A New Look At Your Fridge With NFC

Lou Cimaglia
Posted on in Inspiration
Fridge

For you Near Field Communication (NFC) buffs out there, the impressive technology is in the news once again. Turkcell, a mobile network operator in Turkey, “has launched a mobile home shopping service that works in conjunction with an NFC phone and a fridge magnet, enabling customers to place online orders with a variety of merchant partners,” according to nfcworld.com.

The owner of the phone can tap the magnet on the fridge, which will allow them to see all participating markets right on their phone. Then the user can select which foods they need, while standing right in front of the fridge.

“Then, says Turkcell, “”the merchant and products that wanted to be ordered, as well as the address details and payment option are selected to complete the transaction. The application is server based so all product details can be changed over-the-air in real time.”

Which companies are participating in this cutting edge practice? For starters, Burger King. This indicates that other large chains may soon follow suit.

Interested in keeping up to date with developments in the world of NFC? Make sure to connect with iFlyMobi on Facebook and Twitter!

Did you make it to the end of this post and you’re still wondering what NFC is? We can help explain that! Check out this overview and video from John Foley, Jr. and Jason Pinto >>

 

The Mobile Minute: Using QR Codes In Event Promotion

Jason Pinto
Posted on in General, Inspiration

Welcome to the first edition of the “Mobile Minute“. On a weekly basis, we are going to share a video that demonstrates various ways that mobile can be used to help you reach your business and marketing objectives.

In the video below, I had the chance to highlight how QR Codes and mobile websites can be used to promote a conference, trade show, or another type of event.

As you can see, the video highlights how the folks at NAPL and MFSA are using QR Codes and mobile websites to promote their Mergers and Acquisitions conference. I think they’ve done a great job of integrating print and mail with mobile to provide more compelling content to the growing number of smartphone owners.

I hope that you find this video beneficial as you look for ways to incorporate mobile into your marketing mix.

Disclosure: NAPL and MFSA are customers. The mobile website demonstrated in this video was built by them with our application.

 

Nearly 1/2 Of Smartphone Users Access Mobile Web Multiple Times Daily

Lou Cimaglia
Posted on in News

Edison Research has released a slew of new statistics on the smartphone population. Incredibly, the numbers only get more impressive as the years pass by. Here are some of the highlights:

  • -The percentage of Americans who own a smartphone is now 44%, or half of all Americans who own a mobile phone.
  • -46% of smartphone owners browse the internet on their devices “several times per day.”
  • -More than one-third of smartphone owners visit social networking sites on their phone “several times per day.”
  • -Three in ten smartphone owners plug their phones in to their cars to listen to Internet radio.

Is your website optimized for smartphones? If not, these statistics may jolt you into action.

New Mobile Browsing Stats

Lou Cimaglia
Posted on in Inspiration

New stats released by Pew Research reveal that, “17% of cell phone owners do most of their online browsing on their phone, rather than a computer or other device.”

These stats only point further towards the internet’s continued companionship with mobile access. More people are not just using the web on their phone, they are using it exclusively on their phone. What’s more, these statistics are backed up by the reasoning of these mobile users. The majority of these users say the mobile web works for them because it is more convenient. In fact, 38% of users cite convenience as the biggest draw of the mobile web. And 23% say they use phones because they are omnipresent.

Want more great mobile stats? Follow iFlyMobi on Twitter and connect with us on Facebook.

Webinar: Become the Mobile Services Provider

Jason Pinto
Posted on in News

Are you ready to grow your business through mobile marketing?

If you would like to learn how your company can capitalize on the tremendous growth that is happening in the world of mobile today, I’d like to extend a special invitation to you.

Please join us for a free webinar on July 12th at 2PM Eastern Time!

During the one-hour session, entitled “Become the Mobile Services Provider“, we will share strategies, tactics, technologies, and tools that can enable you to successfully offer mobile marketing solutions to your clients.

Don’t wait! Register today to reserve your spot >>

 

Photo Credit

 

Revenue Opportunity for Service Providers

Jason Pinto
Posted on in Inspiration

Dollars

If you’ve heard our CEO John Foley, Jr. speak at all in the past year or so, I’m sure you’d agree that he’s passionate about mobile.

In fact, he delivered a presentation at the MFSA Annual Conference recently where he implored service providers to start offering mobile solutions to their clients. He received rave reviews after his session for the content he shared and for the urgency of his delivery.

However, passion is one thing. But are there hard statistics that back up John’s advice that service providers can make money with mobile?

The answer is YES!

In a new article on MediaPost, Chuck Martin shared a very important statistic. Here’s what he said: “Almost three-quarters of businesses expect their mobile marketing budget to increase in the next 12 months.”

Yes, mobile isn’t just a trendy or hot channel. It’s one where marketers are investing money today and over the long-term.

Are you ready to make money?

If you’d like to learn how your company can effectively offer mobile services to your clients, please register for our free webinar on July 12th!

During the webinar, we will share strategies, technologies, and tools that can help your business to succeed with mobile!

Register today and reserve your seat >>

 

Photo Credit

 

Using QR Codes to Gain Attendee Feedback: MFSA Conference

Jason Pinto
Posted on in General, Inspiration

Our CEO John Foley, Jr. recently had the chance to speak at the 2012 MFSA Annual Conference.

During his presentation, “Making Money with Mobile”, John shared a number of technologies, strategies, and tools that service providers can use to effectively grow their business.

John covered items such as QR Codes, Near Field Communication (NFC), Augmented Reality, SMS/Text-Messaging, and more.

During his presentation, John used a printed handout with QR Codes to gain real-time feedback attendees.

In the video below, John explains how the process worked:

If you would like to do something similar for your next presentation or event, please contact our team today! Also, feel free to sign up for a 14-day free trial of iFlyMobi today in order to build your own mobile-optimized online surveys.

 

Happy 5th Anniversary iPhone

Michelle
Posted on in News

Since we love anything and everything that has to do with mobile, it would only be right if we took the time to celebrate the iPhone’s 5th Anniversary today!

Apple’s iPhone has generated an estimated $150 billion of cumulative revenue globally. The very first iPhone officially launched on June 29, 2007. Since then Apple has shipped 250 million iPhones and counting worldwide. It is safe to say that the iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones to date.

Below is a great infographic about the iPhone. infographic credit: http://www.vocherCodes.co.uk


Come See Us at the MIT Museum on Mobile Monday Boston

Jason Pinto
Posted on in News

I am quite happy to share the news that we will be exhibiting at the MIT Museum tonight as part of the Mobile Monday Boston event series!

If you’ll be in attendance as well, please make sure to swing by the interlinkONE table.

We will demonstrating how our iFlyMobi product makes it very easy for companies to build mobile websites, landing pages, forms, and more.

Also, we will present how our QReate & Track system enables companies to create, manage, edit, and track QR Codes to help make their printed materials interactive.

This should be a great event!

We hope to see you there.

 

John Foley to Speak at Content Marketing World

Lou Cimaglia
Posted on in News

On September 6th at 10:30 am, interlinkONE and Grow Socially CEO John Foley, Jr. will be speaking at Content Marketing World in Columbus, OH. His presentation is entitled, “Mobile and Tablet Content Distribution.”

There is no doubt that mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are changing the way that people consume information. The speed at which people are purchasing those items and making them part of their daily routines is happening faster than most marketers are prepared for!

 

John will cover such items as:

  • - How to develop a strategy to reach the mobile audience.
  • - Options for building mobile websites, landing pages, blogs, and more.
  • - Best practices for integrating mobile with other distribution channels, such as print and email.
  • - Considerations regarding bringing up a mobile app vs. a mobile website.
  • - And more!