Testing Monday

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Part of our weekly routine at TapWalk is testing by building an app from start to finish.  Aside from finding bugs, our other goal is to reduce the time required to produce an app.  A tweet posted by Scott Kirsner inspired today’s testing:

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At about 1:00 we began manually scraping ToysForTots.org for data about Massachusetts locations, saving it to a spreadsheet so we could ...

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Indoor Mapping and Accurate Location

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Just as Google Maps did for cities, mobile apps can display accurate maps of large venues indicating the user’s location.

In the retail space, according to an article published in USA Today, “Mobile apps are also becoming a key sales channel. Nudging customers to share what they buy also gives retailers valuable data for merchandising, inventory control and personalized deals.”

In addition to making the user’s experience better with maps and navigation, there are opportunities for the venue ...

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Minimum Practical Size of a QR Code

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We have used QR Codes on multiple occasions for a variety of purposes: to ease the download of our native mobile apps, to ease access to our mobile web apps, to use as short cuts to content within our apps, for scavenger hunts, etc.  In most cases we encourage events and venues to print large QR codes on posters to attract attention and be scan to read from a distance. It was important to keep in mind that the more ...

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