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Mobile Solution

Society Solution – in collaboration with several of our existing customers – has developed our Mobile Solution, an easy to establish, out-of-the-box option to establish a responsive, modern mobile version of an Association's main site.

This solution provides a quality mobile version of your associations website, fully integrated with our CMS and with zero learning curve. Content is written once in the CMS and appears on both the desktop and mobile version of your site. The solution is simple to use and customizable, enabling rapidly-deployment of your mobile presence.

The Mobile Solution provides everything needed to deliver content to today's smartphones and tablets. It includes design (or your designers can provide), the mobile engine and a new application suite optimized for mobile devices. The mobile engine allows users to view all of your content in a mobile format or switch to the "full site" view on demand. The mobile application suite is designed to provide the same functionality as your existing site but with a much easier user interface.

CMS Integration

CMS Mobile Menu Screenshot

This capture shows the addition to the CMS tree that Society Solution adds, to house the mobile solution. Note the new "Mobile Home" node that provides the navigation and can override the rest of the site as needed.

Another new node, "Emails", is a new way to handle the application emails from a single location. Instead of looking for emails under the CourseNet or MemberNet file directories, this single location is utilized for all applications (including mobile). Note that ALL content, field names, and buttons for the new mobile pages are in the CMS to facilitate easy editing.

One overall advantage of our Mobile Solution is that your Association's existing business logic ties in seamlessly to your mobile website; your setup for CPE search results, CPE details displayed, fee logic, etc. are all automatically pulled into the mobile view, to give your mobile site a feel of familiarity for your members right off the bat.

Mobile Solution Design Examples

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Mobile Solution Functionality: Phase One Deployment

Login and Member Profile:

For the mobile site login, a basic login page with the possibility for permanent cookies. The cookie feature will allow your members to be automatically logged in when they visit your site via a mobile device, a handy capability for a member on the go.

For the member profile, members will have a very basic update page, including address, e-mail and phone. For professional information updates, we have the option of directing your members to the full site; alternately we can put a callout box in the member profile update that sends them to a (simplified) mobile version of the professional profile update page.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE):

Course Schedule Mobile Screenshot

It is understood that members tend to use their phones for on-the-spot information lookup, especially for CPE event details. We, in recognition of this fact, have set up a mobile Course Schedule page that can integrate directly with a member's phone's map system, giving them handy location information at a glance.

The CPE catalog will be streamlined in the Mobile as well; the look would be very clean and simple, with a few drop-down options making up the whole offering. Society Solution has structure the CPE Search query to return classes that are open, not showing closed classes, for simplification of in the mobile view. The Details Page for a course could be displayed a few ways; a landing page, or via expanding JavaScript.

In terms of more complicated functionality, such as guest registration or sessions for conferences, Society Solution has chosen to redirect members to the full site on their mobile devices. Our concern is that these and other options could be too complicated and information-heavy to be used on a phone.

Payment capabilities:

Checkout Mobile Screenshot

To accommodate any Association's business logic, we offer several ways to manage payments. We have set up our Mobile Solution to allow payments to be made through device, and/or to allow payment by phone, and finally an option to e-mail the member to remind them to pay later, when they're at a desktop or laptop.

For Associations interested in receiving donations from their mobile site users, the provided Donation form would be highly simplified. Users could select donation type, amount, and whether the donations were from an individual or a firm (or anonymous), followed by payment and confirmation. The mobile Donation form, for simplicity's sake, will allow for a drop-down that details each fund to donate to, and members can select where their donation will go.

Additional capabilities:

The Mobile Solution includes an engine to display any content in a mobile-friendly way, along with application customization to optimize for mobile devices, with the goal of making things easier for users). There is a fair amount of flexibility in this product; the complete Mobile solution will contain fairly specific out-of-the-box features, but can always be set up to send e-mail reminders to users about, say, a conference, or provide the option to link to main site for any additional content. The Mobile solution also includes a commitment from Society Solution to provide support and engage in feature development, as well as providing the initial solution.