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Wave Launcher for Android App Review

Wave launcher is something we have overlooked slightly, their Android Market listing explains it better than we ever could:

“Wave Launcher is the ultimate add-on launcher available for Android! With a single swipe you can launch up to 120(!) of your favorite apps, shortcuts and recently-used apps regardless of which app is currently running. Wave Launcher is accessible anytime, anywhere!” An interesting proposition so say the least, so how does it work? Well, perhaps not like you might expect. It isn’t a launcher in the sense of LauncherPro or ADW – it is an add on for any launcher. We tested it on the default launcher of the Samsung Galaxy S – Touchwhiz.

Initially you will need to add your apps to the app using the configuration tool. This is really easy to do and works pretty well. There are then many other settings to configure the app exactly as you would like it. The main settings you may want to change are where you need to start the swipe from to bring up the ‘wave’ and how big the area is for initialising the ‘wave’. The default area spans the whole bottom of the screen which works well enough but if the area is too big, then any buttons (especially on the keyboard) at the bottom of the screen will not work because they are covered by the gesture area for Wave launcher. On the flip-side, if it is too small then it becomes hard to Wave launcher to recognise your gesture most of the time.

This is the most frustrating thing about the application – it would be great if the area for gestures would simply shift up with the rest of the screen when the keyboard pops up, but this doesn’t seem to be an option. The application is really smooth and didn’t cause any crashes whilst testing but the above mentioned problems really stop it from being a ‘must have’ app. There is currently no free version to try, so purchase with caution. Whilst it may not be perfect yet, definitely an app to watch.

Starting A Small Business

Starting a small business can be tough, and keeping it successful in spite of the difficulties and vagaries of the business world today is even tougher. You can maximize your chances for success with your small business by taking precautions and doing a lot of careful planning before you attempt to launch your newly independent career. Here are some of the most common mistakes that small businesses make and how to avoid them. Some experts estimate that up to half of all small businesses fail within the first year, so don’t be a statistic. Learn from the experiences of others and prepare yourself for the difficult world of entrepreneurship.

Don’t Go It Alone

While you may be starting your business from a desire to work with no one but yourself, it would be a terrible mistake to isolate yourself from the business community that surrounds you. Listen to experts in your field and reach out to established businesses around you for advice. Even the most experienced person can always learn more. Going it alone increases your likelihood of failure, so don’t do it!

Don’t Skimp On Quality

You may be tempted to save every penny, but don’t compromise quality, and don’t forget the importance of excellent technical materials. For example, if your business requires earth resistivity meters, find a reputable and established company like AGI to supply them. This will save you trouble in the long run. Make sure that your most necessary equipment is all of the highest caliber.

Don’t Throw Money Away

Once you’ve gotten the important materials purchased, go back to pinching pennies. This is especially true when you are the only employee of a small business. Don’t spend on any luxuries, such as fancy furniture or dinners out. You shouldn’t even expect to draw a salary for the first year or more.

Don’t Give Up

While it is difficult, the many thriving small businesses that surround you show that success is not impossible. Keep your eyes on your goals. Make a plan and stick to it, and don’t let negative people depress your attitude.

Your small business dreams are achievable, but it will take work. Learning from others, spending money wisely, and keeping focused on your goals will help make it easier. Achieving financial independence and a successful business will be rewarding because of all your hard work.

Commong Cleaning Services For Businesses

When you own a business, you might not have time to clean after employees have left for the day. A cleaning service can come after hours to make sure the business is in pristine condition for the employees as well as the employers. Most industrial cleaning services are provided at least twice a week, some more often depending on the size of the business.

A cleaning service will focus on making sure the customers are impressed with the work that is done. There is usually a team of cleaners who will work in different areas of the building so that the work is done as quickly as possible. When the overall business and the offices are clean, it can help to boost the morale of the people who work there. The company will work with the schedule of the business, coming when it’s necessary. Companies have the proper tools and products needed to safely clean the business while leaving it with a fresh smell.

There are basic services that are offered when it comes to cleaning. All of the bathrooms are cleaned and disinfected. When illnesses seem to spread more during the year, the company will likely disinfect other areas of the business as well. All of the trash is emptied, and paper towels are stocked for the next day. If there are stairs or an elevator in the building, hten these areas are cleaned as well.

All of the vacuuming, sweeping and mopping is done after the small tasks are completed so that the floors are as clean as possible. A focus is placed on office areas as well as the entrance and any waiting areas for customers. Tables are cleaned, and magazines are straightened. Some companies will clean the windows while others can often refer the business to someone who can clean windows if desired. Any cafeteria or kitchen areas are cleaned, including large trash cans and appliances. Some cleaning services offer a day porter who can stay at the business to clean during the day. This is something to consider for larger businesses that take longer to clean at one time.