Affordable Business Apps in a Mobile App Boom

Affordable Business AppsWhen should a business look at having an affordable business?  Unless you don’t have internet access or you are a caveman just thawed from a block of ice, you have probably have heard that the world has reached a point where mobile activity is at an all-time high.  A high that has surged past the desktop PC and laptop.  Businesses are trying desperately to move along with the trends and attempting to keep relevant with their customers and target markets. Many businesses are often left wondering how to best approach the “mobile surge” that seems to have no end in sight.

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6 Simple Reasons Why Every Restaurant Should Have A Food Ordering App

Food Ordering Apps- Vog Calgary App DeveloperDo you know the six simple reasons why every restaurant should have a food ordering app?

If you own a restaurant than you know that the more orders you have the better your business is.  However even if the orders are coming through over the phone there is an increasingly upward trend for people to order online.  Ordering online is faster, customers don’t need to talk to anyone and orders are exactly displayed the way customer ordered.  No incorrect orders are placed and there is a lot more time saved because the phones are ringing less.

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Bucars RV App Provides RVers The Help They Need On The Fly

Bucars RV App - Vog Calgary App DeveloperVog Calgary App Developer is pleased to announce the launch for the Bucars RV app.  Bucars RV, located in Balzac Alberta north of Calgary, Alberta, is one of the best places to purchase a RV.  Having personally been to Bucars and experienced the service first hand, I have to admit that Bucars RV is defiantly an amazing place.  Their slogan is “refreshingly different” which is surprisingly accurate when compared to other RV dealers I have visited.

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What Types of Apps Get Approved in iTunes

What Types of App Get Approved in iTunesThe VOG Calgary Mobile App Developer team has been really busy over the last few months building new apps and developing websites but we love every minute of it.  Now that the summer is here and we have a little time in our schedule a little update on the blog seems appropriate.  Everyday we get lots of emails from clients and interested people who are looking to have an app developed but sadly many people are unaware of certain requirements that we, VOG Apps, have to follow for a successful app approval.

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Team Sinclair Racing App

Sinclair Racing Mobile App Released For Chuckwagon Racing Fans

Team Sinclair Racing AppVog Calgary App Developer would like to congratulate Hugh Sinclair and the Sinclair racing team for becoming the first Chuckwagon racing team to have their very own team app.  The Team Sinclair app is a behind the scenes and front row ticket to everything that is Sinclair Racing!

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Apps For Small Business – Small Businesses Can Leverage The Power of Mobile Apps

Apps for Businesses - Small Business Apps Do you have a small business that could use an app?  Do you want to leverage the power and flexibility of a small business app?  Surprisingly enough not many business owners know that they can have a small business app which can be used by their customers.  Many business’ are understanding the importance of a website and social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter, however many businesses are being left behind because they are forgetting to also have an app for their customers.

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How Companies Can Benefit From Mobile Apps

Business Apps - Vog Calgary App DeveloperA question we often hear at Vog Calgary App Developer is how can a company benefit from having a mobile app? Many companies feel that their website and email marketing is providing the best coverage for gathering online traffic.  In fact, some companies even have a social media manager or director who solely works social networking sites by promoting that company in updates and ads.  However powerful these methods are the world of marketing and reaching customers is always changing and there is where an app is the most beneficial.

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Vog Calgary App Developer Launches Chalks/Chill Billiards App

Chalks Chill App - Vog Calgary App DeveloperVog Calgary App Developer is pleased to announce the launch of the Chalks Chill Billiards app.  The Chalks Chill Billiards app was designed for Al Lalani, owner of both Chalks and Chill Billiard Halls.  This app was exciting for the Vog Calgary App Developer team because of the feedback we received from Al.

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New SEO For Google’s Search Engine – Success of the Penguin Update

Google Penguin UpdateA week or two ago I read an interesting article that had posted.  The article was in regards to Google’s all out attack on people, companies and websites that try to “cheat” web-crawlers in order to gain better standings in the search engine rankings.

Having a fair share of knowledge in relation to this topic, I use to own a link building company, I found the article both interesting and questionable.  In the article Google claims that they are now using “smart” SEO to determine who should have more free traffic sent their way.  From my understanding, Google is moving away from links that lead back to websites and leaning towards websites that use Social Media to promote their products, services or whatever.

While continuing to read the article, I wondered if this article was indeed what Google was actually having success with.  After all, a human can easily “trick” a robot if one figures out a way to do so.  I guess the real question is, can Google create a system that is smarter then a person?  I do admire the attempt for Google to hammer down on those who were cheating the system (so to speak) and awarding those who submit quality content for people to enjoy.

However, with the new update Google has brought forward, old information from years ago is showing up in the top spots of many search engine rankings.  Most of this content is outdated, on websites that are poorly designed and have not been updated for a long time.  If this is the quality of the New SEO that Google is planning to bring forward then the overall integrity of that company will begin to erode.

On the flip side maybe, just maybe some of these outdated search results are part of the overall clean up of the search engine.  If Google’s Penguin update is as effective as they hope it is, then I look forward to seeing those who work hard get rewarded.  I would also like to see those who think they can “trick” the system get penalized badly for trying to cheat those who do offer quality content to the web surfer.

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How To Create An iPhone App For My Business

Are you a business that is looking for an affordable iPhone app?  Are you looking for help on how to create an iPhone app for your business?  Thankfully there are many ways to save money and build an app that represents your company or business.

So what exactly do you need to develop your very own business app?

First off, lets look at the advantages of having an app.  One huge advantage would be the ability to show your business on a mobile platform that is not necessarily friendly to most websites.  If you have viewed your website on a smartphone like iPhone, you will clearly see that your website does not fit so well on that small screen.  Having an app can help provide a better viewing experience for your customers and clients.

Next, that ability to send direct messages to your customers.  Having an app allows you to send instant text messages to your app users.  These messages are also known as Push Notifications and can have a huge impact your business.  When you create your own iPhone app you have full control on what your app users see.  Why pay to be on an app that is shared with other businesses when you can your very own?

Last of all, the features that can be added into an app are endless.  If you can think of a feature you want your users to be able to use, there is way to incorporate that feature into your business app.  Apps are simply the best way to get your customers attention while helping you save on marketing expenses.  Apps are by far the most effective marketing platform there is if used correctly.

Now that we have reviewed the advantages of owning a business app for your company, lets look at how to create an iPhone app for your business.

If you are serious and concerned with the look and style your app is going to have, then having a professional app developer build your app for you is a must.  However, business app development is much more affordable then you may think.  With Vog Developer Apps, you can build your own app and save money on your development costs.  If you have no experience at all, our App Developer membership allows business to build their own app on their own time.  This option is a great option if you are on a tight budget, but there are some additional costs.

If your a business who wants to build their own app, you will also need to apply for developer accounts with Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.  Developer accounts are affordable and easy to set up if you choose this option.

With that said, if you prefer to have our professional team develop an app for you, we can.  Our team will build your app, add high resolution images, content, features and bundle it all up into a package which works with your budget.  Once your app is built, submitted to the app stores and approved we will show you how to manage your app with our post development tutorial.

Owning an iPhone app for business can be expensive if you choose the wrong company to work with.  Instead of risking your money, choose Vog Calgary App Developer and get the app that works for you not against you.

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