We formerly traded as AppointMate from 2002 to May 2008. The re-branding was implemented to move the mobile marketing company to a brand name that encompassed our full range of messaging software solutions. The brand AppointMate lives on in our premium Outlook based corporate SMS solution, AppointMate Pro.
AppointMate – This application was formed to develop and supply SMS based service and marketing tools to small to medium sized corporates.
MessageMate – This application was the pioneer product, a stand-alone desktop SMS application that achieved remarkable success in the motor industry.
Whilst AppointMate was increasing its product offering to the marketplace an SMS API was introduced to allow businesses to SMS enable their own software solutions in house. Businesses are able to connect directly to the SMS gateway via SMTP, HTTP or HTTPS.
May 2008 saw the rebranding of AppointMate to Channel Mobile. The rebranding was necessary to fully communicate the range of additional mobile solutions that we are now able to offer clients. Following the tradition of AppointMate, Channel Mobile is pioneering a new aspect of communication – WAP. We have successfully developed and launched systems that allow WAP Push Messaging from PC to mobile phone, WAP Billing Solutions allowing consumers to make payments from their mobile phone and Mobile Websites (Mobisites).
With the increased penetration of Internet enabled mobile phones into the South African market and the low PC based internet penetration rates, WAP is set to become the most cutting edge, penetrative and cost effective communication medium. Corporates are able to interact, show case products and create purchase decisions all on the consumer’s mobile phone.
With 15 years of dedicated service and experience, we are ready to assist in the growth of your business. Contact us today.