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Enterprise Mobile Application Development - 3 Myths to Ignore

Posted on Jan 24, 2013 by Infoway

The age of advancement and innovation has brought along with it an increasing number of trends, which have eventually become the talk of the town. Mobile application development is one such trend of the time that has become big in the industry within a very short span of time. In recent news, the 2012 CIO Mobility Survey conducted by Accenture notified that around 67% of IT professionals and CIOs considers mobility to have a strong impact on their businesses than Internet had on their business during the 90's.

Today, it can be clearly said that development of enterprise mobile application has become a priority for most IT leaders and businesses. However, with an unmatched discussion happening among the developers, thought leaders, buyers, and users, getting the story straight regarding mobile application development is becoming a bit tough. A good number of executives are focused on debates regarding technology that are mostly initiated by mobile applications (apps) developed in coordination with the consumer's interest, but inappropriate in an enterprise setting.

Let's have a quick look at the top 3 commonly ignored factors that often crop up in an enterprise mobile setting regarding effective mobile application development.
  1. The Stakes are High in Mobile
    Mobile applications that are developed for enterprises focus on solving immediate and real business problems. To make sure that you get to generate a proper ROI, it is essential that you bring the application in the market as soon as possible. The demand and expectations that have emerged in the consumer world has fast matched with business interests. Such an initiation often results in an wish among the user to have the application, few months ago.

    Things to take into Consideration

    • Are you ensuring delivering just what is needed to solve the problem related to the business and generate a profitable return?
    • Are you at all ready to go ahead with mobile application development required for your business immediately? If you seem restricted - what stands as the reason?
    • How fast can you respond to changing and ever-evolving requirements of the user? Do you know about the ways that would allow proper incorporation?

  2. Mobile is certainly not the Only Thing
    When it is about a consistent strategy shared by both mobile enterprise applications and web, there is definitely more to just a single integration type. A definite need of connecting the existing systems with the new mobile application is sure to crop up in between. In fact, a good number of companies tend to welcome the thought of mobile applications on the perspective of revealing a mobile version of an web application that is existing in the market. Therefore, prior to taking any step further, you must make sure that the newly launched mobile application feels at home amid your existing technology landscape.

  3. User Feedback is of High Importance
    The involvement of the user during an enterprise mobile application development along with before and after would surely spell a difference between a rapid adoption and a botched project. You must make it a point to capture stories from the end-users directly and ask for feedback continuously both throughout the development process and after. This would help you to find out the reason behind the difference of the web and mobile users taking you back to the world of consumer application and its expectation. Therefore, elements like easy usage, application utility, easy adoption, and user experience holds the key.

Therefore, by making sure that you are well aware of such misconceptions or myths, you will surely be having an easier approach towards fostering and implementing the user adoption for mobile application development in relation to the enterprise.

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