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Microsoft Surface RT

Microsoft Surface RT

Hello again! I hope you all had a very happy holidays, I know that I did. This week I got a great new tablet called the Microsoft Surface RT. If you don’t know what this is, it is basically a new kind of tablet that can also be used as a PC. In fact, I am posting this using my Surface RT. There are many functionalities that this thing has, including a desktop.

My Review

If I were to give this product a star rating, I would give it a 4.5 / 5. This was a great investment, and can do so many things. Web browsing is very easy, getting applications is easy, and getting used to it is very easy. There are many applications on here that help me and make this even better and easier to use than my PC. If I were to change anything about this, I would make it able to run other browsers and other software. Of course, if I wanted that stuff on my tablet, I would have gotten the Microsoft Surface Pro 2, which is almost completely like a normal laptop, but that costs much more than what this cost.

If you are on a budget and aren’t willing to throw around $1000 on a laptop that you will only use for only browsing the internet, then I would definitely recommend getting one of these. As of right now, they are on sale for $291 on Amazon. I would hurry though, this deal isn’t going to last long. So what are you waiting for? Click here to go right to the product page.


Why Small Business App-Developers Fail

Why do many small business app developers fail? This question is asked many times by all of the small app developers. If you are one of them, this is what is likely going through your head:

  • “Is it my content that’s bad?”
  • “Did I not advertise enough?”
  • “Is my application too buggy?”

These questions are very normal, and can be easily solved if they follow these simple directions. Any big-time app maker should know these tips, and they usually will try to hide them as much as possible, but they are just hiding in plain site. The general public knows about them, but the developers seem to just ignore it. You want to know the secret? The secret is the design and layout of your application. A lot of people like to have basic designs, designs that are so basic, that anybody can use it. When thinking about a design layout for your application, try to keep these questions in your mind:

  • What should be the Color Scheme- Color Scheme is so basic, yet so over looked. Try to pick the color that fits the mood of your application.
  • How can I make this look basic without making the user seem stupid? You don’t want to make the user feel like a child, unless that is what your app is intended to do. Making everything so basic can sometimes be a bad thing, and will get you bad reviews.
  • How can I make the app respond faster? This is a key part of creating any kind of application. Making the app run faster typically involves removing moving pictures and removing some ads. Believe it or not, ads are what make websites and applications slower, the more you have the slower it goes. If you don’t have an app that runs fast, then you are going to have terrible reviews.

These are all things that users of apps want, and if you don’t give it to them, you are just going to be left in the ditch. Application developers need to have these topics in mind when creating apps or they won’t be getting anywhere.

Good luck out there,
ACook Dev. Co.