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Mobile App Development

With mobile apps downloads predicted to quadruple to nearly 270million downloads in the next five years, it is very clear that mobile apps are the very near future of computing. Whilst this trend started initially in personal, gaming and social apps, there is a growing trend in business mobile apps. Mobile users may have started their mobile use interfacing socially, but now they are expecting to access their business data in a mobile context.

Table 1. Mobile App Store Downloads, Worldwide, 2010-2016 (Millions of Downloads)

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Free Downloads

57,331

92,876

127,704

167,054

211,313

253,914

Paid-for Downloads

6,654

9,186

11,105

12,574

13,488

14,778

Total Downloads

63,985

102,062

138,809

179,628

224,801

268,692

Free Downloads %

89.6

91.0

92.0

93.0

94.0

94.5

Source: Gartner (September 2013)

 

Remote Database Access

iB2B Systems Ltd has identified some very cost effective means of providing remote access to business databases using custom developed mobile apps. Our current projects have achieved the creation of systems that allow mobile users to interface with a web-hosted database, with desktop office software able to connect to the same web database and either work real-time with that web database or synchronise data with a local office-hosted database.

In the past, a system like this would have costed 10 to 1000 times what iB2B Systems Ltd can now deliver for. By using well chosen hosting facilities and the right blend of technologies, we have been able to achieve the holy grail of cutting edge integrated mobile web database systems with remote desktop software.

For example, a mobile user out in the field may want to capture and record some data, along with photos and geo-location. The custom mobile app that we will develop for you will enable the mobile user to capture that data, which it will send to a remote web database. Another user, back in the office, will then see the data that the mobile user recorded in the desktop software application, which we also can custom develop.

We are hugely excited to be able to offer these systems now. Previously, the best that could have been hoped for was a remote database that different offices, perhaps in different countries, could access. Now we can develop business mobile applications that interact with the same database. This opens enormous possibilities and opportunities to our customers!

Mobile Apps

What sort of mobile apps are possible? The possibilities are endless. Where there is data, there is an opportunity for a mobile app. Here are some ideas...

Reporting - enable your management staff to have real-time access to the reports they need, on their mobile phone!

Surveys - If you would like to be able to record the status of something, whether that be stock, plants/trees/animals, weather or whatever your business is, we can develop a custom business mobile app that enables you to record data, photographs, video and audio, along with geolocation and even barcode scanning. 

Public interface - enable public users and/or your customers to access the data that you would like to provide them with using a mobile app. This is a great opportunity for Customer Relationship Management, which develops your ongoing relationship with your customers in a way that they will find acceptable, useful and enjoyable.

 

Features

Our business mobile apps can be developed with these features and more!

  • Media - photos, video and audio
  • Geolocation and Mapping - record exactly *where* your mobile users captures data and display it to them on a real-time Google map
  • Barcode scanning - our custom business mobile apps are capable of using the camera on a mobile device as a barcode scanner. The results are fast and reliable - and a great novelty to the mobile users!
  • Data collection - our business mobile apps are capable of capturing any type of data and enabling the user to edit it.
  • Data storage - whilst we are most proud and excited about our remote database mobile systems, our apps can also be designed to store data within the mobile device itself. This is ideal for applications where mobile signal may not be available.