In June, we added 18 new Web apps to the growing library of apps available for 1&1 MyWebsite. Web apps bring your website to life by adding functionality from many third-party websites with the click of a button. We have written about the various benefits of such applications in some previous articles. In this article we will briefly explain each new element. Please note that in order for most of the Web apps to function properly, you may need an account with each third-party service.
In this Web app, the Plaxo Business Card site opens in an overlay, allowing integration of your business information on your website.
BookedIN helps small businesses promote their services, book online appointments, and collect payments. Adding this app to your MyWebsite product allows for a very easy-to-use booking solution for your customers.
Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world. By using this app, you can offer expertise in the tourism industry by offering these unique travel options.
Collect donations from your website visitors by incorporating access to Flattr on your website. Flattr is a social donations solution to support unique ideas and goals.
Zibbet is an online retailer that allows users to upload images and create their own merchandise. By adding this app to your site, you can promote your Zibbet shop to attract more customers.
Bonanza is another online shop that enables you to sell your own products through the website. Adding this app will allow you to display your merchandise in this shop.
This is a payment solution similar to PayPal, and by integrating this system you can create a process for accepting money online from your customers – whether it be through selling tickets, accepting donations, or selling products.
Pay with a Tweet
Pay with a Tweet is a social media payment system, meaning that customers pay for something with a tweet or Facebook post. This is an option for business owners who would like to increase the awareness of products on social media channels.
This site offers a variety of eCards for different occasions and designs. The Web app integrates an RSS feed that allows you to display these cards on your website.
Rumble Talk offers a social group conversation platform where you can engage, chat, and connect with your community. The app makes it easy for you to communicate with your customers and obtain feedback.
By installing the Want button on your website you can help your customers remember the item they were looking at but were not ready to purchase. They will be reminded of the product later and be more likely to return to your shop.
With the Metacafe app, you can easily embed video streams into your website. This makes the site more attractive and can increase customer attention.
Mlcalc.com offers specific information on current home loan rates. With this app, you have the ability to add a mortgage or loan calculator to your website for your visitors to use.
On VideoFyMe, you can choose a video out of a selection, or you can create your own and upload it on the site. This is another way to easily embed videos on your business site.
The FriendFeed app enables you to discover and discuss what other community members have discovered on the Web. This app allows your customers to share and discuss your business with their friends.
This booking and reservations app can be used by hotels and tourism businesses, to increase customer satisfaction with an easy-to-use booking tool.
By installing this app on your website, you can turn your content into a comfortable reading view for you visitors. They will have the option to either read your posts right away, or save them for a later time.
New York Times
This app provides an RSS feed to the New York Times on your website. You can customize topics that display on your website for your customers’ benefit.
These are simply just 18 new additions to an already extensive library of Web Apps, to learn more about what is available, feel free to check out our previous webinar, as well as visit the 1&1 website for more information.