Why Mobile Apps Need to Be Integrated Into Your Business' Wider Digital Initiatives - 4 years ago
The very early business mobile apps were a very simple means to add convenience to the way in which businesses communicated with their customers. They were specifically designed for the end users. Since then mobile apps have evolved according to the ever increasing demands of the businesses and the ever changing needs of the customers. The pace of this change is ever increasing too - and mobile apps are no longer seen as a standalone option to be considered, but are integrated into the wider digital initiatives that span across a number of other elements such as the Internet of Things, Business process Management, data analytics and lots more. Mobile application development continues to be the prime focus for enterprises big and small - and here are the top three reasons your business needs it too! Engaging directly with customers could revolutionize your business Traditionally, there was very little communication between the business and its customers. Other than an occasional call for support or a promotional email etc. there was no way for a customer to actually actively engage with a business. Further, tele-conversations were a onetime thing. With mobile apps, customers have a means of 'staying in touch' with your business. Businesses also have a means of constant communication and can send important messages and notifications to their customers. Businesses can take advantage of the 'ready availability' of the app on a user's mobile to share information about the next line of products being launched or new services that are introduced and greatly increase their sales and grow. Mobile centric designs can also help businesses collect more data from the end users and draw insights in order to provide them with more personalized services. Mobile is getting smarter The number of new devices introduced in the market keeps increasing in numbers and every new model comes with a host of new features. Well, not only the mobiles, but also other devices are getting smarter. Interconnecting devices and making use of smart technology to make life easier for customers is the current demand of this industry. Hence new ways of customer interactions are evolving and one simple app can make a huge difference in the way customers perceive your business. Flexibility is critical to embrace the rapidly evolving mobile landscape As customer demands for new services and features for convenience increase, enterprises must also gear up their mobile app development strategies to accommodate this demand. Further, business must acknowledge that these demands will constantly change and hence need to build apps that will have the flexibility to scale as the customer expectations change as well as when the business grows. In order to remain competitive, businesses must embrace the new opportunities that are presented by the 'smart' apps and devices introduced in the market. A mobile first approach and strategy is one way for businesses to keep up and stay at the forefront of the competition.