In today`s fast-changing world the scope of mobile technologies has increased dramatically. Nowadays it facilitates working with mobile device both for the end users and organizations. A lot of companies now use diverse platforms to contribute to the improvement of the quality of workflow both for iOS and Android. Moreover, iOS platform is considered to be a growing market of opportunities for startups and organizations. Therefore B2B mobile application development goes on being a moving force for corporations that highly use iPads, iPhones and other Apple gadgets. Today we are going to talk in more details about how to develop B2B apps.
What is B2B model?
B2B scheme (business to business) means that legal entities do not work for the end user, but for the companies or enterprises, that means, for other businesses. It should be mentioned that B2B application will never be on sale to consumers since it may be customized specifically to a definite company.
What should you ask yourself before you start developing B2B app?
Is your app really helpful to your customers?
First of all, think whether your app simplifies for everyone in your marketing environment conducting business with you — prospects, clientele, people involved in sales, distribution channels. For instance, an app that facilitates interaction between potential client and sales people and provides supply ordering functionality for customers would be very helpful.
2. Will it make the consumer`s buying decision easier?
The answer to this question is still associated with being useful. For instance, an app that allows users to sort your offers by type, date, or topic and store their favorites for easy access is a perfect choice for them.
3. Is your app able to maintain your relations with your customers?
The overriding benefit of such apps is the ability to stay in touch with your audience. You can share some information with them or set reminders when new content is posted as well as getting feedback.
How to create a B2B iOS application?
Let`s get a deep insight into what is needed to create such an app.
The external outlook of iOS application is of the same paramount importance as functional component. Thus, bear in mind of creating an attractive interface while developing software.
Xcode is a practical utility which includes everything you need to create amazing apps for all Apple platforms. It is an integrated development environment containing a suite of software development tools created by Apple for developing software for iOS. Xcode supports source code for the programming languages C, Objective-C, Java, Ruby, AppleScript, Python, Swift and ResEdit, with a variety of programming models, including Cocoa, Carbon and Java.
It is a general-purpose, object-oriented programming language that adds Smalltalk-style messaging to the C programming language.
It’s an app with core functions already implemented for you so that you can customise it easily and add the elements you most prefer to the app’s code to create the product you wish.
Apple creates frameworks already containing all the necessary functions, which saves time and is a kind of guarantor of the quality of your work.
Conclusion: B2B apps for iOS
Now let`s leave the technical part and speak a bit about the ideas. I should point out that while developing B2B app you should make sure that you clearly understand whether this app would really be helpful for users and what functions it is going to have and the tasks it is able to manage. All of that will help you better understand what the application`s gonna be like.
How to make a B2B app for Android?
Speaking about B2B apps for Android, I must admit that it is much more complicated task in comparison with B2B for iOS, since there is a much larger set of tools. What you really need is to truly understand which of them are the most suitable to cope with your task. One more thing, the business needs your application to make the work more efficient, and to get more profit as a result. Thus, any inaccuracies in the application’s work can cost customers much. Whichever development tool you choose, make sure that the quality of the product has been checked appropriately. It is desirable to choose the development tool which already contains a built-in debugger or any other plugin for simple code testing. Take into account: perfect work is a must in B2B applications.
To sum up, as you can see, B2B applications can be really useful to run business smoothly and with maximum quality, as such apps make the work more efficient and consequently generate income. We hope that the article was useful to you and provided you with all information you were interested in.
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