Mobile Apps in 2020

by | May 9, 2020 | Unassigned

Worldwide, the number of apps being downloaded onto phones is growing annually. 2020 is being seen as the year in which people relied on technology more than ever.

With more and more people working remotely, our requirements from our phones, computers, and internet providers are more crucial than ever before.

Worldwide there are over 2.7 billion smartphone users. Smartphones have quickly become a way of life, and people have become very dependable on them. Smartphones can control many aspects of life. From organisation on our calendars to communications with friends,

it’s all contained in your back pocket. Around 90% of the time whilst on a smartphone, is on an app. 49% of people open the same app 11+ times a day. With such a high figure, it’s no surprise that Google play has over 2.7million apps and Apple App Store has 1.8million apps available to download (source). 

How Can An App Enhance My Business?

The benefit an app can bring to your business is dependent on what you do. If your business is e-commerce based, an app can be an additional shopping channel for your customers. For a business such as this, offering a platform for customers to shop whilst being at their desk can be very beneficial.

If your business is corporate or financial, having an app for information purposes can be an additional selling positive, giving you a competitive edge. The exposure an app can bring to your business is both beneficial and resourceful to your clients. 

It’s not just smartphones

Over the past 6 years, the number of tablet users has doubled to 1.35 billion worldwide (source). If we are not on our phones or laptops, it looks as though we are on our tablets. 

With each year’s download numbers ever increasing, producing an app seems a sure-fire way to make a return profit. However, if it was that easy everyone would be doing it. The production of a clean, easy to use and enjoyable app is not a simple job.

The experts at Universal Web Design are professionals at making smart apps, designed on specific branding concepts. 

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