Showaround Smart 360° Image On Kickstarter

  • November 7, 2017
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Are you in the market for a new car, but tired of the same boring car ads with static pictures? If the answer is yes there’s a better three dimensional way coming to a web site near you. If this exciting new technology called Showaround is funded on Kickstarter you may see three dimensional images on your favorite web site soon such as eBay or Taobao.

Visit and contribute:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1085488908/smart-360-image?ref=4roxs2

The Kickstarter campaign called Smart 360 Imaging is a simple, cost effective, and mobile solution to creating smart 360° images for car ads or really anything else that requires a more engaging experience. The Showaround concept was created by Xin Wang. One day he discovered that there is no easy way to create a 360° views around an object. Of course there are professional studios that will make a 360 degree image, but the costs are still too high. Showaround enables users to capture a multi-angle views of an object using just a smartphone device and then integrate the view easily, without hassle.

Kickstarter Smart 360

Company Mission

“We are the Showaround team, and our mission is simple: give the market a simple, cost-effective, DIY mobile solution for creating and applying Interactive 360° Object Visualization for commercial uses. This representatives a hugely beneficial alternative to paying for equipment and studios.”

Users of the Show Around technology can take as many 360° photos as they want storing them on their phone or uploading into cloud360. There is actually a demo app at the Apple Store if you want to check it out.

Visit: “Capture 360” Apple Store

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/capture-360/id1227078535?ls=1&mt=8

This app is still under testing, it’s a work in progress. The Capture 360 mobile app is the ultimate 360° and 3D tool.

Any Cool Rewards? 

Yes, there are many cool rewards if you donate on Kickstarter. Pledge just $10 and get on the contributors list, the latest updates, PDF thank you card, and early access to beta versions. The rewards go all the way up to $599 and $2,500. For $599 get 1-year subscription to cloud 360, includes 500 360° images and everything else in previous reward. Donate $2,500 and you will become a sponsor at their official launch party in Atlanta. In addition you will be treated as a founder in a top Chinese restaurant and discuss their journey.

Conclusion

The genesis of the Showaround came in 2016 and lots of progress has been made since then, but they still need your help. Please consider donating to their Kickstarter campaign and finally get this idea off the ground and into customer’s hands.

Working From Home Vs. Coworking Spaces

  • November 5, 2017
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If you work from home like me you might of wrestled with the idea of working from home vs. working in a coworking space. I still have mixed feelings when it comes to what exactly is the best way to get the most done during the day and stay motivated throughout. I once and for all will break down via blog post the pros and cons of coworking spaces vs. working from home.

The arguments, at least for me, is working from home allows me to work longer hours and get more done because there is no commute. There are also some downsides to working from home. Here are the pros and cons, something I’ve wanted to write down for a long time.

Co Working Space Pro Con

Working From Home Pros

– Allows you to theoretically work longer hours because there is zero commute.

– Allows you to get more done because everything you need is at your home office.

– You save on money because there is no gas, additional coworking space costs, and no money spent on eating out.

– No office politics. No office hierarchy.

Working From Home Cons

– Distractions. Sooooo many distractions. From your significant other, kids (If you have them), pets. The Amazon delivery person. Cleaning chores, lead blower, etc.

– Lack of motivation because no like minded entrepreneurs around.  Connection with the outside world for the most part is virtual.

– Lack of connection and networking opportunities. Human beings are first a foremost social creatures. We need connection above pretty much everything else. I think most people if they are honest with themselves is they want to make money, but they also want to share the time pursuing their careers with friends and colleagues around them. Working from home sometimes feels like being the most successful person on a deserted island, is that what life is about? I don’t think so. That’s why I lean towards the positive benefits of co-working spaces like WorkClub if your in London (Similar to WeWork).

Co-Working Space Pros

– You can work around people, be social while you work.

– You get new ideas from other people or even overhearing a interesting conversation.

– Like minded people give you energy.

– You might even make a friend.

– Less distraction. If you see people working, you’re more likely to work as well.

– Freelancing seems less virtual. Having an office makes the ephemeral nature of the internet seem more tangible and concrete.

– You might actually work more, because, at least for me being around other people gives me energy for the projects I’m involved in.

– You learn how other businesses operate. Not just yours.

– Your not alone. Your community has your back.

Cons Of Co-Working Spaces

– Commute.

– Extra cost per month.

– Extra cost of eating out if you don’t bring food.

– Gas money.

Conclusion

Ultimately if you want to sign up for a coworking space or not it’s up to you. I’ve purchased two co-working spaces and visited countless others and I have to say they do pay off. Unfortunately here in Seattle we have such bad traffic that the almost 2 hour commute (Round trip most downtown spaces) plus $20/day parking didn’t justify the expense. I heard about a company called WorkClub that if it comes to Seattle and it’s close I just might sign up for their service. It changes a membership that gives you unlimited access, this is huge because most spaces don’t give you 100% access with base fee. The company is currently getting funding through Crowdcube. Work Club is adding more venues in London and lets hope they come to United States soon.

 

Location Based Mobile App Skout Deals

  • November 3, 2017
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Remember the days when you’d go to a web site, find something you like, go to checkout and then see the promo code box? You’d freak out and start frantically searching web sites like 9malls.com or RetailMeNot for coupon codes only to realize there are none available. A couple named Alice and Bryan Payne felt your pain and began developing the next generation of coupon/discount shopping, but this time instead of you searching for the coupon the coupon finds you.

Yes, you heard right the coupon code actually finds you using location based tracking. Alice and Bryan Payne were avid seekers of the best deal. King and Queens of discount shopping, but the pursuit of finding the best price started to become a full time job. They wanted and needed a faster way of finding deals, but there simply wasn’t anything out there. That’s why in 2014, Payne founded Skout Deals, which offers a free location-based deals app.

Download Skout Deals Today:

https://www.skoutdeals.com/

Skout Deals Mobile App

Image: Screenshot of the Skout Deals web site with Apple Store and Google Play download options.

Sounds Great, But What Does The App Do Exactly?

“We want to take all the deals from all the brick-and-mortar merchants and let you automatically find deals on items nearby,” Payne says. “Or you can save what you’re looking for — a certain restaurant or a pair of pants — and we notify you when there’s a deal.”

Today the app gives users a whopping 50,000 deals per day! That’s more deals that you could redeem in a lifetime most likely. In August, Skout Deals signed a nationwide partnership with Walmart and Best Buy.

Who Uses This App

The whole concept of coupon codes from paper to internet I think has gone a bit stale, people are desperately searching for an easier way. For this reason the app is taking off in a big way. Skout Deals has 100,000 members nationwide, including 13,000 in Austin TX alone. They say everything is bigger in Texas, including the discounts and user base.

How Does This Company Make Money?

“The company makes money from merchants, with rates ranging from $69 to $199 a month. There is also a free plan that includes one deal a month and no analytics or social media promotions.”

Who Are They

“Who they are: Payne is a veteran yearbook industry executive, where he was a pioneer of online yearbook creation web apps. He was most recently president of Picaboo Yearbooks, which sells online yearbook software.”

Conclusion

100,000 users may sound like a lot, but in order to get this thing even bigger its going to take a lot of work. One problem is getting people to download the app and second it’s getting merchants interested in the product. Help make Skout Deals even more of a success download their app today and if you are a small business they offer a 30 day free trial.

 

Waffle Books Happy Mobile Storybooks On Patreon

I remember the days scouring my grade school library bookshelf for the latest copies of Berenstain Bears. In fact I was such a huge fan a few years later I told a classmate that I like Berenstain Bears and he was shocked I “still read those books.” That sadly was the last time I read Berenstain Bears. I bring up this story because kids today still read books, but the platform they are read on are much different. In my time the platform was paper and ink now in the 21st century it’s mobile. Thankfully there is a author writing just for this 21st century platform called Waffle Books.

Support Waffle Books on Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/wafflebooks

Waffle Books

Waffle Books follows the adventures of Patrick, Kevin, Arty, and a few of their friends. When Matthew Ryan started writing children’s books his mission was to give kids access to a library of books they’d be interested in inside their pocket. A library full of books that are designed specifically for small screens.

How’s Matthew Ryan Doing Today?

Today I’m happy to report the response has been fantastic! Not only does Ryan get to follow his passion writing books, his books get 4+ ratings on Apple iBooks and many have been editorially featured by Apple, Google Play, and the Google Chrome Store.

Are There Any Bonuses?

Yes, like many many Patreon campaigns I’ve featured on Cash Sherpa there are bonuses. Do you worry! For $1 you get FULL ACCESS to the Waffle Book collection! Yes, you heard right only $1. That’s insanity! For only $5 get early access to books. $10 gets you behind the scenes. $15 or more per month gets you hand drawn characters, once a month in fact. You can’t even buy a mixed drink in New York for less than $15. The value of these bonuses are incredible.

Conclusion

I know it’s an old argument, but growing up with the Internet we got used to free or near free pricing. What I think we failed to realize is that when everything is free or nearly free it becomes generic, almost utility like. I think it’s already started, but society needs to support/value the people and products that resonate with us. It’s time we put our money where our mouth is. Let artists and creators earn money pursuing their passions. Support Matthew Ryan’s Patreon campaign today.

Need A Date? Try BOOMBAYA Dating App

  • October 12, 2017
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Are you in desperate need of a date and have already tried all the other dating apps? If the answer is yes than you need to try the BOOMBAYA Dating App. Download the app on Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.boombayacorp.date.BOOMBAYA_Dating

Lets face it Tinder and Bumble might be an OK way to meet people, but they have extremely unengaging user interfaces. Basically the app subjugates the user to endless left or right swiping. You become a mindless dating drone, endlessly swiping on your quest to happily ever after. Once you get a match there is endless back and forth banter until the date is or isn’t set up. Where’s the fun? That’s what the new dating app BOOMBAYA is trying to solve. They are putting the fun and personality back into dating apps.

BOOMBAYA Dating App

Features of the BOOMBAYA dating app include:

– Check my profile tier ie how attractive you are. Think Hot Or Not from years past. Fun yes? Scary to many, yes as well.

– Also, you can see who liked your profile.

– You will be matched with people who meet your expectations and dating standards. If you live in a city with not many available options rest assured the BOOMBAYA algorithm will do it’s best finding you the best match.

– Super Match. BOOMBAYA has a Super Match option where your potential suitor gets your message instantly.

– Rewind to last match/card.

– Have a wonderful conversation They provide cute emojis which are the best icebreaker in a chat. Have a wonderful and healthy conversation with others.

– Robust report system

Did what I just said sound like the premium version of Tinder or Bumble? With BOOMBAYA you get all this with the free version. With the BOOMBAYA A+ Plus version you get much more. Get unlimited cards and sending likes, more super matches, chat right away, unlimited rewinding last cards, location change, travel anywhere you want, unlock all people who are highly interested in you, and reset your profile tier for unlimited times.

But wait there’s more… Yes, you heard right. To all those finicky daters not satisfied with the free or A+ version there is a VIP version of BOOMBAYA. Become a VIP member and become a King or Queen of online dating. With the VIP upgrade super match is unlimited, chat right away, boost your profile tier up to 2.0x depending on your current tier and be more popular and get more matches, also, all of A+ Plus features are included.

One problem with dating apps is they simply aren’t useful if there isn’t a large enough user base. Even though this might be the case I think BOOMBAYA could take off, download test it out, see if you like it, then get your friends to join. If you live in a city like New York chances are there are enough people on there already. The team at BOOMBAYA has developed algorithm to match users who are active and minimize ghost users for a better experience. So even with less users of Tinder and Bumble, for example, BOOMBAYA has created an app that gives you a fighting chance on finding a date and makes it fun in the process. What a concept.

Build Fast, Simple Visitor Feedback Forms With InsightStash.com

  • August 16, 2017
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Are you looking for a way to build fast, simple visitor feedback forms? Consider trying the new site InsightStash.com. With Insight Stash you’ll be able to get feedback from your visitors in seconds. Visit https://insightstash.com/.

Getting feedback from your customers seems like a simple thing, but if it’s not easy to implement and customers don’t respond to it it’s not worth the trouble at all. With Insight Stash you’ll be able to get visitor feedback, ideas for your products or services, improve conversions, discovering visitor pain points, get testimonials, execute e-mail surveys, and more. Just take a look at these beautiful forms below:

Insight Stash Forms

These are forms people will want to interact with. Forms feature customizable fields, look (including custom CSS designed by you) and firing rules. You’ll be able to give survey assets through fast CDN. Feature advanced firing rules, addons support, rest API, sentiment analysis, target and custom CSS, analytics, exporting capabilities, and more.

How Much Does It Cost? 

Price for this service starts at $19/month for 10,000 hits, $49/month for 50,000 hits, and $89/month for 100,000 hits.

Best of all you’ll be able to get 30 days free, no credit card required. Try the site today.

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