Heyo’s Breakthrough Mobile App Creator
Your business is on Facebook. You have a website. Now put it right into your customers’ pockets.
How powerful is this tool? According to Forrester Research, consumers will spend $10B in mobile transactions in 2012 alone – and that number will only continue to grow!
The objective of this walkthrough is to act as a short and sweet tutorial on Heyo’s Breakthrough Mobile App Creator. Regardless of industry or technical background, all Heyo users will have full confidence to master this amazing tool by following along below.
Get started by setting up a Heyo account
1. Go to Heyo.com
Click on the Heyo Mobile button in the top navigation bar and then click “Get Started”.
2. Connect with Facebook
In order to mobilize your Fan Pages, connect with Facebook so that Heyo can recognize the brands and Pages that you already manage.
Click the blue “Connect using Facebook” button to Log In with Facebook, and allow the Heyo app permissions to manage your pages to continue.
3. Select the Fan Page you want to make mobile
Heyo will automatically detect all of the Fan Pages you’re an admin of. Using the drop-down menu, simply select the page you want to make mobile. Now just click the Next Step button to start customizing!
Creating amazing apps
1. The Mobile App Creator canvas
Heyo automatically recognizes elements from your Fan Page and pre-populates them into your mobile app, saving you time, energy, and money.
Across the top of your screen, you’ll see a 6-widget menu displayed. Click the Edit button to specify the settings for each widget.
Note: To access the widgets menu, just click on the Widgets tab in the upper-right corner of your screen.
2. Widget explanations
Deals – Create deals that your customers can redeem with their mobile phone. Modify Deals details, set expiration dates, and (de)activate your Deals campaigns.
E-mail – Add your business email address to enable direct email communication from your customers with a single touch.
Photos – Pictures are worth a thousand words. Heyo saves your breath by automatically pre-populating your app with photos from Facebook. Just select which photos to show by checking the box above the album.
Fan Page Tabs – This is what you’ve been waiting for. Now you can show your Heyo created fan page tabs right in your own mobile app.
Phone – Add your business phone number and allow customers to call you directly from your mobile app with just one touch.
Twitter – Maximize your social content and give your customers a dynamic experience in minutes. Add a Twitter Stream and Mentions to your app in just seconds.
3. Publish your mobile app
Once you have set up all of your widgets, it’s time to start making sales! To make your app live, just click the Publish button in the upper-right corner of your screen.
4. Spread the mobile app to your customers
Once your app is published, it’s time to get the word out! After you hit the Publish button, a pop-up window will display your mobile app’s custom URL.
To distribute your URL through SMS messaging, simply enter the recipient’s mobile number in the box and click the Send Text Link button. Recipients will receive a text message with a link to your mobile app.