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Awakin Apps Features - GPS Map

With our Awakin Apps platform you can create a smartphone app with many different features and we’ll be detailing them all on our blog!

Check out our previous blogs about our Awakin Apps Features - QR Coupons and Push Notifications

Our GPS Map tab allow you highlight places on a map, give information about that place and give step-by-stpe directions to it! We have used this feature in every Awakin App to date because it’s such a convenient and versatile tab.

You can have up to 3 categories, so for example if you are building an app for the tourism industry you could have a category for hotels, sight-seeing and entertainment! Within these 3 categories you can have an unlimited amount of places of interest (POI), infact one of our app have almost 100 POI’s.

Of course this can open up a great opportunity for your business because you could sell this space to other business who wanted to advertise their product or service - sticking with the tourism industry example, you could charge hotels a fee to be featured on your map.

Another great feature that comes as standard with the awakin apps platform!

At Awakin Apps we can help you grow your business with a smartphone app for less than you might think! We can also offer our advice and services on Social Media Management and E-Marketing Solutions - get in touch at apps@awakin.com to find out more or CLICK HERE to see our latest special offer for new customers!

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Awakin your business to Digital Marketing

Are you thinking of investing in a mobile app? If not you should be! But Awakin, why should we be spending money on designing and building a mobile app?

Well for starters it gives your company a unique selling point and you’ll be able to communicate directly to your customers via push notifications not to mention increasing brand loyalty and repeat business by using QR coupons and loyalty stamps!

So your next question is probably how many people have phones? Here at Awakin we’ve done the had graft for you and found out the latest sales stats for the UK and Europe:

Recent sales stats (UK and mainland Europe):

  • IDC say 27.4 million smartphones sold in Western Europe in Q2 2012. Samsung’s share is 43.6%, followed by Apple at 19%.
  • A May 2012 YouGov survey found 47% of UK mobile phone users now have a smartphone. They expect that number to hit over 55% by the same time next year.
  • comScore reckon there were just over 28 million UK smartphone users by May 2012 (3-month average), a year-on-year increase of 38%.
  • The same company put combined smartphone ownership for France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK at 44% of mobile users as of December 2011 (104 million users).
  • Figures quoted in the FT put UK smartphone ownership at 46% as of August 2011.

The only question left is why an Awakin App? Well we can offer your business its very own smartphone app with any of the following features:

  • Create interactive treasure trails/walks
  • QR scannable codes for rewards
  • Send specials and coupons directly to users with push notifications
  • Display your full event list
  • A Loyalty feature for repeat customers (stamper card)
  • Turn-by-turn GPS directions to your business 
  • Music player (able to purchase songs)
  • We can integrate your Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Photos, etc 
  • Update your app on your own using our easy edit tools
  • Plus much more…

At Awakin Apps we can help you grow your business with a smartphone app for less than you might think! We can also offer our advice and services on Social Media Management and E-Marketing Solutions - get in touch at apps@awakin.com to find out more or CLICK HERE to see our latest special offer for new customers!

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At Awakin Apps we like to understand our users as best we can and what better to understand their smartphone usage than to look at socially active they are! SO we’ve found this cool infographic for comparisons between Android and iOS.
To date they are 500 millions activated Android, which has the edge over 410 million activated iOS device but the sticking point here is that there are many devices available on Android such as HTC and Samsung (to name the most popular) so you would expect the share to be in their favour.
In terms of popular social apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc, Android has more downloads however new iPhone 5 come with Facebook and Twitter integrated into your contacts!
This latest research on Facebook usage for each platform shows that are almost 37,000,000 unique app visitors from Android devices compared to just over 26,000,000 on iOS - but why should you care?
Well as social media has become such an important part of our lives people can share their recommendations for products and services to all their friends - just think of the free advertising! Generally speaking people are more likely to trust their friends recommendations rather than some advertising blurb!
So how can you use this info? Well if you had an app specific to your business with Facebook and Twitter integrated into it your customers could help promote your business for you, without even realising their doing it!
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At Awakin Apps we can help you grow your business with a smartphone app for less than you might think! We can also offer our advice and services on Social Media Management and E-Marketing Solutions - get in touch at apps@awakin.com to find out more or CLICK HERE to see our latest special offer for new customers!

At Awakin Apps we like to understand our users as best we can and what better to understand their smartphone usage than to look at socially active they are! SO we’ve found this cool infographic for comparisons between Android and iOS.

To date they are 500 millions activated Android, which has the edge over 410 million activated iOS device but the sticking point here is that there are many devices available on Android such as HTC and Samsung (to name the most popular) so you would expect the share to be in their favour.

In terms of popular social apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc, Android has more downloads however new iPhone 5 come with Facebook and Twitter integrated into your contacts!

This latest research on Facebook usage for each platform shows that are almost 37,000,000 unique app visitors from Android devices compared to just over 26,000,000 on iOS - but why should you care?

Well as social media has become such an important part of our lives people can share their recommendations for products and services to all their friends - just think of the free advertising! Generally speaking people are more likely to trust their friends recommendations rather than some advertising blurb!

So how can you use this info? Well if you had an app specific to your business with Facebook and Twitter integrated into it your customers could help promote your business for you, without even realising their doing it!

At Awakin Apps we can help you grow your business with a smartphone app for less than you might think! We can also offer our advice and services on Social Media Management and E-Marketing Solutions - get in touch at apps@awakin.com to find out more or CLICK HERE to see our latest special offer for new customers!

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UK Communications Market Report 2012

Here at Awakin we are always on the hunt for the latest stats on smartphone usage and the communications industry as a whole (as I’m sure you’ve noticed)

Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries has recently released their report on the communication industry. So rather than you sifting through all the information and jargon, sit back and let Awakin tell you the most relevant tidbits that could help your business!

In terms if internet usage, 8 out of 10 people had access to the internet in the first quarter 2012 and in 2011 the average time spent online was 23.5 per month - thats almost a whole day!

Social media is king! According to the report two thirds of internet users have accessed facebook - that’s not overly surprising considering most of you probably have it open right now, I know I do - www.facebook.com/yourawakin. In fact Facebook generates almost a quarter of all referred traffic to YouTube (23.7%) and it’s nearly caught up to Google (32.3%)

Lastly, there is more spent on internet advertsiing than any other medium. In 2011 spend on internet advertising was £4.8bn, £4.2bn for TV and £3.9bn for press!

I know what your thinking, ‘hey Awakin, tell us something we don’t know!’ and you’d be right everyone knows that the internet is the most popular medium out there but by having these stats we can get a better understanding of why and what people are doing online, which helps you target your audience that much better!

But how can you do that? Well with two fifth’s of UK adults now owning a smartphone and that same number saying that their phone is the most inportant device for accessing the internet then it’s pretty obvious, isn’t it?

Create a smartphone app for your business! And here at Awakin we can help, and it doesn’t cost as much as you might think!

The only question left is why an Awakin App? Well we can offer your business its very own smartphone app with any of the following features:

  • Create interactive treasure trails/walks
  • QR scannable codes for rewards
  • Send specials and coupons directly to users with push notifications
  • Display your full event list
  • A Loyalty feature for repeat customers (stamper card)
  • Turn-by-turn GPS directions to your business 
  • Music player (able to purchase songs)
  • We can integrate your Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Photos, etc 
  • Update your app on your own using our easy edit tools
  • Plus much more…

At Awakin Apps we can help you grow your business with a smartphone app for less than you might think! We can also offer our advice and services on Social Media Management and E-Marketing Solutions - get in touch at apps@awakin.com to find out more or CLICK HERE to see our latest special offer for new customers!

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Here at Awakin Apps we love infographics but we also know how important it is to find out just what smartphones are being used for! Not only does it help us when creating our own apps but it also helps our clients decide on what features they would like most in their app. Even before we get to that stage the mobile market stats help us show small businesses (like us) what a mobile app could for them!
GDS infographics have came up this a great easier to digest chart for smartphone usage - so just what are people using their smartphones for?
Well not surprisingly games comes out on top with a huge 64% but what is surprising is that weather (60%) beats social networking (56%) to second place. Dining/restaurant and shopping/retail hold a strong position of 26% each. The bottom three categories are health (13%), education/learning (11%) and household/personal care (6%).
Another interesting point this infographic covers is the distribution of apps in terms of platform:
Apple - 300,000
OVI (Nokia) - 130,00
Android - 25,000
Blackberry - 18,000
This distribution statistic is shocking when you consider that android has the leading market share in terms of mobile devices! However whether this is because apple have been around longer and I’m sure that by the end of 2012 Android will have closed to gap considerably!
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At Awakin Apps we can help you grow your business with a smartphone app for less than you might think! We can also offer our advice and services on Social Media Management and E-Marketing Solutions - get in touch at apps@awakin.com to find out more or CLICK HERE to see our latest special offer for new customers!

Here at Awakin Apps we love infographics but we also know how important it is to find out just what smartphones are being used for! Not only does it help us when creating our own apps but it also helps our clients decide on what features they would like most in their app. Even before we get to that stage the mobile market stats help us show small businesses (like us) what a mobile app could for them!

GDS infographics have came up this a great easier to digest chart for smartphone usage - so just what are people using their smartphones for?

Well not surprisingly games comes out on top with a huge 64% but what is surprising is that weather (60%) beats social networking (56%) to second place. Dining/restaurant and shopping/retail hold a strong position of 26% each. The bottom three categories are health (13%), education/learning (11%) and household/personal care (6%).

Another interesting point this infographic covers is the distribution of apps in terms of platform:

  • Apple - 300,000
  • OVI (Nokia) - 130,00
  • Android - 25,000
  • Blackberry - 18,000

This distribution statistic is shocking when you consider that android has the leading market share in terms of mobile devices! However whether this is because apple have been around longer and I’m sure that by the end of 2012 Android will have closed to gap considerably!

At Awakin Apps we can help you grow your business with a smartphone app for less than you might think! We can also offer our advice and services on Social Media Management and E-Marketing Solutions - get in touch at apps@awakin.com to find out more or CLICK HERE to see our latest special offer for new customers!

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Mobile stats that matter to your business

As a small business ourselves we at Awakin Apps are always on the look out for key data about mobile apps and smartphone usage because we believe that it will help us create smartphone app that meet your businesses needs.

Ok so that’s why we care about mobile stats but why should you? Well its simple really, mobile marketing gives you access to a captive audience in a hyper-targeted way - think about it what other method of marketing can you directly contact your customers. Communicating to your customers through their smartphone produces immediate responses and a higher response rate than any other method.

Because the mobile market is growing so rapidly you need to act fast or you’ll get left behind in favour of your more ‘switched-on’ competitors, by developing a mobile app (with Awakin it could cost less than your think) you can provide a better service to your customers and be in a great position to up-sell your product or service.

So what are the stats that matter:

  • Mobile coupons get 10 times the redemption rate of traditional coupons. (Mobile Marketer, 2012)
  • 91% of all smart phone users have their phone within arm’s reach 24/7. (Morgan Stanley, 2012)
  • 44% of Facebook’s 900 million monthly users access Facebook on their phones. These people are twice as active on Facebook as non-mobile users (Facebook, 2012)
  • Mobile marketing will account for 15.2% of global online ad spend by 2016. (Berg Insight, 2012)
  • 70% of all mobile searches result in action within 1 hour. 70% of online searches result in action in one month. (Mobile Marketer, 2012)
  • 9 out of 10 mobile searches lead to action, over half leading to purchase. (Search Engine Land, 2012)
  • 61% of local searches on a mobile phone result in a phone call. (Google, 2012)
  • 52% of all mobile ads result in a phone call. (xAd, 2012)


At Awakin Apps we can help you grow your business with a smartphone app for less than you might think! We can also offer our advice and services on Social Media Management and E-Marketing Solutions - get in touch at apps@awakin.com to find out more or CLICK HERE to see our latest special offer for new customers!

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Awakin.com Digital Publishing - Here’s what we do!

We can help you create your own app and more importantly help you through that burning question - ‘how much does it cost to build an app’ our Awakin Apps have many gerat features that could benefit your business such as:

  • Push technology
  • QR coupons
  • GPS Check-In
  • Social media integration
  • Events listings
  • Email forms
  • and many more…

But we don’t just make apps, here at Awakin we design and publish iBooks so whether you want your idea to become a free iBook, freemium iBook or a straight pay per download version we’ve got the tools to help you realise your great idea!

At Awakin Apps we can help you grow your business with a smartphone app for less than you might think! We can also offer our advice and services on Social Media Management and E-Marketing Solutions - get in touch at apps@awakin.com to find out more or CLICK HERE to see our latest special offer for new customers!


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Awakin Apps Features and How Create Your Own App

We plan to Awakin your business to the growing mobile market by dispelling the unknown nature of app development!

So what are your burning concerns about the ‘dark art’ of app development? 

Could it be:

  • How do you create your own app
  • How much does it cost it make an app for Android
  • How to build an app for multiplatform in 1 day

Lean Launch App offer it’s very simple and cost effective! We can build you a preview app for $99 in 1 day and should you want to commit to the fully loaded app we can create your own app for you at a very affordable level! Our pricing model includes iPhone, Android and iPad options as well as some different hosting plans, should you want  to include push technology to engage directly with users!

In terms of features we are able to put video loops on an app - we can stream directly from youtube or upload the videos manually! We also have more customer driven feature such as, QR Scanner, GPS Check-In and Loyalty Card options should you wish to engage directly with customers!

At Awakin Apps we can help you grow your business with a smartphone app for less than you might think! We can also offer our advice and services on Social Media Management and E-Marketing Solutions - get in touch at apps@awakin.com to find out more or CLICK HERE to learn more about us!