The New SNA Mobile App
A couple of things about the app and the beacons...
Just in time for SNA 2014, SNA has partnered with Sunrise Marketing to create a new SNA Mobile App that will have people talking! This new app will allow you to engage more fully at SNA 2014 and offers you a chance to cash in on rewards and Win an iPad!
The new SNA Mobile app features a directory of exhibitors, news feeds for everything SNA, marketing messages and videos, instant coupons and as an added bonus, a plant database from MasterTag.
Using Apple's new iBeacon technology the SNA app will interact with beacons to deliver contextual marketing messages as well as videos, instant coupons and more. These beacons will be deployed at select exhibitors, designated in the exhibitor tab on the app. These exhibitor booths will be equipped with beacons to demonstrate a variety of functions. The iBeacon technology will work on Apple devices running the iOS 7 operating system. The SNA app works on all Apple devices as well as Android smart phones and tablets.
You can download the app in advance of the show, or at designated signs in the registration area. Explore this cutting edge technology and learn how it can work for your business. The new SNA Mobile App will provide an up close and personal look at the future of retailing with Apple's new iBeacon technology, epunched mobile app and more - all designed to create a more rewarding shopping experience and help you engage your customers.
The SNA app will work on any Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPad mini, as well as Android smart phones and tablets. However, only the Apple devices running iOS 7 or later will be able to interact with the beacons. As you can imagine, Apple is a leader in this technology, but we expect Androids and other platforms to be online in the next 6 to 8 months. With that said any one with the app will be able to 'check in' at your booth. For those without an iPhone there is a simple four digit PIN code that you will enter in order to check in.
Visit Sunrise Marketing in Booth 103
Get an up close and personal look at the future of retailing with Apple's new iBeacon technology, epunched mobile app and more - all designed to create a more rewarding shopping experience and help you engage your customers. And, join Kurt on The SNA Stage on Wednesday, July 23 from 11:00am - 11:30 am for an illuminating overview of this new technology that has people talking. Learn how you can build your business, create your own branded multi devise app to build and reward a network of loyal customers! Be sure to download the SNA App before arriving at SNA 2014 to experience both iBeacon and ePunched in action.
We have created the SNA app for demonstration purposes for the upcoming SNA show. An exciting element to the epunched app platform is our integration with Apple's iBeacon technology. With this technology we can engage user's apps through beacons. Each beacon can be configured to trigger a range of actions, anything from a simple check in (for loyalty programs), to welcome messages, links to URLs or instant rewards. The SNA app is set up with:
- Contact Tab for direct e-mail access
- Map feature for directions to this year's SNA show
- Check in button
- News feed for association information
- Rewards - all deals and all available rewards are listed here
- Plant Guide - A plant database with over 1000 plants is provided courtesy of MasterTag
- Exhibitors - A listing of all exhibitors at the 2014 SNA show
For more information on Sunrise Marketing and epunched go to www.sunrisemarketing.com