The best of the strategies for Enterprise Mobile App Development
Enterprise mobile app development projects are hurriedly taking place all around business world. But a mobile app developments commissioned with no full-grown scheme can hardly have impact on anyone who uses it. That’s why there is need of the best of the strategies for an app development, particularly if it’s aimed at taking care of internal/external processes of a business.
From employees’ point of view, an enterprise app must smartly resolve issues related to phone calls, emails, and other messages delivered in their devices whether employees are ‘off site’ or ‘on site’.
An enterprise app is based on various forms of communications which are created around calls, email, messages and sending files between devices. It sounds easy to create an app with using these communication-forms but without proper planning, things generally fall apart.
IT department of a business may stand responsible to see mobile app requirements for different processes. They can get it done either with own in-house development team or by hiring a third part mobile application development company.
Whoever is creating the app, the flow of processes or information should happen in real time, whether it is for product, service, customer, or data.
The very basic thing to be considered by a mobile application development team is how many device they will cover in a single project. As today’s market demands, there are three major platforms – Android, iOS and Windows Phone for which apps are developed. Then we have cross platform mobile app development trend too. Also, with increasing volume of transactions, and number of business processes, scalability of mobile solutions will turn out to be the key constraint for the mobile application development team if it does not carefully select platform, development technologies and servers.
Others areas of an enterprise mobile application development to be considered about include budget-limit, real time information access and delivery (a critical requirement for most enterprise apps), adaptability of app according to rapidly changing business needs and user habits.
Apart above mentioned basic issues, there are other things in the way of successfully implementing an enterprise app. However we cannot address them all but major tree are as follows:
Keep the development simple even for complex solution
While trying to cover multiple platforms, developers are supposed to have specialized knowledge of working on multiple platforms and technologies. Of course, the cost of whole process will also increase with increasing number of platforms. But every app, expected to do well, require individual development of client-side UI, platform-specific navigation flow, server-side and back-end integration.
To solve and simplify the issue of building an app for more than one platform, developers need to use multi-channel development tools which allow them creating different versions of an app from single code base. By this way the cost of development can be minimized to bottom. Here software porting turns out to be an effective process to easily and quickly evolve multiple versions of single app.
Robust back-end integration is foundation of whole enterprise process to be executed by the app.
Whatever the process type is there to be executed by an enterprise app, its front-end should be robustly integrated with back-end so that the required information can be fetched in real-time.
Take the example of sales order placed by customers using mobile device. To take care of this order, the whole channel needs to be launched. Process will touch several core applications such as CRM, ERP, etc. and verify whether the product is available or not. A customer using the front app doesn’t understand this lengthy process. All he wants is that information should appear on his device as he taps for it. There is no issue in showing up information as quickly as possible but it’s possible only in case if the back-end has been integrated to front-app in a robust manner.
Consider the final product with possibility of various sorts of scalabilities that a trend or technology shift can anytime put on the whole system.
Market keeps changing time to time and so do users. But does an app have adaptability to bear with changes? Smart enterprise app development is one that is already thought of every possible change that may appear in future and then actual product is implemented. An application should have such scalability so that it does not get easily get collapsed because of any technology and trend shift.