The Online/Offline Spanish Dictionary For Your iPhone
Have you ever tried getting around Madrid, Buenos Aires or Punta del Este during your vacation or business trip, and checking a Spanish Dictionary in your iPhone without internet connection? The whole process is slow, if not expensive, due to data roaming costs.
This will no longer be an issue.
Meet ‘Hispania’, our recently launched Spanish Dictionary app that lets you find any word and definition in your iPhone without the need of internet connection. You can get quick search results as you type, save favorite words and review your history with the easiest user interfase. With ‘Hispania’ you can have the whole Spanish Dictionary in your pocket at all times.
Download ‘Hispania’ from the Apple App Store. It’s available worldwide.
‘Hispania’ is perfect for students, journalists, writers, travelers, and people working with native Spanish-speaking people.
We hope that you can find this app useful.
Social Media strategy and management: Summit of the Americas
Our team performed a cross-platform coverage through Social Media of the Sixth Summit of the Americas held in Cartagena, Colombia, gathering 34 Heads of State and Government. We also developed an application for mobile devices specially conceived for participants for staying up to date and networking. It was a great joy to work for the most important political event in the hemisphere.
he Summit of the Americas is the highest level meeting in the Western Hemisphere. It is the only one at which all the democratically elected Heads of State and Government of the Americas discuss common policy issues, reconfirm their shared values and assume the commitment to carry out concerted actions at national and regional levels. Therefore, rather than simply a meeting, the Summit of the Americas is a process involving several entities: the Governments of the region, certain international organizations and financial institutions, the organisms of the inter-American system and the social actors. That’s why our job was as interesting as complex, bringing together and managing online communication of every event of the Summit, including the non-official cultural and social developments.
Our first task consisted in creating a strategic plan to make the Summit visible through Social Media to support the event’s Communication Office. But visibility means nothing compared to the value of generating social engagement to the conversation about the Summit and its main subjects by common citizens. That’s why we built the event’s channels in major social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Flickr) but we also encouraged alternative/new social platforms such as Instagram and Storify. We used every tool to bring the Summit down to Earth for the peoples of the Americas. We showed non-traditional aspects of such an event. In other words, we told the story in a different language than traditional media, making the event more friendly and the conversation more attractive.
These decisions we made raised the challenge in matters of content adaptation, brand personification, and technological solutions. Therefore, community management demanded a large amount of hours and personal dedication, and the mobile application we developed became crucial to integrate the vast diversity of participants.
The application for mobile devices was built to fit almost every smartphone and tablet there is available today in the market. We developed special versions of the app for: iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch), Android devices, Blackberry and Blackberry Playbook. It served thousands of people for networking, thanks to a built-in tool we designed that enabled participants to search and contact other people registered in the Summit.
It was a very demanding job, not only because of the dimension and the high profile of the event per se, but also because of the standards we set with the Communication Office and the Organization Committee to make a breakthrough in the way to address the public.
Read the newspaper article about our work for the Summit [Spanish]
Reinventing the reservation experience
Today’s Epicure is surely one of those startups you wouldn’t believe in unless you live in a mayor metropolis like the Big Apple — vixur developed an exclusive members-only dining concierge service offering reservations only at the best and most exclusive New York City restaurants.
Reinventing the reservation experience, Today’s Epicure provides a fast and efficient way to reserve a table at the most sought after restaurants within two clicks, or within one tap on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.
To see our App in iTunes: click here
The technology involved behind this amazing and simple service is impressive. Users can see tables at a glance on real time, and restauranteurs can add tables to our database in less than a minute. If you carry your Apple mobile device with you, you may find walking-distance available reservations for impossible tables. What is difficult can be done immediately, what is impossible will only take a little longer.
Thanks to vixur’s expertise, users can find the perfect reservation without calling multiple restaurants, view the best reservations in New York based on real time availability, check their reservation history for future reference, access to on-demand service, and search for reservations based on specific criteria: date, type of cuisine, neighborhood, etc. They no longer have to wait for the restaurant to call back or wait for the restaurant to open.
Today’s Epicure is a good example of how can we apply new technologies for a rising startup.