Local Entrepreneurs Launch Biz Boom Apps

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


President and CEO of One Stop LLC. Bryan S. Harris has partnered with long time friend; Austin Peay college buddy and Howard High School football stand out, Martels “Scoop” Carter to launch Biz Boom Apps, offering Mobile Web Apps accessible to Chattanooga business industry.

As executive director of Sales, Mr. Carter has a vision of reaching out to large, small, new, old, and upcoming businesses to help them achieve their maximum potential to interact with the clients and customers in this ever evolving and growing world of technology and smartphones. Their clients include; Mr T,’s Pizza in the St. Elmo Area, Superior Hand Car Wash on Shallowford Road and other interested companies in the area.   

Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project just released the numbers to back that up in the U.S., 56 percent of adults are now smartphone owners, according to a published by Pew. Currently 91 percent of people in the U.S. own a cell phone and 35 percent have some sort of feature phone. 

While young adults are the highest adopters with around 80 percent owning a smartphone, people 65 and older are also increasingly choosing smart over feature phones. According to Pew, 18 percent of people ages 65 and older own a smartphone -- compared with 13 percent a year ago.

Biz Boom Apps is a mobile web app development company that is powered by the world’s leading mobile app and mobile website platform for businesses worldwide. Biz Boom Apps is headquartered in Memphis with a staff of 20+, and now satellite branches in Chattanooga, Clarksville, Tn. and Atlanta.

Biz Boom Apps is making mobile apps affordable and simple for small businesses. They are a mobile app platform that allows small businesses to easily edit, and manage an iPhone and Android app online without any programming knowledge needed.  They also offer affordable development fees for small business owners. 

Biz Boom Apps is a company that provides high-end, affordable iPhone and android applications to small businesses that are looking to expand their existing marketing efforts while staying within their budget. They have a system established that will allow them to offer application development, hosting, marketing, and maintenance of the same caliber that large development companies take advantage of, at a very affordable rate, officials said.

Biz Boom Apps key technology for enabling their product and service is their do-it-yourself maintenance app platform. The platform allows businesses to customize their app in any way they would like and supports functions such as in-app messaging, check-in coupons, full event calendars, robust information lists, branded home screens, GPS directions, direct calling, sharing through FaceBook and Twitter, mortgage calculators, tip calculators, and much more.

Small businesses are able to customize their app tab images, names, and functions all online. The power of Biz Boom Apps is that businesses are able to update their app in any way they see fit in real time without having to re-upload their application to the App Stores – which can take up to two weeks for approval.

In addition to these services, Biz Boom Apps offers professional set up and design for less than $999 for businesses who don’t have time to create their own app.

For more information visit http://www.bizboomapps.com/ or contact Mark L. Franklin, executive sales associate/ PR & Marketing coordinator, 598-3018, mfranklin292@gmail.com; Martel “Scoop” Carter, executive director of Sales, 645-9610, Scoop1914@gmail.com or Bryan H. Harris, president/ CEO, 800.385-1699.



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