When we develop web or mobile apps we use frameworks that allow us to wite the app once and deploy it to all of the major phone and web platforms . This reduces the development cost compared with developing the app for each device type independently. There are some trade-offs that you need to consider in doing this however for most projects we feel that this approach represents the best return on investment when compared against native apps. Unsure? Get in touch and we can talk you through it.
One option to enable you to have greater control of your application is to develop some an online dashboard that can control the mobile software. For example, you may want to add user accounts that relate to each mobile app or store data submitted from the app in a way that can be accessible from anywhere. By taking this approach you open up the ability for your application to communicate and integrate with other tools and online services.
Why not create an app with the objective of building a large user base? Once achieved push notifications can become a great way to reach and market to your client base in a targeted and unobtrusive manner. Having an app to give out to leads can be a great high value offering as part of your sales process.
Present offers, drive business processes or provide tool to your customer base. When having a web or mobile application made you will often be aiming to improved operations, marketing or introduce new revenue streams through it. Either way the benefits are clear: It makes your offering more accessible and easy to use.
An app can be a great way of reducing your hardware costs. By developing an app to manage your operations your staff could be working off of modern tablets and smart-phones opposed to vendor specific till and hand held input devices. Taking the app approach also makes updates much easier to deploy.