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Apple_Worldwide_developers_conferemce_2015_WWDC15Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. 2015 June 8-12 at San Francisco, California  (USA).

Apple’s renowned developer community will come together at WWDC to learn about the future of iOS and OS X.

WWDC features more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs, and the Apple Design Awards.

Developers can apply for tickets to attend WWDC and millions worldwide will be able to watch sessions streamed live.

WWDC Scholarships are available to students and members of participating STEM organizations around the world.

Follow this link: https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/

Medienbotschaft (open In iTunes) has chose i3Editorial.com as publishing system to publish their own magazines on the App Store is on Itunes Apple Android Google Play.

The publisher is the Swiss public and lifestyle magazines.

QuizItalia_Quiz-Italia_gioco-game-domande-trivia_icon-logoQuiz Italia is the new quiz game about Italy and its beauty and traditions, created by Escogitiamo, 100% Italian startup.
Download from the Android Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.i3factory.quizitalia
Thanks to Quiz Italia you will test your knowledge about Italy in various fields: culture, traditions, food, lifestyle, landscapes and characters representing Italy. The game, in fact, is addressed to the people who loves Italy: Italian living abroad, people having Italian origins, or simply italian lovers.
During the game, you will live a virtual tour answering questions with three possible answers, text or images.
Each level consists of 10 questions and if you are wrong with an answer, you can continue until you finish your lives. At the end of certain levels, 10 – 30 – 55 – 78-100 and 106, you can take the certification with the average score. Let your Italian out! You can compare yourself with other players in the world, thanks to the current standings in real time.

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Download Quiz-Italia from Android Market Store Google Play

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If you get 100% of the correct answers in the first 10 levels you can download for free the full App. Otherwise you will continue buying the other levels of the game.
The App game is in 7 languages – Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch.
Quiz Italia provides the users of paying services that allow you to buy packages lives or more time available to respond. These services are not required or essential for the purposes of the game.
Quiz Italia is a fun and useful idea, to find out the Italian in you!
Start playing to discover how much you’re Italian!

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European users of Apple’s iTunes stores can now “return” goods without giving a reason for up to 14 days after purchase, bringing the company in line with European regulations for the first time.

Apple‘s new policy for refunds on the App Store and iTunes, return it within 14 days and without giving any reason.

European buyers at the Apple App Store or iTunes Store, have the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days. This law is now valid for all apps, music, movies and more.

The feature, launched without fanfare, appears to be Apple’s attempt to comply with EU guidelines from June mandating online sellers to offer a “right of withdrawal” from distance sales.
The new reimbursement procedures have been introduced during the last days of December 2014, and are documented on Apple sites and precisely following this link to the file Right to Return” in PDF format (http://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/uk/rightofwithdrawal-uk.pdf), which exist for every European nation.

The novelty is that you can ask the right of withdrawal within 14 days of purchase, even without the need to bring no reason to access the refund.

From what we read in the papers Apple will accept all requests for the items in the Apple store, with some exceptions such as iTunes Gifts already redeemed, subscriptions and those of iTunes Match, which are not present in Italy, and the good iTunes .

Apple can, in some cases, refuse to make the repayment, for it is necessary that the existence of the request. This is obviously due to avoid the usual abuse especially of the usual crafty” that populate the network and who think that once acquitato a piece of music, it can make a copy and then apply for reimbursement.

This new policy allows then to improve security in shopping, especially for the wrong ones.

Apple, however, has increased, in some European countries, the cost for participation in the Apple Developer program, for example moving to Germany at Euro 99 against the previous 80 Euro.

We can not know when the prices will be updated in the other countries, and not even know if the new refund policy introduced in the European community are linked to this strange as sudden increase of prices for developers.

Recall that accepts Google Play for free and allows developers always refund

Ammappalitalia_Ammappa-Italia_App_Apple 12.13.21This App allows you to travel or to plot the best walking routes in Italy. Everything starts with the idea of trekking and walks and the bet that all of Italy is covered on foot, without a car, without even taking a train or a bus. The idea is that each of us can share the trails on foot who knows. A mapping of our territory, such that we exclaim: Ammappa Italy!”.

So with this app can display the routes and track that have been created by the community of trekkers. (available from this link:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ammappalitalia/id912204597?mt=8)

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i3Factory publish  FOODIES 10 BEST, a valiable for iPhone e iPad.

Download the free first version and you’ll know where to find, in Rome, the 10 best restaurants, the 10 best ice cream shops, the top 10 pizzerias and so on, but also that you may find during your tours around Rome and Lazio. Take advantage of the free beta-version, still completely free. Search Foodies10best the Apple Store and follow us!

The Staff of Foodies10best

Coming soon new Cities!

 

 

 

 

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iPhone-6-plus_iPhone6_iPhone-5sIn conjunction with iOS 8 Apple unveiled the new iPhone 6 including the Plus version which show, respectively, with a screen of 4.7 “and 5.5″ inches. The new iPhone fundamentally change the screen resolution and retina display than previous models. With full compatibility with standard sRGB we have a better contrast, brightness and white balance improved.
Retina display HD resolution:

  • iPhone 6 1334×750 pixels with 326 ppi
  • iPhone 6 Plus 1920×1080 pixels with 401 ppi

Points

 Initially, the coordinates of all the images were specified in points, these are abstract units and only make sense in this particular coordinate space.
In the original iPhone, the points correspond perfectly to the actual pixels on the screen, but now this is no longer true.
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Diagrams Source PixelCut: http://www.paintcodeapp.com/news/iphone-6-screens-demystified

Rendered Pixels
The drawings Point-baseed are rendered in pixels. This process is known as “rasterization”.
The point coordinates are multiplied by scaling factors to obtain the coordinates of the pixels. Scale factors produce more for a higher level of detail. Scale factors are typical for iOS × 1, 2 × and 3 ×.

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Diagrams Source PixelCut: http://www.paintcodeapp.com/news/iphone-6-screens-demystified

The content is made to the pixels with the scale factor. This process is called rasterization.

The content is defined mathematically by using the coordinates of the point.

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Diagrams Source PixelCut: http://www.paintcodeapp.com/news/iphone-6-screens-demystified

Physical Pixels
The new iPhone 6 Plus has a screen with pixels of lower resolution than the raster image that is shown in the previous step. Before the image is displayed on the screen, you need to downsampling (resized) per pixel of lower resolution.

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Diagrams Source PixelCut: http://www.paintcodeapp.com/news/iphone-6-screens-demystified

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The last step is to show the pixels calculated on the physical screen. Each screen is characterized by a density of pixels per inch (PPI). This number indicates the number of pixels covered by a thumb, and then how big the pixels appear in reality.
Line rendering

To demonstrate different pixel rendering on different devices, we compare as a broad line 1 point is given on the different iPhone models:

Original iPhone - without the Retina Display. Scale factor is 1 (1x).
iPhone 5 - with Retina Display, the scale factor is 2 (2x).
iPhone 6 Plus - with Retina Display HD. Scale factor is 3 (3x), and the image is then scaled by the rendered 2208 × 1242 pixels to 1920 × 1080 pixels.

The reduction ratio is 1920/2208 = 1080/1242 = 20 / 23. This means that every 23 pixels from the original render must be mapped to 20 physical pixels. In other words, the image is reduced by approximately 87% of its original size.

 

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Diagrams Source PixelCut: http://www.paintcodeapp.com/news/iphone-6-screens-demystified

iOS iPHONE‘S RESOLUTIONS GUIDE

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Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Cupertino, California.

Apple has announced that iOS then 8 will be available from Wednesday, September 17. As usual it will be a free software upgrade for users of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
iOS 8, as we have said, does not differ a little from the iOS 7: design “flat”, new icons, new applications such as Health.
Since upgrading the iPhone 4 is not included.

Registered developers can already enjoy Golden Master edition, available since yesterday, September 9.
Watch the video on youtube:

 

http://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2014/

Streaming video requires Safari 4 or later on OS X v10.6 or higher; Safari on iOS 4.2 or higher; or QuickTime 7 on Windows. Streaming via Apple TV requires second-or third-generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or later.

Apple’s WWDC 2014 keynote in 10 minutes

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/2/5774024/apples-wwdc-2014-keynote-in-10-minutes-video#ooid=FzdjI1bjpJaylcwvFmXc9roDXfZ0L-K3

App_Trekking_turiamo_mappatira_Ammappa_Italyi3Factory, in collaboration with Ammappalitalia (http://www.ammappalitalia.it/) launches the app with the idea of ​​trekking and walking and from the bet that all Italy is walking, without a car, without even taking a train or a bus. The idea is that each of us can share the trails on foot who knows. A mapping of our territory, so as to make us cry: Ammappiamo.”

Download here: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=912204597&mt=8

Ammappa Trekking Italy is a joint project of Ammappalitalia, which means that each of us can participate in its slow construction.

The argument that it is the practicability at the foot of the Italian territory. In what way does it?
Simply providing a description of all of the paths that each of us knows. Just as Wikipedia is an encyclopedia of knowledge built by people from all over the world, so Ammappa Trekking Italy is an encyclopedia, free and open, footpaths, roads, mule tracks, that only the locals know and , shared, allow you to organize multi-day trek to the Italian countryside and to move from one country to another without necessarily buy books paths (often difficult if not purchased locally).

 

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App_download_strategyMany customers, having launched its own smartphone application, ask us how to do to encourage people to download your App.
The process of developing an app can be tricky but once it is completed it should be ready for another phase of work and use energy and resources to focus on acquiring new users.
However, make sure that users will find your app is not simple, as in the early years of the birth of the App store for a large number of downloads was enough to propose an application with a name or special features, now with hundreds of thousands of applications on the market can be really complicated to get your app a really high number of downloads, and above all make it known to all those users who are willing to use it and download it. In this article I have collected from the network the first seven strategies that can easily be put in place to search for new users and convince them to download and use your new mobile application.

 

1. Optimize your description on the App Store
One of the main drivers of new users is the Apple App Store and / or Google Play Store, depending on which platform you have chosen for your application, is just what you put in the field “App Description”.Amazon_app_store_descriptionA description of the app should be well thought out , we have to produce a detailed text and seductive at the same time so that I can be able to convince users that it is worth to take a look and try your app.app_icon_store_qualityIt is also important to have well-designed icons and all images screenshots high resolution so that you see good in all the different smartphone models for which the app is designed. If you are planning to launch the app in other countries, you’ll also get all the professionally translated descriptions so that we can ensure that users do not run away via a foreign language because of a copy / paste badly translated by google translator. This simple rule is always to be taken into account because many users have the time and desire to take a look at the description and view the screenshot. It is therefore usual rule: a good first impression can prevent a user from switching to another before you decide to download your application.

2. Create a Website Promotion and Marketing Content
Developing a traditional website is a great way to market your app, app store for some securities it turns out that the Web is often the primary driver of new users. A website containing a well thought out blog section to inform users about new products and the characteristics of ‘application, where you can find questions and answers and a section that will show you how best to use the app. Do not forget to create a download link clearly visible, using the badge of the app store (see figure below), from the site for the installation of your application, these badges encourage users to want to download the app and play with it.

 

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The goal is always to encourage the user to install the application, the content marketing, the so-called Content Marketing should be focused to instruct users to press the button Download. Note: You must always make sure that your site is formatted to work correctly on screens of smartphones, or that it is a site called “responsive”. Many entrepreneurs make the mistake of having websites you read well on laptops and desktops, but are a disaster on a mobile device. So if you are thinking of marketing a mobile app you can not help but have a website “mobile-ready! “

 

 3. Promote Your Mobile App through your existing marketing channels
mailing_list It ‘s always very useful to send an e-mail to let us know your new application, it is also helpful to advise potential users as it can be installed. So if you have a database of email addresses of customers or users do not keep it in the drawer. What do you say messaging via SMS? The traditional mail? The road signs? Regardless of where you are in the world, many of your current and future customers have the smartphone and will be willing to test your application to see if it is something that they want to use regularly. Do not be afraid to let them know that your business is “mobile” and then you can interact with your brand in a unique way through your application.

4. Purchase Advertising “Install App” and other ads
Announcements to install the app, especially if purchased from major advertisers such as Facebook, Google etc. has become one of the best ways to get potential new users to your application. These allow advertisers to target users based on demographic information and can help to ensure that your marketing budget is spent only on a good target.
creativita_app_sviluppo_marketing_applicazioniAd example, if you have a business that sells primarily to female university students can purchase Facebook ads that target women between 18 and 22 attending colleges and universities specifications. If your application can be used by anyone in a particular country, it is possible to cover the population with ads to install the app in order to try to get the largest number of users that can install your application. Note that this rule generally applies: the number of users that can be acquired through targeted ads is limited only by your budget.

 5. Promo Codes and other freebies
The promotional campaigns that offer some type of discount or free download is another great way to gain new installations. That is almost always worth thinking about for a coupon code that offers a few free if you download the application, or to enter a coupon code. It’s always worth doing a couple of tests to find out which offers free lead most of the download and then focus on those. A side benefit of this method is that users are very likely to share a coupon code free with their friends. You may find that if you earn something more with the ‘word of mouth’ among users if this behavior is stimulated by your offer.

6. Submit your App to sites Reviews and Opinion
This activity takes a bit of time, but if you can spend some time in order to submit your app to the various app review sites and blogs that populate the Internet, this time will give you some satisfaction. The publishers of these sites will be encouraged to download your application and write a review of how it works and what users can expect from it. Note that if you decide to market your application in this way you will have to do a good test on the aesthetics of the app and make sure you have a high quality design and a very good user interface. Critics can be a very hard, if your application is not made and designed to rule, Art. Ricodate always that the quality of the user interface and the design does not depend at all on the cost that you paid to your chart or your marketing agency, geese quell matters is the actual hands-on experience of the designer. In the world of apps, the rules of the free market and do not count for anything other than the quality.

Here are links to some of the most popular review sites:

Mac World
TechCrunch
ZDNet
Cnte Download.com
Mashable

7. Leveraging the Power of Social Media
The last tip of this short article is to make the most of the power of social media to gain new users and other downloads. Posting on Facebook, communicate with your followers on Twitter, and if you have a brand it’s time to consider opening an account Instagram or Pinterest. Being active on social media is a great way to show that there is a personality or a team behind your applicati.

 

Conclusions

These 7 simple rules are fairly obvious and easy to intuition, but although everything seems so ‘clear to those who work with i3Factory, more and more often we see a waste of money and energy to those who still do not want to look ka real nature of this huge market app. I often talk with Graphics and Marketing Agencies that make spending budget to its customers with a presumption of fact as to make difficult, and painful, by the customer realize the fact that the “world has changed completely” with the ‘was the web, and that further big change came with the era of the “App Store”.
It happens so often to make several “gaffe” in meetings in which the computer appears to be driven by “Ptolemaic” and not enough to give some good advice to avoid many can throw a ton of money.