Thinking about building an App?.

How Apps Work.

If you own a Smartphone (and let’s be honest, you probably do), then you’ll have used a Mobile Phone App. Apps handle everything from your email, online streaming, navigation, task lists… the list is quite literally endless!

Modern mobile-optimised websites do a good job of providing most of the look and functionality of a native mobile app; however, sometimes, you just need that little bit extra.

Mobile apps offer integration with mapping services, push notifications, camera and mic integration, calendar and contact list integration, to name a few.

Our apps are built using Google’s Material UI, NativeBase or Kitten UI and can plug straight into our WordPress websites, meaning your app’s content is constantly updated when you update your site.

Modern mobile apps utilise a database via an API using technologies such as Expo and React Native to provide client-side speed and experience vs server-side scalability.

FL1 Digital are St Albans, Warwick, North London based app developers and established 17 years.

Estate Agency.

A mobile app can help any Estate Agency. Mobile Applications help your business to provide accurate and relevant properties to users based off of their activity and data. In turn, this will generate increased engagement and conversion rates.

Estate Agencies will also benefit from an open channel of communication. What this is means less lost emails and a more managed way of sending messages to existing and potential clients.

Furthermore, you’ll be able to communicate more directly and efficiently through a mobile app compared to a website as a mobile application makes communication more effective – plus the bonus of marketing notifications straight in their inbox!

Blogging & News.

Nowadays there’s a blog for every topic, this means it can be really hard for your blog to be seen in the crowd. What a mobile application will do is help your blog to stand out amongst other competitors. With more traffic streamlined to your blog, this means more content views and user engagement.

A lot of the time design is limited by its SEO compatibility. With an app you don’t need to worry about search-ability once it’s downloaded – meaning you can create a unique blog with less design limitations. What this means is you get to spend more time focussing on your brand identity and less time worrying about where you rank on Google, resulting in higher user engagement and more shares on social media!

Additionally, you can connect your existing website to your app – meaning less work but more flexibility for your blog.


With the digital world ever expanding, you’re probably looking at making your e-Commerce website ahead of the game. Customers spend a lot of time on their mobiles and considering 54% of global internet traffic comes from mobile users, you’ll want to make sure your business caters for this.

Here’s where your mobile app comes into play. Applications have the added bonus of knowing that much more about your customer i.e: their location, gender, age and purchasing history within your business. You can use this data to predict their shopping habits and send relevant products their way. Combined with the ability to send bespoke push notifications, deals & discounts – you can make your conversion rates sky rocket.

Don’t forget, spreading your brand across different platforms means you’ll have a higher brand recognition. Coupled with the potential of being able to use the app online and offline you’ll have the bonus of reaching your customers anywhere, anytime.

Health & Fitness.

Jumping on the Health & Fitness trend may sound fun until… the motivation runs out.

If you run a Fitness company and want to help your clients literally ‘stay on track’, a mobile app can help in numerous ways.

Where’s the fun in getting fit if you can’t track your progress. User engagement increases when your audience gets a ‘feel good’ factor from using your app. Just ran your 1000th mile, lifted your heaviest dumbbell or reached your desired weight? Consumers love that ‘ticked box, personal best’ feel when mapping their goals and achievements. And what does that mean for you? Increased user loyalty and retention.

If your app makes your clients feel better, healthier and reach their desired weight – they’ll be sure to renew their monthly subscriptions again and again.

Plus it’s a great way to know more about clients and their interactions to keep providing them with the services and recommendations they love.

Navigation & Mapping.

Navigation applications have completely revolutionised the way that we travel. In fact, our phones have become the most used resource for travelling over any other solution – ever!

With navigation and mapping it’s all about data and the more precise and personalised experience you can offer, the more popular your business will be.

This is where a mobile app comes in. Think about all of the data you can track, manage and manipulate.

With this data you can:

  • Predict traffic conditions based off of total user activity
  • Suggest relevant places to eat / visit based off of popular searches
  • Streamline routes based off of user history
  • Emit navigation errors based off of user experiences

In turn this will lead to increased conversion rates, repetitive use of your mobile app and providing a better user experience.


The booking-world has moved online and phone-call bookings are long, tedious and quite frankly: frustrating.

Streamline your booking process through a mobile application that will modernise the way that you take reservations. Plus, your staff will spend less time on the phone taking bookings and more time working on more valuable things.

A mobile booking application will also create a more tailored and personal user experience and has the knowledgable data to up-sell and recommend deals.

This in turn will improve revenue and decrease no-shows (or at least make a room available quicker).

Cut your workload and admin tasks in half by letting your mobile application handle the tedious details and cross referencing.