I Wonder if We Need an App

I got to thinking about this after I was contacted by a mobile app developer in Singapore. Of course it seems as though every company in the world has their own app now and it makes a great deal of sense when you think about it. Only fifteen or twenty years ago there were very few people who had mobile phones and Google did not really exist. At least if it did very few people knew how to use it. If people used the internet they did it at a public library or at the office. Now almost every person in the world has a mobile phone and it is connected to the world wide web, even poor people in India and Bangladesh have a mobile phone. They use them for almost every aspect of their daily lives, including when they want to find a business like mine.

It is extremely convenient when the app works the way you want it to work. You do not have to go to the bank to do a simple task, you just take out your phone. If you want to pick up some food from a restaurant, then you can take out your phone and a place an order to go. It should be ready by the time you get there if your timing is right. That makes every day tasks a whole lot simpler and more convenient than they were before we had this sort of technology in our pockets. However it is not so clear how it applies to us, because we are larger a business facing enterprise. We are dealing with other businesses and they are going to have much different concerns than the ordinary consumer. Security is going to be the big thing for most of them and for us.

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