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Know Where Your Employees Are: Simple In/Out Reinvents the Employee In/Out Board

Know Where Your Employees Are: Simple In/Out Reinvents the Employee In/Out BoardWhat is the name of your business and URL of you APP?

We’re Simply Made Apps ( and our product is Simple In/Out (, a revolutionary yet easy to use digital in/out board for businesses of any size.

A brief synopsis of the smart phone app :

Simple In/Out is an easy to use digital in/out board, great for offices with employees always in and out. Our simple web interface, paired with our iPhone and Android apps, allow users to quickly sign themselves in or out with custom status messages. Users can also easily view the board, with the current statuses of all the other employees.

Our hallmark feature is GeoFencing. With GeoFencing, adminstrators can designate circles on a map around important landmarks like their office building. Once added, users of one of our Simple In/Out apps for their smartphone can configure their location settings to automatically check them in/out when they enter or leave a real-world location. This makes checking in and out completely pain free. The in/out board knows when you’ve entered the office and knows when you’ve left for the day.

This is also accomplished while respecting the privacy of the user. Their location is never transmitted from their phone, making it impossible to track their location. All the location settings are present on the user’s phone, giving them 100% control over which GeoFences create updates and what update message will be sent. We take privacy quite seriously.

We also offer a host of other features, such as company-wide reports, a fullscreen view for video boards and One Click Updates for those common status updates like “at lunch”, “on a sales call” and “greatest employee ever”.

A brief synopsis of the company

We’re a small bootstrapped startup based in Fargo, North Dakota. We believe strongly that phone apps and websites should be small, simple and powerful. We don’t want to design big, bloated applications that are packed with features you don’t know how to use. Rather, we strive to produce apps that have only a few features that work flawlessly.

Why did you start this company?

Keeping track of who is in and out of your office is a real pain point for businesses large and small. I know this firsthand, as it was for me in my office. The perfect solution was for the in/out board to know whether you were there or not automatically, without any manual intervention. After a few drinks one night, the answer became clear: we needed to tap the power of smartphones to solve this problem. With a solution in mind, Simply Made Apps sprang to life. We believe the best companies come from scratching real-world itches.

Android, iphone, blackberry, or windows?

We have apps for the iPhone and Android platforms.

Was your company started on a shoestring budget or funded?

We’re entirely self-funded by having a few less lattes every day. We spent our beer money though.

Who is your competition, and what do you do better?

There are other products in the space of in/out boards, but not one of them integrate GeoFencing technology. This is the revolutionary idea that makes Simple In/Out so incredibly useful and yet easy to use.

We’re also the only in/out board that has applications for both the Android and iOS platforms. Between our smartphone apps and the website, we can reach 100% of your employees.

Why would a small business, entrepreneur, freelancer, etc use your product?

Any small business who has several employees or remote workers can use Simple In/Out to make their life easier. The in/out board is a handy place to know who’s around, who’s out on vacation, who’s in a meeting, etc. Simple In/Out can be your Human Resources hub.

Is this a free app or how much is it?

We have several plans depending on the number of employees you have. We also have a free plan that allows anyone to demo our product and witness the time savings it provides. Not only are we the most feature-rich in/out board on the market, but we’re also the least expensive, with paid plans starting as low as $5 per month.

Do you have a blog that keeps users updated?

You bet we do, We also have a presence on several social sites, as seen below.

Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn or ? Provide exact URL of each!/simplymadeapps

YouTube – Do you have a YouTube video URL that you can share with us?

How long have you been in business?

We’re just about to celebrate our first birthday.

How do you see your company in the next 2-5 years?

We hope to continue adding great features to Simple In/Out (our next release is already in development). We also have several additional ideas to make small business management a lot easier. We’re problem solvers by nature, and we believe there are many additional problems that deserve simplier, better solutions. Stay tuned!

How many employees do you currently have working with you?

We’re three guys working in our free time, a true bootstrapped company. We’ll likely try to remain small for as long as possible.

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