With over 1 million mobile apps available in the major store apps today, businesses globally have recognized the importance of having mobile apps. Mobile apps are becoming increasingly competitive. Businesses worldwide are finding it challenging to be discovered and make a huge in this sea of mobile app competition.
About 89% of the users spend their mobile time on mobile apps 59% of all traffic is mobile
Mobile Apps Have All The Answers
All thanks to their unique attributes, no wonder they have prospered so much. These features provide convenience and make it efficient; an app can do a lot of. For example, using the device location to fill contact forms, push notifications, scanning card information, sign contracts, map customer’s location for the salespeople, take snapshots for documentation, optical character recognition and so on. Businesses have to be aware of these unique attributes that mobile devices can offer and set the strategies accordingly.
Scroll down to know what the innovative attributes are that users are looking to have in the mobile apps.
Developing for both iOS and Android
Android and iOS are the two most popular mobile app development platforms. However, it limits your users if you have specifically designed Android apps or iOS-based mobile app. This dilemma can be eliminated by developing the app in a cross-platform development framework. This way you can tap into a wider audience.
It is one of the prominent features of mobile app development. The notification acts a direct communication with your customers/ users. It can be used for sending promotional offers, reporting, monetizing new opportunities, etc.
Ratings and review
Ratings and reviews act as a window, providing clarity to the users about how the products and services are.
Reviews are brief feedbacks. This feature helps you to know how your products and services are doing. It shows that you care about their given ratings and work on to improve it. Having a rating/review feature will be a plus, as it acts as an authenticity towards your users. Displaying the reviews whether good or bad shows that you are willing to stretch for your customers.
Easy payment gateway
A secured payment gateway gives peace of mind to the users. Knowing that their payment details are stored with optimum security. The easy payment gateway feature provides instant payment methods from the eCommerce apps.
QR/Barcode scanner integration
QR and Barcode Scanner are an exceedingly profitable feature in the mobile app to have. This minimizes the paper use and allows the user a convenient way when it comes to scanning coupon codes, tickets, travel reservations and so on.
The QR code is picked to be framed and scanned in order to redirect a user to an item detail page which saves time, providing users to have a pleasing user experience.
This is a must-have feature for eCommerce portals. Because your competitor’s mobile app has, and you too need one. Not only this, order tracking will provide you the entire information about the logistics. A good mobile app will have order tracking feature as buyers prefer to know about their order placed and when the package is going to be delivered.
Voice search is a revolutionary feature that most of the mobile apps are now having. In fact, it will soon be a must-have feature that is transforming the user experience in future dates. The features let the users verbally command the app resulting in an innovative technique of voice search.
We live in a technology advancement era where the security protocols are beyond imaginative. Companies are choosing face detection as the security element to have theirs in their mobile apps.
This is one of the primary features that a mobile app must-have. This feature helps in broadcasting accurate location, place and time in real-time to your users. This is extremely helpful to the eCommerce companies in targeting the right customer services.
This feature is extremely beneficial if you are running an e-commerce portal. The chat service provides immediate help to the users – a low-cost alternative to resolve your customer complaints immediately.
Users are passionate about social media and love to be connected to different social media platforms. Therefore, having a social media login feature is mandatory. Perhaps, it is one of the prime requisites that your users will look to have in the app.
Ability to work offline
This is an advance feature that doesn’t require an Internet connection, which means the users can work offline. The app is integrated in such a way that it allows the users to access the information and deal with the situation in the event of no Internet connection.
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