Mobile OCS: The Mobile OCS Story
The Mobile OCS Story
The big idea, and how we're different
At the start of 2012, I built a simple directory app for the Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips. Although it is a very simple web-based app, it received a great response and has proven tremendously useful.
It occurred to me that many businesses and organizations would see the value in similar information-sharing mobile apps. But, building them one-by-one would be expensive for my clients and leave them reliant on me for updates.
So, I developed an automated system that allows non-programmers to create and manage these apps via a web interface. Online Computer Stuff, LLC will begin offering these apps on a subscription basis in early 2013.
Mobile OCS: Features
All apps share some key features
Cross-platform Compatibility: The same app will run on Apple, Android, Blackberry, and Windows mobile devices. They will also work on most desktop browsers as well.
Privacy Option: All app templates can be made private, with the option of conventional username and password logins, or access via a simple password.
Apple "Home Screen" Ready: Apps can be added to the home screen run fullscreen on iOS devices. All templates include an automatic notice for Apple users to show them how.
Mobile Image Optimization: Automatic mobile-sizing of uploaded images for home page and app icons. Automatic thumbnails for item images.
Map Linking: Address info is linked to Google maps - clicking will display locations on a map with most mobile devices.
Social Media Links: Branded buttons for links to the main social media sites.
Themes and Page Transitions: Choose the animation style and basic appearance from a simple menu. Advanced customization is also possible.
Google Analytics: Track use of the apps by simply entering a GA tracking code.