Things to do with a old iPhone

Greetings, with the release of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6+ is a thing in the past now, I would like to discuss something that some people wonder about. “What should I do with my old Phone?” Today I would like to talk about some of the answers to that question.

Use it as an iPod touch

The iPhone was originally built based on the iPod Touch so this would be an obvious answer. Generally most people would put all their music and videos on their old device to save data on their new phone. This does also include game apps that do not use Internet as well effectively making the phone into a media device. Not only you can make your phone an effective media device but also because of the abundant amount of tool apps that you can use off line, you will get great mileage out of using the phone as a scheduler.

Reusing the Phone

Getting another SIM card for your old phone and using it as a sub-phone. Having the luxury of having mobile network plan opens up more options for the mere fact that you have a backup phone to use. Other option includes using it for extra SNS accounts, navigation.

Taking Risks.

Having a new phone means that your old phone will not have as much use as your new one. This makes it perfect for the old one to be a perfect test subject. A friend of mine puts his iPhone in a zip lock bag and uses it in the bathtub. Other means of risk taking is jail breaking. If done right, you will have access to a lot of other apps otherwise unable to them. Do it incorrectly, more than likely you will “brick” your phone that is to say, you will effectively make your phone totally unusable.

Passing it down.

If you still can`t find a good way to put your phone into use, there is someone that can put it to good use. IPhones boast a high resale value, so selling your phone is an attractive option. As stated before, you can still use old iPhones if you have another SIM card. This means that you can pass down your old phone to family members for them to use as their own phone.

Here I have discussed the many uses of an old phone as I have seen people just leave their old iPhone lying around.

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The Truth to Developing a App

Greetings once agin, Shinjo here and today I would like to talk about people and money around developing an app.

This is Japan`s case.

I have personally been involved in app development and I would like to believe that I have a firm understanding of the costs of developing an app.

For instance, if one was to build a simple tool app for a client, they would invest a lot of time on meetings the deciding on the functions apps, which would take some where around 2 months. If the client was to be a large company, they would pay 1million yen per person, and with the costs of running an app, the total cost maybe 2.5million(22,942$) yen. Now with social games, because the graphics are improving and the games themselves are getting more complicated so a budget of 100million(917,614$) yen may not be enough to develop the app, there are more and more projects like this.

In the first example the tool app, most people would hire a free lance developer will doing the directing them selves would cost half a million per month (please note that this is not the standard but what most people charge.) Then hiring a designer would cost about 100 thousand yen so in total it would cost 600 thousand(5,506$) yen to develop

Recently I had the opportunity to talk with a few game developers from over seas. 1 developer from Europe said that he had hired a developer from Pakistan for 400$ a month and built 2,3 apps a day.

Of course the volume and the quality of the apps are different, but I was astonished by the difference in the price. An Engineer from India was asked to port Android apps to iOS apps for 10 days at the cost of 200$. 200$ in Japan would only get you roughly 4 hours worth of work.

In the age of the Internet, it is easy to make comparisons with people from around the world and make connections. It is the same workload and the same language but the cost difference for the job is puzzling.

Here at AppTrader, is standing in the same spot as the sellers. We are looking forward to seeing what kind of deals will be made here.

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