Enterprise mobile application development
A key point to note about enterprise mobile apps is that they need to function well in a variety of contexts while providing industry-specific enterprise mobile capabilities to users at the same time. At Netguru, our strategy is to carefully analyze the individual needs of each client, their organizational structure, and company culture.
After all, the point of a mobile strategy is to make sure that employees and customers find the application useful and a delight to interact with. It’s crucial to understand the external environment or internal setting the app will operate in and the preferences of its target audience.
Business analysis and consulting
The first step in enterprise mobile app development is, in our case, consultations and analysis of our client’s current situation, their business needs, and all relevant data. We make sure we know what systems and processes will be part of the app’s functionality and focus on delivering real value.
We’re always glad to share our own ideas with our clients and advise them on what technologies will suit their vision best. While we love to follow the latest trends in mobile app development, we know that sometimes the newest, shiniest solution isn’t as reliable as the less exciting but stable one.
All-round development and integration
Software development, and particularly the development of enterprise mobile apps, isn’t just about writing high-quality code. The entire process counts, including consultation, prototyping, design, programming, testing, and maintenance. Providing mobile solutions to large enterprises involves a lot of responsibility, and we need to be fully prepared to take it on. We do so by perfecting our internal systems and always striving to exceed expectations.
As a fully-staffed mobile app development company with years of experience, Netguru can provide enterprise mobile app development solutions that have been thoroughly tested in multiple production environments. We’ve seen what works and what is best avoided, and we take responsibility for sharing this knowledge with our clients.
If there are many points of contact between your enterprise mobile app and other systems or platforms, you can avoid issues by making sure your team knows which backend and frontend technologies to use, provides a proper quality assurance process, and uses top security measures to protect sensitive data.
Native and cross-platform enterprise mobile application development
Native mobile app development means building a separate enterprise mobile app for all of your platforms. Cross-platform mobile development, on the other hand, is a way to avoid doing the same work twice.
Thanks to technologies like React Native, it’s possible to build the core of your enterprise mobile app once and deliver a native-like experience for your users on all platforms.
Both options come with advantages and disadvantages. Building two native enterprise mobile applications is more time-consuming and takes more resources. It’s also more difficult to maintain two enterprise mobile applications instead of one and manage two separate development teams.
The bright side is that the experience you deliver through this approach can be top quality, taking full advantage of the native capabilities of your users’ devices and the Android or iOS technologies.
Cross-platform mobile applications can be faster to develop, or they can help you reach a wider audience if you’re currently thinking of developing only one enterprise mobile application. Their code is reusable for both the iOS and Android platforms, so you can have one development team for the entire project.
Sadly, cross-platform mobile applications may offer worse performance, as they need to be built within certain constraints, and their architecture is more difficult to design.
Enterprise mobile app challenges we solve
Whether you choose to build a native or cross-platform enterprise mobile application, you’re likely to face a number of challenges. Firstly, mobile-friendly designs are not easy to achieve, particularly for the Android platform, as the devices using Android vary in screen size and technical capabilities.
Secondly, an enterprise mobile app needs to be extremely fast and easy to use, as they tend to be used in a multitude of scenarios, from the office to the middle of a long commute or an important meeting. Thirdly, connectivity can be an issue, which means that steps need to be taken to provide full or limited offline functionality. Yet another major challenge can be designing a maintainable, smart architecture for your enterprise mobile app, with effective integrations, readable code, and a resistance to errors.
All of these issues can be solved by choosing the right technologies for each individual mobile app and thoroughly analyzing users’ habits and needs. At Netguru, we pride ourselves on always working with the goals of our client in mind and delivering added value through our know-how and experience. We make sure to establish an open line of communication for all projects, allowing us to get the information we need and empowering our clients to be involved in the development process.
We use an agile approach to face changes in project requirements, and we care deeply about providing real value during each project.
Consulting and prototyping
If you’re at the early stages of developing your enterprise mobile app, consider building a prototype instead of launching straight into coding the full version of the application. This approach can help you test your ideas on real people and verify them against your company’s goals. It’s much less wasteful to start with a prototype than skip that step and realize somewhere down the line that a crucial feature of your enterprise mobile app doesn’t work the way it should.
If you aren’t sure where to begin, going through a consultation procedure with your enterprise mobile app development company can be a fantastic start that adds value to your projects before you make a commitment to a development plan.
As experts in our field, Netguru will be able to point out the usual pitfalls of enterprise mobile app development and help you choose the best technologies for what you want to achieve. We can help you design a custom enterprise mobile application strategy that will support your company and deliver measurable results.
Types of enterprise mobile applications
Enterprise software comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. One example is a real-time inventory management platform, and another is a management system helping employees approach customer relations with more efficiency.
The list goes on: personal assistants, fintech mobile apps empowering users through powerful data analytics, and productivity tools using task automation to help users achieve more with less effort.
An enterprise mobile application can be a tool for a company’s employees. Some are big data apps used for business analytics, which use company metrics to make the data readable and usable at a glance. Others introduce an accessible management system for internal functions (e.g., sales).
Corporate training apps and vehicle fleet management systems also fall under the category of enterprise mobile apps. And all of these require a fully tailored approach to achieve peak efficiency and offer an exceptional user experience.
An enterprise mobile app’s ultimate goal is to help users improve their efficiency and productivity at work by giving them the right tools at the right time – and sometimes in real time.