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There’s a thriving market in smartphone applications, or ‘apps’. But do you know which one is best for you? Or if indeed you should have one at all?

Apps are widely available for mobile devices and desktops – many people are using them to manage their business on the move. Some have taken the leap to develop their own.

However, they’re not cheap. The average cost to develop an app is around £4,000 and can sky rocket to much more!

There’s a thriving market in smartphone applications, or ‘apps’. But do you know which one is best for you? Or if indeed you should have one at all?

Apps are widely available for mobile devices and desktops – many people are using them to manage their business on the move. Some have taken the leap to develop their own.

However, they’re not cheap. The average cost to develop an app is around £4,000 and can sky rocket to much more!

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alexandrapatrick - does your business need an app, top ten insights

  1. 1. alexandrapatrick Does your business need an app -top ten insights This document is a blog post taken from www.alexandrapatrickblog.co.uk
  2. 2. Does your business need an app   There’s a thriving market in smartphone   applications, or ‘apps’. Do you know which one is   best for you? Or if you should have one at all?       Apps are widely available for mobile devices and desktops – many use them to manage their business on the move. Some have develop their own. However, they’re not cheap. The average cost to develop an app is around £4,000 and can sky rocket to much more! www.alexandrapatrickblog.co.uk
  3. 3. Does your business need an app Here’s our top 10 insights! 1. Stay in touch – excellent way to connect with customers e.g. use the Skype app for audio contact and Hootsuite to communicate one message to different social networks at once. 2. Blog anywhere – write a blog and publish it anywhere with the WordPress app. www.alexandrapatrickblog.co.uk
  4. 4. Does your business need an app Here’s our top 10 insights! 3. Location, location – share information about specific locations with Foursquare. 4. Keep on track – use the FedEx app to track every move of incoming and outgoing packages; very useful to increase productivity and add value to your customer service. www.alexandrapatrickblog.co.uk
  5. 5. Does your business need an app Here’s our top 10 insights! 5. Share easily – use Dropbox to share large files with clients and colleagues at the same time on the move. You can also upload photos and images in an instant. 6. Develop your own – do your research; see if your app idea is marketable and find a developer to build your concept. www.alexandrapatrickblog.co.uk
  6. 6. Top ten app insights Here’s our top 10 insights! 7. Good looking app – once the techy development is complete you will need a designer to make it look good. Do your homework and find a designer to make sure the branding is spot on. 8. Do a demo – consider creating a video that shows how to use your app. Clearly explain what the app does and why it is useful in real-life. www.alexandrapatrickblog.co.uk
  7. 7. Does your business need an app Here’s our top 10 insights! 9. Register the app – make sure you have a good description for your app so it stands out from your competitors. The process can be complex and long- winded. 10. Promote with links – download your mobile app on your blog, website’s home page, marketing emails, and on your social media accounts. www.alexandrapatrickblog.co.uk
  8. 8. Does your business need an app If you have any other ideas about mobile apps, share them with us Twitter. You may view this post at http://www.alexandrapatrickblog.co.uk/alexandra- patrick/does-your-business-need-an-app/ www.alexandrapatrickblog.co.uk
  9. 9. alexandrapatrick West View Marsh Road Ruckinge Kent TN26 2PU T 01233 733864 M 07961 079589 maria.callow@alexandrapatrick.co.uk www.alexandrapatrick.co.uk
  10. 10. alexandrapatrick marketing services, sharing expertise www.alexandrapatrickblog.co.uk

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