In Today’s business scenario, customer expectations have outpaced their ability to innovate and deliver. Businesses are getting mobile & digital. The mobile apps developers in Singapore have been at the forefront to use digital technologies to deliver digital platforms on the web and mobile apps for enterprises in Singapore.
There are various ways of how mobile apps developers in Singapore develop digital platforms so they can serve their clientele. Sometimes Native and cross-platform mobile application development tools can help you save a lot of time and money, as long as the UI of the app is updated to match each system.
The Apps developers in Singapore can use the Native Xcode for iOS development delivering iPhone and iPad apps. And For Android Native mobile apps, developers can use Android native SDK. Using these mobile apps developers can deliver apps for retail, manufacturing, hospitality, aviation maintenance, construction, marine, and transport.
Several app building platforms develop mobile apps that we use for our clients. It is important to choose the right platform for building a mobile app. If you are not looking for native mobile development, here are a few mobile app development tools that are popular with the apps developers in Singapore.
Mobile apps play a crucial role in businesses in many ways and could be a gamechanger in your marketing strategy. Many small businesses and enterprises in Singapore still have the mindset that they do not have the resources to develop a mobile app or that mobile apps are only reserved for big corporations. This could be true in the past, but in this modern-day of technological advancement, it could not be further from the truth. Those small enterprises in Singapore which have hopped on the mobile app train has reaped enormous benefits in terms of profitability and branding. The Covid-19 pandemic has also opened a lot of eyes to the impact and advantages a mobile app could bring to businesses in terms of future-proofing and protecting their businesses from economical shake-ups.
So why do you need a mobile app for your business?
1. Majority of searches occur on mobile devices
Consumers are investing hours on end on their handheld devices on a daily basis. With a majority of web traffic coming from mobile sources, starting an effective mobile strategy is more important than ever. You’ll stay available to your consumers everywhere and anywhere via a smartphone device, dramatically improving brand recognition and marketing efficiency.
2. Better User Experience
With technology advancing rapidly, customers’ demands for a flawless UX are getting more common by the day to a point whereby smooth UX is a given for any business transaction. With a mobile app, you could amplify this point and show your customers that their shopping experience is a priority to you. A mobile app increases efficiency in marketing efforts such as letting customers in on a promotion that is going on or simply up-selling a product.
3. Increased customer engagement
With our busy schedules, the trend of online shopping and online transactions are becoming more common. With the right mobile app, customers could be more engaged and a mobile app could provide an easy-to-use platform for your customers to purchase conveniently. Many features in a mobile app could also engage and make your audience stay longer on your app and keep them coming back for more.
Now that we know how important mobile apps are to businesses, the next question would be “How can I integrate a mobile app into my business?”.
Below would be the first few steps you should think about before engaging a mobile app developer and discuss the creation of your new app.
1. Have a mobile-first mindset
On a regular day in your business, sieve out processes that could be done more efficiently via the help of a mobile app. For example, with the help of a mobile app, a return process could be simplified by having a picture taken of the faulty product, tagging it with geo-location, and capturing the serial number. From there, the app could update the status automatically and the return process could be kickstarted immediately upon approval via the app. The app could also update the customer on his return status and show him tracking details along the way. With a mobile-first mindset, you would be able to gauge the major processes which could use the help of a mobile app and communicate it to your app developer later.
2. Understand staff and customers
Secondly, you would need to talk to your staff and get to understand some of the issues they may be facing on the day-to-day operations. This way, you could assess if a mobile app would solve the particular issue and if they are receiving your app idea. The worst thing you could do is having your own staff fight against the technology you are trying to provide them with. Ensure they are ready for the technological change in processes and communicating the problems is going to be an important step. Then, some market research is also needed to see how your customers would receive the idea of your app. Be it via survey or focus groups, it is vital to gather information and feedback to understand your target demographics better and this would help your thoughts down the line when you are developing the UX of the mobile app.
3. Communicate with your mobile app developer
Now that you have an idea of which processes could be improved with the mobile app and also understand your staff and customers, it is time to communicate these points clearly to your mobile app developer. You could use a process map to paint a clear picture for your developer and take them through the flow of your business. Also, you should give them the user experience and feel of the app you have in mind, according to the needs of your staff and of course your customers. This is a vital step and constant communication with your app developer is advised, as you work towards improving and updating the experience and functions of your mobile app, even after it is completed.
If you want to get started on your mobile app development journey, feel free to leave your contact in the form on the right side. We would gladly take you through the required steps and get started on your new journey.