This is the market-leading software in the field. No-one else has a publicly-tendered, compliant system that links to the software used by councils the length and breadth of the UK.

Spider won the contract to design and build the innovative public notice portal for Scotland – the only one of its kind in the UK.  The public can register, free of charge, to get information on roads, planning, licensing and other council activities, directly to their inbox rather than having to buy a local paper, ‘on spec’, just in case there is something happening in their area.

 


This is the market-leading software in the field. No-one else has a publicly-tendered, compliant system that links to the software used by councils the length and breadth of the UK.  With the potential savings running into millions of pounds, ‘tellme’ has attracted much attention from England, Wales and also the Republic of Ireland, and John Campbell, Spider’s MD, has been in demand as a conference speaker on the subject of taking public notices online.


Following the successful launch of the website, Spider were subsequently awarded the contract to deliver the tellme app. The app is based on same premise as the website, and because smartphones are location based you can find notices around near you very easily and quickly.   The design, based, naturally, on the desktop branding, offers a simple, easy to use, intuitive interface. Traffic for the site as a whole is rising rapidly, with the app traffic growing by 25% month on month.

 


On top of all the developments, Spider continue to support tellme through social media. Yes, websites need SEO, and often SEM, to help secure that prestigious top twenty ranking on Google, but blogs and other content really need communicated to a wider audience, not just stuck on-site hoping someone will find them.


Spider Online has, naturally, extensive experience in helping clients with the wider marketing of their websites and other digital platforms. We make use of both in-house skills and a number of Associates, who are widely regarded as amongst the best in Scotland.


As part of the tellme project, we have worked with the Scottish government body responsible for commissioning the public notice portal to help drive up traffic to the site.  Social media provide an inexpensive way to do this, whilst also allowing individual councils to engage better with their public across a wide range of planning, roads and licensing activities.


At the time of writing, there are two councils engaged with a social media pilot.  A target was set of increasing total traffic to each council’s tellme pages by 100% in six months.  With one council, this target was met within one month! The other is well on the way to achieving it, with the help of our social media experts.

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Digital Strategy & Planning

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Mobile App Development

Android and iOS platforms

Social Media

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User interface and experience

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