The Release of Vesion 2.0 Converts OnSpot Social Into a Full-Fledged Data Collection App for iPad
OnSpot Social is proud to announce the release of version 2.0! As many of you know we have released a few updates since the launch of OnSpot Social version 1.0 back on May 22nd, 2012. The difference between those updates and this update is the shear size of the update. We took some of our ideas and combined them with some of the feedback which we had been receiving from customers (you) and put out what we think is a great evolution of our product. We have tweaked some of the existing features that you have all grown to love, while also totally blowing out OnSpot Social’s data collection capabilities.
OnSpot Social is now a fully functional survey application for business owners to use when engaging their customers in-store, at events, etc. In this article we will give you a top line overview of all of the changes we made to OnSpot Social. We hope you like it! If you have some time, we’d love for you to leave a review on our page in the Apple App Store.
Survey iPad App For Data Collection
The biggest update made to OnSpot Social was the addition of an entire set of survey features which allows our customers to collect any type of data necessary from consumers with an iPad. Collecting data with an iPad is extremely easy and convenient. No more paper surveys. No more paying someone to go through all of the data and input it into an Excel spreadsheet. Now, simply program your survey into OnSpot Social, encourage your customers to fill out the survey on the iPad, and then simply log into your OnSpot Social web account and download a .CSV file containing all of the data you’ve collected.
It’s that easy. Oh yeah, the best part? You can set up your survey to include or not include any type of data you want. Then, when that survey is complete, go ahead and start over by creating a brand new one. Create as many surveys and collect as many responses as you’d like!
At this point you’re probably wondering exactly what type of data can be collected with OnSpot Social. Well, when I say anything, I really do mean anything. Below are the different types of data that you can collect with OnSpot Social.
- Postal Address
- Postal Code/Zip Code
- Date (example: Collect birthday information from your customers)
- Single Line Text & Multi-Line Text (example: Allow customers to input free form text)
- Multiple Choice Questions
- Numeric Data
- Phone Number (example: Opt-In to receive text messages from your company)
Expanded Facebook Like Collection Features
We have also added new ways to collect Facebook Likes, as well as, updated some features to make collecting Facebook Likes through an iPad that much easier for your business. With version 2.0 you can now collect Facebook Likes without an internet connection. If you don’t have an internet connection you can simply turn off the On-the-Spot Facebook Like collection feature and turn on the QR Code/Email-the-Link Facebook Like collection feature.
By either allowing your customers to scan a QR code to like your Facebook Page OR by giving them the option to input their email address and have a link to your company’s Facebook page automatically emailed to them you are now expanding the number of Facebook Likes that you can potentially collect.
With version 1.0 we didn’t have the ability to only turn on the QR Code/Email-the-Link feature, but now we do. If you use this feature without an internet connection the next time you have an internet connection simply tap the General tab within the Administrative Section of OnSpot Social and then tap the “transmit to server now” button. That will upload all of the data you’ve collected without an internet connection securely to the OnSpot Social servers at which point the emails from the “email-the-link” feature will go out to your customers.
Miscellaneous New Features And Bug Fixes
Some of the other features and updates that we made in version 2.0 are as follows:
- Added more color choices for font colors to use when constructing your Message for the Kiosk Display Screen
- Added a timer with a countdown that let’s users know if they are running out of time when connecting with your business through OnSpot Social and allows them to request more time
- Added ‘i” icons throughout the Administrative Section and when tapped information is popped up that explains how to use a specific feature
- Created custom keyboards to use within the Data Collection area so that all of the important keys that consumers might need when inputting their data are all right on one keyboard
These are just a few of the many upgrades that we have added in version 2.0. To review ALL that can be done with OnSpot Social we highly recommend you read the User Manual which can be found within the “Help” section of the app. We hope that anyone who was considering purchasing a subscription for OnSpot Social but hasn’t yet done so, will go ahead and try it out. We are also hoping that anyone who has been using OnSpot Social will check out the new features and let us know what you think! We are committed to making OnSpot Social the best in-store engagement/marketing application for business.