The internet has transformed the sales world, leading to new opportunities in direct sales, multi-level marketing and beyond. This has led to a sales landscape that is rapidly evolving as technology advances at a startling pace. But today’s sales teams face a number of challenges, particularly since many are separated by geographical distances—distances that make it difficult to operate effectively as a team. However, sales apps can bridge the gaps, serving as valuable tools that allow sales teams to achieve remarkable success. Read More
When you hear the term “artificial intelligence” or “AI,” a futuristic piece of technology probably comes to mind, such as a highly realistic android like those depicted in the film iRobot. But in reality, artificial intelligence technology spans a much broader realm, and many developers are looking at new, innovative ways to use AI for mobile apps.
With US-based sales topping 35 billion annually, it’s clear that multi-level marketing (MLM) companies have a prominent presence in the marketplace. In fact, MLM has gained popularity at a rapid clip in recent years, as aspiring entrepreneurs leverage modern technology such as mobile apps and social media platforms to grow their businesses.
The launch of the iPhone 8 is just around the corner, and millions of users are already enjoying other cutting-edge phones, like the Samsung Galaxy S8, Google Pixel and others. One clever addition to many of these new devices is haptic feedback. Haptics make using mobile devices a more tactile and engaging experience. So, let’s talk about how you can leverage this technology to your advantage. Read More
Ding. Ping. Ring. Those push notifications have been going off several times per hour. Every alert diverts your attention from your work, and it takes a minute or two to get re-focused. You barely have time to glance at the notifications. You definitely don’t have time to locate and change the notification settings.
It took a bit of exploration, but you finally found an app with the specific functionality that you need. You were excited to explore the UI, but now, you can’t seem to find—much less master—the feature that originally prompted you to click the “install” button. Oh, and there it goes. It just crashed. Forget it; you don’t have time for this. You quit the app for the first and last time as you embark upon another search for a new app. Read More
You’ve just downloaded a new app and you’re eager to start exploring its various tools and features. But moments after you delve into the user interface, you’re rudely interrupted and channeled into a 12-screen tutorial. And to make matters worse, there’s no “got it” or “exit” button. So you’re forced to hit the “next” button on screen after screen. You didn’t want to get sucked into a mandatory 10-minute lesson. You just wanted to explore a new app at your own pace. Read More
In 2017, it’s expected that over 268 billion apps will be downloaded. But the reality is that a vast majority of those apps will be uninstalled shortly thereafter—within a matter of hours for most. The industry standard for app retention is around 20 percent at 72 hours post-install. That means 8 out of 10 people will uninstall your mobile app at some point in the three days after they downloaded it. By the time the 90-day mark rolls around, that 20 percent figure is slashed to just five percent. Read More
Many of your app’s users can relate to the following scenario: “I launched an app I use all the time and it seems it was updated overnight. Now, all the screens I’m used to seeing are unfamiliar-looking. Things aren’t where I expected them to be and I can’t seem to find the features I always use. Sure, it looks a bit fancier, but now I have to re-learn where everything is again. I’m so frustrated that I just want to delete the app now.” Read More
Smartwatches have been in the mainstream since 2015’s debut of the Apple Watch; and yet, they’ve not penetrated the market as quickly as the other devices we rely so much upon. In part, their slow introduction into our culture is because of the challenges of both reading and inputting text on a wrist-worn device. Smartwatch app development practices are now evolving in response to these initial struggles as the goal is to achieve a more user-friendly interface. Read More