A new app launched today called Flick (Easy to transfer files between iOS, OSX, Windows and Linux.) and it’s reported that it was created by a 20 year old Cape Town student! Absolutely awesome to see things like things coming out of Cape Town, incredibly impressive!
This feel-good video has been doing the rounds. In it, Will and Monifa Sims turn a car-fuelling stop into a highly entertaining karaoke session. Ignore the questions about whether it was staged or not, just let it make your day.
Set out on a quest to become the most powerful army in the empire, in The King’s League Odyssey. First you’ll have to recruit your army. Make sure you choose the recruits with the most rare or unique status. They will have the best training results.
Now you have to train your recruits and upgrade your facilities. You can collect the cash you need for this by taking on various missions. By carrying out these missions you will also force alliances with other factions. This is useful, because they only give out the most rewarding missions to parties they hold in high regard. So go ahead and do a little medieval PR drive.
In the meanwhile you can also conquer villages. Every once in a while they will pay you taxes – some gold and some magic crystals – which you can use to upgrade and level up your players too!
Can you unite the warring factions, defeat all your opponents, and finally grow powerful enough to challenge the king? Play The King’s League Odyssey and other exciting games starring medieval knights at Games.co.za!
Have you ever searched for a new home and despaired at the uninspiring photos you found on property websites? It can be enough to put you off house shopping. We all need a bit of help imagining what a space could be, rather than than what we see on first glance. Enter Fantastic Frank.
Fantastic Frank is a Swedish estate agency. This is how they approach selling the homes on their books.
We are changing the world of real estate brokerage by taking a novel approach to the game. Besides recruiting the most competent and ambitious real estate agents we can find in Stockholm – our skilled marketing team beat the competition by having a 50% higher viewing rate* of the properties than other brokers in Stockholm. One key to this is that our photographers and interior stylists treat each and every home like a sleeping beauty…
We hire photographers and stylists from the high-gloss industries, like interior design, fashion and architecture, to make every home look stylish and inviting. The result are photographs that don’t seem out of place in the pages of the best interior design magazines – as a matter of fact our images finds its way there pretty much all the time.
Our philosophy is based on a simple axiom: we’re not interested in creating something that the majority of buyers are going to like. We’re interested in creating something that at least one person is going to positively LOVE because at the end of the day, a house or apartment can only have one owner. Our job therefore, is to find that one person and seduce them!
What a novel idea. Business opportunity, anyone?
Information via Fantastic Frank’s website and images via their blog.
Wow, a couple of friends told me to track down this video and have a watch. I’m really glad they did because this is quite incredible and it’s actually something I’ve had long chats to friends about, the topics you never really talk about.
It’s time for Yuppiechef’s yearly Eat for the Earth campaign!
Yuppiechef celebrates World Environment Day and supports Soil for Life with this annual event. A bit about Soil for Life:
Soil for Life is a Cape Town-based non-profit organisation teaching people how to build the soil and grow healthy plants, so that families can sit down to plates of safe, fresh nutritious food, all year round. The low-cost methods we teach enable gardeners to harvest large amounts of food from small spaces using very little water and no harmful chemicals. Not only this, but the NPO looks for, and creates opportunities for food gardeners to expand their horizons beyond the garden fence, to develop skills and talents so that they are able to earn money to pay for what they need. ~
How Eat for the Earth works:
Eat for the Earth 2013 (EFTE) has a fun social media aspect to it. Once you register your meal (you do this on the EFTE website with your Facebook login), Yuppiechef puts a plant on their wall for you. Your guests visit your plant on the wall to RSVP and donate.
I Can Fly! is a cute distance game starring a little piglet. One day, during a romantic picnic, the rats on the moon kidnap your piglet’s girlfriend out of boredom and spite. Now you have to rescue your loved one from the moon! …But how to get there?
The rats taunt your piglet, saying you can come save her when pigs fly. So there is nothing else for it: your piglet will have to build a flying machine and learn how to fly all the way up to the moon!
Your first couple of attempts won’t get you very far, but you can collect apples, donuts, and stars to gather some extra energy and points. You can use the stars to buy all kinds of useful upgrades and equipment in the store, which will help make your flying machine work even better.
Soon you will be flying higher and higher! Can you dodge all the obstacles floating around in the air (or at least invest in a good helmet…) to get to the rats’ hideout? Play I Can Fly and many other inventive and fun distance games at Games.co.za!
This morning I received a pair of Monster DNA Headphones and I am super impressed! I was asked to assist with part of the launch campaign and I wrote about the headphones from a point of view where I hadn’t actually held them in my hands. But, this time I’m writing about them whilst they’re on my ears pumping some tunes.
First off, the headphones arrive in a beautiful box, everything boxed like Apple do their products.. a pleasure unboxing. Opening the box is easy and it doesn’t take more than a few seconds to have the headphones out and ready to test. There are a few things that I really love about them:
You can plug your cable into the left side or right side – more useful than you think!
You receive two cables, one for portable device listening and one specifically for laptops. Strangely, this is a huge bonus and they actually make all the difference – I guess you need to see for yourself, just take my word for it.
They’re damn styling – I tell you, the younger generation today is all about cruising around with headphones and whilst I was out at the shop, I kid you not when I say they go stared at a few times.
The bass these puppies produce is exactly what I’d expect and the minute I heard it a smile came to my face. Clear high quality audio!
There are a few other things that I could write about, but to be honest, I think you should get your hands on a pair and take a listen/play for yourself.
The Internet is an incredible place, undiscovered talent becomes discovered and amazing work gets credit. This evening I came across an absolutely incredible video about landscapes. This is honestly one of the most amazing video’s I’ve ever watched and I urge you to take a watch.
What did you think? Leave us a comment and let us know :)
I’ve got to tell you, this certainly did get me realising that I have seen so little of this amazing world we live in!
The debate over whether social media is important or not is over – every business, big or small, should have some kind of social media strategy in play. Of course, there are companies that don’t need to do social media, but most do and should be, even if it’s a tiny and inexpensive strategy. Being ready, willing and able to address matters relating to your brand on networks such as Facebook, Twitter and the likes is a crucial part of satisfying your audience.
I went to school with a chap called Lloyd, who has been messed around by ABSA. He wants to close his account, but from the sounds of things, no matter what he does, ABSA continues to try and delay him as well as up sell their products. I understand his frustration in this regard as I went through it with Virgin, but I certainly never experienced the fail that ABSA cooked up on their Facebook Page, just get a look at this:
This, to me, is such a perfect example of social media being done incorrectly. What could have really been an easy situation to resolve now has hundreds of people involved, bloggers blogging about it and I’m sure someone’s tweeted it. A 4 day delay on the Facebook Page? Grief! ABSA need to review things, either the agency doing their social needs a bit of a spanking, or they need to give the person who does it internally some more resources because this is crazy and it’s going to spread bad news about their brand online. Perhaps they should consult FNB for some tips?
Anyway, Facebook is no different to how you’d do things in person when someone walks into your shop – value your customer and treat your customer with respect, but most importantly, when it’s something you can do for a customer, do it, don’t delay it!