Moody
Applying
Technology to
Your Business
Challenges
jācapps develops custom software applications including mobile apps, web applications, and other digital technologies
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Discover
and Define
We work with you to discover your business needs and define the project scope
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Design
and Plan
We combine skill and strategy to make sure your apps look great and are easy to use
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Develop
and Build
Our development teams bring your application to life
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Deploy
and Support
Once deployed, we continue to provide support for anything regarding your app
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moody
Applying Technology to Your Business Challenges

jācapps develops custom software applications including mobile apps, web applications, and other digital technologies

big fm
Discover and Define

We work with you to discover your business needs and define the project scope

town crier wire
Design and Plan

We combine skill and strategy to make sure your apps look great and are easy to use

michigan public
Develop and Build

Our development teams bring your application to life

podmn
Deploy and Support

Once deployed, we continue to provide support for anything regarding your app

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Our highly collaborative, four-step process results in outstanding custom apps. We discover, design, develop and deploy. We work with you to find the inspiration to move forward and to determine what your needs are. Because we are dedicated to your success, we keep a close eye on the apps once they’ve been launched for any potential problems and to help you navigate the inevitable new devices and software updates.

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What Are You Talkin’ About?

By Fred Jacobs | July 12, 2024

Producing and executing a successful personality show has only gotten more challenging over the years. While there are amazing prep tools – including AI – it still comes down to making the right choices on topics that connect with your station’s target audience. Fortunately, there’s research for that, guides to ensure you’re talking about the most relatable topics for your audience. Let’s go to the numbers.

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AI Glasses: Futuristic Fashion or Party Trick?

By Fred Jacobs | July 11, 2024

When we were walking the halls of CES this January, we came upon a great display from Ray-Ban.  They were showcasing a re-imagined pair of…

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What’s The State Of New Music Discovery?

By Fred Jacobs | July 11, 2024

How and where do consumers discover new music today and does radio still play a role in that process? Today’s #TBT post is a journey back to 2021, not so long ago in real time, but for radio and records, it may seem like a much longer trip back into the past. Even then, radio’s role in the discovery process was greatly diminished. But that post asked some “what if?” questions that might still hold up today. You often need to understand your history in order to make sense of the present while you try to plan for an uncertain future. So what’s the best new song YOU’VE heard lately? And where did you first hear it?

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Even If You’re On The Air, Your Voice Still Counts

By Fred Jacobs | July 10, 2024

As the radio business in the U.S. is roiled by competition and changing times, the industry’s core assets – its air talent – continue to feel the pressure. Every year, Jacobs Media in collaboration with Morning Show Boot Camp conduct the AQ survey, a look inside the hearts and minds of radio’s VIPs – its talent. Here’s the story this year and where we’ll need your help.

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When The Trolls Go On The Attack, Sometimes The Best Response…

By Fred Jacobs | July 9, 2024

There’s no shortage of angry, frustrated people in the world – especially on social media. And when you or your station is attacked, the easy response is the swift response. But when the attacker is the CEO of one of the world’s most successful companies, it may require a different response that’s usually more effective, especially when the bully in question is none other than Elon Musk. How do you and/or your station respond when the going gets tough and those trolls come out of the woodwork?

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What Are You Talkin’ About?

By Fred Jacobs | July 12, 2024

Producing and executing a successful personality show has only gotten more challenging over the years. While there are amazing prep tools – including AI – it still comes down to making the right choices on topics that connect with your station’s target audience. Fortunately, there’s research for that, guides to ensure you’re talking about the most relatable topics for your audience. Let’s go to the numbers.

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AI Glasses: Futuristic Fashion or Party Trick?

By Fred Jacobs | July 11, 2024

When we were walking the halls of CES this January, we came upon a great display from Ray-Ban.  They were showcasing a re-imagined pair of…

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our blog

Four Questions On The 4th

July 3, 2024

Welcome to “Halftime 2024.” This 4th of July holiday marks the mid-point of the year. As this holiday full of barbeques and fireworks is upon us, I’ve got four fundamental questions to answer for our radio stations, our companies, and ourselves. Enjoy your time off and today’s post.

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In The New Media World, Is Success A RIght Or A Privilege?

July 2, 2024

The deluge of new media and technology compels us to think differently, whether you’re an FM radio station in Minot or you’re Microsoft. Last month, the CEO of the latter challenged the industry and his own company to be more relevant or face the inevitable thinning of the media and technology herd. In today’s post, I’ve taken that charge seriously, providing three good examples of how to pivot a career and make it work. Will it be inspiration to you at this time in your career cycle? You tell me.

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Is It “AI” Or Al? (And Does Anyone Care?)

July 1, 2024

Radio’s issue with AI – or vice-versa – get more interesting with each passing week. The newest episode comes from television where a certain high-profile network sports personality has given his permission to use his voice for a high-profile marketing campaign around the upcoming Summer Olympics in Paris. There are major implications with using the AI voice of a superstar talent for promotional purposes, something radio broadcasters will eventually have to deal with, probably sooner rather than later.

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