Uber joins Fitbit? How travel, fitness, and eating smart just got easier

Uber joins Fitbit? How travel, fitness, and eating smart just got easier

Imagine sitting in the back of an Uber and using that time to order something healthy for yourself—let’s say, a salad or a fresh-pressed juice—and it’s delivered to you as you reach your destination and step out of the car. Or better yet, the very car you’re riding in stops to pick it up on the way. No more waiting—ever! Thanks to a new strategic partnership, this fantasy is now a reality.

Uber’s name is already synonymous with ride-hailing, even though competing services are popping up everywhere. In 2014, Uber jumped into the food delivery industry with Uber Eats.

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International Women’s Day: GetApp celebrates women in business

International Women’s Day: GetApp celebrates women in business

Today is International Women’s Day and we’ve decided to mark the occasion by highlighting some of the top female influencers in the business world. Whether you’re a man or a woman running a small business, these industry luminaries aren’t only an inspiration – they can provide you with sound advice on how to succeed.

From marketing mentors to project management powerhouses, the women we’ve featured have reached the top of their game. Check out the selections of inspirational influencers from across a range of sectors that GetApp’s own team of hotshot writers have picked out:

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The SaaS Summer Games 2016: How to cheer on your favorite software

The SaaS Summer Games 2016: How to cheer on your favorite software

The road to Rio for the 2016 Olympics in August is still littered with controversy and pitfalls. But there will be no such doom and gloom surrounding GetApp’s inaugural SaaS Summer Games 2016 – where the best cloud software apps for business will battle it out for medals, and where we’ll discover which countries produce the most successful SaaS apps.

You can be assured that no viruses will scupper the entrants into our SaaS Summer Games – in fact, by visiting software product profile pages on GetApp you can find out the security policies that the apps use to safeguard your data. We’re hoping for a clean competition without the threat of cheating – all of the top players in the cloud software world will be turning up for this one!

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How to turn Pokémon GO players into returning customers

How to turn Pokémon GO players into returning customers

Everyone’s talking about Pokémon GO. Not since Flappy Bird has there been such an uproar over a mobile game. In case you haven’t read the news, been on social media, or gone outside in the past week, Pokémon GO is the virtual reality game sweeping the globe and breaking records, as people use their mobile phones to try and catch virtual Pokémon in real parks, shops, and streets. (more…)

[NEW RESEARCH – GetData] Small businesses are nothing without social media

[NEW RESEARCH – GetData] Small businesses are nothing without social media

Social media is the key to improving the digital presence of a small business, according to GetApp research. More than half of business owners and managers polled by GetApp say that social media has the biggest impact on their company’s digital presence.

Choosing from a list of brand building techniques, mobile web sites are another factor that have a significant impact on digital presence. According to the survey, more than 28% of respondents say that their mobile site has the biggest impact, compared to 7.6% who say that their company’s mobile app is the top method for building digital presence.

Interestingly, digital signage solutions in a company were deemed to be almost as effective as mobile apps, with 5.8% of respondents saying that it has the biggest impact on their brand’s digital presence. According to the survey, just 2.2% of respondents believe that NFC solutions such as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay reap the biggest benefit on digital presence.

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How to launch a successful SaaS product: Lessons from Beyoncé and Kanye

How to launch a successful SaaS product: Lessons from Beyoncé and Kanye

Kanye West’s new album The Life of Pablo was recently hailed by TechCrunch as the first SaaS album ever produced. If that’s true, it’s not a very good example of how to release a SaaS product. If albums are like SaaS applications, a much better example of how to launch a product comes from the Queen B herself, Beyoncé, with her new record Lemonade showcasing what can happen when you release an innovative product.

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[NEW RESEARCH – GetData] Small businesses still fumbling with Excel to manage their expenses

[NEW RESEARCH – GetData] Small businesses still fumbling with Excel to manage their expenses

Almost one third of small businesses are relying on manual processes to manage their expenses, according to new GetApp research. Of the small business owners and managers surveyed, 26.8 percent said that they currently use Microsoft Excel while 5.2% use paper-based methods to manage their business expenses.

More than a quarter of small businesses paneled said they use dedicated expense management software, while 15 percent rely on their accountant to take care of their expenses. A further 16.8 percent of those surveyed said they use their own system.

Taking these figures into account, almost three quarters of respondents are handling their expenses without using modern expense management platforms.

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