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Jan 27

6 Tips to Boost Sales on your WooCommerce Website

WooCommerce is the eCommerce solution of choice here at Grenade. It is by far the cheapest and easiest way to launch your eCommerce business and start earning money. Below is a list of valuable tips that we have accumulated through running and developing various WooCommerce stores. 1. Gain trust by…
Nov 23

Inside Grenade Part III: FreshBooks, WiseCash

In this third and final instalment of the Inside Grenade series I'm going to cover two extremely useful cloud-based finance and accounting services that we use on a daily basis at Grenade. Both of these tools offer affordable pricing options and are aimed at small-to-medium sized businesses as well as…
Nov 02
Phone with logo of Google AdWords, a network that serves animated banner ads

Get Flashy with Animated Banner Ads – Part 2

In Part 1 of this tutorial we discussed ways of making animated banner ads with your favourite software. Part 2 discusses how to get these ads online and make sure your target market sees them - so read on! Advertising Networks Google AdWords One of the largest online advertising networks…
Oct 06

Hey WordPress, my apps are hungry for XML-RPC!

We've been quite busy here at Grenade lately. We recently launched a WordPress plugin called WooCommerce Events which allows you to add seamless event and ticketing functionality to your installed WooCommerce plugin for WordPress. Keep an eye on our blog for more information about it coming some time soon! We…
Sep 22

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of WordPress Themes

WordPress has grown to become one of the most popular CMS platforms with good reason. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power their websites, which range from blogs, company sites, news sites, magazines, wedding galleries, portfolios etc. WordPress appeals to a large audience as it is easy to…
Sep 07

How to Generate APN Certificates on Windows Using OpenSSL

I'm sure that as an iOS developer you have at some stage needed to integrate Apple's Push Notifications service into one of your apps. Do you prefer working on Windows for your other projects? Or do you perhaps not have regular access to a Mac? Is your Mac still at the…
Aug 24

Inside Grenade Part II: Freshdesk, Asana, TribeHR

In Part 1 of Inside Grenade, we looked at Google Apps for Work and I explained how we use it at Grenade and gave reasons why it's a great solution for just about any business ranging from start-ups to corporates. In this post I'm going to list 3 web-based applications…
Aug 11

Get Flashy with Animated Banner Ads – Part 1

We've all seen them while browsing the Internet: colourful, flashing pictures that beg for attention on almost every website. Animated banner ads are everywhere. Whether you find them annoying or interesting, they've undoubtedly become an important online marketing tactic. If done professionally, animated banner ads can increase your brand recognition…
Jul 13

Pure Vanilla Android Yumminess

Waddaya Got?! What kind of phone do you have? iPhone? Samsung? LG? HTC? Sony? Huawei? Acer? Asus? Nexus? It seems like quite a few different types of devices but if you own one of these phones, it will most likely run one of two operating systems: iOS (Apple iPhone) or…