What do I need to know about creating an app for my transportation company?

I want to start my own transportation company but I don't know how to create an app or how to integrate it with my website.

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Hello Barbara,

There are a lot of things you need to know about creating an app for your transportation company. Here are a couple of things that should be on top of your mind:

1) Technology: There are various technologies you can build your app on. iOS and Android are of course the most popular. Then, there are mobile and hybrid apps as well. This is a question that every developer will ask you. So, it is better to answer it beforehand.

2) Development team: There is no dearth of app developers out there. Most of them claim to be the best but very few are. So, you got to be very careful while hiring a team. If your development team brings analysts that can plan to app experience and functionality, that would be cherry on cake.

3) Budget: There are dedicated app development companies out there and there are freelancers who do a great job. I have worked with both and both charge a different price and bring unique advantages. So, firstly, you got to look into your purse and see how much you can spend. Pro tip: Ask for a quote for the app and features you want; don't initially tell how much you want to spend.

4) App goals: Every app achieves some goals and app features are developed around those goals. So, what you need to do is make a list of things you want the app to accomplish. This will help you in coming up with a detailed project brief and help app development company in coming up with the right costing.

5) Support: Hire someone who won't take off once the app is complete. You will need support even after the app is live. Also, you will come up with new features and enhancements over time. So, think that through as well.

There are a lot of things that got to be just perfect if you want the perfect transportation app for your company. I can fix a free chat or call session with my best app developer who would be more than glad to give you a better clarity of your requirements. Drop an email at varun@upreports.com if that sounds good.

Take care and best of luck!

Good morning Varun Sharma,


Thank you for your response to my question via business.com.

I would like to set up a time for us to speak about how an app for my transportation company needs to work for me and the user. If your company could also help me integrate it with a website for my company that would be helpful as well.

You may contact me via email at barjwright@sbcglobal.net or direct via my cell phone at (773)956-1395.

I look forward to speaking with you or a representative from your company.

Respectfully,
Barbara J. Wright

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Hi Barbara,

We have some exciting ready-to-start mobile app solutions for Taxi and other Transportation businesses, that can be integrated with your existing website. But I would like to know more about your ideas.

Please give me a message if you are interested.

Best regards,
Sreejith
Floges Software Solutions (P) Ltd.
www.flogesoft.com

Good morning Sreejith,


Thank you for your response to my question via business.com.

I would like to set up a time for us to speak about how an app for my transportation company needs to work for me and the user. If your company could also help me integrate it with a website for my company that would be helpful as well.

You may contact me via email at barjwright@sbcglobal.net or direct via my cell phone at (773)956-1395

I look forward to speaking with you or a representative from your company.



Respectfully,
Barbara J. Wright

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Dear Barbara

We have been designing websites since 2006 and writing Apps since 2011.

You need to first find out what you need an App to do and why you think you need it! It is a trendy/fashinable thing for people to do (and we are happy to take people's money) but the first question we always ask clients is:

“What can you do on your App that you cannot do on your website?”

There may be many things but the question is whether it is of value to clients or not. If your website is designed for Desktops as well as mobile devices (Tablet and Mobile), then you need to ask why can't people still use it. Just having a Responsive website is not enough as you need to also consider ease of use, ease of navigation, access, etc. on smaller screens. Just morphing the pages to fit device screen is not really good enough.

Here is an article on this subject which I hope will help http://www.cognisant-hosting.com/mobile-apps-vs-responsive-website/

Ongoing Cost
We mention other issues you need to consider as Apps have ongoing costs. Mobile operating systems evolve and change (currently at least 1 version per 12 months), so you have to keep your application updated so that it can continue to work on new OS. Both Google and Apple will not keep you on their store if you fall too far behind on their OS, as many of the upgrades are security related as well as functionality related.

Specification
Just like your website, it is no good just telling developers “I need a website!” (although we get plenty of briefs like that!). With Apps you need to specify your functionality, process, options, etc. and most importantly the “What if” scenarios.

You need to tightly define functionality, processes, human interfaces, interconnection, etc. otherwise you will get into continuous loop of “Define, Design, Test; Redefine, Redesign, Retest, and so on and on and on”. The never-ending projects are usually due to poor definition to start with, so you need to invest time and money in this before you embark on development. If you do not, you either end up with a never-ending project, or a compromised product that you/your users will never be happy, or runaway costs (or all of the above).

I hope this helps. We will be delighted to help you achieve your goals, so contact us if you think we can be of help.

Thank you for your response to my question via business.com.

I would like to set up a time for us to speak about how an app for my transportation company needs to work for me and the user. If your company could also help me integrate it with a website for my company that would be helpful as well.

You may contact me via email at barjwright@sbcglobal.net or direct via my cell phone at (773)956-1395.

I look forward to speaking with you or a representative from your company.

Respectfully,
Barbara J. Wright

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