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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.

New iOS 6 Fonts for iPhone & iPad


Apple recently released and updated the list of fonts available in the latest iOS firmware: iOS6. You can find the full list here.

As you will immediately notice there are many new fonts that are bundled when compared to the iOS5 release or event the iOS4 firmware font package.

In iOS4 there were 159 fonts available, in iOS5 this was brought up to 222 fonts and now, in iOS6 we find 260 bundled fonts!

In addition to fonts being readily available, developers can instruct their apps to request extra fonts. You can find a list of these fonts here.

If you're looking for cool fonts to use without having to bundle them manually, you can check out this poster. It refers to iOS4 but odds are you will find something you like.

[caption id="attachment_289" align="alignright" width="154"] iOS Fonts Poster[/caption]

However, if you're really serious about finding the perfect font for your iOS app, you should definitely check out this online tool which lets you select the iOS and preview text in the desired font.

Interesting fact (especially if creating a cross-platform app): Android's default font is called Roboto whilst Windows Phone 7 is Segoe. Make true cross-platform apps with PhoneGap!

If you're still unsatisfied with the vast array of fonts natively available on your beloved devices, you can obviously still go find new ones to manually import and implement. I personally like to use 400Fonts and FontSquirrel.

#apps, #crossplatform, #fonts, #ios
Published: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:02:30 +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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New iOS 6 Fonts for iPhone & iPad

New iOS 6 Fonts for iPhone & iPad


Apple recently released and updated the list of fonts available in the latest iOS firmware: iOS6. You can find the full list here.

As you will immediately notice there are many new fonts that are bundled when compared to the iOS5 release or event the iOS4 firmware font package.

In iOS4 there were 159 fonts available, in iOS5 this was brought up to 222 fonts and now, in iOS6 we find 260 bundled fonts!

In addition to fonts being readily available, developers can instruct their apps to request extra fonts. You can find a list of these fonts here.

If you're looking for cool fonts to use without having to bundle them manually, you can check out this poster. It refers to iOS4 but odds are you will find something you like.

[caption id="attachment_289" align="alignright" width="154"] iOS Fonts Poster[/caption]

However, if you're really serious about finding the perfect font for your iOS app, you should definitely check out this online tool which lets you select the iOS and preview text in the desired font.

Interesting fact (especially if creating a cross-platform app): Android's default font is called Roboto whilst Windows Phone 7 is Segoe. Make true cross-platform apps with PhoneGap!

If you're still unsatisfied with the vast array of fonts natively available on your beloved devices, you can obviously still go find new ones to manually import and implement. I personally like to use 400Fonts and FontSquirrel.

#apps, #crossplatform, #fonts, #ios
Published: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:02:30 +0000