The ongoing growth of mobility with nearly a billion smartphones expected to be sold by the end of the year (according to Gartner) and tablets outselling PC’s makes it substantial for enterprise companies to embrace a mobile app strategy to remain competitive. But due to the constant flow of conflicting information around mobile app development, determining what’s needed to be successful can be a serious challenge. There is even an interesting comparison we have recently found in one of the CIO’s articles describing mobility to be “a matrix of madness for enterprise IT”. So today we are going to investigate how challenging it really is.
Increasing demands for customized enterprise applications, integration with corporate IT systems, different mobile platforms requiring different mobile business apps, hiring developers with extensive knowledge of programming languages, spending money and time at first glance seem to be truly daunting. Many companies deciding to create enterprise mobility try to find their own solution to such a challenging situation, and like any kind of new experience, it can turn out to be successful or not.
Still, there is always an easy way, if you know where to look. Snappii is an online mobile app building platform allowing companies of any size to easily and quickly make custom mobile business apps for their business with no mobile programming skills. The visual drag, drop and configure method lets developers build mobile business apps once and deploy across all major mobile platforms. It also provides a rich library of pre-built features and functionality for building sophisticated enterprise mobile business apps that access data from back end and cloud based servers. This allows development of integrated, feature rich native mobile business apps easier and 30 times faster than using SDKs and Frameworks. With Snappii, enterprise mobile initiatives are not relegated to IT or development – business managers and marketing directors can spearhead mobility projects with Snappii’s mobile business apps, custom development, and platform, while mobile programmers can extend the platform even further with capabilities specific to their enterprise using plug-ins. Thus, what usually takes months to do, can be done in days on Snappii.
There is another challenge Snappii meets easily. App requirements are not known up front meaning that a lot of prototyping and validation with users must be performed. With Snappii you can quickly release new updates and enable manages, developers, QA and business users to immediately see the prototype mobile business apps on their devices. This saves huge amounts of time and enables design, build and test work to proceed in a parallel.
Using the Snappii platform, companies can provide fast, cost effective, cross platform app builds and easy app management. We encourage you to begin building your enterprise mobile business apps now and you will be surprised to see how easy and quick app development can be!