If you run an e-commerce website, you have likely experienced that feeling of apprehension – even panic – at walking away from your dashboard. You know how important it is to monitor your site closely so you can respond to trends or problems. From analytics to social media, you do a lot to keep the site up, running and growing.
But sometimes you just have to peel yourself away from the computer and get out in the real world for a while. With the right apps on your phone, you can continue to monitor the more basic data you need on the go. You don’t have to sprint away and sprint back. Check out these apps so you can stay plugged in and keep your finger on the pulse of your e-commerce website.
Fundamental to keeping tabs on your site are your analytics data. If you have Google Analytics, like most of the world, you likely need an app that can handle robust reporting and real-time monitoring. Here are a few for iOS users and Android users as well.
Analytics App by Inblosam – iPhone | iPad (HD Version)
DroidAnalytics by Nicolas Sorel – Android
FTP and HTML Editing
Ever tried to fix a major problem on the backend of your site from a cell phone? It’s tough! And there aren’t a lot of apps available that can get the job done. But if you need to fix a big problem – a major source of anxiety for e-commerce owners on the go – then these tools can save the day.
AndFTP by Lysesoft – Android
If you run an e-commerce site using WordPress as your publishing system, then you know how important it can be to quickly moderate comments, change settings and generally respond to issues. These apps give you control of your WP site on the go.
WordPress for Android by WordPress – Android
One of the definitive solutions for managing social media is Hootsuite. There are certainly others out there, but with integration for everything – Twitter, Facebook, Google+ – you can quickly monitor and respond to customers while on the go with Hootsuite in hand.
Hootsuite – iPhone | iPad (HD Version)
Hootsuite – Android
Adsense Monitoring Apps
Finally, if you use AdSense, you likely want to keep close tabs on earnings while you’re out and about. These apps give you the ability to quickly check in on your totals to see how your sites are performing.
AdSense Dashboard by Gregory Block – Android