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Working with the Businesses of Today - Core's Mobile App

Aug 22, 2017 | By Seth David | 0 Comments

Topics: Mobile, Apps, Core, Mobile Accounting, Mobile Apps

In the business of today we want mobility. We want to be able to go anywhere and still be able to run our businesses. There is even a growing sector that we’re referring to as “digital nomads” who live their lives accordingly.

My wife and I have had this discussion. We would consider selling our home, getting an RV, and going all over the country. Why not? There is actually nothing stopping us from doing that. I can do everything I do from anywhere. I don’t need to go into an office. In fact I don’t. I work from home. I can go for three days, or more without ever leaving my home.

Last week I ordered my groceries online, and arranged to pick them up on Saturday morning between 7 and 8 am. At 7 am I took the two minute drive from my home to the supermarket. I pulled into the designated Ralph’s Clicklist parking space, called the number to let them know I was there, and a minute later a young kid came out with my groceries. He loaded them into my car, confirmed that I had everything I’d ordered, and I was on my way. I was back home within 15 minutes of when I’d left.

That service saved me a ton of time. I didn’t have to go up and down the aisles looking for anything. I searched the website, found exactly what I was looking for, ordered, paid, and picked up. This is efficiency at its best. Now I had more time, so I headed to Griffith Park and went for a hike. While I was hiking I’m sure I responded to some messages in Slack. A friend responded to me on Facebook Messenger, and I sent her some photos of my “current view.”

The reason I can do all of this from anywhere is because of mobile apps. People often ask me what apps I use every day.

Here’s your answer: Applications I use

Click on an application and you can see links to the days I’ve used them. I am not always 100% about updating this, but it will give you a pretty solid idea. You can cyber-stalk me by bookmarking this. In those daily thoughts, I write notes about what is going on throughout my day. Some days I am better than others when it comes to updating them. Some days are missing because I marked them private.

All of this is to say that in order to work AS a business of today, I need good mobile apps. A good mobile app is one that offers me all, or substantially all, of the functionality of the web app so I am not slowed down when I am mobile.

Let’s look at Core’s mobile app to see how we can accomplish anything we need to, no matter where we are.

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