Beginning a new APP effort based on a personal passion. #horses #startup #makeitgreat

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One of the first apps I created was right after I graduated from college when I created “Assistant Basketball Coach”, which allowed coaches to capture the statistics of the game into a database for analysis and reporting during and after the game.  It was probably one of the most fun applications that I ever created because it was a niche app that focused on a primary passion I enjoyed.  The software was used by thousands of coaches around the world at its peak, until I sold that business in 1998.  After that, I was onto creating and selling enterprise software for years which was a lot of fun, but can also be quite unfulfilling.

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Now, fast forward several years. I’ve had an opportunity to “go back to the farm” if you will, and added a few horses to my property.  In learning and working with these horses, I’ve found that the community of equestrians out there, do not have a system or app that allows them to connect everyone in the care and enjoyment of these wonderful equine animals.   After several months of research and visiting a lot of horse owners, boarders, leaser’s, trainers, vets and more, I believe I found my next app adventure.  I hope you tag along with the adventure.

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I will blog on the design, development and beta testing through this medium and also at http://EquestrianApp.com

Enjoy, Patrick

Still reporting with dashboards? See how AtlasBI.com gives you better & faster business insights

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How many if you arrived at work today and the first thing you did was open your browser to browse to an intranet site to see your company dashboards?  Probably less than 1% of you did.  And then, you drilled and sliced and filtered to find your data.  How long did that take you?  Probably more than 15 to 30 minutes.  After a while you probably gave up.  Am I correct?

It is time to throw out the old paradigm of looking at dashboards for company insights and just pull out your phone and quickly, and we mean within seconds, get to the most important data that you and your company cares about.

Atlas Insights is the most effective way to get your most important company metrics out to your employees anywhere they might be in this busy world.

You can download Atlas Insights for iOS, OSX, Android, Windows and Web and take it for a 90-day test drive for FREE without ANY sales person bugging you.

Enjoy!

My #Startup software company is doing it different than everyone else and it works! #analytics

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When I created Atlas Insights, I really decided it was important to rethink how businesses engage their employees in the use of important business metrics.  But it was more than that.  It was also how software should be designed, developed and sold.  That is why Atlas Insights is so different from any software vendor claiming to have a mobile business intelligence solution.
  • We don’t have hundreds of employees building the software, we didn’t need that.
  • We don’t have huge marketing departments to get the word out, our customers do that.
  • We don’t have hundreds of sales people calling on every account pressuring you to purchase, we don’t believe in that.
  • We don’t have large investors that keep driving us for hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, we live within our means.
  • While our competitors are not sustainable on hundreds of thousands users, our business is sustainable on a just a few thousand customers.

I built Atlas Insights to be a better solution than any of the big public or privately VC funded software companies.  On a per user basis, we are pennies a day while they are hundreds or thousands of dollars a day.
While they sell their software based on you finding a gold nugget in the mountains some day, Atlas Insights helps all of your employees get focused on what’s important to your business today, which is an investment that returns value every minute of every day.

You will not find a simpler solution to use and the value you get for the money

Tracking Agriculture Price Index and other farming metrics? Your most important metrics in your overalls

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Agriculture in the United States is a huge and important business that supplies food to the world.  There are of course important metrics that farmers, manufacturers, investors and politicians follow every day, week or month in this segment.  Atlas Insights is quickly becoming one of the most important tools you can have in your pocket or overalls when you need access to these most important public metrics.

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Our goal every month is to continue to add new and interesting public metrics that might be of interest to you and your business.  Also, you don’t have to wait for us to add it, you can create your own public metrics and share with the world for free.  Download Atlas Insights and start reaping the benefits of making better decisions with metrics that are wherever you are.

Sign up today and get a FREE 3-month Basic subscription! Download for any mobile device or Windows/MAC desktops and Web and get started without anyone contacting you and bugging you for money.  That’s what we call a worry-free trial.

Sharing my app’s download progress and a BIG surprise I found. #analytics #mobilebi #startup

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In June of 2016, I began the effort of building a new mobile business intelligence app called Atlas Insights.  Atlas allows you to take your business metrics and also public metrics with you wherever you might be.  Basically, having your most important metrics available whenever you need them is the mantra .   In October I launched my beta and finished up in December of 2016.  Pretty amazing development speed huh?!  I’ll have another blog on that later.  As I have built this business, I have tried to be transparent and informative via my blog on the startup and software development process as I go along.

In all my years of designing and developing software, one metric all developers want to monitor closely is downloads.  Now with having to support so many platforms from Apple, Google and Microsoft, tracking these stats is actually pretty easy.  Today, I spent time visiting all the app store reporting pages to get a gauge on the downloads for Atlas and I came across VERY surprised.

The following chart is “Installs by Platform“.  Right away you see an amazing slice for Apple!  Now I would say I’m a bit Microsoft biased because I worked there and then I built a business off of them.  Even in my marketing, I’m very balanced in that I market each company platform basically the same.  But I’m just SHOCKED that 75% of my downloads are on the Apple platform.  iPhone you may be thinking?

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So let’s break it all down to get an understanding of what makes up those slices of the pie. The next chart is “Installs by Device“. Because Apple made up so much of the pie, if we look at the slices you’ll be shocked to see that MAC/OSX has 57% of the installs!  In all my years of doing analytics and dashboards, the MAC users where never on the minds of the developers.  I saw this as an opportunity and produced a MAC client of Atlas Insights and I’ve been overwhelmed with the response.

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Isn’t that pretty awesome!?  I’m going to continue to build for all platforms, but I will push the BEST business intelligence experience on the MAC/OSX that there has ever been!

Enjoy, Patrick

Using the Google Cloud for data? Use it to make your business agile. AtlasBI.com #mobilebi

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Like most businesses, you are probably using the Google Cloud or Google Apps for your business data.   Well, we made Atlas Insights the easiest mobile business intelligence platform on the planet on getting your cloud data into our app and out to your employees anywhere they are.  Seriously, it takes just a minute or less and saves your business 10’s of thousands of dollars in an instant.

If you have your data in the Google Cloud, you can quickly access it with our Plus and Pro subscriptions of Atlas Insights.  You’ll take that process of weeks and months of moving data and building old lame dashboards, throw them out and make your business great again with our mobile apps for iOSAndroidWindows and OSX.  It costs nothing to try and we are super simple to setup and use.

For a limited time, we are offering a FREE 6-month Basic Subscription.

Visit http://www.AtlasBI.com for more information

Enjoy, Patrick

PS:  If you want a demo, just contact me as I would love to take you through the app.

Using the DropBox for data? Use it to make your business agile. AtlasBI.com #mobilebi

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Like most businesses, you are probably using the DropBox for your business data.   Well, we made Atlas Insights the easiest mobile business intelligence platform on the planet on getting your cloud data into our app and out to your employees anywhere they are.  Seriously, it takes just a minute or less and saves your business 10’s of thousands of dollars in an instant.

If you have your data in the DropBox, you can quickly access it with our Plus and Pro subscriptions of Atlas Insights.  You’ll take that process of weeks and months of moving data and building old lame dashboards, throw them out and make your business great again with our mobile apps for iOSAndroidWindows and OSX.  It costs nothing to try and we are super simple to setup and use.

For a limited time, we are offering a FREE 6-month Basic Subscription.

Visit http://www.AtlasBI.com for more information

Enjoy, Patrick

PS:  If you want a demo, just contact me as I would love to take you through the app.