The World Is Your Office with Mobile Business Apps
Mobile business apps for platforms as diverse as Apple’s iPad® and iPhone® to Android™ tablets and smartphones are quickly becoming the normal way of doing business in today’s online, digital world. Leveraging advances in secure internet connections, enterprise cloud computing software, and the design and functionality of smartphones and tablets themselves, businesses are increasingly realizing the incredible return on investment potential that mobile apps represent for their business. Indeed, in a recent study by the Small Business and Entrepreneur Council, over three quarters of small business owners contacted had said that they saved an average of 5.6 hours per day on the job through the use of their company’s mobile apps.[i] This report went further on, extrapolating from the information they collected to estimate savings of roughly $275 a week and up to $14,317 a year realized by the use of mobile business apps. With such an incredible demonstrated ROI, it is no wonder that more and more companies are deploying mobile business apps as a part of their broader business strategy.
Millennials and the BYOD Movement
One of the critical factors guiding the increasing deployment of mobile apps in businesses both large and small is the emergence of the next generation of workers, the Millennials. Comprised of people born between 1980 and 2000 (or up to 1994 according to some sources), millennials are increasingly comfortable with the blurring division between work and personal life, and are likewise increasingly comfortable with working outside of the traditional nine-to-five. It is no small wonder then to observe that in the U.S. and Europe, the “anytime, anywhere” mobile workforce increased from 15% to 28% from 2011 to 2012.[ii]
Not only does this grant an incredible degree of flexibility to businesses employing such workers, businesses also wind up reducing their overhead costs on the technologies needed to get the work done, as more and more of these workers choose to bring their own mobile devices, whether it’s an Apple iPhone, iPad, Android tablet or smartphone, or other mobile computing platform. By relying on the mobile device they trust the most in their personal lives, these workers are ready to act on new business intelligence no matter what time of day it is. Empowered with the proper mobile applications, which can range from sales apps to productivity apps and more, they will be able to act on any such intelligence in a timely and effective manner. With comprehensive mobile business apps, the entire world becomes your office.
DDA Apps has been building custom mobile business apps for firms of all sizes from day one. A diverse staff including writers, programmers, illustrators, animators, videographers, photographers, graphic designers, IT support staff, interactivity specialists, and more allows DDA to create unique, custom-built mobile apps to address virtually any need a business may have. Additionally, DDA’s incredible breadth of capabilities also allows DDA Apps to build everything in-house, so you can rest assured that complete control is maintained over the design and development process from start to finish, with no unpleasant surprises along the way. DDA can even offer to develop applications in a variety of ways to suit your unique needs, fully versed in the development of mobile-optimized web apps and hybrid mobile apps in addition to the more traditional native mobile apps. When you want to learn more about how mobile business apps can help you boost productivity, increase sales, and maximize profits, contact DDA.
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[i] Girdhar, Abhinav. “The Mobile App Bandwagon: Small Business Savior or Gimmick?” April 29, 2013. Wired.com. Condé Nast. May 1, 2013. http://www.wired.com/insights/2013/04/the-mobile-app-bandwagon-small-business-savior-or-gimmick/
[ii] Kaneshige, Tom. “BYOD to Change the Face of IT in 2013.” February 7, 2013. Enterprise Mobility Today. IDG Communications. May 2, 2013. http://news.enterprisemobilitytoday.com/articles/share/95586/