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Have you considered an Awakin iBook?

Here at Awakin we not only make smartphone apps, but as a digital publishing company we also create and publish iBooks. 

For those unfamiliar with iBooks, it’s basically an eBook but that only available on apple. Having already had great success with our Titanic Island Interactive iBook we have started production on our latest venture - The Irish In Stories. Both of these books have great interactive elements and use audio and visuals aids to lift the story - and that’s the power of an iBook.

We know an iBook isn’t right for every small business but it could be used by bloggers, travel writers and tourism businesses, we’ve even consulted on a Ryder Cup golf guide ibook. But why should you invest in an iBook, what’s so special about them? Well here’s Awakin’s run down on the best features of an iBook:

  1. Awakin iBooks can be interactive - certainly most important to us and our past work, iBooks give you the ability to add audio, video and animations as well as cool widgets such as 3D objects.
  2. Awakin iBooks can have hyperlinks - Link out to external content, drive traffic to your online shop the possibilities are endless!
  3. No shipping or packaging required - because Awakin iBooks are delivered through the internet digitally there’s none of the usual publishing costs.
  4. They’re digital - Users can read them anywhere and store them on their device making the device a portable library. Also because they’re digital no trees are required to produce one!
  5. They’re instant - a user can buy/download a book anytime day or night and have access to it immediately, click here for an example of how easy it is!

So you get the idea? iBooks are becoming more and more popular with the UK percentage of tablet ownership jumping from 2% to 11% in just 12 months and 19% of Americans owning a tablet.

Is an iBook right for your business? If it’s something you have considered then get in touch and we can help! Contact us here to find out if an Awakin iBook is right for you!

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Mobile statistics are important - that’s a no brainer!
They’re important because they can tell you what your customers like and their habits so that you can provide an even better service for them, but who sad smartphone statistics had to be boring?
Here at Awakin we are constantly researching the latest stats so you don’t have to! The most recent collection of mobile smartphone usage deals with addiction and there’s a few funny stats to go with.
For example - would you go without sex for a weekend rather than give up your iphone for a few days? Well according Gazelle.com, June 2012 15% of people in their recent survey said they would! Crazy right? But not as crazy at the 18% of people who said they would give up bathing before they gave up their iPhone!
But what keep people so engrossed in their smartphones? Well according to a Nielsen study conducted in the second quarter of 2011 which monitored app downloads for a 30 day period over half are using their smartphones for social networking while 26% are using their smartphone to shop.
So what does this mean for the small business who are trying to create a cost effective mobile strategy? Well first of all you need to jump on the mobile app band wagon because its not going away anytime soon, the frequency of which people use their phones tells us that the more accessible your business is from their phone the more likely they are to engage with you - and that’s the bottom line!
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At Awakin Apps we can help you grow your business with a smartphone app for less than you might think! We can also offer our advice and services on Social Media Management and E-Marketing Solutions - get in touch at apps@awakin.com to find out more or CLICK HERE to see our latest special offer for new customers!

Mobile statistics are important - that’s a no brainer!

They’re important because they can tell you what your customers like and their habits so that you can provide an even better service for them, but who sad smartphone statistics had to be boring?

Here at Awakin we are constantly researching the latest stats so you don’t have to! The most recent collection of mobile smartphone usage deals with addiction and there’s a few funny stats to go with.

For example - would you go without sex for a weekend rather than give up your iphone for a few days? Well according Gazelle.com, June 2012 15% of people in their recent survey said they would! Crazy right? But not as crazy at the 18% of people who said they would give up bathing before they gave up their iPhone!

But what keep people so engrossed in their smartphones? Well according to a Nielsen study conducted in the second quarter of 2011 which monitored app downloads for a 30 day period over half are using their smartphones for social networking while 26% are using their smartphone to shop.

So what does this mean for the small business who are trying to create a cost effective mobile strategy? Well first of all you need to jump on the mobile app band wagon because its not going away anytime soon, the frequency of which people use their phones tells us that the more accessible your business is from their phone the more likely they are to engage with you - and that’s the bottom line!

At Awakin Apps we can help you grow your business with a smartphone app for less than you might think! We can also offer our advice and services on Social Media Management and E-Marketing Solutions - get in touch at apps@awakin.com to find out more or CLICK HERE to see our latest special offer for new customers!

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Awakin.com Digital Publishing - Here’s what we do!

We can help you create your own app and more importantly help you through that burning question - ‘how much does it cost to build an app’ our Awakin Apps have many gerat features that could benefit your business such as:

  • Push technology
  • QR coupons
  • GPS Check-In
  • Social media integration
  • Events listings
  • Email forms
  • and many more…

But we don’t just make apps, here at Awakin we design and publish iBooks so whether you want your idea to become a free iBook, freemium iBook or a straight pay per download version we’ve got the tools to help you realise your great idea!

At Awakin Apps we can help you grow your business with a smartphone app for less than you might think! We can also offer our advice and services on Social Media Management and E-Marketing Solutions - get in touch at apps@awakin.com to find out more or CLICK HERE to see our latest special offer for new customers!