Aug 23, 2016

What exactly so great about this app: SnapChat?

Have you ever heard of your near person using this picture and video based sharing app? And allows you to send a picture or video or both in which a self-destruct after few seconds of your friend viewing them?

I came up this on my colleagues always using this app and snap it to her close circles. I always wonder her laughing sense that inspired me to use this app and explore what is in it.

What is SnapChat?

Snapchat is an ever growing fun messaging app has the features that you to take a snap and add captions or doodles or lens graphics which will cover the top of the picture and send to your friends. The core feature of snapchat is a "Snap" which you take a picture or video and send to your friends where he/she will watch the picture for up to 10 seconds and then disappear.

This app doesn't allow you to save the picture but has different other methods that you learn by below one by one.

Who owns SnapChat?

This app was introduced in 2011 by Reggie Brown, Bobby Murphy and Evan Spiegel as a project for one of Spiegel's classes in Stanford. He began under the name of "Picaboo" - which is an idea a user to communicate using images that were explicitly short-lived.

Real:
SnapChat evolves a mixture of public content, live events, public networks and music etc. According to the latest study conducted in July 2016, 71% of users surveyed said they preferred app for chat, messaging and imaging services. Celebrities use this app on a daily basis to keep in connect their followers.

Why Should I care SnapChat?

 - 100 Million daily active users
 - 400 Million Snaps per day
 - 8796 shared Snaps ever second
 - 71% of SnapChat users are under age-group 34
 - 70% of active users are women
 - Ireland is the top country among others for Snapchat usage
 - 45% SnapChat users are age between 18-24
 - More than 60% of U.S 13 to 34-year-old smartphone users are SnapChatters
 - 5% of overall selfies shared on social media are from SnapChat
 - 50% of Norway Smartphone users are using Snapchat
 - Top Markets: UK - 46% SnapChat users are from 14% Internet Users; USA - 42% SnapChat users are from 14% Internet Users; Ireland - 42% SnapChat users are from 14% Internet Users; Canada - 47% SnapChat users are from 12% Internet Users; Australia - 40% SnapChat users are from 11% Internet Users.
 - 77% Female college students share selfies on SnapChat
 - 50% Male college students share selfies on SnapChat
 - SnapChat is the 3 most used application after Facebook and Instagram

SnapChat Terms and Phrases:

Here are the most used terms and phrases that you must know before start use the app.

SnapChatters: SnapChat users
Snaps: Snap you to broadcast to followers
Stores: Total number of snaps that you sent and recieved.
Chat: Feature that lets you privately or directly message to your friends
Here: Feature that lets you start a live video chat within a direct message.

How to download SnapChat?

If you are reading this article on your phone either iOS platform or Android based platform, visit an official SnapChat website and download the app.

I am trying to show you here by my mobile is Android-based platform and follow the below steps.




-Once you have downloaded the app from the store, now login window allows you to choose either login or sign up. (Check the gif picture above).

-Click Signup and choose your handle which will represent who you are and what you do. Choose your username as simple and clear to understand by your friends easily.

-Complete all the signing up the process and start your first "Snap" and to send your friends.

Navigation Menus on SnapChat:

A clear understanding of Swipe labyrinth of navigation will help you to avoid too many confusion by using them. Though it has less menu but you each time swipe let you into another screens and availability of many functionalities.

Take a look at the below picture from Responster. The screens usally starts from taking snap, messaging, creating stories and discovering stories from your friends and circle.



Editing your Snaps:

All your functionalities lie on the screen to swipe and understand the snaps. Go ahead the camera button and take your first snap. If you long press then it will take you into record as video.



Now add the caption for your image by touch the black box and type words from your mobile keyboard. You can also replace this caption box anywhere from top to bottom of the picture by drag it.

If you want to take another picture as the current is not good then, click "x" symbol on left top which you to discontinue this taken snap.

You can also colour the texts by clicking on pen tool and choose different colors.

[Article Update in Progress.. Stay with me..]


Aug 18, 2016

How to signup for Instagram Account?

What is Instagram?

Although Instagram has been around for more than 4 years, most of us likely to heard of it and if not used it.

Instagram is a mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing a social networking site that enables users to take picture and videos, share them either public or private on the app. The reason for Instagram’s popularity is its simplicity. Rather than focusing on many unique features, Instagram has only one core feature which makes user easy to share pictures and see photos from your circle or friends.

Instagram is so popular because of,

-          Instagram has now 400 million active users
-          75% of Instagram users are outside of US
-          30% of internet users are now on Instagram
-          96% of US fashion brands are on Instagram
-          48.8% of brands are on Instagram. By 2017, this users rise to 70.7%
-          32% of US Teens list Instagram as their most important social network.
-          More than 80 million photos were shared on Instagram each day (as of September 2015)
-          17000 likes per second
-          More than 2000 comments per second
-          33% of average users under age group of 25 to 34
-          34% of average users under age group of 18 to 24
-          55% of women active than men
-          Top 5 countries are, India, Brazil, Russia, US and Turkey

The big research and advisory firm Forrester, predicted the brand stack up on Instagram interaction rate is 2.3% which far surpasses from others Facebook 0.2% and twitter 0.02%

Who are the owners of Instagram?

Instagram founded in 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger at San Francisco. The name Instagram derived from the combination of “Instant Camera” and “Telegram”. Since the Instagram growth is phenomenal, Facebook bought the app for $1 billion in 2012.
Co-founder Kevin Systrom has initially shown off the beta version of Instagram for Android Version. The mobile app was so popular among iOS users primarily because that is been the only outlet so far for 2012. Over the weekend, the company opened registration for Android users so they will use and get experience the app. Since its launch, Instagram added features are like hashtags, new and live filters, Instant tilt-shift, rotation and 

How am I get started with Instagram?

Getting started Instagram here is the steps you can take to make sure the app for the right way.

Register:

Instagram is an app exclusively created for the mobile platform, therefore you must download the app for your iPhone or Android in order to register an Instagram account.


You can signup Instagram with an email address or your personal facebook account. Once you signup, you’ll be asked to choose your username.


 You can also use your phone number to create your account on Instagram.




This name will be displayed publicly. Make sure your Instagram name you choose is recognisable, either close to your business or your name as possible.

Update your profile:

Instagram lets you fill out a 150 characters bio about your business. Because of this limitation, let your profile description is clear and concise about who you are and what you offer.



Add your profile picture:

Your profile picture can only be updated on a mobile device. If you don’t have your logo or picture saved to your smartphone or tablet, Instagram has another option allows you to import from Facebook, twitter and so on.


Your profile picture typically fit the size of 160 x 160 pixels.

Post your first picture:

Now you know that your account is completed setup ad start to post your first picture.
Click the Instagram blue icon at the bottom of your mobile phone app and either take snap a photo by pressing the article in the middle or long press to post your shorter video. Make sure that the icon on the right enables you to take a video up to 40 seconds long.
Now choose the filters, that scroll across the bottom of the app. You can also adjust your brightness or click wrench icon to avail many other features on the picture to show impressive one.


Hashtags:

The hashtag is the word start from the symbol “#” to categorise your post and help it more easily accessible on Instagram search.


Check out the most popular hashtags are,

#love

#instagood

#me

#tbt

#cute

#follow

#followme

#photooftheday

#happy

#tagforlikes

#beautiful

#self

#girl

#picoftheday

#like4like

#smile

#friends

#fun

#like

#fashion

#summer

#instadaily

#igers

#instalike

#food

#swag

#amazing

#tflers

#follow4follow

#bestoftheday

#likeforlike

#instamood

#style

#wcw

#family

#141

#f4f

#nofilter

#lol

#life

#pretty

#repost

#hair

#my

#sun

#webstagram

#iphoneonly

#art

#tweegram

#cool

#followback

#instafollow

#instasize

#bored

#instacool

#funny

#mcm

#instago

#instasize

#vscocam

#girls

#all_shots

#party

#music

#eyes

#nature

#beauty

#night

#fitness

#beach

#look

#nice

#sky

#christmas

#baby

Setting up your location:

When you click, name this location you will see a list of used location your general area.


Recall:
Instagram is an emerging mobile app to share your pictures with your friends and see theirs. All you need to download this app to your phone and start to account with that. Use as many as hashtags which will get your post into appropriate category and reach many people. 

Start use this apps and I will get explained how to get free followers!. 

Jul 25, 2016

Google Introduced AMP ads and AMP landing page at Doublclick Leader Summit 2016

On June 17 2016, professionals, vendors, business owners or I called them upon Entrepreneurs were grouped together in the morning in Key Biscayne, Florida to discuss the future of digital marketing and rise of mobile devices and their technologies.

Luckily “go online” and checkout is no longer instead, nearest device to solve an immediate needs and therefore relevant consumers in these moments that matter win.
Google made a series of announcement on Tuesday not surprisingly, the announcement centered around mobile and programmatic, starting with a launch push for AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages Project) for Ads.

What is AMP?

AMP: The Accelerated Mobile Page Project is an open source initiative led by Google designed to improve the mobile web and enhance the distribution ecosystems.
The aim of project is to bring the publisher content load fast on mobile devices. AMP ads has been testing with several tech vendors and publishers for several months. In June, the company said half of publishers selling ads on AMP page through Doubleclick AdExchange were higher impression than non-AMP pages.

The Advertiser creates AMP HTML ads to load as quickly as the AMP pages they’re served within. Watch out the recorded Livestream,