With communication being the dominant activity on smartphones, special messaging apps attract skyrocketing demand nowadays. Such communication apps can be divided into social networking and chart apps. Here are some statistics of the most used instant messaging apps of 2015 from Statista, which shows millions of monthly active users.
Communication Feature in Business Apps
Constant communication is an essential feature for businesses, especially those heavily relying on fieldwork. To simplify the activities of such employees, many business apps offer multiple texting and video chats and forums.
For example, Snappii, a rapid mobile business app development company, has a forum feature in most of its field operations apps. Oil & Gas Field Operations App for iPad is an indispensable tool out in the oilfield. The app offers helpful mobile forms, easy and convenient to fill out and share, multiple calculators, an emergency tab and also the forum where users can exchange their ideas. Another example is Construction Daily Log App, designed to track the progress of construction projects, check site information and receive additional field work requests by completing and submitting daily logs on smartphones and tablets. The app allows users to discuss any issues and exchange ideas on different topics. The apps are absolutely free to download and can be 100% customized in accordance with special business needs. Last but not least, you can order your personal custom app with a set of necessary features, with forums certainly among them.
Wait and See
Especially popularity belongs to the ability to share photos. An Ericsson ConsumerLab’s survey has even found that “in the US in 2014, 1 in 4 were willing to pay for a service offering that includes unlimited image shares without incurring any data charges”. In accordance with this survey, “consumers also anticipate that we will soon see advances in instinctive communication technology beyond the way humans currently communicate”.