I’m so excited to announce that the new Bramble Berry app is ready to download and use! The team and I have been working on this app for months, making sure it is easy to use and full of resources. Best of all? It’s free to use! Click here to learn more about the app, and click here to download on iTunes. Currently the app is only available for iOS, but may be available for other platforms in the future.
The new Bramble Berry app allows you to easily shop Bramble Berry from your phone. In the app, you can also access your Bramble Berry wishlist and check the status of your orders. The app allows you to browse the website just as you would on your computer. You may shop via the search function on the top, or via featured products and categories. Below, is an example of what the melt and pour base section looks like on the app. On the left is the general category page for melt and pour bases. Once you select “Bramble Berry Bases,” it takes you to the page shown on the right. From there, you can click on individual products for more information, or to add to your cart and wishlist.
In addition to easy Bramble Berry shopping, the app enables easy browsing on Bramble Berry social media outlets, including the Soap Queen blog. While browsing the blog via the app, you can comment on blog posts and email them to yourself to bookmark and read later. On the left, you can see that each blog post is easily accessible by scrolling. Once you select a post, you are taken to the post in full screen. See the little share icon on the very top right? Click that to send the post via message, email, Twitter and more.
Want to connect with other soapers on the Bramble Berry Facebook page? You got it! The app connects directly to the Facebook wall, allowing you to scroll through the inspirational soapy photos posted by the soapy community. Want more crafty inspiration? The new app also connects to the Bramble Berry Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr page. Below is a photo of what the social media outlet navigation looks like. The images update automatically with new blog posts, pins, tweets, ‘grams and posts on the Bramble Berry Facebook wall.
Several of the social media outlets including Pinterest and YouTube have interaction limitations. For example, when viewing Pinterest you are not able to like or comment, and YouTube does not show our responses. We are aware of these issues, and are looking into ways to get them fixed.
The new Bramble Berry app also connects to the Bramble Berry lye calculator app, which is available for purchase. Having the lye calculator on your phone makes re-sizing and formulating recipes on the go simple. The calculator figures in grams, as well as ounces. If you have already purchased the older Soap Calculator app, feel free to contact info(at)brambleberry.com and we can activate the lye calculator on the new app for you. In the photo on the left below, you can see the lye calculator in the menu near the bottom. Once you click “Lye Calculator,” you will be taken to a screen to purchase and download.
So whatcha waiting for? Click here to download to view in iTunes. After you’ve used the new app, I’d love to hear what you think!