Remelo is set to be released

Posted by Matt Hodson (Updated: Thursday, May 2, 2019)

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Since February 2018 we've been turning our vision into a reality. We saw a clear gap in the market for a reliable, affordable, and fully featured appointment reminder software for small businesses.

How it all started

Well, I have first-hand experience of how frustrating no-shows can be. It isn't only an annoyance though; they can genuinely put businesses in financial difficulty if they aren't dealt with correctly.

The idea stemmed after I created a basic, custom build SMS reminder system for a family member to use - and guess what? No-shows dropped to nearly nill. It got to the point people were thanking the individual for the software. 

I guess it's understandable, today's world is very hectic. Sometimes that little nudge to say "Hey, you have an appointment at X time" is what's needed. Although as a business owner it's HORRIBLE to have people not attend, can you hand on heart say that you've never forgotten an appointment? 

If you haven't... well, you must be very organized! We found that using the software was good for both the business and the clients.

Our USP

Many of our competitors seem to be lacking in the absolute basics to what we think customer demand seeks. For example, in this day and age, every business should have online booking. The majority of our competitors completely dismiss online booking, or if they do have online booking - literally charge an arm and a leg for it.

We're one of the first businesses in the industry to introduce a completely free online booking plan for our clients, with SMS reminders included! 

There are many features which we will be announcing shortly, so stay tuned for this if you have any interest.

The challenges we've faced

We've faced many stumbling blocks on the way. Hence why it has taken a FULL YEAR to even get to the beta testing stage. The main culprit has got to be iCloud integration. I'm pretty sure Apple developers do everything they can to make any integration with third-party apps near impossible. Thankfully, our iCloud integration is now fully functional.

Another stumbling block has got to have been time zones, our application is aimed at most English speaking countries - to my surprise, keeping up with when the clocks go forward and back is an absolute pain in the .... but again, we've managed to make the product work to deal with timezones effortlessly.

Release date

Unfortunately, there isn't an official release date yet. What we do know is that it is very soon, when BETA testing has concluded, and all those nasty bugs have been torched, we will be letting the public use our software. We would love to have willing participants for our BETA testing stage - if you have any interest, please do get in touch.

Matt Hodson

Matt is the founder of Remelo. He loves helping small businesses flourish by making them more productive.

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