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Another Step Towards A Fully Mobile World

As you may know, today’s world is becoming more mobile each and every day. This could be scary for some people but, it is a huge benefit for most and for business efficiency.
What is the big new invention that is getting people talking?!
Apple recently announced their new credit card, the Apple Card! This credit card really kicks it up when we are talking about turning our world truly mobile. As Apple says, “There’s never been a card this smart.” Apple Card lives on your iPhone and makes your life easier. Some of the hardest and most annoying tasks you had to do in the past are now done in the palm of your hand with just a click of a button.

Here are some of features the Apple Card has:

Tracking and Reporting:
This Apple Card has one of the easiest tracking systems to keep you updated and alert to what you are spending, when you are spending and where you are spending.
The Apple Card Wallet app on your iPhone will allow you to see weekly summaries and monthly summaries. There is no need for you to have to have separate banking apps or websites, it is all totaled and laid out for you in your mobile apple wallet that you can decided if you would like weekly or monthly reports.
And if you didn’t think that was easy enough… it gets even easier! Apple Card makes it easy to spot trends in your spending, so you can decide if you need or want to change those trends.
Have you ever gone back to your bank statement and wondered, wait, where was this $50 charge from? Well, you don’t have to worry anymore… Apple Card pin points the exact address of the charge that gives you the name of the store, restaurant, building, etc and locates it the map for you!
Daily Cash:
Apple Card has created one of the easiest systems for cash back, and as they say, “Daily Cash that’s even easier to spend than cash”
No matter where you are using you Apple Card it gives you Apple Cash on every single purchase you make and goes into your Apple Cash card in your Wallet app, and you can just spend that cash with just a tap.
Payments Made Simple:
Well, we all know the worst thing about having credit cards… the payments. But, Apple Card has made payments a little less stressful. On your mobile Apple Card Wallet app, it clearly shows how to save on interest. Apple Card helps you by keeping track of your payments and also gives you suggestions of when you should pay them off. It also will notify you when your payments are due. No more stress of rushing to meet your payment deadline!
These are just a few features of the Apple Card that can make your life more efficient and less stressful through mobile. With mobile becoming the most popular and efficient tool it is helpful to stay on top of all the latest trends to help keep your business performing efficiently!
We would love to talk to you about your mobile strategy to help you take your company to the next level in the mobile world. Contact our Director of Business Development, Sari Zalesin. sari@jacapp.scom or 248-353-9030

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Improving Patient Engagement and Wellness with Mobile

As healthcare spending in the U.S. continues to grow (currently nearly 18% of GDP) and as accountability in healthcare becomes a bigger and bigger issue, engaging patient audiences in their care is a bigger challenge than ever. Getting patients to integrate simple, daily habits to benefit their health is key to improving outcomes. While many companies look to foster proactive, instead of reactive healthcare – they are having trouble making these processes easy for patients. But with so many of us so deeply dependent on our smartphones, perhaps mobile technology holds some answers.

Private practice physician groups, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers are working to incorporate better technology into their internal processes and patient communications.

Beyond EHR (electronic health records) there are many ways to keep patients and families abreast of facility logistics, patient health literacy, and service or surgery preparation.
Take Dr. Partha Nandi for example: by day Dr. Nandi performs endoscopic procedures to diagnose and treat digestive health. On top of his typical practice, Dr. Nandi wanted to better communicate his holistic approach to patient health. Educating the public and his patients is an important part of his business. With an application, Dr. Nandi was able to get his content in the hands of his on-the-go consumers. This internal medicine physician is able to share e-books, educational episodes, and many other patient literacy tools to better serve his audience. A mobile application complements his health delivery model because an important part of health is the ability to make mindful health efforts anywhere, anytime.
Mobile apps can also be an option for hospitals to communicate better with their consumers. A hospital Florida wanted to help its audience stay on top of ER wait times, important urgent care information, and mapping of their medical center to help patients and families get around. Knowing that much more time on mobile phones is spent within applications instead of in browsers, they understood the opportunity mobile provided.
Mobile apps are a proven way to seamlessly connect with your community! Healthcare costs and getting better outcomes is an issue for everyone, and health and wellness providers can make their patient experience a digital one. This will save resources and benefit both patients and healthcare providers! To share ideas for your institution’s healthcare app please contact us at .

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How Mobile Apps Are Transforming the Construction Industry

According to PwC Global construction output is estimated to grow 85% to $15.5 trillion by 2030. In order to support this increased work load many companies are turning to mobile.
Mobile technology enables the collection and distribution real-time information to benefit a wide variety of processes associated with a variety of construction projects. While the industry evolves, one thing remains constant: construction projects require an enormous amount of coordination of people, information and resources in an environment that isn’t conducive to desktop or even laptop devices.
Construction managers require great attention to detail and the ability to manage many elements of a project at once. This may include keeping track of subcontractors, progress, scheduling, quotes, invoices, schedules, union work rules and more. Historically, pen and paper has been the route many management teams take. When some or all of that information is recorded on paper or in digital systems that can’t accommodate mobile, it takes a toll on time management and productivity.
Mobile technology creates an abundance of opportunity to improve efficiency and accuracy, reduce costs, and accelerate timelines. With the ubiquitous use of smartphones, construction managers can leverage the power of apps to reduce costs and improve the bottom line.
Here are some ways companies have used mobile technology on the job:

  1. Improved communication with dispatch teams: Dispatch is an important part of many construction jobs. Materials, people, and schedules are always changing and always on the go. Mobile apps and GPS capability can help keep track of or send new jobs to the closest technician. Technicians are able to complete work orders directly from the field, reducing data entry time and avoiding costly errors.
  2. Provide real-time access to plans, quotes and orders: Apps can provide two-way access to information allowing construction companies to file electronic versions of work orders, plan clarifications, building code references, by-laws and more for quick access by teams in the field. This improves productivity and reduces the need for re-work.
  3. Improve accountability of team members: GPS locations, staff travel times, and time spent on-site can all be consistently monitored with mobile apps. This improves accountability and reduces labor costs. Companies can also reduce costs with mobile timesheets that record clock-in/clock-out times. To benefit transparency with clients and management, staff can also document their work progress with photos.
  4. Manage equipment more effectively: Equipment scheduling and maintenance can affect a construction company’s bottom line. With a mobile application it’s easier to track and manage equipment use. Users can log equipment hours and keep track of locations to and improve planning and use.
  5. Provide and track safety training: Construction safety features can include the ability to digitize safety inspection checklists, document safety meetings and incidents, and provide instruction in the event of accidents. Up to date training materials (including video) can be easily pushed out to workers on their mobile devices.

This list just scratches the surface, there are many different uses for mobile apps in the construction industries. At jācapps we have consulted unions, associations, as well as individual businesses on how this technology can be customized to fit organizational goals. If you’re curious about mobile and would like to have a conversation about ways it can be customized to your company’s needs, please contact us at .