As technology advances more and more, the business sector is having a difficult time keeping up. Case in point: smart phone apps. Brand new apps come onto the market seemingly every single day, and it is really difficult to keep up with them while also running a business and staying up with the latest trends at the same time. But, as they saying goes "there is (probably) an app for that, as well."
Smart phone apps are software applications that, once downloaded onto the phone, can perform any number of tasks. There are apps that can be used like scheduling software, there are apps to convert foreign currency, apps to book trips all on one site, apps to balance your budget and apps to watch television shows, films, music videos and just about anything else. There really is pretty much an app for every occasion, and when keeping that in mind, there are a number of apps that can change your business for the better.
There really is no telling where this technology can do and how it will ultimately change the way people interact with the world, and how businesses interact with their customers and their partners. But, there is no doubt, apps have changed business and will most likely continue to do so for a long time to come. Here are some ways in which apps have changed business:
1. Lower Costs
In many ways, apps have cut business costs in many ways. Apps like the Skype app for the smart phone have made long-distance calls much easier through the use of video conference technology and cheaper costs via operating a phone through the internet. Budget apps have cut the costs when it comes to operating budgets for small businesses. These are just a couple examples of what apps have done to change business.
2. Keep Track of Time and Money
The old adage states that "time is money," and that rings very true for the business world. There are a number of mobile apps that allow business owners to keep track of their budgets and to keep track of their schedules, among many other time-saving applications. Examples include MyChair and Personal Salon Assistant.
3. Eliminates the Line Between Mobile and Desktop
Before mobile apps, there were very few ways to integrate information from mobile devices to desktop devices. Now, there are plenty of apps that are completely operable between the two platforms, and it is easier than ever.
Janice is a freelance writer for a wide swath of weekly newspapers, magazines, newsletters, websites, arts and life blogs and media marketing companies. In her free time she is always on her cell phone trying out the newest app or playing the latest version of "Angry Birds." Click here to read about the latest and greatest from Kiosk manufacturers.