7 Free Mobile Apps No Startup Can Live Without

In the wide world of startups, mobile is all the rage. These techies and entrepreneurs are all about what’s new, innovative, and business savvy.

It’s crucial for startups to reduce their, seemingly endless, daily work loads by streamlining processes and automating, well, just about everything. Here’s our list of 7 brilliant (and free!) mobile apps almost guaranteed to cut any startups to-do list in half:

1) Evernote

Meet the king of productivity apps. Evernote is the perfect tool for managing to-do lists and keeping research, notes, reminders, photos, and more in one easy to use, easy to navigate app. Evernote makes it effortless to remember [...]

21 Years Later, SMS Still Dominant

 

Recently, a blog article titled “The Challenges and Future of SMS Technology” was posted. This article argued that “even 21 years after its invention, sending an SMS is hard.” The challenges discussed throughout the article focus on business challenges in regards to text messaging, spam, and more.

But is this true? Is sending a text message hard, even for businesses? Not anymore.

In a recent article for Wired, John Lauer, CEO of ZipWhip, gives us his take on SMS today:

“The text message is and will remain the most ubiquitous medium for messaging. There [...]

5 Incredible Mobile Breakthroughs of 2013

2013 was the year of innovative mobile technology. Twenty years ago, we used our mobile devices primarily for calling and, really, not much else. Today, our mobile devices help run our entire lives and without them we would be lost. We book appointments through our devices, navigate directions to our favorite hotspots, calculate tips at restaurants, and take shameless “selfies” in public to send to our friends. Some of us are even get caught carrying on conversations with our mobile device, through our favorite travel companion, Siri. There’s no arguing that mobile is a huge part of our lives, and it’s only getting bigger.

With 2013 behind us, many are [...]

Bulletin’s Products Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Want to learn more about what Bulletin can do for you? Check out these awesome product videos – designed and produced by Creative Director, Jason Hendricks.

 

Interested in starting your own text campaign? Contact us at sales@bulletin.net and we’ll get you set up today.

Introducing DealSiftr – iPhone’s Latest Personalized Deal App

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Powered by Bulletin, DealSiftr is a free app for iPhone that delivers personalized deals and coupons to you, right when and where you need them.

Simply fill out your personal profile to tell DealSiftr exactly what you’re looking for. Then, let it serve up only the best, most relevant daily deals straight to your phone. Whether you’re shopping for sporting goods, new furniture, or travel packages, DealSiftr provides you with unbeatable offers from Yelp, Restaurant.com, Amazon Local, and other location-based social networks.

DealSiftr integrates with your [...]

Bulletin Announces First API Contest Winner

During the month of November, we hosted a developer contest that focused on innovation, efficiency, and Bulletin API integration. We received some great entries from developers, all inspired by Bulletin software. However, one app impressed us the most, and that was Duane Smith’s Smiley Messenger.

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Smiley Messenger (available on the Apple App Store) is an iPhone application that connects users with a number of [...]

Why Every College/University Should Be Using SMS

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Like most schools, you probably  use email, Facebook, and Twitter to communicate with students. Whether you’re sending out a crime alert, upcoming payment reminder, or promoting an on-campus event, these three channels are the most widely used forms of communication amongst colleges and universities. Why do you think that is? Is email really the best way to reach college students in a moments notice? What about Facebook? Twitter?

According to experts, there’s an even more [...]

Why Consumers Opt-Out of Mobile Marketing (and How to Prevent It) – Part 2

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Now that we know what causes consumers to opt out, we can try and prevent it from happening as often in the future. How? Follow this 5 step guide and create a mobile marketing campaign guaranteed to keep your customers engaged:

1. Timing is of the Essence

Timing messages can be tricky. If messages are sent too often, consumers may get annoyed and opt out, but if messages are sent too little, your messages won’t resonate with your consumers. It’s important to find [...]

Why Consumers Opt-Out of Mobile Marketing (and How to Prevent It) – Part 1

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Let’s be honest; No one enjoys it when people unsubscribe from their marketing list.

With all the time and effort you put into creating and growing your list, carefully crafting messages, and sending them out, it’s never fun when someone hits you with a, “thanks, but no thanks.” Whether you’re a marketing guru, a qualified professional, or simply a beginner, you’re always going to experience people opting out of your list. While you can’t always predict the future, you can be aware of some common themes that may help prevent [...]

Bulletin Developer Contest: Build an SMS Enabled App

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Bulletin is kicking off our very first Developer Contest for the month of November. Starting November 1st, we will be holding monthly contests that will give all you developers the opportunity to build something great and show us what you’re really made of!

As a global technology and service leader in computer-to-mobile messaging, we want developers of all types to help solve problems and gain a little recognition using Bulletin.

Challenge:

Our first challenge is to create an application that successfully integrates with Bulletin. We are looking for something both innovative [...]

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