Back in 2009, Apple coined the phrase ‘There’s an app for that’. And, with a jam-packed App Store and a bulging Google Play shop, Apple’s slogan has certainly materialized.
Whether it’s checking our Facebook accounts during the commute to work, or enjoying a game of Angry Birds on the couch, rarely a day goes by when we don’t interact with apps. With hundreds of thousands of them available for our devices, apps really are changing how we live.
In this post, we will be looking at how apps have revolutionized different aspects of our lives, from e-commerce to office work.
Casting your mind back a few years, it’s scary to see how fast technology has developed. In the past, you had to visit a shop if you wanted to buy something. As the digital age dawned, we saw the development of online shopping, where users can order their goods via the internet from the comfort of their own home.
But now, we don’t even have to be at home! Mobile apps make it possible for us to order a pair of shoes while in the park, or pre-order the latest games console from the pub.
Many companies have decided to develop e-commerce apps to tie in with the increasing popularity of tablets and continued growth in smartphone users. Doing so makes it more convenient for user’s to purchase from the company and has a significant effect on sales for many. This goes to show how technology has helped in the e-commerce sector.
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Not so long ago, our offices were made up of mountains of paper, files and notebooks accompanied by a rather large and bulky PC. As the size of our computers slimmed down, so did our reliance on paper, as we became more and more dependent on technology.
In recent years, there has been a surge in new apps that take some of the strain off office workers. For example, Paper by Fifty Three acts as a virtual notepad, minimizing the use of paper, while ToDoist can help you keep on top of your schedule by helping you create and manage a to-do list.
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As well as these practical solutions, there are also specially designed apps that are specific to the running of a business. For example, a motor company may develop an app to help them keep on top of their service and MOT schedule.
Even though app stores are fit to burst, it can be beneficial for your business to develop their own application. This way, you can tailor the app to fit your needs perfectly, helping you to streamline essential tasks and procedures.
It can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to developing your own app, and it can be extremely difficult if you don’t have a prior knowledge of IT systems. This doesn’t mean that you have to abandon all hope of designing an app. Thankfully, specialist companies like Nashtech offer help with application development, allowing you to create a really useful application that will aid the running of your business.
When it comes to developing apps, the sky really is the limit. From ones that can control lights, to something that can turn a kettle on, the future is sure to bring some innovative new apps. Soon enough, we’ll be wondering what we did without them.
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