4 Tips for Developing Business Apps

Posted by on January 21, 2013 in Business Technology [ 1 Comment ]

designing business appsMobile devices, in this day and age, have become a necessity and are no longer considered a luxury product. With companies like Apple and Samsung participating in the race of the higher end smartphones and the Chinese manufacturers bringing in cheap yet durable phones at the other end, the market reach for smartphones has increased manifold.

Many companies have realized that by creating apps for smartphones they can interact directly with their customers and get firsthand information with just a click of a button.

The ease of developing and launching apps on multiple platforms has not only helped enterprises get in touch with their customers on a daily basis, but small startups, as well.

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Once the decision to build an enterprise mobile application has been made, there are certain steps to be followed to ensure that the application achieves its goal. Below are some points to keep in mind while developing mobile apps for an enterprise:

Top 4 App Development Tips

1. Right Platform: The most important point to consider is to choose the right OS for developing the mobile app. You’ll need to decide whether to target customers using iOS, Android, Blackberry or Windows phone before developing the app. Choosing to develop a cross platform mobile app is also an option.

2. App Developer: Ensure quality and timely completion of the app by giving priority to the mobile app development team. You’ll need the right team with the required skill set and access to the right development tools.

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3. Outsourcing Mobile App Development: If the in-house team is not skilled or lacks the qualifications to develop the mobile application, you need to look at outsourcing the app development. There are many app development agencies and freelancers available to develop mobile applications, but it is vital to run a check on the experience and skills of the developers before outsourcing the development work. Ask for a list of mobile apps they have built in the past, for example.

4. Monetizing the App: Pinning the right price on your app is very important. A thorough analysis of the competitive space for your is a smart way to get the optimal price that your customer would be willing to pay. If your app is overpriced, you may lose potential customers to your competitors and if its underpriced, you may leave money on the table and lower your profits.

These are just a few important points to consider while developing an enterprise mobile application. Preparing a thorough business plan and making sure you keep a constant check on the competitive landscape while partnering with the right solution provider can help you develop a successful mobile app.

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Bio: Rishabh Software, a CMMi Level 3 & Microsoft Gold Certified Software House, focuses on cost-effective, qualitative and timely delivered Custom Software Development services, Information Technology Consulting services, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services and Engineering Services Outsourcing (ESO). Rishabh provides services to its global customers through their offices in US (Silicon Valley), UK (London) and India (Vadodara, Mumbai).

One thought on “4 Tips for Developing Business Apps

  1. avatarGary

    Thanks for sharing these useful tips to develop business apps. It is important for business owners to outline a suitable strategy for mobile apps in order to enjoy good revenues

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