It goes without saying that any established business that exchanges goods and services should have a mobile app for their customers. Apps have proven to be great assets to consumers and business owners alike. Mobile apps regulate and manage transactions, track inventory, log client information, create consumer profiles, and they do anything you want them to. So if the guy who runs a scuba diving charter business can have an app for his operation, why can’t groups have one for social or community purposes? Simplikate app developer can take your ideas, conceptualize them, and translate them into a mobile app that can be used by family, friends and community members.
If not for a business, then who?
If you ever access Google Play or visit the Apple Store, chances are you have typed in your favorite sports team and, sure enough, the club has an app. If the Los Angeles Dodgers have an app to keep fans informed with scores, roster changes, player trades, and news, then why can’t an app be created for a town’s little league team, a local church or for the high school football team? By tracking player statistics, young athletes can be encouraged, and community members can be kept up to date with the happenings of the team. Imagine a church app in which sermons, charity events, fundraisers, and social activities can be followed. Furthermore, apps can help bridge schools and their sports teams to the local community. By delivering information to people who are likely to be online (most people are), a community app can deliver personalized information to locals in a way that promotes action. By using local government, school, and other data, all community members, regardless of age, race disability or economic status can gain access to local relevant information, and be involved in a function that promotes fellowship (such as the high school swim team’s BBQ or the church softball game that the high school football coach is participating in).
Is there a demand for community apps?
When most people think about apps, they envision a handy application to help them with their shopping, or to offer news, or to transform their mobile phones into bright flashlights in a pinch. If you stop and think outside the box, you will begin to imagine the limitless possibilities that a community or school app could provide. An organization in London already thought of this. In an article published by The Guardian, the author praised CDI (Campaign for Digital Inclusions) for offering a free course to unemployed young people to learn tech skills for the good of building mobile apps to better their local communities. The article praises one such app that served the point to help ease relations between civilians and police during body searches. The ‘Stop and Search app’ made this process fair and transparent. Civilians didn’t feel like their rights were being violated, and surely law enforcement found that people were more cooperative, thus making their job a little easier.
Next time you are at a school board or town hall meeting, bring up the idea of contacting an app developer to create an interactive and informative app to help bring all aspects of the community together. Let your town and your school stand out as innovative, and forward thinking in today’s digital age.