In November ’14 the Wanderful Media team launched a new feature within our Find&Save mobile apps called Cash Dash, a geographically targeted offer platform giving retailers the opportunity to reach consumers at key locations while out shopping. Using location aware features on iOS and Android the platform is able to suggest offers while users are out-and-about shopping. Leveraging our data on hundreds of retailers and hundreds of thousands of retailer locations as well as shopping malls all across the U.S. the platform provides retailers a rich ability to reach consumers at or near their stores with customized messaging and unique offers to help draw them in.
Continue reading Platform for Retailers Targeted Local Deals and Notifications
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My team at Wanderful Media has been hard at work on our latest update to our Find&Save iPhone application which we recently pushed to the AppStore and is now available for download. We took a fresh approach to the app’s design focusing on improving user engagement and making finding local sales quick and easy.
Continue reading Find&Save iPhone Application Gets a Facelift
My request to Apple on the camera icon on the iOS Lock Screen:
The camera icon on the iOS lock screen is to a child like a Fart Gun from Despicable Me 2 which is to say they can’t stop using it.
Please, make it an option.
If you have young children you can likely relate, if not you should really see the movie it’s quite funny.
But seriously. Can we get an option here?
I’d prefer not to repeatedly have dozens of blurry, pictures of the carpet, couch, floor, ceiling, siblings, goofy faces, all variety of inanimate objects and alas things which shall remain nameless streaming to all my other iDevices let alone getting shared on the big screen via Apple TV.
Seriously, an option. Please.
Found this to be a really interesting article on some sleuthing regarding how Netflix recommendations work and a peek inside some of the insights from their VP of Product.
Found this quote from a data researcher at Microsoft interesting:
I don’t make decisions from my gut. I make decisions based on as much information as possible, and then I make them with the least emotion I can
Here is a list of WordPress plugins I’ve found useful:
- Adsense Explosion
- Contact Form 7
- Creative Commons Configurator
- Exclude Pages from Navigation
- Google Analytics for WordPress
- Google App Engine for WordPress
- Jetpack by WordPress.com
- Memcached (and no this doesn’t activate!)
- Meta Tag Manager
- Pushover Notifications
- Redirection (nice, not problem free but allowed me to 301 my old URLs)
While doing some SEO research this morning I ran the Google search pictured below…
Having spent considerable time building sites/businesses that rely on Adsense as part of their revenue stream I can think of a number of Google algorithmic penalties this ad/content ratio seems to violate.
Continue reading Google SERP Ignoring Ad to Content Ratio "Guidelines"
At a banquet this evening our VP of Engineering Bob Clark picked up Wanderful’s
Innovate North State Tech Company of the Year Award!
Ok, so it’s a really nice review so just had to share. Also, testing out the Link Post Format on WordPress (need to Google what that does).
Find & Save’s Multi-Platform Approach Finally Realizes the Promise of ShopLocal.