What will be required of our client during the development phase of their mobile app?
Very little is required of your client (and you) as our experienced CareerTapp team will handle
everything. The only input that we may require includes:
- icon and home screen graphics approval (if we create them for your client)
- icon and home screen graphic files (if created by your client)
- XML job data feed if your client would like the app to sync nightly with their applicant
- tracking system
- review and approval of the job “search filters”
- review and approval of the clients CareerTapps.com app listing
App Updates For Your Client
Can the jobs listed in our client’s app be synced with their job board/ATS?
Yes. The job sync/import runs nightly and is best handled through an XML data feed, similar to
those provided to a job aggregator such as SimplyHired and Indeed. Your Account Manager must be
provided with the XML file by your client’s IT team or ATS vendor.
Can the mobile app graphics be updated if our client’s branding changes (icon and
Yes. Once the app has been developed, updating graphics such as the icon and the home screen
image is a simple process and typically requires only 24 hours. Your client can send updates
directly to your CareerTapps Account manager. These updates are covered in the annual hosting
Can the mobile app "job filter" options be updated?
Yes. Once the app has been developed, updating job search filter options such as adding an
additional filter, deleting an existing filter, adjusting filter titles, and adjusting the
filter order is a simple process and typically requires only 24 hours. Your client can send
updates directly to your CareerTapps Account manager. These updates are covered in the hosting
Can an app listing on the CareerTapps website be changed (icon, title, and
Yes. Once the app has been listed on CareerTapps.com, updating the listing such as the icon
graphic and description is a simple process and typically requires only 24 hours. Your client
can send updates directly to your CareerTapps Account manager. These updates are covered in the
annual hosting fee.
When existing mobile devices update their operating systems will there be additional
update the app?
No. Upgrades are included in the annual hosting fee.
When a new mobile device is introduced to the market, a new phone or tablet, will the
on it also?
Yes. The mobile app will continue to work on any device that has a web browser and internet
When a new mobile device is introduced to the market, a new phone or tablet, will there
additional charges to update the app?
No. Upgrades are included in the annual fee.
How can our clients promote their mobile app?
The mobile app can be promoted in the same manner that your clients promote their other social
network accounts. Suggestions for promotion include adding the app icon on their website, in
print media, throughout social networks, within email campaigns, etc.
What is the most effective marketing method for our client to gain app loads?
By far, the most successful technique is for your client to promote their mobile app at the
bottom of each job description in every online job posting.
Does the mobile app offer any Search Engine Optimization (SEO) benefit for our client?
Yes. The mobile app and the associated CareerTapp Download Page are optimized for search
engines and should provide a significant SEO benefit.
Will the app be submitted to the iTunes App Store or Google Play?
No. Your client’s app is web-based and will not be charging a fee for it, therefore the app is
not dependent on any third party service, hosting or merchant processing platform. The app can
be loaded directly from any webpage, email, QR code, social post, or online job posting.
Can our client monitor statistics associated with their mobile app?
Yes, basic activity reports are available within their Mobile App Management Center under the
“App Reporting” tab.
How does an applicant apply for a job?
The applicant applies directly through your client’s applicant tracking system (ATS), or through
the mobile apply feature of one their partners (CareerBuilder, Indeed, LinkedIn, etc).
Does the client’s ATS, website, or job board need to be mobile-enhanced prior to
Do Careesteads mobile apps offer a built-in mobile apply option?
If our client’s ATS does not yet offer mobile apply, and is not mobile-enhanced, what are
- Option 1 - Continue to direct back to their ATS:
Sending applicants back to a non-mobile ATS is fine, and chances are, your client has
been doing this for years with email alerts and text alerts (>50% of emails are viewed
on mobile devices). Once their ATS vendor upgrades their technology, the user experience
will simply be improved.
- Option 2 - Bridging Services:
There are multiple companies that offer stand-alone mobile apply services that integrate
with your non-mobile ATS.
- Option 3 - Job Board Partners:
All major job boards and aggregators offer mobile apply as a service. Directing
applicants through these channels is also an option.