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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.

Results for html5 developer conference slides

HTML5 Developer Conference Slides
Evernote Conference
Create graphs with HTML5 JavaScript and CSS3
Apple enterprise developer program explained
Frustrated iOS developers might be starting a union
Justin Vincent — Anatomy of a Beautiful, Native Feeling, HTML5 iOS App
Giving indie iOS game developers exposure
Mobile Panel Video: Native (iOS & Android) vs Hybrid (PhoneGap) vs Web (HTML5)
What to look for in an iOS developer (with checklist and answers)
How to convey your mobile app idea to a developer
The value of conferences
HTML5 geolocation zip code
HTML5DevConf videos
Relocating!
Apple App Store Expedited Review
How to Make a Successful Pitch of your Startup
Legal issues with APIs and their use
Smart App Banners by Apple - How to Implement
8 Qualities of top modern CEO / Entrepreneur / Founder
A beautiful iPhone app icon thanks to 99Designs
How test and pick the best iPhone app icon (automation)
Business and Congressual Tourism in the Area of Florence (Dec 2003)
Cross Cultural Management (May 2005)
New iOS 6 Fonts for iPhone & iPad
New iOS Paid Applications Contract Amendment - Changes by Apple
Approaching the iPhone App Business: "Se lo fai, fallo per bene!"
What can be edited once an iOS app is live (without update)?
Mobile Payments in Apps - What are the options?
New App Store marketing badges available
iTunes Connect: New delivery tool for In-App Purchase and Game Center metadata
Mobile Web vs. Native Apps: What are the... ARE YOU FRIGGIN KIDDIN ME?!?!
How to make money with APPS on ePodcastNetwork (interview)
AppStore changes with iOS6 - What you need to fix.
Top 5 ways to generate download leading traffic to your apps.
My first 3 years in the iPhone App Business - Getting ideas
Donations in iPhone apps - one of the few things to be done outside the app
21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic by the amazing Rand Fishkin
Apple Volume Purchase Program and B2B Apps on AppStore explained
Apple Routing app coverage file for iOS explained
Apple Custom B2B Apps on the AppStore explained
Evernote: New Legal Page and Changes to Contracts Coming Soon
10 Excellent iPad Apps You Should Download Right Now
How much does an app cost?
Types of mobile apps that can be developed
Freelancer just acquired vWorker (my thoughts on elance, odesk and similar)
15 Super Useful Apps for Busy Entrepreneurs
How much does it cost to develop an app?
App Guidelines
6 Free Apps That Can Make Planning Your Next Vacation Easy
How to get featured on the Apple AppStore
Everything you need to know about Facebook Graph Search
How to use vanity App Store short link URL
How to test your iOS mobile app
App Store Optimization (ASO) - How to enhance your AppStore presence
How to get paid at a startup company - A guide to salary, equity, shares, vesting, bonuses, payout etc
Getting traction for startups
Apple MapKit vs. Google Maps SDK
This is why I won't steal your idea
12 key questions your startup pitch needs to answer
How to make money with mobile apps
Apple WWDC 2013 dates announced and tickets
96 Online resources for app development, design, testing & monetizing
How to understand mobile statistics and metrics
Original pitch decks of big companies
Context menu with web technologies for PhoneGap
iOS7 new API features I'm excited about
Mobile application download tracking solutions
iOS7 mobile app marketing implications
How to leverage in app purchases in mobile apps
iPhone App Ideas
App Store Optimization Keywords (ASO)
App Store new kids category in iOS7
How to hire a freelancer
Mobile app marketing calendar
Best amazon prime movies and TV shows not on netflix
iAd attribution for app installs
Xamarin vs Titanium vs Phonegap vs Native application development
Phonegap app store approval
iTunes Connect app transfer to another account
Mobile App Podcasts
Top 30 books recommended on Hacker News

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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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Results for html5 developer conference slides

Results for html5 developer conference slides

HTML5 Developer Conference Slides
Evernote Conference
Create graphs with HTML5 JavaScript and CSS3
Apple enterprise developer program explained
Frustrated iOS developers might be starting a union
Justin Vincent — Anatomy of a Beautiful, Native Feeling, HTML5 iOS App
Giving indie iOS game developers exposure
Mobile Panel Video: Native (iOS & Android) vs Hybrid (PhoneGap) vs Web (HTML5)
What to look for in an iOS developer (with checklist and answers)
How to convey your mobile app idea to a developer
The value of conferences
HTML5 geolocation zip code
HTML5DevConf videos
Relocating!
Apple App Store Expedited Review
How to Make a Successful Pitch of your Startup
Legal issues with APIs and their use
Smart App Banners by Apple - How to Implement
8 Qualities of top modern CEO / Entrepreneur / Founder
A beautiful iPhone app icon thanks to 99Designs
How test and pick the best iPhone app icon (automation)
Business and Congressual Tourism in the Area of Florence (Dec 2003)
Cross Cultural Management (May 2005)
New iOS 6 Fonts for iPhone & iPad
New iOS Paid Applications Contract Amendment - Changes by Apple
Approaching the iPhone App Business: "Se lo fai, fallo per bene!"
What can be edited once an iOS app is live (without update)?
Mobile Payments in Apps - What are the options?
New App Store marketing badges available
iTunes Connect: New delivery tool for In-App Purchase and Game Center metadata
Mobile Web vs. Native Apps: What are the... ARE YOU FRIGGIN KIDDIN ME?!?!
How to make money with APPS on ePodcastNetwork (interview)
AppStore changes with iOS6 - What you need to fix.
Top 5 ways to generate download leading traffic to your apps.
My first 3 years in the iPhone App Business - Getting ideas
Donations in iPhone apps - one of the few things to be done outside the app
21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic by the amazing Rand Fishkin
Apple Volume Purchase Program and B2B Apps on AppStore explained
Apple Routing app coverage file for iOS explained
Apple Custom B2B Apps on the AppStore explained
Evernote: New Legal Page and Changes to Contracts Coming Soon
10 Excellent iPad Apps You Should Download Right Now
How much does an app cost?
Types of mobile apps that can be developed
Freelancer just acquired vWorker (my thoughts on elance, odesk and similar)
15 Super Useful Apps for Busy Entrepreneurs
How much does it cost to develop an app?
App Guidelines
6 Free Apps That Can Make Planning Your Next Vacation Easy
How to get featured on the Apple AppStore
Everything you need to know about Facebook Graph Search
How to use vanity App Store short link URL
How to test your iOS mobile app
App Store Optimization (ASO) - How to enhance your AppStore presence
How to get paid at a startup company - A guide to salary, equity, shares, vesting, bonuses, payout etc
Getting traction for startups
Apple MapKit vs. Google Maps SDK
This is why I won't steal your idea
12 key questions your startup pitch needs to answer
How to make money with mobile apps
Apple WWDC 2013 dates announced and tickets
96 Online resources for app development, design, testing & monetizing
How to understand mobile statistics and metrics
Original pitch decks of big companies
Context menu with web technologies for PhoneGap
iOS7 new API features I'm excited about
Mobile application download tracking solutions
iOS7 mobile app marketing implications
How to leverage in app purchases in mobile apps
iPhone App Ideas
App Store Optimization Keywords (ASO)
App Store new kids category in iOS7
How to hire a freelancer
Mobile app marketing calendar
Best amazon prime movies and TV shows not on netflix
iAd attribution for app installs
Xamarin vs Titanium vs Phonegap vs Native application development
Phonegap app store approval
iTunes Connect app transfer to another account
Mobile App Podcasts
Top 30 books recommended on Hacker News