Everyone is on their phone.
More people experience the web on a mobile device than on a traditional computer now. If your site doesn’t look good on a mobile device, your chances don’t look good, either. As experts in mobile development and mobile app development in Atlanta, we’re able to get your website and app in front of the people that matter the most: your customer.
We create websites and software that are specifically designed for use on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Mobile development has its roots in software and web development, but with different programming languages and methodology.
Mobile Development: What makes it different?
Mobile development is different than traditional web development in a few key areas, taking into account the way people use and experience content on mobile devices.
Screen size on mobile devices is different from traditional desktop or laptop computer screens. It ranges from small (smartphone) to the larger tablets. Mobile development must optimize a site so that the content is accessible on these smaller screens. While iPhone and iPad screen sizes are standardized, Android devices differ greatly. With Android, more flexibility is required.
Most content on mobile devices is accessed by the user’s touch, which is larger than the pinpoint of a mouse. Items, such as buttons, must be larger and easy to click with “fat fingers”, in contrast to the accuracy provided by a mouse.
Native development is the process of developing an application for a device using the core libraries specific to that device. In most cases, native apps can offer access to more hardware functions and tend to be more powerful.
Mobile Business Apps: Do business everywhere.
When most people think of mobile apps, games such as Angry Birds®comes to mind. The truth is that businesses are developing internal apps that may not receive as much notoriety because they are not typically accessible though the app marketplaces used by the general public. Some examples of these kinds of apps are:
An order processing mobile app gives your team the ability to process orders in the field. Sales people who have traditionally had to fill out paperwork and fax or email it back to the office can use a mobile app from the field. We have developed mobile apps that help salespeople automatically process orders in the field by capturing customer signatures and even voided checks. Salespeople input all order information, and the app automatically emails it back to the corporate office and/or automatically populates an order database.
Many businesses need an internal communication structure that allows store owners or salespeople to submit maintenance requests on the fly, or watch how-to videos on proper equipment maintenance. A mobile maintenance app is the perfect solution.
A mobile check-in application is most common to the rental industry, allowing employees to check-in customers on a mobile device. On check-in, the data is sent directly into the reservations system.
The use of an inspection application allows employees to use their mobile device to take pictures and enter notes about a piece of equipment that has been returned to the warehouse. This information can be populated directly into the database with the images stored for subsequent access. Images are the clearest way to track the condition of a device or piece of equipment over time.
Using dedicated mobile apps for your business makes it easy for your employees to track sales, equipment, and customers using the mobile devices they already have with them.Mobile Development