Apps. Every time you surf the web, you are bound to see the word apps. Where once an application meant something that you installed on your desktop computer, it is now an extra piece of the framework for whatever gadget or web site that you are using. When you log into facebook, you can install applications into your account. The same goes with myspace and even Twitter has an ecosystem around it built up off of third party applications. But the device that brought it home for the cell phone market is the IPhone. One of the biggest reasons why people fall in love with the iPhone was the amount of third party applications that it offered. Now, when Google released their new Android operating system, they made sure that it had an App store that went with it.
When you visit the App store, you will see software that offers a whole lot of different functionalities. Some of the functionalities are simple, while others may be very complex. But the one thing that they all do, is to bring attention to the person who made the application. Especially if it turns out to be popular. If you have a business, you can utilize this fact to help promote your business to potential new customers. Especially if you make a popular application within your industry. Something like that would give you instant status in your industry and the name of your company would be on the lips of everyone.
The first thing that you would need to do, is to get an idea of what you are looking for. Do you want an app that is simple. It may only exist for no other purpose but to have your brand name out there. Or do you want to develop an app that has extensive functionality. Make the tool useful, so that it may even be able to finance itself after it gains in popularity. So after you make your mind up in what you are looking for, you need to find someone to create the app for you. They might be an individual developer or a team of people. No matter what, make sure that you check their references to make sure that they are good. You do not want an app on the market that is non functioning. The bad word of mouth will not help, no matter if the app was free or not. It will still have your name on it and represent your company. The hit you take may be small, but why take a hit when you can bypass it altogether. After they create the application, now you must decide on how you are going to promote it. Will it be an app that you charge for or will it be something that you give away for free. You have to decide which is best for your business.
As you see, a Android application could really help promote your business. If the app becomes popular, it and your business will blow up.