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New Developer Account
by Steve Testone on February 5th, 2010

The new Developer Account is finally live on the site! We've been working very hard on this for a while now and we are very excited to finally show it off. Our goal was to make easier for web designers to use SnapPages to create sites for their clients. With the new developer account, not only do you get a simple way to manage multiple accounts, you get an entire project management system, your own personal support ticketing system for your clients, an invoice creator, and a whole lot more! Watch the quick demo video below to see what I'm talking about, then you can read the detailed description of some features after the video.
We've made the entire process of creating a site for a client, as easy as possible from start to finish. Here's a quick rundown of some of the things that make these tools so great:

Simple Account Creation
You can easily create new accounts for your clients directly through the developer central tool that you get when you upgrade to a Developer Account. Also we make it easy to add existing SnapPages accounts into the system as well. You just send an existing user a request to gain admin access to their site. Once they accept, they will be added as an active client to your account.

Developer Discounts
A lot of you that sign up for multiple accounts have been begging for some sort of a discount so we only think it fair that we include one with this. It's basically a tiered volume discounting and the more active clients you have the more you save on new accounts.

One-click Logins
After you add clients you can simply login to their account through a new drop down menu on the main SnapPages menu bar. You just click on a clients name in the menu and you will automatically gain access to their account.

Project Management
We've also included a way for you to keep track of all the projects that you are working on with your clients. You can create a new project for each client, then inside the project you create milestones, or basically a to-do list of tasks that need to be accomplished before the project is complete. These milestones can be assigned to either you or your client so everyone knows who is responsible for what.

Client File Storage
When you work with clients, sometimes there can be a lot of assets that go along with creating the websites. For instance they might give you all the content in different word docs or PDFs. So we've created a central place that both you and your client can upload these files while you are working on projects for them.

Help Desks
I know from personal experience that when you get a lot of clients, it can be hard to keep track of all the things that they need help with our questions they might have. A support ticketing system is a very easy way to keep track of all these issues. We've built one right into developer central for this very reason.

Invoice Creator
When you are finished with a project, we've create a simple tool that will send out invoices to your clients that they can download in PDF form. Also when you use the system to manage your invoices, you can keep track of which ones are outstanding and which ones have been paid for every client. You can even setup recurring invoices in case you bill on a monthly schedule.

Client Connect App
When you become a developer you will get a new app in your account called "Developer Central" that has all the developer tools in it. When you add a client to your account, they will get an app called "Client Connect". This app basically allows them to interact with you on different things like projects and milestones. This is also where they can submit support tickets and view invoices that are due.

There are a few other perks you get with this system and you can learn more on the information page on our website found here. We hope that this will make some of your jobs a whole lot easier, and we're committed to making this system better and better so send us any feedback you might have on it.


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8 Comments

Bhuvan - February 11th, 2010 at 12:49 PM
Hey nice stuff...but i wish if you could have incorporated the invoice creator and client connect for Pro accounts. It will be a useful tool for us as well...waht u say?
Daniel Mejia - February 18th, 2010 at 7:21 PM
this is awesome...

thank you Snappages
RJ - February 19th, 2010 at 5:23 AM
Steve, I notice on the Developer Account info page that it says that you can 'Add your Branding'. Does this mean Developers can essentially get a white label account or does the Snappages branding remain as well?
Steve Testone - February 19th, 2010 at 9:29 AM
No, this isn't really a white labeling solution. This basically just allows you to add your logo and some information about you to an area on your clients home screen. Currently on the home screen there is an area at the bottom that displays some information about SnapPages and this would be replaced with your information, however the SnapPages branding still does appear. Perhaps I should change that to say "Co-brand"?
Michael - February 19th, 2010 at 12:24 PM
Before the Developer Accounts came online (BTW - great! Been really wanting this) I developed maybe a half dozen client sites on Snap Pages and then handed them off to clients for ongoing management. In some cases though, I think past clients would like it if I took over management again. Is there a way to take a current Snap Pages site and bring it into my Developer Account?
Steve Testone - February 19th, 2010 at 1:20 PM
Yes, when you go to add a new client there is the option to either create a new account, or to add an existing SnapPages account. When you add an existing one, it will send that user a request for you to gain admin access to their site. If they approve it then they will be added as an active client.
Mary - March 2nd, 2010 at 5:41 PM
You mentioned developer discounts.
Do you have a description of these?

Developer Discounts
A lot of you that sign up for multiple accounts have been begging for some sort of a discount so we only think it fair that we include one with this. It's basically a tiered volume discounting and the more active clients you have the more you save on new accounts.

Michael - September 2nd, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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