Folksy Ltd

Folksy app

I’ve just added this suggestion to the folksy voice page,
If you agree and are willing to try please pop along and vote


Donna xx

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@RedDragonDesigns you must have read my mind I was only thinking about this the other day. Every other site etc seems to have an app so why can’t folksy have one.

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I wonder how much it costs to produce a shopping app.
Etsy have 2- one for shoppers and one for buyers. I’m assuming that’s easier to do because it means each app can support more to do with the specific things each part would need?
Just wondering. I would definitely use an app though. For both browsing and selling. Having an app within the App Store would also essentially act as advertising as well. People like apps!

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Lol Pauline @PaulinesCrafts I think we’ve all been thinking it for a while :expressionless:
Susannah @curiousseagull They are very very expensive, but I think it would be worth it, people do like apps and often will dowload them just to see what they are, so it would help more people find us :slight_smile:

@RedDragonDesigns Voted!!

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I guess before anything like that could get the go-ahead as it would be a joint venture we’d all need to know the cost? As Folksy have said its out of their price range (I’m gathering this has been said anyway) then they must have looked into it and been given a ball park figure at least? It would be interesting to see- and then I guess we’d know whether a Kickstarter would be likely to achieve its target. But then- there’s the upkeep of an app isn’t there? Updates/just general additions to make it more user friendly. Who does that work? The people who create the app? And therefore is it an ongoing finding thing?
Kickstarter is the one where there’s essentially a reward for putting money in if it gets the full funding isn’t it?
I’m assuming the app would have to be free to download anyway otherwise lots of people wouldn’t bother- I know I don’t really bother with apps I have to pay for unless I know it’s amazing! Haha

Please don’t think I’m pulling the idea apart- (I have voted for it) I just tend to think out loud and wondering if we have answers to any of the questions. :slight_smile:

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I guess some will love an app

To me it’s useless as I’m not into doing things on phone screens are too small and the larger phones are too big and heavy for my little hands.

That’s why I don’t own a smart phone/android phone.

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I’m not sure how it would all work, but I’m sure Camilla @folksycontent or Doug @dougfolksy would be able to give us all the details.
Personally I’d just be happy to chip in without getting any sort of cash reward as the revenue it would create would more than make up for the original investment, but maybe we could have no commission for a year or two of free plus accounts there must be something we can do to make this happen.
As far as I’m aware it’s the initial cost that is really expensive so once it was up and running I’m sure Folksy would be able to afford running costs and upkeep from the extra revenue.
It is something we’d all need to discuss with folksy admin before anything was done. I just wanted to put the idea out there and see if we could help one another get an app out there and more sales coming in.
Edit - Maybe we can do some sort of profit share (like the co-op) if people need a little more persuasion :slight_smile:

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I know not everyone uses a smart phone Eileen, but there are so very many people who do, especially younger shoppers who constantly have their noses buried in a device of some kind. And there is also the massive added benefit of advertising as people will shop using the app, even if the seller doesn’t.

Have voted might be out of our league but if we don’t try we’ll never know. I do use apps on my iPad as well as a phone.

Gill

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OOOH I just had a thought, maybe we could open it up to Folksy shoppers too, we could offer vouchers to spend in the Folksy shop of their choice once the app is up and running??