Back to the Basics Series, Custom Buttons
CUSTOM BUTTONS---Nearly Limitless Possibilities
Before suggesting many of the vast array of possibilities you have to use your Custom Buttons in your app, let me make sure you are aware of exactly what they are and how they work. A Custom Button is your opportunity to link to ANYTHING on the world wide web you would like to include in your app. As long as it resides on the internet somewhere with a url assigned to it, you can have it in your app.
Now, of course, since your users will be viewing these on their phones, we urge you to make sure you are linking to mobile friendly sites. One of the last things you want to do is send a user somewhere they have difficulty viewing what you want them to see.
This is how your Custom Buttons appear in your app:
An App homepage with green boxes drawn around the three "Featured" Custom Buttons, and the "More" button to direct your users to all of your Custom Buttons:
This is what the page looks like when you have clicked "More", showing all of the Custom Buttons and some of your fixed assets in your app (golfer profile, your F & B menu, the Monthly Tournament Series, and other general course information):
Finally, here is an example of a Custom Button being selected by a user and the site it re-directs that user to---notice the "Back" and "Close" buttons keeping the user engaged with your app and not totally exiting the app to go strictly to a browser the way many inferior app designs function:
YOUR MYRIAD OF POSSIBILITIES:
- Your Club's newsletter if you have it published online and it is mobile friendly
- Social Media pages
- Weather Forecasts
- Your Blog
- Tournament Registration Pages
- Your YouTube Channel -- here is a good example of one, Woods Valley Golf Club YouTube
- Specific Playing tips or Video Lessons
- Stay and Play packages
- Your Online Store
- Custom Pages, made just for the Custom Button, like the one above---contact me to learn how to do this!
This list could go on and on, but hopefully these 10 items get you thinking on how you can maximize your Custom Buttons in your app.
As always, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions about this or any other feature of your app, firstname.lastname@example.org or 858.437.9262
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM GALLUS GOLF AND THESE TURKEYS!