Mobile App Development

How to Develop Cost-effective Mobile App for your Business

Mobile applications have turned into a necessity for any business due to their ever-growing demand. However, small businesses are hesitant to develop mobile apps because of the cost associated with it. This blog aims to address mobile app development in a cost effective way.

App development, without a doubt, is a costly and time-consuming project. Even the simplest applications can cost tens of thousands of dollars and take months. However, you can save time and money by adopting the following strategies while designing a mobile app.

Develop Locally

The cost of developing iOS and Android mobile apps ranges from $25,000 to $250,000. Development costs tend to go up when dealing with offshore developers. As time zones and holidays are different, it becomes difficult to co-ordinate with ease. App development is a very collaborative process and it would be ideal to have your development locally so that exchange of ideas and collection of feedback is smooth.

Use a cross-platform framework

A cross platform development kit like Flutter can be used for developing applications. These type of platforms can help you to design applications for Android, Linux, iOS, Windows, and more from a single codebase.

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Hire a Professional App Development company

Demand for app development services in Australia has increased with the growing adoption of mobile apps by restaurants, cabs, and more. There are many app development companies in Australia offering a wide range of professional services. When choosing a company, look for experience and efficiency so that you get an app that works effectively.

Build an MVP

An MVP, or minimally viable product, means the basic, bare-bones version of the app. Having a simple version of the app out in the market can help understand its future demands. It will not only help you plan your investment but also tailor the app to the market demand.

Go For Simplicity

An app with a simple design and layout costs less to develop. Simple apps have higher UX or user experience levels. Such apps are more preferred and adopted. Keep the app free from a cluttered homepage and limit the features.

Importance of Good UX UI Design

Set a Budget

Setting a budget will help ensure you don’t spend unnecessarily on application development. When setting the budget, allocate money separately for hiring an app development company to develop and publish the app. But, to set a budget, you need to have an idea of the total costs involved.

The overall cost of app development in Australia can be broken down as below:

Application Servers

They provide many advantages, they enable integrity of data and code through centralised approach for updating and upgrading the applications. The more you have budget for application servers, the better it will be. Having unlimited access to application servers makes it easier to customise, personalise, and upgrade the applications.

Developer Account

For Google and Apple apps you may have to pay a one time or yearly fee.

App Maintenance

It is wise to have a certain amount kept separately for app maintenance. Maintenance cost depends on factors such as customer feedback, app platform updates, and more.

Third –Party Services

If you intend to include third-party services such as in-app chat, DNS services, and collaborative tools, you may have to allocate some funds. Discuss with the app development company to figure out how much you may have to spare for third-party services.

Mobile app development in Australia can be pricey for small businesses. But if you do that correctly, you may avoid unanticipated blowouts and launch your app faster and cheaper to the app store.


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Solar CRM Solution

6 reasons why Solar businesses should use a CRM

A lot of businesses spend time and money to source leads. A good chunk of leads is often not enough for business growth. Too much of time is spent on nurturing and qualifying these leads into new accounts. Flexbox Digital can help your business covert leads faster with more efficiency allowing you to focus on the big picture. Here are six reasons why the Flexbox Digital integrated CRM solution is the best for Solar businesses.

Strong functionality and feature set

Flexbox Digital Solar CRM solution is powered by Zoho CRM which is a powerful CRM tool with advanced customisation abilities. With features like Sales force automation, product customisation, process management, artificial intelligence, advanced analytics and much more, it helps you to establish an automated workflow tailored to solar business specifically.

Built-in Integrations

Solar CRM has built-in webforms that allow you to collect information from your customers and automatically bring that information within the CRM. It also has integrations with all other Zoho applications that address various departments like marketing and social. Using this Flexbox Digital will help you to automate the flow of data across applications.

Powerful Automation

Flexbox Digital solar CRM solution has end to end automation capabilities that enable to reduce redundancies. It enables you to capture leads directly from the website, auto-assign them to sales reps, send automated emails and text messages to nurture the lead and set up deal pipelines with transitioning stages. With just a few clicks, you will be able to run the entire sales workflow and stay on top of it.

API Integrations

Using API, Flexbox Digital can connect to any third party application that supports API. Solar designs can be fetched from applications like Pylon, Solar plus or Open Solar and be connected to the account in CRM. This also helps to remove redundancies by pushing data to applications like Formbay, Greendeal or Servicem8 and creating profiles automatically. Accounting and bookkeeping applications like Xero, MYOB or quickbooks can also be connected and the CRM can be the one source of truth. Thus Flexbox Digital will enable you to keep track of everything from one place.

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User Friendly

No matter what features are present, a CRM can be fully utilized only if it is user-friendly. With an intuitive UI and strong feature-sets joining hands, Solar CRM delivers an enhanced user experience. CRM enables you to complete complex tasks with only a few clicks thus saving time and making your job easy.

Marketing and Operations

Campaigns are used by businesses to nurture leads to qualified prospects. Flexbox Digital’s CRM solution connects the CRM to marketing applications like Mailchimp or Zoho Campaigns. The leads from the CRM are automatically pushed in to their respective segments thus saving time and effort. By connecting the CRM to Project management applications, a project can automatically be created for every closed deal and the tasks associated can be assigned to different people automatically. This allows you to manage the project from one place.

The solar CRM solution helps you to automate the business process, provides better visibility and makes your business process more efficient. Thus Flexbox Digital solar CRM solution is your number one choice to boost sales, increase productivity and convert leads faster.


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