App Development

  • Make A Mobile App for Conferences and Convention Centers

    Taking part in conferences and trade shows can be overwhelming. Participants find themselves in an unfamiliar, often hectic environment, and typically put in long hours on their feet.

    A well-designed mobile conference app can improve that experience significantly. Serving as a useful event guide, it can provide an easy way to consult session and special event schedules, find a good restaurant, and navigate the conference venue. By placing all the information participants need right in their hands, a mobile app eliminates confusion, simplifies scheduling and allows both attendees and exhibitors to focus on business.

    ViziApps lets conference and convention center management, as well as show sponsors, build custom mobile apps for use on the iPhone, iPad or Android smartphones or tablets. Using a drag-and-drop approach and without coding, they use ViziApps to design and make a mobile app like the sample shown here.

    Conference App Generic

    Or, if they prefer, a ViziApps mobile app design professional will build one, tailored to their business requirements.

    And now, with newly integrated in-app payment processing capability from ROAM Data, a conference app built with ViziApps can be used for on-the-go payments on a conference show floor.

    By offering access to rich data sources, like Google Docs spreadsheets, SQL databases, and web content, a mobile conference app can also provide an easy, convenient way to keep internal users, like convention center staff, informed and productive.

    To understand your options for building a hybrid, native, or web conference app, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or check out a sampling of the types of app you can build with ViziApps here.

  • Mobile App Creators Can Enhance Their Apps With JavaScript

    ViziApps enables creation of enterprise mobile apps without coding. However, it also lets app builders enrich their mobile apps and user experience using JavaScript.

    Now, a new video provides users a step-by-step tutorial on how to use the ViziApps drag and drop designer and JavaScript to create visually appealing, data-rich, robust mobile apps.

    The video demonstrates how to build a mobile app for business use in the ViziApps Studio and incorporate custom scripts, libraries, and plug-ins to provide functionality beyond what can be done without coding. Some examples of enhanced functionality that use of JavaScript can provide include:

    • Using the accelerometer
    • Enhanced media capture (media files)
    • Managing connections (checking network state and cellular network information)
    • Enhancing camera operations
    • Using the compass
    • Accessing on-device contacts (work with the contact database)
    • Managing file transfers
    • Integrating geo-location mapping
    • Playing media (record and play back audio files)
    • Sending notifications
    • Accessing storage (hook into native storage options)

    For help with other ViziApps capabilities, consult a complete listing of tutorial videos for app builders here.

  • Mobile Apps and Websites Have a Big Role in Holiday Shopping

    In the busy holiday shopping season just around the corner, mobile apps for smartphones and tablets provide a good way to boost sales.

    To help retailers prepare for the end of year rush, American Express Open Forum points out 10 common mistakes that can hurt holiday sales, and provides one piece of advice that recognizes the value of mobile business apps.

    Avoid not being “findable” on the web or by mobile applications.

    It only makes sense for retailers to go out of their way to be discovered at a time when consumers are doing some serious shopping. For that reason, American Express reminds them to make their brands searchable and memorable and “get involved in the conversations about shopping and gift giving that are happening over social media.”

    New study data suggests that shoppers will be using mobile devices in unprecedented numbers this holiday season to conduct research before purchasing products, compare prices and buy gifts.

    IDC Retail Insights, for example, predicts that 48 million U.S. consumers will use smartphones in stores, or “showroom” (use those devices to compare prices and features as shop for their holiday needs). That staggering figure represents a 134% increase since last year, when 20.5 million holiday shoppers showroomed.

    In the report “Business Strategy: At Hand Versus In Hand — Will Consumers Have the Upper Hand in the 2012 Holiday Showroom Showdown?”, IDC Retail Insights forecasts that showrooming behaviors will influence $0.7 to $1.7 billion in holiday retail purchases this year.

    The report also points out that across technologies about 70% of shoppers who plan to showroom this season indicated that they will be “more likely” to purchase from retailers that offer full-featured mobile websites and mobile apps for smartphones, among other amenities.

    The 2012 edition of the Mojiva Holiday Mobility Advertising Guide, citing results of a survey of U.S. and U.K. consumers, also suggests a strong role for smartphones and tablets in the upcoming holiday season. In both countries, consumers indicated plans to use their mobile devices to collect information on products, compare prices, look for sale information and coupons, and make purchases.

    In fact, nearly 80 percent of U.S. respondents stated they would feel comfortable spending more than $20 on a single item using their smartphone or tablet, while 42 percent of U.K. respondents imagining they could spend £25 pounds on one item using their smartphone or tablet. The Mojiva Holiday Mobility Advertising Guide also provides research data on the different types of products consumers would be comfortable buying using a mobile device.

    There’s still time to create a retail mobile app for smartphones and tablets using ViziApps no-coding, drag and drop approach. Sign up for a free account here and get started building a mobile business app for your customers.

  • Mobile Apps with AODocs Document Management

    AODocs provides enterprise document management based on Google for Work. AODocs is now on Google for Work Domains serving more than 1,100,000 users across 75 countries. The unique combination of ViziApps with AODocs' Google Docs support and document management capabilities empowers users to create mobile business apps that are quick to build and easy to use.

    Now, you can easily integrate AODocs Document Management into ViziApps custom cross-platform mobile business process apps with no coding. Use your existing office software skills to build your custom mobile app with enterprise document management quickly and inexpensively. And you can update your apps at any time, immediately pushing the new versions to your users.

    You can get started today using AODocs with ViziApps two ways;

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    Use the new ViziApps AODocs Workflow App available in the iTunes App Store or Google Play

    Or, Create your own custom workflow app with your ViziApps account

    Use the ViziApps AODocs Workflow App

    Download the app and immediately review and transition documents in your AODocs account. The app is built with ViziApps and also available as a template you can expand upon with your ViziApps account.

  • Mobile First … Moving Beyond Responsive Web Design to Mobile Apps

    Geoff Bock just posted interesting insights on Mobile First Strategy at TechTarget.

    Mobile First

    Here’s an summary

    Websites that perform well across multiple devices are the hallmark of a strong mobile-first strategy, but custom-built mobile apps can improve productivity by expediting specific activities.

    If your Web Content Management System supports Responsive Web Design and dynamic templates, you can create the content once and adapt the presentations to the form factors and navigation links of different device types.

    But there is more to Mobile First than consistent content presentation. Beyond keeping tabs on the latest weather reports or sharing immediate thoughts on Twitter, consider how mobile apps can engage users and simplify work-related tasks. With smart devices in our pockets and handbags, content in the palms of our hands can expedite user engagement.

    A mobile-first strategy can spawn a new generation of apps designed to support the micro-moments, when getting access to just the right information at the right time assists decision making. These are task-oriented apps that connect to multiple information sources and diverse content collections running in the cloud, and that provides the tools to mobilize moments of engagement.

    In short, content presentation is only the initial step in the mobile journey. A mobile-first strategy can evolve to support task-oriented mobile apps that transform business processes, remove communication barriers and increase productivity.

    For his full post, go to: Mobile First Apps

  • Most Mobile Users Want To Be “Found”

    Have you considered creating a mobile business app that incorporates location-based services (LBS) as a way of gaining new customers? Results of a recent study provide some interesting insight into consumer views on LBS. They reveal that consumers worldwide are becoming increasingly amenable to sharing their location in return for a good, convenient deal.

    In its Mobile Life study, global consultancy TNS found that more than 60 percent of respondents who do not yet use location-based services want to begin taking advantage of them.

    A summary of the study results makes a strong case for targeting consumers with an LBS mobile app:

    “Almost one fifth (19 per cent) of the world’s six billion mobile users are already using LBS, with more than three times this number (62 per cent) aspiring to do so in the future… Savvy LBS users have realized that there is something to be gained from sharing their locations with brands and retailers – with one in eight (12.5 per cent) sharing their location in exchange for a deal or special offer…Beyond current users of LBS, a third of people globally (33 per cent) who already or would like to use mobile voucher coupons, highly rate receiving deals when they are nearby a store that they like. One in five mobile users (21 per cent) stated that they find mobile advertising interesting if it is offering them a deal near their current location.”

    James Fergusson, Global Head, Digital & Technology Practice at TNS, believes that mobile users are beginning to appreciate the rewards of disclosing their location. “We are really starting to see location based services ‘come of age’. People are realizing that sharing their location often offers some kind of reward in terms of a discount or deal. It is the combination of time and context – directing people towards a deal when they can easily redeem it – that unlocks a powerful tool for marketers to develop precise targeting approaches.”

    Building a mobile app that uses LBS does not have to be a complex project. The ViziApps drag-and-drop visual approach allows business managers, IT professional and anyone with basic computer skills to create a custom locator mobile app for iOS and Android devices. It’s just one category of mobile apps ViziApps users are building with the online based do-it-yourself mobile app development tool.

  • No Code Platforms Give Rise to the Mobile Citizen Developer


    Business use of mobile apps is exploding and with good reason. As a result, many mid-market and enterprise companies now need dozens to hundreds of business workflow mobile apps for their workers. These mobile apps can yield big benefits in cost reduction, increased productivity, and worker job satisfaction.

    But many of these organizations can’t keep up with the demand for a high number of custom-coded mobile business apps. It’s simply too costly and takes too long to go the custom-coding development route.

    And in many cases, it’s not necessary to use custom coding, because new Rapid Mobile App Development (RMAD) platforms empower citizen developers who have just modest technical skills to create robust mobile apps for a fraction of the time and cost of custom coding. Gartner Research predicts that by 2022, 70% of software interactions in enterprises will occur on mobile devices and that more than half of all business-to-employee (B2E) mobile apps will be created by enterprise citizen developers using code-less tools.

    Forrester Research projects the market for such citizen developer mobile no code/low code platforms will grow to $15 billion by 2020.

    This is a big deal.
  • Offline Data Access for Mobile Apps Now Available

    ViziApps is the first mobile app creation without coding service to introduce a revolutionary new capability for mobile apps: Offline Data Access & Remote Sync.

    Mobile users worldwide have become dependent on their smartphones and apps to provide them with capabilities and data wherever and whenever they want. And now companies using ViziApps are enabling more and more corporate data to be available from our mobile devices.

    But the reality is that mobile data connections are often unreliable, very low bandwidth, too expensive to use, or completely unavailable in needed work sites. Yet these issues can hit at exactly the time and place we need to get our jobs done. A mobile device without a data connection suddenly becomes frustrating and useless.

    Offline Data Access & Remote Sync

    ViziApp’s approach to Offline Data Access & Remote Sync, like the rest of our no-coding platform for mobile app creation, couldn’t be simpler for the user and even for the app creator. In fact it’s practically transparent.

    Data Access While Offline

    For a user, the synchronization between a remote database and their mobile device happens automatically as a background process. There is no action the user needs to take. When a user makes a data query, their app will use a local copy of the synchronized data which not only gives them access to their data while offline, but also allows the app to perform much faster than normal online operation.

    Data Updates While Offline

    Mobile users without a network connection can now continue working and updating their data sets, such as filing reports and even submitting photos. The next time that the user runs their app with a network connection, the new data will be automatically synchronized back to the remote database in both directions.

    Simple To Enable

    For the app creator, in ViziApps Studio just go to the App Properties selection for “Setup Offline Operations”, then select “Use offline operation.” That’s it – the rest is automatically handled for you. There is no difficult middleware to install or configure or worry about for scalability.

    Offline Data Access & Remote Sync is now available for Intuit QuickBase and Android devices. ViziApps will soon be releasing Offline Data Access & Remote Sync for iPhone and iPad users, and then expanding to other remote data sources.

  • Online Guide Helps ViziApps Users Build Data Rich Mobile Apps

    ViziApps provides app creators with a major advantage – the ability to quickly produce data-rich mobile business apps without coding.

    And now, with an online guide available in the ViziApps Studio, app makers have a handy reference to help them build apps using Google Docs spreadsheets for access to a wide range of data, including text, images, and maps. The searchable documentation speeds development of robust data-rich apps for the iPhone and iPad and Android smartphones and tablets.

    Designing and building a mobile business app with ViziApps is free. If you haven’t already, sign up for a ViziApps account here.

    To check out the data management documentation, simply look for this button in the manage data catalog and click it:

    Spreadsheet User Guide

    ViziApps users tell us that delivering their business data into the hands of mobile users is driving new revenue and attracting new customers for their business. Providing mobile access to business data is what sets their apps apart from their competitors.

    To make the most of your business data in your next mobile app, take a look at the new data management documentation in the ViziApps Studio. There you will learn how to present and manage data in a way that gives your app users the information they need – wherever they are.

    Topics covered by the data management guide include:

    • Introduction to database commands
    • Updating and deleting data
    • Incorporating images and maps
    • Using Google Docs spreadsheets
    • Data Management best practices
    • This is just a sampling of the topics provided to help app creators select, create, and efficiently manage data for use in their mobile business apps. Check it out by clicking the “Spreadsheet User Guide” on the Manage Data page in your free ViziApps Studio account.

    • Options for Making A Mobile App for Your Business

      If you’ve been thinking about creating a mobile app for your business but haven’t made much progress, consider two approaches that could help you reach your goal.

      #1 Make a do-it-yourself mobile app.

      New, disruptive technologies are making it possible for business people with basic office software skills to develop effective, visually appealing mobile apps. And with a robust DIY mobile app platform like ViziApps, enterprise business units, as well as small and medium sized businesses, can create mobile applications without skilled engineering resources. This approach does not require a sizable mobile app development budget or the technical expertise of an internal IT group or an outside programmer.

      Mobile application development platforms that provide a drag-and-drop process for designing and creating mobile apps offer a way to meet the mobile app gap many businesses are experiencing. In significantly less time that it can take to design and develop an enterprise-quality application, a business can design and build a custom mobile app and publish it in the Apple App Store or in Google Play.

      At a time when businesses are looking at ways to provide better customer service, the DIY approach offers significant cost and time savings, putting affordable mobile business apps within reach of organizations of all sizes.

      #2 Enlist Expert Services to Build A DIY Mobile App

      Producing a sophisticated mobile business app that incorporates business data from a Google Docs spreadsheet or SQL server can be accomplished in days on a platform like ViziApps. But for some people, even a day or two is more than they can spare to build a mobile app.

      Those businesses can still take advantage of the cost and time savings the ViziApps “no coding” mobile app platform offers. ViziApps app development professionals work with business owners and enterprise managers to design and create mobile apps for a tenth the cost (or even less) than the cost of a traditional enterprise application. Now, those businesses can get a branded web, native, or hybrid app to meet their functional and aesthetic specifications built for them at very low cost.

      Depending on their preferences, we can utilize the features of an iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone or tablet and provide access to whatever data our customers require. For example, we work on apps designed to expand revenue-generating channels, incorporating features such as geo-location marketing, mobile payments and mobile social media integration, as well as apps for internal use.

      Whichever approach a business takes to creating a mobile app, the DIY path or the route leveraging ViziApps professional app design services, the result is an attractive, low-cost mobile app tailored to meet current business needs and be updated easily whenever those needs change.

    • Part 1 in a Series – Mobilizing Your Business, From Hardship to Rapid Impact

      During April, we will have a series of blog posts focusing the increasing importance of Mobile apps in Rapid Application Development - what does it mean to have mobile apps power the way your organization works. This will include Showcasing different companies leveraging Mobile Rapid App Development, aka MRAD, to improve their business results.

      What we have seen are some incredible productivity enhancing stories that provide competitive differentiation. In some cases, companies have prioritized their operations focus on the back of mobile app platform. We are in very interesting times where mobile is changing the way we do business.

      But you might be wondering, why are employees still tethered to their desk and not out in the field selling or servicing customers, at the customer’s office or at a Starbucks.

      The reasons are many fold.

      First, it is important to understand what are the deficiencies of SaaS applications being provided in the marketplace. There is no doubt that you as a customer leveraging a RAD platform has seen the increase in number of productivity apps. DIY users are quickly able to make some pretty nifty apps. But the SaaS providers have not optimized their RAD platform for creating mobile apps. Yes, you can get a mobile app but it lacks the functionality that is required in a mobile oriented workplace. A report or task workflow on a mobile device needs to be different than a report in a desktop browser. RAD platforms are still playing catch up to the mobile space and will probably never catch up as mobile devices keep rapidly evolving.

      Second, creating a mobile app is not the same as creating a browser app. You might want to take advantage of some native capability of a mobile device in your app and you want that information stored on desktop app. Two sets of requirements which further leads to – can your org have the capacity to take on two unique approaches to solve the problem.

      Third, mobile apps need to have simple task navigation, as the screen real estate on the device is limited. Trying to jam too much information only leaves a bad taste in the app’s user experience, resulting in low-adoption.

      Companies need to be innovative in their thinking to adopt mobile apps as they choose a RAD platform. Companies that have embarked on DIY mobile apps with the right MRAD platform are seeing the business results impact in a just a matter of days, As they mobilize workflow by bringing mobile business processes to the palm of their mobile workers hands, wherever they are, and whenever needed.

      Next, we’ll some unique use cases where different companies have solved key business needs with rapidly developed mobile apps.

    • Part 2 in the Series - How Three Businesses Benefited from ViziApps Mobile Apps

      Now, let’s walk thru some use cases showing how three companies have solved key issues with mobile apps.

      Construction – Home Maintenance Services

      The home maintenance industry has been comprised of individual and small business contractors and handymen, interacting with each homeowner by phone. HomeSquare is disrupting this traditional model, increasing engagement with homeowners and lowering home maintenance costs, by giving each homeowner a private mobile app connection wherever they are. This makes it quick and easy to request new services, and keep apprised of all their projects’ progress and status, making it easy to consume more home maintenance services by breaking down the barriers of finding the right people for a project and negotiating the terms and pricing.

      The solution was to put a mobile app in the hands of every customer, making it easy to request services, provide details and explanations, and even take photos to clarify needed work orders. With this successful customer-facing app, HomeSquare is looking to increase their productivity with mobile business process apps.

      Retail Channel Engagement

      One of the world’s largest fast-moving consumer goods companies based in Asia, which we’ll refer to here as FMCG, saw the need for a mobile app to carry their business forward with their network of thousands of retailing partners in Asia. Mobile apps presented a new opportunity to significantly increase engagement with them. It opened a new direct marketing vehicle with the partners, increasing the productivity of these relationships and encouraging increased loyalty and teamwork. In addition to reinforcing FMCG’s brand, benefits also included increased sales and reduced call center volume.

      FMCG’s marketing and sales team was very keen to make sure that the mobile app’s user experience was optimized. A critical technology requirement for this project was a secure real-time connection to the FMCG’s corporate SQL partner database. Now released for iOS and Android devices in the three languages needed across the region, and the mobile app is achieving high adoption and increasing FMCG’s engagement and business results with their retail partners.

      Farm Operations

      Spiech Farms has over 600 employees processing fruit and vegetables. They had built out desktop applications for use at the corporate office, but out in the field, they needed something mobile.

      Using bar-code scanning functionality from their smartphones, their field workers could take inventory of all the produce and report updates directly back to the corporate office. Additional mobile apps were built in a matter of days, enabling the company to adapt quickly, based on their stakeholder’s needs. Instead of training their filed employees for hours on desktop applications, they chose the route of mobile apps for easy and fast task workflow for their young and mobile workforce.

      No longer are they chasing their field workers to update systems when they return to the office. Instead, real-time updates from the field provide fast visibility and significant increases in productivity for the whole organization.

      Next up: How they accomplished these benefits!

    • Part 3 in the Series - Mobilizing Your Business with Rapid Mobile App Development: What are the Criteria to Consider?

      Nowadays, companies are really being challenged to find the best way to enable their mobile workers and set their mobile strategy.

      An IDG Study in Sept of 2015 outlined the key reasons why::

      • Mobile is a critical priority on the business agenda for 64% of organizations.

      • Top factors behind mobile investments include improving internal communication (68%) and customer retention (62%), and increasing decision-making speed (60%).

      • Nearly half (49%) of organizations will increase their investment in additional Wi-Fi network capability to accommodate mobile devices; however, internal network reliability is still low.

      • Security is the greatest concern associated with mobile (54% overall), and even more prevalent among enterprises (63%) than SMBs (48%).

      • Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Mobile App Management (MAM) tools are gradually being used to secure mobile devices and data, with 38% and 27% using cloud-based MDM and MAM tools, respectively.

      • Integration, security and ease of deployment are key factors when evaluating mobile vendor options.

      Businesses are driving towards making an impact in customer acquisition or retention with mobile strategy; or disrupting the way they do business internally leading to improved communications to faster decisions to more revenue and lower costs.

      Here are some criteria to consider in defining you mobile app strategy:

      1. Security for your data – Is it strong enough to withstand cyberattacks.

      2. Budget – Will you end up spending ‘000’s of dollars to get something that doesn’t met your needs.

      3.Ease of Mobile App Deployment – Will it take a team of professionals to deploy or will you need end-user training?

      4. And finally, how will your strategy provide fast implementations and smooth integration into your existing applications and IT infrastructure.

      We believe that as you weigh your options against these criteria, you’ll find that Rapid Mobile App Platforms can best meets all of your needs, from security to fast turnaround time, ease of deployment, engaging mobile app user experiences, and lower costs, PLUS the control you gain to empower your IT team and citizen developers to best mobilize your business.

    • Part 4 in a Series: Mobilizing your business with ViziApps Visual Rapid Mobile App Development

      Now, you might be wondering how ViziApps can mobilize your business. Let’s go back to the criteria listed in Part 3 of this Series, and look at how ViziApps addresses those needs for Rapid Mobile Application Development:

      Security – ViziApps is built on a highly reliable Amazon AWS network with an eye on “protecting your app” with utmost priority. ViziApps leverages the latest security AWS tools to build a secure network that does not slow down performance of your app.

    • Part 5 in a Series: Make it happen with ViziApps

      We’ve discussed how Viziapps is disrupting mobile app development with the power of visual rapid mobile app design, data connectivity, and publishing. Let’s recap the key factors ViziApps provides.

      Visually Design your Mobile App User Experience. Viziapps is a Visual platform for IT Professionals and Citizen Developers to easily design, test, and publish mobile apps for iOS or Android OS devices. All this through the Visual Design studio that supports all of the cool features that you want in your mobile app’s User Experience.

    • Publish Your Mobile Apps In An Instant

      ViziApps has pioneered fast creation of custom mobile apps without the need for coding. However, you may need a faster more controlled way to distribute your apps than available through the public app stores.

      Now you can also publish your custom mobile apps directly into the hands of your iPhone, iPad, and Android users, literally in minutes, with ViziApps Instant Publisher.

      The Need for Instant Publishing

      There are a number of situations where you may not want your custom mobile app to be distributed through a public app store:

      • Your app is only to be used by company insiders and channel/supply partners
      • Your app contains ideas, concepts, or intellectual property you don’t want competitors to see
      • You want to avoid the complexity, delays, and cost of publishing through public app markets
      • You need fast distribution to a limited set of users
      • Your user population is small
      • You are conducting a Beta or Pilot test

      How It Works

      ViziApps Instant Publisher™ creates a special App Installation Web Page, unique for your app, that guides your users through a simple and fast installation process.

      ViziApps also creates a unique App Invitation Card which contains a bit.ly short URL and QR code that will bring your users directly to the App Installation Web Page.

      State Capitols Invitation Card

      App Invitation Card

      Your users open your installed app directly from your custom branded App Icon on their device home screen, and the same published app can run on both Apple and Android devices. ViziApps Instant Publisher is available to use with the latest version of ViziApps from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

      Try installing the demo app shown in the Invitation Card above to see how Instant Publisher works.

    • Rapid Dev Tools Put Mobile Apps in the Fast Lane

      Check out Gartner’s Jason Wong’s comments in Ramin Edmond’s article in the June issue of Tech Target’s Modern Mobility: Many organizations haven’t yet built their own apps because of the scarcity of developer talent and the extra expense it requires. Rapid mobile app development (RMAD) platforms low- and even no-code tools can help lighten that burden to build mobile applications. RMAD adoption is growing in the enterprise, because it has the potential to unleash app dev in a big way, says Jason Wong, principal research analyst at Gartner.

    • Ready to Build Your Own Mobile App? Begin with the ViziApps Quick Start Video

      Check out the new video in the ViziApps Studio. It will help you get a jump on your mobile business app.

      First, sign up for a free ViziApps account (or log into your account), then set aside about 90 seconds to watch our Quick Start video. In the time it will take you to read this blog post, you’ll see how easily you can create an eye-catching mobile app for your business.

      ViziApps requires no programming skills and lets you use your own images or the ones we provide. You can use it to create business apps for iOS and Android devices.

      If you’re a beginner, you might want to take advantage of one of the ViziApps templates. They let you base your design on one of ours while you customize it to meet your particular requirements. Other videos in the ViziApps Studio will help you brand your mobile app and understand your options for providing it with the data needed to make it an effective tool for your target users.

    • Small Businesses Are Tapping the Power of Mobile Apps

      In a survey of 2513 small businesses conducted by AT&T, nearly one-third of respondents reported that they are deploying mobile apps. Their goals, they said, are to save time, increase productivity and reduce costs. Almost half of the companies using mobile apps indicated that those apps are critical to the success of their business.

      Have you wondered whether a mobile app could provide an effective way to enhance customer loyalty for your small business? Or are you thinking of deploying an app that would attract new customers?

      If you are like many small businesses owners, you may worry that you lack the resources to design and build a robust mobile app. Perhaps you have put off plans for a mobile app because you assumed that creating one would have to be expensive, time-consuming and complex. It doesn’t.

      ViziApps takes a “no coding” approach to creating mobile business apps, making it possible for non-programmers to design and build a custom mobile app at less cost and in significantly less time than it would otherwise take. By providing an elegant way to create both native and web mobile apps, ViziApps eliminates perceived impediments and enables even the smallest companies to build apps that run on iOS and Android devices.

      If you knew that you could develop a mobile app for your business in a day, would that help you get started? Let us know: would a drag-and-drop approach make it easier for you to get a mobile app up and running?

    • Snap to Grid Capability Eases Mobile App Design

      In response to customer feedback, we are always adding new features to the ViziApps mobile app development tool. By enhancing the tool, we’re enabling enterprises and small businesses to more quickly and easily design and publish mobile apps to promote their business and strengthen customer and partner relationships.

      One of the newest features in ViziApps is Snap to Grid.

      Snap to Grid

      This feature lets app creators easily place widgets or other graphics in a design, positioning and sizing them just the way they want them to fit. By making it easier to align design components in an app, Snap to Grid helps speed ViziApps-built mobile apps to market.

      A recent survey by App Central revealed that many enterprise mobility projects are not necessarily covered by IT budgets. Instead they may be funded by business units, marketing, sales and executive accounts. As a result, enterprises often must scramble to find the budget and technical resources needed to meet requirements for mobile apps that can boost employee productivity and enhance customer relationships.

      With ViziApps, any enterprise group can design and build their own mobile apps at no cost. Then, after their app is completed, ViziApps charges a low monthly subscription publishing fee, based on number of app pages and users. Making updates to a published app is free. Updates are pushed to app users automatically, at no additional charge.

      As a result, enterprises can take advantage of the ViziApps no-coding approach to mobile app development to design build mobile business apps in much less time than a traditional software development project would take. When the need for a new mobile app arises, users with sophisticated computer skills can create branded apps quickly. And because ViziApps fees are very low, both business units and IT teams can now provide mobile apps for use by customers, employees, partners, suppliers, and others on a very reasonable budget.