Tips

Dropbox – Forcefully Download Shared Files And Folder

Quick tips and tricks to download shared files and folder from the Shared URLs links

Today many people , organization are using dropbox for file sharing and storage. Some People uses dropbox to share and store files on daily basis..

We are come across the scenario where we need to download the shared file from dropbox and process it in our system. To make it automated process we need to forcefully download files from the shared URLs link

So here is some trick and tips to download the file / folder forcefully from shared links

Forcefully Download DropBox File From Shared URL

To bypass the preview page replace www with dl and dropbox with dropboxusercontent in your URL. For example

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xttkmuvu7hh72vu/MyFile.pdf

Becomes:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/xttkmuvu7hh72vu/MyFile.pdf

Forcefully Download Entire DropBox Folder From Shared URL

Forcefully Download Entire DropBox Folder From Shared URL You can also download the entire SHARED Dropbox folder files forcefully by adding following dl=1 as a querystring parameter in shared URL. For Example here is the shared links for folder.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xttkmuvu7hh72vu

Becomes:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xttkmuvu7hh72vu?dl=1

Web Apps – Run Into Full Screen Mode.

This article is about to provide quick tips on how to run your responsive web application in to the IOS ( Iphone OR IPAD) as full screen playback mode ( very similar to native app)

Note : it will only work after the user has added the web site to the home screen and when the user launches the site independently of Mobile Safari.

1 Meta Tag for “App” Mode

If you want to provide a feature to the users so they can add the your application into home screen and launch it from home screen something similar to native application. then all you need to do is to add following meta tag into head section of the webpage It will display your bookmarked webapp in a full-screen mode.

<meta content=”yes” name=”apple-mobile-web-app-capable” />

You can also detect that if user is in this which mode by checking the “window.navigator.standalone” property. It will return true if the webapp is in full-screen and false otherwise. This is really usefull if you want to display different informations whether you are in a full-screen mode or not.

2 Application Icons on Home Screen

If you want your webapp to have it’s own customized icon when it’s bookmarked on the homepage, then following link into your web page.

<link href=”icon.png” rel=”apple-touch-icon” />

The image must be a “png” file. The iPhone will automatically add a “glossy” effect to your image.

On older iPhones, which used 56×56 icons, and the iPad, which uses 72×72 icons, the graphic automatically scales down.

If you use “apple-touch-icon-precomposed”, you should have a link like this in the “head” section of your webapp:

When user add the your web application to home screen the customized icon will be download and set to the home screen if you don’t specify the custom icon then it will take default icon.

3 Startup Screen / Splash Screen

It’s good have a the startup splashscreen when your application launch in native mode, You can set the startup by adding following link tag

<link href=”splash.png” rel=”apple-touch-startup-image” />

Once again, the image must be a “png” file. This time, it MUST also be exactly 320px wide by 460px high, otherwise the image won’t appear.

4 How to instruct the user to use this feature if they want to:

If you have implemented this feature into your web pages it’s good to instruct the user to about this feature when it comes to your site see following screen for more detail there is open source script available for adding this feature :

You can review the documentation is at here :

http://cubiq.org/add-to-home-screen

4 Tips To Improve Your E-Commerce Website

4 Tips To Improve Your E-Commerce Website

Having an e-commerce website which does not convert your visitors to customers does not make much sense. It is important for your online store to generate sales by displaying the details what customer is looking for. In this blog we’ll share some of the tips which can help you improve the performance of your e-commerce website.

4 Tips For E-Commerce Website

1. Right Look n Feel

While designing your e-commerce website, you need to analyze who are the target audience. In case the website is for a luxury brand, then it should have a nice portfolio section, along with very well-defined colors to give the website the right aesthetics. If the e-commerce website is selling a product with lots of brands and variations, then the website should allow navigation/ links to various pages for visitors to identify the right page to browse the product. Hence having the right ‘look n feel’ will help you create the right message for its audience.

2. Action based layout

It is not enough for the website to demonstrate the wide range of products or easy navigation which it may offer to its visitors. However, in addition the website should have clear call to action buttons/ sections which allow the visitor to action (buy your product). This will definitely help you to achieve more sales/ leads from your website.

3. Quick Checkout

When your customer makes a decision to do purchase, ensure that he is able to buy the product quickly/ easily. Many websites try to push the customer to but similar & complimentary products before they purchase, this leads to customer not buying any product at all. Try to have a professional Paypal account instead of the standard one which takes the customer to external Paypal page.

4. Mobile Compatible

When your customers are on the move, the only way for them to reach you is though their mobiles. It has now become a necessity for your website to have mobile compatibility. A rich mobile based experience will allow your customer to do more in less time and remain loyal to your online store.

All the suggestions above are part of best practices for E-commerce websites. Potenza’s e-commerce team can help you achieve more with your e-commerce store, reach to our team today.