It is not very easy to figure out where your business will be 5 or 10 years from now but you can surely follow these seven steps to develop a enterprise mobile app by following the enterprise strategy that will ensure that you are prepared for the future.
Define goals and outcomes
Almost all companies want to start implementing projects which are still ideas and haven't been thought through properly. Building an enterprise mobile strategy requires careful research whether your employees and customers consume your products and services? Secondly, will having an enterprise mobile app create new opportunities for your business, and if so, how will you take advantage of these opportunities?
Choose the Right Experience
Mobile app development and building a traditional application aredifferent from eachother. Mobile apps can be build in two ways: One by building a mobile website, which is a website but will work on small screens as well. The other way is by developing a native mobile app, where an app is built for a specific device which a user must download on his/her phone and use.
Continuous Application Delivery
Mobile users expect daily or weekly updates to mobile apps. Developing requires a lot of work like having shorter development cycles and frequent revisions. Companies need to become more aglie and use agile methods of development which are faster and better. It helps in speeding up the development process.
For being successful in today's world, the process needs to be agile in terms of customer needs. The agile process helps increase efficiency of developer and designers giving the company an opportunity to move quickly
Use APIs for an amazing User Experience
The power is in the hands of the end user but this power depends on the access to back end information system. APIs make a strong back-end information system, allowing them to be used by front-end application for new uses. but Make Sure APIs are Secure
As APIs are usually a way of tapping into new markets. If done wrong, they open up a way for the hackers to attack and exploit.
Managing Information is Everything
Data is the key to any enterprise app strategy. The company needs to understand what kind of data needs to be shown to the user? Can they make changes to it?what will they do with the data? Will the data be available where cell reception is weak?How will you protect data that is outside the company's firewalls?
Information management and its content is very important and the only reason you're managing it is to ensure that people have access to the right content while still keeping the company information from leaking.
Security is an important area which needs focus. Many companies believe that there should be a considerable amount of focus on mobile security on the device or the app. As we increase mobile services, you must secure the backend and the transactions happening between the client and the back-end servers.
Finally, the last step is to decide who has the control? Who has the power? Who doesn't have the power? Who can make decisions? It all comes down to just one thing that who in the company has the right to make policies and decisions about mobility.
This is a very important decision as everyone might feel they have the right to make decision