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There are currently an estimated 1.5 million apps across the various operating systems, with over 2,000 new ones released every day. With mobile devices set to overtake PCs as the most common web access device worldwide this year, the impact of the humble app upon our lives cannot be underestimated. This impact also affects our work. For instance, flexible working is increasingly supported by new technology innovations, such as the business apps for smartphones which play a leading role within this scenario.
Just a decade ago, applications for phones like the ground breaking Nokia 3310 were functional and efficient, be it the trusty calculator or handy calendar apps, but there were no specialist business apps. As recently as 2007, there wasn’t even a job title for Mobile App Developer, yet Apple’s decision in 2008 to open the store to third party developers has led to a new app economy with nearly 500,000 people in the United States alone employed in the sector.
Whilst nine of the top 10 best-selling apps of all time are still games, projected growth isn’t just restricted to personal usage with an increasing number of applications being developed to aid more effective business and working on the move.
With that in mind, here are our top business apps for better working on the move:
– Upvise – manage your business, monitor your projects and organise all your business contacts with this easy-to use virtual assistant.
– Cisco Webex – WebEx web conferencing lets you meet anywhere, with anyone by combining file and presentation sharing with voice and HD video.
– Whatsapp – stay in touch across multiple platforms. Exchange photos, video, location and voice notes, all using your plan’s Internet allowance.
TheTrainline.com – view live departures and arrivals information from the official national rail timetable and buy right up until 10 minutes before boarding.
Podio – Podio gives you hundreds of free work apps for handling projects, sales leads, product development, job candidates and more.
Dropbox – Forgotten a file? No problem. This cloud-based service lets you store and share essential files and photos as you create them.
Expensify – file expense reports, log your mileage, uploads receipts using your phone’s camera and take the hassle out of doing your expenses.
LinkedIn – get on the go access to your professional network. Stay in touch with your groups, read the latest industry news and share content.
*This article was provided by Your Better Business. Read more here.