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Build or Buy Mobile Business App: How to Make a Choice

Mobile apps are the centerpiece of most modern businesses. But there is a common dilemma: should you build them or buy. More precisely, build mobile app from scratch, using special online platforms, or hire software developers to build a custom solution and get a ready-to-use product.

Trust but check

Custom app development companies offer ‘packaged solutions’ that address specific industry and business needs. Among the benefits are

– speed,

– high quality,

– ready to deploy,

– integration with different systems,

– and some other.

However, there are some cons. For example, difficulty in finding skilled mobile developers is the top roadblock to releasing enterprise apps in a timely manner, according to a 2014 report by Appcelerator and research firm IDC. And even if you manage to find such a developer, custom app creation will cost you a substantial amount of money.

You can do it. But are you ready?

Thanks to modern online app creation platforms, it does not necessarily mean becoming a code master to build an app yourself. With a bit of efforts and time almost anyone could create a complicated app for the most demanding client. Special no code app building platforms offer a ton of pre-made features and templates to meet the needs of any industry. Their advantages speak for themselves:

– 100% matching needs,

– cost-effectiveness,

– confidence in the result,

– no need to interact with hired developers,

– and more.

Unfortunately, there are several negative points of this approach. Sometimes app creation may require too much time. Not everyone is ready to postpone tasks and start building the app, even despite a simplicity of the process. The platform may not have the functions you need, and it can require ordering of additional options.

The question is – should you order custom app creation or build the app yourself? Our answer is not unequivocal. At Snappii we offer both custom business app development and the codeless platform to create the apps yourself. First of all you should analyze your needs and opportunities.

Before you make a choice

If you need rather a simple app, based on work with data, you definitely should try to create it yourself. Snappii provides powerful Mobile Form Converter to transfer your PDF forms to their mobile analogues. You just download Snappii Mobile Forms app and are able to use your converted forms and some features like instant generation of reports, their storage and emailing, autofilling and more.

For more complex apps, we offer custom app development. At Snappii, it’s absolutely affordable and requires weeks not months. Anyone has an opportunity to get custom business app without breaking the bank. Your iOS and Android apps are designed, built, fully tested, and prepared for release to the app store. Our team works closely with you and meets all your needs and ideas.

Nowadays business apps are not a matter of choice, it’s an essential tool of any successful business. However, you can choose the way of getting a mobile solution. And whatever you decide, Snappii is happy to support you.

How Field Service Companies Can Optimize Profit Management

If you provide any service, you have to deal with the cash flow. Modern mobile solutions can help you optimize profit management. Invoicing, work assigning, estimation, scheduling and more, all these activities can be done with a proper mobile app. Such business app will allow your daily operations to run without interruption and get a stable flow of profits. Let’s consider it in more detail.

Instant and accurate estimation and bidding

Workers receive requests for a new job and should transfer them to the office for processing. It takes time, and time is money. Estimating and bidding app allows any worker to contact sales or management department lightning fast, provide all necessary details and instantly get estimates and invoices. Accurate and fast organization eliminates delays and streamlines the process. Also it affects the positive image of your business and contributes to the service promotion.

Optimized workforce and profit management

Estimating and bidding apps are also a useful tool for sales and management departments. They can manage profit flow and workforce, making instant timely estimates, knowing who created the quote, tracking the progress of work and possible order and payment changes. The apps allow specialists to keep all the business under constant control without extra efforts and costs. Moreover, estimating and bidding apps are able to optimize reporting. It is the most convenient, flexible and safely way to keep all reporting data, which is always available and at hand.

Streamline on-site operations with Construction Estimator and Bidding app

Snappii, a mobile business app development company, helps improve daily business operations of various services and companies from different industries. Estimation, invoicing and bidding are among the main processes Snappii tries to streamline. For example, we have designed the all-in-one Construction Estimator and Bidding app to quickly create on-site estimates for construction and repair projects. The app allows users to quantify material, labor and other costs needed to complete a construction project. Also users can do all the calculations right in the app. Completed estimate forms can be sent to the customer and manager as PDFs. Construction Estimator and Bidding app is 100% customizable as all Snappii apps. You send us your requirements and we discuss app customization to meet all your specific needs.

Create mobile app for estimation and invoicing in a snap

Some time ago, Snappii decided to empower a common person in mobile technology and provide people an opportunity to generate mobile apps on a base of digital forms themselves. Now anyone even without special tech skills can create mobile form apps. There are some easy steps: to pick a form template or upload your own existing PDF form or report, drag and drop necessary fields to the form, download Snappii Mobile Forms app to preview the form and start using it. It has never been so easy. Snappii offers pre-made estimate and invoice mobile forms to immediately fill them out. What takes 2-3 hours each day now can be done in several minutes.

“I get a new form up and running in no time and it saves us hundreds of man hours when it comes time to audit our safety program.” Curtis Hrdlicka, GLV Travellers

“Thanks to Snappii, we moved away from paper forms and are quite pleased with the result. Now it literally takes a few minutes to fill out the report, sign and send it.” Steven Koski, Harold Brothers Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

Join Snappii successful customers right now. Have any questions? Contact us at support@snappii.com.

Streamline Your Business with Mobile Work Orders

Mobile technology advancements have entirely reshaped businesses by making various processes more streamlined and agile. First of all, mobile solutions have enabled to tie all employees and resources from all locations they operate and provide collaboration in real time. One powerful mobile business app is able to keep the whole workflow smooth and on track. Today we will consider work orders and how modern business apps have transformed them.

The time of mobile forms

Not long ago, companies were in a mess, as they had to deal with constant paperwork. Various estimate forms, daily reports, timesheets and also work order paper forms – all of these was a real headache for any employee. Mobile technology has helped businesses throw off the shackles and replace any paperwork with more convenient and efficient mobile forms. Here are the main strong benefits of mobile forms and mobile apps in creation, assigning and tracking of work orders.

Eliminate paper

Mobile work orders are primarily no more pen and paper. Digital format allows users to create, process, assign, track and report work orders right at any mobile device. It’s hard to imagine in how many times it simplifies the process. The right information at the right time just in a few clicks. Employees avoid file cabinets, stacks of paper forms, archives, and of course, expenses on their maintenance.

Reduce travel time and increase income

Mobile work orders significantly save time and allow employees to avoid travelling between the office and the job sites. A lack of waste of time on travelling leads to the improvement of efficiency. Productivity directly affects the income, this way, mobile forms and apps not just save work time, but also optimize the workflow, contribute instant decision making, and of course, increase the revenue.

Improve data accuracy

Mobile forms contribute more accurate data because they eliminate manual filling out and mistakes associated with this. No more troublesome mistakes from bad handwriting. Moreover, mobile work orders provide real-time actual information, which also increases its value and accuracy.

Join Snappii mobile solutions

Snappii, the leading business mobile solution development company, helps various industries and types of businesses solve a plenty of tasks and conduct different operations with a help of mobile technology. We provide 3 main solutions:

– mobile forms,

– ready-made mobile business apps,

– custom app development.

Returning to the mobile work orders, Snappii has some powerful ready-made apps for this process. For example, Work Order Assigner app, which has a lot of useful features to create and assign work orders on the go. This app is ready to use and you can download it at Apple App Store and Google Play.

However, more interesting and unique Snappii solution, which has been released recently, is a Form Conversion. It allows users to use any existing forms and reports and convert them to mobile forms. For example, they can convert any work order form or report and create mobile work order form to fill it out right at a smartphone 5x faster. No special tech skills needed. Anybody can do it in a few minutes. Also, we provide a gallery of pre-made form templates to let our users just select necessary form, make some changes and fill it on a smartphone. There are various work order forms for different industries and fields. All mobile forms can be instantly utilized at Snappii Forms app. The app is free, as well as Snappii Form Converter. Don’t waste the time and try them right now!

The New Face of Transportation and Logistics Industry

The transportation and logistics industry is going through a powerful transformation due to the modern mobile technologies. With special mobile apps in place, the productivity level is increased and processes become faster and more efficient. Due to the specification of the industry, a significant part of the work is done in the field. Such dynamic type of work requires reliable, feature-rich and agile mobile app. Let’s consider what features modern transportation and logistics mobile app should have.

Track and keep everything under control

First of all, good transportation and logistics mobile apps need optimize the cargo delivery processes. Constant organized tracking allow specialists to manage deliveries with absolute accuracy and avoid errors and delays. This real time information on the moment of goods as well as vehicles and drivers is the key aspect to maintain uninterrupted powerful workflow in any company of this industry.

Quickly collect data in the field

Transportation and logistics companies have to gather and analyze huge amounts of data. When it comes to work with data, paper forms is the first thing that comes to mind. For years paperwork accompanied this industry and entailed extra time, errors, inaccuracies, inconvenience, extra costs and more. Thanks to modern transportation and logistics mobile apps, paper forms are transformed into the digital format and now they are conveniently placed into a smartphone. Fast and easy data collection with mobile forms is not all. Mobile apps allow users to instantly process data, analyze it and share. Pre-made mobile forms reduce such valuable work time, efforts and costs.

Conduct various inspections on the go

Inspections is a mandatory process in transportation and logistics sphere. It can be fleet inspections, or warehouse inspections or any other, but all of them must be conducted in time and documented. Transportation and logistics mobile apps are the best tool for quick inspections with just a smartphone. Moreover, all inspection data can be conveniently and safely stored and is available anytime and anywhere. Actually, thanks to one app you can legally protect yourself, your business and employees.

Make complete reports at your smartphone

Reporting is not just a note on the work done, it is a productivity and earning rate. Transportation and logistics mobile apps allow users to generate complete professional reports at their smartphones. The payment process begins with timely reports. This way, good reporting influences the revenue of each employee as well as the revenue of the whole business.

Get ahead using Snappii apps for transportation and logistics

Snappii, a leading mobile business apps company, offers powerful transportation and logistics mobile apps with all these features and even more. Our main advantage is 100% customization of our apps. Any Snappii app can be modified specifically for your needs or our team can create an app from scratch to meet all your requirements. In today’s real-time business, any operation needs to be quick and cost-effective. Don’t waste your time and money, the best solution for transportation and logistics business is already in your pocket.

Snappii Releases Form Library to Speed Up Paper Form to IOS and Android App Conversion

Construction Daily Log, Timesheets and time cards, Vehicle Inspection and other forms can now be instantly converted into Apps. No coding required! Continue reading “Snappii Releases Form Library to Speed Up Paper Form to IOS and Android App Conversion” »

Start With a Mobile Form, End With an App

If you think about it, most mobile apps are centered on one feature. We have taxi-apps like Uber, apps that find you coupons like Groupon, even apps to help with your mental well-being like Thinkspace. All of them are positioned on a singular idea – everything else in the mobile app is made to supplement that one idea as much as possible.

When considering a mobile app for your business, the best place to start is usually at the beginning of the work-flow for your particular industry. For most businesses dealing with field-work, this usually entails recording data on a sheet of paper. Once the data is recorded, it gets sent back to the managers, or superintendents, that archive the data in a main computer. This allows them to see the data at a glance, and gives them the chance to see trends and pick up on problem areas using their analytic software.

Mobile forms make all the difference, and with Snappii’s online app builder, you can recreate any paper form into a mobile app that will function on any tablet, smartphone and even desktop. Try out Snappii’s app builder today to see how easy it is.

 

Mobile forms are useful for many different businesses, and many would consider it the first step in constructing your own mobile app. Let’s take a look at why mobile forms are creating such a splash in so many industries.

 

Upload your form first

Creating your first mobile form is relatively easy depending on what form editor you use. For most form editors, they have a drag-and-drop system where you can arrange and rearrange fields on the fly. This makes it a breeze to recreate a form that you may already use, but more importantly it allows you to address areas that could be choke points. Further refinement of your form means improved efficiency – all at the cost of a few minutes of tinkering in the DIY editor.

Snappii also has a feature where you can load your PDF into the mobile app editor and it will automatically generate fields for you. This can be useful to create a bare-bones mobile version of your form that can be further refined to match, or even be better, than the original form. Because the form will look the same, it’s extremely easy to teach other employees how to use it. If they own a smartphone, there’s a good chance that the employee will instinctively know how to operate it. There’s no extra equipment needed either – just download the mobile app on the employee’s phone, create credentials for that employee and they’re good to go.

 

Paper vs Digital

Recording information on paper can be tricky. If the paper gets ruined, the information recorded on it is no longer valid. If it gets lost, there’s no way of recovering it. With paper forms often switching hands many times throughout the day, scenarios like this are bound to happen. But what if we take out the messenger and leave that part up to technology?

By using a mobile form the user can input the information directly into their phone and send it off to their manager without ever having to pick up a pen or paper. The manager receives the report, and can instantly archive it for further review. With built-in analytic tools, mobile forms can be a one-stop shop for all software needs.

Digital forms also have the benefit of utilizing the phones capabilities to further enhance the quality of the form you’re filling out. If you’re an inspector and you’re checking machinery on the jobsite, you can take pictures to show parts that look faulty, or record your voice if your hands are ever too tied up to tap the screen. Mobile forms even give access to geo-location services, which will tell a superintendent where the form was submitted from without the worker knowing they’re being tracked.

And of course, let’s not forget about the money you’ll save from not buying ream after ream of paper every month.

 

 

Having a mobile form grants obvious benefits to the user, but the best feature is its ability to expand to other realms of the app world. Using Snappii’s online mobile app editor, you can take your one-trick-pony mobile form into a full-fledged toolbox of applications and features you would like to use on your jobsite. Transforming your mobile form into an app is as easy as loading your app and clicking on which features you’d like to see – Snappii will handle the rest.

 

Think it’s too easy? That’s the way we planned it. Try it out for yourself and see how a mobile form can level up your business today.

 

 

Geo-tracking adds a new dimension to your apps

If you haven’t heard, a new technology called geo-tracking has been spreading through the smartphone industry like wild-fire. Geo-tracking allows you to track where an individual, or in some cases equipment, is, via their smartphone. With certain apps, this geo-tracking feature can be hidden in such a way that the user will not know that their location is being sent out.

If Geo-tracking was around when I was a teen, I probably would have spent most of my childhood behind barred bedroom windows.

Businesses are finding more and more ways to use Geo-tracking capabilities. From the construction industry to public safety, geo-tracking can be used in a myriad of ways. Normally, an app that has the capability to geo-track can cost a fortune, but by using Snappii’s intuitive app-editor you can create an app that does all of the above (and more!) for FREE (14-Day-Trial).

So how does geo-tracking capabilities help all sorts of different businesses?

Geo-Tracking in Universities

Campus security all around America has been tightening up due to an increase in campus violence in the past few years. As students get smarter about how they commit crimes, campus security had to keep up and fight back.

Aside from knowing exactly where every officer is at any moment, geo-tracking helps university security by pinpointing where a victim could be. The victim simply has to open their university app, press a button, and the campus security will be informed of their exact location. By enabling the users to push their location to university officers, even students on the run can be kept safe no matter where they are. And because most universities have wi-fi in every corner, no student is left stranded in dangerous situations.

Schedule Dispatchers and Routes

Businesses that dispatch fleets have had the technology to view where their fleets are for a while, but it required special hardware to be mounted onto the vehicles in order to work properly. This hardware has always been an expensive option, and fixing them was as much of a nightmare has installing them.

So what makes geo-tracking different? Geo-tracking workers by tracking the employee’s smartphone instead of their actual vehicle. Once the app is built, there are barely any additional cost associated with enabling geo-tracking in your business (especially if you use Snappii). It’s just a matter of downloading the mobile app on the employee’s mobile device, and informing them to leave their data on. Even if a driver does not have receive signal in certain areas, the dispatcher will be informed of their location as soon as the driver enters an area with signal again.

Tracking employees and contractors

Speaking of vehicles, companies that lend out vehicles have long sought after a way to track their employees to ensure they don’t use their vehicle outside of work. Employees that use vehicles out of the job not only present significant insurance issues, but can also cause tax-related issues as well. A similar technique can also be used for on-site equipment, like bulldozers.

Contractors (and even employees sometimes) are also notorious for over-quoting the cost of a job based on labor hours. Geo-tracking ensures the app-owner that contractors are spending the correct amount of time on and away from the job site. If an employee decides to lie about their hours, the report will show the discrepancy and correct disciplinary action can be taken – with proof!

 

 

Creating an app that has geo-tracking enabled can be a headache. With the cost of hiring developers at an all-time high, mobile apps have almost become exclusive to only the biggest companies with the deepest wallets. Snappii changes that.

Using Snappi’s industry-leading platform for building mobile apps, companies big and small can have the same technology for a fraction of the price. Try our app builder today with a FREE trial for 14-days (some apps are free for even longer than that!) and see how easy it is to put together your own geo-tracking mobile app.

Choose Mobile App for Work with Data

Choose Mobile App for Work with DataToday, more and more organizations are realizing the importance of having a mobile-friendly version of their website. Most companies start their mobile solution pursuit by developing mobile apps. A recent mobile maturity survey from Red Hat, Inc. showed that “90% of respondents anticipate increasing investment in mobile application development within the next 12 months”.

Paperwork leaves in the past

Mobile apps allow companies to automate their processes and expand their market. Apps are a cost-efficient solution to access one-on-one requests as well as work orders on the go.

There are also numerous benefits in using mobile apps for data collection. First, it’s simple and fast. Smartphones are very accessible and most employees probably already have one. Second, data can be instantly edited and immediately shared (or even printed). Modern apps can capture a wide range of data, including photo, video, audio, GPS and more. Last, organizations can significantly reduce the amount of paperwork they are dealing with, thereby accelerating processes.

Snappii is the authority on data management apps

Snappii, a leading company in mobile business solutions, has developed a catalog of business apps that can be downloaded straight form the app store. Aside from the full, free apps you can download, Snappii offers customization services that enables users to take their apps to the next level. They offer a DIY App builder that requires zero coding experience to utilize. The app builder can customize any of the apps in Snappii’s catalog to meet 100% of their business needs. Here are some examples of pre-made apps offered by Snappii:

Construction Manager App is designed to manage, edit, save and share data. This app consists of construction maintenance logs, daily reports, project estimates and can even send digital timesheets from construction sites to headquarters.

Inventories are usually managed with spreadsheets. Snappii can transform these sheets into a Warehouse Inventory and Shipment App. The template allows users to manage and inspect warehouse inventories, ensure availability of goods, manage shipments and perform calculations. Data can be collected, stored, processed and shared all by a single mobile device.

Trade Show Lead Collection mobile app is a powerful and convenient way to capture lead data. Entrepreneurs can digitally collect email addresses, phone number and other information necessary to network for your business no matter where they are.

Visit Snappii website and find even more apps for every industry.

What Modern Citizen Developers Are Looking For

What Modern Citizen Developers Are Looking ForLet us remind that according to technology research company Gartner, citizen developer is “a user who creates new business applications for consumption by others using development and runtime environments sanctioned by corporate IT”. Also, Gartner’s Citizen Development is Fundamental to the Digital Workplace report predicts that 70% of enterprises will have citizen development policies by 2020. It is worth noting that citizen development is already extremely successful and grows rapidly. 2016 State of Citizen Development Report from QuickBase shows that “citizen development is spreading rapidly as organizations reap the operational efficiency and productivity benefits of having custom applications delivered and updated faster”.

Acceleration is the key

With a huge demand for mobile app development, citizen developers are able to deliver apps two times faster than traditional programmers (“By the end of 2017, market demand for mobile app development services will grow at least five times faster than internal IT organizations’ capacity to deliver them. According to Gartner”). Modern zero code platforms allow them to do this.

Speed and Power in one App Builder

Snappii is a powerful business app development company, which offers zero code App Builder. Understanding the requirements of growing number of citizen developers, Snappii continues to improve the App Builder to provide the best solutions and accelerate app building process. Today Snappii customers can choose from over 250 pre-made apps and make modifications they need. The Gartner Group classifies Snappii App Builder as a RMAD (Rapid Mobile App Development) platform, which cuts app development time to minutes.

Snappii believes citizen development is ready to fill the gaps in business app development industry and makes its contribution. Today there are over 68 thousand mobile business apps built with Snappii App Builder and the total number of people using apps built on Snappii has now reached 1 million, however this is far from the limit.

Snappii Launches Express App Builder to Cut Down Mobile App Development Time to Minutes

Snappii Launches Express App Builder to Cut Down Mobile App Development Time to MinutesSnappii Corporation, a market leader in Business Mobile app solutions today announces that business people without programmers can now create mobile apps fast, inexpensively and with Zero Learning curve using the Snappii Express App Builder. Continue reading “Snappii Launches Express App Builder to Cut Down Mobile App Development Time to Minutes” »

The Most Low-Cost Way to Create Enterprise Apps

The Most Low-Cost Way to Create Enterprise AppsIt is imperative that businesses, whether they’re Mom-and-Pop shops or huge corporations, keep up with the latest technology. Apps have been around for a while, but creating one was never a viable, or affordable, option for the general public. Mobile solutions have become critical for improving employee communication, management efficiency and even the customer experience. Last summer, Red Hat, Inc and Samsung Electronics America announced a strategic alliance to “deliver the next generation of mobile solutions for the enterprise”. With so many organizations shifting into the realm of mobile, there may be some problems. For the little guys, it will almost always be price.

The main issue is the price

While creating a single app may bring short-term profits, changes and improvements to the app will likely chip away at your earnings. A long-term strategy for success is not limited to a single app. It is not uncommon for each department within an enterprise to have a mobile solution customized exactly to the demands of the operation. With each app, you may have to call upon different software engineers to create the perfect solution. The more specialist that are involved, the more expensive it gets.

“The Global State of Enterprise Mobility: 2016” by Enterprise Mobility Exchange, found that the common enterprise mobility budget is around $250,000 to $500,000, and this price only climbs higher with every revision. Even for a large enterprise, the real obstacle always comes down to money.

Enterprise apps are more available than you think

Snappii, a market leader in business mobile apps solutions, puts accessibility first. Snappii uses a codeless app builder that allows anyone, even small businesses, create powerful, enterprise-grade apps. Because the app editor allows you to create solutions in a fraction of the time, prototypes and changes can be made quickly and inexpensively – no coders required. Snappii has 30+ industries, a huge collection of ready-made templates, powerful widgets, instant testing and prototyping, and constant support to back it all up.

Now, any business had an opportunity to join the mobile solution spectrum, and enjoy the many benefits offered by having such a powerful tool right in your pocket. Join Snappii and be a part of a crew of app builders who want to see you succeed.


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