zapp??

  • Over 30% of people are now browsing on their mobile devices, it is essential for all businesses to get their presence on mobiles.
  • 98% of websites are not mobile compatible. (Ireland)
  • With only 30-40 seconds to grab your customer’s attention on mobile phones your business needs to get its message across fast.
  • A zapp is a marketing app for selling specific products and services.
  • Distribution is simple: QR Code – on your website, social media, SMS, print media – digitise your poster in seconds.
  • Zapplab accelerates the process of mobile web development.
  • Design once and deliver cross platform web-apps with ease offering your clients an app-like experience.
  • Now, thanks to HTML5, the line has blurred and Web-Apps are now so similar to apps, most customers won’t realise the difference.
  • Enjoy the convenience of web based editing tools to update your web-apps in seconds and as often as you like.
  • Enjoy all your favourite pro tools for web-design, with a user-friendly interface.
  • Enjoy the ease of being able to publish and preview zapps on your device
  • Unlike other online mobile tools we offer a solution that fits all business needs.
  • Create an App-like experience with the convenience of the web……….

Designers!! Let us know what you think!

zapplab is the most effective mobile marketing tool on the market because it takes the essential information and delivers it to the customer in a stylish and convenient 4 page package.

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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

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!

Shop LK app

http://www.m.ziggiapps.com/BETA/Company/02_ShopLK/im_index.html

Check out the ShopLK app via the link above.

This four page app design allows customers to get the essential information on their mobile phones quickly and easily.

Share special offers, events, contact details all in 30 seconds!

Ziggiapps four page “Zapp”

If you would like to get your business on  smart-phones contact us today and be part of our 100 Beta customers.

http://www.ziggiapps.com

ziggi Launches National Botanic Gardens App

Ziggi App of Botanic Gardens, Dublin.

ziggiapps has just launched the Android App for the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland.

Explore the gardens in your own time while you learn more about the plants and the history of the garden via our striking visual and audio tour. Some interesting stories include the sheep eating plant and the loneliest plant in the world.

ziggi worked alongside Ingenious Ireland to create this app and we love it!

Have a look here: https://market.android.com/details?id=air.NationalBotanicGardens&feature=search_result

English: Irish National Botanic Gardens, Glasn...

English: Irish National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Apps in Education

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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.

iPhone Killer!!!!

iPhone Killer has been thrown about for the past year now and frankly as good as other phones have become the iPhone still seems to be the number one choice for customers. But is that about to change! Samsung has recently released their Galaxy model which is as slick and cool as the iPhone but lacks apps and brand appeal. Why buy a Samsung when you can buy an iPhone for the same money? Sony too is finding sales of the excellent Xperia very disappointing considering the excellent name and design. But maybe the leading name in Europe has finally come up good. Nokia are about to release the N8 and it will impress even the most smug iPhone user with its AMOLED touch screen display and 12MP camera this ultimate smart phone will be taking another chunk out of the Apple logo. According to some sources the cost of producing the N8 was the same as the iPhone; $187. Nokia have spent most of the budget on the screen and camera. Nokia also boasts a pretty impressive app store through OVI and are heavily marketing to developers and customers alike.
Sony Ericsson is also not preparing to step back despite initial soft sales. CEO, Bert Nordberg knows being friends with Google Android might just be the future as Android takes a 17.5% share of the market:
“Our strategy to focus on the Smartphone segment is succeeding and smart phones now comprise more than 50pc of our total sales. During the quarter, we launched our Android-based Xperia models in new markets, such as China and the US, and it is our ambition to become the global No 1 handset provider on the Android platform,”
The battle of the Smartphone OS is like VHS/BETA, Bluray/HDVD, Neanderthals/Homo sapiens. How bloody boring.

The Future of Advertising is Mobile – so says Google!

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Mobile-phone-advertising (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Google labelled the future of advertising at the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s MIXX Conference in New York as

“Display 2015: Smart and Sexy”

Google states that with a huge jump in smart-phone sales, mobile is going to be the number one screen through which users engage with advertisers’ digital brands.

“Today, the “click” is the most important way that advertisers measure their display ad campaigns, but it’s not always the best measure—especially if an ad campaign is designed to boost things like brand awareness or recall,” said Neal Mohan, Vice President of Product Management at Google.

“Just like most news articles on the web today can be commented on, shared, discussed, subscribed to and recommended, in 2015, 75pc of ads on the web will be “social” in nature—across dozens of formats, sites and social communities.

“Rich media formats work. They enable great creativity and interaction between users and advertisers, but today they only represent about 6pc of total display ad impressions. That will increase to 50pc, for brand-building ad campaigns.

“All the investments that are making display advertising smarter and sexier will help publishers increase their revenues. Display advertising is going to grow to a $50 billion industry in five years.”

(Siliconrepublic.com)

Let zapplab.net make your campaign smarter and sexier today!!

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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