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Coworking management software is extremely important in today’s coworking climate. Without it, many of your clients will become frustrated and annoyed at the lack of accessibility and ease. Even more important, you must make sure your coworking management software also has a mobile and Ipad friendly app that goes along with it, in order to best serve your members and gain more revenue.
Mobile Usage is the new normal
There are 6.4 billion smartphone users in the whole world today. When we compare that to the global population of 7.9 billion, we can see that over 80% of the world owns and uses a smartphone.
In the past few decades, phones have become the go-to for social interaction, gathering information, or even any organization-related tasks. This is why in a world like today’s you need to let your members have access to your coworking space in an easy and efficient manner, such as through their phones. No doubt every member in your space will have their phones constantly on them, making a mobile app the most optimal way for them to book rooms, desks, or buy plans off of your coworking space.
A study done by Google shows that “89% of people are likely to recommend a brand after a positive brand experience on mobile”. This means that if your members have a place to go to on their phones that is convenient and easy to use, then you are more likely to get others into your space.
Mobile usage for your coworking space is a crucial aspect of your brand. If you give this to your members, you will allow them to have access to your space through various different outlets, creating a very positive experience for them.
What you should look for in a coworking space mobile app
Your members should be able to do everything on the app that they can do on the coworking management software. When picking one, it’s important to make sure that the mobile app is just as effective and user-friendly as the software.
Some things to look for:
- Ease of use in terms of bookings for desks and rooms: You want to be sure that your members are going to have an easy time booking their desks or rooms. This is one of the most important features of the mobile app that needs to be very straightforward and user-friendly.
- Store features: This includes all your plans, services, products, day passes and so on. Your members should be able to purchase things easily and quickly through the mobile app.
- Optimization of all the features: You want to check if the app itself is as optimized as possible. The features should be easy to access and get to.
- Mobile-friendly interface: Check the interface and see if everything looks good. Having an app that is appealing will make you look more professional to your members, so make sure that the app is not only optimized but also has a great interface.
Tip: When searching for coworking management software, make sure that the mobile app is not an afterthought of the software itself, but rather a deliberately designed app that is proven to increase the quality of the member experience in your coworking space.
How Archie Rooms can help you
Archie Rooms is Archie’s mobile and iPad version of its coworking management software. Archie Rooms was thought out and designed as well as possible for coworking spaces to be able to use with ease, efficiency, and for smooth operations. With Archie Rooms your members can perform all the tasks they need from room booking to check-ins and cancellations.
Archie Rooms enables your members or users to book rooms or desks quickly and effortlessly with a simple tap. Designed carefully and precisely, room and desks bookings are well thought out and readily optimized for your team members and users to enjoy.
Cancellations can be made tedious if not done properly, which is why Archie Rooms created cancellations to be simple and as easy to handle as possible. This will enable your members and users to be pleased when doing any necessary cancellations without having to jump through various hoops to get there.
Check-ins are great for knowing which rooms are occupied and which ones are free. If someone has booked a room, they will be able to check-in whenever they arrive there. You will also have the option to cancel any bookings for unaccounted rooms that have not had any check-ins. This should speed up the process of your operations significantly.
Room availability and scheduling:
Archie Rooms will let your users check all the availability for rooms and desks and see exactly what is booked for when and for how long all in real-time. This will help your space tremendously in terms of scheduling conflicts between your members.
Archie Rooms is attentively designed to create a great user experience for yourself and for your members. With features that will optimize your operations as much as possible, Archie Rooms is a great choice for your coworking mobile app needs.
Mobile apps are a very important part of the experience your members and users will have in your coworking space. As we’ve seen, mobile usage is one of the most prominent trends over the past few decades, with many people constantly turning to their phones for business-related uses. With a coworking space mobile management app, your space will be much more appealing to the new and existing members and users of your coworking space.
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