Thursday, 29 August 2013

Appsme App of the Week: Seamonster Sushi

It's that time again people - time to award one lucky winner with the Appsme App of the Week. And the winner is... Seamonster Sushi in Seattle!

These guys have done some really great things with their app. First off, we love the background photo. It offers a nice contrast to their profile picture shown in the center. This way, the customer gets both a little piece of their brand as well as a good idea of the ambience of the place. Well done!

From a features standpoint, the Gallery gives us an even better idea of what SeaMonster Sushi offers. The restaurant prides itself on three things - jazz, sushi, and tapas - so it's great to see all of those elements incorporated. What's more, the Info tells us all what makes this place so special. That way, when regulars share the app with their friends using the built-in Share feature, newcomers will know exactly what to expect - good food, good music, and good times!

To get this app on your phone today and see it all for yourself, just click here.

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Thursday, 22 August 2013

How an App can Help you Compete with the Big Guys

If someone had told you 10 years ago that you could make sure your customers would see your brand each and every day, you'd have probably looked at them like they were crazy. And in reality, they probably would have been. At that time, only multi-national corporations had that kind of reach.

But this is the dawning of a brave new world! And with it comes all of the perks of the mobile age - and that's why Appsme is here to help. One of the key advantages of having an Appsme app for your business is the fact that you get to place your logo in your customers' hands every day. Literally. Can you imagine what that kind of brand awareness could do for your business?

The success of a small business has always relied on quality products or services and a sound reputation, whereas big corporations have been able to rely on massive advertising budgets and expensive branding to stay ahead. Now Appsme is giving you the chance to fight back a little. Illustrated by the image above, your own logo can now be integrated into people's daily lives at just a fraction of the cost of what these giants do it for. Give your business the attention it deserves with a dedicated mobile app!

Want to see how an Appsme app could help your brand grow and compete with the big guys? Make an app and start your free trial today!

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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Appsme App of the Week: Jimmy Campbell Hair & Beauty Salon

Here we are - another edition of the Appsme App of the Week! For those of you that don't know, each week the Appsme Team chooses one amazing app that fits our fancy to feature on the Appsme site. This week, the winner is... drum roll please... Jimmy Campbell Hair & Beauty Salon from Fulham, London!

The team over at Jimmy Campbell have done an amazing job with their app for a number of reasons. First off, the contact page - the one that users will see when they first launch the app - looks perfect, and they've included their phone number, email, website and hours of operation. Very handy for all their customers! Furthermore, the app makes great use of the Twitter and Facebook features Appsme has to offer. When the app is installed, users are just one tap away from all the latest social media updates so staying in the loop is a snap!

But what really makes the app great is the use of the Gallery feature. Because these photos highlight the services available, it's the perfect way for the Jimmy Campbell salon to show both new and existing customers just what they can do! But don't take our word for it, to get this app on your phone today and see it all for yourself, just click here.

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Friday, 16 August 2013

Taking Your Small Business Mobile

Marketing for a small business can be really tricky. Should you rely on word-of-mouth to get your name out there, or should you go for more traditional marketing tactics, such as a print ad or radio spot? And then there's this whole social media thing that's crept into our lives. How can that affect your business? Is it worth the time and effort that you put into it?

One thing that's certain is that small businesses are increasingly finding that they need to take their business mobile. As the infographic below shows, a whopping 84% of adults in America use their phone to go online. What's more, 80% of time spent on the phone is spent inside an app. Considering the number of mobile devices connected to the internet will exceed the 7 billion mark this year, we don't really need to tell you how significant that amount of time is or how big of an opportunity it is to be able to offer your customers a mobile app.

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But what we do want to tell you is that we make it easy for any business owner to make a mobile app for their business in minutes for a low monthly cost. And also that we make it easy to incentize customers to install it! To start, an Appsme app gives customers a one-stop shop for all your important contact info - phone, email, website, and street address. By enabling the Deals feature, customers will always be inclined to pop open your app and check for exclusive in-app deals. Moreover, the Share feature will make it easy for anyone to pass those deals on to all of their friends. Basically, Appsme apps are a great way to let your business sell itself!

Want to see how an Appsme app could help your business sell itself? Make an app and start your free trial today!

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Friday, 9 August 2013

Mail Online App Shines in BlackBerry World

A few weeks ago the Mippin Team built a shiny new BlackBerry 10 app for one of the UK's biggest newspapers, the Daily Mail, using the BlackBerry App Generator. Since its mid-July launch in BlackBerry World, the Mail Online BB10 app has accumulated great reviews and skyrocketed through the most popular charts. It now sits in the top three of the free news apps section on BlackBerry World, alongside apps for The Guardian and BBC News. 

The app currently boasts an impressive 4.5 star rating - some highlights from the user reviews include "sleek, fast and clear", "works flawlessly" and "best news app for BB10". Given the rave reviews, we're not surprised that BlackBerry selected the app to be featured in BlackBerry World!

Since its debut last year, the BlackBerry App Generator has enabled the creation and launch of over 20,000 apps in BlackBerry World, so it goes without saying that it can deliver on quantity. But the immediate success of the Mail Online BB10 app proves that in addition to delivering a high quantity of apps to BlackBerry World, the App Generator it can also deliver top-quality, user-friendly apps that function beautifully and let the content be the star.

Want to see for yourself? Download the Mail Online app for BlackBerry! (There's also a US edition for our stateside readers! Download it here.)

Or maybe you want to make your own awesome BlackBerry app and launch it in BlackBerry World? It'll only take a few minutes and will cost you absolutely nothing...

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Appsme App of the Week: Building & Handyman

Alright folks - are you ready? It's time for the inaugural edition of the Appsme App of the Week! Each week The Appsme Team will choose an app that we think really stands out and shows how great an Appsme app can be for your business, whatever the business. This week's winner is the Fulham-based Building & Handyman who have built a great-looking, useful app for their customers.

We at Appsme know that the app-building process is going to be different for everyone, so what we appreciate about this app is the straightforward approach that Building & Handyman have taken. It all begins with their great profile picture - a clear picture of their logo that will stick in the minds of everyone who uses this app. But what's more, they've made great use of the powerful Deals feature, the handy Price List, and the Gallery (which includes some great high-res photos of their work). Simple and functional - just what we like to see! To get this app on your phone right now and see it for yourself, click here.
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