Mobile apps are a staple of the modern world that we live in. They are used by billions of people daily — you, yourself, have probably even used one on your phone in the last hour alone, or are maybe even using one right now! Yes, where would we be without all the apps on our phone? It doesn’t bear thinking about, does it?
But apps shouldn’t just be appreciated in regards to what they do for us in the world in general. No, apps should also be appreciated for the work they do, or for the potential work that they can do, in the world of business. Simply, if you’re a business owner then make sure you are both appreciating the app and using apps to better your business. To see how the latter can be achieved, make sure to read on.
Creating your own app will benefit your business greatly
First of all, before you begin looking at how other apps can benefit your business, why don’t you consider developing and releasing your own? By doing so your business will stand to make significant strides forward in regards to its customer relations, its marketability and even its bank account (if you make your app or any in-app content come at a cost, that is).
When it comes to making your business’s app, first of all you should get in touch with a professional in the field of Android and iOS app development. You should do so, simply, because not just anybody can create an app… not even you if you haven’t had the training necessary to do so. Well would you know your wireframing from your backend development? No? Thought not. So, get in touch with a professional and get your app developed in the right way.
And once it is developed, make sure you are ensuring each customer that you serve is leaving your business with all the information they need to download your app — use it as your go-to call to action. By doing so your ex-customer will always carry a remnant of your business around with them in the real world and may even get their friends interested in the app you have developed. And, what this will mean is that your business will stand in good stead to attain both returning custom through the returning ex-customer and new custom through their friend.
There are apps that promote productivity
As well as creating your own app, there are other ways for you to tap into the world of apps and make them benefit your business. One such way of doing is by having your employees download apps that promote productivity and cut down on time wasting.
One such app that works in this way is Sunrise, an app that helps to bring everything your employees could ever need, including all of their calendars and work deadlines, straight to their phones. There is also Dart, an app that would allow your employees the chance to send out pre-written and pre-designed emails in order to stop them from having to constantly shift their focus from their work in hand to responding to emails. And there is Timewaste Timer, an app favored by business bosses around the world because it punishes those that have it downloaded on their phone (your employees) for each hour that they spend on Facebook — and, don’t worry, the punishment is only a small fine and nothing more sinister than that!
And, there are also apps that help to promote gamification, too. Gamification is the act of getting people to compete against each for sport, and when this is done in your workplace in regards to your employees you will instantly see a sharp rise in the amount of work done. If this sounds like something that your business and your employees could benefit from, make sure to have them download GameEffective.
There are apps that are experts when it comes to expense management
It’s not just productivity in your business that can be bettered by apps, your business’s expense management can be too. What such apps would offer your business is the chance for it to keep a track of where all of its money is being spent, where its money is being wasted and where potential profits can be made, all at its finger tips. It is literally like having a little accountant living in your phone, it’s great!
As you can see, the app should most definitely be appreciated in the world of business. So, get developing or get downloading, and get appreciating!