19 Apr 2018

Apple Has A Huge Market – Says iOS App Designing Company

Working in the industry for several years now, an iOS app designing company says Apple has an equal market just as Android. The whole world is divided into segments of markets for the operating system for smartphones. While the majority of the world uses Android for its easy availability, user-friendliness, and smart prices, iOS has an almost equal market too. A good number of people in every country and a majority of people in the US use Apple iPhone as opposed to other smartphones. This trend is seen due to various reasons, some technical and others social. Here is why investing in iOS app development is as fruitful as Android.

Why an iPhone?
Studies indicate the number of people who use iPhone is a whopping 505 million active.
This number is a little too huge to ignore if you are a business. Users all around the world use an iPhone for various reasons but two of the biggest influencers in the market are: better performance and status quo. The iPhone built by the parent company Apple is said to be superior in technology when it comes to speed and performance in comparison with its counterparts. The phone has a separate RAM only for operations which remains unaffected by the amount of data the phone stores. Add to it an enormous capacity of data storage, one cannot help but drool. Although the apps have to be paid for in this phone, it’s superiority in RAM usage, speed and longevity gives it an edge over other phones especially Android.
Because it has a good technical background, it comes at a price. Today having an iPhone no matter what age it was manufactured at, is seen as a sign of class. People also buy it for keeping up with the trends in the market which is why Apple has a growth spurt every time it releases a new model.

iOS app designing
Because it has a huge market, companies cannot simply ignore apps for the Apple store. A majority of your customer base is divided in Android and iOS which is why one must also focus on designing an app for iOS. It requires hiring experts who know how the technology in the phone works and to make the best use of it. The process is not completed overnight and requires the hard work and dedication of a team to achieve the following tasks.

  • Determine the objective to be fulfilled, customer demographics and research on the need
  • Invest in User experience to make the app user-friendly
  • Work on User Interface to give a better performing app.
  • Coding, coding, coding
  • Run the app as a test
  • Find bugs related to it and fix them
  • Release it to the world.

It is one of the most important tasks to be undertaken and hence must require experts who have years of work and skill to do so. Win Infosoft has been working in the field for years now and has a skilled team to ensure you get the desired result. If you are looking for someone to design an iOS app for you, contact us today!

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Win Infosoft is a Digital Marketing agency with years of experience in providing the best possible services in PPC, SEO, SMM, Website and App developments. If you are looking for someone to convert your website into HTTPS, contact us today for a smooth transition.

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22 Mar 2018

Is Your Social Media Declining? – Here Is What You Can Do About It

As a business and that too, a growing one, it is understandable that one may not be able to invest as much in social media. This has become a necessity, however, ever since the Facebook algorithms changed and organic reach now seems impossible. In 2016, the number of organic reaches on Facebook declined by 52%. This means one cannot reach the number of customers it did before only base on your content.  Every post which appears on your timeline has to be boosted by some amount so that it reaches the audience it is supposed to. If you are facing a rapid decline in the number of organic reaches for your company, here are some pointers to help you come back in the race.

Unique content for each platform:

Understand where your audience is. It makes no sense to take your audience away from a social media that they love interacting in. Reports show that more and more consumers share media on their favorite social media platforms and network communities. Delivering them with the content directly in their comfort zone is one way to ensure organic growth.

This is also commonly known as distributed content strategy. Create unique content for each platform. Instead of redirecting the customers to your blogs on the website each time, create a visual image with the basic gist of the link if they wish to see more. This works tremendously for platforms like Snapchat and Instagram. For other platforms like Twitter and Facebook, one can use the blog links to redirect them as it does not really take them away from their network.

Every once in a while feature someone else’s content:

The traditional belief is that if you constantly keep sharing your own content and push it across, your consumers will finally be attentive to everything you have to say. This is somewhat wrong. Social media is all about being social which means the users expect their brands to be social as well. The key is to understand what clicks with your customers and sharing or featuring that content every once in a while. As long as the curated content does not go against what the brand stands for, it is okay to look at what others are posting that is liked to buy your consumers. Sometimes, it is okay to share an article or blog of some other company that has valuable information about the industry, it showcases your thoughtfulness and willingness to stay up to date with the industry.

Study algorithms:

You must have noticed that once you log in to any social media platform, the news feed contains posts and content based on the previous engagements you had on the social media. As a marketer, it is useful to understand just how these algorithms work to be able to provide a specific strategy that increases your customer base. Algorithm insights for some of the platforms are:

  • Facebook posts are ranked such that posts by family and friends are featured first followed by information posts and then entertainment.
  • For Instagram, the posts are based on your interest in a particular content, how likely you are to respond to a particular post, your relationship with the user who posts and the regular timeline.
  • The feed is customized based on your preferences and features the best tweets on the news feed while you were away from the app. The company is still working on how to make the algorithm perfect for recognizing the best tweets for an individual user.

Keep your content budgeted:

Social media ads, sponsored and boosted content are the best way to reach your audience as the organic reach decreases. A report by Nielsen Brand Effect found that among the 475 social media campaigns they evaluated, Instagram proved to be a better choice of an ad as much as three times. It showed that the ads on the app were more memorable for people thus making them far more likely to click on the ads. Here are some reasons to use advertising on social media.

  • Get higher conversion rates:
    Ads help you target the people to whom the ads must be sent to. With greater options on the area, demographic and when it goes out, it is easier to send ads to specific groups that can potentially buy your product.
  • Create different ad types:
    Facebook provides us with a range of ad types to produce like the slideshow; carousel, video etc. use every ad type and see which one works best for you.
  • See results:
    Get specific data on which ads are giving the most leads and which are engaging for your customers. Get a report on metrics that are important and your top performing ads.
  • Make it mobile friendly:
    About 80% of the social media users access them through their smartphones. Create ads that are friendly for the website as well as mobile.

Use these tips to tweak your social media a little here and there and you will find a considerable increase in the engagements of your customers with the brand.

About the author:
Win Infosoft is a digital marketing agency that provides marketing services in SEO, SMM, PPC and services in Mobile app development and website development.

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16 Mar 2018

Air-Gapped Computers Can Exchange Data Via A MOSQUITO Attack

Air-gapped computers which were believed to be the most secure kind of systems can be hacked too according to a new study that has emerged recently. Though the idea has been here for a long time and the same team demonstrated how hackers can listen to private conversations via reversed headphones in air-gapped computers. This has brought a series of questions forward as to how do they do it and what are the probable solutions to avoid such attack.

Air-gapped computers

This is a security measure which is employed on one or more computers in an isolated environment. This is done to avoid interference, attacks or hacking via the public internet or even local network. The idea is separating the computer systems physically with no connection to each other whatsoever. The only way to interact these computers with one another is through USBs or external devices. This security measure is taken up when the computers contain sensitive and classified data that one doesn’t want to be shared out of the setting of the system. Up until recently, these were believed to be the safest way of storing data. After the demonstration of the possibility of tapping in air capped computers, now the team has established even data can be exchanged in such systems. This has released many questions.

The MOSQUITO Technique

The technique by the team of researchers in Israel’s Ben Gurion University has been named MOSQUITO. This technique reverses the role of a passive speaker (Headphones or earphones) into a microphone. The team in their research revealed that in the absence of a microphone or even if it is muted or tapped off, a headphone can covertly be reversed to be used as a microphone. This is possible as some headphones, earphones, and speakers are responsive to the Ultra Sound range of 18KHz to 24KHz, they can be reversed. Such inaudible ultrasound waves can be easily used to listen to secret communication between a speaker to another speaker.

The Cyber Security Research Center of Ben Gurion which was led by a 38-year-old Mordechai Guri made two speakers talk via ultrasound waves despite a high-level f isolation. The team in one of their proof-of-theory videos explained a scenario where 2 air-gapped computers are infected by the malware but cannot exchange the data physically thus slashing the attacker’s objectives. In this attack case, a speaker to speaker, speaker t headphone, and headphone to headphone case was conducted using the MOSQUITO technique. The results were astounding.

“Our results show that the speaker-to-speaker communication can be used to covertly transmit data between two air-gapped computers positioned a maximum of nine meters away from one another,” the team told.  “Moreover, we show that two (microphone-less) headphones can exchange data from a distance of three meters apart.”

What is more amazing is that the team found a rate of 10 to 166 bit per second exchange rate of data when loudspeakers were used in 2 air-gapped computers 8 meters away.

Ben Gurion is a known name in partaking covert experiments to target the air-capped theory. Their research as enlightening as it also includes several other bases:

  • an aIR-Jumper attack that steals sensitive data from air-gapped computers with the help of infrared-equipped night vision CCTV cameras.
  • DiskFiltration can steal data using sound signals emitted from the hard disk drive (HDD) of air-gapped computers.
  • Transmitter technique uses noise emitted by a computer fan to transmit data.
  • GSMem attack that depends on cellular frequencies.
  • USBee can be used to steal data from air-gapped computers using radio frequency transmissions from USB connectors.
  • AirHopper that captures keystrokes by turning a computer’s video card into an FM transmitter.
  • BitWhisper which depends on heat exchange between two computers to invisibly exchange passwords and security keys.

 

About the author:

Win Infosoft is a Digital Marketing agency with years of experience in providing the best possible services in PPC, SEO, SMM, Website and App developments. If you are looking for someone to convert your website into HTTPS, contact us today for a smooth transition.

 

 

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08 Mar 2018

5 Unknown Facts About International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated March 8 every year as an ode to all the women across the world and to celebrate their achievements. Today even companies make special provisions and policies to ensure women are empowered to keep their best foot forward. The road to equal rights for women has been a difficult one and it started more than 100 years ago. Here are some lesser-known facts about International Women’s day

  • The day was originally called International Working Women’s Day and was first celebrated on 28 February in 1909. This was to commemorate a strike that happened a year ago in 1908 which saw a whopping 15,000 women workers from the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union. These women included even immigrants from many parts of the world and came to organize the march in New York. The women organized the March for equal social and political rights.
  • The first-ever official international women’s day was celebrated 4 years after the first one in 1914. The day was March 8 because it was a Sunday and maximum working women had the day off to march in the city and organize activities for spreading awareness. The day has been celebrated as International Women’s Day ever since.
  • The day was named a holiday in the Soviet Union in 1917. It was celebrated in most socialist movements and communist countries before UN went ahead and adapted it in 1977. UN officially recognized 8 March of each year as a day dedicated to women. Now, since 1996, the UN gives a theme to each year’s IWD. This year’s theme is “Press for Progress.”
  • The UN specifies and defines International Women’s Day as “a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.
  • The amazing fact is that many countries have declared this day as a holiday which includes Vietnam, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Zambia, and Mongolia. There are other countries that give the holiday only for women and this list includes Nepal, China, and Madagascar.

It is true women are an important part of the world, half of the human population on this planet comprises of women. It is therefore imaginable that the contribution that each and every woman will bring to the society will double the level at which we are today. Accepting them as equals and ensuring no discrimination can lead to a healthy economic, social and collective world.

 

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Win Infosoft is a Digital Marketing agency with years of experience in providing the best possible services in PPC, SEO, SMM, Website and App developments. If you are looking for someone to help you with digital marketing, contact us today!

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27 Feb 2018

Different Types of Redirects in SEO

Redirects are very important in the business of SEO. With changing times, site owners more often than not, are faced with the option of generating a new site, changing the link address or even deleting content. This is usually done for a major change or simplicity or you might not need a page anymore. Here is where Redirects come into play. When you change your URL for any of the reasons, it is important to let the search engine robots know that the contents of the page or the page itself is available somewhere else, temporary or even permanently unavailable. Here we have a list of redirects that can be helpful based on your needs.

Reasons for using Redirects

While regularly maintaining your site, you will often come across tasks that will require redirects. Some of the reasons that will come up more often are:

  • When you want to delete a site or a post
  • When you want to change your domain
  • When you no longer wish to use www in your link address
  • When you merge certain websites
  • When your CMS is changed
  • When you change your URL structure or
  • When you have to enable Permalinks in WordPress

HTTP Redirect Codes

Every redirect has a specific code. This is a 3 number code which specifies the nature and purpose of redirect. S for example if you see a 404 error, it means the page has not been found. The 503 redirect means the site is under maintenance. These codes are present in 5 different ranges.

  • 1xx – Informal
  • 2xx – Success
  • 3xx – Redirection
  • 4xx – Client Error
  • 5xx – Server Error

Commonly used HTTP redirects

Although due to the range of HTTP codes, the list of redirects can be endless, given below are the most commonly used redirects and their main purposes.

 

  • 301: Permanently Moved
    This happens a lot as the URL address of our pages change from time to time. It is important to set this redirect which automatically transfers the Old URL to the new one. In case this is not done, the server will show a 404 Error Page not Found which is something we don’t want our site users to see.
  • 302: Page Found
    This redirect is used when you have temporarily shifted the page to some other URL. It means the destination of the page requested has been found however the location is unclear. This redirect is vague as it doesn’t mention if the situation is temporary or not. One should only use this redirect when they want the URL transferred to a new one temporarily. This means the search engines will not change the old link address t the new one and the old URL can be used again.
  • 307: Temporary Redirect
    This is more like 302 as it mentions that the page has been moved however it is more specific and the nature of redirect is temporary. You can use this when you want to direct the user to a new link while still keeping the old request method functioning. The request may change over time so it is essential for a client to keep using the old URL.
  • 403: Forbidden
    This redirect is for sensitive information provided on a web page which is not accessible for certain users. If the credentials are not approved by the site requirements, this error appears and the page remains forbidden for the user.
  • 404: Page not Found
    This error specifies that the content has been deleted and the page cannot be found. As this puts a dent in the user experience, it is better to redirect the page to a new URL so that you don’t miss out on the site users. It is important to monitor these pages and keep them at a low number as much as possible. A number of such pages is seen as a bad sign by the Google console. This might affect your rankings very badly.
  • 410: Gone
    This redirect gives a straight answer to a users query. This means the page has been permanently deleted and cannot be found. This is also a way of telling search engines that the URL should be deleted from the index so that users do not click on it. However, if the information has been shifted elsewhere, a permanent redirect would be a better option. Even if not, try to improve the contents of the page and keep it.
  • 451: Unavailable due to legal reasons
    There are instances where judges request particular page r content to be taken down from the internet. If your page is one of them, use this redirect to specifically let the search engines know that it is down due to legal reasons.
  • 500: Internal Server Error
    This redirect means that something went wrong while the request was being processed and the request could not be fulfilled due to the same. This redirect does not specify the reason so it could be many reasons. The server is acting funny or there is a problem with the script. Servers must be checked for the problem and resolved as soon as possible.
  • 503: Service Unavailable
    This redirect straightaway means that the site cannot serve you for the time being due to overload or outage. The best use of this is when your site is under maintenance. This also means that the search engines can come later and that the site will be in service again after the maintenance is done.

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Win Infosoft is a Digital Marketing agency with years of experience in providing the best possible services in PPC, SEO, SMM, Website and App developments. If you are looking for someone to convert your website into HTTPS, contact us today for a smooth transition.

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22 Feb 2018

Convert Your Website From HTTP to HTTPS in Quick Easy Steps

In the latest development from Google, the tech giant recently announced that it will give a ranking boost to websites with HTTPS extensions over the ones with HTTP. For developers all over it is a good news as every one of them knows for sure HTTPS is better than HTTP. Before Google sets in motion it’s announcement, every website must convert itself to HTTPS. We have compiled a list of quick and easy steps you can use to convert your website.

 

  1. Keep yourself ready

This involves covering and considering various aspects of your current website before jumping into the conversion

  • Check if the Sales team is ready. If your site is seasonal, it would make sense to not make the switch at peak times. You must expect downtime and make a decision on the timing of switch.
  • Check if your host is ready. Many hosts might need some extra configurations before going to HTTPS. Make sure they can deliver a HTTPS website.
  • Get your team ready. Communicate to your team that they should expect a downtime as the website will be under maintenance. This means the developer team you need help from for the switch, the Sales team and even your customers.
  • Make sure you are ready. This task is long and requires continuous efforts. Once you start on the path of conversion of website going back may not be an option. Remain available for problems that may come up and do not schedule this for the last moment.

 

  1. Get yourself an SSL certificate

This is one of the quickest steps and most of the times the hosts sell it with extra service of configurations. The rate of the certificate depends on what you want. A standard SSL certificate will not cover www.abc.com and abc.com for you. However an expensive Wild Card certificate might do the job, but this isn’t necessary for many setups. If you feel you may need a special kind of SSL certificate then hire a professional company to do the job that you trust. This is very rare though. One last thing about pricier SSL certificates especially the ‘Extended’ types is that they show a green lock at your address bar. Whether it boosts the Sales or not is impossible to say but you know now why it’s that way.

 

  1. Configure hosting with SSL certificate

In case the website host does not configure the SSL certificate, it is only about pass keys you can get from the seller. However, be mindful of the spaces you fill and ask for help wherever needed. Part of the money you pay the the website host is for their help in configuring your site with an SSL certificate. Once this is done, you won’t see the invalid certificate message on the HTTPS websites. For this change, clear your cache and not just that of private browsing. You can also ask someone with the HTTPS link to try it out. However this will direct them to your HTTP website as the switch isn’t complete. Website hosts work very differently so you must keep and open mind.

 

  1. Change your links to HTTPS

Now you will know why people say “do not hard code your links” or “use relative links”. Here is how the Content Management System will help save some time for you (CMS). Considering the SSL certificate for your website is all setup,

 

5. Fix all the non CMS pages to how they should be

  • Find the links that are not generated by CMS, pages like CDN, photos or even JavaScript, basically anything your website will use.
  • Change the link paths to relative. If your site link is “www.abc.com/link” change it to “/link”. This way, the link will work on both HTTPS and HTTP if the switch is not completed or stopped in between. Make sure the links start with that first “/”.
  • Test it by clearing your cache and clicking on the link. Test to make sure where does it work, on HTTP or HTTPS. Either way it’s only a test.

 

6. Fix all CMS generated links

Changing the links vary from platform to platform. Given below are the changes made through Magneto and WordPress on regular installations. In case you have some different CMS, you may have to refer to the documentation or take help.

  • Take a look at all your CMS generated links, posts, images, template files etc for improper links. Many times the CMS auto generates the URL for the page which can be a wrong link. Example, a URL in Magneto can be {{unsercure_base_url}}abc.html. This should be changes to a relative link “/abc.html”
  • For Magneto users, follow the below instructions and login to the to back end system through System > Configuration > Web > Secure to verify if the setting are okay.
  • Base URL ends in slash. So for your HTTPS website it’ll be https://abc.com/. Use Secure URLs in front end : Yes. Use Secure URLs in Admin : Yes
  • For WordPress users, you’ll have to change the URL and add some code to force HTTPS in Admin and go on to install plugin. The plugins vary very much in WordPress so you might have to go have a look at the documentation for that.

 

7.  Look for potential errors

You’ll be lucky if all your site links work with HTTPS on the first try. You’ll have to open a browser Chrome or Firefox or Safari, go to your website links and Inspect element. In case there are any errors in the HTTPS conversions the errors in linking will be highlighted. Another way to do the checking would be to individually check the source code of each page for HTTP extension. You should be able to correct the errors easily.

8. Setup redirects or use HSTS

The next step would be to setup Redirect 301 for all the HTTP links so that they lead to your HTTPS links. In Apache based websites, this redirection of incoming traffic is fairly easy. All you have to do is to add a code on top of your .htaccess file to your root folder.

RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off

RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]

Once this is done, test all the sites if they are going to HTTPS URLs or not.

 

If you aren’t worried about a handful of users being affected and want to use the latest technology, HSTS (HTTPS Strict Transport Security) is for you. It basically works like the Redirect mentioned above but does so in a standardized way. Internet explorer is yet to be accustomed to this however other browsers are up to speed with HSTS and it can be a possible standard for websites in future.

 

Migration of your site to HTTPS can be a herculean task but thankfully there are many out there to provide help. Google for example provides special documents for the conversion especially for HTTP sites. With an experienced conversion host and minimal cost per year, you can stay on top of your game by maintaining the outreach your business requires.

 

About the author:

Win Infosoft is a Digital Marketing agency with years of experience in providing the best possible services in PPC, SEO, SMM, Website and App developments. If you are looking for someone to convert your website into HTTPS, contact us today for a smooth transition.

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15 Feb 2018

A Comprehensive Guide to Introducing Chatbots to Your Company

The evolution of artificial intelligence is now at its peak, and people are expecting new changes every day. One of the boons of artificial intelligence is the presence of chatbots that make customer management easy and painless if you have the right tools. Chatbots are giving fierce competition to human customer service executives by becoming smarter and more widely used than ever before.

According to Garter, by 2020, about 85 percent of customer interactions would be done without the need for humans. If you are also fascinated by this innovation and want to make it work for your company, then read this comprehensive guide to introducing chatbots to your company that tells you what a chatbot is, what it can do for you and who can provide you with one.

Meaning

According to Oxford dictionaries, “Chatbot is a computer program designed to simulate conversations with human users especially over the internet”. It can also be considered an assistant that communicates with humans via text messages and can integrate with websites, applications or instant messages to help businesses get closer to the customers.

Origins

No, we are not going to bore you here. We just want you to know that the first conversational bot was written in 1966 in the US. It was implemented by a computer scientist of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Joseph Weizenbaum. This bot was named Eliza, but it didn’t prove to be an instant hit because it was too authentic with communication and misled the customers.

Why a Business Needs It?

A business needs chatbots due to these reasons.

High Productivity

Chatbots are more productive and efficient than humans.

Entertainment

They can even entertain people when they are getting bored as the conversations are often amusing.

Non-Judgmental

Customers who don’t want to be judged by other humans for picking a product prefer to seek the help of chatbots.

Curiosity

People are always curious about new technologies and prefer companies that offer a chatbot experience.

Personalized Communication

Chatbots resolve specific queries of customers and helps them feel special which boosts brand loyalty.

Enhanced Response Rate

They are more responsive than humans as they can be functional 24 by 7 rather than just 8 hours put in by human employees.

Make Repetitions Easy

As most customers have some basic FAQs like when the business will open, when a particular product will be launched or whether X product is available, Chatbots takes care of the task of offering the same information again and again without feeling frustrated (which a human employee might).

How Can a Chatbot Help Customers?

Pre-Purchase Query Resolution

Chatbots can help the customers find answers to some basic questions like business hours, product availability, discount details, etc.

Shopping Assistant Bots

As the name suggests these bots help customers to make a purchase decision quickly by asking simple questions like type, color, size or design of the product they would like to buy along with the budget range or delivery address details.

Explainer Bots

When you buy a new product that you have never used before like new accounting software, and you need help in deciphering it, these types of bots would serve as trainers for you and your customers/ employees by answering queries by using media like videos, images or links.

After Sales Bots

These bots do post-purchase tasks like collecting feedback, resolving return issues, registering complaints, and doing everything possible to keep the customer happy.

How Can Chatbots Help Businesses?

Apart from customer management, companies are also using bots to collect customer data, help organize meetings and other such tedious and time-consuming tasks.

Where to Buy a Chatbot?

Chatbots have gained popularity in every part of the world. Here is a list of a few companies by regions that provide excellent options.

USA

  • 1080bots — San Francisco, USA
  • Bdost — San Francisco, USA
  • Convos — USA
  • Headliner Labs — New York, USA
  • Zebo — Palo Alto, USA

Canada

  • BinaryFog — Toronto, Canada
  • deepPiXEL Inc. — Toronto, Canada
  • Heyday — Montreal, Canada
  • Massively — Toronto, Canada

South America

  • Alan — Montevideo, Uruguay
  • ChatClub — Brazil
  • Labs357 — Rafaela, Argentina
  • Nama— Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Atendimento com Inteligência Artificial — Brazil

Europe

  • 01tribe — Rome, Italy
  • aidevelopers.co.uk — Manchester, UK
  • The Bot Agency — Bordeaux, France
  • The Bot Platform — London, UK
  • Xbots — Greece

Australia & Asia

  • Autus — Sydney, Australia
  • Xandra — Maroochydore, Australia
  • Botpress — Dubai, UAE
  • BotsNext— Bangalore, India
  • ChatterOn — India

Israel

  • 200 Apps — Jerusalem, Israel
  • Chat Leap — Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Spartans — Tel Aviv, Israel

Africa

  • Bots بالعربي— Cairo, Egypt
  • BotsZA — Johannesburg, South Africa

Should I Build a Chatbot?

If you have the skills or resources, you can also build a custom chatbot for your business. All you need to do is to take benefit of the great services like these:

  • howdy’s botkit
  • api.ai
  • wit.ai
  • textit.in
  • BeepBoopHQ
  • Dexter
  • Chatfuel
  • converse.ai
  • IBM’s Watson

How to Make Your Employees/Customers Comfortable with Chatbots?

To make your employees/customers comfortable with chatbots, make sure that you tell them of this change in advance and clear their doubts. You can also offer free training or create tutorial videos on how to use a chatbot.

If a customer or employee is showing resistance, you can sit him or her down and talk through the issues. Remember that chatbots will garner results only when they are widely accepted, and you as a business owner need to lead this change. Once done, this change will be worth it as it will save money and still deliver a customer with an excellent experience!

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13 Feb 2018

How Will Artificial Intelligence Impact Digital Marketing In 2018?

Thanks to the dynamically evolving Artificial Intelligence, its impact on digital marketing has already started showing results. This is AI that has the capability of reasoning, deciding, analyzing, executing and predicting future patterns and trends. On one end, businesses want to decrease their costs and focus on a particular focussed group instead, on the other, users want data that is relevant to them. From the list of applications that it has, the technology has already had its debut in social media with targeted audience and relevant content being sent to the users. Not to mention the number of results it has already produced in the impact section to the delight of digital marketers.

 

Today AI has entered some major arenas with Google Home, Siri from Apple, and Alexa from Amazon. The idea is to give you an all round user experience that lets you switch off the lights in other room without getting up or searching for a good place to eat without having to touch your phone. With so many user applications it is only a matter of time that AI will support digital marketing to the delight of marketers to pursue some very important data. It’s prediction and analyses for few of the things can alone help the brand grow krapa and bounds, one can only imagine the result if AI reaches its positive potential.

 

Here is how AI is all set to change the game of Digital marketing in 2018.

Enhanced user experience:

AI has helped pave way for bigger innovations in the service of the customer. The customer is the king for any business. Their comfort and accessibility comes before anything else which directly implies it’s vast importance. AI has changed the game of customer service in many ways.

 

  • Now, what if AI could take care of your Customer service on social media while you are away? Wouldn’t that be 10 times helpful? Robot chat boxes were introduced sometime back that allowed brands to send responses in case of a prompt from customers. Today AI can use the incoming data and customise the message to make it more personal for the end user.
  • Moreover, the huge piles of data and it’s analysis that AI does in seconds can be of crucial importance in building the consumer strategy for communication as well as advertising. A customer’s behaviour patterns, buying trends and preferred products and sites was the information impossible to reach. With AI, it is possible today!
  • The next up thing is Augmented reality. Buyers would now be able to touch and feel the product before jumping into any conclusion and buying it. This is to address the anomaly of delayed customer responses which will be avoided as they would now be able to make their decisions faster than before!

 

Simple decisions and easier marketing:

AI has also seen huge amounts of results in making the job easier for marketers with its important feature of providing data. Unlike SEO, AI will have a compact and concise data of what exactly a customer needs. This can be explained as follows.

  • Whenever a user searches for something over the Internet, AI records the search and stores it in files related to the user. With such function, it is able to create a pattern for the user. This means, AI can now be at a better position to predict what is the product you are most likely to purchase and then will sell it to you.
  • This information is priceless for advertisers as it helps in reducing sales cycles and focussing on a targeted group of audience that has higher chance of conversion. This is the reason why AI is taken into account while strategizing today in terms of marketing.
  • This can later on lead to make SEO and Banner ads next to obsolete as it completes all the work by itself. Also, why would someone focus of something else when AI gives you what you need all at once.

 

Image recognition:

Image recognition is further possible to give the highest possible ROI for a brand. Today it is possible to identify a person of a product through image search which was not possible even 2 years ago. Amazon’s latest, Rekognition is meant for identifying people and the emotions to make a judgement of how they’re feeling or what they’re thinking.

  • The possibilities of using such a technology are endless. The banking and finance sectors can largely benefit from this by increasing payment speeds with customer identity therefore increasing the security.
  • The applications in social media are endless too. Social media is a very big source of images. Numbers state that a tweet with visual content is retweeted 150 more times than just textual tweets. A facebook post with visual content is 2.3 times more likely to be engaged with. On an average, from the total population in the world 3.25 billion photos are shared each day!
  • The results of image search, the data itself can benefit brands in a huge way. Businesses can use these images to take note of the behavioural pattern and the factors that increase the probability of purchase of a product. Such demographics are essential in making a good business plan.

 

The gap between marketers and consumers is bridged with every search and click on social media. As more and more people join the Internet, so will the accessibility of brands to their customers. Effective, fast decision making, analyses, data collection and prediction is what makes AI an important choice. 2018 will see some impactful stories of brands that shot up with the help of AI to make the best of the information they have.

 

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12 Jan 2018

8 Tips To Make The Best Out Of Your Social Media Ads

If you are a digital marketer then there is a good chance you have tried out social media ads to market your product. But have you noticed that even after making a good target audience, content and visual, you are not getting as many responses as you should? If yes then we have with us here 8 important tips to remember to make the best of your social media ads!

  1. Have Authenticity:
    Whatever you do, one of the most important things is to be authentic. People and especially consumers are more likely to pay attention to your ads if they are relevant. Consumers like to be connected and entertained at the same time, ensure that your ad has a value that can add to their social media experience.
  2. Be Useful:
    Ads should not be placed everywhere. In case a person is looking at a video of a friend cooking a delicious meal, an ad on accessories for a dress could be a turn-off. While at the same time an ad of the pan that the friend is cooking can be more helpful in converting.
  3. Have Context:
    Keep the context in mind when reaching out to a customer. In the big web of the network that a consumer has created for themselves, they look at different branches and nodes for different requirements. Their need for entertainment and knowledge could be fulfilled from different branches. Make sure to target audience in a network where they are more willing to listen to marketing content.
  4. Have Credibility:
    People share content that they find useful or engaging and they do this from brands that are credible. Studies have shown that origin of a content holds lesser importance for an individual than the brand it comes from. They associate the brand with credibility and therefore do not think twice before sharing. Make yourself credible.
  5. Be Accessible:
    Accessibility of social media users to you can help you build the brand at a faster pace. You need to have a network of reliable users who will share your content. For this, ensure to be as spontaneous as possible with your replies to customer and user queries on the social media. You can probably use an instant messenger too to do the work for you.
  6. Persistence is the Key:
    Be persistent in whatever you do. Pay attention to user feedback and keep on working to make your brand better and acceptable for the consumers. A continuous stream of engaging content will keep your users tuned in for more.
  7. Keep Testing:
    Keep testing the effectiveness of your Ad campaign. Just posting one does not mean the work is over. Instead, focus on the areas where the ad can improve so that your plans can change on time and get better results. This method of continual improvement through the operations can save a lot of time.
  8. Be a Good Listener:
    The one thing you should do is listen to your users. Know what exactly they want and need and make ad campaigns based on that. Before investing money in the campaigns, it might be a good idea to listen to their feedback which can be overcome by some ticks here and there.
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21 Dec 2017

Top 10 Coding Platforms For 2018 – WIN INFOSOFT

There are over a hundred programming languages in the world. Some of these are old while most of them are new. Needless to say, every programming language has its own pros and cons and so to get the best result, it is important to understand what is the need for the project. The best programming languages are based completely on the demand in the market. Learning programming languages is important for various reasons.

  • You can use computers as you wish, considering you know ways around them.
  • Your skills are high in demand once you are an expert.
  • You can invest your time in robotics which has a large scope today.
  • You can be the one to constantly keep changing the pace and improving the technology.

Doing so gives you an edge over every other personnel on the team. We have here listed down good 10 coding platforms to learn for 2018. Depending on their abilities and success, we have here a good mix of old as well as new coding languages.

  1. Python (New):
    It is used for testing microchips and is a comparatively easier program to learn than Java and C++. It takes only a few programming lines to execute a task using this language than the others.
  2. C#: It is the evolved form of C and C++ and has been created by Microsoft especially to work with the .NET platform. Some features included are static classes, Lamda expression, partial methods, query expressions etc.
  3. Java:
    It is a fairly old language but is still well used all around the world. Its projects are server based or games and reliable applications.
  4. R (Computing graphics language):
    R is basically an open source computing language and is used for statistical computing. It is used especially for graphics and like a normal library, has multiple libraries that store graphics data. Because of this, it is easier to make different algorithms.
  5. Swift:
    This language has a way to deal with different security systems and executions. It is a universally used language and its one major task is to make the best accessible language. It is expected to be a C- based language.
  6. C++: It is one of the most famous coding languages. It depends on the syntax of C and is a general-purpose language. You can practically use it for any kind of coding and project. The similarities between this and C are various. Its memory is managed through static, thread, automatic and dynamic storages.
  7. Arduino:
    One of the best languages for network devices. It is based on C and C++ and has multiple libraries which are written in C or C++. It is open sourced and is concerned majorly with hardware implementations.
  8. PHP:
    It is a general language for server-side applications and general web applications. Almost all the work of web development is based on PHP and HTML. The database of this language is much stronger than any other language and has lesser security issues.
  9. Ruby:
    A fairly new language in terms of application, this language is a mix of object-oriented, dynamic and reflective programming language. It supports multiple programming paradigms and will be widely used in 2018.
  10. Go (Latest):
    Go is one of the viral and fairly new programming languages which is freely available. It is statistically typed, scalable to bigger systems, easily readable, does not require IDE and supports networking and multiprocessing.

It is important to start with a language that will help your career the most. Learn languages that will support your upcoming projects and are in sync. Keep the ones you already have learned as new versions of the languages are released every day.

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