Website Surveys and Mailing Lists: Although a mobile application is going to be a stronger option in the long run, many Canadian businesses take advantage of the mobile form feature within websites that offer free mail list building or survey software. The nice thing about these sites currently is that they are normally free to try and their software snaps into your website without requiring any programming. The owners of the websites that offer this type of service have normally also thought about how you can actually use the information that you are gathering. You therefore have options as to how you want to organize or export your data after it is gathered.
Build An Application Using A Template: There are different companies that have figured out that the number one thing that people dislike about mobile development is that there can be too much custom development work necessary in order to put together an application that actually does something. Accordingly, they went ahead and created platforms that allow people that are focused on a marketing campaign or a specific business result to use a template in order to develop a set of features that will gather information from inside a mobile application.
This has much more upside than using websites if you are working in a mobile environment because people are generally more likely to use mobile applications to get the bulk of their smartphone or tablet internet work and play accomplished. The largest downside for those using software that is template-driven is that the range of options and activities that you can create will be limited by the skills that you possess as an engineer.
Create A Custom Application: Of all approaches, this one may cost more, but it normally returns a larger customer base if the ideas and functionality that you built into it are something that people decide that they want to use. If you have a limited budget for mobile reporting, choosing one platform, either Android or IOS to develop your application on can help cut costs until you have measured how well your application is performing for you.
Gathering data from customers using a mobile form or a contextual pop-up can help you get very relevant information that allows you to make changes that can save you time and money with your business. Knowing which approach to take in terms of what tools and platforms you will get involved with before you get started should help put you on the right track for your Canadian business. The ProntoForms website has the available resources if you would like to learn more.