Amazon Rapids Review

Amazon Rapids, the chat fiction that encourages kids to read by presenting stories in the form of text message conversations, is now going free. Previously, Amazon had been charging $2.99 per month for a subscription that allows unlimited access to its story collection, which now numbers in the hundreds.

Amazon Rapids kicked off in November 2016, aiming to grab the attention of kids into chat fiction apps like Hooked, Yarn, Tap, etc., which usually attract teens. But Amazon Rapids was designed to be kid-friendly, cutting out all the inappropriate stuff like swearing and mature themes you’d find in those other apps. It’s all about fun and silly stories for kids aged 5 to 12, without trying to hook them with endless cliffhangers or scare them.

Plus, the app added some cool educational bits like a built-in glossary and a read-along mode to give younger readers a hand.

How popular is Rapids by Amazon?

Sensor Tower data shows Amazon Rapids has only been downloaded about 10.000-50.000 times, with most of those on iOS. Since subscription money goes straight to Amazon, not through app stores, there’s no info on how much they’ve made. It’s not super popular on the App Store, sitting at No. 1105 for iPhone downloads in Education and No. 1001 on iPad. The highest it ever got was No. 65 on iPad.

Average Clients Rating – 3.6

Business books to read in 2022: TOP picks

The COVID pandemic has changed habits and reassigned priorities for all of us. There is, however, a segment of people whose natural way to treat crisis is to use the opportunities it offers: the entrepreneurs.

With an unprecedented economy stimulus coming from the U.S. Federal Reserve, the idea of starting new business (or investing in an existing one) became even more popular than previously. This, however, requires a certain level of preparation: you definitely don’t want to learn on your own mistakes losing money. Thankfully, business and entrepreneurship is the field where there are tons of useful and inspiring books to learn from.

But how to navigate through those thousands of books and authors? Let’s make an overview of the most in-demand business ebooks as of 2022.

Finance and Investments Business ebooks

Strongly recommended is “The Intelligent Investor” by Benjamin Graham, an eminent economist and investor of the 20th century. He has created a guide that has inspired millions of people around the world for 70 years. Since its first publication in 1949, the book has become a veritable bible of the stock market. The modern edition is supplemented by comments by financial journalist Jason Zweig, who draws parallels between Graham’s examples and modern realities, and also provides a deeper understanding of how to adapt the author’s philosophy to everyday life.

Internet Technology (IT) E-Book

The ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) is a framework for standardizing the selection, planning, provision, maintenance and the entire life cycle of IT services in a company. The goal is to improve efficiency and achieve predictable service delivery. 

The ITIL books cover key concepts of service management, the four dimensions of service management, the ITIL service value system, and ITIL management practices.

Entrepreneurship Books

This is an extremely wide field of study, incorporating both motivational, inspiring books with those designed to improve hard skills. As for the first option, the “Money: Master the Game” by Tony Robbins keeps first place in our wish list.

Another must-read is “Think and grow rich” by Napoleon Hill. This bestseller was written in the end of the 20th century and has been reprinted over 40 times. In his book, the author has collected the stories of famous millionaires of his time who stubbornly went towards their goals.

Build a universal web app with Nuxt.js

Nuxt.js is a non-official framework that brings together Vue, Vue Router, and Vuex, and was inspired by the similar React-based framework Next.js.

Nuxt.js is a non-official framework that brings together Vue, Vue Router, and Vuex, and was inspired by the similar React-based framework Next.js. It takes a convention-over-configuration approach to remove a lot of the boilerplate from the process of developing Vue applications. Nuxt’s conventions reduce the time it takes to build out sophisticated Vue applications, but almost every aspect of the framework can be overridden, tweaked, and customized.

Although that in itself is an attractive proposition, Nuxt’s killer feature is its support for server-side rendering (SSR). As you’re probably aware, creating JavaScript apps that can be rendered on the server as well as on the client (often referred to as universal web applications) is a very useful technique for improving first-load performance and SEO.

SSR is commonly quite a complicated thing to put in place, so Nuxt really scores here by making the process relatively straightforward and painless. As if that wasn’t enough, it now supports static site generation as well, allowing you to get the performance and SEO benefits of SSR on cheap, static-page hosting.

For more on Nuxt.js check out chapter 6 from Sitepoint book Jump Start Vue.js.

Jump Start Vue.js

In this chapter of Jump Start Vue.js you’ll build the staff directory app pictured above that will will fetch data from a remote API and display it in a custom component on the home page. Clicking one of the items will take the user through to a detail page with more information.

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