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Push for Apple learning devices well-founded

By September 4, 2012 No Comments

Creating innovative software solutions is useless unless they meet the specific technology portfolio of the target audience. Companies looking to invest in custom training software need to be mindful of these requirements and preferences when engineering mobile learning for office use to ensure better deployment of teaching structures.

The growing use of Apple devices like iPhones and iPads makes them a top candidate for software engineering to focus on. Larger mobile populations mean more widespread acceptance and familiarity with a family of devices, and when a new teaching tool is introduced to this setting, users will be better able to grasp the intricacies of the systems. Proper implementation will rely not only on the ability of users to accept the learning style, therefore, but also in whether they can actually access software.

An Apple a day

In the world of mobile devices, there are only a few players businesses have to contend with. Apple and Android smartphones make up the top 80 percent of platforms currently in use by consumers, so when engineering a custom training software solution, iPhone app development alone may not include the entirety of the workforce. Still, the device is gaining momentum among consumer and corporate worlds, so a hybrid system may gain the most viability of integration.

As it stands, a study by NetMarketshare discovered that mobile internet users are primarily connecting with Apple devices. The study showed this has been a consistent trend for the last year, with more than twice as much usership than any other device. Regardless of its ownership being about that of Android, it is clear that iPhones get more online use than the competition, making it a prime platform for mobile app development.

Learning grows

More than ever companies are pushing for a mobile workforce, not only to increase the accessibility but also to reach new users previously thought to be outside the range of such applications. The proliferation of tablets and smartphones has made even outlying areas accessible to mobile learning, according to Daily News & Analysis. Moving to training on the go opens up a vast number of environments as training theaters, no matter how unconventional, and grants users access to valuable resources when they need them most.

Groups that might have felt they could not benefit from education are also seeing the value of these tools as they gain new insight into their tools and trades. Research by a major app developer showed that agriculture workers now have more mobile tools than ever, making them a prime target for new teaching and mobile learning endeavors. Utilizing farm management and financial apps can help farmers and field hands maintain business health even while in the fields, according to the source.

Gaining access to tools whenever they need is one of the best features of new mobile applications for work. Companies looking to harness this omnipresent resource should be mindful that not everyone in an organization will have access to the same hardware, so keeping software flexible in BYOD environments, or offering company-owned devices, will make the implementation of a solution go more smoothly. Talk to CSE Software Inc. today for more information on how to best engineer a custom training system for maximum return on investment. CSE’s development team can make recommendations for mobile development that fits your organization’s business goals and budget.

Contact Stacey Burris at sburris@csesoftware.com or 1.309.670.7595 and ask for a mobile app development demo today!