WHAT IS THE ICANETWORK SMARTPHONE APP SERVICE?
It's a cutting-edge, cloud-based app-creation service
that enables your business to own, manage, and distribute
your own web-based Smart Phone App and Mobile-enabled
Website which are primarily designed to inform and
engage your customers - wherever they are - at home,
at work, or on-the-go.
WHAT IS A SMARTPHONE APP?
Have you ever seen the TV commercial that says...
"There's an App for that!"? The word APP
refers to specialty or business applications that
are available to iPhone users, Smartphones, and
other handheld mobile devices such as the iPod-Touch. In
our case, we offer a multi-page, full-featured App
structured primarily for use as a marketing tool.
HOW DO PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HAVE iPHONES GET TO SEE
The app that we provide you
is viewable as an App on iPhone and iPod-Touch and
many other smartphones. Users of some Smartphones
will be able to view your app, using their phone's
browser, as a Mobile Website - which will contain
the same pages and offer the same features.
APPS COST UPWARDS OF $10,000. HOW CAN YOU CHARGE
SO MUCH LESS?
Demand for apps are so high, their base prices are
usually in the thousands-of-dollars. However, because
our service uses Web-based resources and the growing
Mobile 2.0 technology, we are able to offer practical
yet powerful business apps for much less. It will
be more practical for you to use our service than
to job this out or hire your own programmers. With
our service, you can get started in minutes, not
weeks or months.
WHAT IS THE SINGLE BIGGEST ADVANTAGE OF HAVING MY OWN
There are several advantages, but the single most
important one is "PERSISTENT PRESENCE".
With your own app / mobile website, your app's icon
(which can be your business logo) resides on home
screens of your customers' phones. You can say that, in
a polite and productive way, you are "constantly in
their face". They are always reminded of you and
your information is consistently and instantly available
to them - anywhere, anytime - 24/7. No other advertising
tool can offer the same ability to inform and engage
customers. That is the power of having your own app.
06. HOW OFTEN CAN I CHANGE THE
CONTENTS OF MY APP?
Anytime you want, as often as you want. In fact, your
app has a page called the "Alert Page" which
is practically the first page of your app. This is where
you post any updates, special messages, new promotional
offers, etc. We even encourage you
to post a new alert everyday, so you can engage
customers to make it a habit to open your app and check
your alerts on a regular basis. (If your users are based
in the United States, they can also subscribe to receive
your alert messages via SMS text message.)
CAN I USE MY OWN CUSTOM IMAGES IN MY APP?
Absolutely, yes you may. For additional information
about the specific pages that make up your app and
mobile website, please refer to the PAGE
CHART which defines the purpose, features, and
functionalities of each individual page, as well
as the specifications of images that go with each
01. WHAT IS AN "APP TITLE"?
The title of your app (also known as App Title) appears
in two places: (1) Your App Title appears at the bottom
of your icon when it is saved on the home screen of the
phone. (2) Your App Title appears on the topmost portion
of all the pages in your entire app.
CAN I CHANGE MY "APP TITLE" ANY TIME I
Yes, however, changing your App Title may cause
major conflict and confusion among your app users.
When you change your App Title, all users who have
previously saved your icon on their home screen
will continue to have the "old" title
displayed with their icon. Changing your App Title
may result in inconsistencies that may put your
app in an unfavorable light. Be mindful of this
should the need arise.
03. HOW DO I CAPTURE INFORMATION
ABOUT USERS OF MY APP?
Your app and mobile website has a built-in
Registration Form that users are encourage to complete.
The form captures the name, phone number, and email
address of the user. All data captured through this
form is available to you through your Advertiser
01. HOW MANY KEYWORDS DO I GET WITH MY ACCOUNT?
One. Each App & Mobile Website account can have
only one Keyword assigned to it. Keep in mind, your
"Keyword" is not a "search engine
keyword," instead it is the unique word used
by your customers to subscribe to your SMS texting
02. IS MY "SMS
KEYWORD" THE SAME AS MY "APP TITLE"?
No, not necessarily. You can choose a different SMS
Keyword from your App Title. However, in most cases,
especially when you're using your brand or business name
as your App Title, it definitely helps if you use the same word for your
SMS keyword. Plus, chances are if your name is unique
enough, it will be available as a keyword.
CAN I CHANGE MY KEYWORD ANY TIME I WANT?
No, you may not. To avoid message distribution
conflicts, we are not able to change your keyword once
they are assigned to you. Keep in mind that your keyword
must be unique to you. No other client of ours can use the
same keyword once it has been exclusively assigned to you.
04. CAN I JUST USE MY SMS
SYSTEM FOR MY MARKETING WITHOUT HAVING TO USE MY APP?
You can, but that's a waste. For example, if you
want your customers to receive an image (like a
coupon or a photo of a product), you can have them
link back to your App or Mobile Website. Considering
that more and more people use apps and are now browsing
the Mobile Web, it would be wasteful for you not
to use your App & Mobile Website when they are
the most highly-desired customer engagement tools
in the market today.
05. CAN I JUST USE MY APP
& MOBILE WEBSITE AND NOT USE MY SMS?
Yes, you may, particularly if your customers are
based outside the United States. Our SMS system
works only within the U.S. and territories, although
your App & Mobile Website is accessible globally
to users with a smartphone or access to the Internet.