Mobile App Development
Has your business reached a point whereby having a website or web app is just not enough for your business needs? It is time to consider having mobile apps of your own! Our mobile app development services at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah is suitable for businesses of any size, from startups to large corporations.
What are the benefits of having a mobile app?
Mobile apps are faster
Mobile apps provide a much faster alternative than mobile web browsing. Web browsing requires a user to launch a web browser, enter a URL and wait for the site to load, whereas it only takes a second to launch a mobile app because the majority of the information is stored in the application itself making it possible to function offline.
Device features unleash countless possibilities
Mobile apps have an added advantage where you can utilize the various features of a mobile device. So, once downloaded they can use features like Camera that can scan QR and Bar codes and NFC to use for payments, GPS to connect with maps and other services and accelerometer, gyroscope and compass that can be utilized for thousands of different purposes. The rise of fingerprint scanner on devices can also be explored and exploited for various apps and solutions.
Another added advantage is that device features can significantly shorten the time users take to initiate and perform an action and fundamentally change they way a user interacts with your business. Besides that, iOS and Android app coding platforms have their distinct features and standards that mobile application developers utilize to beautify a user’s experience.
Push notifications and instant updates
The ability to send instant and non-intrusive notifications to your app users is a major reason why enterprises and businesses should build an app.
In-App notifications are received when a user opens an application on their devices. Push notifications are received on devices regardless a user opens an app or not. Basically, the update and promotional notifications which you receive on your devices on a daily basis are Push Notifications.
Moreover, you can send regular updates via Play Store and App Store to your app, keeping it updated at all times with all the latest features, images and product listings. It will also allow you to promote products and services, regularly increasing your sales and profits.
Your mobile application becomes your Brand Ambassador. Unlike websites that rely on browsers to support functions, mobile applications can be designed to support swipe gestures like a drag, pinch, hold, tap, double tap and more, each performing a certain action that increases user friendliness. Moreover, you can design your application in the way you want without depending upon the device or browser elements and caching problems.
Every mobile app is customized according to a company’s branding and yours won’t be an exception. And if you’re changing your branding, then there’s nothing better than a mobile app. You can virtually change how your app appears along with colors and layout whenever you want with version upgrades and uniform it according to your vision and what users want. Your app then becomes your 24X7 earning salesman and this helps build loyalty with customers because your business is in front of them at all times.
Productivity improvement and cost reduction
Mobile apps help you expand your audience reach in a very short time by reducing marketing costs.
The biggest benefit of mobile apps is that it increases communications between your customers, employees and vendors, by sharing the same resources and place to order, give replies and train about your products and user behavior.
Moreover, as you communicate directly with your customers and employees, your marketing and advertisement spend get reduced drastically. Also, your users can share via social channels integrated in your app to expand your social footprint on the internet.
What should be considered before developing a mobile app?
Your business requirements
Before you make any decisions you need to focus on the actual needs of your business. If you need something with high functionality and have a website that requires customers to login, then a mobile app would be worthwhile because of the performance benefits mentioned earlier. Apps are also particularly useful for businesses that have high customer interaction and engagement.
Some examples where mobile apps are working particularly well are for F&B outlets, restaurants, departmental stores, schools and car mechanics. For example in schools, the app can bring together all school-to-parent communications in a convenient and effective way, enabling parents access to important school information, including, school newsletters, notices and alerts directly via their smartphones.
Defining the purpose of your app
First and foremost, the app has to have a clear purpose to provide value. Put yourself in your customers’ shoes, what do they want and need from your app? How is your app going to improve your service to them? What will grab their attention?
Determining how popular your app will be
Is my app going to be helpful to customers and are people going to use it? The only answer to this question can be found through research. Poll your existing customers and your online visitors and ask the question. This will help you better understand whether there is a market for your app.
Allocation of time and resources
Mobile apps are not just a financial investment, but also require an investment of time as well. Like anything technology based, mobile apps should be maintained to stay relevant to provide the best service to your customers and to continue improving internal processes.
So, how much will it cost to build a mobile app in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah for my business?
Searching online, you might come across terms like native app, hybrid, html5 and so on. There are definitely different ways to build an app for your business. Each of these methods comes with different costs as well as pros and cons. Thankfully, we at TSB Web Consulting provides free consultation to answer all your mobile app development inquiries.
Want to turn your next big idea into a reality? Feel free to contact us for a quick chat. Let us hear from you and we might just be able to send you a quick proposal for your next million dollar app.