Needless to say, no one can do without energy. The availability of energy sources is critical to economic growth and fundamentally for the well-being of individuals, and remains one of the most critical factors. Numerous predictions share similar views that there is a fundamental need to expand and diversify supplies of energy, increase efficiency, and eliminate environmental risks.
In order to successfully address existing challenges, the energy sector needs a wide range of innovations. Mobility is one of the fastest growing and exciting trends nowadays. The mass adoption of smartphones and tablet PCs creates new opportunities for energy companies to increase efficiency and income.
It is important to remember that the energy industry encompasses various groups of industries including the petroleum, gas, electricity, coal, nuclear, renewable energy industries, etc.
The first successors of mobile technologies quickly recognized the high value of equipping them with fast, mobile data access via an easy-to-use interface. In addition to internal purposes, mobile devices are also used by energy companies as a means of contacting customers. Therefore, mobile apps from such companies can be roughly categorized into two main groups:
Every company has a desire to keep its expenses down and increase profits. In-house industry-specific apps can be organized from monitoring and diagnostic tools to business intelligence resources. Mobile apps can be specially designed for field workers in the energy industry, including drilling crews, maintenance technicians, mechanics, supervisors, tool technicians, safety managers and others. Such apps for mobile devices, primarily for tablet PCs such as the iPad, can make inventory, diagnostic information collection, data acquisition, telemetric remote control and other support functions possible.
The main advantages of mobile apps for energy companies can be as follows:
Mobile apps suggest step-by-step access to ensure that all work is done in accordance with company guidelines, safely, and correctly. In addition to increasing individual productivity and performance, mobile apps help the entire organization by providing timely collection and delivery information to corporate headquarters. In addition, field workers can use a single field service application rather than multiple software systems to interoperate with corporate systems.
Energy companies can place more emphasis on energy efficiency in their relationships with customers than simply focusing on prices and tariffs. With the help of mobile apps, customers can reduce wasteful energy consumption and thereby lower their expenses.
Certain research has shown that homeowners, who can check how much electricity they are using in real time, save on average more than 10% of energy almost instantly by turning off unnecessary lights and appliances.
Improving access to data on how energy is used in homes will enable users to calculate potential savings, increase energy knowledge and reduce energy consumption.
Customers can determine individually designed lighting scenarios, check room temperature settings and the heating system to make sure that the house is not being used unnecessarily while it is uninhabited. A mobile app transforms a smartphone, such as the iPhone or Android, or a tablet PC, such as the iPad, into a remote control for house energy systems. This enables homeowners to get more convenience and pleasure from their homes, appliances and supplies.
Basically, customers need to take advantage of the following features of energy business applications:
Hyperlink InfoSystem can help you with an app to raise awareness among customers and make the growing home automation market larger. In addition to the unique capabilities of mobile devices, custom mobile apps enable companies to turn their creative and innovative ideas into new opportunities. Tech-savvy energy executives use iPads and Android tablets to equip mobile workers, improve internal functioning, acquire new customers, and achieve greater customer loyalty.
The only drawback of the mobile app is that the services of app builders are not cheap. But with a well-thought-out professional approach, it quickly pays off and has significant advantages over even an adapted or responsive website. Let's take a closer look at the benefits of applications.
If you have ever tried to access a store's website from your smartphone, you immediately noticed how inconvenient it is to use it—tiny print, pages that do not fit the screen. You have to zoom in and move the page, getting lost with the necessary details now and then. The mobile application is fully adapted to the smartphone screen size - this is the main advantage of the application for the client. Moreover, only a mobile device allows some application functions (for example, push notifications, calls, geolocation) to work.
More than 50% of Internet users use it via mobile devices. And if a person installs your application on his smartphone, he is interested in buying your goods. That is, having a mobile application, you work only with the target audience. Now your client always has your application icon on the desktop. There is one click left before the purchase.
The application has constant access to the client. Personalized push notifications can be used to keep in touch with a potential customer. The main thing is the right quantity of messages you push. Notifications must be essential and useful.