Mobile Website or Mobile Application

The great question of technology today may be something very different than what you imagined in the past.

Years ago, back in the early 90s I was consulting with various business owners who were interested in a website but just did not understand how it worked and more than often they were afraid of the technology.

Some of them understood how powerful it was and others thought it was just another fad.

 

One guy said to me that the internet was just a fad and that it would soon be over.

 

The funny thing is that business now has a for sale sign out side…

 

This does not mean that there your business will go out of business if your not up to date with the technology of the times but it does mean that when you refuse to change because you think that your business is immune from the future you could end up in a situation where your business will fail.

 

You can go right along and just ignore what technology is all about or you can learn more about it and compete because in the very near future business companies that provide consumer services beyond the ordinary point of sale, will prosper while other companies experience the pain of shrinkage.


Mobile America

 

 Mobile development can be an expensive in more ways than one, you might think that buying a cheap alternative to a professionally produced mobile application is a great way to save money but the truth could be much different.

In the past we saw the website design market place begin to move from Million dollar websites to less expensive alternatives which at first were not too bad, however over time the price of a website went so low that the quality of the product began to decline. 

 You can see the same thing happening again, this time with mobile websites and applications.

Would you trust your business to a high school student?

Most business owners would agree with the idea that creating a positive image is one of the most important things you can do to gain new business.

  • Would you sacrifice the quality of your product just because you might save a few dollars?
  • Would you serve cold food at your restaurant?

The answer is NO, Not if you want to continue to be successful in your business.

There are a lot of things about running a business that the average person does not understand.

Managing a successful business is a full time endeavor, it takes a lot of effort and planning to remain successful in a challenging economy.

 

 

 

 


Mobile App Development

Creating and maintaining Mobile Apps is a serious venture depending on the complexity of your application it could cost a lot of money to develop and then maintain.

There are some vendors that will take advantage of the average buyers and consumers by selling services at a very high rate.

This happens all the time in the market place, it should not because when the dust settles the good vendors who provide value and service along with pride in their humanity will treat people the way they would like to be treated. 

The problem is that many small business owners do not know much about technology and when they encounter one of these people that take advantage of them it reflects badly on the entire industry.

So here is a short primer on how to spot fakes who have no idea how to

provide real services.

These people usually will have a set way of talking they will say words with all kinds of acronyms, one of the best ways to spot those people that do not know what they are talking about is to ask them one simple question (What Does that Stand For?)

If they cannot tell you or they have an excuse why they don’t know then its a good bet your dealing with an amateur, though not always, there are a lot of acronyms and it is easy to learn the lettering but not the names behind the lettering, that is why they use those terms but at one time or another they should understand the technology behind the letters.

Often the mark of someone that is not a professional is when they cannot answer any specific questions about how an application should be coded.

Beware of these kinds of people.

It is one thing to be a developer another to be a consultant and yet another to be a programmer.

Rarely will you find someone that can do all three.

In one recent business interview we spoke with a pizza business that was paying $89.00 per month for (hosting) for a mobile application they were paying $49.00 for each update to the application.

They had paid $5000.00 for application development and service fees for everything you can imagine.

Later it turned out that the person was wanted by the police they disappeared, this small business owner ended up with nothing but a very bad feeling about the business of mobile application development.

We were able to show them how to create a much better environment one that they controlled not some punk kid with no education and a warrant.

We saved them a lot of money just because of one simple thing The Golden Rule.

It really is just that simple, treat people like they are your neighbors and you cant go wrong.