Zoostr, the free cloud accounting and marketing app, is used by over 25,000 small businesses worldwide. Smartphones and Tablets usage has tripled in the last six months and currently represent over 30% of the Zoostr app users’ transactions.
Smartphone & Tablet Share of Zoostr Users
Zoostr Data for November-13 to January-14
How to choose a smartphone for your business?
We recommend to use an Android or iOS (Apple operating system) based device. Android is the most popular smartphone platform with a wide range of devices and prices. iOS is mainly used by Apple fans and those that wish to purchase a highly priced device.
Screen size is probably one of the top factors when selecting a smartphone. You need to find the optimal size for you: large enough for your small business applications and not too large for being a mobile phone. Some of our users prefer large devices such as Samsung Galaxy Note. Others, feel more comfortable with a small devices such as Micromax A116, Samsung Galaxy S and iPhone.
You need to make sure the smartphone works smoothly, specifically with internet connection, phone calls and business applications. You don’t want your phone to freeze or reboot frequently, specifically, not when you communicate with a customer or looking for an address or invoice.
Your smartphone is your personal computer and personal assistant. You need to feel comfortable with it. Hold it in one hand and try to do the routine operations you usually do. Hold it with two hands and do the same. Take it from your pocket and instantly operate it. Answer the question: “does it feel great?”
Ask your Friends
Your friends, family and business colleagues’ recommendations and comments are probably the best you can find!
Your smartphone is a great tool for running your small business, but it is also a great tool for entertainment, media consumption, internet and communications. Before choosing a smartphone, try to: view a video clip on YouTube, access your Facebook account, browse the internet and read some news.
Last but not least. Price is a major factor. A good brand name may guarantee quality and support. But you could find also non-expensive smartphones with great quality.
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