iPhone and Android Users Can Now Get the Help They Need
Zendesk Develops First Mobile Dropbox for Help Desk Functionality
Boston, MA, June 18, 2009 â€“ Thanks to Zendesk, The pioneer in transcendent, online help-desk solutions, iPhone and Android application developers now have the ability to embed a mobile dropbox in their applications integrated directly to Zendeskâ€™s professional grade help desk backend. With this dropbox in place, iPhone and Android users can easily and quickly submit a bug report, feature request, question or service request directly to the developer without having to leave the application.
Apple reports nearly 50,000 applications available in their store and four million application downloads a day, demonstrating the need for a feature that allows users to connect with developers. To bring this functionality to developers, Zendesk developed and published the source code and documentation enabling developers to extend and modify the dropbox behavior to their own requirements and needs.
â€œThe jTribe GPS aps are popular tools for folk who enjoy real-time trip tracking,â€ said jTribe Director Daniel Bradby. â€œWith more than 3 million geo locations stored in our database and 30,000 application users, we occasionally encounter difficulty accessing information and providing it to the user. Zendesk gives our users the ability to interact with us and the confidence that we can help them with any jTribe issue they have.â€
Support drop boxes are a ubiquitous feature on the web where users see them labeled as â€œfeedback,â€ â€œsupportâ€ or even â€œhelp,â€ providing an easy way for visitors to interact with the site owner. However, until now, mobile application users have not been able to enjoy the same convenience and access on their devices as they have online. In the past if a user was playing a game, for example, and it crashed, the user had to move out of the up, open a browser and try to find the developer online. Now the user can send a note the moment the game locks up.
â€œHeadnix relies on Zendesk for all of our service needs,â€ said Headnix Founder Bill So. â€œAll support for our application, which turns any iPhone, iPod Touch, or Mac or PC desktop into a Chinese writing tablet, is managed through Zendesk. Whether our users contact us via email through our site, post a question in our forums, or send a note through their mobile devices, we have clear visibility into each and every issue, and can manage them appropriately to maintain customer satisfaction.â€
â€œOne of the big reasons why we all love our iPhones and G1s are the fantastic aps on them,â€ said Mikkel Svane, CEO of Zendesk. â€œBut letâ€™s face it, if one locks up or doesnâ€™t work right and the user canâ€™t tell anyone about it, it is abandoned for the next best that distracts us. For developers, this is not a comforting thought as they vie to attract users. With our application, developers donâ€™t have to worry that a bug they arenâ€™t aware of will prevent their application from spreading. Users can easily contact the developer from their device giving the developer instant and actionable visibility into a potential issue.â€
Zendesk is inspiring the help desk 2.0 movement through a focus on enlightened customer support. As the first organization in the industry to leverage SaaS and the benefits of web-based communication and social media, Zendesk provides the only professional-grade on-demand help desk. Combining the convenience of the web and agile support, Zendesk extends good help desk karma to any company, large or small, looking to offer beautifully simple online support that is flexible, rich and intuitive.
Backed by Charles River Ventures, Zendesk was founded in 2007 and has more than 1,000 customers including Books-A-Million, IDEO, John Lewis, MSNBC, The Rackspace Cloud and Twitter. To learn more, go to www.zendesk.com or follow @zendesk on Twitter.