Apple for Apps. Google for Ads. Web Publishers Bear the Brunt of Rivalry

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SAN FRANCISCO: Apple wants mobile devices to be filled with apps. After all the talk of Budget adjustments, USC and minimum tax thresholds, we’re all still left with the pedestrian task of figuring out how to best manage our money.The business models and visions of Apple and Google are hurting web publishers, considering the fact that Apple desires to market apps for mobile devices, and Google wants people to access the web freely – making publishers to be caught in the middle of the battle.Angels Nearby turns social media into a virtual marketplace for mutual help in your own neighborhood – say, if you need a power drill, a dog-walker, a ride to the train station — with a strong focus on “trusted communities” such as college campuses, businesses and non-profit organizations.

From fee-free cash transfers to setting weekly budgets to finding discounts on stuff, Adrian Weckler looks at 20 apps to put you in control of your finances There are lots of people who transfer money to relatives or contacts abroad. While some may believe that the software may have worn down, the fact is, cache files occupy a good amount of space on your device, due to which your phone starts lagging, and you don’t even know about it.

Publishers use the web to promote their services and enable visibility for their businesses, but they also cater to the needs of special users by reaching them via apps. The service lets users exchange funds and transfer them overseas at lower fee rates than most banks or brokers, due to what CurrencyFair calls a ‘peer-to-peer currency marketplace’. But maintaining a website and getting readers for it while also building an audience of iPhone users with an app, took time — too much time, Ratliff said.

Just nearly a month ago, Apple made it possible for users to block ads they don’t want on iPhones and iPads, and content publishers that rely on such ads for revenue are hurt by the development. Use the app to book a hotel, check for local festivals and events, and learn about the history, ecology and health benefits that make the Dead Sea a unique natural wonder of the world. So last month, The Atavist shut down its app and decided to publish only on the web. “Getting someone to download an app is way harder than targeting them and sending them stories through social media,” said Ratliff, co-founder of the magazine. Minute was developed to address the overload of videos that people share, providing users an interface that lets them quickly view only the most engaging highlights of viral videos based on crowdsourced viewer behavior.

It lets you log different types of financial incomings and outgoings (‘salary’, ‘clothes’, ‘gifts’, ‘food’) and then shows you how you’re doing financially. Some may argue that deleting cache files, for an app, let’s say, Safari, will result in nothing but the page loading slower as it stores files from pages you have previously visited to help make things faster the next time you visit. Whether iOS users choose apps or the web for enjoying content, they will have a great experience.” Then Google responded by email: “People want content to be fast, discoverable, and accessible.

While they may be critical for people with limited mobile data, it does nothing but slow down your device, while also occupying a decent amount of storage. Both apps and the mobile web are important to publishers and we’re investing in both.” D.L Byron, publisher of the publication Bike Hugger, revealed he uses short content on his website to encourage people to subscribe to his app, saying “We evolved as our audience and tech did,” he said. “We’re spending more time thinking about what Google and Apple are going to do than when we were just doing desktop publishing,” Byron added. “They can change on a dime and pull the rug out from under you, like when Google cut off news feeds and Apple decided to allow ad blocking.” The iOS and Android app is not only about creating and sharing your list of favorite beaches anywhere, but also sharing real-time information such as jellyfish alerts, changes in admission fees, full parking lots, public transport access and dog-friendliness ratings.

TryItOn virtual makeup tester by EZface uses a patented technology to present a realistic simulation of how more than 25,000 makeup products (L’Oreal, Maybelline, Revlon, CoverGirl, Physicians Formula, Sally Hansen and other leading brands) will actually look on the user’s face. KitCut Visual Mashup app for iOS allows users to enjoy funny content through a social-media feed of mashups and create their own out-of-the-box mashups in seconds. Haystack lets users create an electronic business card in 30 seconds, and store other people’s business cards with a click of the smartphone camera.

Your device would ask for you to confirm whether you want to remove the data, following which you would have successfully cleared your browsing history, and cookies, along with a whole lot of other files. But even those differences are tied to the vision of their core products, with some Apple search tools being most useful for searching its devices and apps, and Google’s many efforts to help people navigate apps fitting into its mission to build a simple search box for anything and everything online.

As for other apps on your iPhone or iPad, the only way to clear the cache is to uninstall the app, unless you wish to introduce a third-party app to help do it for you. SensoryTreat for iOS or Android is a platform to help occupational therapists and parents discover and customize more than 100 sensory activities grouped by type of stimulation.

Battery Doctor is an app we would recommend to help you erase useless content off your phone; while the app’s name doesn’t exactly suggest that it would clear files for you, it does, and that too, in a simplified manner. Communer is a customizable community-management app that allows information (such as announcements and notifications) to be shared and integrated with other community platforms such as Facebook groups.

Our incredible developer community has created over 1.5 million of the most innovative apps in the world, and they have earned over $33 billion on the App Store. Moovz was created with a vision to provide the global LGBT community a common space to discuss and share, and now claims to be the world’s largest social network of its kind. If you give the app your operator login details, it will scan your bill, calculate your calls, texts and data and tell you which rival operator would offer you a cheaper deal for exactly the same usage patterns.

After jettisoning the app, he said he could focus more on finding ways to distribute articles through Facebook, Twitter and Reddit. “These places drive traffic,” he said. She later had 29th Street make a mobile website, for which it takes a percentage of the subscription revenue. “For anybody trying to do something independent on their own, it’s difficult to integrate into this technological environment,” Kjellberg said. If all of the snazzy newspaper graphics about ‘how you are affected by Budget 2016’ weren’t good enough, this app aims to incorporate the latest Budget details into an updated tax calculator.

It’s not just 10pc off tanning salon sessions, either: on the day of publication, the app was offering 15pc off codes for jewellery in a main street Dublin jewellery store and 25pc discount vouchers for Pizza Hut. You can also set up price alerts so that you are told when prices fall to a specified point – giving you a better chance of snapping up sale stock before anyone else. The app allows you to compare products from almost 500 Irish shops with high street and online stores, including Smyths, Arnotts, Dunnes Stores and PC World. It scans the market for the special offers on groceries and household items and then offers promotions from retailers such as Tesco, Dunnes Stores, Aldi, Lidl and Woodies.

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