Apple is Harming Small Businesses with it's New Mobile App Policy

As of January 1, 2018, many companies like us will no longer be able to offer an inexpensive option to create an iOS app for their customers because of Apple’s draconian policies. On Jan 1, 2018, Apple will finally shut the door on using ANY App Builder platforms to create and publish an iOS app. App builder companies such as Biznessapps, GoodBarber, and Shoutem have all been told that any apps they submit on or after Jan 1, 2018, will be denied listing in the App Store. Apple has even gone as far as to ban developers from creating and using a commercial app template as a starting point to speed the creation of multiple apps. 

How does this affect BSS?

This is unfortunate news for us and has caused us to halt our plans to create and publish native iOS apps for our customers because we rely on our app builder platform to provide the backend services for the app as well as their User Interface & App templates to keep it as inexpensive for our customers as we can.

Why is this bad?

This has harmed and will continue to harm the entire app builder industry and any companies that use them to provide inexpensive apps for their customers. It has already caused the app builder Shoutem to go out of business. Even worse it is handicapping small businesses who can’t pay 10's of thousands of dollars to have an app developed from scratch in order to comply with the no app builder and no commercial template rules.

The result of this is that Apple is now picking the winners and losers in their marketplace. Apple is choosing to list the apps from businesses who can afford to pay thousands of dollars to develop a custom app from scratch. Apple is also prohibiting apps from small businesses and non-profits who choose to use an app builder because they can’t afford to pay thousands of dollars to build an app from scratch making it impossible for them to compete.

What are your options now?

Fortunately for us and our customers, Google does not have these restrictions. We are happy to say that we are still offering native Android apps as well as Progressive Web Apps(PWA’s) for our customers so you can provide your customers with in-app loyalty, coupons, online ordering, and a content management system that allows you to advertise directly to your customer’s devices. For more information on our apps please visit ReachMyBase.com

Where can you learn more?

All relevant information is detailed here in this TechCrunch article

What can you do?

Biznessapps has created a petition on change.org and we encourage you to follow the link, sign and share this petition with everyone you can to try to give Biznessapps and all other app builder platforms a bigger voice when trying to get through to Apple.

Please help support small business by signing this Change.org petition 

Using EatOnTheWeb’s New Menu Creation Tool to Improve Your Online Menu

EatOnTheWeb’s revolutionary new design screen for your online ordering system makes your EatOnTheWeb menu creating experience quick and easy. Merely go into your “EatOnTheWeb Online Ordering” tab in your Manager Menu in Business Plus Accounting and click on “Manage Online Menu” to access the new tool. Once you are here, the custom menu can be created in three easy steps:

1. Choose What Items You Want on Your Online Menu

Once you come into the Integrated Online Ordering System in Business Plus Accounting, you will see a list of all of your products. Just click on your products then hit the check mark to enable them to be on your EatOnTheWeb menu. Alternatively, you may click the checkbox “Show this item on my online menu” to also enable the product for EatOnTheWeb. Shown in the graphic below is our “Salad” product enabled on our EatOnTheWeb online menu.

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2. Choose a Price for Your Product

As you can see in the photo above, you can also edit the price of your product. Our tool will automatically pull the default price from your menu, but you can change it if you please. Simply click on the price bar for the product at the top portion of the screen, and you can type a custom price. Also, you may change it down at the bottom of the toolbar by merely editing the price. As you can see in the graphic below, we have set the web price for the “Salad” product to be $100.50. Note, this amount is strictly for your online pricing. It does not change your standard menu pricing.

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3. Create a Description of Your Products

Last, but not least, you will create custom descriptions for your products to be shown on your EatOnTheWeb website, the descriptions are located just below where you will set the name and price of your products. These descriptions can be as long or short as you please, just be detailed about your product, so your customer knows what they are purchasing.

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It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. With EatOnTheWeb’s new online menu creation tool you can create your online menu quickly and with ease. There is no hassle and you can do it on your own time.

Discover more about EatOnTheWeb by checking out a free demo of EatOnTheWeb on our website. Call (801)-336-3303 with unlimited free technical support from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m MST, you can have help with your EatOnTheWeb at your convenience. We won’t stop until you are satisfied with our service. If you have any further questions contact us on Facebook or Twitter.


Looking to learn more? Check out How EatOnTheWeb Can Help Your Business Grow


How EatOnTheWeb Can Help Your Business Grow

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When you think of ways to strengthen your business and grow revenue, you might create new products or try a new promotion. But what about getting online ordering?

Data from the 2012 Restaurant Industry Forecast states that 53% of adult diners said that they would likely place their orders online, meaning that businesses could gain a huge chunk of customers by just offering an online ordering service. EatOnTheWeb, an online ordering application, can give you all of these benefits and more.

EatOnTheWeb was designed to help businesses keep pace with their competition by combining a quick and clean ordering experience with a beautiful and easy-to-create online menu. If you’ve already been using Business Plus Accounting, it’s an easy integration into online ordering. EatOnTheWeb bridges the gap between your Point of Sale and your online ordering system, creating a smooth operation with no errors or lost orders.

Here are a few more reasons why you should get EatOnTheWeb:

It’s custom-made for your business.

EatOnTheWeb works for any kind of restaurant business. Easily set up your online menu using our new and innovative “Integrated Online Ordering System” and you are already on your way to customizing your menu in whichever way you please.

The beautiful and polished design.

EatOnTheWeb is designed with style and simplicity in mind so you can give your customers a better website without losing functionality. Its design keeps restaurant owners happy by allowing them the option to customize the entire site how they’d like it. We will theme the entire site to match whatever existing site you may have, using your logo and whatever else you may wish for cheap.

You can order from anywhere.

With an easy interface that can be accessed from anywhere, EatOnTheWeb will bring customers in from PC, IOS, and Android. With the convenience of being accessed from anywhere, you can easily increase sales revenue among those who want food in a quick and easy manner.

It’s easy to set up.

We can set up your EatOnTheWeb in just a few days with your visual assets, and with no hassle to you. We do everything for you so you can customize your menu when you please, EatOnTheWeb give you the ease of convenience so you can continue being a busy business owner and do what you need to do on your own time

Free technical support.

With free technical support, you can have help with your EatOnTheWeb whenever you please. We will show you how to use EatOnTheWeb whenever you need. We won’t stop until you are satisfied with our service.


If you haven’t used EatOnTheWeb yet – or if you want to try it out, feel free to check out our EatOnTheWeb demo or give us a call at (801)-336-3303 for more information.