Archive | December 2010

Insequent bringing FB Places/Foursquare check-ins to Mobile Web app

Checkin

Coming in January consumers visiting any of our Merchant mobile websites will be able to check-in to their favorite Place app. This is another step in our quest to provide merchants with a single, SMS/web-accessed gateway to all things them.
One text of the merchant keyword to 55411 equals instant info, deals and social interaction. And no app to download.

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Mobile web growth: 1 in 5 internet users don’t use a computer

The

‘Mobile Only’ Internet Generation

The

percentage of mobile internet browsers who never or infrequently

use the desktop Internet *

Country %

Mobile Only

Asia 4

(India, China, Indonesia, Thailand)

43%
Africa 5

(South Africa, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya)

56%
US 25%
UK 22%
Other

Individual Countries

Egypt 70%
India 59%
South

Africa

57%
Ghana 55%
Kenya 54%
Nigeria 50%
Indonesia 44%
Thailand 32%
China 30%
Russia 19%
Data

gathered from July to November 2010 – N= 15,204
*

Infrequent mobile internet browsers use it once a month or less

Excerpted from GoMo News:

“It’s pretty well known at this point that in emerging countries, the majority of web access is done via mobile. What surprised me was the size of the Mobile Only audience already present in the UK and the US. 20% is a big chunk of mobile web users.”

See full article here.

SMS Appointment Reminders now part of InSequent’s Mobile Platform

Appt_reminder

If your business relies on appointments arriving as scheduled then you’ll love our new Appointment Reminder feature. Now, not only can you use the Outbound Messages portion of our platform for promotional messages, you can also use it for scheduling automatic SMS appointment reminders. Great for Doctors, Dentists, Vets, Hair Salons, Spas, Contractors and others who plan their day with appointments.

Personalize your Mobile Website

Color_themes

When you create your mobile website with InSequent you may now choose from four different color themes to suit your preference. Mobile website, keyword and short code – everything you need to connect, and stay connected, with on the go consumers.

InSequent launches Mobile Messaging upgrades

Message_screen

Due to popular demand we have launched several new features to our mobile messaging module. A “Set it and Forget it” feature allows you to schedule the same message to be sent at a specified day and time automatically. For example, you could set a message reminding all your customers of your Monday Night Football Party to go out every Monday at noon.

We also added an “Appointment Reminder” feature so Doctors, Dentists, hair salons etc can send an automatic reminder to their patients/customers at a specified time before their appointment.

These are just a couple of handy features that are part of our Version 1.13 release on 12/12.

Insequent releasing V1.13 December 12

Software_update

The major components of the release will include:

1.
Publishing an API to interact with the InSequent engine
2.
Appointment Reminder functionality
3.
Advertising feed into the mobile websites

We will also be going live with two white label customers.