Number of our referrers is growing - recently Russian Yellow Pages integrated our service booking button with their online business directory YP.ru.
User of 2gis maps and business directory can now book times to repair shops in Saint Petersburg using Autosprite widget. Our booking form is available in the online version and 2gis mobile application for all auto service centers using Autosprite time management system.
Soon our booking form will be integrated with several other web sites; also we are launching our partner program and looking forward to partnering with consumer web sites in automotive field.
Recently we have launched beta version of our online time management system for auto service centers (repair shops, car washes, tire services and similar businesses). The system is a good replacement for paper appointment books and makes it easy to put the form for online booking on a web site or a page on Facebook.
Anyone can start using the time management system after signing up at http://partner.autosprite.com/ (demo access is also available). The system is designed to be used from a PC or a table; it does not require installation of any software and initial configuration including placement of the widget on a web site or a page on Facebook usually takes about 15 minutes.
Besides time management capabilities and widgets for online booking the system provides automatic SMS reminders to clients and possibility to send notification about completion of works.
Russian version of the system is already used by number of auto service centers from Russia and we are looking forward to serving more customers from all over the world. If you find any bugs, spelling mistakes or want to give us any feedback please use the feedback form on the web site or send us email to email@example.com.Now the system is available only in Russian and English please contact if you want the system to be translated into your language.
We were selected to pitch at London Web Summit, which will take place 1 March 2013. This is a great opportunity for us to present at one of the greatest tech events in Europe and meet potential partners, which we need to establish our business in Europe.
Let us know if you are going to be at Web Summit, it’s a great opportunity to meet old friends and find new.
Thank you Web Summit!
P.S. Full list of the finalists participating in the startup competition can be found at http://london.websummit.net/startup-finalists.
Auto repair shops using Autosprite time management system now are able to place online service booking form on the web sites and Facebook pages. Several repair shops from Saint-Petersburg, Russia already did that. You can visit the following links to see how the form looks like on a web site or on a page in a social network. Unfortunately all the web sites are only in Russian (also the form).
Service booking is fully automated, so the clients see all available times and immidiately receive confirmation after picking a time. Repair shops receive notifications into time management system and work with the time reservations made online similarly how they work with requests, which they normally receive by phone, no extra time for work planning is required.
We have recently launched Autosprite application on Facebook. It provides the same functionality as our web site and you don’t need to have separate account anymore. If you already have an account on Autosprite, which uses the same e-mail address as your Facebook account just go to the Autosprite app and it will log you into your existing account automatically.
Log in using Facebook on our web site and more social features are coming soon!
This week we attended Webit Congress 2012 in Istanbul as one of 21 finalists in Startup Challenge. The organizers invited all finalists to the event and offered free exhibition stand and two gold passes, which allowed to be a part of everything on the event. In overall the event was very well organized and the level of invited startups was extremely high. During 2 days of the event we presented our solution to over 100 people, received a lot of feedback and hopefully made a few leads. The event ended with startup pitching and awarding the winners. mySugr (mobile application for diabetics certified as a medical device) became a number one; judges especially appreciated social importance and involvement of the founder as well as the bright presentation.
Good news for those Autosprite users who have smartphones based on Android! Recently we released Autosprite 2.0 application for Android. A lot of new features are available, including expense log and statistics, insurance calculator, reviews and ratings of car service centers. Everybody are very welcome to download and review our application at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.autosprite.client&hl=en.
Here are a few screenshots:
Recently we have release Autosprite application for iOS, which means that almost all functionality of our web site becomes available in easy-to-use interface for iPhone or iPad. In the current version it is possible to:
- see detailed information about a car;
- keep record of expenses and maintenance history;
- receive notifications and information about upcoming maintenance;
- find service centers and book a time online;
- see the directory of accessories.
Application can be downloaded at http://itunes.apple.com/ru/app/autosprite/id544223282 (only Russia).
Here are a few screenshots of the application:
Our company has been selected as a finalist on Webit Congress StartUp Challenge 2012, which will take place October 10-11th in Istanbul, Turkey. Total number of finalists is 21; they were selected from 503 applications. The countries the finalists come from are: Netherlands, Italy, Finland, Croatia, Belgium, Russian Federation, Turkey, Austria, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, Serbia, Germany, Slovakia, United Kingdom, France, Ghana and Czech Republic.
If you are planning to participate in the event, please come to visit our stand. We will preset our solution including the latest developments such as time management system for car service centers and iOS application. Definitely there will be a lot of things happening and we a looking forward to meeting new people and opportunities.