7 Steps towards Making Your iPhone and iPad Effective

Marina Astapchik
IT Trends Research Specialist
July 25, 2012

Steve Jobs once said: "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower". There is a grain of truth in his utterance. If you wish to be in the forefront today, you have to be tech-savvy. No wonder that such well-known devices as the iPhone and iPad have become a hotbed of innovations. Thanks to the extensive technological progress frequently flying executives can do profitable business and stay in touch with their business partners using their palm-friendly devices. But the question is whether it’s their effective business instrument or a tribute to fashion?

Without doubt it can be converted from a gorgeous toy into a vital business tool with the help of the latest innovations in mobile application development. The main idea for a business owner is how to make use of the most effective applications and increase productivity and revenue. Early adopters assume that granting mobile access to business applications will allow you to extend your sphere of influence. The key point is to develop a strategic approach enabling enterprise applications and adopting them to the needs of your business.

Here are 7 steps that can help you turn your iPhone and iPad into effective business tools.

Step 1. Turn your iPhone into business person’s innovative briefcase

With the help of your palm-friendly device you may maintain your online documentation, and special office applications from the App Store will become your right hand tool. Office apps will enable you to create, edit and view documents and presentations of such file formats as PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more. Along with that there have been already developed such applications that allow you to transform the display of your iPad or iPhone into a wireless screen that you may use as an additional demonstration area. Air Display is a vivid example of such astonishing apps.

Step 2. Convert your iPhone or iPad into a reliable databank

These portable "friends" of every business person allow to grab data from any desktop and computer systems with the help of such applications as Dropbox App. So if you want to have access to the important information or share files with colleagues that are too cumbersome for e-mail, use cloud-based storage space with password-protected access.

Step 3. Plan your day with iPhone or iPad personal organizer

With a wide range of time management applications in the App Store you may effectively plan your activity or business meetings and manage your project implementation. There won't be any problem for you to accomplish work tasks, manage your schedule or be aware of current agenda or coming meetings.

Step 4. Make use of your palm-sized device as a source of information

The best apps for news will let you follow the latest business happenings in all parts of the world by just making a few taps on the smartphone's touchscreen. Be in the heart of this fast-paced world highlighting real-time news, market data or video conferences. In order to be flexible and well-informed stay updated about your company’s latest news using your iPhone information provider.

Step 5. Transform your iPad or iPhone into an effective communication tool

Feel free to participate in online meetings and collaborate with your colleagues despite your location connecting through enterprise communication services. Take active part in discussions, message your colleagues, capture images or video directly from your device to share with others. If you are on the go, a voice-to-text transcription apps will help you send a voice message.

Step 6. Sign up a virtual economic and operations analyst

Make your business payments with the help of mobile apps. Be ready to pay in store, manage your sales, and verify financial statements using your portable device. Be prepared to contact your customers and control all financial transactions using e-commerce applications

Step 7. Utilize your portable devices for personal self-development

Leadership is an essential component to run your business smartly. To be a leader means to have strong personality, creative mind and be open to changes. That’s why the iPhone or iPad can serve a real source of inspiration and brainstorming. There s been developed a wide range of evolutionary mobile applications that help you think positively, develop your mental skills or adopt new positive habits.

As you see, there are no limits for you and your business in the world of iPhone and iPad devices. Moreover, if you have an innovative thought how to use your iPhone or iPad you may have recourse to a mobile application developer. Having created your personal mobile application you will surely be one step ahead of your competitors.

Industries and Technology Areas:

Industries: retail, banking, financial services, insurance, real estate, logistics, advertising

Technology Areas: mobile application development, iOS app development, iPhone apps, iPad apps

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