Whether you are building an app for business or pleasure you want it to perform at maximum capacity. Better mobile software and more powerful hardware are both challenging and aiding developers in creating better mobile applications that are capable of performing tasks that we would have never dreamed of ten years ago. When it comes to mobile enterprise apps you want to make sure that you have built the best app to support your employees with their job functions.
The first step is to have a clear and concise design. Mobile applications do not have a lot of room to work with so every little bit helps. Too much clutter on a screen can confuse users and make the app impossible to work with. This is especially important for enterprise apps that perform a specific job related function.
The second step is to create an app that makes the user experience simple and pleasant. It helps to try out as many user interfaces as you can keeping what works and tossing what doesn’t. Another tool that can be quite helpful in this process is to draw out or create a visual of what you would like your user interface to look like.
Your developer may ask you which SDK avenue you want to use to develop your app. There is a lot of back and forth between the pros and cons of native versus third party SDKs, but what is comes down to for you is what works best for your app. In most cases you will find that a native SDK is much better as it allows full utilization of the functions of the hardware. This could make a huge difference when people are using their business apps in the field.
Your next step is to choose the right tools for the job. Now if you are planning to get adventurous this would mean things like having a Mac for Apple app development or appropriate SDKs. If you want your app to be perfect then your most powerful tool is a strong team of experienced app developers. Professional developers have the experience to deal with common problems, along with the not so common ones.
Test, test, test, and then test again. Your developers will do a lot of testing on the software itself, but it hardly ends there. Test your apps with the people that are using them to make sure that they are doing what they are supposed to in the field. If your clients are using the app send it to a select few loyal customers for reviews before the app has a wide release.
Your last step is to play the waiting game. Even after all the hard work is done it may take some time to get the app out to the public or in the hands of the employees who need to use it. If your app is everything that you want it to be then it will be worth the wait. This is paired with the ongoing maintenance that you will want to do to make sure that your app is always keeping up with improvements in technology. Following these 6 steps will not only get you a published app, but it will get you one that you will be happy with.