Apple has made a whopping 9 million sales since the launch of its latest iPhone 5 last Friday. This figure bears a testimony to the growing popularity of mobile devices with more and more users. Evidently, more advanced, functional and efficient apps are in demand by businesses to target this group. However, first you need to know how mobile applications will benefit you before making an investment in app development service. We have listed and explained 4 basic benefits:
Business promotion to target audience
You can promote yourself by using apps in multiple different ways. Push notification is one of the ways. Suppose, you have offered an app for download and a mobile user has downloaded it on his device. The push notification feature enables you to send custom messages to whoever downloads your app. Your messages will be inboxed on his mobile phone. You can tailor the messages as per your need to offer a discount, communicate about a new product launch, or promote an event.
Revenue generation from sales
Once you are done using the application for promotion, get ready to generate revenues from sales in the market. Once the beta version of your mobile application is popular with mobile users, pitch the app to mobile phone and tablet manufacturing companies. If the app is integrated to a mobile phone or tablet, it will be sold to end customers, thereby ensuring a steady flow of revenue for you. Or, you can sell the app directly to the users who have downloaded the beta version for a limited period.
Instant customer service in real time
If you are offering a specific service, and your target audience is a group of mobile device users, you can reach out to them by means of your application. Using the application downloaded on their devices, you can receive service requests from them and their feedback too. By using your application, they can send their service requests to you anytime. The mobile app makes it easy for them to reach you with their needs. You will be notified in real time, too.
Customer engagement with business
Your application integrating social media features will let the target audience interact with your business. The integration of social media with the app will enable them to keep in touch with you in real time by posting on the timeline of your Facebook page, by pinning pictures to your Pinterest album, by retweeing your tweets and sharing your business message with their friends. Such social media driven interaction with your business will help you with branding. It also facilitates a good customer relation that is a key to success for every business.
The benefits of mobile applications vary depending on business niches. If you are not sure how a mobile app will be useful in your business niche, do get in touch with our consultants and business analysts.
iOS 7, the latest release from Apple’s store, has received a mixed response. There are some positive reviews in praise of the app, while some negative reviews have gone criticizing the app for not fulfilling the user expectations. However, we have discovered and experienced 5 great features of iOS 7. We have explained why these features are good for users, below.
Increase readability and contrast of fonts
The users having a little bit poor eyesight may find problem with readability of the thin fonts on bright backgrounds that iOS7 app features. Some user reviews are critical about this downside of the new design. With a solution there to fix the problem, it is not a disadvantage. Go from ‘Settings’ to ‘General’, then to ‘Accessibility’. Touch the tab for ‘Bold Text’ to enlarge the font size. You can increase the contrast by touching the button below. Then, restart the iPhone. Once it is restarted, you will find reading easy.
Have folders with unlimited apps
In the previous versions of iOS, a folder could hold up to 16 apps. It might be good for those who are not obsessed with apps. With more than one folder, it was a bit difficult to organize the home screen. iOS 7 has changed the scenario for the app lovers by making it possible to have an unlimited number of apps in a single folder. However, the number of apps depends on the storage capacity of your iPhone. iOS 7 allows several folders, and you can flit from one to the other.
Get rid of unwanted apps easily
The process of quitting unwanted apps was tedious in the earlier versions of iOS. It required users to double-tap the home button and then long-press the app to quit. With the latest release, it is easier and more efficient to quit an unwanted app. What is more surprising is that you can easily quit more than one app at a single go. The apps that you want to quit must not be in the running mode.
Placing of Newsstand in a folder
Newsstand’ app is a favorite of those who are fond of reading news and magazines on their iPhones. With the earlier versions of iOS, it was not possible to have the Newsstand in a folder for those who use the app very little. Putting the app in a folder saves space on the home screen. However, iOS 7 has made it possible. With the latest version, the user can place ‘Newsstand’ in the folder, dedicated to their favorite reading materials.
Change the look and feel easily
Many users are critical about not being able to change the theme of iOS 7. However, the new design has a surprise consolation for them. It is possible to change the feel of the latest design, and the change of the background makes it possible. The look of the dial pad and the lock screen changes with the change in the background. If you find the brightness of the new icon designs intense, go to the setting and set a dark background.
iStickyNotes – a digital innovation by Infinium Softech for iOS device users
Now is the digital age of time-conscious techies who prefer tagging to scribbling. Everyone from school students to professionals needs a nifty device to write, make and take brief notes wherever and whenever. Be a note a Facebook post, a tweet, a message, an address, a contact number or an SMS, a smart note-taking digital app is what they need to use on their iOS devices. Infinium Softech has launched such an innovative app – iStickyNotes – to cater to this need of iOS device users.
iStickyNotes integrating futuristic features has redefined the way we have taken notes till date. This digital innovation by iStickyNotes has eased the task of taking notes and listening to webinars at the same time. If you are in the habit of creating a list of things to do or to shop when you are on the move, there is no alternative to iStickyNotes. Just imagine if you forget to carry a notepad and a pen to the places where they are required, or if you find the page where you had scribbled an important phone number missing from the notepad, or if a glass of water falls over the notepad on the desk….
Not unjust to say that we may leave a book or notepad or diary behind by mistake, not our iOS device. We always carry the device wherever we go. Let’s check what makes Infinium Softech’s iStickyNotes more useful and more innovative than the available other apps:
The very first advantage of iStickyNotes over others is that it is available for free download, and all of the features are accessible to users at zero cost. It is an ease to customize the application as per your requirements. How to use it needs no formal instructions as it is very easy to use even for first-time users.
The user-friendliness of iStickyNotes lies in the application’s compatibility with and smooth work on the sensitive touchscreen of iOS devices. The features from freehand drawling to writing are very user-friendly. The design of sticky notes with different backgrounds is engaging in look and feel. You can use as many sticky notes as you wish. Evidently, iStickyNotes is the right choice for students, social media junkies and those who communicate through SMSs.
The highlights of iStickyNotes:
Sticky notes with different text colors, font sizes and styles
Easy to move and re-size sticky notes
Easy to change sticky place-holder background
Easy to view, edit and delete sticky notes
Easy to draw innovative sticky using freehand drawing
Easy to add multiple photos in sticky
Easy to scale photo, move photo and draw freehand on photo
Easy to print and share sticky notes via email with their friends
Easy to save sticky as image and place to lock or home screen
iStickyNotes is a new feather in the cap of Infinium Softech, a thriving software development firm. With a team of mobile application development professionals at work, Infinium Softech leads in innovating, conceptualizing, developing and customizing apps for all types of mobile devices. The Company stays tuned to the latest mobile app technology.