How does it work?

Business owners can now get their own enterprise grade business app in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional app development and deployment methodologies using YOBA (Your Own Business App).

Small businesses have a wide selection of technology choices to choose from these days but unfortunately the large selection can be confusing and overwhelming. Very few business owners are IT experts or have the time to experiment and test various technologies to see what works for them.

To overcome these problems, YOBA is provided as part of a fully managed service which comprises the following key elements:

  • Consultation with shop owner
  • Project management
  • Co-ordination with third party suppliers such as web developers, photographers and graphic designers
  • Design and Build Android, IOS and Web apps
  • Integration to Google Firebase Messaging (push notifications)
  • Integration to Stripe (credit/debit card payments)
  • Cloud database configuration and administration
  • Testing and acceptance testing
  • Submissions to the app stores
  • End user training to the shop owner
  • Generate and host a QR Code redirect service (enables smartphone users to scan to the QR code with automatic redirection to the appropriate app store (IOS or Android)
  • Ongoing upgrades and app store management
  • 24 x 7 technical support

In other words, we are responsible for the entire process from conception to implementation. Shop owners have enough to worry about without adding cutting edge technology problems to the mix.

Using our proprietary technology we design and build your app, manage the app store submissions and help you at all stages of the process. Once completed, the app is supplied to your customers via the Google Play and Apple App stores as a free download (without ads). We also supply a web app that can be embedded in your website via a few lines of code.

Apps built with YOBA technology are fully featured for both the customer & the business owner. It’s this unique combination of front & back office features that makes YOBA unique. YOBA is a complete turnkey solution for app base online ordering.

YOBA apps are supplied and managed under a monthly subscription plan. Unlike traditional app development methods that require months or years of development time and large sums of money to cover the cost of development, YOBA is offered as an “App as a service” where business owners pay a small setup fee (currently waived due to Covid-19) and a monthly subscription fee to use the service. YOBA apps can be deployed within a matter of weeks.

Download YOBA Product and Service Description

YOBA Apps are True Native Apps

Apps built with YOBA technology are true native apps (see Native App vs Web App/Progressive Web App) that take advantage of the smartphone/tablet hardware capabilities including the phone dialler (e.g Call US Now functionality) and GPS (e.g, Google Maps directions to your premises). As true native apps, YOBA apps put less drain on the smartphone battery, can be searched and downloaded from the respective app stores and run quickly and efficiency on each device with pure, native code (no web translator needed). Users don’t need to worry about which web browser to use and which features are unsupported due to limitations in web app technology. YOBA was engineered from the ground up to enhance the customer experience and consequently, YOBA apps will always remain true native apps.

Cloud Technology

YOBA utilises cloud based infrastructure that is shared among multiple businesses. This includes the database server that stores the data, the web sever that brokers the information exchange between app and database server and Google Firebase cloud messaging server. In addition to being cost effective, cloud based deployment of server infrastructure enables business owners to focus on their business without the worries of complex technology management.

YOBA can be deployed quickly with minimal capital outlay required.

A smartphone and/or tablet and an internet connection

is all that is required to start taking online orders.

  • Available from any device and any location at any time
    Business owners can now manage their business from their device 24 x 7
  • No private server infrastructure required
  • No lock in contracts
  • Scalable
  • Flexible
  • Secure

Own your customers and your data

Unlike older ways to obtain app based orders which in many cases require you to sell your products non-profitably by paying high commissions or relinquish control of the customer data (or both) YOBA gives the power back to the business. YOBA safely encrypts and stores transactional data on behalf of the business owner and the business retains ownership of their data at all times. YOBA is engineered as a business grade service and all data is considered private.

Grow your business with the help of YOBA. YOBA is a business owners best friend.

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