Keith Ferrazzi, the author of “Never Eat Alone,” distinguishes highly successful people from others by how they use the power of relationships.
Each interaction with another person can become a massive asset to your future business.
Yet, launching networking efforts, staying attractive to people, managing your contacts, and attracting crowds is a challenging endeavor, almost impossible without the proper tools.
In this article, we’ll discuss mobile apps that simplify networking.
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The era of networking services started with LinkedIn back in 2002. The service united 850 million people from over 200 countries worldwide in twenty years. That is an excellent example of a service that approached the demand of its time. LinkedIn is estimated to make about eight billion dollars in advertising only by 2026.
Yet, new times bring new solutions. Former LinkedIn users seek new soft for new goals, and the market is ready to respond.
LetsLunch, a newly created app available in 6 countries, already focuses on making people meet face-to-face quickly. The app uses AI software to help you identify matching contacts quickly based on calendars or interests.
Whoa was designed to facilitate networking efforts during live events. As a user roams through an event hall, the app provides attendees with smart profiles, enables them to scan and exchange business cards seamlessly, start a group chat, exchange social media links, and more.
Business events are the main area where people meet each other. Yet, missing an event needed in the torrents of notifications is relatively easy. Event apps were created to simplify the tracking of critical social gatherings. Here are some of the best:
Eventbrite is a perfect solution to discover or announce new events by your interests and geographical proximity. The app provides real-time reporting on ticket sales, notifications, recommendations, alerts, and other valuable features.
Bizaboo is an event app with huge customization possibilities. If you are an event organizer, the app allows customizing your templates. This makes your brand look consistent and reputable through different channels. As an attendee, you can create a personal profile and check the profiles of other attendees. The app offers social media integration to ensure you don’t lose track of people of interest.
Meeting with simple-minded people is what usually turns you on. Yet, it’s not always easy to pick the right ones from the crowd. For this reason, we have interest-based apps. They help find the right people within very narrow markets or professional niches.
Common Connect is an app that helps unite people with common business interests. The app allows one to reach out to people of interest and offers potential contacts based on geographical proximity or a typical career.
Shapr is a Tinder-like app for business personas looking to find people with shared interests. The app allows you to swipe through numerous potentially interesting profiles. Once a user decides on a particular contact, the app will enable them to organize a face-face meeting or an online chat.
Relationship building may be a full-time job, yet we cannot sacrifice it all our working time. Therefore, we can enjoy helpful services that make connecting with other human beings simpler, faster, more organized, and more effective.
Yet, not a single product on the market is perfect, and a plethora o solutions are competing for new features to cater to the most specific needs of the audience. If you have an idea for your own networking app but have questions, like the cost to build an app or what is the timeline, follow the link: https://mlsdev.com/blog/app-development-cost.
Author’s bio: Anastasiia Lastovetska is a technology writer at MLSDev, a software development company that builds web & mobile app solutions from scratch. She researches the area of technology to create great content about app development, UX/UI design, tech & business consulting.