How long does it take to make an app?
We can typically create a fully functioning mobile app in 2-3 weeks. It takes another 10-14 days for the approval process with Apple and Google before the app is available for download.
How will people know I have an app?
One of the best ways to promote downloads is through your current means of reaching your customers. Typical methods are Website, Social Media, Email Blast, etc. Your app will be available for download on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. This means that people can also search for your business in the respective app store, and download it that way. We can also provide free promotional materials to advertise your app in your business or at your events.
Is there an additional cost for adding functionality after the app is launched?
No. You have the ability to make changes to your app with our client dashboard at any time. If you need assistance, simply call us, and we can walk you through it over the phone.
What is the difference between a mobile website and a mobile app?
A mobile website is specifically designed for smaller screens and the touchscreens of smartphones and tablets. Mobile apps can function in much the same way mobile websites do but with some key differences. Mobile apps can work in the background and are native to the phone. They can track the individual with the app for loyalty, coupons, sending push notifications, and to easily use mobile payments. Mobile apps also allow you to send push notifications to all of your clients/members. The mobile app is also accessed with one touch, and mobile websites are something people need to search for on the Internet.
What are the benefits for an association?
I'm glad you asked! We actually specialize in working with associations and non-profits. Associations have typically been using "event apps" up until this point. They have to pay the app developer a build fee to build an app for one event. The app then disappears when the event is over with, so the following year when you have the same event, you have to pay the same build fee all over again. We don't do that. Our business model is more affordable and more practical. We build an app for you and your members that you have access to year round, 365 days a year, for membership engagement purposes. This gives you the ability to send out push notifications to all of your members throughout the year, to ensure most of your members are seeing your communications (e-mails only have around a 30% open rate.) Push notifications are great for getting members to register for events ("Annual Conference is coming up in 4 weeks, tap here to register now!"). They are also great for legislative advocacy purposes ("SB 123 just passed committee, tap here to tell your Representative to vote yes/no on SB 123!") Then, you can turn your year round app into an event app for an unlimited amount of events throughout the year at no additional cost.
How much does it cost?
We don't list prices on our website, because costs differ depending on the type of app you need, and what features you require. App Embark charges a one time build fee to build the app, and then a monthly fee. App Embark does not require you to sign any contracts, so you just pay month to month. Most of the organizations we work with end up profiting on the app. Schedule a demo now to get a quote.