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This Should Be the First Thing You Do When Launching a Mobile App

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Advice from Bobak Emamian, the co-founder and CEO of Prolific Interactive:

Get Early Input From Users

"Your app may sound cool in theory, but a neat app and one that people actually use on a regular basis aren’t necessarily the same thing. How many times have you installed a cool new app only to delete it days later when you realize it’s just taking up space? Getting direct user feedback is vital in the early stages in order to make sure your app aligns with user goals."

From OPEN Forum’s “4 Strategies That Will Save You From a Mobile App Disaster

Small business owners are constantly looking for ways to make their companies more efficient. They can usually find help in the form of a website or an app. Here are a few ideas from our viewers who shared their favorite web tools for small business.

Small business owners are constantly looking for ways to make their companies more efficient. They can usually find help in the form of a website or an app. Here are a few ideas from our viewers who shared their favorite web tools for small business.

10 Apps That Will Change the Way You Do Business

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Smartphones have made life easier for many small-business owners on the go. But you can do way more than take a conference call, or schedule a meeting reminder to your calendar. There are a number of apps out there that can simplify your business.

1. Google Wallet. …Keep your gift cards (and view the balances), record your loyalty program details, and send and receive money from your friends—all in a single app

2. Mailtracker. Get updates when someone views your email, including details about how long a person spent on the email and what device it was accessed from.

3. Refresh. Have an important meeting with a new client—someone you know nothing about? Refresh crawls through publicly available information and gives you a snapshot with current details about new contacts on whom you’d like to make a favorable impression.

Read on for seven more apps that will transform your business.

Small business owners share the 6 apps they love using on the job, including ProPrompter, an ingenious teleprompter app that’s great if you’re creating scripted videos for your marketing efforts.

Small business owners share the affordable (and free!) apps they use to keep them organized and successful.

Though it has its detractors, Google Glass has a few apps that would be perfect for small-business owners, writes OPEN Forum contributor Barry Moltz.

1. Speech Helper: Dump those PowerPoint slides and the handheld notes, and maintain eye contact with your audience. Use this small prompter in Glass to go through the presentation without either of these visual aids. Another application, Glassentation, works in a similar way.

Read the four other apps (and five apps he would like to see) on OPEN Forum.
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Though it has its detractors, Google Glass has a few apps that would be perfect for small-business owners, writes OPEN Forum contributor Barry Moltz.

1. Speech Helper: Dump those PowerPoint slides and the handheld notes, and maintain eye contact with your audience. Use this small prompter in Glass to go through the presentation without either of these visual aids. Another application, Glassentation, works in a similar way.

Read the four other apps (and five apps he would like to see) on OPEN Forum.

Flickr user: lawrencegs

A common question many startup founders and small-business owners without office space find themselves asking is, “Where do I go for meetings with potential clients?”

Two new apps may just be the answer. There’s PeerSpace, which lets people use extra spaces rested out by other small business owners, and Breather, a website and iOS app that promises to provide access to clean, safe and beautiful rooms that users can rent by the hour or for the day. The spaces are outfitted with WiFi and seating, and your phone acts as the door to unlock your reserved space. (Right now the service is limited to New York City and Montreal, but the site’s FAQ hints at the possibility of expansion.)

Would you use either of these services?

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Vine launches web profiles and new full-screen ‘TV Mode’
Vine just launched web profiles for its community of over 40 million users, providing an easier way to keep up with new video clips uploaded with the popular app.

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Vine launches web profiles and new full-screen ‘TV Mode’

Vine just launched web profiles for its community of over 40 million users, providing an easier way to keep up with new video clips uploaded with the popular app.

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Start here: the best apps for all your new devices
Christmas morning is over. The fire is roaring with wrapping paper, broken candy cane pieces litter the phone, and you’ve just opened a brand-new gadget. Maybe it’s a new PlayStation 4, or an iPhone 5C, or the Windows tablet you’ve been not-so-subtly asking for all year. You’ve unwrapped it, torn the box to shreds, and turned it on. Now what? 

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Start here: the best apps for all your new devices

Christmas morning is over. The fire is roaring with wrapping paper, broken candy cane pieces litter the phone, and you’ve just opened a brand-new gadget. Maybe it’s a new PlayStation 4, or an iPhone 5C, or the Windows tablet you’ve been not-so-subtly asking for all year. You’ve unwrapped it, torn the box to shreds, and turned it on. Now what?