Checking In With Your Mobile Phone In More Than One Ways
OK When you hear the word “Check in”, popular Location Based Social Media platform like Foursquare may come to mind. And indeed these days people are checking in with their mobile devices every where they go; whether it is at a restaurant or a hospital!
In fact, if you are not careful your clients may be checking into your business centers, creating unofficial venues for your business and misrepresenting you. It will be worthwhile to have this checked out by your Marketing Agent.
And yet there is yet another kind of “checking in” that is encouraged through the use of a mobile phone. The airlines are NOW asking that you check in with your mobile phone – unless you want to pay more! That is the way forward. Go Mobile!
Here’s an invitation from the airline asking me if I want to check in through the web / phone or if I want to pay extra to check in at the counter. In the States, airlines are using QR Codes to check in.
When I talk to businesses in Kuala Lumpur, they agree that mobile is the way to go. More transactions are taking place everyday that involves mobile devices. While some are taking definite steps to get mobile ready others have this on their To-Do list.
The way things are going, it will be very soon (a matter of a 12 or 18 months) before businesses will be scrambling to get mobile ready – because the amount of activity taking place on mobile will supersede that of the PC. If you are not mobile ready, you will be left out.
If you have not given this much thought then this is a good time to start considering, planning and implementing – because your clients are already using their mobile devices and your competitors are getting mobile ready. It is a case of the market being ready while businesses are still trying to play catch up!
Ignore the mobile platform and risk being left out of the sphere of one third of internet users who surf using their mobile devices (think mobile phones, tablets like Samsung, iPad and iPod Touches).
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