eDirectory 13.3: now integrated with Chat GPT for Artificial Intelligence

eDirectory 13.3_ now integrated with Chat GPT for Artificial Intelligence

The new eDirectory 13.3 powered with artificial intelligence is now available. This new version brings the integration with Chat GPT, the most known artificial intelligence platform so you and your advertisers can create and optimize descriptions, keywords, and even write articles from scratch.

See all the new features and improvements of the new eDirectory 13.3!

Chat GPT – create and optimize content

The ChatGPT integration with eDirectory websites is a game-changer in the digital world. It streamlines operations, reduces costs, enhances user experience, and bolsters the SEO performance of your listings, events, blog posts, articles, and more.

While ChatGPT can generate initial descriptions, it’s important to note that you have full control. You can customize and edit the content to align with specific business requirements or unique selling points.

For Listings, Events, Classifieds, and Deals, this integration allows you and your advertisers to create/optimize long and short descriptions, keywords for the search, and SEO elements.

For Blog Posts and Articles, the integration is even more complete, providing an Assistant that helps you to determine the content you want to create. If you are experienced, you can type your own prompt so Chat GPT can deliver a tailored piece of content.

To enable this integration simply go to Open AI website – the creators of Chat GPT – sign up for an account and get your API key. Paste this key inside your eDirectory’s admin dashboard and you’re done.

Then you must configure if all levels of Listings and other modules will have access to this feature. Tip: if you enable this feature only for premium packages, it may help you boost sales and package upgrades.

Scheduling blog posts and articles

Now you and your advertisers can write and schedule when the piece will be published. Scheduling is a valuable tool for improving your content strategy, enhancing the reader experience, and increasing the efficiency of your content marketing efforts.

Timezone for Events and Listings

As many of our customers run national and even international online directories, they publish content for different time zones. This new release adds the ability for advertisers to select the timezone for their Events and Listings.

Now the end user will have more precise information about businesses opening hours and event times.

New widgets for the Page Editor

Adding more versatility to the general page’s content you can now add Client Testimonials and Photo Galleries, this one available on grid and carousel modes.

Updates on the Marketplace Widget

With this exclusive feature, listing publishers can create their catalog of products and /or services. This new release changes the pricing field to be optional and even accepts text in it, such as “Special Pricing”.

The Real Estate Plugin

Our most recent innovation has now revamped layout, and better labels, and is ready for the eDirectory mobile apps. It also brings two exclusive search widgets.

More improvements

The default location data import has been completely restructured, allowing site owners to import locations even when the site already contains content.

The display of logo images on the listing detail page has been updated to support larger logos in the new eDirectory 13.3.

Read the full list of enhancements of eDirectory v13.3 here.

Upgrade to the latest version of eDirectory today!

For active clients looking to take advantage of the latest and greatest eDirectory.com offers, fill out the Upgrade Request form or contact your account manager.

For new clients looking to launch their online Enterprise with the most complete directory software, please request a demo here, call us directly at +1-800-630-4694, or send an email to sales@eDirectory.com.

eDirectory 13.2: meet our newest release

The new eDirectory 13.2 is now available. This release updates the SEO Center, brings some Plugins for the mobile apps, adds new widgets for Pages and Listing Pages, among general performance improvements.

Discover the highlights of the new eDirectory 13.2!

New Header Widget – Image Slider

If your project focuses on images on the Listing Details Page then this new widget is for you. The photos added to the image gallery can be used in the “slider” format, with action buttons for the user to navigate between them.

This widget is available through the Listing Template Editor.

New Additional Image Widget

Create so you can place even more images on the Listing Detail Page. Create as many widgets as you wish and position them on the page however you like. Configure the limits and availability of this additional feature through the Plans & Pricing manager.

New Highlight Cards Widgets

In version 13.2 we included 7 new Highlight Cards widgets with image and text elements. These highlights serve several purposes, such as creating sections such as About the Team, Meet the CEO, How It Works, Additional Services, and whatever else your creativity allows.

These widgets are available in the Page Editor and can be added to any page on your site.

Administrator Accounts

When creating administrator (site manager) accounts, it is now possible to define which subsections of each module this new administrator will have access to. This makes it easier for your team to manage the site. And for those who have more than one site associated with the main license, you can define the access level of this new administrator for one or more sites.

New SEO Center

The SEO Center has been completely revamped to receive the new features. eDirectory continues to allow full control of the title, friendly URL, keywords, and SEO description for all items (Listings, Classifieds, Events, etc.) and Categories for all modules and Main Pages of the system.

The main SEO news in version 13.2 are:

  • Integration with the new Google Analytics (GA4)
  • Robots.txt file editor (to fine-tune which pages can and cannot be crawled)
  • Page Redirect Editor (for more control of URLs/pages)
  • Uploading the ads.txt file (for those using Google Adsense and similar programs)
  • Facebook/Meta Business Manager verification code upload
  • Default image upload for social sharing (OG/Open Graph)

Plugins in Mobile Apps

eDirectory 13.2 also brings improvements to the Apple and Android Apps, which are now able to display the functionality of 8 Plugins:

  1. Instant Messaging Plugin
  2. Events Association
  3. Articles Association
  4. Multiple Videos for Articles
  5. Multiple Videos for Listings
  6. Advanced Reviews for Businesses
  7. Geo-Targeted Banner Ads
  8. Mailchimp Integration

In the App management section, we added a shortcut to Google Firebase, thus facilitating the sending of Push Notifications.

Upcoming system updates will bring more plugins to the apps.

Read the full list of enhancements of eDirectory v13.2 here.

Upgrade to the latest version of eDirectory today!

For active clients looking to take advantage of the latest and greatest eDirectory.com offers, fill out the Upgrade Request form or contact your account manager.

For new clients looking to launch their online Enterprise with the most complete directory software, please request a demo here, call us directly at +1-800-630-4694, or send an email to sales@eDirectory.com.

The new generation of the eDirectory App

The new eDirectory App is here!

The new generation of the eDirectory App

In a mobile-first world, eDirectory has always been ahead of its time: from the early adoption of website design responsivity to the creation of its exclusive Integrated App Builder. That’s part of what makes us lead the online directory software industry.

The eDirectory App

Having mobile apps published on the app stores brings extra authority to any project as it shows the commitment to the online community it serves.

Since 2010 the Integrated App Builder creates both Android and iPhone apps. Twelve years later, eDirectory confirms its protagonism and leadership in the online directory software industry.

The eDirectory Integrated App Builder brings a huge advantage for Online Directory owners as they can manage everything within the same interface. In a few clicks, they can configure the look and feel of the app, manage the main menu, and create custom pages.

Through our powerful API, every content added to the website – listings, classifieds, events, etc – become available on the app. Its dynamic nature allows for quick design changes to reflect automatically on the apps without having to republish them.

Using the integration with Google Firebase, app owners can send real Push Notifications, increasing user engagement and retention. Only native apps have this capability.

Formerly written with Java (Android) and Objective C (iPhone), we totally revamped its base technology and design for an increased amazing experience for visitors and advertisers.

Flutter

With the release of the new version 13.1, our exclusive Integrated App Builder now writes the apps using Flutter technology. This open-source platform was created by Google back in 2015 and it allows more agility in app development.

Flutter combines the quality of native apps with the flexibility of cross-platform development. It’s been used by companies like BMW, Alibaba, eBay, GroupOn, NuBank, Google itself, and many others.

Among the several benefits of Flutter, we can name its versatility, high performance, customization, and reliability of the code delivered. It means that its adoption on our Integrated App Builder allows the eDirectory Apps to become even more powerful, with even more features, and easier to be customized to meet specific needs – and for affordable pricing.

The Process

While we’re passionate about what we do, the new eDirectory app isn’t made “to suit our passions”. The (re)creation of the eDirectory app is the result of more than a year of research, hypothesis validation, data verification, prototyping, and a lot of effort by the entire team. It is the result of a process that involved customers and professionals from all areas of the company.

Led by the Design Team, the process started with several interviews with heavy-use customers around the world to map a wide range of different perceptions, needs, and desires about the eDirectory App.

After completing this step, professionals from all areas of the company (admin, sales, marketing, infrastructure, support, design, and product team) put all hands on this deck to analyze the raw data and build together the roadmap of this new journey.

Priorities set and technical needs over the table, it was time to tackle the challenges and beat them all, one by one, completing all of the planned stages. Nothing was left behind.

Finally, after months of teamwork that involved building, testing, validating, and rounds and rounds of quality control, the new eDirectory App is here, ready for the world again.

The new eDirectory App

The new eDirectory App, despite bringing many new features, still maintains the same nature as the previous generation: it is an application focused on the end-user.

Using Flutter allowed the app’s design to be refreshed and more closely aligned with the web/responsive version, while also including many of the web version’s features and functionalities.

See the highlights of the new eDirectory App:

Listing Template Design: through the Listing Template Editor you can create custom fields and unique designs for the Listing Detail Page – fitting general listings and/or one template for each category. With the new version of the app, all custom fields are displayed on the app, following the design of the associated Listing Template.

Exclusive Content: one of the great advantages of the app was the perception of users and advertisers about the authority of the project. With the new version of the apps, this authoritative item gains an important ally: the offer of exclusive content through the apps.

Stories: similar to the Instagram feature, site managers now can promote listings, deals, latest news, and more, with an eye-catching featured section on the app. Different from Instagram, these stories won’t vanish with time and are stored in the app, this way your users are able to review them at any time. Learn how to create Stories to promote your content.

Deals: advertisers (and site owners) can create deals exclusive to the app. It helps to promote even more your mobile apps, increasing user engagement. Learn how to create app-exclusive deals in your eDirectory app.

Banners: banner ads are now displayed within the apps and can be created exclusively for the apps. The home screen has one slot for the native banner ads. The results screen also displays banner ads in the middle of the results. Learn how to create banners for the apps.

Customizable Home Screen: now you can choose, rename and reorder the elements on the Home Screen. This allows a fine-tuning of the content according to your project and commercial strategy.

Sliders: apps always had their own exclusive Sliders but it was mandatory to link them to existing content such as Listing, for example. Now the Sliders can be just images with no link or even linked to external content.

Inbox: with the new version the users will have access to an Inbox feature that stores all the Push Notifications sent to the app. It may increase the interaction rate as they will have the chance to check the notifications at their own pace. Learn more about the Inbox feature.

Apple ID: we added the Apple ID option for account creation and log-in.

What’s next for the eDirectory App?

As we mentioned before, our process of re-creating the eDirectory App took into consideration the most different needs and requests from our customers. The first version of the new generation delivers new features but inside its already known focus: the end-user.

The next steps are to increase the capacity of the app, including features specific to the advertisers, where they will be able to manage and edit existing content right through the app. The screens are already designed and we are currently working on technical aspects of the development.

We are immensely grateful to everyone who took part and helped with the new eDirectory App. This marks a new stage in our history of leadership in the online directory software industry.

Thank you!

Questions, suggestions, or comments about the new eDirectory App? Please shoot us a note here or send an email to marketing@eDirectory.com.

Upgrade to the latest version of eDirectory today!

For active clients looking to take advantage of the latest and greatest eDirectory.com has to offer, simply fill out the Upgrade Request form or contact your account executive.

For new clients looking to launch their online Enterprise with all you see here and much more, please request a demo here, call us directly at +1-800-630-4694, or send an email to sales@eDirectory.com.

Meet the new eDirectory v13

We’re proud to announce our newest release, eDirectory v13. This platform upgrade brings the exclusive Listing Template Editor: a game-changer on the way you build online directories. The listing template feature allows you to create customized listing pages for different use cases, like jobs, people, restaurants, whatever you can imagine. eDirectory is now more flexible and with improved usability for site owners, advertisers, and end-users.

What’s new on eDirectory v13?

The new Listing Template Editor replaces the previous Listing Type feature. In the past versions, you were able to create any custom field you want to match the needs of the categories of your listing. With v13 you are now able to not only add those fields but also to edit the design of the listing detail page, using the same widget-based logic already present in the v12. Drag and drop the elements to design exclusive pages. Besides this major new feature, we improved the design and usability of the back-end. With an optimized layout, this area had several elements reorganized and redesigned to improve its user experience, in addition to facilitating its actions and access to certain resources.

Tabs, Sidebar, and Widgets

You can choose from 26 different widgets to create listing detail pages with one column or with a column plus a sidebar. You can now create unlimited tabs to display the content of your listings but if you prefer having a single tab you can, it’s up to you to determine the look-and-feel of your pages with ease, and no code-knowledge required. Use the widgets to create unlimited custom fields. After creating the custom fields, configure the Levels & Prices section to select which plan will display these fields.

Summary Cards

For the search results page, you can choose one among eleven options of cards for summary views when creating a Listing Template. These cards were designed to meet different proposals and different needs.

Linked Listings

Easily associate other listings to one specific page. For example, if you are listing a Medical Clinic and want to highlight its professional’s profiles, with a few clicks, you can add the Linked Listings Widget on the page and display these profiles in an associated way. 

Related Listings

This is a great way to keep your users exploring your content and spend more time on your site. Simply add the Related Listings widget on the template and customize the rules to display rich content.

Call-to-Action button

Easily place a button on the listing detail page, customizing its label and destination URL. You can create a “Buy Now”, “Book appointment” that goes to an external shopping cart or booking system. Create whatever call-to-action you need for your advertisers.

Disable Locations

For those who target just one location, we added the ability to the site manager to disable completely the usage of locations in the system, this will also remove the field “where” from the search boxes.

Upgrade Plan button for advertisers

A new upgrade button has been added to promote free and lower level listings to upgrade to more lucrative paid plans. Now advertisers will see a handy upgrade button to stimulate plan upgrades. This generates a new lead for the site owner to follow up and close the sale. Also, for the lower listings levels, we updated the Listing form to display fields that are not available for the listing level with a lock message, motivating advertisers to consider an upgrade of their plan.

Stripe subscription cancellation

Many payment gateways do not allow subscription cancellations other than directly through the gateway system. Stripe enabled this option and now advertisers can easily cancel their subscriptions within the Advertiser Dashboard.

GDPR improvements

Our customers in or targeting European countries can take advantage of this improvement. We added the ability for the site manager to enable the requirement for explicit consent for end-users to store their personal data, improving eDirectory’s GDPR compliance. Because of that, forms no longer checks the “Sign up to our newsletter” by default.

More news from eDirectory v13!

  • Ability to add multiple banners on the listing page.
  • Ability to remove the pricing completely for all listings associated with a specific template.
  • Categories management completely redesigned for better user experience.
  • Added a shortcut for the site owner to go directly to the listing edit form when visiting a listing page on the frontend.
  • Claims section moved from the Listings section to the Activity sections on the site manager dashboard.
  • Preview page on the advertise widgets updated to offer the ability for users to preview listings from different templates.
  • Added captcha on the widget “Lead gen form” to block spam leads.
  • Site owners can now check information about their license and eDirectory versions through the “About” pop up.
  • Claim sign up page changed to show the registration form first, instead of the login form.
  • Label “Friendly URL” and “Page name” updated to “URL Slug”.
  • Webp image format applied to Call to action and Newsletter background images.
  • Log in and sign up forms updated to include the attribute “required” on the mandatory fields.
  • Button “Read more” removed from the listing page. The listing description is now displayed below the listing main image.

Read the full list of enhancements of eDirectory v13 here.

Upgrade to the latest version of eDirectory today!

For active clients looking to take advantage of the latest and greatest eDirectory.com has to offer, simply fill out the Upgrade Request form or contact your account executive. Upgrade fees may be applied.

For new clients looking to launch their online Enterprise with all you see here and much more, please request a demo here, call us directly at +1-800-630-4694, or send an email to sales@eDirectory.com.

Instant Messaging for Directory Websites

eDirectory Instant Messaging Plugin

We released the Instant Messaging Plugin that allows site owners and advertisers to use Telegram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger directly on the website.

Instant messaging provides real-time communication between visitors and listing owners, allowing them to make immediate sales contacts.

Site owners will be able to add a messenger floating button to the site, choosing one from the three options allowed. The other messaging platforms can be displayed on the header, footer and Contact Us page as clickable elements.

Instant Messaging Plugin for Directories

For advertisers, the messaging apps clickable items will be displayed below the phone number on the listing detail page.

Instant Messaging for Listings

Contact us today, add this Plugin to your directory, and get connected with your audience!

Benefits of using IM in your directory site

  • These apps provide instant communication. In addition to text messages, users can exchange multimedia messages, such as photos, videos, documents, or sound.
  • Instant Messaging is applicable to both B2B and B2C businesses. It is important to choose the right platform and explore what it has to offer.
  • Compared to digital marketing and social media, mobile messaging has much more engagement and return on investment in marketing.

Instant Messaging apps around the world

Different applications are popular in different countries, and so your choice of apps must take this into consideration:

  • WhatsApp is a world leader and is used in 104 countries. It is popular in Brazil, Mexico, India, Russia and in many countries of Europe, Africa, America, and Asia.
  • For US markets, the most used applications are Messenger and WhatsApp.
  • Facebook Messenger is used in 64 countries, notably Australia, Canada, and the United States.
  • Telegram and other messaging applications that are very popular in China, Japan, and Iran.
  • In Europe, however, the leaders are WhatsApp and Messenger. Asia and specifically in China, most users use WhatsApp and Telegram. In Africa, most people communicate via Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram.

Be sure to keep track of client preferences and their needs, which can change over time. Instant Messaging is a great development, satisfying the demands for speed, practicality, and real connectedness.

New Release: eDirectory v12

We’re proud to announce our newest release, eDirectory v12. This platform upgrade brings a major design change and several new features. Our goal is to keep improving the experience for users, advertisers and site owners.

edirectory v12 header

What’s new on eDirectory v12?

From a quick sneak-peak in our eDirectory Demo site, you can feel it right away the new look of the site. Transparent navigation menu, the full-width image on sliders, fluid elements and more.

Here’s the list of all the improvements:

1. Frontend layout completely redesigned for all available themes

2. New widgets

  • List of featured categories with only text
  • List of featured categories with icons instead of bigger images
  • List of featured categories in just one horizontal line
  • Social network bar
  • Contact information bar
  • Call to action
  • Slider without search box
  • Three new types of cards widgets available for all modules
  • Section header / Page title

3. The ability of the site manager to choose the background color of the main widgets between three options (white, neutral or brand color)

4. The ability of the site manager to customize the look & feel of all the four header widgets, including:

  • Enable sticky menu
  • Change the background color
  • Display the navigation on top of a background image (option available when the header widget is followed by a slider or call to action widget)

5. The ability of the site manager to enable banners on the browse by categories and locations widgets

6. The ability of the site manager to remove the number of active items on the Browse by categories and Browse by Location widgets

7. Results widgets unified in just one widget, with options to enable list view, grid view or both

8. Better display and navigation on widget video gallery

9. Widgets Search box with Slider and Search box without Slider unified in just one widget

10. Widgets Lead gen with Slider and Lead gen without Slider unified in just one widget

11. Widget Search box with Slider rehashed to allow the site manager to create different slides sets, for different pages

12. The ability for the site manager to change the position of the content (left, center, right) on some widgets like Search box with Slider, Call to action, Newsletter, among others

13. Colors & Fonts section rehashed to offer more flexibility, including:

  • Nine colors available for customization
  • More than 900 fonts from Google fonts available
  • Ability to change the font size
  • Ability to customize the border style for images, cards, inputs, and buttons

edirectory v12 border control

eDirectory v12 with 900 google fonts

14. Integration with Unsplash, a beautiful, free photos service. Available for cover images, slides and background images for the main widgets

edirectory and unsplash images

15. Field features from listings rehashed to offer the ability for users to choose icons to each feature/amenity

edirectory icon features

edirectory icon features in front-end

16. Field opening hours from listings rehashed to offer the ability for users to select each day and time, instead of the text field, allowing visitors to see more accurate information like “Open now” on the frontend

17. Field fax from listings module replaced by a customizable field where the user can define the label of the phone number (i.e, fax, WhatsApp, office, home…)

18. The ability for users to upload a logo image to their listings. The logo image can be enabled for specific levels by the site manager using the Manage Levels & Pricing section

edirectory v12 logo uploader

edirectory v12 logo front-end

19. The ability for the site manager upload icons to featured categories (icons will be displayed on the new widget Featured Categories with icons)

20. Google maps icons updated to use the same color as the site main color

Read the full list of enhancements of eDirectory v12 here.

Upgrade to the latest version of eDirectory today!

For active clients looking to take advantage of the latest and greatest eDirectory.com has to offer, simply fill out the Upgrade request form or contact your account executive. Upgrade fees may be applied.

For new clients looking to launch their online Enterprise with all you see here and much more, please request a demo here, call us directly at +1-800-630-4694, or send an email to sales@eDirectory.com.

New Release: eDirectory v11.5

eDirectory v11.5, released in early November 2018, is our most recent platform upgrade, filled with great new features and some performance improvements.

 

What’s new on eDirectory v11.5?

This release brings 15 new front-end and back-end items as it follows:

1. New fully customizable Cards widgets available for all themes.

  • Previous widgets such as “Featured listings”, “Popular events”, among others, were replaced by cards widgets.
  • Each widget can be fully customized, including:
    • Ability to change the widget title and the label of the “view more” link;
    • Ability to select the module that will be displayed on the widget;
    • Show items from a specific level, categories or location;
    • Ability to choose the order criteria;
    • Ability to pick items individually.
  • Layout for the widget “5 featured listings” updated and available for all modules.
recent deals widget

Define the content and display rules for your new widget…

… or handpick the items you want to be featured in your new widget!

2. New widget “Video Gallery” available for all themes.

3. Two new lead generation forms widgets available for all themes.

  • a. Lead form with static background image
  • b. Lead form with background slider

4. New layout for the article detail widget, including the ability to upload the author image and description available for all themes. See an example here.

5. New layout for the blog detail widget available for all themes.

6. New widget “Recent Articles in two columns” for the Article home page.

7. New widget “2 columns recent posts” for the Blog home page.

8. Added ability for the site manager change the labels of each location level.

location labels

9. New interface to manage the navigation menus and links for slides, including easier flow to link menus to custom pages, internal or external URLs.

10. Added new field to include a summary description for videos on the listings, events and classifieds form.

11. The layout of the Default theme rehashed to standardize spacings, margins and navigation structure, including the responsive version.

12. Added ability for the site manager to change the placeholders of the search box widgets.

13. Support to PHP 7.1.

14. New Gulp file to manage, compile and minimize less/sass files on development mode.

15. New layout for the “site unavailable” screen.

Other changes on eDirectory v11.5

  • Structured markup data on articles and blog detail pages updated to include the tags author and publisher
  • Facebook moderation tool updated to allow the site manager to moderate Facebook comments directly from the directory
  • Form to submit new reviews simplified when the user is already logged in
  • PHPMailer fully replaced by SwiftMailer

Read the full list of 100+ enhancements of eDirectory v11.5 here.

Upgrade to the latest version of eDirectory today!

For active clients looking to take advantage of the latest and greatest eDirectory.com has to offer, simply fill out the Upgrade request form found here or contact your account executive.

For new clients looking to launch their online Enterprise with all you see here and much more, please request a demo here, or call us directly at +1-800-630-4694, or send an email to sales@eDirectory.com.

New Release: eDirectory Software v11.3

Our best release ever: Meet eDirectory Software v11.3!

What’s New in eDirectory v11.3

1. New import tool

  • Support for Excel files
  • Flexible template with columns matching functionality
  • CSV separator selection
  • Support to import up to 20 categories per listing
  • Improved help messages
  • Performance improvements

2. New buttons added to HTML editor to allow users to change the font, size, and colors of custom contents

3. Widget Featured Categories enabled for themes Default, Wedding, and Restaurant

4. Widget Recent Articles enabled for themes Default, Wedding, and Restaurant

5. Widget Browse by Category and Location plus Square Banner enabled for themes Default, Wedding, and Restaurant

6. Widget Recent Reviews enabled for themes Default, Wedding, and Restaurant

7. Widget 5-featured listings enabled for themes Default, Wedding, and Doctor

8. Widget Browse by Locations plus Square Banners enabled for themes Default, Wedding, and Doctor

9. Widget Popular deals plus Wide Skyscraper banner enabled for themes Default, Wedding, and Doctor

10. Widget 5-Recent Articles enabled for themes Default, Wedding, and Doctor

11. Widget 6-Featured Listings + 2 Square Banners enabled for themes Default, Restaurant, and Doctor

12. Widget Recent posts enabled for themes Default, Restaurant, and Doctor

13. Added option for site manager to edit the background image of the following widgets

  • Faq Header
  • Search Box Blog Detail
  • Sitemap Header
  • Sign up Text
  • Search Bar
  • Search Box for Reviews page
  • Search Box Module Detail
  • Search Box

14. Added option to replicate changes to other pages on the widget “Events Calendar”

15. Added ability for site manager to change the content of invoices header and footer

Read the full list of +130 enhancements of v11.3 here.

For active clients looking to take advantage of the latest and greatest eDirectory.com has to offer, simply fill out the Upgrade request form found here or contact your account executive.

For new clients looking to launch their online Enterprise with all you see here and much more, please request a demo here, or call us directly at +1-800-630-4694, or send an email to Sales@eDirectory.com.

eDirectory.com: new directory App Builder

eDirectory.com is thrilled to release the latest version of the directory app builder. With a completely revamped design, powerful features, and a sleek interface – this new app release will add tremendous value to your online directory enterprise.

eDirectory.com Directory App Builder: a brief overview of what’s new

  • TRUE push notifications
  • beautifully-redesigned homescreen
  • expanded color palette for branding
  • App-specific analytics
  • Google Firebase
  • Expanded search features and filters
  • Voice commands

Download it now [it’s free]: Apple Store | Google Play

Send Push Notifications

Engage your app users with TRUE push notifications. eDirectory mobile app builder will now integrate with Google Firebase to offer an easy way to create, schedule and manage the use of push notifications. Send messages to all subscribers or segment your tailored messages to specific users to drive activity and retention. Increase your revenue potential by offering paid push notifications to your members for maximum exposure.

New beautifully-redesigned homescreen

New features include a beautifully-redesigned homescreen will now serve as the main app welcome screen. Publishers will be able to manage the module listings display and add some flare with slider images, optional summaries, and special links. These sliders create a great new opportunity to offer your members premium exposure on the homescreen for value-adding opportunities.

Expanded color palette

Another great new feature is the expanded color palette designed to better match your branding. Each module may also be color coded which will easily distinguish which section of the app you are using including listings, deals, events, articles or blog creating a more intuitive app navigation. Create some distinction among your features with brand-building color schemes.

Google Firebase Analytics

eDirectory has integrated with Google Firebase – a super-charged mobile platform which expands the usage and functionality. With Google Firebase Analytics – app publishers will now have the ability view app-specific analytics and to drill down on app usage for detailed behavioral reporting. Demographic segmentation, including age, gender, and location are available right out-of-the-box. With this powerful new integration, the foundation has also been set for continual optimization and new feature releases.

Search by voice

New expanded search capabilities include additional filters, search history as well as auto suggest. Search-by-voice is an awesome new feature which makes it incredibly easy and convenient for mobile users to search simply by speaking their request. All search functionality is now supported by Elasticsearch – a powerful program also used in eDirectory’s web based platform searches.

We’ve also added a ‘log in with Google’ feature which will make it so easy for Google users to sign in using their Google account credentials.

directory app builder

We are proud to announce all the hard work we’ve done to bring our valued customers the latest and greatest so they can continue to grow their online revenue goals! We look forward to seeing what you build with the newest version of the eDirectory.com directory App Builder.

Already a customer?
If you’re an existing eDirectory client, and would like to take advantage of what’s new, please contact your account executive for next steps or complete the Upgrade Request form found hereFor clients running the latest version, the new App Builder is LIVE. Simply build, publish and submit to iOS and Android. We also can help submit.

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If you’d like to learn more about launching your online Enterprise with eDirectory.com, simply click now “Try Free Demo” or call 1-800-630-4694 and your assigned account executive will be more than happy to make sure we’re a good fit for your project.

Thank you and happy hunting!

See what’s new with eDirectory v11.1

Once again we are very proud to announce the release of a brand new version of eDirectory: the v11.1.  We’ve prepared a hard-hitting lineup for you: new features on Base Code, added Stripe, 3 new layouts to choose from, SEO improvements, and much more made to meet your expectations!

Check out what´s new on eDirectory v11.1!

Stripe – New Payment Gateway Integration & Free Trials

eDirectory has added Stripe to the list of payment gateways so site managers will now be able to not only add this as a payment option but Stripe users also can now offer the ability offer free trials to any of your listing levels and plans. Please note that the trial feature is exclusive to Stripe.

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New Theme Updates

Choose from the beautifully re-designed default theme or choose from 3 additional themes, each of which have their own home page look and feel with unique display and behavior options too: The Medical Guide, the Restaurant or Dining Guide and the Wedding Guide.

Enhanced Membership Level Editor

Strong enhancements to the Membership Level Editor which now include the ability to associate classified ads and multiple deals or coupons with their listing owners. Classified ads are perfect for job listings, merchandise, services and real estate. We are sure advertisers will love these new updates!

Enhanced Email Editor

eDirectory.com´s email editor now allows the site manager to design and send email notifications automatically right from the platform with your personalized headers and footers. Modify your automated email notification with shiny new templates and updated default messages.

Are you ready to see your site online with v11.1? Sign Up today!

Are you already a customer that wants the latest and greatest? Request your upgrade!

Read here the full list of enhancements of  v11.1