Create iPhone and Android App with CMS integration
Access to your services on demand, any time, anywhere
Apps for mobile devices are becoming hugely popular as a means of
obtaining information about specific products and services. More and more
businesses are releasing apps as an essential element of their overall
communications strategy. One of the great advantages of apps is that the data is cached onto the device, so once it is
downloaded it doesn’t need an internet connection, except for updates.
AMA develops customised apps for Android (including Android tablet), iPhone and iPad. Typically the app will replicate
information from an existing product, such as a directory, and make this
available on the mobile device, so it can be viewed any time, any place. As the
app normally uses existing data held within the CMS, we can develop new apps
rapidly and cost effectively.
The publisher still controls the content, and updates can be created very easily and automatically downloaded to
the device when an internet connection is established. So for example, if details
of a particular establishment or product have changed, once the change is
approved and the CMS updated it will automatically synchronise with the app, so
the information in the app is always as up to date as the main database.
Apps can be viewed on any browser, CD or pen drive, or
any other external storage device.
If you have information that you would
like to be available to your customers or members 24/7, talk to AMA about
developing your very own customised app.
- Integrated with online CMS
- Application to CD
- Off-line roaming
- Automatic updates
- Rapid development time as it replicates existing data
- Create your own apps
Case study – World Health Organisation
The World Health Organisation
(WHO) came to AMA when it wanted to develop a mobile communication system for
midwives and other health workers in remote areas of Africa. These midwives
operate in areas that can be hundreds of miles from the nearest hospital. The
need was for a system that would provide valuable training for the user while
on the move, together with information on medicines and treatments. A web based
solution was impractical as internet connections are unreliable or non-existent
in such remote parts.
AMA’s solution was to develop a mobile device with an app which can provide this information on the mobile
device at all times, without needing an internet connection. Included in the
app are learning tutorials, with video, slides and audio content. The device
and app are now in development and the WHO expects to begin testing the system
in western Africa in 2012. It is hoped that this app will prevent many
avoidable deaths of patients, including mothers and babies, in some of the
world’s poorest countries.