Extended Usefulness+Ellis Atwood
made a good point. There seems to be a lack of justification or reason to install this App. This got me thinking about what I would love to see added to the App, from a business owners perspective. The Magical, Spectacular, Incredible Idea
Offer a way for Dell product owners to connect directly with local
Dell product support. I am not talking about Best Buy, or the other mega stores, I am talking about the mom and pop PC shops that support these devices when support is needed.
I have an entire platform design in my head, but it would take forever to write it out in a Google+ comment. Plus, I am a visual thinker and I can not inject images into these comments.
The basic concept is to offer a direct channel for your clients to be introduced to local shops via a Dell App platform. Provide a system that would allow for local clients to find and connect with local tech shops in a social environment. You can also implement a Groupon style coupon system for your clients to get yearly PC checkups and support from local shops at a discounted rate.
There really is no end to the social components you could add to such a platform and there is not reason to think you have to design a system from scratch considering API's for Google+ will be out soon. For example, I focus very heavily on the EDU sector, and often do free PC Work Shops. How cool would it be if Dell had a system that would automatically inform the locals about the event?A Living, Breathing Local Techscape+Michael Dell
, this App has the potential to provide some of the oxygen our small business sector needs to stay healthy, by bringing small business owners together with tech-curious Dell clients. A hyper localized event planner and information network that offers face-to-face communication with the local businesses people trust, all powered by the device maker people love.
Yes, we could use a combination of Facebook, Google+, Groupon, Foursquare and local news papers to try and accomplish the same thing, but it is hard, messy and very noneffective. I have tried and in fact have been doing just that.
Thanks for being on Google+ and offering all of us the chance to offer up suggestions on a platform we know your see directly.