Create your own app – Part 4: App and Usability Testing

Only a properly functioning application has any chance of success. Programming errors and a poor user experience may cause some users to uninstall the app without a second thought. As a result, extensive app testing prior to publication is vital. Functionality, performance, usability, and other tests serve as quality assurance tools. In addition to manual tests, there are also some automated tests that can be carried out with the help of app testing tools. [...]  

Create your own logo: tips for logo design

A logo serves as a figurehead for a company or a brand: it symbolizes the corporate identity and leads the target group to create a positive association between image and brand. As a result, every brand and every company should have a suitable logo. When creating your own logo, previous experience in image editing is not necessary – although it is very helpful when turning your concept into your logo design. So what are some good logo ideas to consider? And how do you design your own logo? [...]  

Lead management: Lead generation – part two

Are you looking for potential customers online? You will soon realize it’s quite a challenge to grab internet users’ attention. Users are becoming more and more sensitive to advertisements and end up deliberately ignoring them. It might seem impossible to establish contact in this way, let alone generate qualified leads. But with the right strategy, and working closely with lead management, content marketing, and search engine optimization, it can be achieved. [...]  

Lead management: Lead management – part one

A successful online marketer can be compared to a gardener; Just as a gardener waters his plants at all stages of their growth, an online marketer should care for their customers during every step of their journey. Contacting the potential customer isn’t always enough to convince them to try out your product or service. When it comes to lead management, the customer is accompanied from initial contact until the transaction is complete. In our series, we introduce the most important steps in detail. Part one: the basics of lead management. [...]  

Heat map analysis: how to visualise your visitors’ behaviour

By knowing the total number of unique visitors and purchases made on your website, you can quickly calculate the conversion rate for your online store. This figure, however, doesn’t reveal why a visitor made a certain purchase or deciding against buying a product. A heat map analysis, on the other hand, can shed some light on the matter and help you to increase the number of conversions. [...]  

Registering an emoji domain – the way forward or just a gimmick?

Emoji domains immediately catch your eye. Why continue to register normal domains when you can get the message across with a few smileys? Registering a smiley URL doesn’t come without its problems though. In this article, we explain what is needed to set up an emoji URL, and explain the advantages and disadvantages of using emoticons in domain names. [...]  

App Store ranking: create your own app part 6.2

Influencing Apple’s App Store ranking is different to the indexing for Google’s Play Store ranking: app store marketing for iOS applications is governed by different rules regarding keywords. Understanding the different factors that have an influence on Apple’s app ranking can help you in choosing how to present your iOS App and optimise it for the App Store. We’ll guide you through the different tools you need for App Store optimization. [...]  

Google Search Console for beginners

Google provides web developers with many free tools, but hardly any are as versatile and valuable to the SEO sector as the Google Search Console. Using the free analyser tool, developers can take their website’s settings and technical optimisations into their own hands, gain access to statistics not visible to the public, and learn to better understand the “Google view” of things. The only requirement is a Google account. [...]  

NGINX tutorial: the basic commands and configurations

Nginx is very different from traditional server software such as Apache in the way that it responds to client requests and the fact that it also involves configuration changes. In this nginx tutorial you can learn how to make changes without having to restart the web server software as well as how to set up a simple proxy server for images in just a few steps. [...]  

Remote access to the network storage

Are you using a NAS system as a home server and want to connect it to the internet? It’s simple to do. We explain how to assign a fixed LAN IP address to your network storage and open the corresponding ports for the desired service in the router firewall. You will also learn how to make your NAS system permanently available under a consistent address despite daily disconnections carried out by the internet service provider. [...]