App for iPhone or Android
Our website has been optimized for smart phones but we do get asked now and then “When will you have an app?” Turns out, developing and maintaining an app is unnecessary these days when you use a little trick that gives similar functionality to users: adding to Home Screen.
This was new to us, so forgive us if it’s not to you. We think you’ll find that it gives the convenience you are looking from an app but removes the need for ongoing tweaking of separate Apple and Android apps with every iOS update or device update.
The steps are:
- On an iPhone, navigate to MyRichardsonGMP.com in your browser
- Touch the square with the up arrow and choose “Add to Home Screen”
- The home page will become an extra icon (as if it was an app) on your phone
On Android, the process is similar but the jargon is “Adding an App” rather than “Add to Home Screen”.
Because of this trick and the costs associated with developing and maintaining separate apps as well as the website, there are no plans for Richardson GMP to create standalone apps for Apple or Android.