Are you facing the problem of your customers not being accessible over email? Are you spending a fortune on telephone customer support? Would you like to have the option of simple SMS for you customer support?
Get on-time SMS notifications with SupportBee. The Supportbee<>Sent.ly integration lets you have a uniform experience anywhere in the world!
Sent.ly is a year old, and we’re giving you all a great new UI to use inside. We’d updated our front page a while ago, but the inside pages are now hooked up as well!
Check it out at the new Sent.ly!
With the new upcoming Sent.ly, we took the old and clunky SMS bulk blaster out back and gave it a ticket to the old-age home.
The spanking new replacement lets you just send email out. Pick the number you want to send to, and put that in an email address…
email@example.com would send the body of the email out to +65 9876 5432. Easy!
Received SMS into your Sent.ly phone can be sent up to your email inbox as an email too. Replying to this would send the email out as an SMS - Seamless!
It’s all coming in the next Sent.ly release!
We’re celebrating our first year of operation with a great new look and some exciting news to follow. Stay tuned for more updates!
Who we are:
Sent.ly is a startup working on a new and innovative SMS transport platform. We help applications communicate over SMS using a HTTP web API call and an Android application. Our application is written in C# with MVC4 and is hosted on the Microsoft Azure cloud.
Who you’ll be:
We’re looking for the right person to fill the opening of Lead Developer. You’ll start off immediately on the server side, but you’d be free to move into other spheres of operation within the company in the future as we grow.
A trio wants a fourth to form the perfect A-team. Varun, Vijay & Weileen (we/us, from now on) started working on something unsexy but are now diversifying into other projects (sexy & unsexy). We’d like for you to join us in our quest to change our small bit of the world.
Willy from Indonesia has just solved a problem that most of us had hitherto been resigned to endure.
Why waste time in a queue waiting for that delicious treat when you could chill out and just wait for a notification? Willy had enough of waiting for bubble tea, and decided to do something about it!
Once you’ve paid, your cashier asks you for your mobile phone number for notifications. Once you’re in the queue, you get an SMS confirmation. When your order is ready for pick-up, you get another notification. Couldn’t get simpler!
Using a very slick Heroku based app, he has built up a very nice queue management system that could be deployed in well under an hour.
Willy has this solution completed but not tested up on his GitHub (https://github.com/weyewe/qbreaker) as well as a detailed description of the solution on his blog (http://weyewe.com/qbreaker-solution-design-and-prototype).
Check it out - Kudos to Willy!
Whether your’e a technology startup or a brick & mortar business trying to attract a few more walk-in customers, the most important thing you’ve heard from the news is probably how you have to go mobile before your business fades into oblivion. There’s good reason to believe it too when the Singapore government itself has an official iPhone app.
What all the hype doesn’t mention is just how much in a state of flux the mobile internet or mobile app space is. It’s true people play video games, read emails, watch videos and connect with friends online, and increasingly so. However, when it comes to purchasing goods, or interacting with your bank, this is far from mainstream. Consider the fact that mobile phones have been used for banking and identity verification for a long time though, and suddenly, the promise of mobile seems to lose a little of its sparkle.
There is no inherent need for a company exploring the promise of mobile to jump head first into the deep end with a large budget for iOS and Android mobile apps, push notifications, html5 micro-sites and so on. Surely the more sensible thing to do is to offer mobile services incrementally to clients.
Offer to inform your customers of promotions via SMS. If they don’t want to receive a 140 character text message from you, what makes you think that they will give their precious screen real-estate to your mobile app anyway? If that works well, one can always devote time and money to mobile applications thereafter.
Aren’t we rushing a little too quickly into throwing money at a problem we don’t even see clearly yet? Aren’t smartphones still a novelty item in the global scheme of things? Or am I missing something here?