As has been the case with the broader transformation in software development, so too has come a movement in enterprise needs and challenges. Client-enterprise Android developer Indonesia bad reactions have been shifting from desktop to mobile phones, which has undeniably led to an increased need for suitable mobile apps for enterprise.
But, developing well-designed, successful enterprise mobile apps is no easy task. Here, we discuss the changing and challenging needs of enterprises, and how instance developers can better cater to them.
Challenge 1: Fragmentation of Devices and Operating systems
There’s a significant amount of fragmentation of devices and operating systems currently in the marketplace. As an enterprise mobile instance developer, your first challenge is choosing between the three most common platforms (iOS, Android os and Windows) when coming up with an instance for your client… who in turn needs to reach their own clients.
As a developer, you obviously want to come up with an instance with configurations and capabilities that are compatible with relevant vendors. On the other hand, you have to keep your client’s needs in mind. Not only do they want to reach their customers with the instance, they want to turn a profit in the process… It’s not enough to merely consider the functional compatibility of the instance; you also need to know the preferences of your enterprise’s targeted clients.
Challenge 2: Development Technology
Mobile instance development is mainly classified into two types:
1) Local instance development, and
2) Hybrid instance development.
Local apps are purposely built for a specific platform (like Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android os, Window’s Window Phone or Blackberry). Local apps are generally seen as an a better user experience and superior application performance given they are designed, developed and live in a computer itself, as opposed to the web. The primary disadvantage of local apps? You have to develop apps for each platform, which is time consuming and not exactly cost effective.
Hybrid mobile apps are usually developed using HTML5 and can be installed on any mobile device, but they run via a web browser. Hybrid mobile application developments reduce the time to build and market apps across multiple platforms. On the bright side, though, hybrid apps can lag in performance, and you might have to loss some key features.
When choosing the right option for you, consider that the wrong choice may lead to poor instance performance, poor user experience and/or pain relief expenses. That’s why it’s required to understand the clients’ target audience and their preferred mobile vendors (as well as any any such vendors in the mix). With that, you’ll have better idea of which development technology to use.
Challenge 3: User interactivity and experience
For obvious reasons, UI/UE are major concerns for mobile instance developers. Your first challenge is related to creating cheapest client experience. But, another concern is the fickleness of clients regarding mobile instance functionalities, as well as their constantly changing aesthetic preferences. As an enterprise instance developer, another challenge for you is the variability of the different platforms depending on screen sizes, answers, and technologies.
Failing to consider any of these may result in an unintuitive and cumbersome client experience, which might further lead to a low adoption in the market. To overcome this challenge, you’ll need to consider the different OS requirements, fix bugs frequently, and use icons and overriding hardware buttons (like “home” or “menu”) to make your instance more intuitive. Make your instance available across multiple platforms, and bring in more interactive options such as a-tremble, tilting and flipping.
Challenge 4: Content management and security
The importance for mobile instance content is ever-growing and increasingly dynamic. Other than text, there’s demand for images, video, and animation within instance content. The task comes in bundling all these into monolithic expansion files, which is required for some instance stores. There are several mobile content management solutions out there, so try out a few. Besides content management, the other major concern for enterprise developers is security for such content.
Usually, the ability to access instance content comes with immense opportunities for both enterprises and their clients. But the opportunities also bring a anxiety about information incorrect use. This is why some enterprises lock their apps with mobile device management solutions, which when wrongly used, lead to poor client experience. On the other hand, employees dislike too much control on company networks and over their own devices.
You can see the problem.
As an enterprise mobile instance developer, your instance should endeavor to come with proper authentication plans, server-side validation, and encryption of essential data to overcome these security issues. It’s important that your security is flexible, and completely completely different from one enterprise to another. For instance, the level of security and authentication you need for a banking instance is completely completely different from that for an online display shop.
Challenge 5: Application performance as opposed to battery life
One challenge for enterprise mobile instance developers is to ensure the instance actually performs well. Other than performance, the instance should be bug free and able to operate at minimum battery power. It’s also possible the instance might be working well on newer devices but not so well when used in combination with older versions. Usually, when good performance is not guaranteed with low battery consumption, the clients will download the instance but end up deleting it because they want their devices to keep enough charge to use for a full day without charging.
To overcome this, make sure the development team is perhaps the prototyping efforts. Set up a better version to run test cases with test users to avoid any performance trouble in the final version.
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