When we introduced the OnCommand Resource Navigator mobile app, we also announced a drawing for a free Lytro light field camera, with the winner to be randomly selected from all those who provided feedback on the app. We kept the contest open for some time in order to encourage as much input as possible, esp. as we have app users who are employees, partners and customers.
The OnCommand Navigator app was intended to educate our field and customers on our management software portfolio, even if you didn’t know the name of the products. It’s the most accessible way to find and share important tools, videos and online information about the OnCommand products. An innovative ‘artificial intelligence’ feature allows user to find the right resources by selecting the storage problem. And of course, resources can be accessed by product name or keyword. The mobile app has been downloaded over 2,500 times so far, making it more popular than any sales tool, blog post or collateral piece.
But the app also inspired other NetApp teams to develop apps of their own, including one promoting the NetApp Partner Academy series.
The time finally came for us to close the books on the contest and pick a winner. We compiled all the user responses, which included a mix of internal email as well as Community posts. They were listed and one was randomly chosen. And the winner is Garry Wyndham!
Garry happens to be an employee of NetApp working in Sunnyvale, and seemed eager to try out the new Lytro camera.
Thanks to all those who participated, and please don’t stop using the app, or sharing your feedback. We can still use your ideas in planning the next version of the Resource Navigator.
One person asked, 'Why did we give a prize to an employee?" The answer: the app is used by employees as well as partners and customers, and all were invited to provide feedback. The contest was promoted through this Public community so all parties were made aware. Based on a stricktly random selection of the list of those who provided feedback, we came up with a NetApp employee. It just worked out that way,