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Author: Dave Musgrove

Hob Salons tap into social WiFi

Award winning hairdressing group, HOB Salons, has installed Purple WiFi throughout 18 of its premises in order to capitalise on the benefits of social networking. Purple WiFi will enable all clients of HOB Salons to surf the net free of charge while in their local salon by simply using their social networking profile to login. …

The Purple WiFi team got together last night to celebrate our 1st birthday. Over the last 12 months the business has grown from four founders to a 30 strong team of developers, sales people, designers, marketers, customer service and operations support. We’ve also opened a new office in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, in addition to our…

We’re hosting a webinar on Tuesday 3rd September to give an introduction to Purple WiFi. You’ll find this webinar particularly useful if you work within a Marketing or IT function for a retail, hospitality or leisure business of any size, and your business is keen to increase it’s social media presence, data capture and customer…

Foodology @ Marina Bay Financial Centre brings Purple WiFi to Singapore

Foodology @ MBFC, part of Argentum Group has become Purple WiFi’s first customer in Singapore. Argentum Group is a privately owned, vertically integrated hospitality group based in Singapore, operating businesses in retail food & beverages, corporate food service, catering, distribution, manufacturing, wholesale, hospitality education and hospitality services. Foodology @ MBFC is an international market restaurant at…

Purple WiFi is delighted to announce the release of a limited number of white label license opportunities for our social WiFi software solution. Purple WiFi is a cloud based guest WiFi access system, authenticated through social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Our Purple Portal dashboard interface offers end user businesses within hospitality, retail…

Innovative social WiFi provider, Purple WiFi has today been named a 2013 Emerging Technology vendor by UBM Tech Channel’s CRN Magazine. The annual list highlights hot tech start-ups making an impact on the channel and impression on the tech industry as a whole. These up-and-coming technology vendors have recently introduced a new product or technology…

“Purple WiFi is an easy to use, functional piece of software with some interesting customer data. I particularly like that you can see how many times certain individuals have logged in – this is a really easy way to see loyal customers and reward them.”  Lorna Allison, Marketing Manager, Inc Group About Inc Group Inc…

The use of WiFi continues to grow in unique and unexpected ways. A while ago I wrote a blog about unusual place you might find wifi. And recently I’ve noticed a few interesting stories about some pretty unusual ways that we’re starting to use WiFi in our everyday lives. WiFi Art Artist Nickolay Lamm has…

Most of us have come across websites, or in the case of Purple WiFi, Wireless internet, which gives us the option to log in through a social media account. ‘Social log in’, as it’s known, has advantages for the business, as well as the customer logging in. For the business it provides a wealth of…

Purple WiFi has installed its WiFi solution at the new Mahdlo Youth Zone in Oldham.  This allows the zone to not only deliver a safe and secure internet connection to the young people using the centre, but also allows Mahdlo to promote relevant events and news to members. Purple WiFi allows organisations to build brand awareness…

TV chef and restauranteur, Simon Rimmer, is capitalising on the benefits of social media, with the introduction of Purple WiFi into his two Manchester restaurants, Greens and Earle. The WiFi solution will enable all customers to surf the net in his establishments, free of charge, while allowing his management to analyse visitor demographics and promote…

The top Australian tourist body, Tourism Australia is campaigning for all Australian hotels to offer free WiFi and end expensive in room internet access. They are not lobbying to cut costs for tourists though, their main aim is to encourage tourist to share their stories and photos with friends on social media via free WiFi-…

The trend for whole cities to be covered by free WiFi continues, under the UK government’s ambitious plan to create 10 ‘super connected cities’. Manchester City Council recently announced details of their plans to cover 130 public places and transport by spring 2015. £440,000 of £10.74m from the Urban Broadband Fund will be used to…

Repeat after me - Repeaters vs Access Points

For most technically-minded individuals, a trip to a local computer shop is a fairly routine exercise. For others, it may be a less frequent but still necessary journey to pick up those various technical devices we have come to depend on. Personally, I always drop by the networking section of my local PC shop, just to see…

This week, US based Comcast announced a neighbourhood hotspot innovative, which sees Xfinity customers adding an extra SSID to their home WiFi. As well as their own private home signal, customers routers will now broadcast “xfinitywifi” which will allow friends, visitors and potentially passers-by, the opportunity to get online for free. With over 20 million customers,…

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