What are the best practices for enterprise mobile app development?

by Karl P. Mobile App Developer

Businesses are increasingly focused on the mobility of their workforce today. The rapid growth of enterprise mobile apps is, therefore, just a natural consequence of it.

When your employees are equipped with a business app that lets them access relevant corporate information anytime from anywhere, they are highly likely to work better and in collaboration. You can thus explore more business opportunities with increased productivity, better customer service and great improvement in operational efficiency.

When it comes to choosing an enterprise Mobile Application Development Platform (MADP), you must take cautious steps. Packing too many features into a business app can be quite distracting and confusing for your users. I have seen that a lot of companies do this mistake. Consequently, their employees discard the app after a few days of use.

Before you dive into researching the right Mobile Application Development Platform for your business app, don’t forget to hold a conversation with your stakeholders. This will provide you with an idea of what your employees really aim to go through an app. Get in-depth insights into their daily challenges and struggles and think how the enterprise mobile app development can resolve those.

Once you are sure of what will go into your business app, you can concentrate on developing the app. I have summed up 4 best practices below, which will definitely help you pick the most business-specific enterprise Mobile Application Development Platform and create a successful app:

Work on the User Experience (UX): If you are thinking that an enterprise app is absolutely focused on business processes, you are quite mistaken. While it is true that a business app is supposed to manage data and streamline tasks, it is your users who decide its reliability and performance levels. Try to keep a simple interface with easy navigation channels to engage your users. App sensors like GPS, gyro, and Compass can make the app experience of users as intuitive and natural as possible.

Keep the App Size Small: A resource-heavy app would consume more memory space and load slowly. Remember that your employees might be using a lot of applications simultaneously to perform their tasks. The smaller your business app is, more useful it would be to the users. Choosing the right mobile app development platform can help you optimize graphics and images, and provide you with a high-performance app that has only the necessary functions.

Offer Focused App Content: When it comes to designing the app, you should focus on information and features that really matter to your business, and do away with the rest. For example, one skype icon, time display, calendar and all social media buttons might be really nice for your business app. But, fitting all of them into one display is quite a tough job. Besides, when your users have too many options to choose from, they will get distracted which can be counterproductive for your business. Hence, try to find out information and features that really matter, and focus on those.

Get An Adaptive App Design: You never know what mobile gadgets your employees will be using to access the business app. If you want to take your whole team on board, your enterprise app should work seamlessly across all devices and mobile platforms. Selecting a low-code, custom Mobile Application Development Platform like HokuApps provides, can help you build an app with the adaptable layout.

While it’s beneficial to prioritize your enterprise mobile app development initiative, you must also that your IT teams are not overburdened with your development demands. If necessary, you can always outsource your app requirements to get high-quality apps within the set deadline.

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About Karl P. Senior   Mobile App Developer

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Joined APSense since, November 14th, 2017, From Singapore, Singapore.

Created on Jul 11th 2018 05:07. Viewed 410 times.


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