Evzdrop's Real-Time Commentary Feature Enhances Mobile App's Social Capabilities for Users and Authorized Businesses
Users on the Evzdrop network can now interact via real-time questions, comments and reviews.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 07, 2013
Evzdrop, a location-based mobile app and Web platform that connects people to places in real time, is unveiling its new commentary feature, which allows users and authorized businesses to become part of the conversation by asking questions or making comments in response to others' real-time posts. The new feature is included in version 1.2 of the app, released today.
Using the Evzdrop app for iPhone and Android, people can follow and “eavesdrop” on places of interest through people on site who post, or “Drop,” about their experience. After being location-verified, a user can Drop from places such as stadiums, restaurants, bars, hotels, retail stores and airports to share their opinions, experiences and real-time reviews with both the Evzdrop community and the businesses tuned into their feedback.
The new version of Evzdrop allows users to instantly become a part of the conversation by making comments and responding to others' Drops in real time. Users do not have to be on site to comment on a Drop, and those who comment and have previously Dropped at the place will carry a badge of experience referred to as a “DropCheck” next to their comment.
“With the introduction of commentary, we enable new interaction between our users that will lead to new discoveries, insights and knowledge through the common interest of place,” said David Rush, Ezvdrop's co-founder and CEO. “Being able to ask questions, clarify and share expertise will enhance the experience for all users.”
The new commentary feature also gives businesses a new way to communicate with customers in real time to avoid many of the headaches and misrepresentations associated with traditional review sites and antiquated research methods.
“By giving authorized business users a way to instantly interact with customers who are still there, we are creating a real-time communication channel to help drive retention and deepen customer relationships,” said Rush. “With the introduction of our new commentary feature, businesses have the opportunity to engage their customers and respond more quickly to both positive and negative sentiment.”
Key features of Evzdrop 1.2:
- Comments from users who have previously Dropped at that location will be identified with a “DropCheck” symbol to indicate experience and knowledge of a particular place
- Cleaner, easier navigation, including a “Comment” button that takes users directly to the commentary page
- Users will be able to see the avatar of users who issued “Props” for their Drop
- Improved Facebook integration for users who post Drops and photos to Facebook
- Similar to Drops, comments from authorized business users will be highlighted in green to distinguish their voice within the conversation
Evzdrop is available for free in the iTunes App Store and on Google Play. For more information about Evzdrop for businesses, visit https://www.evzdrop.com/forBusiness or email info(at)evzdrop(dot)com.
Evzdrop is a Chicago-based tech startup and location-based interest network that allows people to stay connected to what's happening at places in real time. The free mobile app and Web platform allow users to “eavesdrop” to get an inside look at any place they're interested in through the people who are present and posting about what's going on at any given moment. Businesses can take advantage of Evzdrop's custom campaigns and analytics dashboard to impact in-store experience, engagement and overall customer satisfaction. Evzdrop has seen more than 8,000 downloads and Drops from more than 3,600 unique places around the world since its September 2012 launch. For more information, visit http://www.evzdrop.com.
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