24 Jan 2013

Online Stores for Regular and Mobile Platforms

Companies that have innovative marketing tools such as websites, blogs, and mobile applications are usually leading their industries in performance. These items are essential elements in positioning a company for growth and recognition among customers as well as competitors. However, companies that have tangible products to sell to consumers need more than just an app or simple website. These businesses need online stores.

Why an online store?

Everyone knows that our society has now moved to the internet. Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter have taken over basic communication, and media outlets now produce most of their content in electronic formats that can be easily read and shared on websites and blogs. Businesses have also become a part of this trend by boosting their

ecommerce capabilities, and if your business sells products that can be shipped then you should consider doing the same. Multichoice Apps designs online stores for new and existing businesses that are looking to push their sales and profits to a higher level. These stores can be designed in a regular online format as well as an efficient mobile platform using an innovative software known as Magento. You may not be familiar with that name, but giants such as OfficeMax and T-Mobile are acquainted with Magento because it is the force powering their online and mobile stores.

Magento and Mobile Stores

When customers can purchase products directly from their phones, it opens up an entire revenue stream for businesses. One reason is that Magento allows developers such as Multichoice Apps to design mobile stores that integrate seamlessly with platforms such as the iPhone, and this allows people to navigate and make purchases easily. Quick, easy purchases build consumer confidence and this will encourage them to refer their friends and family to the stores as well. Soft-Lock also works well with the Magento platform. The Magento platforms also makes it easier to create a full version of a company’s online store so customers don’t have to be concerned about the mobile store not having all of the products that the online version does.

Magento and 3D Part Applications

Online and mobile stores developed with Magento integrate well with 3D part systems such as CRM and ERP using API. One advantage that Magento-based stores have is that they are very stable, even while being changed or upgraded. The stores can also be configured to provide important Analytics and Reporting that can aid in improving it based on the data gathered along with customer feedback. Flexibility is one of the biggest perks of using a Magento-based mobile store since you can tailor the store to look and act just as your customers want to see it. Contact Multichoice Apps today and start your Ecommerce business

15 Jan 2013

Mobile Viral Marketing

iPhone and Android applications are the hottest trend for new businesses who want to become viral and have their presence known. If you are a company that wants to get an edge on the competition in 2011, you have to step up to the technology plate and have an iPhone app developed for your customers. Many companies have found great success in introducing apps that allow their customers to easily reach out to them for goods and services. By letting a company such as Multichoice Apps develop a great mobile app that happens to go viral, you can make a lot of money. But here is the challenge. How will Multichoice Apps develop an application with the potential to go viral?. Here are a few factors that Multichoice will keep in mind when developing your application.

1. Simplicity: Your application must be easy for your customers to download and use. The last thing that you want is for your customers to become frustrated when trying to figure out how to use your mobile app. The more difficult the app is to use, the less success it will have. Multichoice knows this and will create an application that is very customer friendly.

2. Usefulness: Is your app useful to your customer and has all the components needed to make customer service easier?. Multichoice will make sure your application should address a need as well as solve a problem.

3. Innovation: Is there something that we can do when developing your iPhone or Android app that no one has done before? Multichoice will look at all possibilities because sometimes the simplest ideas can be to your benefit if they are brand new to the market.

4. Share Options: Whether the app provides support for multi-users or allows them to send e-mails or other content to those who they know, it has to be easy for customers to share with family and friends. This is important when producing an application that is intended to eventually go viral and Multichoice Apps will also take this into consideration.

5. Price: You can put a price on your app but sometimes you get more value by giving it all for free. This is a tactic used by many companies to gain market share and recognition via the App World. Multichoice will work with you to make sure you don’t price your app too high or you are going to turn people off.

6. Support: You must be responsive to your customers as well as addressing all concerns and criticism that they may provide regarding your mobile application. Support your clients and you’ll reap the rewards.

7. Updates: Keep your application fresh! Your app is a 24 hour extension of your company. Listen to your customers and provide them with features that they need. Multichoice will help you implement them.

Multichoice Apps specializes in taking the above factors and creating great functional apps that help businesses grow while staying ahead of the technology curve. Thousands of applications have been produced for the iPhone and Android but many of them have not gone viral. Applications that are simple to use and provide unique value to the users have a higher chance of being passed along from user to user, and that is the goal of producing a viral iPhone/Android app. The app must also be fun while staying user friendly.  If you can meet this criteria while keeping it simple and unique, your business will be one step closer to achieving a higher level of success. Multichoice Apps is dedicated to helping you reach your business goals. Contact Multichoice Apps today!

30 Nov 2012

Mobile App Development for Medical Office

Your medical office is flourishing because you take great care of your patients and staff, and they reward you with referrals and great service. However, you have been looking at a way to allow your customers to stay in contact with your office and also make it easier for them to set appointments? There is an easy way – create a mobile application for your business! Why is this effective? It is a great tool because any client with an iPhone or Android phone device can access your medical office at any time of the day or night. Exactly how many of your current and potential clients use these devices? More than you think!

Mobile App for Medical ClinicMobile App for Healthcare

Multichoice Apps makes great mobile apps for all types of medical offices. One wonderful mobile app that we have created for a real company that can give you an idea of what we can do for you is the Atlanta Institute of Medicine and Rehabilitation iPhone app. Their creative mobile application has helped the office keep its current patients informed while also allowing them to access other services such as setting appointments and biographical pages about the doctors serving them. Below are some other features of the AIMR mobile app that can also work great and be customized for your office.

• Beautiful Greeting Page: your first impression of your app on current and new patients will be one of professionalism and neatness. You can include clear, crisp pictures of your specialists and healthcare tools in action while also including a photo of your building. This page also provides links to the Appointments and Notifications pages.
• About The Medical Center: People can read about your office and its specialties to figure out if you are the right doctor for their treatment. You can also discuss the history of your medical office as well as talk about how you conduct services today.
• About The Staff: Multichoice Apps can also include bio pages about each doctor or specialist in the office and their areas of expertise. This will help patients become familiar with the person they will see before they arrive at the office, which provides for a more inviting experience.
• Special Pages for Special Care: Does your office have a Pain Clinic or Therapy Center? Why not include a special page for each specialty that discusses what is offered and how to learn more about it.
• Detailed Appointment Setting: Patients that want to set up consultations can do so easily by using customized fields to select the times, dates, and state the reason for their visit. This saves the client time and allows you to prepare before you meet face to face. You may discover from this appointment setting that the person actually needs the care of another kind of doctor, and this will allow you to direct them to someone that can truly help them.
• One Touch Buttons: multiple pages in the app allow users to call, email, or get directions to your medical office with just one tap on the screen. They can also use the Tell Friend option to inform others of your mobile app and service offerings.
• Links to your other Advertising Media: Do you currently have a Facebook page, Twitter profile, or YouTube page showing the types of medical services you offer? If so, you can link it to your app and people can access all of your information across multiple platforms from one device. They cannot miss you! If you do not currently have other media but are interested in creating it to give your patients other options then Multichoice Apps can also assist you with expanding your marketing media.
• Quick access to your website: Your mobile application is an extension of your medical office, and so is your website. Why not link the two and allow patients to navigate your website through the app?
• Push Notification: Multichoice Apps can create apps that send real-time updates in the form of messages directly to the users’ phones. They can be received even when they are using another application! Therefore, if one or more doctors may be out on a particular day, or if the office will be closed, you can let your patients know immediately.
If you have a medical office or manage one, you can see how important it is to make all of these options available to your patients. You also can see how great it is to allow your patients to create a relationship with you and your staff with a few taps on their screens. Multichoice Apps has made great mobile apps for medical offices and we can do the same for yours. You can heal many people and also mend the communication gap between you and your patients. Contact us today and let’s get started on your office’s next great creation – an amazing new mobile app!