How Deliver Effective Apps for Logistics?

by Emma Dallas | October 29, 2018 1:00 pm

A vehicle is driving from point A to point B with a definite speed. How fast will it get to the destination? Are traffic jams and weather conditions considered? Probably, not, if we’re talking about maths homework.

But in case of logistics, the answer depends on what applications are used and how good they are. Logistics is a broad sphere which occupies a noticeable market segment. According to Statista, the world’s supply chain revenue is constantly growing and it made 13.63 billion U.S. dollars in 2017.logistics world revenueIn other words, there is a place to grow and to improve. A success of any logistics company depends on effective management, automation of business processes, customer orientation, etc. Applications can ease and improve the whole process of delivery and be useful for company management, drivers and consumers. All popular apps share definite features essential for their effective functioning.

Main features of logistics application

1. Attractive UI (User Interface). This is what makes the first impression and here works the principle ‘good clothes open all doors’. Simple and pleasant design together with clear navigation forms 50% of your app’s success.

2. Fast loading and high performance. Users should not wait longer than five seconds for an application to load. High performance and stable operating[1] are also a must under different types to Internet connection.

3. Support and feedback. Customers will always have questions or troubles with the app work. A fast and informative answer can be the reason to buy your product.

4. Cross-platform compatibility. Because of the diversity of mobile devices available in the market, a solution for logistics should be compatible with different environments[2], e.g., iOS, Android. Cross-platform development meets multiple demands and boosts the revenue.

Popular logistics applications according to target users

users of logistic applicationsEffective management is a core condition for the competitive work of an organization. Planning, communication, and control is only a small part of all administrative duties. Apps for logistics can considerably simplify this process. Here is the list of apps specifics that can help in managing a logistic company:

In fact, examples are numerous and depend on the person’s experience in this occupation sphere. Modern tendencies lead to the automation of goods delivery (robots, drones), self-driving vehicles and on-demand delivery.

There are also applications useful for drivers and organization of their work:

Examples can be diverse, and there exist many startups that offer new services. They can not provide the automatic shipment yet but seriously comfort drivers’ work.applications for drivers

Customer orientation is also a key to your business success. Clients should enjoy the service, feel the support and have the desire to apply to your company again. Logistics application can cover most of the customers’ needs:

We have considered popular applications, their main features, and user orientations. Another precondition that will cover your back is to foresee the possible pitfalls.

How not to fail: what problems should a logistics application solve?

The industry may face different issues concerning its size, location, payment systems etc. However, there exist general problems that appear relevant to the majority of logistics companies.

The solutions to these problems can vary according to some preferences or beliefs. One may try to find the solving using old-fashioned methods: calculation, comparison, making deals, etc. On the contrary, a developing company should keep in touch with the technical progress that allows developing an application for logistics. Such applications can considerably improve and upgrade your business as well as solve the pressing issues.logistics main problems

Final word

Developing an application is a challenging task that requires high professionalism and management. Logistics is a promising sphere where such apps can become useful and succeed. One should consider numerous factors beforehand, do thorough planning and management. Professional and thorough testing is also a must for an application. A high-quality[3] product will always be a hit with the concerned users.

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Endnotes:
  1. High performance and stable operating: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2018/04/17/testing-system-bottlenecks/
  2. compatible with different environments: http://qatestlab.com/services/manual-testing/compatibility-testing/
  3. high-quality: http://qatestlab.com/services/quality-assurance/
  4. How to Test Multiuser App with no Control of Concurrency Issues?: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2013/10/15/how-to-test-multiuser-application-with-no-control-of-concurrency-issues/
  5. You don’t need software testing, do you?: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2018/07/02/no-software-testing/
  6. Why quality of your website defines its success: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2018/02/12/test-website-quality/
  7. Software Testing: add the secret sauce to your solution: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2018/01/23/software-testing-sauce/
  8. Is software testing a waste or a benefit?: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2017/12/15/software-testing-purpose/

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