Apps make your life easier. You can place an order for nearly anything with the touch of a button, you can call a cab to your door or schedule an appointment all without talking to a live person. It seems only natural that as apps make our personal lives more efficient, they're also making our business lives more productive and functional.
"Over the last five to 10 years we have seen enterprises move away from in-house apps to off-the-shelf or SaaS models. Many of these are consumer-grade services that are retrofitted to specific enterprise needs," says Dan Rowinski, editor in chief of the Application Resource Center (ARC), publishers of the report and the editorial and research arm of app quality and testing company Applause.
But not every app is a home run, and finding the perfect app for your needs can take some trial and error. Applause Mobile Sentiment Analysis collates data on over 30 million apps across the Android and iOS app stores, as well as billions of star ratings, to rate the quality of popular apps and determined the top 10 apps among business users. According to Applause, a good app is one with "simple navigation, accurate information, relevant notifications, quick launch times, fast performance and an engaging and fun experience." The average app quality score is 67.3, according to Applause, and these 10 apps scored above that range among business executives.