PlugMob ( http://www.plugmob.com/ ) is a transformative tool to promote your ideas using the reach of your supporters by controlling when and how their ‘Plugs’ of your idea happen.
We came up with the idea for PlugMob when we finished our first IOS app several years ago and have been slowly improving it ever since. When it came time to launch our team was franticly trying to organize the help of our friends, family, and supporters who all wanted to help promote our new creation but allowing them to do-so in a productive way was far from a trivial task.
When you are promoting anything new (think apps, crowdfunding, or just raising awareness) it is very important to concentrate as much exposure as possible at the time that makes sense. For apps, you really want to get a huge spike of downloads on the first day. If we are talking about a crowdfunded project, there are a couple points in the month(s) of your campaign that make sense to boost your exposure. These are just a couple examples that can be applied to all sorts of projects and is exactly what PlugMob lets you do effortlessly.
To get started you create a campaign with PlugMob which has the content your would like your ‘Mob’ to promote. PlugMob will create a short recruit link which you send to your supporters. This link allows your Mob to connect their Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts as well as to customize the message. When you are ready you schedule your message to be sent out and at that time PlugMob will post the content on behalf of everyone in your Mob.
If you want to get your ideas out there and trending, you […]
OpenGraph.io came to be a product out of necessity! One of our current projects, which is at the time top secret, required that we provide a user with a preview of a post that would be made to social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Most people don’t realize that each of these networks utilize a protocol called Open Graph which allows websites to control how they are shared online. The biggest issue we came across is that the vast majority of sites out there simply don’t support Open Graph… hence OpenGraph.io.
OpenGraph.io is a REST API to gather Open Graph data. It’s approach to solving the problem above is quite simple. If Open Graph data exists for a site we will provide that information back to you so you don’t have to write complicated and error prone code that scrapes it off of websites – that’s the easy part. For the majority of sites out there that don’t provide Open Graph data, we will infer the information based on content found in that page. All of this happens very fast using a lightning quick, NodeJS powered, REST API. Even better, the service will be free for most people, even when they start to get decent traction. Once you make it over 10,000 requests per month, we will charge you $0.15 for every 1000 requests after that.