Development of mobile apps has recently exploded. Almost 8 billion apps were downloaded in 2010 and that number will likely increase to 50 billion in 2011. There is no question that mobile apps are on the rise with the release of more smartphones and tablets. But what does that mean for your business?
It means a key opportunity to grow your brand through a relatively new market. A market that wants mobile apps for everything. Recent numbers show that nearly 73 million people access mobile browsers every day. That, in itself, is staggering. Now consider all of the differing platforms.
Different smartphones and tablets have unique platforms. So should you focus your mobile app development on just one platform? The answer is no. The market is growing exponentially. Everyone has an iPhone, an Android, a Blackberry or whatever else will be introduced in the future. The time to introduce your company to that market, the whole market, is now. Don’t limit yourself. Imagine the potential when you have an app that could be seen by millions of customers! The need to build the app for all platforms is inevitable, so why not create them all at once?
Developing for all of these platforms is quite a process. Patience is a virtue when it comes to developing a quality application that will make your customers happy. After all, this is your brand. You want to be sure that you can provide quality information and services to your audience. Your app will live and flourish based on how well it is received. Therefore, it is recommended that you select a team to build your app that is highly experienced across all platforms, has a passion for mobile app development and understands your brand.
The mobile generation is going to continue to grow. People will access apps for information, culture, shopping and services. Your company can become a market leader by creating an app that offers something people really need. If that is not enough to convince you that your business needs a mobile app, consider the fact that one day your business may depend on your innovation as people go to a completely mobile lifestyle.