Best mobile apps for dentists
Mobile apps are the latest trend used by business owners to reach their consumers. Not only do they reduce marketing costs, but they are also more reliable and improve loyalty. This is attained by the fact that a user already commits by downloading the app on their mobile phone.Some of the best features that should be looked at include:
An app that reduces the costs on resources. This means a more affordable way of communicating with clients while cutting down on both the time used and monetary costs. The fact that a user has downloaded the app, means they are more receptive to the message as opposed to sending texts to a clients’ list which could waste resources on people who never wanted the message in the first place.
A good app allows for online bookings by clients. With the easy access to the internet, it would be amazing if the clients could book their appointments from their mobile app, other than calling which is a bit cumbersome and time wasting especially when the dentist’s assistant is swarmed and the client has to hold for long before getting served (most of us have been there…)
There is nothing better than an app that reminds patients on their upcoming appointments! Lets face it, its very easy to forget when the next appointment is, and it would save both the client and the dentist a lot of time if they have access to an app that serves the purpose of having a reminder on upcoming appointments.
A design that is appealing to the eye, and is simple enough to be used by the clients. A complicated app can be frustrating to the user and may not encourage future downloads either!
A friendly app is basically non intrusive to the user. This means no pop up ads and short precise relevant messages. It would be quite annoying for a client to be at their place of work and the app keeps updating with new and perhaps lengthy messages (which could be irrelevant to them). The mobile app for dentists therefore has very precise messages and if possible, time conscious.
It should be able to analyse the market trends. This means provide an analysis on bookings made, messages sent, app downloads and the clients who are more receptive to the messages. This would help in knowing whether its a successful marketing strategy or not. It also helps to know where the business pusher needs to weigh in and where to ease on in terms of messages relayed via the app.
The best mobile apps for dentists are ones that encourages loyalty of the customers. This is by adapting to their needs in a way that they feel like they are a priority, that they are treasured. This could be achieved by giving them a section which allows them to give feedback to the business owner. Another way is by making the app easy to share and recommend by the clients on their social media sites. The social media is a powerful marketing tool that cannot be ignored and who better to share the app than the users themselves!
A dentist is a busy person who may already have an established clientele or may be looking for new patients. An app that allows for the patient to easily access information on the dentist’s clinic e.g location, opening hours, booking information, and at the same time cutting monetary and time costs on the business owner,while reaching a precise and accurate market would be termed as the best app for their business.