Your Restaurant Needs an App
Even if you don't own an
iPhone, you've probably been hearing a lot about "apps"
lately. So what is an app, anyway? It's an
application that was made for use on an iPhone or similar
Your computer at work or
home has programs like web browsers and video games.
Apps work the same way, only they are often free, or cost just
a few dollars. Different companies design apps to
provide information about businesses, to play games, or
thousands of other small tasks. Most people get apps by
downloading them for free (or a few dollars) from the Apple®
So how will an app help
your restaurant? There are three reasons why having an
app created specifically for your restaurant can be a great
1. Mobile Phone Web
Devices will Outnumber Personal Computers by 2013
There is an American
company named Gartner that is the world's leading information
technology research company. According to Gartner, the
total number of personal computers used worldwide will be 1.78
billion. But the number of smartphones and cell phones
with web browsers will number over 1.82 billion. But
what does that mean to you?
It means that the number of
people who use iPhones and cell phones to go online is
increasing at an extreme rate. The sooner you start
promoting yourself to people who use their phone to learn more
about dining opportunities, the better.
2. Apps Provide Your
Restaurant Information Fast
When someone downloads your
restaurant app, they can have access to your menu and location
in seconds. Plus app developers can create special
features that can be used to help with your restaurant
promotion. These include options like being able to send
updates to people who have your app, letting them access a
calendar of events. You can even include loyalty
programs or online ordering options.
Imagine someone being able
to touch your restaurant app on their iPhone, and in seconds
have instant access to your full menu. No more worrying
about whether or not they can find your restaurant website
online. Or if the menu on your main website doesn't show
up well on phones.
3. Apps Cost Less to
Create Than You May Think
So how much does it cost to
create an app for an iPhone or other wireless device?
The answer may surprise you. While there are companies
that charge thousands of dollars to create a custom app, there
are some that charge as little as $99.
$99 is enough to buy a
custom restaurant app with your logo, menu, and location
information. Other features like event calendars, or the
ability to push messages to app owners, usually cost a little
When the app is developed,
you pay $99 more to Apple® to get it in the iTunes® store.
It usually takes a few weeks to create an app, and a few more
weeks for Apple to approve it for download. Once it's
approved, you can link to the app page on iTunes from your
website, or from emails, and people can download it for free.
Questions About Restaurant Apps?
Give Delta Creations a call. We have developed over
370 websites since 2001,
including dozens of restaurant websites. We have worked
with app creation companies to help our clients nationwide get
their own restaurant apps. So if you want to learn more
about having an app created, please call us now at
send us an email. No pushy
sales talk, and you don't have to buy anything if you have