How do you do when you want to advertise new products to users? How do you do when you want to share information about your favorite products with others?
Nowadays you have many ways such as through leaflets, sending emails, sms, websites or newspapers, magazines or even oral advertising. However, these facilities have their weakness as description below.
|1||Website||Probable cost; potential customers who you want to share may not know about this website.|
|2||Leaflet, coupon||High cost, unsuitable for retail and store|
|3||Magazine, newspaper||High cost, unsuitable for retail and store|
|4||Broadcasting||High cost, unsuitable for retail and store|
|5||Oral marketing||Free but depending on users’ information sharing|
|6||SMS||Taking cost, annoying to users, text advertising without media information.|
|7||Having to buy users information but annoying to email receivers with spam mails|
Or when you take a very nice shot everyday of your daily life, an interesting story or information that you think will be useful to the community around you how to share these? You probably chose to post it on social network like Facebook, Twitter or sending email; however, these facilities have their weakness as description below:
|1||Posting in Facebook, Twitter||The people you want to share information don not know your Facebook address.|
|2||Posting in blog||The people you want to share information don not know your blog address.|
|3||Sending email||For friend or people who you know their email address only.|
2. iSpreader introduction
Lately, you have been received many facilities to support you to share information and connect with the community but you will also feel more interesting to know that iSpreader product gives you a new means to give a new method of connecting, sharing more easily through the Android phone and WiFi network
iSpreader is an application that allows creating an oral information network, and it is totally automatic. iSpreader will automatically transfer the information to link community even when people there are strangers. With iSpreader you can create, receive, and share the media information to people via WiFi networks. Information will be transferred automatically from a mobile to another when your phone is connected to WiFi.
WiFi network infrastructure is rapidly developing all over the world, free WiFi hot spots are springing up more and more in cafe, offices, restaurants, train stations, schools or even public places. According to statistics, the growth of free WiFi spots is much higher than the growth of the mobile station coverage.
Here are some charts about the development of WiFi infrastructure in the world and the U.S:
2.2 Android phone user community
Community of Android phones users in the world as well as in Vietnam is increasing each day with an impressive number. According to the internet informed sources, 700,000 Android devices is enabled everyday.
With such growth of the WiFi network infrastructure and Android users’ community, iSpreader is a means to support connecting communities, communication and sharing interesting information, to provide useful facilities and experience to new users, making it easy to exchange information between people.
2.3 iSpreader System Service
News can be spread to other directly and automatically in same wifi hotspot but statistic information of the news will be stored on iSpreader server so that Publisher can view statistic information at anytime and anywhere. Paid Version allows viewing statistic information without any fee, but User who are using free version has to pay a fee to view statistic information. This fee is decided by service provider.
3. iSpreader Features
- Allow creation of the media news in many categories such as restaurant, entertainment news, shopping, housing, services, daily news...
- Allow seeing the content of news, photos or videos, comments, view maps and other relevant information.
- Allow news deletion, news classification
- Allow searching news.
- Allow configure to receive desirable news
- Allow locking spam news, unreliable news
- Enable to transfer information completely automatically when connecting to WiFi network or when the news is created while the device is in WiFi network.
- Allow sharing information via other facilities like email, Facebook, Twitter...
- Allow to create advertising news with promotion program information.
- Allow view statistic information of your created news.
4. iSpreader functions
4.1 Create news
You can create media news containing information such as texts, images (maximum 3 photos for each news) or video (maximum 20 seconds length), GPS map. Photos, videos of news will be stored in SD card. iSpreader allows you to save draft news (unfinished news) in order to complete news later.
4.2 Read news
The received news will be displayed into a list with thumbnail photos, news titles, creator, and received date… to manage and read easily.
You just need to touch news on the list to see more detailed content.
News content includes: text, photos or videos, map from the position that you’re reading the news to the position where photos or videos have been created, page link (if available), phone number (if available), price (if any), discount percentage (if any), starting/ opening date and expiration of sales if any, comments of those who received and spread (if any), creator, created date…
If you like the content of news or want to read the news that produced by the same creator of current news, iSpreader totally help you do it through More News.
4.3 Delete news
The managed news will be automatically deleted if the published released date exceeds the specified date in the setting of iSpreader. iSpreader defaultly manages news within 30 days from created date (you can change this default value), if it exceeds 30 days, the news will automatically be deleted from the system. But if the news has already been included in Favorites by users, it will not be deleted as long as it remains in Favorites. So if you do not want the system automatically to delete news that you’d like, put it in Favorites by yourselves.
On the other hand, you can delete news by yourselves, iSpreader ensures that you will not receive the news that you have deleted before.
4.4 News search
You can search news in the current list, needed content will be searched by iSpreader in both news contents and titles.
4.5 Spam prevention
If you don’t like any news, you can delete it or put in on Unreliable category. iSpreader also allows you to put together all the news created by one person in Unreliable category.
When you put news on Unreliable Category, it will not be automatically spread to other devices unless you allows by adjusting the system setting. On the other sides, when news is put into Unreliable Category the creator will automatically be included in Blacklist. iSpreader will block released from people in your Blacklist. When someone is put in to Blacklist, they will be there for a month defaultly (you can change this default value). After 1 month, iSpreader will automatically delete that person from Blacklist or you can extend time existing of contacts in your Blacklist. Besides, iSpreader also allows you change the mode that you can communicate with trusted contacts in your Whitelist.
4.6 Share, receive news
iSpreader is totally automatic in transferring and receiving news when your phone connects to WiFi network. Information will be sorted and filtered basing on default information or your setting in Setting of application. The unsatisfactory news will not be received such as out expired news or news created by devices on your Blacklist.
When received new from another device, iSpreader will notify users via Widget (if you put iSpreader Widget on the screen Home) and through Notification. If your phone is in WiFi Network, when you create news that will also spread to other devices in the network. (with a providence that these devices also installed to iSpreader).
You can share your favorite news via email, Facebook, Twitter…
4.7 Promotion Program
Paid version allows user to create an advertising news includes Promotion Program information to attract and encourage consumers about the news and spread these news to community. With this kind of news, consumers get one point if they spread directly to one other. Consumer will catch Gift Voucher when they get enough Voucher Points that was set the news. iSpreader will notify consumer when they caught Gift Voucher and display Gift box icon when consumer check news. Consumer can take their mobile with this news to place where published this news to get Gift of discount as described in the news.
Consumers can get Voucher Point when spread the news to other and they also can create an advertising news which includes Promotion Program but Promotion Program information can not be spread to other one with free version. User can only experience this feature on the free version before deciding to purchase a paid version.
Paid version allows user view statistic information of user’s created news with some kind of information as below:
- Map with all the locations where the news was spread.
- This helps user realize the extent of spread of information in a certain geographical area.
- A static chart display number of received, number of views and number of user who caught the voucher by date.
- Total number of received, total number of views, and total number of users who has caught Gift Voucher up to present time.
Note: User has to pay money to view statistic information by free version. This fee is decided by service provider.
4.9 Configuration, features setting of program
iSpreader allows you to do the following settings:
- Enable/Disable iSpreader.
If you want to make iSpreader temporarily stop to transferring activity, you can disable it. And, of course you can enable again so iSpreader will automatically transfer information each time your phone connecting to WiFi network.
- Do not allow spreading news that is in Unreliable Category
- Communicate with only those in your Whitelist.
- Receive, store and manage news created in valid date. Default is 30 days, and you can change this value if you want.
- Allows specifying default time for contacts in your Blacklist. Default lasts 1 month, and you can change this value if you want.
- iSpreader allows you to choose the type of information that you want to receive from following categories: Restaurant, Entertainment, Shopping, Housing, Services, and Daily.
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