Mobile applications are an integral part of our daily lives. We use them to connect with family and friends, to stay informed, to entertain ourselves, and so much more. In the business world, mobile applications have become an essential tool for improving productivity and efficiency, streamlining internal processes, facilitating communication and collaboration among employees, and enhancing customer relations. For this reason, an increasing number of companies now need their own app.
Develoop Software, a company that has specialised in software development since 1997, has shared its best practices for developing apps for enterprise solutions while ensuring that the objectives and needs of each company are met.
The key points to consider when developing successful business applications are as follows:
- Defining the goals and needs: Identify the problem you want the app to solve. Develoop Software’s methodology involves assigning a project manager to work with clients who will help them to identify the required functionality, the databases that will be accessed, and the expectations of the end users. Depending on the needs of the project, a recommendation will be given on whether to develop a native, hybrid or progressive app.
- User-centred design: The design of an app should focus on the needs and preferences of the end users. It is important to conduct research and usability testing to ensure that the interface is intuitive and easy to use. Develoop Software’s Graphic Design, Layout and UX Department works with metric-focused guidelines based on Google’s Material Design for both iOS and Android versions.
- Security: Enterprise apps handle sensitive and confidential information about the company and its customers. It is therefore essential to implement high levels of security to protect data. This includes the use of encryption, user authentication and additional security measures.
- Integration with existing systems: The app must be able to seamlessly integrate with existing systems and platforms within the organisation, such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Human Resources (HR) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems.
App development involves the creation of a back-office and communication structure with all the instances installed on the various devices, via an API or customised web services. This guarantees multiple connections and more efficient access to the database.
- Extensive testing: Before releasing an app, it is essential to conduct tests to identify potential bugs or performance issues. This includes functional testing, performance testing and security testing.
- Monitoring and analysis: Once an app is up and running, it is important to monitor its performance and analyse the data generated by users. Getting to know the app’s users requires integrating the application with analytics tools, such as Google Analytics for APP. This way, data on browsing, software usage and development incidents can be collected in its various instances.
- Updates and ongoing support: Each project must be regularly monitored to correct errors, improve functionality, and make adaptations in line with technological changes and needs that may arise as the company grows. In addition, Develoop Software offers ongoing technical support to resolve any problems or doubts that users may have.
In conclusion, the development of apps for business solutions requires a process in which it is essential to implement best practices, such as defining objectives and requirements, designing with a focus on usability, ensuring data security, integrating with existing systems, offering updates and ongoing support, and all those mentioned in this article. Develoop Software guides its clients through the entire development process, uploading apps to stores, and coordinating and validating publishing processes for both Android and iOS.
Now that you know the best practices for application development for enterprise solutions, don’t wait any longer! Get in touch with Develoop’s team of experts and request a quote.
About Develoop Software
Develoop Software is a software development and implementation company with over 25 years of experience. Founded in 1997 in Spain, it has a multidisciplinary team of professionals with extensive experience in the creation and development of native apps, in concepts such as usability and front-end graphic design, and also in programming in the native iOS languages, Swift 4 and Objective C, as well as Kotlin and Java for the Android ecosystem.
For further information please visit https://www.develoop.net/en/