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7 Challenges of Enterprise Mobile App Development you Need to Know About

by Karl P. Mobile App Developer
In the last couple of years, mobile enterprise application platforms have seen substantial growth. Businesses have recognized the need for enterprise mobile app development, as they’ve deemed it to be very important for their operations. By investing in mobile enterprise application development, businesses are able to significantly improve the efficiency of all their systems and processes, as these applications enable and empower a mobile workforce. 

There are two types of mobile enterprise apps— customer-facing, and employee-facing— that overlap with one another and function hand-in-hand. 

As appealing as mobile enterprise application development sounds, businesses everywhere are facing certain challenges in the field. This makes it difficult to deliver enterprise mobile apps that perform brilliantly. 

What follows, are the main challenges business face when it comes to mobile enterprise application platforms. 

The Right Resources and Expertise
The first and foremost thing needed when it comes to enterprise mobile app development is the right kind of expertise and resources. As the industry of mobile enterprise application development is fairly new, businesses may find that sourcing the right resources and expertise is a difficult task. 

Gartner has stated that because enterprise mobile app development has become a “business necessity”, businesses most often lack the basic application development lifecycle skills like quality assurance, UX design, security requirements, as well as back-end data integration. As businesses are unable to find such talent in-house, they need to spend money on sourcing talent that is able to do the needful from elsewhere. 

Back-end Integration
As it isn’t exactly a walk in the park to integrate all back-end resources with public APIs, back-end integration is one of the biggest challenges businesses face in terms of mobile enterprise application development. Moreover, with technology advancing and expanding every single day, back-end integration becomes even more important, as well as more challenging to do. 

User Authentication
With developing mobile enterprise application platforms, it is necessary to implement an extremely safe user authentication process. As user authentication is assailable, the thought of developing a whole new user authentication process that’s secure from scratch can be quite intimidating. Besides being daunting, this task is also a long, trying one. 

Security
One of the major challenges that the development of mobile enterprise application platforms faces is quality-security measures. Just like any other mobile app, the security of enterprise mobile apps too, need a great amount of attention. If security is overlooked during the process of mobile enterprise application development, your employees, as well as your customers can be significantly affected— and definitely not for the better. 

API Strategy
During the process of developing mobile enterprise application platforms, it is important to develop a solid API strategy. This is because powering your mobile enterprise app requires certain APIs to enable certain functions on the app. This is turn requires companies to take a good look at their existing APIs and analyze whether they’re fit to fulfill every requirement of the enterprise mobile app. If the current APIs aren’t satisfactory, it’s then necessary to modify them, or even create new ones. 

Data Encryption
Mobile application development platforms require a strong data encryption system. This is because encrypting data is vital, as it keeps important information safe. Enterprise mobile apps, like any other application, can be accessed very easily, and data can be modified, as well as copied onto other devices. By having a strong, secure data encryption system in place, all confidential information can be secured and stopped from being stolen. 

User Interface
When it comes to mobile enterprise application development, whether it's for your employees or customers, it’s common knowledge that it's really important to focus on the app’s functionality. However, besides functionality, usability is also a very crucial aspect. That’s where good UI comes into play. Like all apps, mobile enterprise apps also need to be intuitive and easy to use, while keeping the app as functional as possible.

About Karl P. Senior   Mobile App Developer

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Created on Mar 28th 2018 03:19. Viewed 287 times.

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