Archive for March, 2012

Get an app on Google Play

Monday, March 12th, 2012

On Saturday, Google’s re-brand of the Android MarketGoogle Play – came to the U.K.

Taking over the popular Android Market app store, Google Play will allow Google to become even more of a global success.

In a Google Play blog post last week, Google said; “In Canada and the UK, we’ll offer movies, books and Android apps.”

With Google Play, Google have an advantage against Apple, who are only really interested in providing content to play on Apple devices and try to force Windows PC owners to use iTunes software.

In Google’s Google Play blog post, they said; “In Canada and the UK, we’ll offer movies, books and Android apps.”

Google Play is cloud-based, which means that all your music, movies, books and apps are stored online, always available to you and you never have to worry about losing them.

TextBlue can get your business an app on Google Play, so that you can promote your business to the thousands of people who will be using it.

If you want to get an app on Google Play, the cost is just a one-off set-up cost of £250 + VAT, followed by a £79 + VAT monthly management cost.

To find out more, please click here.

iPad Garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2012

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Have you seen the iPad Garden at Chelsea Flower Show?

At this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, Patricia Fox has designed a garden called The Rooftop Workplace of Tomorrow, inspired by the iPad. The iPad Garden contains rectangular and rounded square shapes similar to the iPad.

The iPad Garden at Chelsea Flower Show is not the only technological garden on show.

There is also a QR-Code Garden and QR-Codes are being used throughout the Chelsea Flower Show to provide information to visitors.

Having an iPad Garden at Chelsea Flower Show just goes to show the increasing prominence of technology in our society and the increase in use of tablets such as the iPad.

As previously mentioned, the latest iPad contains a feature known as Near Field Communication (NFC).

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a mobile technology that will allow iPad users, to receive marketing materials automatically, whenever they touch the iPad against an NFC tag.

TextBlue can provide you with NFC-integrated A4 posters, A3 posters, business cards and stickers, which you can place in high-traffic areas for iPad users to tap against.

Using our online NFC marketing system, you can easily create and manage the marketing content that iPad 3 users will get directed to, as well as checking statistics (such as how many times the tag has been used).

To find out more, call us today on 0800 633 8485 or e-mail enquiries@textblue.co.uk.

Google Play is coming to UK

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Anyone with an Android phone knows that downloading an app means going onto the Android Market.

However, earlier this week, Google re-branded the Android Market as Google Play; which allows them to offer apps, ebooks, music, and movies to Android mobile phone users.

Google Play is currently only available in the United States, but it is likely to launch in the U.K. in the near future.

In Google’s Google Play blog post, they said:

“In the US, music, movies, books and Android apps are available in Google Play. In Canada and the UK, we’ll offer movies, books and Android apps; in Australia, books and apps; and in Japan, movies and apps. Everywhere else, Google Play will be the new home for Android apps.”

Google Play is cloud-based, which means that all your music, movies, books and apps are stored online, always available to you and you never have to worry about losing them.

It is also cross-platform, which should give Google an advantage against Apple, who are only really interested in providing content to play on Apple devices and try to force Windows PC owners to use iTunes software.

If you want to get an Android App now, ready for when Google Play gets rolled out across the U.K., we can offer you a fantastic deal.

Please click here to find out more.