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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 weight loss ebook my tools

Big Day for MyLyrics
Facebook Gifts: seems like it'll be a flop
Weight loss ebook - my tools
My first 3 years in the iPhone App Business - Getting ideas
Freelancer just acquired vWorker (my thoughts on elance, odesk and similar)
Justin Vincent — Anatomy of a Beautiful, Native Feeling, HTML5 iOS App
Facebook Data Use Policy changes
Apple API Strengthens Facebook Ads By Letting You Install App Store Apps Without Leaving FB For iOS 6
Everything you need to know about Facebook Graph Search
iTunes affiliate tools
Top 9 brands advertising on Facebook
Recreating Facebook UI with HTML and CSS (live coding screencast tutorial)
7 Tips to maximize your app's revenue with ads $$$
How test and pick the best iPhone app icon (automation)
Other Diseases of Affluence: Depression, Obesity, Diabetes, and Alcoholism (Dec 2005)
Effects of Globalization on Italy (Jan 2004)
Samsung Mobile Phones' International Marketing Strategy (Dec 2005)
New Product Development (Feb 2003)
Basic Concepts of Strategic Management (Feb 2006)
The Importance of Monitoring and Evaluation in Projects Funded by Citizens (Dec 2005)
Why has the Euro Disney's Land failed (Dec 2005)
iTunes Store API (finally?)
Mobile Payments in Apps - What are the options?
AppStore changes with iOS6 - What you need to fix.
Top 5 ways to generate download leading traffic to your apps.
Coin Toss Extreme: iPhone game stats and analytics after 2 weeks
31 Major Causes of Failure
4 iPhone Apps for Increasing Customer Loyalty
4 Simple iPhone Apps for Creating and Editing Documents
Evernote: New Legal Page and Changes to Contracts Coming Soon
Types of mobile apps that can be developed
70 best free apps of 2012
How much does it cost to develop an app?
7 Ways Mobile Apps Are Driving Revenue for Businesses
What to look for in an iOS developer (with checklist and answers)
App Store Optimization (ASO) - How to enhance your AppStore presence
When should an enterprise application become a mobile app?
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
Want to validate your startup idea for FREE?
How to make money with mobile apps
96 Online resources for app development, design, testing & monetizing
How to understand mobile statistics and metrics
Original pitch decks of big companies
Mobile app control panel for optimization, affiliates and analytics
10 Mobile App Marketing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Top 8 App Store Optimization questions answered
Mobile application download tracking solutions
How to leverage in app purchases in mobile apps
Apple App Store changed the business world forever
App Store Optimization Keywords (ASO)
4 Hour Body Shopping List - Tim Ferriss
Andrew Chen reading list
How to hire a freelancer
Mobile application key performance indicators (KPI)
iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c vs iPhone 5
iTunes Affiliate
Siri commands, tips and tricks
Apps using iPhone 5s M7 motion coprocessor
App Store Optimization keyword volume estimator
100 best FREE movies on Amazon Prime
The 7 pillars of user experience design
Xamarin vs Titanium vs Phonegap vs Native application development
Phonegap app store approval
Replicating The Secret iOS App Text Animation using HTML CSS JavaScript
PhoneGap FAQ - Hybrid mobile app development
HTML5DevConf videos
New book released
Mobile app monetization mindset
Animated Pure CSS spinner
Animated Pure CSS Progress Bar
Top 30 books recommended on Hacker News

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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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Results for weight loss ebook my tools

Results for weight loss ebook my tools

Big Day for MyLyrics
Facebook Gifts: seems like it'll be a flop
Weight loss ebook - my tools
My first 3 years in the iPhone App Business - Getting ideas
Freelancer just acquired vWorker (my thoughts on elance, odesk and similar)
Justin Vincent — Anatomy of a Beautiful, Native Feeling, HTML5 iOS App
Facebook Data Use Policy changes
Apple API Strengthens Facebook Ads By Letting You Install App Store Apps Without Leaving FB For iOS 6
Everything you need to know about Facebook Graph Search
iTunes affiliate tools
Top 9 brands advertising on Facebook
Recreating Facebook UI with HTML and CSS (live coding screencast tutorial)
7 Tips to maximize your app's revenue with ads $$$
How test and pick the best iPhone app icon (automation)
Other Diseases of Affluence: Depression, Obesity, Diabetes, and Alcoholism (Dec 2005)
Effects of Globalization on Italy (Jan 2004)
Samsung Mobile Phones' International Marketing Strategy (Dec 2005)
New Product Development (Feb 2003)
Basic Concepts of Strategic Management (Feb 2006)
The Importance of Monitoring and Evaluation in Projects Funded by Citizens (Dec 2005)
Why has the Euro Disney's Land failed (Dec 2005)
iTunes Store API (finally?)
Mobile Payments in Apps - What are the options?
AppStore changes with iOS6 - What you need to fix.
Top 5 ways to generate download leading traffic to your apps.
Coin Toss Extreme: iPhone game stats and analytics after 2 weeks
31 Major Causes of Failure
4 iPhone Apps for Increasing Customer Loyalty
4 Simple iPhone Apps for Creating and Editing Documents
Evernote: New Legal Page and Changes to Contracts Coming Soon
Types of mobile apps that can be developed
70 best free apps of 2012
How much does it cost to develop an app?
7 Ways Mobile Apps Are Driving Revenue for Businesses
What to look for in an iOS developer (with checklist and answers)
App Store Optimization (ASO) - How to enhance your AppStore presence
When should an enterprise application become a mobile app?
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
Want to validate your startup idea for FREE?
How to make money with mobile apps
96 Online resources for app development, design, testing & monetizing
How to understand mobile statistics and metrics
Original pitch decks of big companies
Mobile app control panel for optimization, affiliates and analytics
10 Mobile App Marketing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Top 8 App Store Optimization questions answered
Mobile application download tracking solutions
How to leverage in app purchases in mobile apps
Apple App Store changed the business world forever
App Store Optimization Keywords (ASO)
4 Hour Body Shopping List - Tim Ferriss
Andrew Chen reading list
How to hire a freelancer
Mobile application key performance indicators (KPI)
iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c vs iPhone 5
iTunes Affiliate
Siri commands, tips and tricks
Apps using iPhone 5s M7 motion coprocessor
App Store Optimization keyword volume estimator
100 best FREE movies on Amazon Prime
The 7 pillars of user experience design
Xamarin vs Titanium vs Phonegap vs Native application development
Phonegap app store approval
Replicating The Secret iOS App Text Animation using HTML CSS JavaScript
PhoneGap FAQ - Hybrid mobile app development
HTML5DevConf videos
New book released
Mobile app monetization mindset
Animated Pure CSS spinner
Animated Pure CSS Progress Bar
Top 30 books recommended on Hacker News