How can you benefit from building a mobile application?
E-learning: establish an effective education system for faster
training and reduced costs
There are plenty of advantages that an e-learning application may
bring. Imagine an international company with numerous branches across
the globe that needs to train specialists from different countries
and offices. It has established management processes, complex
operations and document flows, integrated software, and now aims to
quickly onboard new people considering job specifics.
To give them the desired skills and knowledge, an organization has
to prepare multiple courses in different languages. Hiring instructors,
translating the information into many languages, providing the
required equipment and location are associated with huge investments
and bureaucracy headaches. So, it’s better to create an e-learning
app that will allow employees to learn from any place in the world.
With a mobile solution, you can offer the required information in
text, audio, and video formats, prepare tests, monitor progress, and
identify the best learners. Furthermore, you can fully customize
courses to your needs. You will also save costs as you don’t have to
pay a salary to teachers and purchase training facilities.
Augmented reality is being frequently incorporated into e-learning
products. You can train workers using not printed manuals but
AR-based mobile apps that provide 3D visualization of the desired
materials. In the healthcare sector, for instance, this method is
used to learn anatomy in a more rapid way.
Retail, E-commerce: open a new sales channel through an online
Users are increasingly shopping online, ordering food, buying
groceries, clothes, and other things. Since few people are going to
stores at the moment, business owners are focusing on process
digitization: from upgrading (or creating from scratch) e-commerce
stores to making mobile apps for delivery drivers.
You can build a smartphone solution that lets users purchase goods,
track their status, receive notifications about shares and discounts,
and communicate with managers.
If you have already had an e-commerce website, you can convert it
into a mobile application or mobile site version. This will enable
you to cover a larger audience and boost sales.
The COVID-19 is significantly affecting the retail industry.
According to the survey by Digital Commerce 360 (March 2020),
22% of marketplace merchants are modifying their strategies
to maintain operations during the pandemic.
While brick-and-mortar stores are closing, grocery delivery services
are seeing hit business growth. Apptopia reports that app installs
increased by 124%, 160%, and 216% for Shipt, Walmart Grocery, and
Source: Apptopia “Instacart and grocery delivery apps set consecutive days of record downloads” by Lexi Sydow
Healthcare: provide remote health monitoring and control
At the moment, we are witnessing healthcare digital transformation.
Sensor technologies, biosensors, IoT-based devices, wearables, and
smartphone apps are quickly transforming the industry, making it
possible to remotely monitor user health.
Connecting sensors and wearables to mobile applications, medical
organizations replace heavy expensive equipment with small devices.
Accurate interpretation of health indicators and real-time
statistics let doctors get the most detailed picture of the patient
Smart medical devices such as smart inhalers, smart pills, syringe
pens, and smart blister packs are becoming widely adopted in the
healthcare sector. Working in conjunction with mobile apps, they
significantly improve treatment.
For instance, biosensors are employed to measure pulse, heart rate,
glucose level, arterial pressure, oxygen level, and a range of other
People can stay at home instead of going to the hospital, share
real-time reports with physicians, and get reminders of taking
medicines. This will enable them to quickly detect health issues and
prevent disease complications, as well as reduce the burden on doctors.
Financial services: improve customer experience and optimize operations
Nowadays financial services companies are building digital products
to enhance customer experience, attract more clients, and optimize
internal processes. Imagine a mobile app that allows users to make
payments, see a history of transactions, pay bills, replenish and
withdraw funds. With this pocket solution, your firm will not only
increase customer service but also reduce employees’ workload.
Or you can create a mobile application that will enable you to
collect user data, trace the most profitable exchange rates, manage
risks, and provide customers with personalized consultations. You
can also integrate professional analytic tools for traders to make
them able to visualize data in real-time.
Audio and video conferencing, reporting: improve internal
communications and integrate a convenient reporting system
Transparent communication and effective cooperation allow employees
to faster perform tasks. When everyone has access to all the necessary
documents, up-to-date information, and different ways of communication
(emails, private and group chats, etc.), working issues are resolved
much more quickly.
You can also improve a reporting system by enabling digital signatures,
online document editing, and multiple pre-built report templates.
To ensure efficient employees’ collaboration, you can
make a mobile application with the following features:
File sharing in different formats
Document creation, editing, commenting
Role-based data access
Audio and video calls
Scan-to-join meetings (users join the call via a QR-code that can
be placed in the meeting room)
Private and group chats
Newsfeed to notify users about the company’s and industry news,
In addition, you can integrate polls and questionnaires to collect
feedback from colleagues on multiple issues. For example, you can
use a smartphone solution to occasionally ask employees what they
enjoy about their job and what could be enhanced. This will help you
establish a convenient working environment for everyone.
Remote collaboration: organize efficient remote work
Say, your business has a lot of field-workers, whose work has to be
monitored. Or you want to organize efficient remote collaboration
during the COVID-19. However, there is no system for collecting and
synchronizing data, creating tasks, tracking spent time, and meeting
all internal business needs, for example, various APIs have to be
A mobile app for project management will help you set up a convenient
remote workflow. Offer the ability to see and update task statuses,
view schedules, report issues, leave notes and comments. This will
provide control over operations while you won’t have to personally
ask everyone how the things are going.
If you have a web service of this kind, you can turn into a mobile
application to give access to it from any device. Here we recommend
launching a cross-platform solution—making only one app that runs on
iOS and Android—to cut costs and automate the development process.