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iPhone & iPad app for fotomoto

will an iPhone app be offered for mobile ordering with fotomoto?
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    Hi MH,

    We don't see much use for an iPhone application, at least yet! But iPad seems to be an interesting device for what we are doing!

    I hope that answers your question... ;-)

    --Ahmad
    • Hi Ahmad,

      Mobility with the ease of mobile devices seem to increase in daily life. I could see choosing images on an iphone while in the grocery line, on the train, at the doctor's office and buying or sending an ecard with pay pal instantly. It just seems we are rarely without our phones but probably might leave the iPad home on occasion. Plus millions of global iphone users familiar with the latest technology always ready for a new intuitive productive app.

      I agree, iPad to organize and present images seems like a great professional compliment to all the new possibilities with Fotomoto.

      Thanks, look forward to all your new additions.

      :.MH
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  • is the fotomoto dialog interface working on iPhone and iPad?

    i hope so, especially on iPad. It is running the Safari browser, so it should work, right?
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  • Fotomoto uses JavaScript and CSS which are the basics of any browser. It works on iPad and iPhone, but the downside is that it's layout is not optimized for small screens and it could be a bit heavy for some weaker cellphones.

    I guess if you want to use the api, you can make your own mobile app :)
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  • It might be neat to just start out with an Iphone/Ipad/Ipod app that just sends ecards from the selection of the users here. It would be great promotion.
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    While it might not have made sense to have an app 3 years ago, now it doesn't make sense NOT to! Can Fotomoto reconsider?
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  • Hi RoByn,

    Thanks for your post. We don't have any immediate plans to release an app, but for the moment it would be great if you could describe your feature request here, letting us know what you would want a Fotomoto app to do, and a few words about how it would help your business.

    I can't guarantee that making an app will be on our immediate radar, but the more people that request one, the more likely it will be to happen in the future.

    Thanks again for the feedback and kind regards,
    Derek
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  • Imagine the possibilities for your clients. I'm an artist, my clients could download an app showcasing my work AND order prints right from their smartphone. Or, I'm a wedding photographer, the couple could order prints & share the app with their families, friends and wedding guests so who ever attended can directly order prints while they are riding the bus to work even. This would definitely help to increase impulse sales, helping everyone involved.
    People are spending significantly more time away from their computers and engaged with smart devices. If you want to help your clients see more, this is the way to do it. The app wouldn't need a lot of bells & whistles. My fantasy fotomoto app would have the ability to create slideshows from selected images and the buttons to buy the images (download, cards, etc.). This could be done with a customization template app that the fotomoto client selects images for. Clients should have the ability to create different apps, as in the wedding photog example, "Smith-Jones Wedding App", "Thompson-Fry Wedding App". For myself, I'd love to be able to distribute a "Male Body Painting App", "Female Body Painting App", "Mixed Media by RoByn Thompson App", "Golden Body Painting App", you get the idea. Thanks so much for the quick response!
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    • Hi Paul,

      Thanks for your feedback. It is 5 years later indeed, but frankly there has been very little interest in a Fotomoto app; the only requests I've seen were the ones above.

      Let me explain something though which might help - as Dmitri had pointed out, Fotomoto works via a web browser. Note that what it does is puts Buy buttons underneath the images on a web page, that when clicked will show a shopping cart so people can buy the image.

      Regarding RoByn's "dream app", the features described are all things that would be a function of what the website does, and not part of what Fotomoto does. Basically you could use a supported service (which might have their own app) to create your website, and the Fotomoto Buy Buttons would always appear on it as desired.

      Last, to Tristan's point, the Fotomoto shopping cart Widget isn't yet optimized for mobile browsers (fine on iPad though), and this is definitely something that we need to address and we plan to.

      I hope that helps and kind regards,
      Derek
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  • > Let me explain something though which might help - as Dmitri had pointed out, Fotomoto works via a web browser

    > Last, to Tristan's point, the Fotomoto shopping cart Widget isn't yet optimized for mobile browsers (fine on iPad though), and this is definitely something that we need to address and we plan to.

    true, the fotomoto dialog does not use reactive design, so it works very poorly (or not at all) on mobile device browsers.

    this is the most serious issue that should be addressed urgently.
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  • "Hi MH,

    We don't see much use for an iPhone application, at least yet! But iPad seems to be an interesting device for what we are doing!

    I hope that answers your question... ;-)"

    @--Ahmad

    This is one of the strangest answers I could read! US, UK and Germany`s government are announcing that most shoppers for 2013 and 2014 are shopping art mainly from mobile devices, iOS then Android and you don`t see much use of iPhone app?!?!?! Seriously Ahmad?!

    I purchased $10 plan because is the most convenient for me, but if see similar service with acceptable price for Wordpres,s offering iPhone app where I can sell my art... boy, you`re 100% loosing me as costumer!
    • Hi Dan,

      Thanks for your comment. Let me give you a bit more info that might help things seem less strange =)

      First, Fotomoto works with an existing website via a web browser (not an app), which would be the same case whether on desktop or mobile, so we're definitely not wanting to exclude anyone on mobile.

      Fotomoto isn't currently designed to work with apps, though that may be something interesting for the future.

      That all said, our shopping cart doesn't work quite right on smaller-sized screens yet (a different issue), but we're working on that and hopefully will have resolution to the issue before long.

      I hope that helps clarify and kind regards,
      Derek
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  • I was excited about fotomoto. I went ahead and purchased the pro plan. Only to find out that the widget is incompatible with mobile devices. In 2016, are you serious? 100% loosing me as a customer. TOTALLY unacceptable. Apps aside, I just need it to resize and be functional from a mobile browser. When researching companies it never even crossed by mind that it would not be compatible with a mobile browser. And to developers, I keep reading that "The demand was not strong enough to warrant development (based on the fact that only a few people verbally requested such functionality) please be advised that just because alot of people didnt write you guys does not mean that there were not alot of us looking for those services. Or just flat out assuming that mobile compatibility was a given in 2016.
    • Derek (Official Rep) January 29, 2016 23:56
      Hi Jeremy,

      Hard to believe it's 2016 already...time really does fly! =)

      Your point is well-taken, and since you noticed that somewhere we said "The demand was not strong enough to warrant development...", this was a very old comment, and obviously the demand for mobile-friendly apps has increased with the amazing growth of mobile device use. Of note, the management at Bay Photo agrees with you that this is something we need to address, and the project is in the works.

      We hear the present demand loud-and-clear and while I can't promise an ETA on when we'll release the changes, it is currently our top development priority. There is a bit left to do since our shopping cart WIdget contains a lot of functionality that is affected, but the work is happening. This particular thread has more to do with IOS apps, but you can find the thread that we'll be updating on the actual subject at https://getsatisfaction.com/fotomoto/...

      I hope that helps and kind regards,
      Derek
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  • Hey Derek, so are there any updates in regards to the progress on having the mobile un-functionality issue resolved? I have literally haulted on progress in my website in hopes that it would be fixed in a few months. I know that you said your developers were working on it, but it's hard hanging on to faith when this problem is over 6 years old.
    • Derek (Official Rep) March 10, 2016 09:52
      Hi Jeremy,

      Thanks for the follow up and your patience. I just got an update about this today and resolving the issue with the widget not displaying well on mobile is the next development project up after some very important backend work is done. Believe me it's hard to keep all those who have asked waiting on this, but it is happening and some work has already been done on it though there's quite a bit more to do.

      Oh, and please note that this thread started as a request for an app, so the thread you'll want to follow is https://getsatisfaction.com/fotomoto/...

      I hope the update helps a bit and kind regards,
      Derek
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