How to Make an Android App for Your Business
Let’s start off with the obvious. Your customers are on mobile. Whether in their pocket or grasped tightly in their hand, their phone is always with them. According to Bloomberg Business, people spend nearly 3 hours a day on their smartphones or tablets.
And typically they’re most often using an Android. In fact, Android subscribers make up 51.5% of the population in the United States. So what is the best way to connect with these users? With an Android app of course.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to hire a developer or spend thousands of dollars to make an app for your business. You don’t even need to know a single line of code. You can easily create an Android app by using an app-creation platform like Como.
Why an Android app is important for your business
An Android app is the key to taking a bite out of the mobile market, which continues to rise year after year, reaching more than $58 billion in 2014.
Reach customers all day, every day
Use push notifications to tell your customers about a new holiday menu, an upcoming sale, or entice them with beautiful pictures of your products, so they can’t help but stop by.
Build better customer relationships
Interact with your customers by letting them call or email you, order requests, post comments through the Forms feature and social media—all of which are available through the Android app.
Stay open for business 24/7
Keep your business up and running with revenue pouring in. Your customers can use the Store feature to shop and make purchases directly through your app.
Keep customers coming back
Attract customers with mobile coupons and loyalty cards—rewarding them each time they make a purchase. They’ll never need to worry about losing a paper punch card again.
How to actually create
Creating an Android app begins with the click of a button, “Create My App.” After that, you’ll be taken through a quick step-by-step process to build your app. You’ll name it, choose the type: business, restaurant, educational institution, blog, an event app…, and then enter your Facebook page or website.
Once you do this, the platform will build a basic app with features that are based on your existing content. If you don’t have a Facebook page or website, no worries—you can still create your app from scratch.
Once it’s built, customize your app to fit your business by adding any features you want of the more than 25 features available. Of course, you probably won’t need all of them, but many will come in handy for your business, such as the click-to-call and email features, user reviews, mobile coupons, loyalty cards, the Forms feature which lets users send feedback, make requests, sign up to your mailing list, and more.
In addition to features, you can choose from a selection of themes, backgrounds, color scheme, navigation, and more. And if you want to give it an extra personal touch, you can customize your own icons, logos, features, and backgrounds easily.
You’re not alone.
We’ve got your back!
One huge benefit of using an app-creation platform like Como is the constant support, tips, and guidance available:
- Read our blog to get business-boosting tips and see how other small businesses have achieved success with their app.
- The Help Center is a great place to find in-depth articles and instructional videos.
- Watch our short tutorial videos to learn how fast and simple it is to build & design your beautiful app.
- Our customer success team works around the clock to answer all your questions and concerns.
An Android app helps you reach more users, sell more products, and build better relationships with your customers. And with over 50% of Americans claiming to be card-carrying Android-lovers, you’ve got plenty of reasons to plunge headfirst into the Android market. But first, you need an app.