This guest post is by Mark Hoof of How To Build an iPhone App [dot] net.
Why would you need an iPhone app for a small business? iPhone has been a sensation from when it was first introduced in the market in 2007. It created a revolution in both internet connectivity and mobile computing. A new window of opportunity was created due to the large number of apps that businesses and individuals could create. Businesses are evolving with time and currently, if a business is not technologically involved, it can be hard for it to survive.
Small businesses can highly benefit from creating an iPhone app. To create an app, you can either choose to hire an iPhone programmer, program it yourself or just use another software which will help you create the app. In case you opt to personally create it, remember to check out the guidelines for iPhone app developers.
Benefits of an iPhone App For Your Small Business
An iPhone app can make it easy for you to reach your customers. This is through provision of instant information. Your customers will be able to easily connect with your business using the app. When connected, they can browse through products, find different options, read the bar codes and do many more things at once.
An iPhone application can also help you to be able to explore different ideas. You will just need to come up with an idea and look for ways in which the idea can work in an app. An important place to start is to think about the different problems that your customers may be experiencing. This information can in turn help you to create an app that will solve their problems or provide a specific service. You can even take it up higher and implement a game idea that will promote your business.
A small business can make money selling iPhone applications. Great ideas always have a monetary value. Therefore, if you create a really awesome and unique application, it may not be hard for you to get someone to buy it. You can get some inspiration from the recent purchase of Instagram by Facebook. Due to the tremendous growth in technology, it will not be strange if the app that you created for your small business ends up in the hands of the big ones.
Customer Loyalty in an Instant
Technological advancements mostly circle around instant gratification. With an iPhone app, you can make it easy for customers to contact you. The faster they contact you and get a response, the more you are going to continue building customer loyalty.
A good application will also allow customers to be able to make instant orders for your products. They will not have to use any other medium but just make this order through your app. This is a great advantage for both you and the customer.
Finally, you can create a fun app which you can use to create a viral promotion. Once you have many customers using this app, this option can help you make great profits within a short time. All small businesses therefore need to consider creating an iPhone app.
Have you ever created an app for your business? Have you ever wanted to? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Mark Hoof tried to figure out how to make an iPhone app without any coding experience. It has been a long arduous journey. He started his site to serve as a complete resource on making iPhone apps without knowing how to program.