Mobile Apps



screenshotHaving a web presence alone is no longer sufficient, as online activity continues to shift to mobile. Simply put, smartphone apps have become too important a marketing tool for small business owners to do without.

Smartphone usage has been rapidly growing at an exponential rate as of late. Nearly three-quarters of our population in the UK check their mobile phones at least once per hour, according to a Gallup survey.  Almost all – 90 percent – of that mobile-phone time is now devoted to using apps, analysis reveals. We now spend more time looking at our mobile phones than we do watching television.

This rise in mobile-phone usage means that smartphone apps have become a key marketing tool for companies of all sizes, including small businesses. Mobile apps increase engagement with customers. They boost repeat visits, and permit a wide variety of online transactions, including the deployment of loyalty cards, push promotions, and eCommerce transactions.  Apps deliver coupons and send announcements that build your sales with customers. Apps also accelerate contact with your company, which enhances relationships with customers in a world where speedy responses are prized by buyers. Smartphone icons even help build brands by providing a visual design that customers recognize.

Engage with customers promote your brand and boost your business.

Some Simple Business App Features included:

• Push Notification • Click-To-Call • Booking • Calendar • Contact • Discount Coupons • Facebook • Fan Wall • Forms • Images • In App Messages • Inbox • Links • Loyalty Cards • Maps • Newswall • Places • Tips Calculator • Videos • Weather • Set Meal • QR Coupons  (items will vary depending on business type).

How much?

Our new app building system allows us to build your business app for a very small cost compared with our competitors, every app will be different but we can safely say that using some set items above we can fine tune to your business requirements, depending on how many functions you need for your app we can price accordingly.

Using your design logo and brand your new app will look professional, feel professional and also make you stand out from the crowd, your competitors will drool with envy and more importantly, your customers will be thrilled with your advanced customer service and communication.

Call me to discuss your requirements or to purchase your app Dave 020 8786 6903

*** Don't need an app? No problem, CLICK HERE to refer us an app customer and we will give you £100 ***

Your app will cost £325 per year with a one off set up fee of £95 and will be available on iPhone and Android Phones.

If you have bespoke custom app requirements please call me on the number above.

We build apps for traditional business, online businesses, artists,  plus lots more.

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Below is an app I built for myself, this is for my rock band. Please go to your app store and look up "Ransom Rocks" download it and see what it does.

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We also build apps for solo artists...

Below is an app I built for myself, this is for my self promotion as a youtube blogger and guitarist (my part time love of playing the guitar). Please go to your app store and look up "Dave Barlow Guitar" download it and see what it does.

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Opening The App
The app will be free to download for all of your potential clients or ongoing customer base and will open on a home page with icon links to general information about you or your company including contact details etc (more on this further down the page). This will allow your potential clients to see more detail about you and your company at a glance.
You will find the app to be an invaluable marketing tool for you and your business and each app is built around you or your business so no two apps will look the same, some apps may feature different functions due to the nature of the business so I have identified all the available functions below.

A Word of Warning
The more complicated your app, the more difficult it will be for end users to use or engage with you, keep it simple just like a business card, just show enough information to create intrigue or curiosity.
Functions for users:
Features included: In our standard package, we have 16 items available but we are pretty sure you will not need them all, remember, keep it simple.

1. Push Notification
Push notification feature enables you send time sensitive notifications (updates, special offers, happy hours, alerts, info, invitations etc) to your users. These notifications will appear as a popup on their phones even if the app is not opened. Unlike in app messages that enter the inbox, push messages popup on phone screens and when clicked opens the app home page or you can set for a specific page of your app to be linked and redirected to. You can send your notification to all your users or only to those who have subscribed to specific topics. You can choose if you want to send your notification now or on a specific date. With Geo fencing, you can choose to send the messages to a radius of specified location. (can be users who are currently in the area or send to the users who are and will enter in the area - 'geo activated push')

2. Click-To-Call
Any number can be accessed by your phone, this is standard,

3. Booking
Drive more traffic to your restaurant or any business and increase revenue by letting users make a reservation right through the app. If you have multiple locations, users can book for any of the locations and that location manager or whoever is in charge will receive an email notification to confirm the booking.

4. Calendar
This feature will enable you to share with your users the place and date of your events. You can integrate with iCal, Facebook events or create a custom page for your event. Make sure users never miss your big day by letting them track your events and purchase tickets via online ticketing platforms integrated with the app.

5. Contact
Make it easy for your app users, clients and potential clients to get in touch. Offer them an all in one feature that they can use to call you, email you, visit your website, visit your Facebook page, follow you on twitter or find your business on a map.

6 Facebook
This feature enables you to add your Facebook fan page to your app to keep your customers, fans and prospects updated on all your latest news. It’s an effective way to reach new users and build your mobile community

7. Forms
We create a Form to provide users with an easy way to communicate with you right through the app. This feature enables users to send feedback, report issues, ask questions, submit application or join your mailing list, as well as share locations and upload photos. submissions are set to a preset email address.

8. Images
With this feature, you can create a beautiful gallery to post photos of your products, company, team, or events by easily connecting your photo-sharing services (picasso and instagram) or uploading the pictures from your computer. A gallery is worth a million words!

9. Link
Add this feature to enable users to open external web pages right through the app. For example, if you’re a charity organization, you can include a link to your fundraising page. This is also how you display a webpage or website in your app. Just enter the link for the website. When users open this feature, it will wrap the webpage or website linked nicely.

10. Links
Provide users with a list of links to useful resources or external web pages that may interest them. For example, for an event app, you can include links to sponsors’ websites

11. Loyalty Card
Add a Loyalty Card to your app to increase customer loyalty and encourage repeat business. Users collect stamps each time they make a purchase and get rewards when they complete the card. Turn one-time shoppers into loyal customers by rewarding them for choosing your store time and time again. It’s a great way to keep users coming back for more! For example, “buy 3 pizza and get 1 FREE”. Here 3 loyalty points gives you 1 free pizza. Each time you buy a pizza, to validate a loyalty point the business owner or whoever is in charge must enter a four-digit password. As with loyalty stamp card where the client must show his card to the retailer for stamping it, with our loyalty card, the client has to show his smartphone and the retailer has to enter his four-digit password to validate a point.

12. Maps
Display the exact location of your business, event, or office right on the app, making it easy for users to get direction to that location. By making yourself easy to find, you do both your visitors and your organization a big favor. You will put your visitors in a better frame of mind by cutting out the frustration of finding their way to you.

13. WordPress
WordPress feature allows you to integrate the content of a WordPress blog in your app.

14. Places
With this feature, you can create a list of geolocated places and have them displayed on a map. If the user opens a location, they will be able to get the path and directions to this location, by walking or driving. The listing of the locations is orderly sort according to the distance between the locations and the user, from closest to farthest. A multi chain restaurant, supermarket, franchise, etc can use this to list all their locations and users will see the one closest to them with directions.

15. Videos
Showcase your marketing videos, how-to videos, tutorials, and more by connecting your video channels. You’ll be able to integrate videos from YouTube galleries, Podcast and Vimeo.

Streaming apps. (Bespoke custom app)

Just like many music apps in the market place today our client needed a professional looking app for their music streaming service.

Similar to Spotify but much simpler to use the music loaded into the app is license free music and can be streamed anywhere. The app is generally used by Cafes, Restaurants, Beauty Salons, Gyms, Therapists and also private users.

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