Is your organization struggling to engage users with your mobile app?  In a world where digital interaction is paramount, simply having an app is often not enough to drive engagement.

Organizations need to include innovative features within the mobile app that not only attract but also retain and satisfy users. 

Whether you’re a municipality aiming to enhance civic engagement, an association looking to foster deeper member collaboration, or a union striving to strengthen solidarity, innovative app features can transform your mobile app into a powerful, interactive platform vs. a one-way method for distributing information.

Integrating with Your Existing Systems

More and more, users expect apps to be a one-stop shop for the content they need.. At Info Grove, we have the ability to integrate with other software solutions or third-party services commonly used by our customers to bring important features or content into their apps.

For example, for our US education association clients, we have integrated with NEA360, which helps authenticate their users when using the app. This allows members to use their existing credentials to access the app, simplifying the user experience and ensuring secure access.

The easier it is for your users to access and stay within your mobile app, without needing to fuss with clunky logins, multiple passwords or multiple apps open at once, the more likely they will be to regularly use the app. 

Accessibility and Inclusivity

Accessibility and inclusivity are increasingly important considerations in app development. You want to be sure your mobile apps are developed using native technology. This means the developer leverages a device’s operating system and built-in accessibility features. Any accessibility adjustments users have made on their iOS or Android devices—such as larger fonts or screen readers—will work seamlessly within the app, so that all users, including those with disabilities, can fully engage with the app.

Scalability to Meet Growing Demands

Another thing to consider when designing and implementing app features is scalability. You want your mobile app to grow with your organization’s needs, so any new features should also be scalable to accommodate increasing demand and usage. 

Info Grove’s platform is a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution hosted in a robust data center that can scale up to support more users as needed. Our technical team makes sure that for each new client, the infrastructure can handle increased usage without compromising performance. Additionally, our modular approach means that features can be added or updated without taking the app offline, allowing for continuous improvement and expansion.

Want to add an online forum to your app? Create a new interactive map? Establish a member directory? You can set all of these modules up on an existing mobile app without any downtime for your users.

Prioritizing Security and Data Privacy

Security and data privacy are top priorities when developing and deploying innovative app features. At Info Grove, our platform does not capture personally identifiable information (PII). We also provide multi-factor authentication (MFA) for admin users and content managers, enhancing security. For organizations that require restricted access to specific content, we offer customizable access levels to ensure that sensitive information is only available to authorized users.

Future Innovations and Advancements

One of my favourite things about working in mobile app development is the exciting pace of innovation and future potential. At Info Grove, our modular platform means we can continuously evolve and enhance the features available. 

In addition to staying on top of market trends that inform updates and enhancements, we keep an open line of communication with our clients and use their feedback to drive our platform’s continued innovation. Seeing a new feature come to life through collaboration with a client or potential client is always exciting.

The power of this collaborative ecosystem extends beyond a single feature. The Info Grove platform is a shared system where one client’s ideas can benefit everyone. In most cases, our clients’ suggestions don’t just stay with the client who made them; they become part of the ecosystem, enriching the mobile apps for everyone. It’s a win-win situation where innovation leads to more innovation.

By integrating cutting-edge features, prioritizing accessibility and scalability, and ensuring robust security measures, Info Grove’s mobile app platform empowers organizations to engage more effectively with their communities. Whether you’re looking to add new features, enhance existing ones or even launch your first mobile app, Info Grove provides the tools and support to take your mobile app beyond the basics.

Get in touch to learn how we can help.

Karim Mansour is an Inside Sales Representative at 14 Oranges, the creators of the Info Grove platform.

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