Want to BUY your own Mobile app business? MEFIRST app IP/Brand are for sale.

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This opportunity doesn’t come along often in your career.  I’m selling the IP to my MEFIRST app because I’m currently focused on another application and cannot give MEFIRST enough time for marketing as it deserves.  That’s right, I’m selling all the IP associated with it as I’m looking for the right business/persons to take it to the next level.

If you EVER wanted to jump into the mobile app space with the right idea, you’ve come to the right place.  Please contact me here or on LinkedIn and grab it before someone else does.

Regards, Patrick

Creating your #Windows10 app mockups with #PowerPoint. It’s actually pretty easy. #startup #piedpiper

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As I begin my journey into discovering and defining a new application opportunity, I mentioned last week that I stopped creating business plans and just use PowerPoint to create my plan.  This week I’m beginning the process of creating some application mockups.  I know how to use Photoshop and Illustrator, but again, I fall back to my favorite mockup tool, PowerPoint!

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As I begin this journey, I mention that I’m going to build my new app using the new Windows Universal app design language.  Desktop/web is a very import productivity piece to my application with mobile as an extension of information consumption. Microsoft provide a great wealth of information over at https://dev.windows.com/en-US/windows-apps for you to read and download.  One of the assets they provide are these templates and storyboard assets for PowerPoint.  It save a TON of time inserting, resizing and moving elements around.

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I use the Slide Master pages in PowerPoint to put in my Windows 10 shell.  I do this because it is nice to have the desktop appear as I create new screen mockups.  Then you can either turn it on or off.  Pretty slick.

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Now the Windows 10 window frame I just create with a series of shapes and change the background colors giving me the look and feel of Windows 10!  Simple!  Now you are off and running creating your app elements using the storyboard feature or just importing your images directly.

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Try it when you are mocking up your next app.

Enjoy, Patrick

If you have 15 seconds, please take my Managing Your Money Software POLL #finances

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I’m doing a survey of my network to see what kind of software and services you use to manage your personal finances.  This includes your checking, savings, investments and credit cards.  Please take a few seconds and check the boxes for what you use. All responses are anonymous and please share with your friends.

Thank you, Patrick

Windows 10 is pretty slick and I’m happy to be moving to it. #build2015

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I’ve been putting Windows 10 through it paces over the last couple of months.  I’m really into some of the new UI treatments as that can be some of the most important reason to upgrade.  That is why I believe I lot of people made fun of the Windows 8 Start experience.   I like that the Windows start button is back as we need something more compact and efficient when we are in productivity mode and not tablet mode.  It is still a bit weird with the large tiles though.

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Visual Studio is just amazing.  It is like going to HomeDepot because it has everything a developer needs including the kitchen sink!  Smile

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I pulled over my Plus One social application which harvests tweets based on your keywords.  Everything seems to compile and run just fine.  I’m pretty happy about that because OS upgrades usually break on first try.

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I had to try the new browser Sparton.  Pretty cool and I really like the UI layout.  Looks like I have some work to do to upgrade my interface to some of the new Windows 10 treatments.  I look forward to that.

Enjoy, Patrick