The importance of having a website is well understood by businesses today. But with the increasing use of mobile devices, businesses now want to further engage their customers and increase profits with mobile apps. Here are three types of businesses that successfully use them:

Restaurants

Restaurant apps can include features such as securing a reservation and ordering ahead. This minimizes most of the waiting time when patronizing a restaurant busy with customers. For even greater convenience, many apps allow customers to place orders for home delivery or for wherever they happen to be, such as their place of business. This feature also helps restaurants get through their slow seasons more profitably. Restaurant apps can also drive more business by encouraging repeat visits with loyalty programs that offer meal discounts.

Retail Stores

Mobile apps can alert customers to discounts and sales. If the store has multiple locations, the app can use the mobile device’s geolocation feature to alert the user of a nearby store that has discounts or sales of items related to the person’s past purchases. And of course, it can also answer a direct inquiry by a customer for the nearest store location. Finally, a catalog of products on the customer’s mobile device induces them to make more purchases simply because they’re always carrying it around on their person.

Grocery Stores

Grocery stores can offer home delivery through a mobile app. For many people, driving to a grocery store and walking among its aisles with a cart isn’t the best way to spend their time. The service is also a big benefit for the disabled and for people without access to a car.

These are just three types of businesses that benefit from mobile app development. However, many of the uses discussed here apply to other businesses as well. If this intrigues you, don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.