Apple Watch On Hold

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After a great deal of introspection and reading multiple blog posts I decided to put off buying an Apple Watch. My decision came down to two key points:

  1. It’s a first generation product, and
  2. I love my watches.

First Generation Product
I didn’t buy the first iPhone. I couldn’t justify the cost of such a powerful handset that didn’t support 3G networks. (But I wanted one.) I didn’t buy the first iPad. I didn’t understand the real use case for another screen. (But I wanted one.)

With the Apple Watch a mix of cost and use case is one reason I decided to hold off.

I Love My Watches
Like some anachronism in the tech space amongst my peers, I still wear watches. I own around 12, and while none of them are particularly expensive or noteworthy, I enjoy picking out the watch I wear each day. Each one has a story that’s meaningful to me. To get the full value out of the Apple Watch I would need to wear it daily and I’m just not ready to shelve the watches I love at this time.

In any case, I am almost certain that I will come around to committing to the Apple Watch. I want one, but not enough to take the dive just yet.

Growing Your Small Business with DudaMobile

From a career perspective joining DudaMobile has been the most personally satisfying job I’ve ever held. There’s an indescribable feeling you get when you see a small business owner light-up the first time they see their mobile site on a smartphone.

But even more impressive is when they share how their mobile sites have helped them grow. We published a few success stories that I feel are worth sharing. I pulled some highlights below and linked to the full articles.

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Galata Bistro

Read more here.

“We get around 200 visits a month to our mobile site, which means lots of people are getting a chance to check out our menu and catering services.”

“Every day we’re getting phone calls to our restaurant right from our mobile site. Click-to-Call is a great feature.”

Windmill Animal Hospital

Read more here.

  • Average of 50 calls per month from their mobile website.
  • Able to better prioritize incoming customer inquiries via Click-to-Text.
  • Witnessed explosive growth due to implementation of mobile web practices that led Windmill vet to surpass their 6-year business plan in 3 months.

In addition to our direct services, our reseller program is helping agencies of all sizes lower production time for mobile solutions and win new customers. You can read our Reseller Case Studies for Seasites and ITBYUS here.

That’s all for now. I’ll be sure to share more stories as they become available.

Kemp

New gig: DudaMobile

I’m happy to announce that I have taken a new position at DudaMobile! As Partner Sales Manager I will be working to bring on new distribution partners and resellers of our platform.

DudaMobile is working to bring the mobile web to all. Now everyone from small business owners to web developers to resellers can quickly develop rich mobile web sites.

Here’s how it works.

Head to www.DudaMobile.com and plug in your URL. The platform then does the heavy lifting of reviewing your site and optimizing it for mobile browsing. Your logo, images, and pages are all updated for mobile on the fly.

Once the platform is done, you are presented with a feature-rich editor; change the navigation, update the color scheme, move and edit pictures and text. It’s all there. We also provide integrations with popular services like Twitter and YouTube.

Once you’re set, you publish your site, set-up a redirect and you are good to go! Your mobile site will stay in sync with your existing site.

And all of this is free.

If you opt for the premium service we add features like click-to-call and integrations with OpenTable, Google AdSense, Yelp, PayPal, and more.

Additional services include our own professional services team, Hire a Pro and marketing services with our Search Advertising experts.

For resellers we have a comprehensive package that includes training, private labeled tools, support and discounted pricing.

The more I use the platform the more it impresses me and I am looking forward to working with the team. If you want to learn more, please email me at kemp@dudamobile.com.