Weekly Round-Up #325: App Development, Aptitude Tests, Solitaire & Libraries

Weekly Round-Up #325: App Development, Aptitude Tests, Solitaire & Libraries


In this week’s round-up we take a look at why you might need an app for your business, how to hire a developer and, if you’re being hired for a role, what you can expect from aptitude tests. We also go back to the past with some good old fashioned solitaire and also give you some advice on how to store all those books you are really, really going to be reading soon!

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Welcome to this week’s round-up, I hope you have had a fun and productive week.

In this week’s round-up we take a look at why you might need an app for your business, how to hire a developer and, if you’re being hired for a role, what you can expect from aptitude tests. We also go back to the past with some good old fashioned solitaire and also give you some advice on how to store all those books you are really, really going to be reading soon!

Instagram Statistics Every Marketer Needs To Know – CellPhoneDeal

As of December 2021 Instagram had 2 billion users so that’s nothing to be sniffed at. With the rise of reels as their answer to TikTok it’s never been easier to get your companies brand and message in front of a highly targeted audience and Stories allow you to show short adverts to thousands of users in minutes of publication.

So if you’re looking to branch out into social media marketing on Instagram in 2023 then CellPhoneDeal has some interesting statistics and pointers to get your campaign off the ground.

How To Hire A Great Mobile App Developer – Toptal

You might not think you need a mobile app but with so many different browsers across so many different mobile phones even the best web developer can struggle to make your website work consistently across all these devices – believe me, I’ve been there!

Weekly Round-Up #239: Remote Working, Bathroom Etiquette and The Carbon Footprint Of Furniture
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Creating a dedicated app for your business allows you to have much greater control over the functionality and user experience, but how to you find the right developer for the job?

While this article is a bit technical, if you’re asking a recruitment consultant to help you with the hiring processes then this will give you some idea of what questions they should be asking potential candidates so you know you’re getting someone with the right technical expertise.

Aptitude Tests: Uncovered And Explained In Our Big Fat Guide – WikiJob

When applying for a new job, such as an app developer role as mentioned above, you may find yourself faced with an aptitude test. Commonly they’re used to check that you have the skillset you’ve said you have on your resume or application form and that you can actually do what you say you can.

Some jobs can require you to take part in a numeracy test, others (as I have sat) may require you to write a small computer program or code a website, it will all depend on the job you’re applying for and what that company are looking for.

So if you want to know what the most common types of test see some sample questions then WikiJob has you covered.

Realistic Fitness Goals Ideas – Nordic Lifting

It’s the new year so a lot of us will be busy making resolutions – but are they realistic? You might say you want to train for a marathon when Couch to 5K would be more attainable for you.

So how do you know what realistic goals are and how do you set them? Nordic Lifting breaks it down for you so you can hopefully set fitness goals that will be able to keep up with.

Make Time For Me Time: Who Needs It & How To Spend It – IvyPanda

Juggling family, home life, social responsibilities and more can make it difficult to find time for you and quite often you might even wonder if making time for yourself is even worth it. The answer to that question is yes, it completely is!

If you’re not convinced on why making time for yourself is so important then IvyPanda covers what “Me time” is, what happens if you don’t have it, some rules, some idea and more.

5 Inexpensive Ways To Cover A Chain-Link Fence For Privacy – Angi

If you have a chain link fence separating you from your neighbour, the fact that it’s pretty much “see through” can be a little disconcerting. If you’re unable to replace the fence with something more substantial – perhaps due to cost or planning laws – then what can you do to make your garden more private?

Angi has 5 ideas for you to cover your fence that won’t break the bank and, as they’re temporary you should hopefully not fall foul of any planning laws.

Perimenopause Symptoms Statistics 2022 – Forth

One thing that’s still not talked about enough is the menopause. The symptoms can have a massive impact on how people live their lives, from the hormonal changes causing a wide range of issues.

While people often associate menopause with women in their 50s, Perimenopause – a precursor to the “full” menopause – and this commonly starts between the ages of 40-44 but can start as early as people’s 30s.

So if you’ve been experiencing digestive issues, brain fog and fatigue amongst other symptoms you might be entering perimenopause – don’t worry though! It’s perfectly normal but it’s important to be aware of what’s happening to your body and what effects there may be.

Solitaire – SolitaiRed

I used to love playing solitaire on Windows 3.1 (showing my age now, aren’t I?!) but as it’s no longer included on Windows you can now get nostalgic by playing online – just don’t spend too long on this website, okay?

Digital Photography Basics – An Incredible Beginners Guide To Taking Great Photos – My Comfort Haven

I don’t know about you but I find digital cameras quite confusings. Sure, I can get great photos leaving the camera on the “Auto” setting but I feel like I am missing out – and certainly not getting my money’s worth from an expensive bit of kit.

So how can you take better digital photos without getting confused or taking an expensive course? My Comfort Haven have broken down their guide into 9 handy sections ranging from what camera you should get to basic photography principles.

Everything You Need To Know About Creating Your Home Library – ISN

If you’re like me you’ll buy a book, stick it on a shelf, buy another book, stick that on a shelf – rinse and repeat until you have dozens or even hundreds of books you need to find a home for.

Weekly Round-Up #111:  Time Management Tips,  A New App For Managing  Your Time & Become  An Alexa Master
In this week's round-up we look at a couple of time management techniques which each claim to be the only one you'll need - and whether we may be getting too hung up on time management rather than actually spending time doing things. Plus, learn how to use Amazon Alexa...

While most of us aren’t able to have the type of library fit for an English Manor House, there are ways you can stylishly organise your book collection and with that in mind Inspection Support Network (ISN) covers all of the important factors you need to consider. From weight to mold, you’ll know how to build a library all bibliophiles will be jealous of.

Have A Great Week

I hope you have enjoyed this round-up, as always if you have any links you like to share with me and my readers please contact me through the website or send me a tweet.

Until next time, Stay Productive!

About The Author
Katy is always trying to be more productive one day at a time! Whether it's analogue, digital, motivational or psychological who'll try any system that will help her get things done and get organised. As well as running FlippingHeck.com, she also loves making music and reviewing things.
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