Local Event Listings
You can use your apps and website to promote concerts, festivals, charity fundraisers, art expos, live music listings, wine tastings, plays, civic meetings or any other local event. Locals and visitors alike want to know what’s happening in your area today, and YOUR new brand will become the definitive resource for this mobile information!
Locals and visitors are always hungry for great restaurants. Your new mobile apps and website feature helpful details about your town’s best dining and nightlife options, including descriptions, maps, website links and more. Users can even use their smart phone’s built-in GPS capabilities to instantly find the restaurants and bars that are closest to their actual location!
News & Features
You can use this special section to promote local personalities, charities and businesses. Perhaps you’ll spotlight that Eagle Scout who just did a good deed. Or that friendly bartender who’s always ready with a smile and a joke. Or use it to highlight a favorite local charity. Use this feature to make local celebrities and to spotlight deserving individuals, businesses and organizations. This is where your editorial personality can really shine.
Photo and Video Gallery
You can also link to YouTube videos or upload fun videos about your community. Fans can view videos live, right on your website and app! Don’t worry: You don’t need to create the videos yourself… you can just share and promote great local videos that already exist!
Local Weather Reports
Your smart phone apps feature detailed weather reports for your town, including severe weather alerts and extended forecasts. It’s all perfectly automated, so there’s no need to go out and hire your own meteorologist!
Your website and your mobile apps feature built-in ad banners on all major pages. Mobile app ads can link to websites OR they can even dial a business phone number with a simple touch (i.e., “Touch here to call a taxi!”). You control (and keep) 100% of all revenue that you generate from your ads (and from every other revenue source that you can create, including e-commerce, retail, etc.).
Content Management System (CMS)
The Joomla Content Management System (the same CMS system used by such companies as Ebay, GE, McDonald’s, Sony, Pizza Hut, etc.) helps you manage all content on your mobile apps and website. Once you get the hang of it, entering a new restaurant or event takes less than 5 minutes. Once you enter a new listing, it’s instantly live on both the website and your mobile apps. Adding new videos and photos is easy too, once you learn the system. You don’t need to know any programming, and you don’t need to hire a web guy. The CMS makes it all easy, once you learn the basics. For more information about how Joomla works, visit www.joomla.org. It’s an open-source CMS that’s designed to grow with your business to any scale!
Okay, so you’re not the most tech-savvy person on your block. No worries! Can’t figure something out? We’ve got a growing library of easy-to-follow online videos that walk you step-by-step through how to enter an event, how to add a new restaurant listing, how to create a business page on Facebook, how to market your new business, etc. Watch the videos right on your computer. Watch them as often as you like. We’re adding new videos all the time. It’s a fun and easy way to master your new business. We also have a Partner Mentoring program, where other TownWizard partners stand ready to help answer any questions that you have.
Distribution on iTunes & Google Android Marketplace
Once we finish developing your app, you will apply for an Apple Developer account. They approve it. Done. Once your app is approved, anyone can download it for FREE and add it to their iPhone or Android. They can download it using their computer, or they can download it directly on their phone.
Um, so what exactly is a “Companion Website”? It’s a fully functional website that you also get as part of the deal. It features all of the same restaurant and event data, as well as the same exact photos, videos, etc. You even get to choose your own design. The website also has its own ad space that you can sell. To see examples of both websites and the apps, check out the testimonials along the bottom side of this page. After we deliver your finished website, you can customize it in any way that you like.
All of the above features are included with your package. However, our team can also create special functionality for your app and website. For example, suppose you want to be able to sell things. Concert tickets. Gift certificates. T-shirts. Hotel reservations. We can build that for you, in your apps and on your new website. Or perhaps you want custom graphics. Simply contact us if you have any special requests or ideas, and we’ll get you a quote. It’s a whole lot easier (and more affordable) than you’d ever imagine!