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Apps! Apps! Apps! What's the buzz all about?

The growth of the mobile app industry has been absolutely mind boggling! It is changing the way we do business and how we connect and market to our customers. There has never been a more personal medium for connecting with our customer base. Read through this site and let us provide you with answers and proof that mobile is without question the way to go!
An "app" is short for application, and is a small computer program that runs on a smartphone or tablet device. An iPhone/iPad app runs on the iPhone/iPad and can be downloaded on the App Store.

An Android application is similar but designed to be downloaded onto Android phones through Google Play.
A mobile app is downloaded and used on a smartphone or tablet device. It then takes advantage of the native functionality of the the device - like gps, camera, voice recording, etc. They are available for download on the App Store and Google Play and work on Apple and Android smartphone and tablet devices.

An HTML5 app is a web based app that we provide to our clients in an effort to reach those non iPhone or Android users (Blackberry, Windows Mobile, etc) HTML5 Apps are viewable on any smart phone device. They are accessed through a web browser. However one draw back to them is they cannot access some of your device's native functionality such as the camera, voice recording etc.
We currently build apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices and HTML5 Mobile websites, as well as responsive website design.
Think about it…. most people rarely leave home without their cell phone and over 85% of the population currently has one. Most people use their phones like a personal assistant and have become very dependent on them.

iPhone and Android phones have taken the world by storm largely because of the applications that users are able to download and use on their phone. They provide instant information and provide customers with a direct way to contact a business from their iPhone or Android device. With our solutions, you can engage, inform, and impress your customers. We also provide solutions that are specifically designed to help build brand loyalty and create frequent buyers for your business with the use of our check in coupon system.


Quick Facts….

• It has been projected that mobile devices will overtake desktops by 2015

• Mobile is the fastest growing industry... EVER

• Mobile app industry is expected to grow 1000% to 58 billion by 2015
The mobile revolution has forever changed the way we do business. Customers have become accustomed to getting information instantly and an app provides the solution!

According to Google smartphone research:

Smartphones have become an indispensable part of our daily lives. Smartphone penetration has risen to 44% of the population and these smartphone owners are becoming increasingly reliant on their devices. 66% access the Internet every day on their smartphone and most never leave home without it. Implication: Businesses that make mobile a central part of their strategy will benefit from the opportunity to engage the new constantly connected consumer.

Smartphones have transformed consumer behavior. Mobile search, video, app usage, and social networking are prolific. Smartphone users are multi-tasking their media with 86% using their phone while doing other things such as watching TV (52%). Implication: Extending advertising strategies to include mobile and developing integrated cross-media campaigns can more effectively reach today’s consumers.

Smartphones help users navigate the world. Appearing on smartphones is critical for local businesses. 94% of smartphone users look for local information on their phone and 90% take action a result, such as making a purchase or contacting the business. Implication: Ensuring that clickable phone numbers appear in local results and leveraging location based services on mobile make it easy for consumers to connect directly with businesses.

Smartphones have changed the way consumers shop. Smartphones are critical shopping tools with 96% having researched a product or service on their device. Smartphone research influences buyer decisions and purchases across channels. 35% of smartphone users have made a purchase on their phone. Implication: Having a mobile optimized site is critical and a cross-channel strategy is needed to engage consumers across the multiple paths to purchase.

Smartphones help advertisers connect with consumers. Mobile ads are noticed by 89% of smartphone users. Smartphones are also a critical component of traditional advertising as 66% have performed a search on their smartphone after seeing an offline ad. Implication: Making mobile ads a part of an integrated marketing strategy can drive greater consumer engagement.

Types of businesses that benefit most from an app are businesses and organizations that have regular recurring customers who interact with the business on an ongoing basis - like restaurants, gyms, fitness centers, yoga studios, churches, sports teams, salons, spas, photographers and retail shops.

Other categories that do well are automotive, legal services, accounting and financial planning services.
We create a custom designed app that beautifully reflects your brand and is specifically tailored to your business goals and objectives.

Each app includes:

• Personalized iPhone or Android app solution customized to your business to reflect your image and brand.
• We provide custom images - including stock and/or your custom photography. (Ask for details.)
•  App submitted personally by our staff to the App Stores.
• Regular updates and improvements to your app.
• Powerful CMS account to update your app, instantly.
• Lifetime support and maintenance of your app.
• Unlimited push notifications and app downloads.
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GPS Directions
Give your customers turn-by-turn GPS directions to your business from anywhere in the world.
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One Touch Calling
Give your customers one touch calling from inside your app. No numbers to save or remember.
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Tell-A-Friend Feature
Let your customers take your business viral with built in sharing capabilities over email, Facebook, SMS, and Twitter.
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Business Information
Integrate any sort of information you'd like about your business. Whether it's your food menu or services.
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Points Of Interest
Create an app that displays any points of interest on a map and categorize them however you'd like.
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Event Listings Feature
Include all of your businesses events inside of your application. Keep customers informed on the go.
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Contact Information
Give customers multiple ways to contact your business. Phone, website, email, and directions to your business.
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Email Photo Feature
Allow customers to take a photo or send an existing photo and email it directly to your business.
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Native Image Gallery
Display images of your business in a beautiful image gallery specifically optimized for the iPhone and Android.
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Fan Wall Feature
Set up a fan wall for your customers to leave feedback on your business. Manage the comments online.
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Push Notifications
Send messages to your customers whenever you'd like using our easy to use content management system.
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GPS Coupons Feature
Create mobile coupons for your customers to unlock by "checking in" at your business.
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Flexible Counter Feature
Include a feature for your customers to count items related to your business and have them email the results to you.
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Mailing List Feature
Stay in contact with your customers by gathering names and email addresses directly inside your application.
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Tip Calculator Feature
Include a tip calculator inside your app to help customers quickly calculate a tip amount for a dinner party.
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QR Coupons Feature
Create QR enabled coupons for your customers to redeem at your business by scanning a specified QR code.
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Mortgage Calculator
Include a mortgage calculator feature where you can preset the interest rate. Perfect for real estate agents
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Blog Integration
Include a blog by integrating your RSS feed to allow your users to quickly and easily read your blog posts.
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Shopping Cart Feature
Looking to create a mobile store? Easily add and sell items through your mobile app via PayPal or Google Check Out.
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Notepad Feature
The notepad feature allows users to record text notes and email them to anyone at anytime.
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Voice Recorder Feature
The voice recorder feature allows users to record voice notes and email them to anyone at anytime.
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Facebook Integration
Integrate your Facebook page to connect with your customers through their favorite social media sites.
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Twitter Integration
Integrate your Twitter page to connect with your customers through their favorite social media sites.
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LinkedIn Integration
Integrate your LinkedIn page to connect with your customers through their favorite social media sites.
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MySpace Integration
Integrate your MySpace page to connect with your customers through their favorite social media sites.
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YouTube Integration
Easily display hundreds of videos from your YouTube channel beautifully inside of your mobile apps.
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Flickr Integration
Display images of your business in a beautiful image gallery format directly from your Flickr account.
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Picasa Integration
Display images of your business in a beautiful image gallery format directly from your Picasa account.
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MyEmma Integration
Easily import contacts gathered from your mobile app into your favorite email marketing campaign service.
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Campaign Monitor Int.
Easily import contacts gathered from your mobile app into your favorite email marketing campaign service.
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Constant Contact Int.
Easily import contacts gathered from your mobile app into your favorite email marketing campaign service.
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Get Response Int.
Easily import contacts gathered from your mobile app into your favorite email marketing campaign service.
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iContact Integration
Easily import contacts gathered from your mobile app into your favorite email marketing campaign service.
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MailChimp Integration
Easily import contacts gathered from your mobile app into your favorite email marketing campaign service.
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WuFoo Integration
Easily create an appointment, order, feedback or contact form using Wufoo and much much more.
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OpenTable Integration
Integrate a restaurant reservation system into your mobile app for on the go restaurant reservations.
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Podcast Integration
Include a podcast by integrating to allow your users to listen on the go from their favorite mobile device.
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SoundCloud Integration
Integrate any audio file online to allow for users to listen on the go from their favorite mobile device.
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Shopify Integration
Automatically integrate all of your Shopify store items into a mobile shopping cart feature.
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Magento Integration
Automatically integrate all of your Magento store items into a mobile shopping cart feature.
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Volusion Integration
Automatically integrate all of your Volusion store items into a mobile shopping cart feature
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Big Commerce
Automatically integrate all of your Big Commerce store items into a mobile shopping cart feature.
Looking to notify your customers of a sale or event? Our Apps allows you to send "push notifications" right to your customers iPhones or Android device. Log into your account, enter the information you want to send, and click send! Couldn't be easier.

Cool things push notifications can do:

• Our push notifications are geo-specific, allowing you to send notifications to specific geographic areas.
• Our push notifications are linkable to any tab with in the app, or to an external website URL.
• Our push notifications are customizable - you can add photos and special offers.
• Our push notifications are trackable - we have awesome analytics to see just how well they are working for your app.
• Our push notifications can be scheduled to go out immediately or on a certain time and date.
• Our push notifications are now capable of geo-fencing. Be sure to ask us how this works!
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We offer 3 different loyalty and coupon programs.

Loyalty Punch card -


GPS Coupon -


QR Coupon -
A custom app is the ideal solution for small businesses looking to create brand loyalty and frequent buyers. We do so by providing small businesses with a mobile application that rewards customers for frequent visits through coupon rewards that are unlocked using our "check in coupon system."

Additionally, your icon is seen daily. Every time your customer logs on to their phone or tablet they see your custom icon which acts as a mini billboard advertisement continually reinforcing your brand in your customers mind.
When a customer checks in at a business's location, they will receive a reward coupon for the 10th, 25th, 50th, 100th, 500th, and even 1000th check in - whatever time frameYOU choose. This coupon system is completely customizable by the business and can be edited in real time via your user panel.

These coupons will appear as images on the application and when used, they will be deleted with a push of a button on the user's phone by the employer to ensure a coupon is not used multiple times. This also removes the need for additional equipment to verify the coupon such as barcode scanners or unique coupon codes, allowing a very low start up cost for businesses. This system is extremely simple, cost efficient, and very effective for small businesses to build up brand-loyalty with their customers.
The GPS Coupon tab is a way for businesses to reward frequent customers with incentives for repeat business. It works by reading the mobile phone’s GPS coordinates and then checks to see if they are at the same coordinates as your businesses location! When they accumulate enough check-ins they get their check-in incentive (i.e. free drinks, food, discount, etc!).

You get to set how many "check-ins" are needed to unlock your incentive and how many hours or days before they are allowed to check in once again.


What is the range of the GPS coupon? How close do you have to be a location for it to work?

The range for the GPS coupon varies based on many external factors including satellite coverage in that area and the GPS capabilities of the phone.

On average the radius is about 75 ft from the longitude and latitude indicated in the app builder.
A fan wall tab is a tab function that allows your customers to log in via Facebook or Twitter to comment on the App wall for your business. This wall can be used for customer praise, fun, feedback, or connecting, the uses are endless!
Absolutely! Our apps are designed to work seamlessly with multiple third party companies like Flickr, Mail Chimp, Magento, Wufoo, Facebook, Twitter (most social media platforms) and many more!

If you have accounts with these companies we can easily make them part of your apps functionality!
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Ok, so I'm sold … I need an app! What happens next?

App are surprisingly affordable - costing much less than other forms of ongoing media like newspaper, magazines and broadcast.

If you do a little math you will find you end up paying way more for these other forms of media and advertising. With an app you pay a one time development fee and a small monthly fee. Unlike traditional medias (such as print & broadcast in which you pay every time you want to run an ad) once your app is live you only have to maintain the monthly hosting fee. You have an initial investment the first year and the next year you get to revel in your smart financial decision.

The best part???? You can update your content instantaneously, connect with your customers instantaneously and not have to wait until the next publication comes out. You are completely in control. How cool is that?

We charge a one-time fee to design & develop the app. You pay half up front to secure the agreement, and the balance is due when you sign off on the app design - prior to sending it to Apple & Google. The development fee covers the time and creative process to build and develop the app. During the time your app is in development you will be able to preview the app and monitor it's progress. We allow up to 3 revisions on the original design. After 3 revisions we charge an additional revision fee.

We charge a monthly hosting and maintenance fee, typically around $100, which starts approximately one month after your deposit date. This fee covers hosting the app, access to the client portal and keeping the app updated with required Apple & Google updates. It is billed via recurring debit on either the 1st or the 15th of the month. Don't want to pay the monthly fee? Ask about our referral program! Send us referrals and we will pay your monthly hosting fee for you once their app goes live! Sweet, huh?


Contact us today for pricing details and a no-obligation quote!
We charge a one-time fee to design & develop the app. You pay half up front to secure the agreement, and the balance is due when you sign off on the app design - prior to sending it to Apple & Google. After the app is live, we charge a monthly hosting fee, typically around $100.

After we receive your deposit, work begins on your app. You have 60 days to get us all required content or you forfeit your deposit unless an agreement and exception is made in writing.

The balance of the development fee is due upon approval of the final app and its design - prior to submitting to Apple & Google.

The monthly hosting fee starts on the first or fifteenth day of the month approximately one month after your deposit date . It is set up on recurring billing payable via credit or debit card. Failure to pay the monthly hosting fee will result in the deactivation of your app. Unless of course you aren't paying the fee because you are sending us so many referrals and we are paying your fee for you. :) Be sure to ask about our referral program!!

We also offer an extended payment plan. Ask for details.


We really try to avoid fees and nickeling-and-diming our customers. I know I don't like it and I certainly don't want to do it to my customers, so to be completely upfront, here are the possible fees you could incur:

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One-Time Development Fee*
This is the fee to design and develop the app.
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Monthly Hosting Fee*
This covers hosting the app, access to the client portal and keeping the app updated with required Apple & Google updates.
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Optional Upgrade Fees
- sometimes we get industry specific upgrades that can add to the functionality of your app. We offer you the choice to upgrade add this functionality. Typically these fees are around $75 per upgrade.
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Required Upgrades
- Occasionally Apple and Google send out required upgrades that we HAVE to add to your app and we are charged a fee to make these updates. Our intention is to not have to pass this along to our customers, but on occasion we may have to. It would not be more than $75 and we would give you advanced notice.
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Content Management Fee
If you choose we can help you mange your app content on an ongoing basis. Please ask your account executive for details and pricing.
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Excessive Revisions Fee
We allow up to three revisions to the original proposed design based on our initial creative brief. Excessive revisions will result in an additional fee. We allocate a certain amount of time and resources to building these apps and our pricing is based on those projections. Excessive revisions are fine to get the app exactly the way you want it, and we certainly want you to be very happy with your app but we have to pay our staff for their time and hope you understand this. This is why we charge this fee.
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App Refresh Fee
Never fear! If you get bored with your apps look and feel we can do an "app refresher" - a mini design overhaul for a fraction of the original development price.
*Required fee.
Simple. Call us or email us to schedule an initial no-obligation consultation. We will answer your questions to determine if an app is right for you. We are not in to high pressure sales tactics, so the choice will be yours. We will give you the information and help answer all your questions so you can make the right decision for your business.

We are all about communication so please feel free to ask questions and to ensure you understand the process. It's really very simple, but we know that new technology can be a little scary - especially if you aren't familiar all the terminology. We take care of all the technical stuff so you don't have to worry about it. Ready to get started? Pick up the phone or send us an email.

On a personal note, we value your time and know you value our time as well. I'm going to be brutally honest here and say if you decide an app is not for you. Simply say so. Don't worry about hurting our feelings, we can take it. We are a small company but we strive to offer superior service. We train our sales people to keep following up on interested customers, this takes a lot of time and we are very happy to do it to provide excellent customer service. We really want your business and hope we have done our job by showing you how valuable an app will be to your business, so if you aren't interested or timing just isn't right just say so so we can focus on customers who are. If you're ready to get started … contact us today and let's get your app going!! :)
In a perfect world the time line would go something like this:


However, we know things don't always work out as planned so this is just a general timeline.
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Week 1 - 2 : Content Gathering
• Sign the development agreement, collect deposit.
•  Hold a creative briefing where we discuss the overall look & feel of the app. Get design ideas, and come up with desired tab functionality & names.
• Complete the initial content request forms (No worries. We have created a step-by-step guide to help you through this process.)
• Set up a Dropbox account to send files to and start working on gathering all the initial content.
• Gather content and drop in Dropbox.
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Week 3- 4 : Design & Development
This is typically when the design process occurs after all files have been received.
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Week 4-5 - Preview & Fine Tuning
By this time we should be ready for an app review. Once the app has been reviewed and approved we collect final payment and then we are ready to go!
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Week 6 - Upload to Apple & Google
PLEASE NOTE: It is very important to point out here that once the files have been submitted to Apple & Google we have absolutely zero control over how long it takes for the app to go live. This part is always a fun waiting game where you check the app store every day to see if it's finally there. We can not guarantee an app "LIVE" date.
You are ultimately responsible for providing us with the content that goes in your app. This should be content you already have together and we strive to make it super simple for you to understand what we need and in what format things need to be provided to us.

If you need help with gathering content, we can help for an additional fee. Call us or email us for details.
We can help you with branding, social media and website design. These are all services we offer for an additional fee. Our prices are very reasonable. Ask for a quote if you do not see the service listed below.
SERVICE DESIGN FEE + PRODUCTION COST** QUANTITY
App Design $1875 $99/mo 15 tabs max
Website Design $1200 $125/mo 10-15 page site*
Website Design $795 $75/mo 5 page site*
Business Cards $25/$40 $56.27 1000
Trifold Brochure $150 $156.69 1000
Flyer (one side/two side) $75/$150 $125/$150 1000
Postcard (4x6)*** $75 $65 1000
Rack Card (4x9) two side $100 $93.75 1000
Table Tent $100 $200 1000
Social Media Cover Art $75 n/a
Newsletter (Electronic or Print) $175/mo Call for quote for print edition.
Logo Design $350 n/a
Copywriting $40/hr n/a
Quoted price includes up to 3 revisions. Each revision after the 3rd revision is billed at $15 per revision.
Hourly rates are billable in 15 minute increments.
*Pages are billed at $125 per page for each page exceeding this amount.
*Add $275 setup fee to include an e-commerce solution/shopping cart.
** Production cost is subject to change. Quoted price is a general estimate.
*** For other sizes ask for a quote. We can create any size postcard as long as it meets USPS standards.
In a perfect world the time line would go something like this:


However, we know things don't always work out as planned so this is just a general timeline.
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Week 1 - 2 : Content Gathering
• Sign the development agreement, collect deposit.
•  Hold a creative briefing where we discuss the overall look & feel of the app. Get design ideas, and come up with desired tab functionality & names.
• Complete the initial content request forms (No worries. We have created a step-by-step guide to help you through this process.)
• Set up a Dropbox account to send files to and start working on gathering all the initial content.
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Week 3- 4 : Design & Development
This is typically when the design process occurs after all files have been received.
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Week 4-5 - Preview & Fine Tuning
By this time we should be ready for an app review. Once the app has been reviewed and approved we collect final payment and then we are ready to go!
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Week 6 - Upload to Apple & Google
PLEASE NOTE: It is very important to point out here that once the files have been submitted to Apple & Google we have absolutely zero control over how long it takes the app to go live. This part is always a fun waiting game where you check the app store every day to see if it's finally there. We can not guarantee an app live date.
Absolutely. We do not publish any apps until the customer has signed off on the app design and we have collected final payment.
Don't worry! We handle all of that.

Woo Hoo! My app is live! Now what?

Apple Devices


It's super simple. Go to the App Store and search for your app name or keywords.

Android Devices


It's also super simple. Go to the Google Play Store and search for your app name or keywords.

We will provide you with links and QR codes that will allow you to easily share your app with your friends and family via social media, email and or by using our easy Tell-A-Friend feature.

Absolutely. Simply login to your super easy to use client portal. Don't worry we will teach you how to use it. Click Here to Login.


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The good news is YOU can manage your own apps content. This puts it completely within your control so you don't have to wait for someone else's schedule. Don't worry we will help you learn the process and make sure you understand how.

Never fear if you find you don't have time to manage your own content, we can do it for you for a small monthly fee. Call or email us for details.
Simply login to to our easy to use client portal and get to work. We are here to help if you have questions.
We recommend actively marketing your app via social media, email campaigns signage within your business, business cards and anywhere you can get the message out. Getting app downloads is a very important step in having a successful app.

We provide you with links, QR codes etc to get the process started. Once your app is live we will sit down with you and help you come up with a plan to market your app.
On the first or fifteenth day of the month approximately one month from your deposit date.
It depends. It is possible to do but requires approvals from other third party companies and additional fees, so this is something we can discuss if ever the need arises. Hopefully it won't. :)
We love referrals and want to reward our happy customers who send us referrals. For every referral you send to us that buys, we will pay $99 of your monthly fee once their app goes live. Send us 12 app customers and pay no monthly fees for the year. Pretty sweet, huh?
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