We live in a world of apps, from Accounting to Zen Meditation. And with the power of today's smartphones, apps are increasingly how we access the internet.
As we are all having to adjust to the pandemic and post-pandemic world, the value of a dedicated app for your business has never been greater.
As well as reassuring your customers with information, your app can help them order from you, book appointments, get loyalty bonuses and provide feedback.
And you will be able to communicate directly with your customers, straight into their phone. You can also set up all manner of coupon and loyalty promotions, messaging and click and collect systems - helping you become more flexible in the way you do business.
Instantly create coupons and loyaltly cards, so your customers have a reason to come to your business and to your app. Again and again.
Your app can feature food ordering and even an online shop, giving you huge flexibility in how - and where - you want to do business.
You can reach your customers with push messaging directly to their device. You can instantly add information and many types of rich media - you are as close to your customers as their phone.
Reservation and booking, along with forms and even member areas are some of the many other options - and our apps can showcase your website and integrate all your social media.
If your app does not deliver any value, then no, they won't. The point about an app is that in a way, it's a transaction between you and your customer. They get convenience and added value, and in exchange you get the chance to reach them personally. For an app to be valuable to a customer, it must give them something like a loyalty scheme, or access to specific promotions - or, as we are seeing with the current pandemic, a way to shop that they would not otherwise be able to use, such as ordering food.
No. An app can only really be of benefit where you want customer loyalty, and where you can take advantage of the extra flexibility an app can offer you and your customers. Our apps are focussed on businesses serving the local community, such as hospitality, beauty and wellness, retail, and all manner of trades or services.
In many ways, this is up to you. We make two kinds of apps, 'conventional' mobile apps, which need to be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play, and PWAs, which can do virtually everything an app can do, but can be downloaded with a normal web link from anywhere. The two are not completely the same, and which you choose will depend on your business. PWAs are not subject to the same charges from Google and Apple as the 'conventional' apps.
Your WWW app will work on all modern smartphones and tablets, and - if you choose - will be available in the App Store (for iphone) and on Google Play (for Android). Getting your app listed properly and featured on both services does require a bit of input from you, as you are the business owner and the app is for your business. PWAs will work on any internet connected device, although some capabilities will depend on the device itself (such as scanning or photography).
Absolutely not. We can build apps for local businesses that are affordable AND offer features some international companies have spent hundreds of thousands of pounds to develop. Moreover, our apps work out of the box, and can be turned around quickly. Most importantly, your app can be just as effective for your business as Amazon's. Just contact us for an initial chat.
That depends where you are, but we build them in Hampshire, England.
Right up until you see the final app in the testbed, your initial deposit is all you will have to pay on our standard packages; the balance only falls due once you have signed off the app. Moreover, after the first 6 months, you can cancel your agreement with us at any time.
We can provide additional functionalities, such as an online shop, food ordering, room reservations, appointment booking and many more, right up to automatic messaging. Many of these can also work from your own website, adding functionality right across your business. Implementing these, as well as creating further information pages, will be quoted separately, as the pricing will depend on the size and complexity of your requirement. Depending on what type of app you want, text messaging and event-based emailing are all possible, as are coupons and messaging triggered by customer location.
With this depth of functionality, we can create the perfect, custom-made app for your business... adding value for you and your customers.
Note that there may be extra costs associated with supplying
apps to the Apple and Google Appstores
** The first half year (£750) is payable in advance, thereafter the licence fee is paid monthly in advance