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Modeling In-App Purchases Inventory

There are four types of in-app purchases in Apple’s App Store, with their own unique ways to manage it. The challenge is how to isolate the intricacies of these product types from the rest of the application. Otherwise a move from non-consumable in-app purchase to a subscription type would involve a major rewrite. Learn how […]

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Time-Limited in-App Purchase

What if you need to create a “holiday special” in-app purchase? The item would only be available at a limited period some time in the future. However those who have bought the item would be able to use it beyond the purchase-able period, including restoring purchases should they need it.

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All About In-App Purchases

There are four types of in-app purchases in Apple’s App Store, with their own unique ways to manage it. Learn how to manage an app’s inventory of purchases, get the code base resilient to changes in the business side, and tips on how to implement some more esoteric business models as in-app purchases.

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Watch App as In-App Purchase?

How do you sell a watchOS app? Through in-app purchase of course, like these fine apps have done. However there’s a caveat condition that you need to guard for, otherwise you risk having angry customers.

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Leaders who Destroy vs Leaders who Deliver

Leaders who destroy are political and myopically focused on results. They use pressure, fear, and hierarchy to motivate.

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Why technical candidates are ignoring you

You are a technology recruiter but having difficulty in getting leads for talents? You might want to improve your approach. Here are what some of your lesser competitors are doing and how can you grow above them.

How to Design Apps (Even if you’re not a designer)

You want to design apps? You either need to hire a designer or become one. Luckily it isn’t too hard to come up with a reasonable design.

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Implementing In-App Purchases for the Mac App Store

Did Apple rejected your app because it is a “trial version”? Are you looking to have an in-app purchase item in your Mac app? Read here to see the correct way to add in-app purchase items for the Mac App Store.

Big Data Trends

Google investing in a new biotechnology company named Calico, some analysts speculate it is aiming to harness its big data processing capabilities to support discoveries. Is big data the next big thing which techies need to follow?

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Microsoft’s Reorganization and What Does It Means for You

Microsoft’s reorganization opens up unforeseen opportunities. What are they? Read on.

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How to Get Google’s Productivity in Your Office

I have been assigned for 7 weeks by my office to work at the client side. I found the atmosphere there, much better than my office. In terms of employee happiness and productivity. Perhaps I can sum up the experience as a Google like experience.

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Customer Interview Tips

Try to get to know your potential customers and users before you start building your solution. One way for this is doing questionnaires, sometimes called as customer interviews. I’ve done this recently and called up real people for a survey and here’s what you can learn from the experience we learned the hard way.

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Lean Startup is Crap!

Why trusting the lean startup methodology can cause false negatives for your otherwise bright ideas. See the pitfalls of running lean and how you can walk past through them.

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How To Gamify Your Public Relations Efforts

Are you working with a public relations firm and designing a mobile application as part of their campaign? Take a shortcut in your ideation process and see what are the important elements that need to be present in an application that needs to influence the public into doing what you want them to do. These […]

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