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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.

Siri commands, tips and tricks

siri-ios7Now that the frenzy of asking Siri for crazy things is fading, people seem to actually like the idea of voice commands. Obviously this is nothing, they've been around for a long time, but now they're much easier to "give". After trying the first Siri commands people come up with, many want to know more of them to see its true potential.

This post is a collection of the most common and useful Siri commands tips and tricks that you can use right now (if you device has Siri).

Obviously there are many more and this is in no way intended to be a catalogue. However, if you know of any Siri commands, tips or tricks not included that you particularly like or find useful, make sure to let me know.
siri-commands-tips-tricks

Siri Commands for Phone


Call (name)
Call (name) home
Call (name) on his work phone
Call (number)
Call home
Call 911
Get my call history

Siri Commands for Facetime


Facetime (name)
Make Facetime audio call

Siri Commands for App Launching


Launch photos
Play Infinity Blade II
Open Facebook

Siri Commands for Messaging


Tell (name) I'll be right there
Ask (name) "When will you be there?"
Send a message to (name)
Send a message to (name) saying ‘How about tomorrow?'
Send message to (number)
Text (name) and (name), ‘where are you?'

Siri Commands for Calendar


Set up a meeting at (time)
Set up a meeting with (name) at (time)
Meet with (name) at (time)
Set up a meeting about (description & time)
Move 3pm meeting to 4:30
Reschedule appointment with (name) to (date)
What does the rest of my day look like?
What's on my calendar?
Cancel (event)
When is my next appointment?

Siri Commands for Sports


Did (team name) win?
How did (team name) do last night?
What was the score last time (team name) played (team name)?
Show me the football scores from last night
When do (team name) play next?
What does the Premier League table look like?
Who is the highest goal scorer in the Premier League?

Siri Commands for Navigation


Navigate to (destination)
Navigate home
Navigate to work
Walking directions to (destination)
What's my next turn?
Are we there yet?
What's my ETA?
Find (place)
Show me (place)
Where is the closest (store)?
Take me home
Take me to the closest Police station
Stop navigation

Siri Commands for Twitter


Tweet (whatever you would like to tweet)
Tweet (whatever you would like to tweet) with my location
Search Twitter for (your search terms)
Show me my tweets
What's trending on Twitter?

Siri Commands for Facebook


Post to Facebook (whatever you would like to post)

Siri Commands for Movies


Where is my closest cinema?
What's playing at my closest cinema?
Show me reviews for (film)

Siri Commands for Music


Play (name of song)
Play (artist)
Play (album)
Play (playlist
Play
Pause
Skip
Play iTunes Radio
Play more songs like this one
Don't play this song again

Siri Commands for Reminders


Add (whatever you want) to (name of list)
Remind me to call (name) at (time)
Remind me to take my medication at (time)
Read my to-do list
Remind me to call (name) when I get (destination)

Siri Commands for Email


Email (name) about (whatever you like)
New email to (name)
Check email
Any new emails from (name)
Reply to (name)

Siri Commands for Weather


What's the weather for today?
What's the weather for tomorrow?
How's the weather in (place)?
What's the weather for this evening?
Is it windy?
When is sunrise/sunset?

Siri Commands for Clock


Wake me up at (time)
Set an alarm for (time)
Turn off alarm
Delete alarm
What time is it in (place)
What is today's date?
What's the date this Saturday?

Siri Commands for Timer


Set time for five minutes
Show timer
Pause timer
Resume timer

Siri Commands for Contacts


What's (name) address?
What is (name) number?
When is my wife's birthday?
Show (name)
My mum is (name)
My brother is (name)
Call mum

Siri Commands for Notes


Note (whatever you'd like to note)
Find meeting notes
Show my notes from last week
Read my last note

Siri Commands for Settings


Turn on airplane mode
Turn on bluetooth
Make screen brighter
Go to Twitter settings
Show me privacy settings
Enable Wi-Fi
Open mail settings
Turn on Do Not Disturb

If you're looking for more Siri commands tips and tricks you can always ask 'What can you do Siri?' and a full directory will show up.

#Siri commands
Published: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:30:02 +0000

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This a collection of some of the numerous ideas/projects that have been conceived and developed usually on a weekend morning.

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About

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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Siri commands, tips and tricks

Siri commands, tips and tricks

siri-ios7Now that the frenzy of asking Siri for crazy things is fading, people seem to actually like the idea of voice commands. Obviously this is nothing, they've been around for a long time, but now they're much easier to "give". After trying the first Siri commands people come up with, many want to know more of them to see its true potential.

This post is a collection of the most common and useful Siri commands tips and tricks that you can use right now (if you device has Siri).

Obviously there are many more and this is in no way intended to be a catalogue. However, if you know of any Siri commands, tips or tricks not included that you particularly like or find useful, make sure to let me know.
siri-commands-tips-tricks

Siri Commands for Phone


Call (name)
Call (name) home
Call (name) on his work phone
Call (number)
Call home
Call 911
Get my call history

Siri Commands for Facetime


Facetime (name)
Make Facetime audio call

Siri Commands for App Launching


Launch photos
Play Infinity Blade II
Open Facebook

Siri Commands for Messaging


Tell (name) I'll be right there
Ask (name) "When will you be there?"
Send a message to (name)
Send a message to (name) saying ‘How about tomorrow?'
Send message to (number)
Text (name) and (name), ‘where are you?'

Siri Commands for Calendar


Set up a meeting at (time)
Set up a meeting with (name) at (time)
Meet with (name) at (time)
Set up a meeting about (description & time)
Move 3pm meeting to 4:30
Reschedule appointment with (name) to (date)
What does the rest of my day look like?
What's on my calendar?
Cancel (event)
When is my next appointment?

Siri Commands for Sports


Did (team name) win?
How did (team name) do last night?
What was the score last time (team name) played (team name)?
Show me the football scores from last night
When do (team name) play next?
What does the Premier League table look like?
Who is the highest goal scorer in the Premier League?

Siri Commands for Navigation


Navigate to (destination)
Navigate home
Navigate to work
Walking directions to (destination)
What's my next turn?
Are we there yet?
What's my ETA?
Find (place)
Show me (place)
Where is the closest (store)?
Take me home
Take me to the closest Police station
Stop navigation

Siri Commands for Twitter


Tweet (whatever you would like to tweet)
Tweet (whatever you would like to tweet) with my location
Search Twitter for (your search terms)
Show me my tweets
What's trending on Twitter?

Siri Commands for Facebook


Post to Facebook (whatever you would like to post)

Siri Commands for Movies


Where is my closest cinema?
What's playing at my closest cinema?
Show me reviews for (film)

Siri Commands for Music


Play (name of song)
Play (artist)
Play (album)
Play (playlist
Play
Pause
Skip
Play iTunes Radio
Play more songs like this one
Don't play this song again

Siri Commands for Reminders


Add (whatever you want) to (name of list)
Remind me to call (name) at (time)
Remind me to take my medication at (time)
Read my to-do list
Remind me to call (name) when I get (destination)

Siri Commands for Email


Email (name) about (whatever you like)
New email to (name)
Check email
Any new emails from (name)
Reply to (name)

Siri Commands for Weather


What's the weather for today?
What's the weather for tomorrow?
How's the weather in (place)?
What's the weather for this evening?
Is it windy?
When is sunrise/sunset?

Siri Commands for Clock


Wake me up at (time)
Set an alarm for (time)
Turn off alarm
Delete alarm
What time is it in (place)
What is today's date?
What's the date this Saturday?

Siri Commands for Timer


Set time for five minutes
Show timer
Pause timer
Resume timer

Siri Commands for Contacts


What's (name) address?
What is (name) number?
When is my wife's birthday?
Show (name)
My mum is (name)
My brother is (name)
Call mum

Siri Commands for Notes


Note (whatever you'd like to note)
Find meeting notes
Show my notes from last week
Read my last note

Siri Commands for Settings


Turn on airplane mode
Turn on bluetooth
Make screen brighter
Go to Twitter settings
Show me privacy settings
Enable Wi-Fi
Open mail settings
Turn on Do Not Disturb

If you're looking for more Siri commands tips and tricks you can always ask 'What can you do Siri?' and a full directory will show up.

#Siri commands
Published: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:30:02 +0000