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Does anyone have some feedback on a company that can create a custom iPhone app for a dealer group that allows people to book a service appointment, browse their inventory, apply for financing, etc.?
They have a dozen stores so the app would need to accomodate routing to each store properly.
I see many companies advertising iPhone apps but I wanted to get feedback from ADM members who have them up and running.
I am also interested to see if these iPad apps have helped increase online service appoint setting.
Take a look at www.DealershipApps.com We have created an app that does everything that you are asking for and more. The app is white labeled, no ads, full inventory search. Add favorites, make offers, apply now, view carfax's (if dealer sponsored) etc.Stop in and take a look at our 5 minute demo video.
$199 Setup Fee
$99 A month (no contracts)
Feed free to take a look at www.MobileAppLoader.com. http://mobileapploader.com/myApp/AppsCategories1.aspx?tag=Automotive
our Silver model is $249 setup and only $11 per month and our Platinum model including Notifications and Customer Chat is $349 setup and $20 per month. No contract in both cases.
Please let know if you need more info.
Initial setup fee of $999 (Regularly $1995) and $99 is affordable?
Where at www.MobileAppLoader.com for half of this price and you get iPhone, iPad and Android Apps with Notifications, Customer Chat and Content management system.
I have been working on a blog post about mobile apps and qr codes , and just posted it this morning. For the money and commitment with apps, I generally feel that dealers get a better bang for their buck with a mobile site and text marketing. If you are seriously considering developing an App, I would invest some time in researching long term consumer use and engagement. When speaking with an App developer, ask them for the actual user statistics of apps that they have done for other car dealers and not just the download numbers. As a number of studies have shown, download numbers do not prove use or adoption, which are the much more important. If the data proves out long term consumer use, then I would definitely employ an app.