Businesses can offer mobile coupons based on location, or provide driving directions with the new GPS feature.
Foster City, CA (PRWEB) November 28, 2011
New GPS notifications feature from iBuildapp lets anyone build an app that can send special offers to customers based on their location. iBuildApp recently added mobile coupons for businesses to their free-to-build apps. Now anyone can develop and send coupons, incentives, or timely deals straight to their most loyal customers when they are close by.
Build an app with GPS notifications immediately by going to http://ibuildapp.com
The app will notify a customer’s phone (iPhone and Android) whenever they leave or enter a defined area or POI (point of interest). Based on that information, businesses can offer mobile coupons or provide driving directions.
To build an app with GPS, just enter the POI info, desired radius (options of 50 feet, 100 feet, 300 feet, 500 feet, 1 mile, 2 miles, 5 miles, 10 miles, or 15 miles), and a message (alert) for the notification. Alerts will be displayed on customer’s devices once they enter the defined zone.
There is no limit to how many location-based notifications can be added and no need to recompile the app when adding a new location/notification. All the info will be available via an XML file that can be quickly updated. The feature works even when the app is running in the background, but not when the app is closed.
For example, if a user allows their iPhone to use their location, the app will initiate GPS to define their exact location. Then when they are near a preset location, the app prompts a notification.For iPhone users the location is determined by a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi and cell towers, depending on what's available at the time.
Screenshots at http://ibuildapp.com/gps-for-push-notification-is-released
iBuildApp helps businesses take advantage of the growing mobile marketing trend. The new offering from the iBuildApp team follows iBuildApp’s set of top mobile solutions for BlackBerry, Nokia, Windows, Andriod, iPad and iPhone. It is free to build an app with GPS notifications.
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