GPS Coupon Tutorial    
This topic is assigned to Victor Robu

Aug 28, 2012 07:08 AM

GPS Coupon Tutorial


The GPS Coupon page gives a possibility for businesses to reward frequent customers with incentives for the repeat business. It works by reading the mobile phone's GPS coordinates and then the page checks for the same coordinates as the business location. When a customer accumulates enough check-ins he receives check-in incentive (i.e. free drinks, food, discount, etc.).

As a developer you can manage how many check-ins are needed to unlock an incentive and how many hours before a customer is allowed to check in once again.


In order to add a new GPS Coupon to your app, go to Edit Pages menu, then click "+" Add New Page button. From the Marketplace find GPS Coupon and click on it to add to the application.


Once the page is added to the application, you can proceed with editing it.

On the right side you will find a list of page elements that should be configured.



1 =

Edit Style

In Edit Style CSS page you can change the style of the page

2 =

Coupon name

set up the coupon name


3 =

Coupon image

upload an image for the coupon


4 =

Start date

set up start date of the coupon


5 =

End date

set up end date of the coupon


6 =

Check-In Target Amount

set the number of  "check-ins" that are required to unlock the coupon

7 =

Hours Before Next Check-in

set time interval  before the next check-in


8 =

Can be used again

mark if you allow to use the coupon several times


9 =

Coupon description

write a short description of the coupon


10 =

Locations

add locations where customers will be able to check-in

11 =

Location details

set latitude and longitude coordinates for each location


Let's see how the page type is working on the device.


In the application, the page type will have two buttons "Check-in" and "How to Unlock?" .  In "How to Unlock?" you will find instructions how to unlock the coupon. 



If the customer's current location meet at least one of the locations specified in the Location Details field (see field 11), he will get access to the coupon. If the location is different then the  specified one, Google Map page will appear with directions to the needed location.


If valid location




If different location, Maps Page



- If coupon expired



- If coupon pending





Nov 21, 2012 11:02 AM
Very nice feature!

I'm wondering if this feature can be used for multiple businesses in one app?

For example: The user installs an app that lists many shops in mall. When the user comes within range of the mall, a notification appears for each shop that has an active GPS coupon.

Or would they need to manually open multiple GPS coupon pages in the app to check all available GPS coupons?


Nov 21, 2012 11:41 AM
Two enhancements to the current GPS Coupon feature I'd like to suggest.

1. Allow for setting a distance range that will be considered a valid check-in.

2. Automatically pop up a push like notification when the device is within range of a valid coupon.


Nov 23, 2012 05:23 AM
Hi Andrew,


Regarding your first post - the users will need to manually open multiple GPS coupons in the App to check all available GPS coupons.

Regarding your second post - we will take into consideration your feedback. We will discuss with our developers to see if these options could be added in the future.

best regards,
Victor.

 
 


Feb 13, 2013 03:07 PM
hi has any progress been made with automatically sending a push or pop up when in range of a valid coupon?


Feb 19, 2013 11:26 AM
Paul,


Implementing such a feature would require time and work. At the moment we have other tasks which we consider more important. But we have in plan to improve this page type in the future.

best regards.


Mar 16, 2013 04:34 AM
Hi Victor

I would like to strongly suggest implementing automatically sending a push or pop up when in range of a valid coupon as this is very important for business owners and would make apps selling crazy.

Thank you for consideration
Regards
Maciej


Mar 22, 2013 04:42 AM
Hello Maciej,


Thank you for the suggestion. We will take into consideration your feedback for the future.

best regards.


Nov 08, 2013 09:36 PM
Hi Victor,

Has automatically sending a push or pop up when in range of a valid coupon been implemented.

Best Regards,

Joseph




Nov 13, 2013 05:41 AM
Hello Joseph,


You may use the Geofences feature that we have recently implemented. For example you may set the same coordinates for the GPS coupon and for Geofences. Once a user will enter the location you have set he will receive an automatic Push Notification with the message that you have also set on the website. Here is how Geofences work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KK0DjlVbXY  .

I hope you will find this information helpful.

best regards,
Victor,
SC Team.


cannot view the video private


May 31, 2014 04:39 PM
The previous YouTube link is private - couldn't watch it. 

I am rolling out some Geo-fencing Beacons & would like to get some clear answers on whether I will be able to use my Beacons with your (Seattle Cloud's) apps. 

Will I (through you) be able to implement the necessary code into the apps I create (& purchase) so that push notifications pop up when in proximity to my Beacons?

Thank you for your service, time & attention! 

Jamal Wheeler
Owner
MobileAdWeb.net


Jun 03, 2014 08:10 AM
Jamal,

Here you may find a video tutorial on how Geofences work: http://seattleclouds.com/videotutorials.aspx .Geofences allow setting Automatic Push Notifications based on an area.
If you have your own code, you may use it in an iOS app by downloading its SDK Project http://seattleclouds.com/tutorial-custom-native-page-type

best regards,
Victor,
SC team.


Jun 04, 2014 10:14 AM
Victor,

Is it possible to integrate iBeacons with SC?

Marko


Jun 04, 2014 10:18 AM
Hello Marko,


Yes, as a Custom Module via SDK Project : http://seattleclouds.com/tutorial-custom-native-page-type Note that this would require programing skills in Objective C (Xcode).

best regards,
Victor,
SC team.


Oct 17, 2015 06:24 PM
Hi,

Is it possible to set geo-fence push notification with flexible drawing polygon instead of rounded radius?

Thanks,
Borima 


Jan 16, 2016 09:32 AM
Is there a way to get some notification on GPS coupons usage? I would like to have idea how many coupons are really used... Something like loyalty have.

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