IT & Telecom Desk
BDJobs.com, the pioneer online career management portal in Bangladesh, has their new app for Android.
With the increasing proliferation of smartphones in the hands of the public, mobile apps have become a great new way for service-oriented businesses to engage people. BDJobs is the latest to take advantage of the flexibility of app-based business and their new app is a first step towards normalizing their services for smartphone use.
The app has been developed by MCC Ltd. (Multimedia Content and Communications Limited), a app developer with over 5 years of experience and over 3 million app downloads under their belt.
The BDJobs app opens directly to the list of job categories, familiar to any regular user of the website. Each listing indicates how many job offers are available for that category at that time. The user can select a job category. A page with the list of jobs in that single category will show up.
The app offers two ways of responding to the offers. To use either, the user needs to register an account with BDJobs. The app does not yet have an in-built registration format clicking the Register Account button leads directly to the registration page on the website. The information provided by the user for the registration is saved by BDJobs in a CV format.
Apart from the main list of categories, the app has a Search function. The search field operates on keywords and can be used to look for specific entry positions and companies, bypassing the need to comb through every entry in a category trying to look for the right fit. The app has the capability to access mobile network data and pinpoint the user’s location to automatically fill the relevant area information.
The app generates revenue by auto-fetching advertisements from Google AdSense into an ad box. Users are unlikely to consider this intrusive, seeing as it appears at the bottom of the screen and does not obscure any parts of the app.
The app is not as rich as the website but its highly functional. The biggest issue with the app would perhaps be the fact that, unlike the website, employers cannot use it to upload their job offers. They still have to do that through the BDJobs website.
The app is available at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mcc.bdjobs