Polling, automated phone scheduling, reverse auction alerts, and more are all things that many sites are beginning to use to facilitate a broader, more interactive audience.Â¬â€ There are a lot of potential uses for this sort of technology, but it’s relatively expensive to integrate in most applications.
SendFlow.com is hoping to change that.Â¬â€ With a free tool for building the response methods, surveys, etc. and with a cost-per-send pricing structure, it may be able to do that.Â¬â€ Of course, not every site or marketing campaign can benefit from including telephone polling, for instance, but there are a lot who could.
Political campaigns love phone polls and this would work well for them to integrate the poll with their website.Â¬â€ Businesses that use online tools for scheduling, such as a beauty salon scheduling clients, could benefit from the addition of automated SMS messaging to remind customers of their appointments.
Those are just a couple of scenarios, but they convey how this kind of integration between a business, its website, and mobile devices could be enhanced.
SendFlow is free to use until you actually begin sending messages offline (online services like Gooogle’s G-Talk and SIP are free).Â¬â€ Using a spreadsheet-like graphical tool, you build a message stream.Â¬â€ It can be as simple as just sending a message like “Hi, [name], just a reminder of your appointment at my beauty shop at 3pm.Â¬â€ See you then!” to fully interactive polls with multiple choices and directions of flow.
Rates to use SendFlow for SMS or voice messaging vary by country.Â¬â€ In the united states, it’s about 10Â¬Â¢/each (â€šÃ‡Â¨0.056).Â¬â€ UK and most EU prices are roughly the same.
SendFlow is in open beta and is based in Lithuania.