Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Introduce Yourself

Introduce Yourself Welcome all new forum members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you. Tell us about your company. How did you get started? How long have you been in business? What do you do for fun? Don't be shy, say hello! It's fun and educational to interact on the forum!

iDigo - iPhone App for Lawn Care Professionals


Introduce Yourself

Welcome all new forum members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you. Tell us about your company. How did you get started? How long have you been in business? What do you do for fun? Don't be shy, say hello! It's fun and educational to interact on the forum!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-01-2009, 02:43 PM
luaustx luaustx is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 6
luaustx is on a distinguished road
Default iDigo - iPhone App for Lawn Care Professionals

Hi, everyone!

My name is Larry Upton. I founded a small technology company, edioma, here in Austin, TX a number of years ago. We develop and publish language assistance tools for mobile phone users, in particular English speakers who wish to communicate better in Spanish and vice-versa. Our first iPhone based product, iDigo, shipped last week and is designed to facilitate better communication between English-speaking homeowners and Spanish-speaking staff (e.g., housecleaners, yard-workers, handymen, etc.).

Steve was gracious enough to suggest I jump on the forum to chat about iDigo, and to solicit feedback from any forum readers who may wish to download the app. iDigo is available on the App Store for $1.99 and contains some 300 phrases and terms. Mind you, this is version 1.0, so we'd welcome any suggestions on potential phrases/terms, difficult communication subjects, etc.

I've attached a couple of screenshots for your review. For more information on edioma, please email us at info@edioma.com.

Again, any and all suggestions welcome!!

Best,

Larry
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 06-01-2009, 06:12 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,361
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Hi Larry,

Welcome to our forum.

Can you give us a little insight into how a lawn care business owner would use this? Like for instance what kinds of phrases would your software have that could be used in this field?

Also, if you would like, tell us a little about how you came up with this idea!
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-02-2009, 01:08 AM
Little's's Avatar
Little's Little's is offline
Brandon
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Shasta Lake CA.
Posts: 814
Rep Power: 8
Little's is on a distinguished road
Default

Hey, thats pretty neat. I could see a lot of use for this. Though not for me since there isnt an abundance of Mexicans where I live. Still a good idea.
__________________
Northern California
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-02-2009, 11:37 AM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

Nice, my girlfriend is Spanish, I thought she was Mexican but she's Peruvian, no idea what that is, but understanding her & her moms side of the family is impossible. This could help me out with her family, they usually ask for service & what not, but I usually say, "For the last time I can't understand you, bye" maybe this could change something?

I called my girlfriends house once & her aunt that was visiting randomly answered the phone. I was stuck saying, "hasta la vista" lol

Though my girlfriend has taught me several sayings in Spanish, I'm becoming more ignorant, & wouldn't mind a product to help out.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-02-2009, 05:24 PM
musician/lawnman musician/lawnman is offline
Chuck
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South West Florida
Posts: 919
Rep Power: 0
musician/lawnman is on a distinguished road
Default

So you can't communicate with your girlfriend? That's hysterical breeze!

Hey luaustx, Breeze needs to know if the phrase "honey, are you feeling kinky tonight?" is in that phone app? Or maby just "I need a little uhhh, uhhh" or possibly more important than that.....
"What-are-you-cooking-me-for-dinner?" haha!

Sorry, just a funny mental picture of a bizarre relationship problem.... I get carried away.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-02-2009, 10:12 PM
majoe7 majoe7 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 184
Rep Power: 7
majoe7 is on a distinguished road
Default

See Sprinklerman,

We all enjoy this site to laugh at and with each other, make true friends and always post a question that we don’t understand or need help with. Everyone can contribute to making this a Great site likes it is becoming.

Mr. Upton,
I enjoy your app. and the phase’s are great but………….. You know there is a site called I translate through the Apple store and you can download it for free. I one thing that is different from yours is that you can ask your question for instance in English and have it translated into 40 different languages or vise versa. Type in a foreign language and ask for it in English and there you go. This site has helped me out a couple of time when I needed to speak to some workers in Spanish.

Breeze this can help you with your French to better understand your clients when they are speaking to you in French. This will help you greatly in understanding your Future in-laws when they are yakking at you and you stand there saying por que? LOL

John

Last edited by majoe7; 06-02-2009 at 10:19 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-02-2009, 11:37 PM
luaustx luaustx is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 6
luaustx is on a distinguished road
Default Re: iDigo (iPhone App)

Thanks for the great feedback, all.

John, we're quite familiar with iTranslate, iSpeak, etc. Although highly useful when it comes to one-to-many languages, most of these "translator" products are based on the same Google/Babblefish engine, are at best 70% accurate, and assume you have a live data connection. Our research indicated that in a professional setting, most users would rather be assured what they're saying is 100% accurate, even if limited in scope.

That being said, we're planning to increase the number of English-to-Spanish phrases in version 2.0 of iDigo Home, will soon introduce an "interactive" translator based on a static dictionary of lawn care terms, and will rapidly port to other major verticals. Please, don't hesitate to suggest any other changes you think might prove useful in such a language assistance product.

Thanks in advance for kind consideration, everyone.

LU
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-02-2009, 11:43 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,361
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Larry,

Do you have a website you would like to promote for you software?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-05-2009, 05:23 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by musician/lawnman View Post
So you can't communicate with your girlfriend? That's hysterical breeze!

Hey luaustx, Breeze needs to know if the phrase "honey, are you feeling kinky tonight?" is in that phone app? Or maby just "I need a little uhhh, uhhh" or possibly more important than that.....
"What-are-you-cooking-me-for-dinner?" haha!

Sorry, just a funny mental picture of a bizarre relationship problem.... I get carried away.
hahaha that would be gold!!! One sale already!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
app store, iphone, software, technology

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clean air lawn care is using neuton lawn mowers Steve Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 21 03-27-2009 04:25 PM
Lawn Care Flyer #2 - Lawn Care in Perry Park, KY EasyPro Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 5 02-17-2009 12:14 PM
Iphone? Steve General Talk 9 01-11-2007 05:50 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
Yesterday 05:04 PM
Today 12:31 PM
by Steve
5 96
Hello All
HappyGrass
Yesterday 10:10 PM
Today 12:28 PM
by Steve
1 35
Share your stolen...
SGL1
Yesterday 09:05 PM
Today 12:26 PM
by Steve
1 38
Equipment dealers
mattthelawnguy
05-21-2015 04:33 PM
Today 12:20 PM
by Steve
6 193
big job for me....need...
holymoly
Today 06:15 AM
Today 12:19 PM
by Steve
1 32
What a JERK!
Chilehead
05-06-2015 08:13 AM
Yesterday 09:27 PM
by Chilehead
15 769
Things your lawn care...
Steve
Yesterday 11:48 AM
Yesterday 11:48 AM
by Steve
0 52
I can't believe people...
ExtremeLawncareServices
05-25-2015 10:29 AM
Yesterday 11:45 AM
by jrs.landscaping
9 242
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
05-21-2015 03:07 PM
Yesterday 11:35 AM
by Steve
5 178
Pissed off customers
stonegatedesigns
05-26-2015 05:29 PM
Yesterday 11:26 AM
by Steve
3 117
Great start to the season
jcurr33
05-25-2015 08:49 PM
05-26-2015 01:50 PM
by Steve
2 88
uploading video on here?
holymoly
05-24-2015 08:13 AM
05-26-2015 01:37 PM
by Steve
2 92
new here ! need help
pgrace
05-23-2015 11:29 PM
05-26-2015 01:35 PM
by Steve
1 103
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 11:54 AM
05-26-2015 01:25 PM
by Steve
14 393
problems with a customer
LawnCareMan280
05-19-2015 06:28 PM
05-26-2015 01:22 PM
by Steve
5 218
More Rain or Less?
Steve
05-20-2015 12:06 PM
05-24-2015 04:37 PM
by SGL1
12 281
Irrigation
pboy8634
02-21-2010 12:46 PM
05-22-2015 10:05 PM
by biglee
25 8,472
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 11:45 AM
05-22-2015 09:58 PM
by biglee
37 9,197
Peace garden ideas
SGL1
05-13-2015 03:15 PM
05-21-2015 07:51 PM
by avetslawncare
16 531
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
05-20-2015 09:18 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
84 6,868
Total yard rehab
SGL1
04-23-2015 03:59 PM
05-19-2015 08:22 PM
by SGL1
15 834
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
05-19-2015 04:12 PM
by NinaMarie86
1,223 390,183
New Lawn Service
carmelitaslawnservice
05-19-2015 10:02 AM
05-19-2015 02:51 PM
by Steve
1 134
Landscaper Jailed After...
SGL1
05-18-2015 08:15 AM
05-19-2015 02:37 PM
by Steve
5 234
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
05-19-2015 02:29 PM
by Steve
38 2,041
feeling like im being...
Bradcook21
05-17-2015 07:33 AM
05-19-2015 02:11 PM
by Steve
6 245
good news yesterday
Bradcook21
05-17-2015 07:08 AM
05-19-2015 06:16 AM
by Bradcook21
3 172
ignition coil
jasonw
05-12-2015 05:31 PM
05-18-2015 12:07 PM
by Steve
3 293
Anyone need help? I have...
biglee
05-06-2015 12:22 PM
05-18-2015 12:06 PM
by Steve
13 722
Big (to me) mulch job
tl757
04-23-2015 05:32 PM
05-15-2015 08:46 PM
by biglee
22 1,533
big dog mowers?
Bradcook21
05-13-2015 04:03 PM
05-14-2015 10:55 AM
by Steve
4 315
Small HOA Bid
lxarth
05-06-2015 10:37 PM
05-13-2015 11:55 AM
by Steve
9 543
New company in Michigan
SEM
04-24-2015 09:27 PM
05-13-2015 11:51 AM
by Steve
11 668
Fired for refusing to...
Mr. Mow
05-09-2015 06:15 AM
05-12-2015 01:36 PM
by Steve
6 535
I have ZERO confidence...
Just for Cuts
05-01-2015 04:24 PM
05-12-2015 03:53 AM
by jrs.landscaping
31 1,142
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
05-11-2015 01:15 PM
by Steve
6 1,050
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
05-10-2015 07:50 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 1,090
Bought my first STIHL...
Mr. Mow
05-09-2015 06:29 AM
05-10-2015 08:36 AM
by Mr. Mow
9 441
advice wanted please and...
CHenricks
05-07-2015 08:40 PM
05-08-2015 04:20 PM
by CHenricks
7 461
Hello
SallyBorowicz
05-06-2015 11:14 AM
05-08-2015 02:21 PM
by Steve
3 369
Mower Advice
tl757
05-06-2015 02:31 PM
05-08-2015 01:45 PM
by Steve
6 501
Home today...Still...
biglee
05-06-2015 11:59 AM
05-07-2015 12:06 PM
by biglee
2 372
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
05-07-2015 11:17 AM
by Steve
79 4,035
color fliers?
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:32 PM
05-07-2015 10:57 AM
by Steve
16 1,063
Looking good
mrsmichigan
05-06-2015 09:47 AM
05-07-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
1 311
What are your biggest...
Steve
05-05-2015 01:24 PM
05-07-2015 10:52 AM
by Steve
2 365
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
05-06-2015 07:15 PM
by TheYardGuy
12 1,152
Go daddy web site and...
jcurr33
05-04-2015 06:00 PM
05-05-2015 11:57 AM
by Steve
2 392
How busy are you now?
Steve
05-04-2015 01:10 PM
05-05-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
4 430
mowfinder
scaypa
04-27-2015 05:44 PM
05-04-2015 01:14 PM
by Steve
1 453
» Popular Tags
aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter blades blowout bush commercial curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration ditches door hangers employee problems equipment rental estimate facebook foreman free advertising google growing a lawn care business how to husqvarna jobs john deere quik trac landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan managing a lawn care business marketing more customers business mr dave mulch new business patio install per hour service pricing pto scag secrets to landscaping sell the vision shell shreaded small engine repair snow plowing sq ft square foot starting a lawn care business steep lawns swzt theft toro toro grand stand tractor auger trailer trailer mate pro tree trimmer rack up sell employee web design website website design winterization wood wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:47 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:47 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy