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New Features: Mobile App & Auto Pro Wiki
Posted to Open Discussion Forum on 11/2/2015 22 Replies

Hello everyone,

We are very excited to announce two major new features today.

iATN Mobile App

Our long-awaited mobile app is now open for beta testing on iOS devices (iPhone and iPad)! We'll be focusing on an Android version next, but for those on iOS you can join the beta test now. We look forward to rapidly iterating on the mobile app in the days, weeks and months to come, based on your feedback.

Currently the app can be used to easily follow and participate in all the discussions happening on iATN, receive notifications when interesting discussions have new replies, and (for premium members), the ability to search the Knowledge Base right from your phone or tablet. You can even easily scan a VIN barcode to quickly search for information related to a vehicle.

Join the Mobile Beta Test

iATN Auto Pro Wiki

Following the successful release of iATN Auto Pro Careers earlier this year, we are now ready to roll out iATN Auto Pro Wiki, a product & services guide for the auto service industry that can be curated by all members. The Wiki is open to all to read, but only iATN members can edit it and share reviews of products and services.

As with any wiki (such as Wikipedia), it is editable by the people using it: you, and all members of iATN. There are going to be pages for every company providing resources for the auto service industry, and a page for every applicable product and service they offer. Like Wikipedia, the biographical information about companies and products must be neutral, un-biased information. Opinions about the products and services can be shared via the review system built into the Wiki.

Creating new pages in the Wiki is easy: just review a product or service, and any missing pages for the product and service you're reviewing are created automatically. After writing your review, you're welcome to provide more biographical information about the company and/or it's services by editing their Wiki pages. You are also free to edit and create pages in the Wiki without posting a review.

Companies are also able to directly participate in the Wiki. Those that are interested may run promotions for their products on the pages that are tied to their company. These optional promotions will appear in clearly marked areas of the page, directly below the unbiased biographical information and latest reviews. Company representatives that are members of iATN are also encouraged to reply to product reviews by our members. We're also interested in building a Q&A system to facilitate communication between service industry companies and their customers.

With your help, we look forward to building the world's most comprehensive and most useful auto service industry product & services guide.

Try iATN Auto Pro Wiki

We welcome your feedback!

Scott Brown
Brea, California, USA

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