Local Business App Development
What kind of app do you need to start gaining more exposure for your business and increasing your sales?
The basic option for most companies is to create a simple informational app for their local business that will provide details to new customers and help bring more visitors to their site. This will mainly consist of static pages that convey information regarding the nature of your services and products and will thus help to bring new customers as well as providing your existing customers with more information.
What Will Your App Consist Of?
Your app will consist of largely static pages filled with information and images. Together, these will explain your business and sell your products and services for everyone who discovers and downloads them. At the same time, the materials used will be those from your website, which means you’ll have great consistency across all of your digital presence.
Essentially, a simple local app will normally be very similar to a website – with multiple pages and media. At the same time though, your app will utilize a design that makes it a lot more intuitive to use on a smaller touchscreen, while users will be able to launch it straight from their homescreens with a single tap. Simply having an app will make your business appear more forward thinking but our highly professional design ensures that they really impress.
At ID Digital we take our local apps one step further though and incorporate a range of additional features at your discretion. We can use push notifications for instance so that you can alert your users to offers and news right in their pockets! Perhaps best of all, we can add features that allow your customers to book appointments and tables, buy products and order take outs straight from the apps. By removing the ‘barrier to sale’, you will greatly increase turnover and profits.
Android or iOS?
Android apps are apps that run on the Android operating system. This is the operating system found on a wide variety of non-Apple phones these days, including phones from the likes of Samsung, HTC, Amazon and Sony. Many tablet devices also use Android and as an open-source system, it is also available on some computers and even smartwatches. It is the most widely used mobile operating system of all.
iOS meanwhile is the platform used by Apple. This is the operating system found on iPhones and iPads and thus is very widely used and highly regarded. If you create a mobile app, then really you should have a presence on both of these platforms.
Unfortunately, that means you essentially need two separate apps. Thankfully though, ID Digital has access to tools that makes this very simple. We can build apps and then immediately convert them for both iOS and Android and likewise we can add updates across all versions.