So many Time & Attendance solutions have already added an Android app to their offering, those that haven’t yet will have to move to keep up. Rolling out an Android app extends the functionality of your solution, empowering both workers and managers to access to it whenever the time is right for them.
Extend the reach of your time & attendance solution with an Android app
Android is the dominant mobile platform. According to Statcounter, Android had 72% of the global mobile OS market share at the start of 2017 and started 2018 with nearly 75% of it. There is no ‘offering a mobile solution to end users’ if you’re not providing the solution on the mobile platform they’ve already chosen.
For companies that encourage or allow bring your own device (BYOD) programs, employees are used to being able to handle work-related tasks from their phones. Employees can take care of routine requests like submitting for vacation time or checking their upcoming work schedule wherever they are and without having to take HR or managerial time. An Android time & attendance app is another way to give people access to needed information and functions at just the right time and place for them.
Swift development platform empowers product managers and developers
The end users will also love an Android time & attendance app because it’s a platform in which developers can work quickly. That means that it’s easy to build and deploy new functionality as demand requires.
As an open source platform, Android has an ever-growing array of reliable, scalable utilities and tools that empower your development team to rapidly customize features and functions in response to shifting user needs. Google is also working to keep Android a platform for innovation. While Java has been the dominant development language used for Android, Google recently began officially supporting Kotlin, a new, simplified and elegant development language that developers love to work in. The language is 100% interoperable with Java, the (until now) dominant development language used on Android, which means developers don’t have to rewrite Java-based Android apps to shift to working in the more modern language.
ATS built off of Android’s open source resources in the development of our Android-based time clocks. We provide customers with our own custom-built, hardware-specific Android toolkits and utilities to make development, integration, and deployment with your time & attendance solution easy.
Offering an Android app gives your sales team and customers options
In the current state of constant product innovation and cycles, a viable workforce solution has to start offering a mobile component. Customers who demand that flexibility and always-available access for their workforce simply won’t shortlist any solution that doesn’t provide a mobile option.
Pairing your Android mobile app with Android-based time clocks gives your sales team maximum flexibility and results with minimal development time to meet a wide variety of customer needs. Now your sales team can offer smart solutions that will work for companies who can’t rely entirely on virtual time clocks, but definitely want mobile flexibility where they want to allow it. Repurposing your Android app for use on a physical terminal is a cost-effective way to separate you from the solutions that can only offer virtual terminals.