In the last 10 years, blogging has become an integral part of running a successful business. Most companies have a regularly maintained blog where they promote sales, provide product information, engage with customers and attempt to garner media attention for their company. The blogger really has a great deal of power in creating and/or maintaining a company’s online presence.
Another extremely important reason for maintaining a blog for your company website is to garner page views through search engine optimization, or SEO. Inputting keywords into a blog bumps up where your company’s website comes up on a Google search. Many companies find that visitors to their page come from a person searching certain phrases online and coming upon a blog post written on their website.
That’s why it’s so important to have solid blogging apps for iPhone, Android and tablets. Your blogger can write a post, monitor comments and update information in real time from anywhere.
The expert app developers at Appetizer Mobile can create a blogging app specialized for your company’s specific blogging needs. Sure, your company can use BlogPress, TypePad and the WordPress app, but they may not offer exactly what’s required for your company’s unique blog or provide the accessibility to every member of your team.
Appetizer Mobile offers mobile consulting and phone app development, and can meet with you to brainstorm ideas for a useful and functional blogging app that meets your company’s needs. Our highly-skilled app designers, programmers, sound engineers and project managers will work closely with you to build a blogging app that is not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. We never get lazy when it comes to app production.
Get in touch with one of our representatives in our New York City office and we can offer a free concept review and consultation for a blogging app for your company.
When smartphones and tablets first started gaining real market share, mobile apps were the most popular way for users to interact with their mobile devices. Through app developers, mobile apps were created for everything: for individual businesses in conjunction with an existing website, for gaming, and so on. As time went on, more and more brands and websites were recognizing the importance of mobile devices, and were now designing their websites to be fully adaptable to a variety of a screen sizes—the web had become responsive.
Responsive design has become the buzz word of the year, with more and more people taking the money and effort to make their websites compatible across desktops, smart phones, and tablets. The rise of responsive design has thus garnered the question: responsive design, mobile apps, or both?
Responsive Design & Mobile Apps
One noticeable effect of responsive design on mobile app development is the decline of mobile apps that served the same purposes of a website. In the earlier years of mobile development, web browsers on mobile devices were not well equipped to display regular websites. Loading a website was slow, required tons of data, and was overall a terrible experience. Nowadays, responsive design has allowed basic websites to be loaded quickly and easily, while retaining all the characteristics and elements of the brand.
However, responsive design in no way supplants mobile apps. In the end, mobile apps currently still offer the best user experience for mobile devices for a variety of reasons.
Faster: Compared to a responsive website, a mobile app requires less data from the internet to load, resulting in faster loading and response times. Although there have been advancements in the coding for responsive websites, they currently still require heavy loads of code which result in sluggish loading times.
Freedom and Functionality: Regardless of advancements, a responsive website is still ultimately limited by the functionality allowed by a website. On the other hand, a native app offers a completely different set of tools that can be completely tailored to a brand’s needs and objectives. If you are looking to create a completely unique user experience, a custom mobile app is most likely the better path.
Builds Brand Loyalty: Compared to a standard website, a well-loved mobile app generates brand awareness and loyalty that is unrivalled by any responsive mobile site. A study by Compuware shows that users prefer to use mobile apps rather than websites, meaning that most users are spending their time using apps rather than web browsers. Over time, users will become more and more loyal to your brand as they continue to gain utility from your app over time.
Although responsive design has replaced some of the need for mobile apps, much of the functionality of mobile apps cannot be replaced through responsive design. The decision to opt for responsive design, mobile apps, or both, depends largely on your business’s objectives, target demographics, and budget.
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Traveling during the holidays can present many challenges, but finding creative ways to get to your destination can bolster the enjoyment in the experience.
Surviving the many hours you will spend on the road can also be done easily with many apps and other options.
Uber is an app that allows you to hail a variety of different types of limos and metered cabs, said Jordan Edelson, CEO of Appetizer Mobile, a creative mobile application development, consulting and marketing company.
"In some cities they offer UberX, which allows you to hail a less expensive car service than standard limo service," he said.
Hailo is similar to Uber, but focuses on the yellow metered taxis, said Edelson. The company can charge customers directly instead of having to pay in the cab. They also offer GPS tracking of the vehicles on approach. You can also see what the driver looks like and their license plate number to confirm their identity, he said.
Read the full article at: http://www.mainstreet.com/article/lifestyle/travel/cheap-ways-travel-holidays?page=1
With people’s schedules getting increasingly busier, mobile banking services have become an indispensable tool. Think about it: You’re standing in line at to buy your morning coffee and suddenly realize you’re late on your credit card bill. Then and there, you have the option of pulling out your smart phone and paying the bill within two minutes. No paper checks or stamps necessary.
That level of convenience is why most, if not all, banks have mobile banking apps available to their customers. There are also a multitude of independent mobile money management apps that aid professionals in maintaining a budget and paying their bills. Companies of all sizes as well as independent mobile app developers see the vital role money management apps play in our day-to-day lives, which accounts for the rise in these type of apps on the market.
Mint, for example, is a free app (available for iPhone and Android) used by millions of people wanting to manage their finances. You can keep track of all your checking and savings accounts as well as credit cards. This app is beneficial to those looking to begin saving because it tracks your spending and incoming funds, and even helps you set up a budget.
For professionals that are constantly traveling, Expensify is another free app (available for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry) making a huge splash in mobile banking and money management. It tracks receipts, mileage, link debit and company credit card use within its database, making it much easier to report business expenses to your employer. This app is a major time saver for business travelers.
Those working in phone app development are constantly looking for ways to improve mobile money management and banking since these types of apps have become imperative to maintaining an efficient lifestyle. The app developers at Appetizer Mobile have great ideas on ways to take your mobile banking app to the next level. Get in touch to discuss the latest in mobile banking app development..
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