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Dev Depot: Replace Flash Previews With Mobile-friendly Gifs

Dev Depot: Replace Flash Previews With Mobile-friendly Gifs
Originally introduced by CompuServe in 1987, the graphics interchange format (GIF) is one of the most widely used bitmap image types on the Internet, offering true cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility, small file sizes and robust support for animations and transparency. It is also “s... More »

Google Analytics: New Tools Are Rolled Out

Google Analytics: New Tools Are Rolled Out
In a recent Google Think Insights report entitled, The Customer Journey to Online Purchase (www.google.com/think/tools/customer-journey-to-online-purchase.html), the venerable search and stats company explains how website owners can better measure their website’s visitor activity and how this ... More »

Desktop App Review: Komodo Edit Slays Coding Complications

Desktop App Review: Komodo Edit Slays Coding Complications
When it comes to developing and maintaining a quality website, having the right tools to complete your projects on time and under budget is essential. While there are many options available for this task from plain text editors to advanced visual programming tools, different developers will have the... More »

MAP Quest: Fun Factory on Upholding MSRP in Retail

MAP Quest: Fun Factory on Upholding MSRP in Retail
Fun Factory CEO Frederic Walme recently sat down with XBIZ to discuss the company’s latest efforts in enforcing a Minimum Advertised Price Policy to reduce undercutting on Amazon.com and among competing retailers. What is the buzz about Fun Factory’s new MAP enforcement “movement&... More »

Bit Of Ass in Your Glass

Bit Of Ass in Your Glass
We’ve been watching events with almost baited breath here at Cherry HQ over the last month and take our hats off to our friends at MiKandi. They’ve done a great marketing campaign here, being lucky enough to be U.S.-based developers (the credentials needed to obtain a pair of Google Glas... More »

Dev Depot: Kraken, Boilerplate Mobile Magic

Dev Depot: Kraken, Boilerplate Mobile Magic
According to its developer, Chris Ferdinandi, Kraken (cferdinandi.github.io/kraken/) is a lightweight, mobile-first boilerplate for front-end website developers seeking to satisfy today’s audiences on the go. “Frameworks are awesome, but they often include a lot of stuff — way more... More »

Dev Depot: Make Better Decisions With A/B Testing

Dev Depot: Make Better Decisions With A/B Testing
When it comes to optimizing your adult website’s user experience, traffic and revenue streams, nothing can take the place of formalized testing: comparing one specific approach to another by splitting visitors between two variations of a particular element; such as images, design features or c... More »

When Worlds Collide: Lubes/Edible Products Build Brand Awareness

When Worlds Collide: Lubes/Edible Products Build Brand Awareness
Just as vinyl seems to have made a kind of comeback in the music world, so have tried-and-true methods of marketing pleasure products—particularly lubes and consumables—in the still relatively new 21st century universe called the Internet. More conventional, but no less effective approac... More »

Toy Stories: Retailers Keep Consumers Engaged

Toy Stories: Retailers Keep Consumers Engaged
Vibrators. Ben Wa Balls. Romantic games. Cuffs. Lingerie. It doesn’t matter what pleasure product you’re talking about, in this crowded, ultra competitive marketplace, the products don’t sell themselves. That’s why retail store owners and wholesalers continue to evolve with c... More »

Future in Focus: Toy, Novelty Market Growth

Future in Focus: Toy, Novelty Market Growth
What trends—current and future—drive the pleasure products market? How important is penetration into mainstream retail? What business strategies can be used to capitalize on sales opportunities? For a closer look at trends we contacted a sampling of pleasure product manufacturers. CalEx... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

See Bigger Picture, Participate and Stand United

Anyone who’s worked in the adult industry in the past five years knows the challenges we’ve faced. Some people have even questioned staying in the business. After all, between cheap content,... More »

Developing, Launching New Products

Last fall I discovered that voice-to-text had finally become useful on my mobile. It was 85 to 90 percent accurate in a quiet room. It felt like magic. Since then, my morning walk to work in Barcelona... More »

Tips to Improve Your Marketing Game

Back in the day, affiliates and traffic would virtually fall in your lap — and yes, the pun is intentional. You built a site, threw up some banners and, somehow, made money. Today, with the influx... More »
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