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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.

iTunes Connect: New delivery tool for In-App Purchase and Game Center metadata

Wow, I guess it's a big day for Apple developers... A second email was just sent out informing about a new tool.

This time it involves InApp purchase and GameCenter management.

I obviously haven't tried it yet but it appears to be extremely useful if you find yourself making changes to these sections often. Unfortunately, that's not my case. This is something that was surely requested by the big gaming companies and Apple was nice enough to deliver.

I wish they released a tool to manage iTunes Connect pages and localizations. It's a true pain to update metadata and such when you have many languages set up.

It would be awesome to have some sort of control panel to easily move around fields. Even a revised webapp would be fine... anything! :) Apple... hello, can you hear me?

The full email:
Dear AppGuru,

You can now deliver your app's In-App Purchase and Game Center metadata to the App Store using Transporter, Apple's command-line delivery tool. To deliver with Transporter, you must use App Store packages, which are directories that contain your app's In-App Purchase and Game Center metadata and assets.

You can also use Transporter to look up your existing app's metadata to retrieve the data in the correct XML format. This can help you to familiarize yourself with the XML format, and make it easier to update your In-App Purchases and Game Center metadata.

To learn more about App Store packages, including how to create them, see the App Metadata Specification document available for download from the Manage Your Applications module on iTunes Connect.

For additional information on downloading and installing Transporter, see the Transporter User Guide available for download from the Manage Your Applications module on iTunes Connect.

Regards,

The App Store team


#Apple, #game center, #inapp purchase, #iTunes Connect
Published: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:16:12 +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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iTunes Connect: New delivery tool for In-App Purchase and Game Center metadata

iTunes Connect: New delivery tool for In-App Purchase and Game Center metadata

Wow, I guess it's a big day for Apple developers... A second email was just sent out informing about a new tool.

This time it involves InApp purchase and GameCenter management.

I obviously haven't tried it yet but it appears to be extremely useful if you find yourself making changes to these sections often. Unfortunately, that's not my case. This is something that was surely requested by the big gaming companies and Apple was nice enough to deliver.

I wish they released a tool to manage iTunes Connect pages and localizations. It's a true pain to update metadata and such when you have many languages set up.

It would be awesome to have some sort of control panel to easily move around fields. Even a revised webapp would be fine... anything! :) Apple... hello, can you hear me?

The full email:
Dear AppGuru,

You can now deliver your app's In-App Purchase and Game Center metadata to the App Store using Transporter, Apple's command-line delivery tool. To deliver with Transporter, you must use App Store packages, which are directories that contain your app's In-App Purchase and Game Center metadata and assets.

You can also use Transporter to look up your existing app's metadata to retrieve the data in the correct XML format. This can help you to familiarize yourself with the XML format, and make it easier to update your In-App Purchases and Game Center metadata.

To learn more about App Store packages, including how to create them, see the App Metadata Specification document available for download from the Manage Your Applications module on iTunes Connect.

For additional information on downloading and installing Transporter, see the Transporter User Guide available for download from the Manage Your Applications module on iTunes Connect.

Regards,

The App Store team


#Apple, #game center, #inapp purchase, #iTunes Connect
Published: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:16:12 +0000