10 Steps to Swiftly Deploy Mobile Apps
Plumb the strengths of each department so that they work together to create streamlined mobile apps and modern mobile user experiences with intuitive user interfaces on a range of screen sizes.
Agree in advance on the business goals apps are meant to achieve, otherwise stakeholders may have different expectations and measurement criteria for success.
Mobilizing your business means more than just “appifying” legacy business applications. Streamline mobile device experiences so users don’t have to click on multiple screens.
User interfaces must intelligently use the real estate on all different-sized devices, regardless of the manufacturer or OS. Understand the unique needs of standing mobile workers on tablets, employees mainly using smartphones or Web-based users to create successful apps they’ll adopt.
LOB users often must mobilize part of a legacy app. Sometimes an app must solve an event-driven business challenge and will only be temporary. Consider how much time should be spent building an app. Understanding who is best to build it could make or break your timeline.
Empower in-house talent by selecting a “low code” rapid development and deployment platform. This offers speed of development and the ability to code to ensure that the app can, in fact, be built.
A platform should have a vast array of tools for automatically dealing with requirements such as mapping, reporting, charting, client-side templating, responsive design, error detection, off-line capabilities, etc.
Don’t leave deployment to the last minute because how and where you deploy your app can bring up important security and access issues. Factor in both the front-and back-end while working offline.
Carefully consider the load-balancing you may need ahead of time–whether users will connect via cell or Wi-Fi, or how an unintelligent offline approach could save your organization significant money on data plans during periods of high usage.
The best apps evolve and improve in order to ensure wide user adoption and the best business results. Monitor how the app is used, offer a channel for user feedback and adapt the app along the way.