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I've recently undertaken the development of android mobile apps & games. Pictured below are 3 apps I have right now in Google Play. One is free - the Elvis match game......which was made in honor of my mother using her 1974 photograph. The other two were just for fun - there's Cougar Game, which actually has 2 games inside this app - 1 is a classic memory match and the other is classic solitaire. Both are cougar eye candy & a fun way to waste time & it features my friend body builder Chris Jalali, and there's Sexy Match Bottom classic match game with pics of bikini clad bottoms.
This is the link to apps by TWJ enterprise.
PS - There will be a detailed ebook shortly to tell you step by step how I did this.
ppss - I'll be discussing things like this at Game Galz http://www.GameGalz.com
We all know the importance of responding to people on social media. A feature of www.AzulSocial.com makes brand or keyword monitoring not only very easy, but also fun!
Check out this video demonstration. The "Search and Tweet" is also most helpful when it comes to building twitter followers.
Click here to see video.
Twitter the favorite social network of yours truly and several million others crapped out today causing mass confusion.
It made virtual headlines around the globe as bloggers speculated the end of the earth was upon us.
I jumped to Google+ where life appeared to be normal.....I was searching for signs of Twitter life, thinking maybe all the Twitter accounts I'd actually created had finally caught up with me! They'd cut me off for good! Holy crap how will I live without Twitter!!!!!!
I then clicked over to Facebook to see what my friends were saying on Pinterest.
Where will you go when Twitter dies?
Get a Daddy a mobile payment system for Father's Day! He'll love this. The SendMoola.com mobile payment system will let Dad get paid with any android device.
Customers scan QR code (from Dad's truck window, Dad's invoice, Dad's countertop etc etc) to download the android app. Next they'll open the app and pay!
No peripherals needed. No swiping of the card. Customers fill in credit card information or pay with Paypal money.
This mobile payment system rocks!
Click video to see demonstration.
Buy one for Dad or for yourself!
Story and photos from USAToday.com - was very glad to see this. Needless to say women don't get near enough recognition. Not surprisingly there's tons of comments knocking the womens accomplishments. Posting things like, "To call these companies "tech" companies is like calling a 900-number phone sex company a tech company because it uses the technology of the telephone. Most of these are so-called "social media" companies - just more websites to share dessert recipes, find a baby sitter, etc." I visualize this person as a nerdy dork with a mouse in one hand and his penis in the other.
The article stems from a round table of female executives hosted by USA Today.
It's good reading, if you're interested in the subject.
by Jon Swartz
SAN FRANCISCO – Reshaping a time-worn narrative isn't easy. Social revolutions rarely are, especially when you're a woman trying to break into the boys' club that is Silicon Valley
But an emerging class of early-stage tech start-up executives is helping dispel the notion that there isn't a leading role for them in the male-dominated valley.
Company founders and leaders are coming out of Google, Salesforce.com and elsewhere for the excitement of shaping a young business.
PHOTOS: USA TODAY's roundtable
The emergence of young female tech founders and executives reflects sweeping change in the worlds of start-up companies and angel funding, where wealthy investors give money in return for a stake in a company. It underscores the enormous purchasing prowess of women online that is transforming the Web economy. As more consumers reach for their smartphones and tablets to shop and communicate, there is a pressing need for commerce sites that cater to women, who control 70% of online purchases worldwide, according to Lisa Stone, CEO of BlogHer, a digital media company.
Clara Shih, Hearsay Social
Many of these inroads are being made by female-led start-ups that are fueling innovation and the digital economy. Women will influence the purchase of $15 trillion in goods by 2014, according to Boston Consulting Group.
"Female users are the unsung heroines behind the most engaging, fastest-growing and most valuable consumer Internet and e-commerce companies," says venture capitalist Aileen Lee. She has invested in Brit, a lifestyle branding company, and Plum District, an e-commerce site for moms, among many ventures led by women.
Make no mistake: The executive suite for business in general and the technology industry specifically remains a male stronghold. Just 3% of all tech start-ups are led by women, according to a Kauffman Foundation report. Only a handful of CEOs at Fortune 500 companies are women. Indeed, the glass ceiling remains a reality for many women, and charges of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination persist. In fact, a recent lawsuit by Ellen Pao, a junior partner at one of the Valley's most prestigious venture funds, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, is all the buzz here these days because it exposes the fragile position women hold in the tech world.
Even so, there is reason for optimism.
"The technology landscape has flattened," says Shaherose Charania, CEO of Women 2.0, a media company and resource that helps thousands of aspiring and current female entrepreneurs launch new ventures. Its innovation conference in Mountain View, Calif., in February drew 1,000 people, three times the audience in 2011.
Precise numbers are elusive, but anecdotally they seem to bear out Charania's thesis: The number of women starting tech companies nationally has doubled the past three years, according to an informal poll by Women 2.0.
Meanwhile, all but two of the 19 U.S. high-tech IPOs in 2009 had at least one female officer. Compare that with 1988, when only 4% of the 134 firms that went public in the U.S. had women in top management spots.
"I've been involved in the New York City start-up scene for several years, and I've seen many more female entrepreneurs getting their projects off the ground recently," says Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, who has participated in fundraisers and events for start-ups led by women.
Start it up
Of late, it's been a thrill ride for female entrepreneurs in tech. Advances in technology, lower infrastructure costs and ample angel investing have made it easier to launch an early-stage company, says Leah Busque, CEO of TaskRabbit, an eBay of sorts for odd jobs.
It's cheaper to start a company today because Web servers and other equipment cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, not the millions once required for high-end computer servers. Newer technologies, such as cloud computing, reduce infrastructure costs. And coding isn't as onerous as it once was. Those changes have allowed entrepreneurs to build products faster and land funding sooner.
Five years ago, starting and funding a female-led tech company would have been a formidable task, says Vivek Wadhwa, a fellow at the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University. But, today, women are helping each other through groups such as Women Who Code, Astia and Girls in Tech, and some venture capitalists are warming up to backing companies led by women.
"We (women) try to band together and look out for each other," says Brit Morin, 26, founder of Brit. In April, she landed $1.25 million in seed funding for Weduary, a Web app for building wedding sites. Among the investors: Google Vice President Marissa Mayer, VC Lee and former BabyCenter CEO Tina Sharkey. Before starting Brit, Morin worked in marketing at Google for four years.
"It's great to be a woman in tech. It's definitely a buzzy time," says Katia Beauchamp, 29, CEO of Birchbox, a monthly subscription service for grooming and beauty products. "We're blazing a path, but we're also benefiting from other pioneers."
Foremost among those receiving credit is Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, who has successfully juggled running a multibillion-dollar company and raising a family while mentoring female execs.
Sarah Leary, who in late 2010 co-founded Nextdoor, a private social network for neighborhoods, also credits the dramatic jump in angel investors who have taken their riches from Google, PayPal, eBay and Yahoo, and invested them in start-ups.
Angel investor Dave McClure, whose firm has funded more than 50 companies led by women, has noticed the influx of female CEOs the past year with a parallel surge in e-commerce and consumer sites. "Buyers trend female more than male," he says.
Indeed, 60% of Facebook's membership is female, and their purchasing interests are broad, says Anjelika Petrochenko, general manager of social network LiveJournal.
More progress to be made
For more than a decade, the short list of female execs mentioned in the news media was the province of folks such as Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, who ran eBay for a decade; former Autodesk and Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz; and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. In recent years, the list expanded to include the likes of Google's Mayer and Facebook's Sandberg.
But social movements take time. The pipeline from academia is relatively dry. Just a fraction of the estimated 120,000 computer-science graduates in the U.S. each year are women — 11.7% of bachelor degrees in 2010-11, down from 13.8% in 2009-10, according to Computing Research Association. India and China are graduating nearly 1 million men and women annually in computer science.
Only 1% of venture-capital money was invested in companies run by female CEOs in 2010, the most recent year available, according to Dow Jones VentureOne. It says a general drop in VC investment hit women-led companies particularly hard.
That is borne out in several unshakeable statistics that underscore the yawning gap between the sexes in executive board rooms. IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns and DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman are exceptions among the predominately male Fortune 500 CEOs. A scant 3% of public companies — not to mention, Fortune 500 firms — are headed by women, says research company GMI.
"There always has been, and continues to be, a shortage of female-led companies," says Dana Stalder, general partner at VC firm Matrix Partners, which has investments in female-led start-ups such as home-care company Care.com and online retailer Gilt Groupe. About 10% of private companies in Matrix's portfolio were founded by female entrepreneurs.
Female leaders are convinced that such start-ups will lead to spin-offs or investments in other companies led by women.
That has paid off handsomely for Rashmi Sinha, co-founder of SlideShare, an online community for sharing PowerPoint and Word documents and other presentations, which was sold to LinkedIn for $119 million in April.
"As the ecosystem becomes more supportive, you will see more companies created," says Kimber Lockhart, 26, a trained engineer who sold her then-2-year-old start-up, Increo Solutions, to Box for an undisclosed amount in 2009. Several companies bid for the documentation-management firm.
Adds Leary, "It is exciting to see so many (women-led) companies. But it is a long journey, and there are many stages to that journey to be successful."
[Kennedale, TX] June 4, 2012
A new way to send and raise money online has arrived! SendMoola.com uses Paypal’s technology with socially shareable widgets to process transactions.
Mobile payments – lets customers pay with cell phone (androids)
E-greeting cards with cash
Business Services – sell stuff on Facebook & Twitter
Fundraising – Socially shareable widgets make crowdfunding simple
Send Moola "The Social Way to Send Money" TM
Crowdfunding website helps you reach your dreams! Launch a website, build a project, raise money for a good cause.
Get started today - fund your project! Click here for more information.
Or maybe fund mine - click here!
(Fort Worth, Texas) August 9, 2012
www.AzulSocial.com - Mom Entrepreneur Boot-strapped Startup born in Texas
Alternative to the very popular HootSuite social media management dashboard
HootSuite with it's 4 million-ish users (many paying $5.99 per month) better watch out because North Texas entrepreneur Tammy Jones has launched a rival product and has an eye set on taking her share customers.
www.AzulSocial.com allows users to simultaneously post status updates to an unlimited number of Facebook and Twitter Accounts.
Updating Facebook and Twitter doesn't have to run your life. Try this social media management dashboard, to schedule in advance. No worries while on vacation. www.AzulSocial.com will even send notices that your posts have sent (if desired).
www.AzulSocial.com boosts not 1, but 2 methods to bulk schedule posts in advance.
Aside from our two schedulers www.AzulSocial.com also boosts integrated views of multiple Twitter accounts not available any place else.
For a full list of features, visit www.AzulSocial.com
For more information or interview the developer, contact Tammy Jones at 817-343-8530 or JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING
Also bootstrapped by Jones is www.SendMoola.com - a fundraising website with a twist! SendMoola.com sells android mobile payment systems and also sends egreeting cards with cash to recipeints paypal email.
AzulSocial is a product of Kennedale News
Mom Entrepreneur Network for sale. See the blog post. http://bit.ly/OL6k7m
I started this project back in 2010. The idea behind it is a custom weather widget; think Mom Bloggers...Mom's could load a photo of their child into this socially shareable weather widget! Users can sign up to receive severe weather alerts via text, twitter and email, plus an embeddable widget for their blog or homepage.
The difficulties I encountered using a company from India were insurmountable, never ending. Plus they sent me a very large, very unexpected bill. Basically they wanted about $7,000 to get it off the development server and onto my own.
As of a few days ago, Weather Mom sits on my server and functions minimally.
With your help Weather Mom will deliver weather warnings and potentially save lives. Plus it's an awesome gadget to use for relevant content!
Click HERE to visit the Save Weather Mom Fundrazr. Please share this with your friends and through your social media channels.
Created mobile payment app for my first customer, Kathy Rollwage - owner of Merry Heart Painting.
Kathy and her team of face painters will work most any type of venue to provide their awesome painting services. Great fun for families!
This is a photo of the Merry Heart Painting mobile payment installed on my Samsung Tablet.
Get one for yourself!
Thank you Kathy!
Happy Mother's Day
Those who can benefit most:
Direct Sales, Mary Kary, Avon, Passion Parties, Scentsy - anybody who does home parties.
Trade Shows, Flea Markets - If you sell good or services at events or shows, you'll want to see this!
Customers pay using their cell phones
Watch this 40 second demo of the product in action
Instructional video for the Mom Entrepreneur Mother's Day Gift - $25 for 1 year license.
Written instructions to help you create the mobile widget to be used for your mobile payment android app.
QR Codes - How to Use Them
Why use QR codes? Keep reading, I'll tell you.....
Think outside the box. In Taco Bell's case outside the bun...
How to use QR Codes
First you need a scanner, there's a jillion free apps available.
Step 1 - Get the scanner for your smart phone.
From your smart phone, go to the "app store" or "market place" - ask your teenager if you don't know where it is. There are plenty of excellent FREE QR code scanners. On my android I went to Google Play Store, and downloaded QR BarCode Scanner by Warriors - it was free and works great. On my blackberry I have QR Code Scanner Pro by The Jared Company (wonder if he makes the jewelry too?), also free.
You'll want to download and install it.
Step 2 - Open, point and scan.
I was surprised to learn that nobody is doing what I'm doing with QR codes & online payments. When I scanned the Taco Bell QR code on their Dorito Taco, it opened to music videos! I thought, "OMG! Why aren't they selling tacos instead of sending people to Youtube?"
Learn more about QR Codes at this helpful article by Jeff Korhan published February 7, 2011
Why use QR Codes ?
To provide customers with a link to more information about your products or services. To put more hits on your website, or send them to Youtube to watch a video. Host a contest?? Tell customers the third one to read your code & post comment will get a prize.
The best suggestion I can offer, is use a QR Code to put money in your pocket.
No matter what business you're in, QR codes can serve as a payment mechanism. Customers can and will pay you from their cell phones! It sounds a futuristic - BUT it's here now and available. Why not learn about it? Mom entrepreneur Gabby, CEO of GumDropSwap posted a comment & won, one of two mobile payment apps I'm giving away. She said, "I'm a sucker for free stuff and I'm curious to see how this works so let's give a whirl. Never can have too many ways the customer can pay you." What she doesn't know is she's actually getting two apps. One for sending money and one for receiving payments. As a consignment store owner, if she desires - when it's time to pay her customer their consignments - she can whip out her mobile phone and send the money with her custom app, complete with her logo.
Place QR Codes any & every where
On back of books, counter tops, windows, automobiles, tables, invoices. Business that can benefit from use QR codes & mobile payment apps: Restaurants, Hair Salons, Doctors Offices, Flea Markets, Avon Ladies, Plumbers, Roofers, Photographers. Basically anybody.
I still have one more mobile payment system to give away.
To get it you have to be the next one to post a comment at this link.
These systems are powered by my newest site (soon to be relaunched with new face, and it can't happen soon enough) SendMoola.com
This video demos how easy the mobile payment process is. Get a one year license for only $200 - offer only available to mom business owners through May 13, 2012. Not valid past Mothers Day.
Includes downloadable android app & QR code. Offer void after Mothers Day May 13, 2012.
Scan code with android device to download app. Then install, open & purchase. This is the exact system you will receive.
OR click over to SendMoola.com to purchase the special.
They don't know yet but they'll be seeing me soon. I hope they see what I see!
This mobile payment system rocks!
Customers pay by installed android app OR by scanning QR code.
The QR code can be placed anywhere: Invoices, clipboard, automobile window, table top, door frame, t-shirt or tattoo. User scans and pays with credit card or paypal.
Click video to see demonstration.
Buy one for yourself
This is an unpaid job, but in exchange for your services, I will give full credit on the documentation forever and ever as long as you maintain the document.
Plus my never ending gratitude and I'll post and tweet about it as well.
If you're interested, please post here!
I've completed 40-50% of the documentation and it can be viewed below.
I've got no problems if you don't like the look of my documentation and want to change it. Feel free but it needs to be in a similar format explaining each pull down and link's functions.
In honor of Mother's Day
Customized Mobile Payment System.
Get paid anywhere with any android device.
$200 this weekend only.
Includes downloadable android app & QR code. Offer void after Mothers Day May 13, 2012. Scan code with android device to download app. Then install, open & purchase. This is the exact system you will receive.
OR click over to SendMoola.com to purchase the special.