App Inspo


Rachel Passmore

May 12 2016

Whether it's bespoke apps tailor-made to your needs or simply utilising apps that already exist, it's worth regularly evaluating how app-y your business is.

Many small businesses are still intimidated by the thought of investing in an app and, to be fair, they aren’t for everyone. However with so many exciting opportunities to explore they’re important to consider.

 

With the right design they can make internal business systems more efficient, cost-effective and paperless. They’re also a great way of connecting with customers and of course, they can become income generators if sold to the right client or launched in the stores.

 

Seeing as Google Play currently encompasses 1.5 billion apps, finding the good ones can be a challenge (and that’s not counting the ones built for in-house purposes).

 

Still, here’s a very random slice of the app pie; ones that might be useful to business owners.

 

10 GREAT BUSINESS APPS

 

Plume for Twitter

 

For Twitter users who want more control. It has numerous settings including enabling users to send longer tweets or muting users / specific words from your timeline.

 

Crunch

 

Crunch is an online accountancy firm who know their customers are mobile. Their app allows customers to take photos of their receipts and then translates that data into real-time accounts.

 

Vine

 

a great app that allows people to create short video content easily and quickly. A fab way for companies to produce engaging social media content without breaking out in a cold sweat.

 

Paypal Here

 

We all know how the payment service works online but now businesses can purchase a Paypal card reader to allow them to take customer payments while out and about (at exhibitions for example). Paypal still charge a transaction fee for using the app but it provides companies with more choice.

 

Slashtop Business

 

The Splashtop Business app allows you to access your work computer from your iPhone. It takes a while to set up and you’re charged a subscription but Splashtop is a must-have app for businesses that rely on software which is not available for iPhone, but need their data to be secure.

 

Sleepbot

 

We all know we function better on a good night’s sleep. This app monitors your sleep pattern using your phone’s microphone and accelerometer and then wakes you up during the lightest part of your sleep. It promises a gentler start to the day which can only be a good thing.

 

Percentage Calculator

 

The app allows you to calculate the percentage in a variety of situations, for example 'Increased by %' or 'After % Deducted', making you look effortlessly efficient in any finance meeting.

 

Duolingo

 

Foreign business trips taking their toll? Can’t order more than ‘la cerveza’? This app gamifies learning a new language, making it fun, manageable & useful if your flights delayed.

 

Transit

 

Who needs Uber when this app when so many cities throughout the world offer such great public transport.  ETAs of buses, ferries , trains in 87 cities across Europe and North America

 

CamCard

 

CamCard is a great app for people who often meet and greet new clients or other business associates. The CamCard app is designed to help manage your business contacts using its main feature – a business card scanner.

 

Contact ojo for a consultation

 

If these have got you thinking about apps and what they could do for your business call ojo now on 01225 220 155 for a consultation. We'll take the time to find out about your business needs and see if an app is right for you.

 

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