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3 Things to Consider When Having A Mobile App Developed for Your Business

3 Things to Consider When Having A Mobile App Developed for Your Business

In my quest to educate business owners regarding technological advancements such as smartphone applications, I noticed there was a lack of concrete information a non-tech savvy business owner could attain. I decided, it was time to write a book to help answer some of the most recurring questions and concerns business owners have regarding smartphone technology. In this article, I share some excerpts from my book to give you a better understanding of smartphone innovations for businesses and why the technology is essential for business owners of all ages.

1. A mobile application is not limited by reach.

Through the power of social networking sites, mobile applications are advanced and linked up enough to reach every corner of the world. This gives business owners the advantage of exposure. They’re no longer confined to their own community, state, or even country! If a business owner in the United States realizes that his niche is more popular in South Africa, he doesn’t need to fret. He doesn’t even have to plan a trip to South Africa. He can design a mobile application, market it on local South African websites, and he has his advertising taken care of, all in the palm of his hand.

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Besides being able to send information to targeted audiences, mobile application development has many other perks! Some of these include (but are not limited to): GPS tracking, coupons, analysis of applications, and push notifications. Restaurants, Law Firms, Medical Clinics, Public Schools, Churches, Community Centers, Bakeries, and Antique Shops are some of the many types of businesses and organizations that could benefit from these extra perks.

This is because mobile app fills the gap between customers and businesses. Every customer is able to keep track of their own home, their own history, and their own interests, while the business is able to keep track of everyone’s homes, everyone’s history, and everyone’s current interests. Mobile applications give an outside-of-the-box point of view to both the business owner and consumer.

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2. Developers should be familiar with a wide range of devices.

When my company, Tech From Vets, develops mobile applications for businesses, we include an Android app, iOS (Apple) app, and an innovative HTML5 app. If you want your mobile application to be most compatible with Apple iPhone, but also compatible with Samsung Galaxy, this is critical information for your developer to know. They should be familiar with these exact devices. Whether that they have owned one themselves, or taken a class on that specific model, they should know what they’re doing―both the ins and outs of it.

Most likely, you’ll want to target Apple and Android products. There are other manufacturers, but because they’re less popular, it would be less profitable to make them your target model, unless your application is focused on or related to that model in some way, shape, or form.

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3. Communication is key.

“We are helping people establish a brand that they can be proud of. Businesses need to create a unique and personal identity. At Sugar Unlimited we are always looking to innovate and inspire,” said Brandon Sugar of Sugar Unlimited.

It is overwhelmingly important to choose an application software development company that understands your needs. You must communicate, and they must provide. Provide what? Well, provide an app that is user-friendly, professional, and well-designed. This can be a huge make it or break it opportunity for your business.

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As a small business owner, making every single customer count is one of the most important things you can do. You need to be able to get your business in front of as many faces as possible. With the rise of smartphones and smartphone apps, consumers are spending countless hours with their heads buried in their phones, either searching this, or playing that.

It is time that you realize where you can fit into all of this.

Featured photo credit: Startup Beat via startupbeat.com

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Last Updated on May 14, 2019

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

  1. Zoho Notebook
    If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
  2. Evernote
    The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
  3. Net Notes
    If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
  4. i-Lighter
    You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
  5. Clipmarks
    For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
  6. UberNote
    If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
  7. iLeonardo
    iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
  8. Zotero
    Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

I’ve been relying on Google Notebook as a catch-all for blog post ideas — being able to just highlight information and save it is a great tool for a blogger.

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In replacing it, though, I’m starting to lean towards Evernote. I’ve found it handles pretty much everything I want, especially with the voice recording feature. I’m planning to keep trying things out for a while yet — I’m sticking with Google Notebook until the Firefox extension quits working — and if you have any recommendations that I missed when I put together this list, I’d love to hear them — just leave a comment!

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