Today is an exciting day for us here at BatchBlue: we’re pleased to announce the official launch of our very own iPhone app for BatchBook. Ever since we first got our hands on the original version of the iPhone (way back in 2007!) we’ve wanted to get BatchBook its own spot in the App store. And now we’re there, free and available for our BatchBook users!
We went through a couple different iterations on the app but ultimately are glad we took some extra time to make sure we produced a solid first version.
Lets get to the features of version 1.0 (to see it in action, check out our fun iPhone commercial shot by two local kid filmmakers):
Contacts are the heart of BatchBook and where focused most of our attention. You can add comments, tag/untag, and even use your phone to take and upload pictures of your contacts. Using the social media SuperTag on your account? We let you add and view your contacts’ Twitter profiles right on the phone. A quick and handy way to stay up to date with what your contacts are up to. We also put in a link to the BatchBook record on the web so if needed you can take a look at anything not included in the iPhone app.
We thought it was important to include Deals on the mobile app. You can add comments and tags here as well so you can keep up with your deals on the road as well as the office.
See all your To-Dos on the go as well. You can also assign To-Dos to members of your team on the phone, which is a great way to delegate while on the go. We even included one of our favorite features: the procrastinate button. Hit the “Zzzz…” button and we will move the date forward a week. You’ll get it later!
A quick note on setting up for the first time: we download all of your data to the phone directly to provide better speed and usability overall. The downside to this is that it can take a few minutes to load when setting up your account. The loading indicator will go away once we have all your data on the phone. After the initial download, just pull down on your screen to refresh your data on the browse pages instantly. Additionally, every hour we will automatically download and recent updates made to your account.
We’re looking forward to continuing developing the app (for instance, more SuperTag support as well as full Communications support is on the radar.) We hope you enjoy the app as much as we do. Go download it already!
p.s. The app is only avail on OS4. Our apologies to those with the original iPhone but we made a choice to stick with the latest software release as it’s easier for us to test and support. We have OS4 running the app successfully on 3G,3gS and 4 iPhone models.