Frequently Asked Questions
uDock is a remarkable platform and service for media agencies, advertisers, USB drive manufacturers, corporate companies and more. With uDock, USB drive manufacturers and media agencies now have a totally ground-breaking way to add more value, excitement and revenue into their businesses.
Tell me more about uDock.
uDock is your customers' entire desktop in a USB flash drive or pendrive. They can carry and store data securely and still have access to an excellent list of productivity and entertainment tools everywhere they go.
To use, they can simply plug the uDock embedded flash drive into any PC/laptop. Your customers can view usage capacity, label the drive, change icons and move files easily with our "drag and drop" feature. uDock can be minimized and docked discreetly on their PC desktop. Your customers can access their social media and favourite online services such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Flickr and more within uDock. Everything they need to work and play are inside uDock.
We've built uDock to perform as a media and advertising platform, besides including a host of marvellous tools and applications for your customers. The media platform inside uDock serves up advertisements whenever your customer plugs in the USB flash drive. This superb feature automatically creates multiple possibilities for USB flash drive manufacturers as well as media agencies besides creating a world of excitement and bonanza for savvy users.
You mentioned USB flash drive hardware manufacturers using uDock to earn advertising revenue. How does this work?If you're a hardware producer for USB flash drives, you stand to earn a steady stream of income from revenue generated from advertising which streams live inside uDock. All this happens without you needing to do anything except embed uDock inside your USB drives. Media agencies will 'feed' the advertising into uDock without any extra cost to you or to your customers/USB flash drive users (except the one-time NRE cost). Best of all, advertising can be localized according to country and region. Additionally, for branding purposes, we can customize uDock to champion your brand.
What's the one-time NRE cost for embedding uDock into my USB flash drive devices?If you are a USB flash drive hardware manufacturer, uDock is licensed to you free with a one-time NRE (Non Repeatable Engineering) cost of US$10,000.
How would uDock work for me, my end users, the media agency and their clients?
Your customers/users get to participate in ongoing advertising campaigns, contests, raffles and draws which offer premium items, giving your brand the added boost and exclusivity. For advertisers, they get a targeted group of people who are interested in their products as well as direct feedback and data on how well their promotions are working.
For media or advertising agencies, uDock represents an entirely new and ingenious platform to gain market share for their clients – companies wanting to reach out to a group of users who are young, savvy and totally IT-literate. The revenue derived from these companies is shared among us (Aeflex Technologies), you (the USB flash drive manufacturer) and the media agency. It's truly a win-win proposition for everyone.
What if my end users choose to uninstall uDock?
We provide uninstall in the option menu. Users can choose to uninstall uDock if it does not serve them well. However, they can download uDock from brand USB distributor web site or aeflex web site to put them back if they choose to do that.
I represent a media agency. How will uDock benefit me and my customers who advertise?
uDock receives advertisements in real-time when the user is online. Data (about the user and clicks) is relayed to our web portal as feedback to your customers and at the same time, our web portal also transmits fresh advertisements to the user. Advertisements can be viewed even if the user if offline.
A clicks engine, an ad engine, a mini-browser and a social media interface are built directly and ready into uDock. The clicks engine helps track, monitor and improve the platform.
In the ad engine, you or your advertising customer will be able to track the clicks of each advertisement. When the user is online, advertisements will be 'pulled' from the web portal (managed by us) and 'fed' into uDock, thus delivering a fresh batch of advertisements. In this way, the users will never see the same old ads over and over again! The mini-browser functions to open up a separate window when users click on the ads. Social media fans will love our scrolling panel of social media sites – allowing full engagement within the uDock environment.
Can uDock be minimized? How about uDock upgrades?
Yes, users can switch to docking mode display where the uDock is minimized into a taskbar to dock horizontally or vertically. While minimized, users can still drag and drop their applications to uDock. uDock has a version agent too. When users are online, the agent will check with the web services and prompt users about getting the free upgrade version.
How else can uDock benefit my clients?
Your clients – the companies and businesses which advertise – can easily change and track new campaigns as they happen. Advertisers, however, need to pay an annual subscription in order to continue streaming their advertisements to the users. For rate cards, please contact us.
How will this three-way partnership work for the future?
Aeflex Technologies is committed to continuous R&D to enhance uDock, with a key objective of integrating more useful and free open source applications into the uDock platform. Our next goal is to enable a mobile version of uDock which will definitely create new vistas for everyone. This revenue-sharing model can be replicated easily from one country to another, opening up incredible advertising opportunities for advertisers worldwide. Be the first to join this revolution - contact us!