Optimizing Screenshots and Having a Decent App’s Title as App Store Optimization Efforts

Efforts

If we are looking for a fast way to make our app to be widely known in the app store then we should do the app store optimization efforts. It is basically an effort with the main purpose to boost our app’s appearance in the app store which can be very lucrative for us the app developers. Being in the front page of the app store is not an easy thing to do since every app developer is willing to have their app to be placed in the app store’s front page. Therefore by doing app store optimization efforts, our app will gain a bigger chance to appear in the app store’s front page. There are actually many ways in doing it where in here we are going to give a bit information about some of it.

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The Screenshots

The first effort is by optimizing the screenshots in our app’s page. App store has a unique template for the app’s page where it provides a huge space for screenshots to be seen by the visitors therefore screenshots of our app will be the first thing that people will see when they visit our app’s page. Optimizing our app’ screenshots can be done by searching the best scene in our app that has the highest selling point thus people will be easier to be attracted by amazing screenshots of amazing scenes in our app. Another thing to increase our app’s appearance in the app store is by making a good app’s title. Maybe for some of us, we can dispense with decent app’s title but the fact is that it is the first thing that people will see before they visit our page. Thus, putting more thoughts in the making of the app’s title is very important to be done although it does simple.

Assurance Wireless for Maryland

Assurance Wireless has arrived in Maryland. When we want to apply for this product, we should not prepare some document. It is because in Maryland, Assurance Wireless applicants can use annual income data to apply for the product. Then, it will be easy to get the free cell phone service in this state. First of all, we should know that we are only allowed to have one product for one household. When we apply for this product, other family member cannot do the same and vice versa. We also cannot have from different brand. It is because all the free cell phone service is monitored by the government from every brand. After that, we should give the valid address in application. The address should be the standard of US mailing system. Then, the address should be authorized as ours.

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The application for Assurance Wireless

In Maryland, Assurance Wireless application is only approved by using the public assistance program resume. The programs which are available in Maryland are Food Stamps, Social Security Income, Medical Assistance, Electric Universal service Program, Maryland Energy Assistance Program, Public Assistance to Adults, and Temporary Assistance for Needy families, and also Temporary Disability Assistance Program. We can choose one and mention it on the application and then sign under the oath of perjury. Find out more at http://www.discoverlifeline.com/assurance-wireless/

Even though the application which is valid is only the public assistance program based, but the service of the Assurance Wireless are not different with other state. When we use Assurance Wireless we can get 250 minutes free call. Then, all the services are available. If we are interesting to apply for the Assurance Wireless, we can get application online. We are not necessary to send the document which proves we have involved in the public assistance program with the application.

Self-Promotion Often Backfires, Says Researchers

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A new study from City University London, Carnegie Mellon University and Bocconi University has revealed that things that may appear harmless to some like posting a photo of your brand new car on Facebook or bragging to coworkers about a recent promotion often backfires.

Published in Psychological Science, Irene Scopelliti, George Loewenstein, and Joachim Vosgerau tried finding out why so many people frequently get the trade-off between self-promotion and modesty wrong. It was discovered that self-promoters underestimate how much self-promotion elicits negative emotions and overestimate how much it elicits positive emotions.

“Most people probably realize that they experience emotions other than pure joy when they are on the receiving end of someone else’s self-promotion. Yet, when we engage in self-promotion ourselves, we tend to overestimate others’ positive reactions and underestimate their negative ones,” said Scopelliti, the study’s lead author and a lecturer in marketing at City University London who conducted the research while a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon.

“These results are particularly important in the Internet age, when opportunities for self-promotion have proliferated via social networking. The effects may be exacerbated by the additional distance between people sharing information and their recipient, which can both reduce the empathy of the self-promoter and decrease the sharing of pleasure by the recipient,” she said.

“This shows how often, when we are trying to make a good impression, it backfires,” said Loewenstein, the Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Economics and Psychology in CMU’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. “Bragging is probably just the tip of the iceberg of the self-destructive things we do in the service of self-promotion, from unfortunate flourishes in public speeches to inept efforts to ‘dress for success’ to obviously insincere attempts to ingratiate ourselves to those in power.”

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Overview

The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) was officially launched at the meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) in Sofia, on 27 February 2008, as the successor of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe.

Through a regionally owned and led framework, the RCC focuses on promotion and enhancement of regional cooperation in South East Europe (SEE) and supports European and Euro-Atlantic integration of the aspiring countries. The RCC provides operational capacities to and works under the political guidance of the SEECP.

In line with its Statue and guided by the principles of all-inclusiveness, the main tasks of the RCC are to represent the region, assist the SEECP, monitor regional activities, exert leadership in regional cooperation, provide a regional perspective in donor assistance – notably the EU’s Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) programme – and support increased involvement of civil society in regional activities.

The RCC functions as a focal point for regional cooperation in SEE and its key role is to generate and coordinate developmental projects of a wider, regional character, to the benefit of each individual member, and create an appropriate political climate susceptible to their implementation.

The work of the RCC focuses on the priority areas of economic and social development, energy and infrastructure, justice and home affairs, security cooperation, building human capital, and parliamentary cooperation as an overarching theme. The organization develops and maintains close working relationships with all relevant actors and stakeholders in these areas, such as governments, international organizations, international financial institutions, regional organizations, civil society and the private sector.

In addition, media development activities of RCC, overarching by nature, seek to foster development of free and professional media in SEE, given their role in shaping democratic, pluralistic and inclusive societies in the region.

The RCC also develops close relationships with and receives substantive input from relevant regional task forces and initiatives active in specific thematic areas of regional cooperation.

The Statute of the RCC forms the basis for its operations. According to it, the RCC Board provides operational guidance and supervision to the organization. It comprises of those RCC members contributing to the budget of the RCC Secretariat as well as the EU, represented by a representative of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and a representative of the European Commission.

The main operational document guiding the RCC work is the Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013, endorsed by the SEECP Summit held in June 2010 in Istanbul.

The annual budget of the RCC Secretariat is slightly under 3 million euro, 40% being the contribution by the region of South East Europe, 30% by the European Commission and the remaining 30% by other RCC members.

The RCC is supported by the Secretary General, a Secretariat based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a Liaison Office in Brussels.

The Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council is Hido Biscevic.

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Organization

The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) membership consists of 46 countries, organizations and international financial institutions. The RCC has a Secretariat based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, headed by the Secretary General. The present, and first, RCC Secretary General is Hido Biscevic. Those RCC members contributing to the budget of the Secretariat form the RCC Board, currently comprising 27 members.

The organization’s structure is detailed below, along with a full list of RCC members and members of the RCC Board.

The membership of the RCC consists of the participating states of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP), the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) on behalf of Kosovo in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244, the European Union, represented by a representative of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and a representative of the European Commission, as well as those donor countries, international organizations and international financial institutions actively and substantially engaged in support of regional cooperation in SEE. Admission of new RCC members requires the consent of the existing members.

The RCC Secretary General is a strong political figure from the region. Following the endorsement of the RCC Annual Meeting, the Secretary General is appointed by SEECP Foreign Ministers and approved by the SEECP Summit. The Secretary General is appointed for 3 years with the possibility to extend his/her term by 2 years.

The Secretariat of the RCC is directed by the Secretary General and supports the RCC as well as the SEECP in fulfilling their tasks by working towards the preparation and implementation of decisions of the RCC Annual Meeting and Board as well as decisions of SEECP Summits and/or Ministerial meetings. The Secretariat provides analytical, organizational and technical support to the Secretary General, the RCC Annual Meeting and Board as well as operational support – if required – in preparing SEECP Ministerial meetings and Summits. It provides a coordination framework for regional cooperation activities within SEE and acts as an information and focal point for such activities.

The Secretariat comprises of Expert Pool, Front Office and Administration Unit, located at the headquarters in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a Liaison Office in Brussels with the main aim to establish and maintain close relationships with European and Euro-Atlantic institutions. The Secretariat employs 37 staff, 33 in Sarajevo, and 4 in Brussels.

The annual budget of the RCC Secretariat is slightly under 3 million euro, 40% being the contribution by the region of South East Europe, 30% by the European Commission and the remaining 30% by other RCC members.

Meeting format

The RCC meeting format consists of the Annual Meeting and meetings of the RCC Board, held three times a year.

The Annual Meeting of the RCC is held back to back with the SEECP Summit. It is co-chaired by the Secretary General and the Foreign Minister of the SEECP Chairmanship in Office (CiO). The 2011/12 SEECP CiO is Serbia.

The Annual Meeting of the RCC meets at a high political level. It ensures strategic coordination and development of regional cooperation processes, reviews and endorses the Secretary General’s Annual Report on regional cooperation in SEE as well as the organization’s Strategy and Work Programme. The RCC Annual Meeting is open to other countries, international organizations and partners as guests upon request to and/or the initiative of the Secretary General following the consent of the members of the RCC Board.

The RCC Board provides operational guidance and supervision of the organization in between the Annual Meetings. The Board accepts the Annual Report of the Secretary General and adopts the Strategy and Work Programme, reviews progress in the course of the year and provides proposals and initiatives with the view of further development of regional cooperation. The Board consists of those RCC members contributing to the budget of the RCC Secretariat as well as the European Union, represented by a representative of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and a representative of the European Commission. The RCC Board meets three times a year and is chaired by the Secretary General. RCC Board meetings are convened and prepared by the Secretary General in coordination with the SEECP CiO. The RCC Board meets at the level of RCC National Coordinators, which are senior civil officials in each RCC member responsible for coordination of RCC relevant issues within their respective national administration.

Decisions of the RCC are taken by consensus.

The working language of RCC meetings as well as of the Secretariat is English.

RCC Members

Albania
Austria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Canada
Council of Europe
Council of Europe Development Bank
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
European Investment Bank
European Union (EU), represented by a representative of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and a representative of the European Commission
Federal Republic of Germany
Finland
France
Greece
Hungary
International Organization for Migration
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Moldova
Montenegro
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Norway
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Poland
Romania
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
South East European Co-operative Initiative
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Turkey
United Kingdom
United Nations
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) on behalf of Kosovo in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244
United States of America
World Bank

RCC Board

Albania
Austria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
European Union (EU), represented by a representative of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and a representative of the European Commission
Federal Republic of Germany
Finland
France
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Moldova
Montenegro
Norway
Romania
Serbia
Slovenia
Sweden
Switzerland
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Turkey
United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) on behalf of Kosovo in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244
United States of America