Custom Mobile Apps
… Are you looking to generate new clients?
Do you want to increase repeat visits from your existing clients?
If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, then you need a small business app to grow your business over the next several years for a myriad of reasons. Read on to find out how you can (1) generate new clients, customers or patients; and (2) increase repeat visits from your current clients, customers or patients through the development of a fully customized and affordable* custom mobile apps for the small business.
*Save 75% by using promotion code 75%APP at checkout (below).
The Popularity of Custom Mobile Apps for Small Businesses
Custom mobile apps have more functionality than an outdated mobile website, and even more importantly, users prefer them because they are super easy to use and don’t even require an Internet connection. They are faster and have more features and easily accessible, which are only a few reasons why mobile users prefer applications over mobile sites. While custom mobile apps can be very expensive and take months to develop, the average cost of a mobile app is anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000 to upwards of $25,000 or more, depending on what you have in mind and how complicated it is to develop. No wonder less than 1% of small businesses are able to generate new clients and repeat business from existing clients through their own mobile application… until now!
Mobile Searches Increased 500% in the Last Two (2) Years
You need to be where your future customers are searching. That is why we take custom mobile apps for the small business to the next level. By charging a flat fee for your custom mobile app, we include all the “bells” and “whistles” of features that you just can’t get on mobile sites to make your mobile app stand out and set you apart from your competitors. We also include a free HTML5 mobile site, so that your company will be found on Google mobile search network, as well as Google Play (Android store) and iTunes (Apple store) in order to provide a complete mobile solution to grow your business to new heights.
Features of a Custom Mobile App for Your Small Businesss
For the small business app, there are a plethora of features over and above a mobile website:
Mobile Apps Keep You Connected. Mobile apps are known for not only more functionality, but they keep your customers engaged and coming back for more. They serve as a constant reminder as a physical icon on their phone for direct connect. They nuture your customer relationships unlike anything else (even Facebook), they increase customer loyalty, and they provide for direct communication with your customer base as frequently as you would like, i.e. daily, weekly, bi-weekly, etc. When you send a “push notification” to your clients through your small business app, 96% of them are opened in the first 2-4 minutes.
Push Notifications. These “notifications” are text messages that are sent to everyone who downloads your app. You may opt to send a message advising of specials weekly or a few times per month to keep in touch with your audience. Restaurants, for example, may wish to send a special on slow nights for their “VIP” list or professional businesses may advise of their latest products, offers or discounts. Keeping in touch with customers who have downloaded your app onto their mobile device will ensure that they are repeat customers, or motivate them to try new products.
Reputation Management – Yelp Reviews. By having a page with current reviews, you can post reviews that have been filtered by Yelp directly onto your app. In addition, you can provide a link to post a review. By providing a link directly to Yelp to post a review through the app, Yelp views this as a trustworthy source – since the user downloaded your app in the first place – and is less likely to filter that review. This is advantageous in two ways, i.e. it displays highly rated reviews that were otherwise filtered on Yelp, and it provides the user the opportunity to post their own review.
GPS Map & Directions. No matter where the mobile user is, this function will provide step-by-step directions to your door.
Instant Ordering for Pick-Up or Delivery. Now, you can offer your entire menu inside your app with ordering options – and instantly receive orders which have already been paid for to be picked up or delivery. A delivery radius can be implemented along with a delivery fee.
Receipt Printer. Once an order is placed within the app, it prints out orders through a cloud printer automatically, to alert you to the order right away.
Current Events. Recurring events, such as “taco night” or upcoming events for other companies, for future events, or for live music announcements. This feature will keep your customers up to date on what they can look forward to in the future.
Facebook Fan Wall. Customers can interact with each other, place comments, etc., like a “mini chat box” or form to garner interaction. You can ask them to “share their experience”, etc.
QR Code Coupons. You can offer QR code coupons directly on your app, and advertise these coupons from anywhere you market your business.
Loyalty Programs. Replace the old stamp cards! Instead of stamping a card, a cashier, hostess or server and key in a code such as “121″ into the app on the user’s phone and after “so many visits or purchases” they will receive whatever you are willing to offer. This is a huge step toward getting customers to return. Used widely for restaurants, but also for massages, or anything, get four and their next one is free.
Making Reservations / Scheduling Appointments. Allows for the user to book reservations or appointments for any service or business. The business owner is able to manage within the CMS (content management system) which is user friendly and very simple to use.
Tip Calculator. This is a handy tool no matter where the user is, they can go into your app and use your tip calculator whenever there is a question for singles or groups.
No Internet is Required. Unlike mobile web sites, mobile applications do not rely on an Internet connection. With all of the mobile devices world wide, a large percentage of these mobile devices do not have the ability to connect to the Internet. Mobile apps can be downloaded by all of the various mobile devices and interaction does not require internet connectivity.
Easier / Simpler to Use. 73% of mobile users expect mobile applications to be simpler to use than a mobile web site, and highly interactive. A mobile web site requires internet connection and a Chrome browser, the mobile app does not require either, and is simplified to deliver updated news, feeds and other data instantaneously.
Facebook, Twitter, Youtube. Mobile apps provide live feeds from social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. You can choose whether the app connects to a certain Facebook, Twitter or Youtube account, for example, or you can have the app incorporate live feed on a certain key term or topic, of everyone who is talking about it right now stream through your app.
Live / Local News and Events. You can have your app streamline live or local news as it relates to your topic. Alternatively, you can have your mobile app provide live events or local events, depending on your purpose.
Email Photos / Comments. Promotes sharing of experiences, users can take photos of having a great time and share on your app or send to their friends on Facebook, and other social networks. Or, users can contact you directly if there is a problem prior to making a negative comment on a review site. (See reputation management options above or contact us to discuss).
Contact / Feedback Form. When one of your clients has something to say that you want to know about, the contact form on the application itself will afford them with the convenience of speaking their mind or notifying you for any reason at any time. No longer will they have to postpone contacting your office with an important message while searching for your email address or the time to call. While waiting at the airport or in the car (while someone else is driving) or on their lunch break, they can click on your application and send their message with ease.
Increased Visibility. Mobile apps are found within Google Play search as well as iTunes search for Apple products – just as regular web sites are displayed when searched on Google. Since less than 1% of small businesses actually have a mobile app (and less than 10% of small businesses have a mobile web site), your business will stand out from the rest of your competition. Whatever your specialty, product or service, you will be displayed in front of any of your competitors by having your own mobile app developed. The more people that download your app, from your clients to your prospects, the more you can keep in touch, build rapport, and lengthen your overall relationship for years to come.
Features Include: Yelp Integration for Reputation Management, Youtube Video Channels, Shopping Carts, In-App Purchases, Shopping Cart, Sharing by Email, Facebook, Twitter, SMS, etc., In-App Food Ordering, Coupon Sharing, Loyalty Customer Rewards, One Push Calling, GPS Map Directions, Reservations, Scheduling, Calendaring, Emailing with Attachments, Analytics, and Much, Much More!
Mobile Apps Don’t Have to Be Expensive!
Small business mobile apps will highlight your specialties, products and services, and put you above the rest. As mentioned above, if you search for mobile app developers and request a quote from several resources, you’ll discover that mobile applications are not inexpensive to be developed. Most companies charge anywhere from $5,000 to $25,000 or more, depending on the level of creativity and difficulty to develop.
Custom Mobile App for Small Businesses – Only $1,495 Set-Up Fee
No need to complete a form and request a free quote! Most app companies require you to complete a form and return it back to them before you even know the price, so they can add your information to their followup list to convince you to pay a huge fee, on average, of $3,000 to $5,000 (or more) to create your app. We design custom mobile applications – designed specifically for the small business – for a flat fee of only $1,495.