CouponCabin app ads in Skype!

You may start seeing CouponCabin app advertisements in applications you are using.
Please make sure to:
  1. download one
  2. rate it
  3. tell friends


We will NOT achieve viral effect without your ACTIVE HELP!

Here is example of CouponCabin popping up in Skype: 


The CouponCabin app was designed and created by CyberWalkAbout, a Chicago-based mobile development agency that specializes in state-of-the-art user experience design for Android and Apple iOS.

eBook: Roadmap for Mobile Business

The summary of our experiences while developing various mobile applications it now available in the eBook format "Roadmap For Mobile Business" on Barnes and Noble (Nook) and Amazon (Kindle).





You can also request Dropbox access with a free PDF version if you write to info@CyberWalkAbout.com with subject "Free PDF eBook", please allow 24 hours to process your request.


CouponCabin exceeds 105,000 downloads!

CouponCabin mobile app has exceeded 105,000 downloads in just a few short months and with the current rate of daily downloads it may soon became the most popular app created by CyberWalkAbout team.

CouponCabin mobile app is available on Android Play and Apple Store.



Chicago's Top 100 Digital Companies

I would recommend a great article in Forbes about startups in Chicago by Kelly Reid with infographics by Adam Calica.


Snippet:

"The 193 companies founded in 2011 bucks the trend; there were only 170 companies founded in the prior two years, indicating very positive growth. 193 startups in a year amounts to a new company founded every two days. While we might not have the raw numbers that the Valley has, we have the growth."


Although CyberWalkAbout.com is not mentioned, the companies were selected by number of employees, I am sure we will be mentioned in the future article about "Most Innovative Technology Companies in Chicago"


Full Article:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyreid/2012/08/02/a-new-startup-every-48-hours-chicagos-top-100-digital-companies/



PS: Congratulations MSDSonline.com making top 50 -- Uki was one of the first employee in that company.

The Double Duty Mommy reviews Coupon Cabin app

The Double Duty Mommy reviews Coupon Cabin app:

"I found a 60% coupon for Vistaprint (hello, BlogHer business cards!), 20% Bath & Body Works, 10% at Zulily.com, but more importantly I love all the grocery store coupons."

Check out the amounts of comments she received for this review, wow! 
Congratulations!

To read full review visit:




CouponCabin mobile app has been designed and developed by CyberWalkAbout.com team and is available on Android Play and Apple Store.










CouponCabin.com Releases iPad Version of Popular Savings App.

Thirty-Five Percent of Tablet Owners Have Redeemed a Coupon on Their Device

CouponCabin.com Releases iPad Version of Popular Savings App. 

WHITING, Ind., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Laptops are out, tablets are in. Look around a coffee shop or into the homes of Americans, and you're likely to find a tablet. In fact, a new CouponCabin.com survey reveals that one-in-five (20 percent) U.S. adults own and use a tablet computer such as an iPad, Kindle Fire or Xoom. Adults ages 35-44 reported the highest instance of tablet ownership, at 29 percent. This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of CouponCabin from June 20th - 22nd, 2012, among 2,214 U.S. adults ages 18 and older.


Regardless of the age of tablet users, they're spending a lot of time on their devices. When asked how much time they spend on their tablets on a typical day, tablet owners said the following:

  • Less than one hour – 53 percent
  • One hour to less than two hours – 47 percent
  • 2 hours or more – 16 percent


One of the more popular activities on tablet computers is shopping. Nearly one-third of tablet owners (32 percent) report their favorite activity on their device is online shopping, while 35 percent of tablet owners have redeemed a coupon using their tablet. In addition, nearly six-in-ten (57 percent) tablet owners shop on their device while watching TV.


To help shoppers who use tablets save money quickly and easily, CouponCabin.com has launched a free all-in-one coupon app for iPad that allows users to access coupons in every coupon category, including grocery, printable for in-store use, and online codes for hundreds of online retailers. In addition, users of the CouponCabin app will find gas price comparisons, amazing deals on must-have products, free samples and coupons for local stores and restaurants. This version is an update to CouponCabin's popular smartphone app.






"Tablets are such a popular device for shoppers, we wanted to make sure we were providing an optimal shopping experience for those who want to use CouponCabin to save money," said Jackie Warrick, President and Chief Savings Officer at CouponCabin.com. "Our tablet app is a great complement to our smartphone app that is already in-market. In fact, our research shows that 55 percent of those who own a smartphone and tablet would be more likely to use a tablet to make a purchase. Now we can help those shoppers find the best deals as easily as possible no matter how they're shopping."








To download the CouponCabin iPad app, please visit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/couponcabin/id523161117?ls=1&mt=8


For more information, please visit: http://www.couponcabin.com/mobile/

About CouponCabin.com

CouponCabin.com is a leading online destination for coupons including online coupon codes, printables, grocery coupons and more. Shoppers have saved nearly $250 million since 2003 and with the largest selection of coupons guaranteed to work, CouponCabin is the best place to start searching for savings. The average user saves $19 in just 80 seconds on the site. With customized email newsletters, browser savings alerts, new coupon alerts and more, shoppers will never miss out on a great deal with CouponCabin. For more information, please visit http://www.CouponCabin.com.

www.twitter.com/CouponCabin


www.facebook.com/CouponCabin



Survey Methodology:


This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of CouponCabin from June 20th - 22nd, 2012 among 2,214 U.S. adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore, no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact: Allison Nawoj, anawoj@couponcabin.com.




The app has been designed and developed by CyberWalkAbout.com team 

CouponCabin app at BlogHer 2012 in New York City

CouponCabin mobile application for iPad will be presented at BlogHer 2012 in New York City. The app has been designed and developed by CyberWalkAbout.com team and is available in Apple Store and Android market (Play Store). This is the 8th annual BlogHer conference with over 4,000 attendees.










Techweek Chicago 2012 - Android app

CyberWalkAbout has released an Android app in cooperation with popular social tool GetShortList.com which is the official app for Techweek Chicago 2012. The Android app is a wrapper to the mobile website, but the fully native app is being considered.

The app allows users to have Shortlist always handy on their phone's screen and to conveniently share Shortlist, for the visitors to Chicago the Map feature will provide directions to Merchandise Mart.

Shortlist apps help professionals maximize their time and opportunity at large events. Proprietary matching technology helps attendees and businesses make the right connections based on their goals, professional background and social graph. We call it "accelerating serendipity." You'll call it "amazing."


Shortlist is also an information hub for essentials like sessions, exhibitors and maps. Everything you need to make the most of your time and opportunity is now at your fingertips. So the only question left to ask is, "Who's on your Shortlist?"


Keywords

Techweek, Chicago, social networking, professional, events


Download the app today: http://bit.ly/TechWeek4Android












How to prepare design assets (UI) for iPhone development

From our experience the ideal case scenario is when the developer and the UI/UX designer work hand in hand. Meanwhile since, many companies have their in-house design teams, and either want to save on design, or feel more comfortable working with their team, here are the requirements for the deliverables.


1. Press-able elements should have at least 2 states, regular and pressed, the 3rd optional is in focus, used mostly for the listings, or when an element has on/off state. For example in camera apps, flash on/flash off which is different than pressed state which user sees only for a millisecond, on actual press.


2. Name the files properly.
a. According to screen size: naming should be identical, for retina display @2x is added to the naming. Every single element needs to be prepared for both screen sizes:
  • btn_item@2x.png
  • btn_item.png
b. For every different state of the same element:
  • btn_item.png
  • btn_item_pressed.png
  • btn_item_on.png
  • btn_item_off.png
c. Add screen title to the file name, unless the asset is being reused throughout the application.
  • btn_homescreen_item.png
  • btn_settings_item.png



3. Always design for the bigger screen
The latest generations of the iPhone, comes with a 640x960 px, 326 dpi retina display. The previous generation has a screen of 320x480 px, 163 dpi, (notice exactly 50% smaller). So let's go through the process of preparing the Close button from this screen:
a) Make sure to have both states, regular and pressed:



b) Select all the layers pertaining to the element you are saving, right click and Convert it to Smart Object.

c) Right click on the new Smart Object and export it.

d) Open the exported file, select the layer with the element you want to save. 
  • hide the layer effects in order to check the margins
  • use the Direct Selection Tool to select the shape points
  • move every side in any direction you consider appropriate, in my case I moved to the right the 4 points shown in pic. B below
  • compare the right margin on the pic. A and pic. B you should see the difference in crispness.





f) When you are happy with the margins, bring back the layer effects, go to File > Save for web & devices, in file format choose PNG-24, preserves transparency and is optimized hit save, choose your location and name properly, in our case btn_close@2x.png:


g) now we need to save the same button for smaller screens, go to Image > Image Size, and choose resolution 163 instead of 326 press OK. Repeat steps d and f, skip the @2x suffix in the naming.
h) repeat steps d-g for the pressed state of the element if present.

Attention: All the files should be in the same folder. Avoid using text on the graphics, unless you have very good design reasons to do so (ex. impossible to replicate programmatically and important for the design style ). Do not use text on the reusable graphics on which the text copy may differ from screen to screen.

4. Prepare Guidelines for the developers with the instructions on file usage, fonts, colors, spacing.

Attention: If you provide general guidelines throughout the app, like text colors, general use of text, you do not have to be this detailed as i n the example above on every screen. Guidelines should be provided for every screen of the app. If you decide to skip this step, you cannot expect an exact implementation of your designs.

5. Zip the assets folder together with the guidelines in pdf format, the layered psd file of the screen with appropriate naming (optional), append the date(MMDDYY) to the archive filename, and send.

6. Be consistent in file naming. If there are changes to the UI, name the files exactly as the once to be replaced. Add the new date to the zip and send.

Food Tracks app in Several More Cities!

People have been tweeting about local food trucks, books were written on the subjects, but now the food trucks have a chance to have their voice above the crowds and have their location known on the map.

Food Tracks application from CyberWalkAbout.com allows people follow their food trucks and if the owner chooses so, to see that truck on the map. The app made appearance in several American cities, and now it covers hundreds of trucks. The truck owners are eager to join the service because it is a free advertisement for them - all they have to do is turn on their geo-location when they tweet. Yes, it is absolutely free!

The app made their appearance in following regions:


- Atlanta, GA
- Bay Area / San Francisco / Silicon Valley, CA
- Chicago, IL
- Dallas, TX
- Houston, TX
- Las Vegas, NV
- Los Angeles (LA), CA
- Miami, FL
- New York City (NYC), NY
- Orange County, CA
- Phoenix, AZ
- Portland, OR
- Seattle, WA
- Washington, DC

Download the app on Google Play Market: http://bit.ly/FoodTrucksApp

If you are a truck owner you should definitely join in by writing to info@CyberWalkAbout.com





Food Trucks Submission FORM




CouponCabin mobile app exceeds 12,000 downloads in first 2 weeks!

CouponCabin mobile app  exceeds 12,000 downloads in first 2 weeks with the average rate of daily download is on the raise as the users are learning of this new, great application. The set of great social sharing features contributes to this rapid growth as users share their favorite couponing offers with friends. 


The CouponCabin app was designed and created by CyberWalkAbout, a Chicago-based mobile development agency that specializes in state-of-the-art user experience design for Android and Apple iOS.
The CouponCabin app was designed and created by CyberWalkAbout, a Chicago-based mobile development agency that specializes in state-of-the-art user experience design for Android and Apple iOS.

"CyberWalkAbout was the ultimate partner in this project and we couldn't have created this app without their expertise," said Kluth, who is an angel-fund investor in the agency. "We look forward to further work with them as we continue to add new features and savings tools on our upcoming versions."

~ Scott Kluth, CEO CouponCabin.com

CouponCabin app for Android

CouponCabin mobile app, designed and developed by CyberWalkAbout.com has been released to Android market (Play Store) following the highly successful release to Apple Store.





CouponCabin app on iTunes' Lifestyle first page

CouponCabin app made by CyberWalkAbout.com has made to the iTunes' Lifestyle first page with a record number of downloads and increasing popularity.





DailyDealMedia writes about CouponCabin

DailyDealMedia writes about CouponCabin mobile application created by CyberWalkAbout:


full article link

CouponCabin overtakes Home Depot app ranking

After only 3 days on the iTunes, CouponCabin mobile app created by CyberWalkAbout.com development and design agency, overtook Home Depot, Forever 21, Coupons.com, Chipotle, Best Buy, Cars.com, Ikea, Sears2Go, Staples, JCPenny and Kohl's apps in ratings as it climbs the charts in unprecedented speed.


Mobile Entertainment - Coupon Cabin

Mobile Entertainment mentioned CouponCabin app made created by CyberWalkAbout:

iTunes download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/couponcabin/id523161117?mt=8



Full article link 

CyberWalkAbout releases a new mobile app for CouponCabin

CyberWalkAbout has released a new mobile application for CouponCabin.com for iPhone, we hope the application will become a new benchmark for couponing applications to follow.



Four-in-Ten Smartphone Users Have Redeemed a Coupon on Their Device, Finds New CouponCabin.com Survey


WHITING, Ind.May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leave the scissors behind, coupon use has gone mobile. A new CouponCabin.com survey reveals that four-in-ten (40 percent) smartphone users have redeemed a coupon on their mobile device. In addition, nearly one-third (29 percent) of smartphone users search for coupons on their device at least once a month, with 40 percent of U.S. adults ages 18-34 doing the same. This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of CouponCabin from March 26th - March 28th, 2012, among 3,312 U.S. adults ages 18 and older.
Wide ranges of coupons are popular with smartphone users. In fact, the majority (72 percent) said they are at least somewhat likely to use a mobile app that offers savings with different types of coupons (e.g., online codes, grocery, non-grocery). When asked what types of coupons they have redeemed on their smartphones, users said the following:
  • Daily deals - 41 percent
  • Grocery coupons - 39 percent
  • Online coupon codes - 34 percent
  • Printable coupons - 29 percent
  • Freebies such as free samples or coupons toward free trial of items - 24 percent
  • Other non-grocery coupons - 23 percent
To meet the demand for mobile coupon use, CouponCabin.com has launched a free all-in-one, coupon app that allows users to access coupons in every coupon category, including grocery, printable for in-store use, and online codes for hundreds of online retailers. In addition, users of the CouponCabin app will find gas price comparisons, amazing deals on must-have products, free samples and coupons for local stores and restaurants.
"Unlike many other coupon apps, we're excited to share this all-in-one app that offers basically every type of coupon you'll ever want," said Scott Kluth, CEO and Founder of CouponCabin.com. "As we continue to grow, we've learned that our users are hungry for an app that puts the power of quality couponing in the palm of their hands, and our new app does just that - and more!"
With the CouponCabin app, users can:
  • Browse or search for favorite stores.
  • Redeem coupons immediately right from your device.
  • Save coupons for later use.
  • Share deals with friends and family.
  • Locate the best deals near a specific location.
  • Find the best gas prices in a specific area.
The CouponCabin app was designed and created by Cyber WalkAbout, a Chicago-based mobile development agency that specializes in state-of-the-art user experience design for Android and Apple iOS.
"Cyber WalkAbout was the ultimate partner in this project and we couldn't have created this app without their expertise," said Kluth, who is an angel-fund investor in the agency. "We look forward to further work with them as we continue to add new features and savings tools on our upcoming versions."
For more information or to download the CouponCabin app, please visit: www.couponcabin.com/mobile/.
Survey Methodology:This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of CouponCabin from March 26th -March 28th, 2012, among 3,312 U.S. adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore, no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact: Allison Nawojanawoj@couponcabin.com.   
About CouponCabin.comCouponCabin.com is a leading online destination for coupons including online coupon codes, printables, grocery coupons and more. Shoppers have saved nearly $250 million since 2003 and with the largest selection of coupons guaranteed to work, CouponCabin is the best place to start searching for savings. The average user saves $19 in just 80 seconds on the site. With customized email newsletters, browser savings alerts, new coupon alerts and more, shoppers will never miss out on a great deal with CouponCabin. For more information, please visit http://www.CouponCabin.com.

PadGadget.com reviews Children TV

PadGadget.com reviews Children TV

Children TV is an iPad video app that’s been designed with children aged 2 to 10 in mind. It is filled with an assortment of videos that appeal to children, and it is meant to reinforce early foreign language skills as well as provide an entertaining cross-cultural experience for both children and their families.

The app contains more than 800 videos that are pulled directly from YouTube. Videos are typically cartoons, and include both English and foreign language offerings in nine different languages, from Spanish and French to Korean and Russian.



BestAppsForKids.org reviews Children TV

BestAppsForKids.org reviews Children TV:

There is an amazing amount of quality content in this app! Over 800 cartoons of new and classic categories and it is offered in 10 languages! If you ever wanted to intoduce your kids to other languages, this is the app for you. You can also just use your native language for hours of safe videos for your kids.

The cartoons are sorted by age as well as language which makes it great for kids of all ages. Great HD Resolution throughout all of the cartoons, can provide hours of entertainment for the whole family.

This app is presented to us by CyberWalkAbout.com

*** Please note – all videos are hosted and played by YouTube.com player. The apps’ service is limited to finding child-appropriate videos and rating them by language, fun and age. You can learn more about safe iPad settings for kids on our Parents page.




French iPhonoPhile.fr reviews Children TV

French Website iPhonoPhile.fr reviews Children TV:

Vos enfants ne s’ennuieront plus en voyage avec l’application ChildrenTV








Children TV reviewed on Apps For iPads

We got a nice review by "Apps for iPads" website:

No one wants their children randomly trolling through YouTube. There is way too much on there that young eyes should not see. So how do you allow your child to watch videos that are age appropriate? There are several apps for iPads on the market that do that and today we are taking a look at one called Children TV by CyberWalkAbout.com.





Thank you By Preetam Kaushik of Daily Deal Media for writing a a very nice post about CyberWalkAbout.com..




"CyberWalkAbout.com is among leading Chicago-based mobile development companies and has been grabbing a lot of attention recently. The Chicago tech scene is highly competitive and CyberWalkAbout has been able to emerge as the favorite with its portfolio of interesting creations, including more than 12 apps across various platforms.
CyberWalkAbout.com has also taken upon many white-label projects. Its quick climb to the popularity charts was underlined when it scored twice in the finals of ‘Apps For Metro Chicago’. Here, its two apps, i.e. Taxi Share Chicagoapps and Chicago Local Guide gained prominence."



New In Town Chicago mentions Local Guide

They write: 


Hey, I’m always on the lookout for new things that help out new-in-town Chicago residents. I recently came across this fantastic Android app that’s perfect for people who just moved to Chicago and still great for those of us who already live here.


What should you know about moving to Chicago? How do you get around? How do you find a place to live in
Chicago? Where should you go, what should you do, and how do you meet people?

Moving to Chicago, or any new city, can be an expensive, bewildering, and lonely experience if you don’t have a
friend showing you the ropes and watching out for you.


NEW IN TOWN CHICAGO” is the resourceful, streetwise, savvy new resident’s  blog about moving in, getting
around, and building a new life in the Windy City.  Learn tips, avoid pitfalls, and find out about the best Chicago has
to offer so you can start having incomparable life experiences in the city.  This blog is your guide making the
transition; your springboard taking you from fresh, wide-eyed new resident to savvy Chicago insider.




Crain's mentions CyberWalkAbout apps

Chicago Business Website, operated by Crain's mentions CyberWalkAbout.com and couple of our applications.

CyberWalkAbout apps: This Chicago mobile development company has released several apps for iPhones, Android and iPads over the past several months. The Chicago Local Guide app helps Chicagoans and tourists find the city's attractions, as well as cultural, social, art, food and technology events. It was an award winner in the recent Apps for Metro Chicago Illinois competition. The Taxi Share app, which CyberWalkAbout developed with Daniel Fedor, helps people find someone else heading to the same destination so they can share a taxi ride. And the ChildrenTV app aims to keep kids occupied and educated with more than 800 videos. The firm recently issued a multilingual version of the ChildrenTV app for iPads. CyberWalkAbout CEO Uki Lucas calls it “a cute and useful application that makes the process of teaching foreign languages an interactive session for both parents and kids.”
 






original story:



Our Yulia a "Featured Member" of Built In Chicago!

Congratulations Yulia for making a "Featured Member" list of Built in Chicago!


Built In Chicago features CyberWalkAbout startup

CyberWalkAbout made it on the radar of Built in Chicago, which is quickly becoming a hot spot of Chicago start-up scene.

CyberWalkAbout.com is mobile design, development & technology angel company funded by Uki D. Lucas and Natalia Cantemir.

The company produced over a dozen of their own beautiful mobile application such as "Chicago Local Guide, Children TV, Taxi Share" as well as multiple white label applications for clients.

CyberWalkAbout.com is also working with multiple entrepreneurs on developing their ideas by investing in technology as well as mentoring them thru the start-up process.





WindyCityGo April 5-6, 2012

WindyCityGo is a two-day mobile conference covering Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and mobile web apps. The conference is packed with twelve full-length sessions, lightning talks, and plenty of time for networking and fun. Details: http://windycitygo.org.




Uki is planning on speaking during WindyCityGo 2012. 


Summary:


Challenges of building a business and keeping a full time job. When outsourcing makes sense and what should be done locally. Benefits of social networking, building a community and writing a book. Decisions of staying with single product, or diversifying the portfolio of apps. Seeking and landing angel investments. Expansion while staying “lean”.


About the Speaker
Uki D. Lucas, founder & CEO of CyberWalkAbout.com is a technology entrepreneur, public speaker, book author and user experience expert always honing his skills as a software developer and currently specializing in mobile applications. Uki has over a decade of experience developing technology start-up companies.

@ukidlucas #ChicagoAndroid #CyberWalkAbout
 





RedEye (Tribune) mentions Taxi Share

RedEye mentions:

Best Chicago-themed mobile apps

Sure, there's GrubHub, Facebook and Groupon, but what other apps do you use every day? Here's a collection of some fun Chicago-centric apps we found for your mobile enjoyment.


Taxi Share Chicago

Why it's cool: Split the cab and save some dough. This app connects users going in the same direction. Already on your way? Hit the "I am already in a taxi" button and see who you can pick up along the way.
For: Android
How much? Free




Venture Capital history in Chicago

Here is a nice and concise story of Venture Capital in Chicago compiled by "Build In Chicago". CyberWalkAbout.com is not listed yet, because we did not disclose our funding details publicly.


Entrepreneurs please note:

If you are a good leader with an energetic mind and you have a great technology idea - let us know Uki@CyberWalkAbout.com. We will book a meeting to see if we might be able to help you. We are currently working with several startup companies helping them with seed investments, VC, technology & mobile strategy. Don't let your idea simmer without taking an action.







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