Fort Walton Beach, Florida (PRWEB) May 20, 2016
TalkingParents.com partnered with Bit-Wizards in June 2012 to enhance their service offering by building their existing website into a responsive, mobile friendly design. Then, in the Spring of 2016 the partnership continued when TalkingParents.com decided it was time to build an iPhone app. Much to the delight of their users, in May 2016 this application launched and published to the iTunes store.
Although TP was delivering a very valuable service to its users, they still felt the need to improve their offering and one way they knew to achieve this was to build a mobile app for their users. Push notifications for their already secure messages was a feature that the Talking Parents users collectively wanted as a new feature. Also, 85% of the TP users are accessing the website via a mobile device. Half of that traffic is divided between the iOS and Android mobile platforms. The move to apps just made sense for TP.
In May of 2016 with the help of the Bit-Wizards web development and software engineering teams, TP launched their first iOS app. This application ties all the TP services together in one single, easy to use app for iOS.
The app itself is free to download, but users must be subscribed to the TP premium service (minimal monthly fee) to log in and use the app on their iOS device. A user can subscribe to this service after downloading the app from inside the app store or sign-up directly on the Talking Parents website. This subscription works across all platforms, so the user only pays once to access their account on any platform they choose (Android and Windows apps are currently in development.) The subscription model also provides TP the funds to maintain the app and keep the services running on highly available and secure technologies.
The TalkingParents.com website is built on the Kentico Content Management System and is hosted, Microsoft Azure. Building the website on these high-end technologies gave the Bit-Wizards development team the ability to integrate easily into the newly created application. The TP app is more than just a free standing application, unlike most apps in the store, it is completely integrated with the TP service. Users can be logged into the app and web service simultaneously and still receive updates and notifications on whatever device they need to access at the moment. Bit-Wizards Technical Director, John Jackson was the project lead and used the app development tool Xamarin, just recently purchased by Microsoft, to build the iOS application.
Within the next month, TP will be launching an app for the Android platform which will integrate with the Chrome browser where you can sign-in and receive push notifications while logged in on your desktop or laptop computer. After that launch, the TP and Bit-Wizards team will finish up app development by building a Windows 10 Universal app as well.
Bit-Wizards (http://www.BitWizards.com) is an innovative, award-winning, and leading technology agency in the Southeastern United States. With offices in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Tennessee, Texas and Georgia, Bit-Wizards fills the need of any business seeking to develop an application, build a brand, or move to the cloud.
TalkingParents.com (http://www.talkingparents.com) is a free service that replaces email, text, and all other electronic messages between co-parents. TalkingParents.com keeps a complete record of all communications between parents and maintains the record as an independent third party, making sure parents cannot delete or alter anything they say. TalkingParents.com’s goal is to improve communication and help parents avoid disputes.
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