10 Steps to Swiftly Deploy Mobile Apps

There are many reasons you may need mobile applications for your business, and most of those reasons also require quick deployment. Following these steps can help you avoid delays so your team can start using the mobile apps they need as soon as possible.

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How to deploy mobile apps quickly

  1. Bring LOB and IT together: 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.
  2. Agree on business goals: Agree on the business goals apps are meant to achieve in advance, otherwise stakeholders may have different expectations and measurement criteria for success.
  3. Understand the challenges of mobile: 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.
  4. The importance of user interfaces: 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.
  5. Identify a time horizon: 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.
  6. Look at all options: 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.
  7. Consider versatility: 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.
  8. Think about deployment in advance: 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.
  9. Understand usage requirements: 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.
  10. Constantly iterate and improve the app: 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.

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Karen A. Frenkel
Karen A. Frenkel
Karen A. Frenkel is a contributor to CIO Insight. She covers cybersecurity topics such as digital transformation, vulnerabilities, phishing, malware, and information governance.

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