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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.

Context menu with web technologies for PhoneGap

I noticed in the PhoneGap Developer Forums a question that doesn't get asked frequently (unlike many others). Industry Expert Simon MacDonald had a classy answer for Android specific case but I figured many would benefit from a more neutral approach which uses solely web technologies (HTML, CSS & JavaScript) to be used within PhoneGap.

You can find the page which is both demo and source code here (demo only works on touch enabled devices but can be extended to clicks).



Context Menu for PhoneGapThe concept is quite simple. Every time the user starts touching a section of the screen, a timer get started. This gets canceled as soon as the the finger moves or lifted. If the time elapses and the finger didn't move, it will display the context menu right under the the finger. In the example, a delay of 1.5s is being used.

This should be seen as a very barebones starting point on top of which you can build all the bells & whistles or additional functionality (and design) you want.

Hope it helps!

 

#code, #phonegap
Published: Tue, 14 May 2013 21:51:40 +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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Context menu with web technologies for PhoneGap

Context menu with web technologies for PhoneGap

I noticed in the PhoneGap Developer Forums a question that doesn't get asked frequently (unlike many others). Industry Expert Simon MacDonald had a classy answer for Android specific case but I figured many would benefit from a more neutral approach which uses solely web technologies (HTML, CSS & JavaScript) to be used within PhoneGap.

You can find the page which is both demo and source code here (demo only works on touch enabled devices but can be extended to clicks).



Context Menu for PhoneGapThe concept is quite simple. Every time the user starts touching a section of the screen, a timer get started. This gets canceled as soon as the the finger moves or lifted. If the time elapses and the finger didn't move, it will display the context menu right under the the finger. In the example, a delay of 1.5s is being used.

This should be seen as a very barebones starting point on top of which you can build all the bells & whistles or additional functionality (and design) you want.

Hope it helps!

 

#code, #phonegap
Published: Tue, 14 May 2013 21:51:40 +0000