Showing posts from March, 2013

Getting an iPhone App to the App Store

So far my experience with trying to download my app and make it work on my iphone has not been a  pleasant one.  I have spent hours in the process- over the course of many months because I get turned every which way.

Here's my situation- I have files from a developer and the official provisional files have expired.  Since the files were made different versions of iOS have happened.  So, all I really wanted to simply to was transfer my files to my phone and have it work.  But here's the reality:
1) Apple did not provide a software update for my older ipod touch, so now my ipod and iphone 5 are on different operating systems
2) I then had to created an Apple Developer account

3) I downloaded Xcode
4) I had Lion running on my laptop.  When I plugged in my iphone5 it told me it needed Mountain Lion to run.
4) After I paid $20 to install Mountain Lion on my Mac, my laptop has been running much slower and has had strange quirks, for example I can no longer write to an external drive…

How to Edit an Imported Audio Track in iMovie

This is a post to help people with a specific issue I couldn't find an answer to online.  I created my own hack in order to accomplish this.  In imovie '10 you can easily split voice over audio, but an imported audio track seems to be impossible to split and truly edit.
In order to get around this you need to: Create an imove file and import the green audio track with some kind of videoShare>Export Movie> Pick and option and click "export"File>Import>Movies (and Import back the movie you just created)Place the movie into your iMovie file and select 'Detach Audio'Now the Audio is purple and you can edit it as you'd like!

Generating and Using a QR Code

The advantage of having a QR code is that people with smart phones can use a QR app on their phone and with their camera 'snap' and image that brings them to a website without having to type a web address in.

How to create your own QR code:

1. Go to
2. Type in the web address you would like to have as a QR code
3. Download the image, and use wherever you'd like

QR codes are great to put on business cards that link to your profile or business websiteOn display on a paper advertisement, either at your trade booth or newspaper and flyers How to read QR codes with your iphone:
1. Download a reader, like QR Reader for iphone 2. Open app and put the QR code in focus     -phone will open browser to website

The Entrepreneur's Elevator Pitch

Imagine that you have found yourself in an elevator with a wealthy investor who is seeking the next big thing.  You have 60 seconds to convince that investor to agree to a meeting.  What will you say?
Convey the following points:
What your business is What problem your business solve or what customer need it fulfills The size of your market How you are better than your competition Exclusive rights or new technology (optional) The strength of credentials of your team How you will make money Sales or profit projections (optional) An interesting fact of a juicy bit of information that will leave investors wanting more
Be passionate about your business Be clear and concise. Keep it short. Write a script and rehearse your pitch
Don’t be dishonest Don’t overuse salesy language.  Try to use facts, rather than subjective adjectives Don’t describe your projections as conservative, be precise Don’t expect your company to go public in order to repay investors
Understand that standard investors and partne…