12 Reasons Your Business Should Have Its Own Mobile App

If this is an update to an existing app, ensure you are aware of what has been changed from the previous version. One good thing to do is view the user’s comments on iTunes or Android market for the previous version. This gives you key insight of what previous problems existed and what is hopefully fixed in the new version, along with key insight into the usability aspects of the app itself.

9) Search. Create an intuitive system of search and filters. Search matters, when the app delivers much content. But by any means make every page and every service easy to find.

Epicurious: Many people use the Epicurious website for recipes and menus, and now there is a website applications for Epicurious. You can search recipes and then once you figure out which recipes you want to use, the application will put a shopping list together for you. This application is also free.

Definitely head over to the Linquet website to help you visualize what it is. This tiny, useful little loss prevention device could save you from the stress of losing your valuables. Simply attach a Linquet to any of your most prized valuables and link them to your phone through Bluetooth. When the phone or any valuable goes out-of-range your phone and your valuable will alarm.

A while back, Google Plus Local replaced Google Places on both Android devices and iphones. Incorporating Zagat ratings, it’s an excellent local business search tool that makes it easy to find what you need, wherever you are!

4) How do we setup local or push notifications, and what is the difference? Notifications, both generated directly by apps and those sent over the web to devices, have become one of the most important gateways for users to interact with their applications. Push refers to notifications sent from a server to the device through a network. While the term local means the notifications are created by the app in the background.

Perhaps the best free iPhone Twitter client on the market, TweetDeck is quick, has a nice and easy-to-user interface, gives you information about the number of updates right up front, and supports all of your basic Twitter functions. As an added bonus, TweetDeck also supports Twitter groups, so you can organize your tweets. Flipping between sections is easy, and the fast scroll of tweets is nice when flipping through updates.