Armstrongs funeral service have become one of the first funeral directors in the UK to launch a smartphone app.
As more and more people use smartphones for a range of things and carry them around it made sense to create this app to make it easier for the families we are looking after
The app contains numerous features such as an “about us” section as well as help and advice and it also offers the facility to make a charity donation or order flowers within the app for funerals Armstrongs are handling.
An obituary section has the funeral and donation details for families and there is also an icon so users can add photos, memories and stories to Armstrongs free “Book Of Memories” which we will be launching soon.
We have tried to make this app something special. The ability to look up funeral details, add to the Book Of Memories or make a donation at anytime, day or night is really quite unique
However the handy feature we are most proud of is the interactive “To Do” list.
“There are so many things that need doing when someone dies, some are obvious like contacting the banks, the Doctor and registering the death but some are easily overlooked like returning passports and library books or even forgetting to cancel the newspaper delivery or meals on wheels”
The app allows you to check off these things the moment they are done and if another family member rings to say they have cancelled something the “to do” list is right there in your hand!
Finally a contact page where you can call Armstrongs or see a map and get driving directions completes the functionality of the app.
The app is available for the ipad and iphone at the moment with an android version in the pipeline.