iPad and Tablet App Development
The only thing better than a mobile app, is a custom designed mobile tablet app – and here at Iconic Solutions, we’re experts at creating visually stunning tablet apps. A Little know fact is that Apple actually began work on the iPad before the iPhone. As such, it’s not crippled by the need to support legacy interface paradigms or hardware, like mice and pointers and tiny click targets. Instead it was born from multi touch, and made everything that came before feel old and unwieldy by comparison. From slide to unlock to pinch and zoom, it’s now become a mainstream sensation. With the increased screen size, tablets offer countless more possibilities for creative and customer-friendly applications. When thinking about a design for a tablet app, too often we see individuals just thinking of an iPad as an iPhone – just with a larger screen. This is not correct. The larger iPad screen allows for a lot more innovation and experimentation. If you simply treat it as a bigger smartphone, you won’t be able to fully exploit the size of the tablet. Our team of designers and app developers can assist you will fully maximizing this increased space with powerful features and functionality – specifically designed for tablets. From customer-facing forms to fully interactive study aids – Apple’s iPad and other tablets offer the chance to connect with your users like no other medium.
Tablets are the perfect device to digitalize your customer signup process. Instead of writing out customer information on paper and clipboard, a digital form can be used to quickly collect the information, validate it and then send it on to your CRM or other customer management tool. No wasted paper. No messy handwriting. Just an elegantly looking iPad app with your business or event branding with the information sent directly to your CRM system. Unlike mobile phone apps, we can distribute and install tablet apps directly on the device without making them available inside the app store. So, if you’re like many businesses that don’t want their tablet app available for anyone to download from the app store, we can circumvent this process by installing the app directly on your target devices, be it iPad’s or Android tablets. Digital forms are great for survey takers, car dealerships, and registration and sign-up event tables.
Digital Brochures and Manuals
One of the best uses of an iPad or other mobile tablet is to incorporate a digital content for your product. Think about how painful it is to read through the owner’s manual of your vehicle. Now consider the ability to have that same content inside a custom tablet app. Full color images, searchable pages, links to additional resources and more. Perhaps you want to include the ability for customers to interact with you via Skype if they have questions. All of this is possible with a tablet app. Alternatively, instead of spending lots of money on having your brochures printed and distributed, why not create a visually stunning digital brochure that your customers can download directly on to their device or have emailed to them. The possibilities are endless. Vendors can showcase all of the configurations of their product; include available options, styles and colors.
Interactive Media, Videos & Images
The iPad can serve as a standard eBook reader, but it also offers a unique platform for a growing number of book-app hybrids that are pushing the limits of digital publishing. We have seen these interactive tablet books featured prominently in the ‘New and Noteworthy’ and ‘Staff Favorite’ sections on the App Store home page, and the titles are often amongst the top-grossing iPad apps around. Bottom line – there is no better way to engage users than through an interactive educational tablet app. Educators can create realistic virtual test environments to help students understand complex concepts. Construction contractors, home-builders and architects can showcase fully interactive 3D designs of new construction projects. Interior designers and event planners can plan, design and showcase finished rooms and venues without leaving their office.
Self Service Kiosk
Save costs, reduce labor and increase your customer’s experience through a custom designed kiosk. For restaurants, let customers place their own orders through a sleek iPad POS app. Allow guests to view your menu, select items, and place their order themselves. Enable your hostess staff to better track table seating and reservations. iPad’s and tablets are increasingly being used as kiosk stations in QSRs, bars, or nightclubs and even placed on tables in full service restaurants. For trade shows, iPad’s act as a great self-service kiosk to collect email address, display digital signage and act as the next generation lead-capturing device. Voting, surveys, registration, video/photo looping, retail POS and review apps are some of the exciting requirements we’ve already created awesome tablet apps for.