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kirkmbrown2001
03-08-2012, 08:08 PM
Hey Everyone!

So I came across a website where you can make a FREE app for your business that is compatible with android, blackberry, Iphones, Ipads, and more. I thought it was too good to be true so I tried it and it is exactly as I stated, not only free, but very cool!

The website is: http://mobile.conduit.com/

So why should a lawn care business have a mobile app?

With technology always evolving and tablets will soon be out-selling computers, it is important for every company to attempt to keep up with the times. A mobile app will alow your customers to contact you at anytime and more importantly, ANYWHERE! Will you get 100 app downloads a day for a lawn care business? I HIGHLY doubt it. Will you get a few loyal customers to give it a try, probably. Even if your customers don't have a smartphone but see you have an app, they will think that your customer service is excellent. Any attemps you take to improve customer service and communication will show potential customers that you truly care about them and their feedback. Plus it is FREE! Only your time is lost with creating it, not hundreds of dollars like what some businesses pay to have an app created for them.

Here is a link to where you can see the app I created for my business: http://kirkslawncare.mobapp.at/

Here are some screenshots of my app:

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p291/kirkmbrown2001/KLCAppScreenshot200x300.png http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p291/kirkmbrown2001/ScreenShot1200x300.png http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p291/kirkmbrown2001/ScreenShot2180.png http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p291/kirkmbrown2001/ScreenShot3180.png http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p291/kirkmbrown2001/ScreenShot5180.png

JDT Property Care
03-09-2012, 10:12 AM
Kirk, this is awesome! How many customers have you gotten to download the app so far? how long have you had it out there?

kirkmbrown2001
03-09-2012, 02:47 PM
Kirk, this is awesome! How many customers have you gotten to download the app so far? how long have you had it out there?


I have had the app for 3 days. The site shows that I have had 4 iphone downloads, 2 android downloads and 1 ipad download for a total of 7 downloads for 3 days. Some of those downloads could be lawnsite members though.

rywnygc
03-09-2012, 02:53 PM
why cant I find it in android market?

kirkmbrown2001
03-09-2012, 03:05 PM
why cant I find it in android market?

I didn't put it in the market or appstore. To get it, go to: http://kirkslawncare.mobapp.at/
The website allows you to put it to the appstore and market, but both google and apple charge fees to add your app. The market is $25 and the appstore is $100. I figured it isn't worth the money to publish the app in the stores when you can download it for free from the link above.

Jobber
03-09-2012, 08:14 PM
This is such a cool find Kirk! And a great means of fringe promotion too.

I just watched the video documenting the process to get the App into the App Markets rather than just as a website as is the default (http://mobile.conduit.com/How-to-Create-Mobile-Apps.aspx), and it's pretty involved, but for $100 it could be worth it. People love to search for Apps!

Wynndogg
03-11-2012, 03:32 PM
Kirk, this is a wonderful find and useful tool....just beginning with it...& thanks!...for the heads up.
have you found the $99 for apple (iphone & ipad) fee to pass this along tofolks/customers worth it?
Or....(I've created an app., but am editing it)...how doi tell folks about it for their smartphones exactly?
Really neat, this

Wynndogg
03-11-2012, 03:38 PM
Man,questions abound....:-)

1. How did U do the mobi site?...www.kirkslawncare.mobi

2. How did U do this....the kirk lawn's has an app deal?

awesome stuff.......
Along with being small-time LCO for 15 years...
I am now also an equity partner in an architectural design firm, founded by my Father...we may REALLY be all over this soon there too....http://www.dallasdesigngroup.com/search-plans/details?id=174

Thanks in advance for any & all additional help!

kirkmbrown2001
03-11-2012, 03:47 PM
Man,questions abound....:-)

1. How did U do the mobi site?...www.kirkslawncare.mobi

2. How did U do this....the kirk lawn's has an app deal?

awesome stuff.......
Along with being small-time LCO for 15 years...
I am now also an equity partner in an architectural design firm, founded by my Father...we may REALLY be all over this soon there too....http://www.dallasdesigngroup.com/search-plans/details?id=174

Thanks in advance for any & all additional help!

To answer your questions, I have not spent the money to publish my app in the stores yet and I don't think I plan to. In regards to promoting it, put a link to the download page on your site, they also provide a redirect code for mobile users that you can paste in your desktop site's coding.

As far as the kirkslawncare.mobi. That is a different service I deal with. That is my mobile site that I pay like $10/month. There is a difference between a mobile site and a mobile app, although it is subtle. Let me know if you come across any more questions.

Wynndogg
03-11-2012, 03:51 PM
Thanks for the quick head-up...going to go over all this on the morrow as well.
Really cool share of info.
again, thanks.

Wynndogg
03-11-2012, 03:58 PM
=In regards to promoting it, put a link to the download page on your site, they also provide a redirect code for mobile users that you can paste in your desktop site's coding.

Man, I'm embarrassed to say I do not follow, exactly...={the above}

can U explain or expound, as time permits....
Thanks.

kirkmbrown2001
03-11-2012, 04:04 PM
=In regards to promoting it, put a link to the download page on your site, they also provide a redirect code for mobile users that you can paste in your desktop site's coding.

Man, I'm embarrassed to say I do not follow, exactly...={the above}

can U explain or expound, as time permits....
Thanks.

Here is a tutorial video that might help you understand what I said better...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb2XhgLp9q8

Other tutorial videos can be found here: http://mobile.conduit.com/How-to-Create-Mobile-Apps.aspx

Wynndogg
03-11-2012, 04:11 PM
Again, thanks....
have a good mowing season as well!

nickslawnltd
03-11-2012, 04:16 PM
That is cool and thinking outside the box :clapping:

JDT Property Care
03-11-2012, 05:00 PM
Kirk, do you maintain your Website and just contracted out for your mobile site?
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kirkmbrown2001
03-11-2012, 05:05 PM
I maintain both. Just pay for the hosting. No website designer here! :)

JDT Property Care
03-11-2012, 05:29 PM
What program do you maintain it with? When you get mobile site hosting do you redesign everything?
Posted via Mobile Device

kirkmbrown2001
03-11-2012, 05:44 PM
What program do you maintain it with? When you get mobile site hosting do you redesign everything?
Posted via Mobile Device

For the desktop site, I use Bravenet (http://bravenet.com).
For the Mobile Site, I use Get Go Mobi (http://getgomobi.com)