HAMILTON, N.J., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Talksoft Corporation (www.talksoftonline.com), a leading appointment reminder service company, introduces a new service that allows hospital networks and medical practices to develop brand-specific apps for iPhone and Android platforms. This custom app, which harnesses the technology behind Talksoft Connect, the first appointment reminder app on the market, features the look, feel, and specific information of the organization for whom the app is developed.
HealthIT.gov recently reported that 17 million consumers use mobile devices to access health information. Smartphone use has created a demand for health and medical apps. The Juniper Research report recently predicted that health care and medical app downloads will reach 142 million by 2016. Talksoft's branded app motivates patients to download through integration with the appointment reminder service.
"The built-in appointment reminder functionality encourages patients to download the app since it provides them with a direct and tangible benefit," says Steve David, STO at Talksoft. "Instead of pushing patients onto an app, it pulls them in by providing dynamic and personal appointment data that is delivered to their device whenever a new appointment is scheduled."
Patients will also have access to information relevant to the office such as locations, portal access, online bill payment, appointment scheduling, and more. Building a stand-alone app not only has less functionality, but can cost significantly more to develop.
"We had worked out pricing with custom app developers to build an app to our specs -- which is exactly what Talksoft did-- and these developers were quoting up to $30,000," says Scott Shelley, Outreach Coordinator at the Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania. "Working with Talksoft to create a branded app was significantly less money. It is a very cost effective solution."
Talksoft is a provider of cloud-based reminder and messaging services. Talksoft's service based approach provides affordable solutions for businesses of any size by harnessing technologies once available only to large companies in niche markets. Subscribers pay only a usage-based fee with no long-term contract commitments, and no computer hardware purchases.
SOURCE Talksoft Corporation