by Brad Dupee
You can’t wait for a train, watch a major sporting event, or attend your child’s recital without seeing the image so common to us now: the soft glow of a mobile phone’s screen. The ubiquitous smartphone has made us go nuts for mobile apps. And, with over 900,000 apps in the Apple store and the list always growing, there are many cool ones to explore. But for the business professional, it’s about mobility, not mobile apps. We’re not in our living room playing games or “pinning” our favorite items. We’re running for a plane in Denver, trying to find a conference center in Chicago, or driving the infinite abyss of I-95 on the east coast during our business travel. So for us, it’s about movement – what are the apps that will allow me to hit the road, and meet face to face with key contacts, without losing the ability to be as productive, if not more, as if I were in my office.
Seventy-five percent of the workforce is now mobile. And as an executive of a mobile app venture start-up, I am my target audience, and I’ve created my own list of essential road warrior apps that keep me moving, while enhancing my productivity.
What are the apps that keep you moving? I’d love to hear.
Company: Internet/mobile startup
Testimonial: “You are my favorite app on my iPhone. Every time I use it I marvel at the magic. Seriously, this is so beautifully executed. I recommend MobileDay to everyone.”
Company Type: Telecommunications
Testimonial: “I give MobileDay the biggest thumbs up yet! I can now throw away the Post-it notes that have the conference dial-in numbers scratched on them. MobileDay reminds me of the conference call time and date plus dials the bridge with PIN number and all. Easy. Everyone that makes conference calls during their mobile day should use this app.”
Title: Product Management Director
Company Type: Security Software
Testimonial: “It seems there is ALWAYS a problem getting everyone on a conference call. I’ve always said that when someone figures out how to get people on a conference call with one click, the problems will go away. MobileDay has done it! I tell all my coworkers who are ‘on the go’ about it. Now we can all get the first 10 minutes of our meetings back.”
Title: Regional Sales Manager
Company Type: Security Software
Testimonial: “This App is awesome! It has worked flawlessly since the first time that I used it. Reliability aside, just the simplicity of not having to worry about punching in all the conference numbers is great, especially when I am traveling. You make it easy. Thanks MobileDay!”
Title: Social Media Consultant
Company Type: Marketing Consultancy
Testimonial: “I am on conference calls constantly (isn’t every entrepreneur these days!) I tend to find myself fumbling through calendars to find the call in numbers, access codes and pin numbers, then writing them down on any scrap of paper I can find – sometimes while in my car – so that I can call in. I’ve been using MobileDay for a couple of weeks now and it’s so easy! As a business owner, every minute counts, so I’m always looking for time-saving apps, tools, and techniques! MobileDay helps me save time and makes it easy for me to create my own conference calls, as well as join others. The numbers I’ve entered work with their system so that when I need to, the app dials the numbers correctly (at this point 100% of the time!) Excited to continue using MobileDay and see just how much time and headache it can save me!”
Title: Operations Manager
Company Type: E-learning
Testimonial: “I am a remote employee and spend thousands of minutes a week on conference calls. Each and every call requires the unmanageable string of numbers & symbols that are impossible to memorize – and you can only waste so much time trying to program these into your smartphone. MobileDay makes these calls effortless – I can join quickly with a single touch!”
Company Type: Construction
Testimonial: “I’m typically on the road about half the workweek and I have several weekly audio conference calls with clients that can’t be missed. In the past, I had to either pull over to tap into those conference calls (wasting precious travel time) or attempt to dial in while driving (making me the scourge of other drivers). Not to mention that highway driving lulls me into a daze that makes it difficult to remember to call in at the right time. MobileDay installed in seconds, is extremely easy to use, allows me to dial in without taking my mind off the road, and it even reminds me to dial in at the right time. An awesome product all around!”
Name: Chris G., Denver, CO
Title: Vice President, Product Management
Company Type: Health, Wellness and Fitness industry
Testimonial: MobileDay is truthfully the only 3rd party app I use for business and I use it every day. One touch to connect to tens of proprietary and annoying conference call systems while driving or traveling is truly indispensable and I suspect can dramatically improve road safety for commuters, much less free up our brains to do more than memorize codes between screens.