There’s no question that the rules of business are changing. If you really want to have a chance at beating the competition, you need to gear up for the mobile revolution, and that means making sure your products or services can be consumed easily via smartphones on the move.
OK, so it’s more evolution than revolution, because mobile data is still a work in progress in a lot of areas, but there’s no doubt that in the future many business sectors will rely more on mobile customers than static ones working at desktop computers. The big problem for professionals and small firms is how to take advantage of the opportunities without breaking the bank.
To provide a solution software developer IT Mentor has teamed up with SkyMall to supply a cheap package deal of mobile apps for small businesses, which seem to offer most of what you’ll need to do things properly. The Custom Mobile App Package includes a custom designed iPhone, iPad and Android app, as well as an HTML5 mobile website, configured with a range of features suitable for your particular needs.
The design and development service takes a week to get to demo stage, and then more time to fine tune, so you’re clearly going to get a package type result, rather than a full bespoke application, but even so, the list of features you can include is very impressive. Things like GPS navigation, shopping carts, forms, video and images, events listing and more. Pricing ranges from $495 up to $1495 depending on your feature requirements and business sector.
You can tell when a market is hotting up when consumer retail outlets like SkyMall get involved, so maybe it’s a sign of things to come?