I want to be fresh and hip and all that so I started brainstorming. You may have seen something about that on the international news. The culmination of that storm is the Barba Wit & Wisdom mobile app. Yep, you heard that right, an app for your mobile device that ups the Barba ante. This app has four menu selections to fill your barba hunger.
There is a Twitter page where you will receive up-to-the-minute tweets from @RamblingBarba, fed directly into the app.
There is a link page filled with clicks to all things Barba on the web. Just pick your destination and touch the link and your phone browser will whisk you away to some web-based Barba wonderland.
There is a contact page where you can open a blank email addressed to yours truly. Go ahead and send me some mail, ask me some questions or just give me a prayer request.
Finally, there is the home page. This is where the Wit & Wisdom and exclusive content come in. The home page will be filled with on-the-go content from me. This will be stuff that is not on the blog page so only app users will get it. Don’t worry–these are going to be periodic and small. The idea is to share a quote or a random thought or a photo as I run across them during my week, not to burn all your data download.
Sounds pretty cool, huh? As they say, “That’s not all,” it’s completely…
Meaning it will cost you nothing. Zip. Nada. Can you believe it? I can’t either. An added benefit to the Barba Wit & Wisdom app is that when hot news happens in our world we can simply push a notification directly to your app and you will be the first to know. For instance, we find great import coffee in the capital and I want to celebrate. Ok, maybe we’ll reserve that feature for something more note worthy.
Click here to go to the web page for a download or you can test run it in your device’s web browser.
Android Users: Make sure you have selected the ability to install non-Market apps in your application settings. I have the app .apk file available if you have trouble with the site. Just email me I will send it to you.
iPhone/iPad Users: I’m very sorry but at the moment I can’t afford the $100/year fee to add the app to iTunes. If someone has an iTunes store and would host it, that would be great, but for a free app I can’t do it. You can use it in your browser at the above URL and just create a desktop shortcut.
Windows Mobile Users: Same as IOS, the $100 fee for placing the app in the App Hub is outside of my budget. You can download it from the website here or if you would like I can send you the app in .xap format for your phone then you can sideload it.
To the right is the QR code graphic. If you want you can scan it and load the app that way, I’m told.
There you have it, more Barba for the same great price—FREE. That sounds like a win for everyone involved. Below is what the App icon will look like on your device desktop.