With the digital era changing at such an accelerated pace, mobile applications still promise a doorway to the future. Consumers today are used to dictating the way their needs are met through services, thanks to entirely app-based companies that we have all come to love such as Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and many others.
Convenience and relevant engagement are the names of the game, and employees are players, too. The modern-day employee is equally attuned to streamlined, efficient processes, increasing the opportunity to invest in workplace applications that smooth day-to-day operations and reduce time spent on desk-tethered tasks.
At present, most mid- to large-sized enterprises are very likely to have some mobile or web apps that deliver end-point solutions. There are probably a couple of mobile apps in your sales department, a few administered by your HR department, and a handful of business mobile apps managed by your IT department. Furthermore, all of your customer-facing apps are likely sitting in your product and marketing departments.
This is just the beginning, though. Many more mobile apps will be supporting your workforce, partners, contractors, and customers over the next few years. Mobile apps are here to stay and will grow to encompass anything ranging from minute tasks to broader processes.
That’s why establishing an integrated application ecosystem will differentiate your business by amplifying the collective power of these apps, through interconnected processes and collaboration.
An enterprise whose business processes at multiple levels are powered by an integrated app system clearly has a competitive advantage. Let’s take a look at a few ways an interconnected web of mobile apps benefits companies:
The many options available now allow companies to embark on mobile app development quickly while always aligning business and IT, particularly regarding budget constraints. You can optimize for maintenance costs by having as much single code as possible, whether for native platforms, progressive aps, or web apps.
Alternatively, you can also invest wisely in maximum performance customized for hardware with native development. Furthermore, there are experimental projects like Blazor Bindings and OpenJDK that will allow Java or .NET development for iOS and MacOS instead of Swift and C#. Xamarin.Forms 4.0 introduced the Shell which ships with Visual Studio 2019 and takes advantage of Android FastRenderers for .Net developers.
Xamarin has also emerged as a big player, competing with Flutter, React Native, Apache Cordova, Adobe PhoneGap and more. Additionally, advancement in low-code platforms is changing the development landscape, making it more accessible to broader communities by tapping into a larger talent pool.
Key to creating a mobile app ecosystem is leveraging the power of serverless and microservices architecture. We live in a multi-cloud era. Thus, it is not very common to have a suite of mobile apps built on different infrastructures. Rather, building APIs and making applications accessible and scalable will ensure app data connectivity from multiple sources.
Whether or not an organization currently has connected devices now, they will in the near future. Customers in greater numbers are benefiting from personal applications like smart homes, personal assistants, and healthcare devices. This creates a window of opportunity for enterprises to strike. Mobile apps are likely to quickly become the user’s top choice to interface with such interconnected devices.
The intersection of these three technologies is going to bring powerful applications that are capable of executing with very low latency. Results will now be provided at speeds faster than ever before. Running computer vision capabilities with rising AI-enabled, onboard AI-chips on mobile devices will unlock an unseen wave of use cases.
Building a robust enterprise mobile management solution or using blockchain to create secure payment transaction is becoming easier by the day.
The significant impact of mobile applications on business has been gradual but widespread and all-encompassing. At Trianz, we understand the care, precision, and innovative thinking it takes to give you that competitive edge.
As your partner, we leverage our user researchers and technology architects to assemble an expert pilot team with deep X-functional skills to determine your needs and map your technical architecture. With a thorough business analysis, we bring a complete understanding of the pros and cons of a few recommended approaches. Taking your needs into account, our team creates a roadmap to standardize, centralize, and make application and microservices accessible to the right audience.
The Trianz team brings a world of experience upgrading legacy apps as well as connecting apps. We’ve built mobile applications on top of:
Popular cloud platforms
Intranets like SharePoint
Sales platforms like Salesforce
ERP platforms like Oracle
Marketing platforms like AEM
To best serve your enterprise as partner, Trianz will advise your teams and help you select the right mobile technology to comprehensively meet all your business and user goals.
The cornerstone of the Trianz approach is design thinking. It employs creative, insightful, an empathetic thinking that puts people (whether customer or employee) at the heart of everything. Using design thinking and technology assessment in tandem, Trianz’s experts will recommend a hybrid or single technology that will create an ecosystem of applications.
This way, you can enable a larger community and spark an era of mobile centricity. When you can simply swipe and tap to make quick, big decisions, why pull up that chair in front of a desk? Let’s talk.
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