The old slogan “there’s an app for that” has definitely lived up to it’s potential. With over 1 million apps available across all four major smartphone platforms (Apple, Android, Blackberry, & Windows), we as consumers become more dependent on our smart gadgets to tell us stock reports, weather, news, nutrition facts, entertainment and so much more with each passing day.
To break this down further, App Store consumers are open to more than 500,000 apps. If that number isn’t mind-boggling, try the 1 billion downloads per months.
So what does this all mean? Stellar internalizes this as amazing.
From a personal standpoint, there is a wealth of knowledge available at our fingertips. There are tools for our betterment, for our amusement and for our communication.
From a business standpoint, the possibilities are endless to reach your current or potential customer. We as consumers are exploring ways to be better connected with brands we like and from companies we trust. If businesses are searching for ways to innovatively reach consumers, it’s evident that the activity in the app world is an area that shouldn’t be ignored.
Let’s not forget the many apps that help better business. Below are three outstanding applications that we define as great for business:
• Square – Accept credit cards, anywhere. Ever heard of the Kangroostaurant? They use it.
• ScanBizCards – Scan business cards in seconds and add to the address book in 4 easy steps!
• Evernote – Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web.
This post is more like a passing thought on the growing importance of mobile and business. There’s opportunity there so let’s work together to find it!