With fewer consumers browsing the web via desktop and increasingly more using the Internet on phones or tablets, it’s no secret that mobile apps have revolutionized the digital world and businesses.
A responsive or mobile-friendly website is no longer an optional feature, but a necessity for remaining relevant online. As technology evolves, however, mobile-friendly websites may not be enough, as consumers are already gravitating towards the convenience of mobile apps.
However, one misconception is that mobile apps are for large businesses, though this is far from actuality. Businesses of any size may benefit from a mobile app for many different reasons that are discussed below.
Convenience is key, which is why mobile apps can be so effective in providing enhanced communication between you and your clientele. It is quite common for mobile apps to offer in-app help desks and chat support for assistance. The instant communication between your business and consumer could be what sets you a part from the competition.
Mobile applications offer great flexibility, as they are available to users 24/7. Users can access your app with the touch of a button, which may not sound like much, but it saves them the hassle of constantly searching for your business and additional information online. In addition, according to Cyber Gear, 80% of the time spent on mobile devices is spent using apps.
An app is another digital outlet to display all your business has to offer and in turn, enhance your online exposure and visibility. Furthermore, brand recall can be increased via push notifications from the app.
Terabit.ca’s developers and designers have extensive experience not only creating mobile-friendly websites, but mobile applications. Terabit.ca has seen first hand the importance of going mobile. The Terabit.ca team can develop mobile applications for Android, iOS and Blackberry, as well as Windows Mobile platforms and app stores.
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A few months ago Terabit reported on a new FinTech startup, Revolut. To recap, the startup aims to create a world beyond banking by connecting users internationally through free global ATM withdrawals, along with free money transfers in over 120 different countries. What’s more is that other convenient features are also offered, which include splitting bills, budgeting and money transfers.
To put their accomplishments into perspective, according to Revolut, they have saved customers over $160 million dollars in fees. With astonishing success in the market, let’s take a look at what’s new with Revolut.
As one of Europe’s fastest growing companies, it is no surprise that the startup company is rapidly expanding. Revolut is launching in North America and Asia, and is now available for early access in the United States, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. If you’re interested in becoming an early adopter in Canada click here.
Vault is a cool new feature that Revolut released. It essentially acts as a savings account that enables users to put away some of their money to ensure that it is in fact, saved. Revolut offers users the option of having their payments rounded up and then the difference is put into savings. For example, if the total for a purchase was $43.15, then $0.85 would be put into the vault for savings. In addition, the user can set up recurring payments to set aside money at the end of a day, week and month in whatever currency you desire, including crypto.
The tech company also reported in their blog that they will be adding two more cryptocurrencies to Revolut Crypto. In addition to Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ether, Bitcoin Cash and Ripple will be introduced. According to TechCrunch, Revolut allows users to buy and hold cryptocurrency, but charge a 1.5% interest fee on transactions.
If you’ve followed our blog posts for the past while, you may already be familiar with Slack, a communication platform for businesses and organizations. The application has become increasingly popular over the past four years, with 8 million daily users, according to the company. Slack is not only perfect for remote teams, but also quite useful for communicating with colleagues when they’re buried in a task and unable to chat in person.
Slack is consistently updating and improving the application. In fact, just yesterday, Slack announced a new feature called Actions, a third-party software integration, which enables users to consolidate other productivity tools into the communication platform.
Slack has partnered with various productivity companies to integrate their services into Actions. A few of the companies involved are listed below:
The update presents Slack’s broad service offering, which allows users easily organize, delegate and create tasks. According to Slack, Applications can be used by first installing the desired third-party applications if you haven’t already done so. Secondly, users may hover over the Slack comment to then bring about the new drop down menu and simply select which action they would like to take, such as creating a task with Asana. As TechCrunch states, the task appears in the chat and is also transferred over to the actual platform.
Slack stated that they will be releasing Actions on desktop throughout the month and then follow with the release of Actions on mobile devices.
As you may recall, Terabit has mentioned “Flipboard” in quite a few of our tips & tricks blog posts. Flipboard is a website/app that aggregates varying news updates for users to skim and flip through. Essentially, Flipboard is the modern newspaper – fully online, but contains the most recent news regarding everything from Tech to Travel.
Tech Website, The Verge, reported that Flipboard has updated and expanded their platform. More specifically, Flipboard is furthering its Technology sector, which of course is exciting for all the tech enthusiasts like us! As The Verge stated, the tech section on Flipboard will include a more diverse assortment of curated articles and product recommendations to browse through. Flipboard’s Tech followers can expect to see stories, books, videos and more that recommended by publishers. In turn, this generates a more e-commerce feel, as profits are generated from affiliate links.
In addition, users will be granted the ability to send stories privately to colleagues or friends through Flipboard. Team Magazine aims to bring colleagues together to discuss important topics. It also appears to be a way to attract loyal and frequent users.