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Five Apps to Coordinate a Field Sales Team. An App Innovator Story.

 

Are you reading this on your smartphone right now? If not, is your smartphone within five feet of where you’re at? Studies have found that the average smartphone user spends about 195 minutes per day looking at that little screen, and this is a strong reflection of the present and future mobile workforce. “By 2020, the number of U.S. mobile workers will grow to 105.4 million, a jump from 96.2 million in 2015,” found IT research firm International Data Corporation (IDC). “Also by that year, mobile workers will make up 72.3 percent of the total U.S. workforce.”

Making sales teams work smarter, not harder.

While field teams are the on the rise, it is becoming more and more crucial to empower these employees with customized mobile apps. This innovation of working efficiently with optimal communication is a top priority for Antwain Jordan, Sales Execution Coordinator for Spring Mobile which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GameStop and serves as the premier wireless retailer for AT&T and Cricket Wireless operating in over +1500 locations. “Part of my job is to take the everyday sales and our onboarding process and simplify them by removing redundancy from the process”, explains Antwain. “Since we have partnered with AppSheet, we have developed and currently use 5 applications on a regular basis to help us accomplish that.”

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New Features of the Week - March 14

Three  cool features were added to the AppSheet platform last week

Feature updates for March 14, 2017

  • Create personalized experiences with User Settings per app
  • Dynamically change the names of your views
  • Orchestrate multiple actions with a single trigger
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The 6 App Development Best Practices To Follow When Using AppSheet

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Apps Aren’t Just For Smartphones Any More

As smart technology permeates our society, powering our wearables, homes, cars, and other IoT devices, apps to drive are also on the rise.  In fact, a recent report by VisionMobile said that out of the 4.5 million people identified as IoT developers in 2015, 1.4 million were focused on smart home apps. According to VisionMobile’s IoT Megatrends 2016 report, there are seven distinct IoT areas that app developers work in—smart home, retail, industrial, wearables, smart city, medical and connected car—with the opportunities offered by connected homes a clear favorite.

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Spreadsheets and Beer: A Better Match Than You’d Think

What was once a necessity centuries ago is now one of the hottest trends to sweep the nation. From microbrews to barrel aging experiments to “hard” soda flavors, beer has become a popular hobby for the home brewer and a serious obsession for beer club members. This trend is causing an interesting intersection in modernity where tradition and technology are combining to create a new generation of lager enthusiasts. Read about how spreadsheets and apps contributed to this group's passion of beer. 

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