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7DCInteractive is to develop web application who gain expertise in web applications development. Focal to android app development and apple apps development.

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  • The World is going Mobile! Is your business ready?Establish a mobile presence and remain visible as the world goesmobile.Ensure your business is ahead of the curve this time. Make sure your mobile website is easy view and use. [Viewexample]Mobile website exampleBelow is an example of a mobile website. To help mobile users easily view anduse the content on your mobile website, It should have the followingcharacteristics: Designed for smaller screen Use of larger buttons and text Provide user access to full site Avoid unnecessary file for quick loadingUse QR codes to help mobile users get to your content quicker andeasier. (You will need a QR code reader App)[What is QR code?]What is a QR code?
  • >> Go straight to create your own QR code now!Why are QR codes valuable for marketing?The marketing potential of QR codes lies in the fact that they are free togenerate and have a hyperlinking capability. You can generate and printyour own QR codes for free here on this page.How are QR codes used in marketing?QR codes can be used on various media from billboards and businesscards to custom made chocolate and coupons. Its application is practicallyendless and the more imaginative your marketing, the more likely you willgenerate interest for your business.The effectiveness of QR codes can be measuredThe benefit of inbound marketing is that you can accurately measure themarketing cost of sales. Until now, with offline media like print or billboards,you were not able to measure this effectively. With QR codes, you canmeasure results based on clicks and leads.Link-shortening services bit.ly and goo.gl now automatically generate a QRcode for sharing your shortened links.QR codes can be used for calls to actionYou can link the codes to videos, stories about a product, launching a website, audio commentaries, just to name a few. You can program the codeto deliver a text message with a promo code to get a discount. Or you canhave “Call us” and “Email us” messages, where people scan the code andautomatically call or email.What do I use to scan QR codes?Any smartphone or tablet device user can download a free QR code readerapp onto their device and start using it to scan any QR code they comeacross for free. That’s right, this technology is FREE so why not use it toenhance your online marketing today?
  • Create your QR code now! (Save QR code by right-clicking on the generated image) Enter a url address into field below and press on the “Create QR code” button. Attention Web and Creative designers! 3 important questions you should ask yourself:• 1. Do you want to expand your business by providing App development solutions to your clients?• 2. Do want to focus on what you love doing most and leave the complication to others?• 3. Are you looking for a team of reliable developers who can support your business (only when you need them)? If you have answered "YES" to any of the above questions then you have come to the right place! In a nutshell, 7DC Interactive will make your life simpler by taking the complexity away for you. You make it look good, we make it work! Contact 7DC Interactive today and see how we can help you. Welcome to 7DC Interactive! If you have been looking to utilize modern technology to improve customer experience with your company, you have come to the right place. At 7DC Interactive, we help businesses ENGAGE, INTERACT, and CONNECT with their customers. Everyone knows that modern businesses are deeply linked to technology in some way or the other. At a time when technological leaps are almost an everyday occurrence, it is important that you keep up with the latest improvements and use them effectively in your business. This is where 7DC Interactive comes into the picture. At 7DC Interactive, our core focus is to Engage, Interact, and Connect. Irrespective of what technology exists today or what developments may surface over the next decade, our focus will always be our customers. As per this philosophy, our mobile and web applications help customers Engage in your business, Interact with your services and Connect with your brand.
  • We at 7DC Interactive have been creating interactive and engaging applications for our business clientsover the past 10 years. As a result, our team has grown to become very strong and experienced, andtogether, we can help your business forge an identity that helps you take a step ahead of your competitors.Contact us today to know more about 7DC Interactive or get a no strings attached quote from us.Engagewith your businessProvide an immersive creative experience to engage your customers. Make their stay pleasurable.The 7DCi ExperienceWe have achieved tremendous success in our field due to the quality of service we offer our clients. Here at7DC Interactive, we offer the ‘7DCi Experience’, which means that our services are instilled with thefollowing values:High-level expertise at your door step7DC Interactive has been around for more than a decade now, and we have gained significant experiencein the field of web development, so we know the different kinds of technical expertise required for differentprojects.
  • As an established expert, we know that it does not make financial sense for creative agencies to employ application developers fulltime, and that is why we have been positioned to support web development and creative agencies since 2003. Whenever you need complex development beyond your normal creativity, we can help you get the job done. In other words, we take care of all the complications in your project so you can focus on what you do best. How we work Over the last 10 years, we have catered to a wide variety of clients and have worked on many exciting web and mobile projects, and we know the kind the challenges you face when it comes to application development. As such, we offer completely personalized services and help our clients along the way, from start to finish. Whether it is over a cup of coffee or a phone call, we can offer our experienced advice and suggestions. We will consult and coordinate with you to ensure that your ideas and designs come alive, just the way you want them to be. Zero Risks As a provider of new and often technologically cutting-edge services, we understand your concerns about the risks involved when selecting a new service provider. To make it easier on your pocket and even lower the risks, we break down large projects costs to smaller milestones, aligning them with developmental stages of the project. This allows you to judge our work and services before you pay for them. If you are satisfied with our work, you can pay and move on ahead. If our services do not meet your expectations, we will happily refund any payments you have made. Over the past few years, we too have extended our services to developing interactive applications for touchscreen devices. Since our inception, we have created and offer to create the following:• Interactive Flash applications• Web applications and services• Viral marketing games• Mobile games for colleges• Mobile apps• Touch screen application• USB applications
  • Our aim was and will continue to be to utilize the latest technology to help our clients market their product orservice more effectively. In simple words, we offer a certain ‘Wow!’ factor to your business that can help setit apart from the competition. Our main focus is to care for and help your business grow.We work with you to deliver high-quality, effective and interactive marketing solutions that will driveyour business to success.Interactwith your servicesEndorse interactivity between your customers and your services. Let them tell you what they reallywant.The 7DCi ExperienceWe have achieved tremendous success in our field due to the quality of service we offer our clients. Here at7DC Interactive, we offer the ‘7DCi Experience’, which means that our services are instilled with thefollowing values:High-level expertise at your door step7DC Interactive has been around for more than a decade now, and we have gained significant experiencein the field of web development, so we know the different kinds of technical expertise required for differentprojects.
  • As an established expert, we know that it does not make financial sense for creative agencies to employ application developers fulltime, and that is why we have been positioned to support web development and creative agencies since 2003. Whenever you need complex development beyond your normal creativity, we can help you get the job done. In other words, we take care of all the complications in your project so you can focus on what you do best. How we work Over the last 10 years, we have catered to a wide variety of clients and have worked on many exciting web and mobile projects, and we know the kind the challenges you face when it comes to application development. As such, we offer completely personalized services and help our clients along the way, from start to finish. Whether it is over a cup of coffee or a phone call, we can offer our experienced advice and suggestions. We will consult and coordinate with you to ensure that your ideas and designs come alive, just the way you want them to be. Zero Risks As a provider of new and often technologically cutting-edge services, we understand your concerns about the risks involved when selecting a new service provider. To make it easier on your pocket and even lower the risks, we break down large projects costs to smaller milestones, aligning them with developmental stages of the project. This allows you to judge our work and services before you pay for them. If you are satisfied with our work, you can pay and move on ahead. If our services do not meet your expectations, we will happily refund any payments you have made. Over the past few years, we too have extended our services to developing interactive applications for touchscreen devices. Since our inception, we have created and offer to create the following:• Interactive Flash applications• Web applications and services• Viral marketing games• Mobile games for colleges• Mobile apps• Touch screen application• USB applications
  • Our aim was and will continue to be to utilize the latest technology to help our clients market their product orservice more effectively. In simple words, we offer a certain ‘Wow!’ factor to your business that can help setit apart from the competition. Our main focus is to care for and help your business grow.We work with you to deliver high-quality, effective and interactive marketing solutions that will driveyour business to success.Connectto your brandFoster and strengthen your customers connection to your brand. Help them see your business is like noothers.ServicesHow interactive applications can help businessMobile ApplicationsApple and Android | Smart Phones and TabletsWe provide both Native and Web App solutions. Depending on the project, not all Apps need to gothrough the App store or market. HTML5 is cross-platform alternative allowing businesses to quicklyobtain and distribute mobile applications from their own websites.Please contact us for more information.Flash ApplicationsInteractive user interfaces, Games and AnimationAdobe Flash is still a viable marketing tool used every day for desktop, touch screens and USBpresentation. Its animation system coupled with the powerful Actionscript 3.0 engine continues toprovide interactive multimedia beyond anything available on the Internet.Please contact us for more information.
  • Web ApplicationsInteractive online services and administrationThe need for dynamic applications continues to grow as world migrates towards mobile devices. Morethan ever, users of mobile devices need to interact with dynamic content. Whether it be forcommunication or creation, interactivity between users and databases is the backbone.Please contact us for more information.The 7DCi ExperienceWe have achieved tremendous success in our field due to the quality of service we offer our clients. Here at 7DCInteractive, we offer the ‘7DCi Experience’, which means that our services are instilled with the following values:High-level expertise at your door step7DC Interactive has been around for more than a decade now, and we have gained significant experience in thefield of web development, so we know the different kinds of technical expertise required for different projects.As an established expert, we know that it does not make financial sense for creative agencies to employapplication developers fulltime, and that is why we have been positioned to support web development andcreative agencies since 2003.Whenever you need complex development beyond your normal creativity, we can help you get the job done. Inother words, we take care of all the complications in your project so you can focus on what you do best.
  • How we work Over the last 10 years, we have catered to a wide variety of clients and have worked on many exciting web and mobile projects, and we know the kind the challenges you face when it comes to application development. As such, we offer completely personalized services and help our clients along the way, from start to finish. Whether it is over a cup of coffee or a phone call, we can offer our experienced advice and suggestions. We will consult and coordinate with you to ensure that your ideas and designs come alive, just the way you want them to be. Zero Risks As a provider of new and often technologically cutting-edge services, we understand your concerns about the risks involved when selecting a new service provider. To make it easier on your pocket and even lower the risks, we break down large projects costs to smaller milestones, aligning them with developmental stages of the project. This allows you to judge our work and services before you pay for them. If you are satisfied with our work, you can pay and move on ahead. If our services do not meet your expectations, we will happily refund any payments you have made. Over the past few years, we too have extended our services to developing interactive applications for touchscreen devices. Since our inception, we have created and offer to create the following:• Interactive Flash applications• Web applications and services• Viral marketing games• Mobile games for colleges• Mobile apps• Touch screen application• USB applications Our aim was and will continue to be to utilize the latest technology to help our clients market their product or service more effectively. In simple words, we offer a certain ‘Wow!’ factor to your business that can help set it apart from the competition. Our main focus is to care for and help your business grow. We work with you to deliver high-quality, effective and interactive marketing solutions that will drive your business to success. Services How interactive applications can help business
  • Mobile ApplicationsApple and Android | Smart Phones and TabletsWe provide both Native and Web App solutions. Depending on the project, not all Apps need to go throughthe App store or market. HTML5 is cross-platform alternative allowing businesses to quickly obtain anddistribute mobile applications from their own websites.Please contact us for more information.Flash ApplicationsInteractive user interfaces, Games and AnimationAdobe Flash is still a viable marketing tool used every day for desktop, touch screens and USBpresentation. Its animation system coupled with the powerful Actionscript 3.0 engine continues to provideinteractive multimedia beyond anything available on the Internet.Please contact us for more information.Web ApplicationsInteractive online services and administrationThe need for dynamic applications continues to grow as world migrates towards mobile devices. More thanever, users of mobile devices need to interact with dynamic content. Whether it be for communication orcreation, interactivity between users and databases is the backbone.Please contact us for more information.USB InteractivityWhen Joseph Mark was approached by Bombardier to create a presentation for the tendering ofQueensland Rail’s next project, we were invited to developed a CD/USB version of the application. Theinteractive application allowed users to view internal and external aspects and features of the next traindesign.
  • All graphics, videos and usability were provided and directed by Joseph Mark Team. Please note thisinteractive application was developed for CD/USB. Videos have been compressed for web viewing. Pleaseexpect long initial download time.Click to view application.Animated PresentationFlash is still one of the best animation tools on the web. When Bizebox, a backup service and technologycompany requested for an animated presentation they could use to showcase and explain to customerswhat their business is about;this is the solution we provided.Click here to view Bizebox animation.Interactive Virtual TourTo showcase Curtin Sydney University campus, 7DCi created an interactive virtual tour highlighting courseinformation and lifestyle through student testimonial videos and staff introduction.View interactive virtual tour.Web Application and Tools
  • This web application provides QUT staff and students an interactive way to efficiently locate class roomsthat are suitable to their requirements. The application help narrow down a list of potential room by allowingusers to select multiple requirements such as Campus, Room type, Room capacity and Room facilities.View Application here.Fun interactive sign-up gameWhen MyFitnessStudio wanted their new member’s to experience a fun aspect to the signing up process,7DC interactive created a small game that allowed the members to earn further discounts to themembership fees. This Flash game was developed for web users and was later ported to the iPad for in-store usage.Play game now.USB – Interactive InformationWhen Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology (MIBT) asked for a portable informative solution,7DC Interactive delivered an interactive multimedia application for USB distribution. The branded USBflash drives were handed out to hundreds of new students on Orientation day, providing them with essentialinformation in an engaging and interactive manner.View USB application here.(Please note: videos have been compressed fasting loading.)If you are interested in developing video content for your business please contactour Video production branch at 7 Degrees Creative.iPad – Research Presentation Tool
  • 7DC Interactive helped QUT PHD student present his years of research and findings through today’s latesttechnology. Aside from the cool factor, the interactivity and presentation allowed collection of data to bemanipulated and viewed in meaningful ways. This application demonstrates that the iPad can be more thanjust for entertainment gadget but can also be useful for academic purposes as well.iPad – Marketing GameThis fun iPad game was commissioned by QIBT to be used at various university and college events suchas Tertiary studies expo. The aim of this application is to help prospecting students form a connection andremember QIBT brand via this engaging interactive game.Try this game now.TestimonialsWhat people have said about 7DC InteractiveFrequently Asked QuestionsHow can we use 7DCi as a partner? For most of our partners, they find us most useful when a portion of their project is beyond their in- house skill sets. Typically, a partner would call us to find out if a particular project is possible, how it might be done and how much it might cost. This quick conversation helps you understand to make more informed decisions and to provide information to your customers.Who works best with 7DCi? We have found our best partners are web and creative businesses that prefer to focus on what they do best but are looking to provide more to their clients. They recognise that there is a continual growth and demand in mobile apps. By being connected to 7DCi, they remain open for new opportunities; to grow their business and creating a new income stream.
  • How easy is it to work with 7DCi? You will find it pleasurable and extremely easy working with us. Most of our partners have design skills and basic development skills so they prefer to make things beautiful and leave the complicated part to us. At the end of the day, they will deliver a successful solution to their clients.What guarantees does 7DCi offer? We are extremely confident of our service. If we cannot deliver what we promised then we will gladly provide a full refund.What services does 7DCi offer? Mobile application development; Web application development; Interactive multimedia for both online and offline – USB and CD etc.When working with us will 7DCi be representing themselves? No. We are your silent partners. With most projects we deal directly with you and your team. With each case that we are required to meet with you and your client; we will represent your business as a developer.Will 7DCi promote the projects they have done with us? Only with your permission. In the case that we do promote the project, we will clearly specify your business as the project manager and a link back to your website.Would 7DCi be able to attend meetings and answer the technical questions on our behalf? Yes we can do this. This is normally the best approach when the project is complex. We understand it can be difficult to relay critical information between parties. Time can be potentially wasted through errors and miscommunication. So we are more than happy to sit in meetings with you and your clients.What are the turnaround times? This really depends on the complexity of the project. While we do have multiple teams, it will help you a great deal if you can give us advance notices. Just something to give us a heads up so we can prioritise our time with your projects.
  • Do 7DCi do website development? Yes we do. We are more than happy to design and develop websites. However, we do not promote this and remain focused to deliver interactive applications development.Do 7DCi develop for iPads and iPhones? Yes we do. We have Apple developer licenses that enable us create Apps for iOS devices.Do 7DCi develop for Android phones? Yes we do. Our development method allows us to create for web, iOS and Android simultaneously.We are designers, what do we need to provide to you for an application development? Normally we request for layered Photoshop or Illustrator files. If this is not available then we can recreate graphical assets from images.What web CMS do 7DCi recommend? In the past we used Joomla, WordPress, Zencart etc; but for the past few years, we have been recommending Word Press to our partners.Do 7DCi do Flash development? Yes we do. Flash is the core technology we use for most of our interactive multimedia application.Isn’t Flash dead? Yes and no. We prefer to think Flash has been reincarnated. Today many of the original uses of Flash such as video players, photo sliders and banners have been replaced with other technology; Flash is still being used for online social games, complicated web applications and user interfaces for CD-ROM marketing. Now most noteworthy is that Flash can now be used to develop Apps for iOS and Android devices.What web programming language does 7DCi support? Our team specialises in Flash programming, PHP and mySQL.
  • Does 7DCi support ecommerce development? Unfortunately no; we currently do not but are looking into this in the future.Contact UsAll you need to do is askDon’t hesitate. It is a pleasure to answer any questions you may have aboutinteractive application development and how it can help your business.Please use any of the follow methods below to contact us.Augmented Reality – Our Solar SystemAugmented reality (AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whoseelements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPSdata. As a result, the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality. By contrast,virtual reality replaces the real world with a simulated one.See our solar system right on your table top!Please print this pdf 7DCi_AR_solarsystem_print.pdf and follow the instruction.In the past few weeks my team has put together an awesome Augmented Reality (AR) project showcasingour solar systemy for educational purposes. The heavenly models were put together by Md Tarik our verytalented 3D expert. AR is one of those technology that is extremely difficult to explain. You have to see it inaction to understand but I will do my best to explain this one.Imagine seeing the planets rotating and revolving around the sun right on your table top- that’s right,on your table or wherever the marker is place.So how does this work?Using a smart phones you can run special Apps that allow you to view AR content. Using the phone’s
  • camera, the App continuously searches for pre-programmed symbols or shapes called “Markers”. TheMarkers help the App calculate the angle at which the phone is held in relative space. Once found (theMarker), the App will draw virtual virtual content and superimpose it over real space- effectively allowing theviewer to reality that has been augmented.I’m not too sure if I did a good enough job at describing that… the best way is to see it yourself.I would like to take this opportunity to share with you ground breaking technology at its jaw-dropping best, Iinvite you see our Augmented Reality piece of the Solar System.To view this AR, you will need a smart phone.Please print this pdf 7DCi_AR_solarsystem_print.pdf and follow the instruction.If you think this is cool then please share it with your friends.Mobifying your Website for BusinessJust a few months ago HTML5 was nowhere near ready for commercial adoption, but it is turning out to beextremely useful for mobifying websites for Android and iOS devices. With rapidly increasing mobile webaccess, establishing a strong mobile presence has become an essential part of online marketing. Mobifyingyour business website is the first step towards this end and HTML5 is the best tool for this purpose. UsingHTML5 for website mobification offers a number of benefits.Websites that function like native apps
  • HTML5 offers a variety of cool new features that enable websites to appear and function like native apps,for instance, swipes, scrolls and ability to bring up a specific keyboard depending on the type of text fields.HTML5 is rapidly narrowing the gap between web browsers fully integrated mobile apps. While it still has along way to go, these features are incentives enough for developers to start using HTML5 for websitemobification.The ability to create web apps offering functionality comparable to native apps opens many new doors. Itfrees businesses and allows owners to control how, where and when their app is distributed. Unlike nativeapps, web apps are not subject to store submission guidelines and 30% commission charge per sale.The future of mobile websiteThe biggest reason why business owners should insist on using HTML5 for site mobification is that it is thefuture of mobile websites. Unless you don’t mind being left behind, adopting this advanced programminglanguage is a must. It offers a number of benefits apart from fun features. These include cleaner codes,audio and video support, smarter storage, accessibility and enhanced interactions to name a few.HTML5 is the best option for those who prefer easy to read, simple and elegant code. It enables descriptiveand clear code writing. Separating content and style from meaning is easy with semantic code. HTML5eliminates the need for third party and flash players. It makes your audio and video truly accessible. Untilnow ensuring correct media operation has been a nightmare, but HTML5 makes this simple by treating it asimages.Local storage capability is one of the coolest features of HTML5. It is a hybrid between client side databaseand normal cookies. Another big advantage offered by it is the enhanced accessibility, which is a result ofARIA and semantics. HTML5 holds massive for business activities.How to use a Tablet at conventionsAccording to a recent research report, tablet sales are expected to touch 108 million this year(2012) andreach 300 million by 2015. The figures prove the rapidly increasing tablets usage. A tablet offers full accessto all essential computer functions along with portability and convenience.
  • Traditional methods of data collection vs. tabletsInformation at exhibitions and conventions is usually collected on manually filled forms. This data is thenentered into the company’s system at the end of the conference. This process is time consuming andrequires a lot of organization and resources.If the data could be collected digitally at the convention, the entire lengthy transfer process would berendered unnecessary. This is where the tablets come in. The functionalities offered by tablets make theman ideal tool for digital data collection. But there are some factors that need to be considered to decidewhether or not they are a viable option.Business conventions often do not have reliable internet connection, which is important for the mass use oftablets at such events. The data gathered needs to be stored locally before it can be uploaded at a latertime. The format in which the information is retrievable in is also vital for immediate or future consumption.Data can easily be exported in a CSV format suitable for most spreadsheet activities or directly upload intoonline database for further manipulation.A business application that approaches all these problems can be an ideal solution. Such tablet applicationsenable the collection and storage of information locally, which can be easily uploaded once you receiveconnectivity. Other than using the device’s native programming language, Adobe Flash and HTML5 are thefew options that can be used develop Apps for both iPads and Androids.Other business uses of tabletsAs far as mass use of tablets is concerned, budget is one of the most important considerations. The cost ofa tablet depends on the model. Certain models operating on Chrome, Android and Apple’s iOS can becheaper than computers. Communication, organization, presentation and finance are some of the commonfunctions that can be performed by businesses using tablets. According to a recent survey by IDG Connect,54% of business professionals communicate their work through an iPad.Tablet is an excellent communication device. In the presence of the internet connection, it is ideal fordiscussions, conferences and email exchanges. Applications for point-of-sale transactions can serve as acash register and make the process easier. Sales and inventories can also be managed and tracked withthese applications. Software like Microsoft Office makes it easy to prepare presentations for conventions ina tablet. You can take notes, doodle and connect the device to a larger screen.App or Mobile Friendly Website?
  • Mobile phones are no longer mere communication devices. Modern smartphones are like smaller, portableversions of laptops. Today a majority of mobile devices offer access to the internet. Mobile web usage hasbeen increasing rapidly over the last few years.According to a recent report by International Data Corporation, by 2015 the number of people using mobiledevices for accessing the internet will surpass those using PCs. This has made it essential for businessowners to establish a strong mobile presence.Choosing between an app and a mobile websiteCurrently apps are all the rage and many people are convinced that it is exactly what their business needs.But a majority of them are unsure about the difference between an app and a mobile website. Both canseem alike at first, but it is important to understand the difference between them in order to make the rightchoice.A mobile site, just like a regular website, is formed of HTML pages, but it is optimized for handheld smalldisplays. Apps can pre-download data and provide access to user even in the absence of an internetconnection. The choice between an app and a mobile website depends on your purpose, required featuresand target audience distribution.Web apps vs. native appsOnce you decide that an app is the perfect solution for your requirements, the next step is deciding whetherto develop a web app or a native app. Web apps are the ones that are completely based on web technologywith browser executed code, while native apps are explicitly created and stored on a mobile device.Installation is a necessity for native apps, while it is optional for web apps.Both web apps and native apps have their own pros and cons. 100% integration with mobile hardware andits complete usage is the biggest benefit of native app. This makes it the best option for those, who requiregraphically intensive performance, for instance, games and graphical simulators, and access to the devicehardware like camera.For most business needs, web apps are the way to go. HTML5 enables quicker development and easertesting. Moreover, web apps can be publicly distributed on a website without third party approval. Thechoice between web and native app once again depends on your business needs and purpose.5 Reasons to use FlashFlash has gone on to become an indispensable part of everyone’s virtual experience since its introduction inthe year 1996. This is proven by the fact that more than 95% of desktops and PCs have Adobe Flash
  • installed- but what is it about the program that makes it so popular? There are 5 reasons as to why peopledepend on Flash for everyday tasks, and here is a brief look at all of them:1.Flash helps you present audio and video on your website:Flash video (or the flv format) is the best format when it comes to uploading and sharing videos on awebsite since it doesn’t require you to download or transcode the video. The audio quality of a Flash videois good as well and has a good compression standard. For this very reason, even the largest video hostingwebsites like Google, Vimeo, and YouTube use Flash software.2.Flash allows you to create nifty and helpful web applications:Flash technology has rapidly advanced to not only allow website designers to include Flash videos in theirportal, but also create very useful web applications. Flash can be used to create tutorials, along withinteractive exercises and animations. It can also be used to create web-based calculators, photo slideshows, and much more. In other words, Flash is not just a great tool for e-learning, but also for creating anyapplication on your website.3.Flash enables you to create games and entertainment packages for websites:Ever seen the games and entertainment applications on social networking websites like Facebook? All ofthem can be created by simply using Flash. These applications are lightweight and run very quickly. Theyare also easy to create, and their greatest advantage is their marketing potential. These little games andpackages can go viral and help you market your product successfully in no time.4.Flash enhances the visual appeal of your website:
  • With a vector based system for animation and a highly flexible package, Flash allows website developers tobreak free of traditional HTML coding for websites. Thus, Flash allows you to let your creativity run wild andadd attractive features to a website. Special effects, games, and movies can be uploaded on the website tomake it stand out from competitor sites.5.Flash gives you the opportunity to be a part of mobile devices:While the previous four uses of Flash have been known for some time now, the latest use of this software isfor creating apps for mobile devices. These apps are easy to develop and carry a lot of brand value. Thenew Adobe Flash CS5 allows you to use the same applications that you make for your website for mobiledevices too. The number of mobile devices is growing exponentially, especially with the entry of tablets, andnew tablet PCs are getting released on a weekly basis. Thus, it is important to tap this potential and takeadvantage of the rapidly growing mobile apps market.Flash is one of the best, if not the best, web development tools, so if you are interested in pushing yourbusiness to the next level and improving your marketing strategy, contact 7DC Interactive today. We cancreate the best Flash applications for you and help you fortify your brand through them. Contact us today toget the Flash edge.Are you using USB flash drives to promote your business?Does anyone remember the early days of desktop computers, where the only portable devices were floppydisks? Computer technology has grown by leaps and bounds since the days of floppy disks, which soonbecame extinct and were replaced by CDs. Over time, CDs were replaced by DVDs, and now, you haveaccess to a whole range of portable storage devices, from Blu-Ray disks to hard drives and USBs. In thisarticle, we’ll be focusing on the USB flash drive.
  • The journey of USB drives:When USB flash drives entered the market around 10 years ago, they were considered to be a luxurydevice thanks to their high price tags. To be fair, USB drive technology was considered a majorbreakthrough at the time since it gave the user a whole new form of portability.The price of the USB, however, gradually dipped over the years, and it is now extremely affordable. Today,the USB pen drive has become a very handy and cheap way of carrying your information everywhere.However, the question still remains- what can a USB do for your business?How important can a pen drive be for your business?You may have heard about Universities in Australia, QIBT and MIBT in particular, having distributed pendrives to new students on their orientation day- View MIBT USB. The distribution of pen drives is a newtrend not only among educational institutes, but businesses as well, and for good reason. Here is a look atwhy pen drives can also be distributed like paper presentations during boardroom meetings or importantpresentations:Pen drives are now dirt cheap- a 4GB USB drive would cost anywhere between $5 to $20. Flash drives arenot restricted to a single shape, like a CD or a DVD. Their shape and color can be modified to suit yourrequirements, and to reflect your own brandYou can store interactive, as well as informative material on a pen drive, which is definitely more interestingthan a bunch of papers with facts and figuresPen drives are not used and thrown like a CD or a DVD. They can be reused again and again, giving thema lot more value than a read-and-discard paper presentation.Now that you know how useful pen drives can be for your business, who can you approach to help youcreate pen drives for your own brand?Personalized pen drives for your business:If you are looking to distribute pen drives to clients, employees, and others in your organization that are notonly personalized on the outside, but also on the inside with promotional material and presentations aboutyour company, then 7 Degrees Creative is your answer.We have been creating and delivering completely personalized USB drives for businesses with promotionalmaterial that can run on Windows, as well as Mac systems. So, if you are looking to create a completelyunique brand image that sets you apart from the rest, contact 7DC Interactive today.
  • Interactive Video QuestionnaireInteractive Video Questionnaire:The internet today is faster than ever before, and businesses, both small and large, are taking dueadvantage of it. The interactive video questionnaire is the latest tool used by businesses to create a strongweb presence. Websites for businesses and corporations usually have questionnaire sections for visitors tofill up so that they can get more information on a product or service that is offered.Until now, these questionnaires were bland; website visitors would have to sit and read all the questionsand answer them appropriately so that they could get the information they wanted. Today, however,businesses can make their websites far more engaging and user-friendly by adding interactive videoquestionnaires. Here are some of the advantages of getting a video questionnaire on your website:It is personal:You don’t need to put off visitors by asking them the same questions as other competitor websites. You canpersonalize the interactive video questionnaire to suit the brand image of the company. You can put inanything- your brand logo, or even a company mascot that can talk to visitors and personalize theirexperience with the company. The bottom line is that with an interactive video questionnaire, you can letyour creativity run wild.It is direct and easy:Imagine going to the ‘about us’ page of a corporate website and reading a lengthy description of the historyof the company, its latest performance statistics, and so forth. It would just be too boring. In this fast-pacedmodern world, people don’t have the time to read so much. However, if you can create an interactive videothat can let them learn more about the company, your website would definitely have a lot more happyvisitors. They can watch and listen and choose the specifications that they want to know about. The choice
  • is theirs to make, and people like that. Moreover, visitors are able to grasp things faster when they watchand listen rather than when they read.It is compatible:Desktop computers are slowly bowing out to laptops, netbooks, and mobile devices. It can be very difficultto fill out surveys or questionnaires on a smartphone, not to mention time consuming. On the other hand, aninteractive video questionnaire can allow tablet, smartphone, and PDA users to access your companywebsite anywhere and get all the relevant information with the push of button.Where can you get interactive video questionnaires?Businesses all over the world are waking up to the power of interactive video questionnaires. They create apositive and unique brand image, and they let the user be in control of what information they are receiving.These questionnaires are also easily loaded because of the presence of incredibly high speed internetconnections. In short, adding an interactive questionnaire is a win-win situation for both the business, aswell as the customer. You can head to 7 Degrees Creative to get the best interactive video questionnaires.We can create personalized, highly interactive, and easily loadable questionnaires that reflect yourcompany values and help make it a better experience for visitors. So if you are looking to get a heads up onyour competition and create a strong web presence, contact 7 Degrees Creative today.Apps for the iOS and Android with Flash CS5You can now create Apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Android Tablets with Flash CS5If there was a competition for the one device that could possibly define this decade, you would find that thecompetition would be between just two devices- the smart phone and the tablet PC. Just think how difficult itwould be to go on for one day without these devices. Without a smart phone or a tablet PC, you would notbe able to connect with your clients and manage your responsibilities or work schedule on the road.
  • Flash and mobile devicesThese devices commonly run either on an Android OS, iOS, Windows OS, or with the Blackberry OS. Allfour operating systems are different in terms of their functionality, performance, system support, and looks,but they now have one thing in common- Flash development support.Flash is the software behind more than 90% of the world’s interactive multimedia for websites and manyother day-to-day applications. Today, however, Flash has gone beyond just your average desktop PC oreven laptops; it is now being used in a big way to create apps for smart phones and tablets.The apps advantage among mobile devices:Web application created through Flash have been in the picture ever since the first smart phones camearound. The idea of “Apps” gained popularity with the development of the iPhone, and it has now touched awhole new peak with other phone manufactures and tablet PCs.If you look at the past six months, you would see how many new tablets have breached the market tocompete with the iPad. The release of Google’s very own Android OS has also allowed other majorelectronics companies to compete with the Apple’s products.The competition is getting more cutthroat, and companies are trying to upstage one another by offeringcustomers the ability to modify their own smart phone or tablet PC with different apps.The importance of Apps for your own businessWith millions of mobile devices being used everyday, having the right App available for your customerscould mean the difference between your business being seen or completely off the radar.Let’s face it- if major companies are taking these mobile apps seriously, you need to take it seriously aswell. If you want to compete and survive in the global market, you have to think about not just creatingapplications for the desktop PC, but for mobile devices as well. With Flash, you can leverage thedevelopment time and cost by creating once and virtually deploy it on all devices.Make your own mobile AppsIf you are thinking about creating apps that improve the effectiveness of your business, for entertainment, orfor creating some unique content, 7 Degrees Creative is the right place to go to.
  • We know the importance of Flash and have been using it extensively for the past 10 years, so if you want tomarket your business or create content through Flash, contact us today.The era of mobile marketing is upon us so what are you waiting for?