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Giacomo Balli

Innovation consultant specializing in mobile strategy

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I help traditional business owners improve productivity, enhance employee satisfaction and increase profits by optimizing their established processes. #DigitalTransformation #OpenInnovation

I help startup founders jumpstart their success. #Architecture #UA #ASO #Monetization #Performance #Feasbility

I help modern companies better understand competition and fast-track R&D. #Intelligence #ResearchAndDevelopement

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Mobile Consultant

The mobile app industry is growing at an unprecedented pace... Barely keeping up or are you leveraging all the opportunities it brings?

If you made it this far I know you have motivation, enthusiasm and drive. However, you will need a mobile consultant like me by your side to fully reap all the benefits of what technology has to offer.

Until not long ago, iPhone apps were like the very first websites: in a world where websites were few and far between, just having one was enough.  It wasn't particularly challenging to be a player in the mobile app development game without much competition. Now, as the market becomes more saturated, it is increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd.

My years of experience in the field, combined with my MBA and business savvy, make me a shrewd ally to anyone looking to make their mark in the mobile world.

I live in San Francisco, the epicenter of the startup boom.  While I've seen some amazing concepts come to life, I've chosen not to get involve in revenue sharing, equity or similarly structured projects. Instead, I lend my technical and business know-how to early stage startups and established brands as a mobile consultant.

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Do you already have a mobile app? Make sure you know how to properly generate more downloads.

App Store new kids category in iOS7

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This is email Apple sent out today:


















Dear Giacomo Balli,

At WWDC, we announced an App Store new kids category in iOS7. The new category provides parents with a place on the App Store to find age-appropriate apps for their children. If your app is made specifically for children aged 11 or under, you can now choose an age range for your app on the iTunes Connect website. The following age ranges are available:

  • Ages 5 & under

  • Ages 6–8

  • Ages 9–11




You can only choose one age range for each app. Apps approved for the Kids category will still have a primary and secondary category, but will also appear in a new, separate area of the App Store. To assign the Kids category to an already existing app, submit a new version of your app for review. Starting this fall, the currently existing Kids subcategory for game apps will no longer be displayed on the App Store.

To choose the appropriate App Store category for your app, see the App Category Definitions page in theManage Your Apps module on the iTunes Connect website. If you think that your app's current category definition does not fit anymore, assign a new category with your next app update.

Learn more about creating, submitting, and managing apps for the Kids category in the iTunes Connect Developer Guide. Ensure that your apps comply with the App Store Review Guidelines before submitting them for review.

You can also find answers to common questions in the FAQ on the iTunes Connect website.

Regards,

The App Store team


The App Store Review Guidelines document has also been updated to reflect these changes.

 

#App Store, #ios7, #kids category
Published: Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:53:45 +0000

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Currently working as an innovation consultant based in San Francisco. After studying in Madrid and New York, earning an MBA, he broke into the emerging mobile developing market when Apple first released the iPhone. Among one of the first successful Italian developers, Giacomo relocated to San Francisco to broaden his reach within the burgeoning tech sector. While working as part of a travel-tech startup launched in 2013, Giacomo has continued as a consultant to both independent and incubator-based startups. Confident and innovative, loves fast-paced environments collaborating with a team of professionals and experts to ship delightful, efficient products.
Giacomo's passion for progress often finds him speaking at conferences (both in the US & Europe) and teaching college courses.

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App Store new kids category in iOS7

App Store new kids category in iOS7

itunes-connect-news-bigballi-app-store


This is email Apple sent out today:


















Dear Giacomo Balli,

At WWDC, we announced an App Store new kids category in iOS7. The new category provides parents with a place on the App Store to find age-appropriate apps for their children. If your app is made specifically for children aged 11 or under, you can now choose an age range for your app on the iTunes Connect website. The following age ranges are available:

  • Ages 5 & under

  • Ages 6–8

  • Ages 9–11




You can only choose one age range for each app. Apps approved for the Kids category will still have a primary and secondary category, but will also appear in a new, separate area of the App Store. To assign the Kids category to an already existing app, submit a new version of your app for review. Starting this fall, the currently existing Kids subcategory for game apps will no longer be displayed on the App Store.

To choose the appropriate App Store category for your app, see the App Category Definitions page in theManage Your Apps module on the iTunes Connect website. If you think that your app's current category definition does not fit anymore, assign a new category with your next app update.

Learn more about creating, submitting, and managing apps for the Kids category in the iTunes Connect Developer Guide. Ensure that your apps comply with the App Store Review Guidelines before submitting them for review.

You can also find answers to common questions in the FAQ on the iTunes Connect website.

Regards,

The App Store team


The App Store Review Guidelines document has also been updated to reflect these changes.

 

#App Store, #ios7, #kids category
Published: Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:53:45 +0000