Technological solutions have facilitated the daily lives of companies and users for years. However, in recent years there have been many benefits of mobile apps, which have made it possible to cover a series of needs that the technology in other devices did not reach.
Thus, mobile devices' immediacy, location, and usability have allowed different sectors to find the perfect tools in apps.
Currently, different educational centers, from schools to universities, use mobile apps. These apps play a relevant role in sharing knowledge or monitoring students. Universities, institutes, schools, and teachers of extracurricular classes can improve the quality standards in education using educational apps or monitoring solutions.
The benefits of educational apps are many. Among these benefits is the greater attraction that students feel towards more visual and interactive academic content and the speed of acquisition of said knowledge.
Gaming apps have managed to offer users a complete entertainment experience without age restrictions. From popular cartoons to those promoting famous actors and actresses, gaming apps are leading the mobile app industry, many of them ranking among the most downloaded apps.
Video games have different categories, action, education, music, competition, sport, etc. These games attract users globally, something the industry has been pursuing for years and has finally achieved. In the second quarter of 2019 alone, about 11.2 billion video game downloads were recorded. Shocking, isn't it?
Mobile apps for travelers are one of the tools that have transformed the industry. From planning the trip efficiently and quickly with hardly any money spent to searching for a hotel or booking a flight. And it is that travel apps offer services faster and from anywhere.
Apps for cheap flights, such as Ryanair, or apps to find hotels, such as Booking, have made traditional travel agencies lose more and more market share. In fact, the tourism sector is one of the sectors that has suffered the most changes since the birth of mobile applications.
The apps have made it possible to improve the processes of this sector, such as monitoring vehicles and deliveries, the location of workers, assignment of routes, etc. Likewise, different apps offer private users a wide variety of transport-related services. From car rental apps (such as Wible), shipments, or even shared routes sharing a vehicle, to public transport and sustainable urban mobility apps, such as those for subways or buses, and of course, Uber and Cabify, whose creators lead the lists of young millionaires, or the new electric scooters like Lime or Voi. Another clear example of how these tools have revolutionized the sector and users' lives.
With the latest technological advances, mobile applications have managed to automate certain complex tasks. The benefits of apps for the industrial sector include carrying out better management of available resources, facilitating decision-making, or improving productivity, up to preventive and predictive maintenance with the help of IoT.
In relation to inventories and stocks, inspections, work orders, and similar industrial processes, business management software can help perform many required tasks and meet set goals.
The apps have been responsible for digitizing the health sector when it comes to sharing information based on patients' information with doctors (all in a secure way), thus allowing more personalized monitoring.
Not a little has been the popularity of applications to check the amounts of calories in products, apps for healthy diets, and exercise. But also apps to find the nearest health center, and there are mental health apps.
Complying with high-security standards, as in the previous sector, mobile banking apps have become the most useful tool for private banks to offer certain services to all customers quickly and easily.
In addition, these solutions have improved customer retention by offering them several new services. Mobile banking is a great step for the banking sector. Through apps, clients are saved from going to the branch in a world that is turning faster and faster, withdrawing money with their phone, or sending transfers in less than 1 minute.
The omnichannel strategy dictates who rules in the industry. Many fashion brands started to use mobile applications to show their latest products or provide information to their customers. With the help of these apps, users can be up to date with each new product in the sales catalog, and companies encourage recurrence by rewarding loyalty.
The conclusions? Apps increase sales and are a fundamental part of an omnichannel strategy. And not only the public but the retail sector is relying on these technologies for stock management, sales levels, and variable distribution, making the shopping experience easier and faster.
Users have, thanks to many apps, access to a huge list of both real estate agents and private owners. For their part, both property owners and real estate sales companies have been able to increase sales opportunities and improve ROI with these solutions.
Interact and be in constant contact with the client. This is one of the main benefits that apps can offer this sector. However, many others are added to this for users, such as ordering and receiving food at home (delivery), where UberEats, JustEat, or Glovo are making gold.
Also, for companies, which already offer a menu in digital format, thus allowing customers to choose their order easily and quickly. Even workers benefit from these technologies, as in retail, to manage orders, and the distribution of items within the establishment. Not to mention instant job search apps such as InfoJobs, with which many businesses hire employees.
These are just some examples of needs that are currently being covered by mobile solutions. However, just as many of them have managed to revolutionize the sector, we will surely witness new benefits in the not-too-distant future. Of course, they will continue to allow each sector to exploit and optimize its effort to the maximum.