SMS Marketing Facts And Figures [INFOGRAPHIC] – AllTwitter

SMS Marketing Facts And Figures [INFOGRAPHIC] – AllTwitter.

 

 

7 Marketing Trends You Should Not Ignore – Jeffbullas’s Blog

7 Marketing Trends You Should Not Ignore

Jeffbullas’s Blog.

 

Report: 1 in 3 Restaurants to Use Mobile Payments by 2018 | Mobile Marketing Watch

Report: 1 in 3 Restaurants to Use Mobile Payments by 2018 | Mobile Marketing Watch.

On Wednesday, MMW received a sneak peak at a forthcoming major industry report that shows 1 in 3 restaurants will use some form of mobile payments within 5 years.

MMW will be able to show the findings of the full report once the study’s embargo lifts next week.

All told, the data corroborates recent predictions from other leading research firms, which have long indicated that mobile payment transactions are on pace to reach $1.3 trillion by 2017.

And perhaps nowhere will this growth be more pronounced and apparent than in the restaurant space.

Retail and mobile technology experts believe that it will soon be close to impossible to find a restaurant that doesn’t offer some form of mobile payments option to boost convenience and security for patrons.

PayAnywhere, one of the country’s fastest growing mobile payment solutions providers, recently shared with us their new infographic illustrating why mobile payments will soon be on a menu near you. Check it out below.

The State of Mobile Apps {Infographic} | Best Infographics

The State of Mobile Apps {Infographic} | Best Infographics.

Most businesses understand the importance of targeting smartphone and tablet users nowadays. In the near future, there are going to be the main devices people use to browse sites and consume content on the go. The mobile app industry is growing all the time too. This infographic by TechAhead gives you an idea about the state of this market:

 

 

 

Five tips for the new Google Maps on Android | How To – CNET

Five tips for the new Google Maps on Android | How To – CNET.

Checking out the new version of Google Maps and noticing some new features, but also some missing ones? Here’s five quick tips to help you navigate the new interface.

 

After promising that Maps would receive a face lift and some new features at Google I/O, the app is finally delivering the goods. Google Maps v7.0.0 tidies up the interface and brings some shortcuts for the features you use the most.

 

The new version is rolling out via Google Play to Android devices running 4.0.3 and higher (with an iOS coming sometime in the future). If you haven’t received an update yet, sit tight. You do have the option of downloading it from a third-party file hosting service, but this is not recommended.

 

Now, let’s get into the five things you should know how to do in the new Google Maps on Android:

 

Location information in the new Google Maps on Android, old vs. new.

(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET)

 

Tip 1: When you look up a destination, you can slide the information card up from the bottom of the screen to reveal the call, save, and share buttons (borrows the Google Now card appearance). You’ll also see the street view of the location, ratings, and reviews. No more trying to tap on the tiny map pin to open the information page!

 

Personal map data and recent searches in the new Google Maps on Android, old vs. new.

(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET)

 

Tip 2: Tap the silhouette icon at the far right-hand side of the search bar to gain quick access to your map data. This data includes reviews, saved addresses for home and work, nearby offers, saved places, and even recent searches.

 

Google Maps old vs. new layer selection.

(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET)

 

Tip 3: Traffic and satellite layers have been relocated to a general menu. Simply tap on the gray tab along the bottom left-hand side of the app and the menu will slide open, allowing you to enable your desired layers.

 

Google Maps Local (old) vs. Google Maps Explore (new).

(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET)

 

Tip 4: The Local feature has been replaced by Explore. Press the search box at the top and then scroll down the page to find the Explore banner, where you can choose from eat, drink, shop, play, and sleep. There’s even a menu with categories so you can find places around you without knowing the business names.

 

Confirmation that a map is saved for offline use in the new Google Maps on Android.

(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET)

 

Tip 5: If you want to save Google Maps so you can access them while offline, just say or type “OK Maps” (Google Glass, anyone?) in the search box. You’ll see a message that says the onscreen map area has been cached.

Update: In lieu of feedback about the method used for saving maps offline, Google has added a new “Make this Map area available offline” link under the search box for faster access.

 

You may have noticed that Latitude is nowhere to be found in this version of Google Maps. If you want to see locations of friends, you’ll have to open the Google+ app and choose Locations from the left-hand menu.

 

Have you noticed an important difference or awesome shortcut for the new Google Maps on Android? Share your tip or general thoughts on the new version in the comments!

 

Rescoure : cnet.com