These days you have to live under a rock to not be influenced by social media. For business owners this means that you now have another medium to get your message out to your client base. There are many social media apps for Android to let you do just about anything you can think of. You can manage your social media accounts, keep up with industry news, stay on top of what your competitors are doing, and respond to client questions and comments.
Here’s a list of 3 Android Social Media Apps that will help you with your business and personal social media accounts.
Facebook Pages Manager
I manage two Facebook Pages and the Facebook Pages Manager is an invaluable tool. This android social media app is relatively new and some aren’t even aware that it’s out there. The app has some great features for page admins:
- Respond to comments on your page
- Post updates and photos to your page
- View and reply to private messages
- Get push notifications
- Access Page Insights
There are a lot of other features but you get he idea. Facebook Pages Manager is a free app and if you manage a Facebook page then you need to have it on your phone.
Get the Facebook Pages Manager on Google Play
I’m a big fan of Hootsuite and I think it’s an essential Android social media app. I personally use it to manage this site’s Twitter account, my personal account, and my consulting business accounts. The ability to share to both Twitter and Facebook (as well as Google+) from one app is very convenient and saves a lot of time. Hootsuite also features many analytics features which means that you can measure the success of your social media campaigns.
The feature I use most is the ability to schedule updates. I can set up an entire day..or week’s worth of updates in a couple of hours. This comes in handy when you will be out of touch…such as on vacation. I had a colleague who recently took a cruise and would not have internet access for several days. He scheduled his updates and every day it appeared that he was sending out updates.
Get Hootsuite on Google Play
Foursquare for Business
I have to admit that when I first heard of Foursquare I thought it was a trivial service that had no benefit for business owners. I have to say that I was wrong. There is huge potential in Foursquare. Foursquare for Business is an Android Social Media app that lets business owners manage their Foursquare business listings.
You first need to claim your business on Foursquare’s website. You can then manage the listing in Foursquare for Business. This social media app lets you:
- Add photo updates for your business
- Manage specials for your location
- See check-ins and learn more about those checking in
- Share your Foursquare updates to Twitter and Facebook
The app works well and is useful for those businesses who are leveraging Foursquare.
Get the app on Google Play