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Your mobile app will work perfectly on both IOS & Android platforms, featuring everything your business needs. We provide custom solutions via business-critical software integrations. This allows edirect Apps to cater for each and every specific business model.

Did you know that 90% of push notifications are read within 3 minutes of being received? Push notifications also boast a 97% read rate compared to emails which have a measly read rate of just 4%. This alone should convince you of the real-world benefits of a mobile app designed and built to suit your company’s specific requirements. Here at edirect, our mobile apps team are ready and waiting to hear from you, so give us a call today to see what we can do for you.

At edirect, we’re all about bringing your ideas to life. Our team works hard to make your business more accessible to your customers by always thinking ahead and ensuring that you never get left behind. Whether you’re looking to give your customers a more efficient way to interact with your business, reward loyalty or just have a great idea for an app, let us know.

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what are mobile apps?

In today’s modern world, customers are more mobile than ever, and this only serves to drive innovation leading to new and more convenient ways to access content on the go. Mobile applications are programmes that run on devices such as smartphones and tablets. They provide the user with complete access to information, products and services from anywhere in the world.

Mobile technology is one of the biggest advantages open to businesses today, and mobile and progressive apps are at the forefront of this trend. Apps are the key to attracting and retaining customers, especially in a time where people are searching online with a large percentage accessing the internet through their mobile devices. In fact, according to Responsys, as many as 70% of consumers found all types of push notifications to be valuable.

the benefits to your business are as follows:

  • Reinforces the Identity of Your Brand
  • Increases Visibility and Accessibility
  • Increases Online Sales
  • Provides Maximum Exposure Across Multiple Devices
  • Builds Your Client Base
  • Serves As a Direct Marketing Channel

A Professional Business Needs a Professional App

Here at edirect, we can achieve amazing possibilities with mobile. We love working with clients to either bring an idea to life or to help transform their business process. To that end, we create bespoke apps tailored for a whole range of purposes. From vehicle tracking and queueing systems to offers, promotions, customer service and feedback tools, in-app signature support, consent software and more, we build apps that fit the needs of any business.

If you’re looking for a way to entice and reward your customers, a loyalty app is for you. This is a great low-cost way to get your business noticed by millions. Our loyalty apps come loaded with features, including:

  • App Bookings
  • News, Events and Offers
  • Menu to Promote Your Products & Services
  • Contact Details Including One-Click-Call
  • Loyalty Scheme Functionality Including QR Code Integration
  • SaaS App Management Platform – Full Training Provided

The newest addition to our range of mobile app services, these apps are a great way to combine all the best elements of your business in one easily accessible location. These apps bring together all your social media channels and are a great choice for DJs, bands, authors, personal trainers and athletes. Features include:

  • Fan Wall
  • Image Gallery/ Music Player
  • YouTube Integration
  • Mailing List
  • Music/ Podcast Download Support
  • Pop-up Promos
  • Push Notifications

our process

Every app goes through five stages of development starting with an initial meeting and brief followed by graphic designs and screens for the app. This then leads into wireframe designs or a graphical prototype which the client then signs off on. Once an app is approved, our team will begin building the infrastructure and framework. We build for both Android and iOS using a range of technologies including Xcode, Android Studio & React for Native applications and Cordova, Ionic and Xamarin for hybrid solutions.

Once the app is built, it will enter the QA and testing phase. The app undergoes rigorous testing, and a demo is made available to the client for feedback purposes. Any tweaks are made at this stage, and any bugs ironed out before the final build sign-off from the client. Once the app is built, it is submitted for publication on both the Apple and Google Play Stores. This process is in the hands of the stores and can take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.

Finally, maintenance and hosting of the app begins as does any marketing campaigns intended to promote the app. A regular maintenance contract is drawn up as apps require more maintenance than websites. Software updates, new version releases and review management are all covered. For hosting, we use state of the art Amazon servers as they are renowned in the industry for reliability and security – please note that hosting costs will vary depending on several factors.

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According to Flurry Analytics, there is a 76% year-on-year growth of mobile app usage averaged over all app store categories. This trend is set to grow, so make sure you contact edirect today on +44 (0)1202 798 777 and speak to our team today.

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