I’m excited and honored to be included as an “Inventor” on U.S. Patent 8,965,976 alongside my talented colleagues at Pingup. This milestone further solidifies Pingup’s role as a leader in consumer-to-business communications and commerce.
Our group at Pingup is hard at work on a number of things. Now and then we post articles covering technology trends relevant to our customers. Here’s a roundup of some recent blog entries:
- Tech Leaders Adding Tools for the SMB Community
- The Evolution of Search
- What’s In Store for Local in 2015
- The Pay Per Booking Ad Model
- Large Companies Getting Involved in Local, pt. 2
- How APIs Foster Innovation
- Reducing Friction in the Path to Purchase
- Why ‘Book Now’ is Better than ‘Request an Appointment’
- Large Companies Getting Involved in Local
BookNow by Pingup for iOS version 2.+ represents a major redesign. The app was built from the ground up, to show off the growing number of businesses available for real-time appointment booking via the Pingup API network.
This release features major UI enhancements and a streamlined booking process to act as a guidepost for consumer-facing publishers that plan to integrate with the Pingup API. BookNow is a universal app for iPhone and iPad.
I’m excited to be able to share the new Pingup Booking API that we’ve been working on. Pingup’s REST API makes it easy for developers of mobile and web apps (such as local business listings directories, social or location-based networks, deal communities etc.) to add scheduling features to the business profiles that appear on their services. For example, a ‘consumer’ user of a mobile local guide app could view a profile for a salon and be able to instantly book an appointment for services with that business, right within the app. We’ve built some pretty sophisticated ‘plumbing’ to make this happen, by partnering and integrating with the top on-premise scheduling software companies. Check out Pingup.com for more information, or head on over to the Pingup Developers Website to explore the API.
So, here’s more news about what’s keeping me and my colleagues at Pingup happily busy. We’ve launched a new app called BookNow by Pingup. We are continuing to expand the number of local businesses you can schedule appointments with in real-time.