Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Mobile Trends and News

  • In May 2015, Google said that there were more searches on mobile than on desktop.
  • Number of internet users worldwide 2016 is more than 3.5 billion
  • For 2017 the number of mobile phone users is forecast to reach 4.77 billion. The number of mobile phone users in the world is expected to pass the five billion mark by 2019.
  • For 2016, the number of smartphone users is forecast to reach 2.08 billion.
  • May 2016 stated that 65 billion apps had been downloaded from Google Play.
  • Cumulative number of apps downloaded from the Apple App Store has crossed 140 billion

In India country of 1.3 billion people already have crossed 1 billion mark for smartphone subscribers as per the data released by country’s telecom regulator. The average data consumption of mobile internet users will increase to 2GB range per month in the near future. Demand for internet data consumption is also increasing in rural India which is a positive signal for the wide range of the mobile app applicability for users. India has approx... 125 million smartphone users.

Due to the improving mobile services infrastructure and high speed available on 3G and 4G networks, people are using apps and internet more than ever before.
Extensive use of apps, freely available over the Internet, was attributed as the main reason for the rise in data usage. The price sensitive Indian users are highly inclined towards this and use such apps for calling and communication purpose. Many of the users have completely done away with the SMS, which earlier was a one of the main contributor to their mobile bill.

India has surpassed the United States to become the second largest smartphone market in the world as per market research firm Counterpoint in the recently done study.

India’s data usage consumption is different from that of developed countries. Consumption of data usage patterns in India differ from those in developed market where applications like video with high bandwidth consumption are used on Wi-Fi networks but in India they are mostly accessed using mobile data. An average user spends 20-25 minutes per day on messaging applications, and 40 per cent of the total time spent on them is for internet based applications. The average monthly data usage (3G) per month is already nearing 1GB.
The above estimated data/ figures clearly indicates that you should have your business presence on a mobile device. And this is where we, IncBit, can assist and provide support. We take responsibility from function to architecture, and robust graphics to easy user interfaces, in our quest to create cutting-edge applications. We offer end-to-end mobile device business solutions based upon your business requirements. 

 Why is an application important for the growth of your business?
Mobile devices are no longer a luxury rather these have become a mandatory part of our day-to-day communication(s). As the industry is growing at lightning speed and your customers have already marked their presence on mobile and, thus, you should keep on endeavoring for new communication and marketing channels through mobile platforms.

IncBit Business App - On-site Field Sales Reporting App

Field Sales Track smartphone / mobile phone
The android app is aimed at developing mobile application(s) for the
     1) DVR (Daily Visit Report) Section: DVR Android Application
     2) Approver Section: Approver Android Application

Both the above modules are part of the same android mobile application. The respective module is shown to the user of the app as per the login permission and rights.

A user is provided with login credentials and once the user logged in then based upon the rights / permissions associated with the login, the associated screen is displayed to the user i.e. the screen could be a approver screen or the field reporter screen.
At the very first when a disabled user tries to login into the app, the app will not allow the user to login(i.e. user cannot reach inside the mobile app). Now say today the user is enabled (during when he is trying to login so the user can login) but the next day the user is disabled even then the user will not be able to submit the form. So form submission is not allowed either from disabled user or disabled DVR entry.

The first screen is a dashboard screen which provides information about how many approvals are pending. So approver can visit the approval screen to approve the requests by the field reporters.

Field reporters can see a screen with important field data to be entered like New Visit details, Customer Details whether revisited or new one, when to follow-up client and so on….While submitting the report the available network medium is used for data-transfer to the server and thus approver is notified immediately that there is a new approval request pending for the approver.

In the approver screen there is a single check box on top of the list. In case the approver wants to approve all the DVR entries with a single select then the approver can select this checkbox and all the listed DVR will be selected. After this once the approver tap the Approve Selected button then all the DVR will be approved.

MOM details in the Pending report detail list section:Along with the rest of the details now there will be a new field MOM will be added as shown in the demo screenshot with details of MOM (and text as much as that can be accommodated in the single row)

Following list of reminders is displayed to the users:
1) On selection of “Visited” checkbox : Mandatory fields are activated,
You can not check “Send Reminder” until you have not filled the “Follow up Date”
Erro message : alert("Follow Up Date is not defined!");

2) if follow date is filled and “Is Closed” is checked the you can not set checked to the “Send Reminder”.Error message : alert("Can't set reminder to already closed entry!");

3) You can not check “Conveyance?” until you have not selected the “Visited?” checkbox.Error message:
alert(“Please check Visited First!");

4) If “Follow-Up Date” is filled and “Send Reminder” is  checked the you cant select “Is Closed” .
Error message : alert("A follow-up reminder is set!");
The DVR Android App will be used by the field executive(s) to enter the field data of their meeting with customer(s)/client(s).
The Approver Android App will be used by the manager/approver of the respective field executive.

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