I had planned on buying some new furniture for my living room and a sofa had been on my list. But buying such a large one was not on the cards. The deal was good and the sofa looked a perfect fit for my new home decor. Now after I purchased it, I knew I would have to figure out a way to truck it to my home. It wouldn’t fit into my car. Hiring a truck for delivery could be expensive. I was wracking my brains to figure out a way when I remembered a colleague recommending a Delivery on Demand App for such quick and affordable deliveries. I looked for it on the Play Store, downloaded and set it up an in a few minutes and booked my truck. My sofa got delivered without a hitch, in time, safely. Yes, the mobile revolution and the subsequent App revolution have changed the way we manage things. Everything today is at fingertips literally. We have moved from “just a call away” and “just a few clicks” age to “just a few taps on your App” convenience. From where you are, you can book a cab, a dinner table, transfer money to pay your bills, check your blood pressure, monitor your cholesterol, read books, watch latest movies, download music, get study material for your subjects, improve your fitness, manage to parent. you name it and the App stores have a range of Apps addressing your needs. Your mobile manages your daily chores, schedules, reminders, bills, groceries, facilities required and more. It is a more effective and prompt concierge than ever was! So there I was, booking a vehicle to carry my new sofa to my home safely. As I logged in to the App, I was asked the type of vehicle I would need. Makes sense. Why should I book a medium truck for something that can go comfortably in a van? I entered my location of pickup and location of delivery and got an approximate estimate that looked reasonable enough. My van booking confirmed, I waited for the van to arrive. The delivery man was friendly and courteous and helped lift the sofa to fit into the van. I tracked the vehicle on my App till it reached my home, not that I needed to because my item was safe anyway – the delivery man had taken a picture of it and sent it to the admin. Within the given time, the sofa was delivered to my home and I heaved a sigh of relief. I paid for my App, so no cash was required. And got down planning where to place my sofa in my room. This hassle-free delivery made me wonder at the remarkable ease with which Apps are helping us to make our lives more comfortable. But before you select an App for a particular need, check out the following: 1. Does the App provide you with the service or solution you need? A good App should do one thing well. If it is packed with features that are distracting, you will not find it comfortable to use. Once the App has managed its core focus well, it can have additional features on the side. But presented in a way that does not confuse the user. 2. Does it have a clean and efficient interface? A cluttered interface leads to a cumbersome user experience. Look for an interface that is neat and intuitive. 3. Does it address your need specifically? Good apps know their audience to pinpoint precision. Before you start using the App, make sure it provides the feature you need most, and efficiently. 4. Does the App cover both iOS and Android Platforms? Ideally, you would need only one, depending on your phone type. But both version is an indication of the App’s easy accessibility and technology competence. 5. Is the App secure enough? This is a critical area. Since you may be making payments through your App, check its security clause. 6. Does the App have regular updates and evolution? As you get used to the App, you will find regularly updated notifications. This ensures that the App admin team is striving to keep the content up to date, adding new features and introducing fixes. It makes the App organic and robust. If your App covers these issues well, you have a good concierge in your hands, literally.
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