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Jan 6, 2016 2:26 PM ET

Archived: Vis-a-Vis: an app especially for small businesses and entrepreneurs

iCrowdNewswire - Jan 6, 2016

Calls are placed by potential customers by their activating a link in a page, post or e-commerce site item listing. In other words, a call is placed by clicking or touching a logo.

Everyone who uses the system must be a member. You don’t have to worry about giving out your Skype ID or phone number to potential customers

The app will be super-simple to operate: the shopkeepers’, and the customers’, versions of the app each have only three buttons: two for basic controls, and a ‘Block’ button for shopkeepers and a “Exchange Information” button for customers.

The thing is, I don’t want to just build an app. First, I want to establish relationships and partnerships with developers, marketers, technical experts, user experience experts, PHP pros, and with with anyone, really who can help me build this beast.

I want to build a team, an organization and a social network, and I want to do it organically, one relationship at a time. I’m already fairly sure that some really cool and smart people will want in, so to speak, but this is an ambitious project.

I call the app: “Vis-a-Vis,” because it provides a, “face to face,” encounter.

Here’s a scenario of how the app would work:

I see an ad listing an item of collectible glass I’m interested in. But, I need to see the maker’s mark and color to determine the value. I notice the Vis-a-Vis logo and click it. Since I’m already a member I’m talking to the shopkeeper within seconds. And, my personal information is protected, including my name, unless I decide to share it with the shopkeeper.

What makes this app so unique

  • Several things: You place a call by clicking a link in an ad or sales listing; I don’t think anyone does that. Also, I don’t think anyone has come up with a way to allow customers to call anonymously, in complete safety and security.
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