Can I too have a brand spanking shiny new native mobile app please!!!
Claude: As you can imagine, mobile has become a necessity for increasing number of Saas apps now. We are extremely and seriously cognizant of this fact. Having said that, please allow me to shed some light on the problem. A large application like CATS is so feature rich with literally hundreds of screens/fields/options, it is an incredibly difficult task to create a native mobile app that actually is useful to a professional recruiter. As you can attest, recruiting is a labor intense, detailed oriented profession and building a simple, user friendly and easy to use mobile app would just cripple a recruiter at best.
We have been studying mobile apps for many Saas apps from our competitors and from other sectors of business such as CRM, Marketing etc. What we have found is that most if not all mobile apps are more of a “Marketing” checkbox (YES buy our product because we have a mobile app) and have very limited functionality to the point of being useless.
So at CATS, the discussion would always end up in, what’s the point of building a basic mobile app if it won’t have the full functionality of the desktop. Our currently responsive web app has basic “Lookup” functionality. It gets the job done and could certainly be improved, no doubt.
So what does this all mean. We at CATS have to regroup and think about the extent to which we need to add the functionality of the web app in to mobile. I would welcome users to give us feedback and tell us what features they’d like to see. I’m of the opinion that a semi-decent native mobile app would never have ALL the features of the desktop but the extent to which we can enable “recruiting on the go”, we should.