Throughout the past couple months, we’ve been enjoying the Badges and Mooneys in Moodyo. We say ‘we’ because it’s been fun for the users, and has served to help increase weekly user interaction, and to multiply the average time spent on the web site by three. This data lead us to think that the profiles of the people who make up Moodyo should reflect this trend.
The new Moodyo user profiles are now active. We’re also finishing up polishing off the search results and list details. In the next couple days, we will also launch the Moodyo webapp, which will allow any user to enjoy the platform from any device.
- Leticia Blanco, and her Vintage and Chic profile
We now know how artists feel when they play in a sold out auditorium, writers that make best sellers (and hopefully always do) or sports stars that inspire their fans. Lately, we’re getting around a lot, but no matter where we are, we are always accompanied by are unconditional fans. Always with supportive words, and with a review or critique of the latest developement in Moodyo, giving us the push we need when we see that something can be improved.
We are currently at the sold out tech convention, Web Summit, and from here we’d like to say thanks to all those who feel identified by the lines above. And to put a little more heart and soul into this thank you, we made a video from Dublin. (To tide you over while we prepare more detailed post on all that happened during these past couple days.
Thanks a bunch!!!!!!!
Today we’re going to give you the medical synopsis, because it’s like an infirmary around here. Javi has a kink in his neck, Alex started with conjunctivitis last week, with his eyes looking like a vampire, and now has a cold like the one the kids get when they go back to school. Megan’s phone is in the ICU again (this deserves a post of its own, because her cell phone history is long enough to write a book) so now she is currently operating a basic Nokia with no internet and no camera, remember the ones we all started out with? Not to mention, she is missing out on all the luxuries of the mobile app (by the way, if you haven’t downloaded it yet, you’re taking a little too long :P get it HEREEEE!!!!!)
The rest of the team is safe and sound, for now. We’re crossing our fingers because this week, we have a very important meeting at Web Summit in Dublin, so we need to give it our all and stay on our toes. Javi and Alex will be making the journey, while the rest of us will be here for moral support from our office in Dos Hermanas (two sisters) Spain taking care of the work behind the scenes.
It’s been a long journey, but the Moodyo mobile app is finally up in the Apple Store. Wohooo!
Mobile app home page
Yes, it’s among the first places we should have started, but between the designs and redesigns of the website, we haven’t had a lot of extra time on our hands to put into the project.
The important part is that now you can download, and we will be eagerly waiting for your feedback, your first impressions, what you like, what you don’t like (mostly what you don’t like to continue to improve), if it’s easy to use, useful…
What are you going to find?
First, a screen will come up through which you can directly enter Moodyo with your username and password (because you’ve already been rummaging around in Moodyo, right?), and you can also access Moodyo by connecting with your Facebook or Twitter account.
Social Shopping is no new news, but it is a trend well worth following, even Facebook’s very own Mark Zuckerberg says “If I had to guess, social commerce is the next to blow up.”4 So let’s explore the actual facts as well as a some interesting statistics on social shopping fans.
Research shows that people rely highly on the opinions and recommendations of their friends and peers when it comes time to make the decision to purchase. A whopping 90% of all purchases are subject to social influence as well as 90% of customers who say they trust recommendations from people they know, which leads to a total of 67% of customers who spend more online after receiving a recommendation.4 In fact, studies indicate that reviews from consumers are what potential customers turn to even more so than the product details written by the brands themselves1.
Moms, the new face in social media
We’re coming close to the end of the “World’s Hardest Working Startup” competition. You’ve already voted, right? If you haven’t done it yet, we will give you another opportunity : ). Here’s the link.
And we are continuing to accomplish goals worthy of this title. The Moodyo office is on fire. The app is still in process, it will be here in no time! Alex finished making a few modifications and has uploaded the application. Now, we are only waiting on Apple to revise it. Hopefully it won’t take long!
Online stores can better utilize social networks thanks to social shopping. The power of “I want it” is even more significant than “I like it” because it indicates an inclination toward the purchase of that product if it is offered in the right conditions to the interested party.
Agudiza el Ingenio is one of the stores that takes full advantage of the possibility to sell things through Moodyo, and getting to know the general census of her products among our community.
With the objective of facilitating the understanding of utilizing our system for users, stores and brands, we have launched the Moodyo User Tour, which is activated upon signing in for the first time, or after not having accessed Moodyo in a while. In addition, the Guide for Stores and Brands is now available (which is can also be downloaded in PDF format).
Are we the ones who work the hardest? This is what the team leader of Web Summit is trying to confirm in the “Worlds Hardest Working Startup” competition. To do this, they’ve created a web page to vote for one of the contending 661 participating companies. The votes will be counted according to: customers, friends, family,…because who knows better than those who are together in the project day in and day out, and other people involved in startups who know the time, sweat and blood and excitement that is dedicated to getting the project off the ground?
Social shopping has existed since man had the necessity to acquire products in the best conditions possible.
The basis of social shopping is to shop with the people you trust. The people inside your circle can provide you with very valuable information which can lead you to:
- shop smarter (get better deals).
- rule out a product that may not be right for you.
- wait until the right moment to purchase a product.
- Interact in a network of quality stores and brands.
The social shopping mantra is to shop smarter with the help of your friends, and that’s something that’s been going on since before computers existed
When we began with Moodyo, our main objective, apart from having a great time and learning along the way, was that a user signed up. Had we developed something appealing or useful that people would use? There is always the doubt there. Until they start signing up. One by one. And here we started counting them. We wouldn’t be lying if we said that we got excited by each and every person that decided to fill out the much anticipated sign in field.
First step of the Moodyo tour
Once the new users started coming in more regularly (if you haven’t signed up yet, what are you waiting for?) the objective started to evolve. Now, not only are we going after new users, but also that they are able to utilize the platform and all its capabilities, to take advantage of Moodyo. In order to figure out what you do and don’t do, and what you like and don’t like, we make it a point to continually investigate our web analytics, the cheat sheet that clues us in on user behavior in order to provide the users with a better experience.