Google acquired Nest for billions, and then Facebook spent several more billion on Oculus VR. We’re only a few months into 2014, and already billions have been spent by some of the world’s largest digital players, with each of these companies eager to own the next big thing. Mobile is right here, right now, but everyone knows that…In the battle to find and claim the next device that everyone will want, these companies will soon realize that next big thing is not a thing at all: It’s your…READ MORE
By JMC Steel Group, Inc.
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BIMx – the ultimate BIM project presenter app – is the greatly enhanced sequel to the original BIMx, the “Mobile Product of the Year, 2012” at the Construction Computing Awards. It features the “BIMx Hyper-model”, a unique technology for integrated 2D and 3D building project navigation.
BIMx Hyper-models offer extremely smooth handling and outstanding performance even for projects with complex 3D building models and excessive 2D documentation.
If you are an architect using ArchiCAD, BIMx is the perfect tool for you to present and/or share your designs with clients and contractors. In addition to making the whole workflow virtually hassle-free, BIMx will save you considerable money and the misery that comes with printing plans. You can unlock the BIMx Docs functionality for one project for less than the price of printing five standard documentation sheets and for unlimited number of projects for less than the printing cost of one complete documentation set. If you are not an architect but have a building project you need to follow, simply ask your architect to share with you the BIMx Hyper-model of the project to your iPhone/iPad.
• BIMx Hyper-model*
• Fly & Walk mode
• Gravity & Egress recognition
• Hyperlinked 2D & 3D
• Smooth 2D-3D transition*
• Real-time 3D cutaway
• Trace 2D drawings on 3D*
• Photo-realistic mode
• Stereo 3D mode
• Left & right-handed joystick
• Finger controls (zoom, pan, rotate)
• On-screen navigation map
• Adjustable navigation speed
By comprehending the benefits of digital to one’s business in the form of a mobile/native app, fledgling enterprises can easily reap the advantages of lower overhead costs and time, diminishing administrative demands, increased user engagement and exposure, and overall larger profits across the board.
According to a recent 2012 study from the Small Business and Entrepreneur Council, 78 percent of small business owners about 1.28 million have cited that they’ve saved an estimated 5.6 hours a median of 4.0 hours per day on the job simply from their firm’s use of mobile apps. Clearly, it’s evident that time does indeed translate into money. With the amount of hours of man power saved using apps, the translation into a dollar amount is certainly positive. The report delves deeper by providing an approximate number for savings in the form of $275 a week and $14,317 per year – a staggering figure for anyone with a small business or start up.
The concept of integrating apps into small business operations also has its fair share of marketing advantages. A New York Times article cites the following example
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that the company is banking its global user base of 1.3 billion people to push its standard to the top of the list. “We can help push that along and establish a standard and that’s what we’re trying to do,” he said.
Zuckerberg said Facebook’s strategy isn’t necessarily at odds with Google’s. “Facebook and Google are coming at it from different perspectives,” he said. Facebook’s goal is to “enable people to share content from different apps,” he said, while Google “is more about searching in apps.” He suggested that the mobile world may evolve so that “apps just mark up their views with all of these different kinds of things.”
One hurdle for mobile app links, Zuckerberg said, is convincing app developers to do the extra work to create them. Web links are basically automatic, whereas app links take an extra step. “The unfortunate situation right now though is that on desktop web or web in general, everything automatically has a URL,” he said. “But in mobile, it’s the opposite.”
Zuckerberg said getting developers to create the URLs will mean showing them there’s real value in doing the extra work. If app developers want to appear in searches, they might use Google’s standard. If developers want to attract Facebook’s billion users with links sending them directly to specific places within their app – like a song on Spotify – they might use App Links, he said.
“Those kinds of killer use cases I think are the thing that’s going to drive the adoption of this, but I think it’ll be a few years before