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Now Offering Mobile Apps!

Posted on Jul 4, 2012

RestaurantsOnMobile.com is excited to announce that we are now offering our clients the ability to also have their own apps for both the Apple and Android markets!  We still highly recommend getting our Mobile Optimized Website package, as a Mobile Optimized Website is geared towards new, potential customers, while an app is more for your loyal current customers. What’s especially exciting about our ability to create an app for your restaurants is these following additional features NOT available with a Mobile Optimized Website: – Mobile Food Ordering: Now customers that have your app can easily order food to go straight from the menu within the app.  The order can even be sent directly to the kitchen and printed out on a special Epson printer for the chefs to get the orders directly.  Customers can even pay for the food within the app ahead of time, or pay when they pick up the food (or delivered, if available).  So they can now look at the menu and order right from it without having to call the restaurant!  Very Cool! – Push Notifications: For those customers that have downloaded the app, you can send them special push notifications (short messages that pop-up on their screen) to let them know about any new offers perhaps especially just for app holders.  Similar to SMS/Text messaging but its included with the app and can be done anytime for free. – Easier directions to the restaurant from wherever they are:  If customers need to know how to get to your restaurant from where they are it takes virtually one click.  The app is able to ustilize the GPS features of the phone to figure out where they are and where you are and give turn-by-turn directions.  The difference with the Mobile Optimized Website is that it just shows on the map where your restaurant is.  The user has to tell the maps application to give them directions from their current location.  Still does the same thing, just takes a few more steps.  With the app it is just so much easier. – Check-in feature to unlock deals:  So whenever your customers check into your restaurant with the app they come one step closer to unlocking a certain coupon.  The app keeps track of how many times your customer has checked into your restaurant, then depending on the parameters you would like us to set up, it will unlock some type of one-time use coupon.  So for instance, you could give your customers a 2-for-1 entree coupon after they check in 5 times.  Or give them a free bottle of wine after 10 check-ins…you decide!  It’s the “punch card” concept without the punch card! – A more interactive photo gallery and customers can take and post pictures to share: The photo gallery feature is slightl.y easier to navigate through, then with a Mobile Optimized Website.  Users can swipe their finger across the screen to scroll through the images versus clicking the “next” icon.  Also, users can use the camera within the phone to take and post pictures within the app. There are a number of other great features that we can offer you with a app.  Speak to one of our representatives today! And now through the end of August we are offering a special deal on these apps for those of you that decide to get our Mobile Optimized Website package.  Please Contact Us today, or speak with one of our representatives to find out more about this special limited time offer we have going. CHECK OUT OUR SPECIAL APP PAGE FOR MORE EXAMPLES AND HOW TO SEE...

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Mobile Websites Help Your Customers Find Your Restaurant Easier

Posted on Nov 8, 2011

Mobile Optimized websites will help your potential  and existing customers get vital information about your restaurant faster and easier.  Don’t make your customers have to pinch and zoom to find your restaurant or read your menu.  By having a mobile optimized website for your restaurant, you are giving your customers exactly what they are looking for when they are searching for some place to eat on their mobile device. Did you know that HALF of all searches done on a mobile device are people searching for something local? A clean, easy to read website that is designed specifically for mobile delivers a far more professional online presentation of your restaurant and its...

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9 Amazing Mobile Marketing Statistics

Posted on Oct 14, 2011

9 Amazing Mobile Marketing Statistics 1. The growth of the iPhone was 10 times faster than the growth of America Online. (Source: Nielsen) (This is an amazing statistic for those of us who remember mailboxes stuffed with AOL discs during the 1990s.) 2. It takes 26 hours for the average person to report a lost wallet. It takes 68 minutes for them to report a lost phone. (Source: Unisys) 3. There are 6.8 billion people on the planet. 5.1 billion of them own a cell phone, but only 4.2 billion own a toothbrush. (Source: Mobile Marketing Association Asia) 4. In some countries, there are more mobile subscriptions than there are people. (Source: Mobile Marketing Association) (How can this be? It’s because some people own more than one mobile phone.) 5. It takes 90 minutes for the average person to respond to an email. It takes 90 seconds for the average person to respond to a text message. (Source: CTIA.org) 6. 70% of all mobile searches result in action within 1 hour. (Source: Mobile Marketer) 7. Mobile coupons get 10 times the redemption rate of traditional coupons. (Source: Borrell Associates) 8. There are more mobile phones on the planet than there are TVs. (Source: Jupiter) 9. 91% of all U.S. citizens have their mobile device within reach 24/7. (Source: Morgan Stanley) (Source: Mobile Marketing Association) Read...

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Why Get A Mobile Optimized Website?

Posted on Oct 13, 2011

Just because you can see your desktop site on a mobile phone doesn’t mean it’s mobile-friendly.  Our Mobile Optimized Websites are designed for the small screen, with the needs of mobile users in mind. Here are some more reasons why a Mobile Optimized Website is not just a “nice thing to have”, but an important component of your marketing plan: 1. Your potential customers are mobile, so why aren’t you?  One half of all local searches (meaning people who are looking for some local business) are performed on a smart phone. 2. Your competition is on mobile; and if they are not, they soon will be.  Approximately 50% of all visits to a non-mobile optimized websites leads to immediate abandonment. 3. Having a mobile optimized website is a fairly quick and easy process to complete.  We can have your site up and running in as little as 5 business days (in some cases possibly sooner!) 4. Our fully customized, done-for-you websites are relatively inexpensive and give your restaurant and much more polished and professional look. And they show that you care about your customers by providing them with the information they are seeking at that moment on their mobile phone. 5. Most importantly, for all those customers that want to see what you’re all about and happen to be out and on their mobile phone looking for a place to eat, your website offeres them an easy and convenient way to find out what’s on the menu, where you are located and how late you are open until tonight.  Also, you can offer them a great coupon as an incentive to come in! For a free NO OBLIGATION consultation please contact one of our representatives...

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Website Optimized for Mobile

Posted on Oct 13, 2011

  By 2013, more people will use their mobile phones than PCs to get online. Mobile searches have grown by 4X since 2010 There will be one mobile device for every person on Earth by 2015 Sources: Gartner, 2010; Google Internal Data, 2011; Cisco, 2011 USERS EXPECT THEIR MOBILE EXPERIENCE TO BE AS GOOD AS THEIR DESKTOP EXPERIENCE: 60% of users expect a mobile site to load in three seconds or less 71% of users expect a mobile website to load as fast as a desktop site. 78% will retry a site two times or less if it does not load initially. Sources: Compuware, "What Users Want from Mobile," 2011 A BAD MOBILE EXPERIENCE CAN COST YOU CUSTOMERS: 57% would not recommend a business with a bad mobile site 40% have turned to a competitor’s site after a bad mobile experience. 23% of adults have cursed at their phone when I site doesn’t work Sources: Compuware, "What Users Want from Mobile," 2011 CUSTOMERS ARE CONNECTING WITH BUSINESSES IN THEIR LOCAL AREA WITH MOBILE: 95% of smartphone users have searched for local information. 61% of users call a business after searching and 59% visit the location 90% of these people act within 24 hours Sources: Google "The Mobile Movement: Understanding Smartphone Users," 2011                ...

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