Practical Ecommerce

21 Ecommerce Apps for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry

Ecommerce business owners can use mobile apps to help run a website. Whether you are interested in blogging, social networking, marketing, customer support or even design and development, there is a mobile app tool for just about anything an ecommerce website may need.

I looked at the top seventy-five ecommerce-related apps with the highest user ratings and the most downloads for each of the top three mobile devices: Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Android phones, and Research in Motion’s BlackBerry. I then handpicked from that group of seventy-five to focus on twenty-one highly rated and popular ecommerce apps for each phone.

Download these apps and run your website on the go.

Social Networking

  1. Facebook. Stay connected with your Facebook business page or Facebook commerce shop with Facebook’s proprietary app. Post comments on Walls, chat and upload photos from your mobile device.
    Price: Free.
    Download for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android.

    TweetDeck app.

    TweetDeck app.

  2. TweetDeck. Stay in contact and up-to-date with your company’s feed in the Twitterverse. Respond to customer questions and concerns, or post helpful tips and information for potential customers.
    Price: Free.
    Download for iPhone, iPad, Android, Not available on BlackBerry.
  3. ShoZu. A one-stop-shop for social networking — connect to over 50 social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Photobucket, WordPress, MySpace and many more.
    Price: $4.99.
    Download for iPhone, BlackBerry, Not available for Android.

    Marketing

  4. PPC Editor. Manage your Google AdWords ad campaigns from your phone. Monitor up-to-the-second statistics on current campaigns, edit budgets and pause or resume any campaign you have running.
    Price: $16.99.
    Download for iPhone and Android. Not available on BlackBerry.
  5. iAdSense. A streamlined app with limited tools, but allows for a quick glimpse into the current earnings from any AdSense ad for any website you operate. Check the stats for today, yesterday, or monthly, with access to the past month of activity. Handy currency converter for international websites.
    Price: Free.
    Download for iPhone. Similar app called DroidSense for Android. Not available on BlackBerry.

    Elite SEM Calculator app.

    Elite SEM Calculator app.

  6. Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Calculator. Multiple calculators to aid in figuring out the cost of various SEM campaigns available, and to weigh the best options for your site. Calculate the cost for cost-per-impression (CPM) ads; analyze cost-per-action (CPA) ads for click-thru and conversion; run custom test scenarios and determine the cost of a theoretical banner ad or email campaign; compare the costs between CPM and pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns to find the most effective option for your site.
    Price: Free.
    Download for iPhone. Not available on BlackBerry or Android.
  7. Sense Earn. Browse and track your Google AdSense ad revenue by day, week or month, and across multiple AdSense accounts. Convert between dollars and euros instantly.
    Price: $3.99.
    Download for iPhone. Not available on BlackBerry or Android.

    Blogging

  8. BlogPress. Now you can blog in real time with this blogging app that is compatible with most of the major blogging platforms, including Blogger, BlogSpot, WordPress, TypePad, Tumblr, Drupal, LiveJournal and more. Solid integration with existing social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter and Flickr, as well as an ability to upload video into YouTube right from your mobile device.
    Price: $2.99.
    Download for iPhone and iPad. Not available on BlackBerry or Android.
  9. WordPress. A full-featured app from WordPress. Moderate comments, create or edit posts and new pages, add images or video.
    Price: Free.
    Download for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Android.

    WordPress app.

    WordPress app.

  10. TypePad. Update your TypePad blog with new posts, add photos from your phone and automatically alert followers when your blog is updated with a handy Twitter integration tool.
    Price: Free.
    Download for iPhone, Android. Not available on BlackBerry.

    Customer Support and Tracking

  11. Ego. Track web statistics from multiple accounts, including Feedburner, Google Analytics, Mint, Squarespace, Twitter, Vimeo and more with this centralized app. Quickly view hourly, daily or monthly visits to your website, feed subscription totals, and how many people are following you on Twitter, instantly.
    Price: $1.99.
    Download for iPhone, iPad. Not available on BlackBerry or Android.
  12. Analytics. Track visits, page views, bounce rates, time on site and more on multiple websites with this app that taps into your existing Goggle Analytics account.
    Price: $6.99.
    Download for iPhone, iPad. Similar app for Android called DroidAnalytics. Not available on BlackBerry.
  13. BAM Analytics Pro. Access your existing Google Analytics report information with this handy app. Track new and returning visitors, screen resolutions, browsers used, traffic reports, ad campaign statistics, product SKUs, top revenue sources on your ecommerce store and much more.
    Price: $1.99.
    Download for iPhone. Not available on BlackBerry or Android.

    Ego app.

    Ego app.

  14. Polldaddy. Get access to live customer data at tradeshows, conferences or wherever you might set up your ecommerce shop. Create custom questions and get feedback from potential customers as you tap in their answers into the mobile device screen. Download the data to your computer and analyze and use it to make better decisions.
    Price: Free.
    Download for iPhone, iPad. Not available on BlackBerry or Android.

    Website Design and Optimization

  15. SEO Search Ranking. Monitor your website’s SEO performance using Google’s search data with this app. Track unlimited websites and keywords; graph trends in your website’s SEO performance over time; and even get country-specific results.
    Price: $2.99.
    Download for iPhone. Similar “SEO Keyword Checker” for Android. Not available on BlackBerry.
  16. WhatTheFont. Identify any font in a photo, ad, poster or on a website. Snap a photo of the font in question with your phone and view the font details in the app. Then use the data to update your own website with your favorite font styles.
    Price: Free.
    Download for iPhone. Not available on BlackBerry or Android.
  17. Concentric Sky’s Code Cheat Sheets. Concentric Sky offers an entire suite of developer code cheat sheets from CSS to HTML to JavaScript to PHP to jQuery and more. Built by professional web developers. Easy-to-search specific codes, properties and values in an array of code styles. Download all apps for iPhone: CSS Cheat Sheet, jQuery Cheat Sheet, HTML Cheat Sheet, MYSQL Cheat Sheet, Python Cheat Sheet, PHP Cheat Sheet, JavaScript Cheat Sheet. Not available on BlackBerry or Android.
    Price: $.99 each.
  18. FTP On The Go Pro. View and edit HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, ASP and others with this mobile FTP solution that has all the functionality of a desktop FTP client.
    Price: $9.99.
    Download for iPhone. Not available on BlackBerry or Android.

    SEO Search Ranking app.

    SEO Search Ranking app.

  19. Source Viewer. Quickly look under the hood of any website and see the HTML, CSS or JavaScript that runs the website. Copy and paste the code to a clipboard or email it out.
    Price: $.99.
    Download for iPhone.
    Not available on BlackBerry or Android.
  20. Cellica Database. Read and write to your desktop database tables, views, queries and stored procedures with this app. Compatible with most of the major databases, including Microsoft Access, Excel, Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, dBase and any ODBC compliant database.
    Price: Free.
    Download for iPhone. Not available on BlackBerry or Android.
  21. GoDaddy.com Mobile. Register and renew domains with GoDaddy.com on your mobile phone. It’s as full-featured as the GoDaddy.com website, but now in mobile app form.
    Price: Free.
    Download for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android.
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  1. Business Mobiles February 1, 2011 Reply

    Thanks Matt, this is the best list of business mobile apps I’ve ever seen. WhattheFont is particularly useful, I’ll be recommending that. If you come across any more, please do update this brilliant post.