Raise a virtual hand if you actually enjoy grocery shopping. Not many people do! If you’re like many Americans, a weekly excursion to the store can take up a huge chunk of valuable time. Now, with this week’s Must Have App, Rosie, your groceries can come to you!
This is a guest post written and contributed by Daniela Sztulwark (@danielaszt), marketing manager at BlazeMeter, a Rackspace Cloud Tools partner. BlazeMeter (www.blazemeter.com) is a self-service, web and mobile load testing platform (PaaS) providing developers an enterprise grade, out-of-the-box load testing solution and is 100 percent compatible with the popular open source softwares Apache JMeter™ and Selenium.
A few months ago we had the opportunity to take on a project that would bring Rackspace Cloud Files together with SharePoint web sites. This would be in the form of a SharePoint 2013 app where you would have the ability to log into your Rackspace Cloud account and have access to your cloud storage. Since file collaboration and sharing is in high demand, we also wanted to give you the ability to share files stored in your cloud storage with other people — regardless of whether or not that person has access to the SharePoint site. This would be a step toward facilitating collaboration between SharePoint and non-SharePoint users.
If you’ve tried Match.com or OkCupid with the hopes of finding your dream date, it can be a little overwhelming and scary. These dating sites help individuals meet each other, but what if you can’t decide what to do on your date? This week’s Must Have App HowAboutWe.com takes a totally different approach to dating by starting with the most important part first, the activity itself! Now, it’s easier than ever to find that perfect someone or the perfect something, all thanks to the cloud.
Digital books are a great alternative to the real thing – they’re portable and better for the environment. But there are certain attributes for a printed copy that a digital book just can’t recreate. And without a printed copy on display on your desk or on your shelf you might miss out on the opportunity to connect with a co-worker or friend who is reading the same book. Now you can catch that opportunity in the digital age, thanks to this week’s Must Have App, BookShout! This app builds a community around books for executives to read with employees; students to read and study with each other; and friends to interact and discover new books.
Finding, hiring and managing freelancers and contractors is a juggling act, especially if you’re a startup or small business. From waking up at 2 a.m. to jump on Skype, to coordinating an idea from start to finish, project outrourcing takes up a lot of time. This week’s Must Have App, Ziptask, offers a cloud-based web app designed specifically for outsourcing projects, so businesses don’t have to manage it.
Thousands of apps are developed every day and millions more are downloaded to devices. Yet, it’s still so hard to find those innovative apps, the ones that are really worth your time and download, especially in the cloud industry.
Everyone wants to release the next hot app or bulletproof their website. But until now, it took a unique breed to thoroughly test them and to ensure they’ll perform at scale. That’s because functional and performance testing have traditionally been challenging, complex, costly and time-consuming.