Now you can choose to Shine or Not
Just select gloss or matte when you create a new web clip. Thanks to one of our users for inquiring about this option (technically called “precomposed”), we’ve decided to add it. It’s a subtle difference to some and a big difference to others. Usually the image you’re using will have an impacting factor on how much the gloss option really shows up. Matte is nice if you prefer your image to appear crisp and unaltered. Or go for gloss if you like eye candy.
Exclusive! iWebClips.com now offers QR-code-to-web-clip install
Now you can create a QR code that links to the installation of your custom web clip. Here’s how: just click the Generate QR code link after making your web clip. It’ll then generate a QR code. Scan the QR code with your iPhone or iPad and your web clip will begin the install steps. You can also go to iwebclips.com/go and type in any valid GO code, then follow the previous steps. What can you do with the QR code? You can save the image of the QR code by clicking it and choosing “Save Image As…”. Then put the QR code in any of your print advertising, web pages, email campaigns, etc. You can also quickly access the QR code on your iPad or iPhone and then allow someone else to scan the QR code directly off the screen of your device with their device, essentially exchanging information to allow someone to install your web clip. Enjoy! Or try out a pre-linked QR code
Photo Cropping on your iOS 6 enabled device
Yes, you can crop directly on the iPhone or iPad. It’s best to crop your photo to a square before using it as your Web Clip’s icon. Cropping can be done directly on your device following these simple steps.
- Open a photo from your Photos album
- Click the Edit button in the top right corner
- Click the cropping tool icon in the lower right corner
- Drag the corner handles around your photo as you’d like (note: click the Constrain button at the bottom and then choose Square, this will help to make a better looking icon).
- Click Crop, then click the Save button from the upper right corner
- Return to iWebClips.com, upload your photo from your photo album when making a new web clip.
When making a web clip, you can insert other prefixes in place of “http://”. For example, you can use “FaceTime://” add a phone number after the forward slashes, i.e.; FaceTime://3105551212. This will allow your web clip to initiate a FaceTime call to the phone number. Now, just add a photo of the person you FaceTime with as your icon’s image and you’ll have a quick web clip for your next call.
You can also try prefixes such as “tel://” plus the phone number to initiate a call. Or to initiate a text, try “sms://” plus a phone number. Other prefixes you may want to try: “Youtube://”, “fb://profile/XXXXX”
Marketing using iWebClips and your custom web clip[pullquote align=”right”] Why not make it dynamic: We’ve enabled the power of the GO code, which stores your unique or custom code in our database. [/pullquote]Sure, anyone can make a web clip or bookmark of your company’s website on their iOS device without using our tool, but it is static. Why not make it dynamic: We’ve enabled the power of the GO code, which stores your unique or custom code in our database. This means that once someone has installed your iWebClip on their device you can use our premium services to change the link (URL) of your web clip on their device without them reinstalling it. You can now redirect them anytime and anywhere you’d like. Get it? Redirect them to your latest offerings, webinar, sign-in page, email blast sign-ups, digital publications, PDFs, coupons, events, invites etc. The possibilities are endless, you can redirect them to any content you’d like. And they are simply accessing your web clip.
Here’s an example: your customers install your web clip, you’ve currently got it set to point to ABCcompany.com, your company’s home page. A month later, you login to your iWebClips account and change the link (URL) of your premium web clip (that’s already installed on your customer’s devices) to something like your newsletter, ABCcompany.com/newsletter. Now you’re redirecting the user of your web clip to a new location of your choice, change it daily, monthly, annually, the choice is yours.
Taking this a step further, you could announce changes you’ve made to your web clip via your email blasts. For example: Send out an email campaign telling your users to click on your web clip on their own devices to be taken to a coupon for 25% Off. Next month, change it to something else and send out another email. Sure, they could just click a link in your email to the same offer, but what you’re doing is training or conditioning your customers to just simply click your web clip on their device for your latest offerings. Increase your traffic, visits and sales.
You could also setup multiple custom web clips; maybe one is to your home page, one is to your login page, one is to your monthly newsletter. Your customer installs 3 web clips on their device and they’re now in touch with you in all three places. On your end, all you have to do is maintain your 3 web clips. Meanwhile, you may have thousands of users with your web clips which are always up to date with your latest links, and all you do is change 3 links (URLs). 3 links updated = thousand of user’s redirected to your latest offering.