Thursday, June 27, 2013


There are three important things that every business owner is trying to achieve. Yes, I know what you’re thinking: Profit, profit….and profit! I’d be remiss if I said this was false. However, to create and maintain profit, business owners focus on three main things:

  • Attracting new prospects to their business
  • Converting these prospects into customers
  • Retaining your newly acquired customers

Advances in modern communication and technology have made customer interaction an activity that transcends across multiple platforms. In particular, the explosion of growth in the smart phone andtablet industry is opening up new avenues for businesses to connect with their customers like never before. Downloading a mobile application is simple, and customers are continuing to gravitate towards them. The question now facing today’s entrepreneur isn’t “if” a mobile application could benefit their business, but what specific features and ways a mobile app can be utilized for their advantage.

Here are a few points of consideration to aid you in successfully implementing a mobile app:

Simplicity. For customers, a business mobile application speaks simplicity and professionalism. A mobile app customized to the makeup of your business brings all of the best features and tools of your establishment to your customer’s fingertips. It’s important that the app is easy to navigate, allowing prospects to explore and interact with the app without too many distractions. Customers are prone to discard an app that they find to not be user-friendly enough. Keep it simple and clean, and create an awesome user experience.

Convenience. Business mobile applications are all about convenience for the customers and business owners alike. A customer will download an application if they think that its content will be useful and beneficial for their circumstances. Content is still king, even on a sophisticated mobile platform. Businesses must be very conscious of the information presented within their apps, and tailor it to meet the needs of the customer.

Likewise, a business mobile app can create a new revenue stream and help to streamline some of their internal processes. Offering services such as in-app product purchasing, food ordering and customer loyalty programs have proven to increase revenue and encourage repeat business. Features such as an email marketing integration and custom email forms help ease the process of collecting customer information for various purposes. Create your mobile app to be most advantageous for your business and its customers.

Directness. A business mobile application manifests directness. Through the use of a mobile app, customers are told what to do, how to do it, and for what reason they should do it. Commonsense? Maybe so. However, a business will never turn down the opportunity to directly remind customers what the hot items are that can be purchased at their store, how to get there, when the next big sale is, etc. A mobile app makes all of these things possible with the touch of a screen. Imagine the customer response when they receive a notification reminding them of a “buy 1, get 1 free shoe sale for the next 24 hours” at their favorite shoe store! The possibilities are endless.

Diversity. A mobile app for your business adds considerable diversity to your marketing mix. Mobile applications have proven to be effective tools for businesses looking to generate new customers and retain current customers. Recent studies have shown that messages targeted directly to a user’s mobile device have a much higher success rate than that of a sole email marketing campaign. This is not meant to negate the use of your current marketing strategy, but to boost its overall effectiveness. Adding a solid mobile marketing strategy along side of your current tv, radio, print and email campaigns will increase the success rate of your efforts. Take advantage of features such as push notifications that allow you to send mass promotion-based messages to the mobile devices of your clients.

With the adoption rate of mobile at an all-time high, investing in a solid mobile marketing strategy for your business has never been more important. Cluvis Apps is easing the transition to mobile for entrepreneurs by providing a painless and cost effective route to solidifying the mobile future of your business. We provide beautiful iPhone, iPad, Android and HTML5 web applications that can be managed and updated in real-time using our online content management system. Stay ahead of your customers and competition by implementing a mobile application into your business. 

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Sunday, June 23, 2013


Push notifications are a powerful marketing tool used for connecting with your customers on their mobile devices. When you send out a push notification, any customer that has downloaded your application and chosen to allow push notes will receive your message. For instance, let’s say you own a restaurant or bar. You are introducing a new happy hour to help increase customer traffic during a particularly slow season.  Sending out a push notification will immediately let these customers know about your special and help to increase traffic at your establishment!

Below are a few highlights of push notifications for your business:
  • Push notifications allow you to send direct messages to anyone that has downloaded your application
  • Push notes can contain up to 128 characters, leaving plenty of space to generate a compelling message for your customers
  • In most cases, push notes show up right on the front of the user’s phone, and are required to be clicked or dismissed
  • Sending a push notification with Cluvis Apps is free, whereas a text messaging program typically costs between $0.02 - $0.20 per send.
  • Receiving a push notification is free for the user, while a text message program would require the user to have a messaging plan or pay per text message received.
Push notifications are included free when you create an app with Cluvis Apps. The video below will show you just how easy it is to incorporate and send push notifications using the Cluvis Apps Content Management System. Call us at 888.728.8884 or visit to get started today!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Mobile Revolution and your Retail Store!

Mobile is changing the way that customers interact with retail stores. In the infographic below, Chris Hubbard of Getchee did a good job of painting a picture of just how this revolution is changing retail. 

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Infographic by Getchee

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013


The explosion of growth in the mobile sector has brought about big changes in the restaurant industry. The days of menus in a drawer and phoning in delivery orders are quickly coming to a close, especially for the next generation of customers. 

In 2012, U.S. mobile commerce sales neared $25 billion, up 81% from the previous year's numbers, and accounted for approximately 11% of all e-commerce sales. According to forecasts by eMarketer, we can expect U.S. mobile commerce sales to rise 55.7% to $38.40 billion in 2013, 35.8% to $52.17 billion in 2014, 30.9% to $68.29 billion in 2015, and 27.2% to 86.86 billion in 2016. 

These numbers are staggering, and can be viewed as extremely promising or quite frightening, depending on the mobile marketing position of your company. People are becoming increasingly comfortable with the idea of purchasing and ordering through business mobile apps. Online and mobile ordering is exploding, and many restaurants are discovering that providing a mobile app with a user-friendly food ordering system for customers leads to a new revenue stream. Capitalize on this growing trend, and put your restaurant in the hands of your customers. Making it easier for customers to purchase food from your establishment surely leads to increased profits. 

Cluvis Apps offers an awesome mobile food ordering system to help restaurants collect on this growing mobile trend. Check out the video below to see just how easy it is to implement a fully functional, user friendly food ordering system into a mobile app for your restaurant!


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Friday, June 14, 2013

Retailers! Take your store mobile with Cluvis Apps!

Implementing a strong mobile marketing strategy is a must for today’s retail stores. Through the use of a mobile application, retailers can take advantage of in-app product purchasing, mobile coupons and direct customer messaging. Bring your store to your customer’s favorite device and connect with them like never before!

In-App Product Purchasing

As technology continues to evolve, consumers are becoming more comfortable with purchasing through mobile devices. In fact, the growth rate of mobile commerce is now outpacing the growth rate of PC commerce. Providing your customers with the ability to purchase products from within your mobile app is a sure way to increase profits for your business.

Check out the infographic below and see just how a mobile app could benefit your retail store!

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013


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Smart phone adoption continues to increase at historic rates, as predicted by many tech enthusiasts. No longer is smart phone technology reserved for the elite, white-collar professionals. Further advancements in cellular technology have made it possible for consumers of varying age and income demographics to rapidly join this booming industry. Lets take a closer look at this explosion of growth and what it means for today’s business owner.

Historic Growth

A recent study released by the Pew Internet & American Life Project highlights that a majority of Americans now own some sort of smart phone, representing a significant milestone in the industry. It is widely understood that the demographic with the highest rate of smart phone ownership is the Gen Y population. In fact, 81% of adults between the ages of 25-34 now own smart phones.

However, there are also significant gains in adoption among every age group. Pew Internet reported that 56% of American adults are now smart phone users. This represents a significant increase in adoption from last year’s 46% adult smart phone users, and the reported 35% from two years ago.

The Trickle Down Effect

As smart phone producers continue to create innovative technology for consumers, the market for unique smart phone services is taking off. John du Pre Gauntt, an analyst at GigaOM Pro, said “With more than half of the adults in the U.S. now owning a smart phone, other industries are trying to determine how best to target this relatively new crowd.”

Companies tapping into this new wealth of consumers vary from technology and application development firms, to businesses seeking to solidify a complete mobile strategy to better serve their customers.

Du Pre Gauntt went on to say, "The technology in a smart phone hasn't really changed from a PC model, but the way we use applications and services and the user experience in general is very different."

This is important to understand when analyzing the opportunity in the mobile industry. Customers are using their devices for mapping services, price comparison while in stores, purchasing directly through an app or the mobile web, and much more. Likewise, retailers are harnessing the power of mobile through location specific features to send targeted deals, push notifications to mass message their audiences and so on.

The Mobile App Market and Your Business

The mobile app market will continue to soar as the adoption of smart phones becomes more and more commonplace. With smart phones and tablets being a cheaper alternative than laptops and PCs, the trend toward mobile app usage in the workplace and education sector is growing.

As a entrepreneur, there are many ways that you can tap into the power of mobile marketing. Creating an app customized specifically to fit the needs of business will allow you to interact with your customers in new and innovative ways, driving your bottomline and overall customer satisfaction. Here are a few features that can help your business:

  • Push notifications - send direct messages to any customers that have downloaded your app
  • In-App Purchasing - allow customers to order food from your restaurant or purchase products from you online store directly through your app
  • Customer Loyalty Programs - reward your customers for purchasing faithfully from your establishment. Loyalty programs are big revenue drivers for small businesses
  • Professional Appearance - A business with a beautiful mobile app lets customers know that you are an established, professional organization
  • Mobile Ads - integrating mobile ads into your app creates another solid revenue stream for your business

Change is inevitable. In every moment that passes change is occurring. What are you doing to keep up with change?

A mobile application is an extreme value added feature for your business, and is quickly becoming a must for consumer facing companies. As smart phone use continues to grow, businesses much be agile and prepare their companies for the mobile future. Get in the game and harness the power of mobile!

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Thursday, June 6, 2013


Cluvis Apps is the complete mobile solution for your venture. We offer user-friendly mobile apps for businesses to help them connect with their mobile audience. Our platform allows you to create, edit and manage native iPhone, iPad, Android and mobile web apps online, allowing for great design, customization and functionality across a broad range of mobile devices. With our technology specifically built to accommodate various business industries, we are able to provide the necessary features and functionality that any venture will need to make their app a successful marketing tool and revenue stream. A proper application will allow a business to successfully expand their presence into the mobile market, correlating to an increase in customer interaction and revenue.

Check out the video below to see just how easy it is to manage a mobile application through our user-friendly content management system!

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Mobile App Opportunity is MASSIVE!

If you’re a human being with a pulse (which I assume you are!), chances are high that you have fell victim to the mobile madness of today’s society. I often find myself pondering how I ever managed without my handy smart phone by my side. Whether calling or texting a friend, checking my schedule, ordering a pizza, keeping up with social media, or playing a game to pass idle time, my phone is constantly in use. 

According to research conducted by, 87% of American adults have a cell phone, with over half of these individuals using a smart phone. There is also a rapidly expanding international market for mobile devices. Emerging markets in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe have become a prime focus for the mobile industry. A growing global middle class paired with technological advances to make attaining a mobile device more affordable has led to this widespread increase in worldwide mobile adoption.

The infographic below, recently released by application performance management company New Relic, does an excellent job in highlighting the massive growth of the mobile market. It's extremely important that businesses stay ahead of the curve when it comes to implementing a well-defined mobile strategy. Visit to find out more about how the Cluvis Apps team can help your company create a beautiful iPhone, iPad, Android and Html5 web app easily and affordably!

Mobile APPeal infographic
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Monday, June 3, 2013


Mobile technology has evolved from a simple device capable of one or two functions into a worldwide portal for human interaction and entertainment. The exciting thing is that smart phones are only getting smarter by the minute. Mobile applications have broadened the scope of use for consumers. According to app analytics firm Flurry, 80% of all time spent on mobile devices is on applications. Keeping up to date on breaking news, checking a banking account, and throwing an angry bird at some evil pigs are all just a click away on user’s smart phones! 

Many businesses have wisely equipped themselves to meet the needs of the modern smart phone user. Organizations are creating apps that allow them to interact with their mobile customer like never before. Businesses are also utilizing apps within their organization to perform mission critical tasks and streamline their workflow. Go to and start creating your own mobile app today for free!

Check out the infographic below to see a few reasons why businesses should engage consumers through use of a mobile app: