When developing a mobile app for your business, what are the most important features to consider? Our team of App Developers have created a list of the necessary options we feel are imperative to creating a successful and long-lasting application.
So, your business has decided to build an application, what features do you need to include? What will make your app successful? What options do you need to include to ensure your app runs smoothly and keeps your users coming back to your app? With so many things to consider when building an app, and we are here to help recommend the top features that will help drive your business upwards and increase user engagement.
1. Accessing GPS and Location-Based Services
Leveraging the ability to target a specific audience, in a specific location, can be hugely beneficial to your company. As an example, after a consumer visits a retail store or restaurant, the next time they are in the vicinity of that same business, they could receive a coupon or discount on their next purchase. You can also incorporate surveys and market research seamlessly through a mobile application and gain insight into many different aspects of your consumer base. All of these ideas will help you and your business attain higher engagement rates and keep users loyal to your brand.
2. Offline Optimization
This one isn’t necessarily categorized under “features” exactly, but this one is extremely important if you want to give your consumers a way to stay connected, even if they aren’t actually connected to the internet. By ensuring access to relative information, either by accessing cloud-based software or by syncing to a local database, can greatly increase the odds of your users returning to your app.
3. Incorporating Touch ID
Although this technology is usually only used for iOS-based devices, utilizing this technology can set you apart from your competitors. Staying at the forefront of technology says a lot about your business, and sends the message to your consumers that you are staying relevant and are forward thinking in your approach. Touch ID helps your users eliminate the need to remember passwords and can significantly reduce the time it takes to sign into an app.
With those three ideas, you can definitely be on your way to designing and creating a very successful mobile app. There are a few more features that can help you stay ahead of the game and keep up with current market trends, such as Push Notifications and Gamification.
In closing, you want to build an app that accurately reflects your business and continues to bring new consumers to your brand and keeps your existing users loyal. If you’re interested in taking the first steps to discuss a mobile application for your business, visit the Contact section of our website. Our mobile app development team would love to chat about how we can turn your idea into reality. At Vog we build more than apps, we build businesses.