16 August 2013
What Should My App Do? iPhone App Development
The iPhones are not only everywhere, but people are using them to handle all aspects of their lives. From looking for the best deals, making reservations, finding businesses, and handling their money. Forbes reports that a study released earlier this year showed that 49 percent of mobile device owners are using them to find local information. Small businesses are now focusing on iPhone app development for their business, which can open up access to a large potential customer base that may not be reached through just a website.
But one of the questions small businesses may ask is what to have on their iPhone app. With all of the possibilities, all of the choices, it may be hard to keep from wanting your app to do everything. But it is important to not create a wonder app that tries to do absolutely everything and more. So before even starting the process of creating your app, you have to make some decisions and answer some questions.
Who is your audience? Think about the people that will be using your app. What would they like it to do? What would be useful to them? Having relevant content on your app shows your customer that you know them and they are important. Next, think about what the goal of your app is. Do you want to increase online sales? Direct customers to your physical address? Promote specific products? Deciding on the goal can point you in the direction of what you want your app to do. Once you have decided who will be using your app and what you want them to do with it, you can select options that are going to fill those needs.
If you are looking to offer something extra, you can think about topics related to your business for add ons that would be helpful. If you are a cafe or bar, adding online ordering prior to your customer arrival would be handy. If you are a sports equipment store, adding on fitness trackers could help, or a feature to track sports scores. Having related tools that may not be specifically related to your business can have people pulling out your app for more than just using your business. Combining uses such as a shopping list, coupon generator, and product listing can work together to have customers using your store and your app instead of your competitions.
An iPhone app can be the face of your business when your customers are not at your business. Creating an app that will be as helpful as if they were at your business can increase your business, as well as help build customer loyalty through frequent use. If you would like more information on developing an iPhone app and other ways that technology can help your business, contact us. We would love to help your company make the most of the latest developments, and stay a head of your competition.