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Developing Enterprise Applications for Improved Productivity and App Security

Today mobile device is the most preferred medium for accessing the internet, personalised data and enterprise data. Enterprise mobility is revolutionising the workplace by combining the exponential corporate data with the best mobile technology, mobile apps. Our previous post explains the role of enterprise mobile apps in transforming enterprising.

Developing an enterprise mobile application is not as same as native apps development in terms of effort and time. It needs to work on various challenges that comes with enterprise mobile app development.

Challenges faced by Enterprise Mobile Application Developers:

While developing enterprise mobile apps, developers have to do the job keeping following points in mind.

  • Compatibility for all platforms:

When a company implements BYOD concept, then it needs an enterprise mobile app that should be compatible for multiple platforms and not only for a single platform. Developing a cross-platform compatible enterprise mobile app can be more complex than developing consumer based mobile apps. Because it needs to follow a specific approach like: whether to create separate versions of apps for separate operating systems or to use HTML and create different native apps.

  • Back-End Integration

Most of the companies have a complex IT infrastructure. Many times the mobile app that we develop does not replace any back-end system, it is simply augmenting the existing infrastructure by providing mobility. For this, developer has to develop complex cross platform coding and better understanding of client’s business processes.

So understanding of client’s existing IT infrastructure is most important factor in shaping up the mobile app required for that enterprise.

  • Importance of Deadlines

Developing mobile apps or web apps for an enterprise is  a complex and long term process. One large scale enterprise app may even take years to develop. But from expert developers, it is expected to be done in weeks and months. But off course understanding client’s business process and requirements, development and then integration need a lot of time.

The only way to do all these things in stipulated timeframe is using agile methodologies, where requirements and solutions will evolve through collaboration between self-organizing and cross-functional teams.

  • Designing Mobile App with Users in mind

Keeping in mind the requirements of company is crucial but keeping the users in mind while developing enterprise mobile application is equally crucial.  If users are not able to adopt app then developer’s all efforts are equal to waste. So to avoid such disasters, the development team should proceed while having inputs and conversation with potential users to make sure that you understand the requirement of Users too.

What is a Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms (MEAP)

A Mobile Enterprise Application Platform provides application development and management capabilities for mobile enterprises. App Developers can use MEAP as a development environment for enterprise mobile applications. MEAP also offers the control to IT infrastructure of an enterprise which is like management tool for enterprise mobile app.

The core elements of MEAP solution consists of two components. One is mobile middleware server and another is mobile client application. A middleware server handles all system integration, security, scalability, cross-platform support, communications, etc. It cannot store any data, just manages data from back-end system to mobile device and back.

Using this management feature of MEAP, administrators can control or monitor the users that are accessing the application and also the enterprise databases that are being used to pull data from, through application.

A MEAP solution is best when an enterprise wants to develop custom applications or deploy multiple applications on multiple platforms. For any mobile enterprise application Managers, enterprise mobile app compatible to wide range of mobile OS and devices should be the top priority. Because this will help in implementing BYOD policy in the company.

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Features of MEAP:

The capabilities  and attributes of MEAP are as follows:

  • MEAPs can provide cross-platform support.
  • It also provides multi-architect support i.e. it has the ability to support native mobile web and hybrid architectures.
  • MEAP solutions makes writing a custom app extension process easy.
  • MEAP enables the central management of mobile applications.
  • It also helps in enhancing existing business platforms by making them accessible to users at anytime and anywhere.
  • It offers cloud-based services for data persistence, notifications, data analysis and social media integration.
  • It provides application development lifecycle features, such as metadata-driven applications, prototyping, multi-device testing, multi-platform build process, versioning, configuration management and distribution of apps through various mechanisms.

HTML 5 in Enterprise Mobile App Development

The objective of enterprise mobile app is more focused towards its functionality unlike its consumer counterparts. Location is an increasingly important feature for many enterprises, while communication, data management and collaboration are main drivers of enterprise mobility. In the world of enterprise app development, it is difficult to find developers with Web development skills. These are more familiar to HTML, JavaScript, Java and CSS than with Objective-C or C++ or C#. Using HTML 5, developers can work with Web standards to create cross-platform mobile apps that can serve the mobile app requirements of any enterprise for internal as well as external use. This way it is more cost-effective than creating and maintaining separate native apps.

At Krify, our experienced and expert team of developers is having the competency in developing web-based apps.

Application Development in SAP Mobile Platform

SAP mobile platform SDK offers tools that can be used to streamline development, security, delivery and management of mobile applications. SAP Mobile Platform provides an open development environment that allows you to develop mobile apps using familiar languages, environments, open-source tools and third-party libraries, toolkits and frameworks. SAP Mobile Platform services are available for developers to use for secure data access, authentication and integration to SAP and non-SAP back-end software, lifecycle management, application versioning, end-to-end traceability and usage analytics.

Why Choose Krify?

Krify aims to thrive to help businesses and organisations to communicate and engage more with their audiences and employees. Most important audience and people for any organisation to interact and connect with are their internal people. So the idea of engaging employees can benefit organisations in every industry, in many ways.

Today we have an app for every part of life, so why not for work life or professional life. We give emphasis on understanding the client’s business needs and work towards developing suitable enterprise mobile app as per their requirements. We focus on testing the apps for quality product and work towards finding ways to secure the apps and helping the client deploy it. Our strategy involves lot of focus, expertise and effort.

Contact Us for all your queries related to Enterprise Mobile App Development.

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Enterprise Mobile Application – Transforming Enterprising

The growing demand for mobile apps in all areas has evolved the enterprise mobility market. Enterprise mobile application is that mobile application which is used by enterprises to solve the problems they face in the business world. The number of enterprises looking forward to deploy customized enterprise mobile apps is also increasing with the increased amount of smartphone usage.

Enterprises are deploying the mobile apps into their businesses enthusiastically to improve employee efficiency and productivity. With the exploding figures of smartphone users across the world, there is a crucial need for smartphone technology solutions. Today employee needs access to business information across the geographies and across the time zones.

Companies are now more dependent on mobile technology to stay connected with each other, to attend business meetings, conference calls and other activities even if one is on-the-go.

In recent times, Blackberry in association with GfK launched a global report that states, “Most professionals now see productivity as a personal priority.” It further states that “67% of business smartphone users are looking to improve their productivity and 69% are constantly looking for new ways to get things done as efficiently as possible.” Thus enterprise mobile apps provide a secure and smart mobile solution for today’s workforce. In present scenario, the key to make business more productive is utilising mobile technology innovations.

Challenges faced by Enterprises/Organisations:

IT departments of all the enterprises are mostly embracing the concept of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). It allows employees to use personal/personalized mobile devices for accessing company data and corporate applications. This way it ensures the simplified access to same applications as everybody else in the organisation. This brings uniformity between the devices even if the employees are having personalized mobile experience.

Use of personal devices brings convenience but at the same time it brings few challenges with it. It becomes difficult for enterprise’s IT department to manage and maintain the security and access related issues.

For instance when personalised devices are brought to work, they bring their own network too. Through personal device and personal network, employees can put corporate data and information at risk. So it is difficult to monitor usage of corporate data on such ad hoc personal networks. To manage such security issues, stringent IT policies need to be framed for network access too. Enterprise’s policies should rotate around enabling, managing, controlling and securing the DAC (Devices, Application, Content).

So the solution to this problem requires ability to manage devices, application and content within the enterprise. Such solutions are available under the banner of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). Depending on the nature of enterprise, these solutions vary as per requirements.

Advantages of using Enterprise Mobile Apps:

  • Portability: Using enterprise mobile apps on your personal device allows you connect with each other from anywhere. This leads to increased employee engagement and enablement.  
  • Availability: The ability to use the device and access the data anytime whether in transit or outside the office, let employee to choose when to access the data and the critical information and updates too get delivered to an employee in real time.
  • Sharing: Ability to share the relevant data easily with other colleagues enables employees to provide better customer service, knowledge transfer and learning.
  • Improved User Experience: Using simple and user friendly interface for basic processes like transactions, leave applications, leave approval, leads to better engagement.
  • Personal Ownership of device: Using BYOD concept is a cost-effective way to increase productivity without spending for device procurement.
  • Geolocation: Geolocation enables to log position of device and users through interactive maps which leads to process improvement and eventually leads to efficient productivity.

Let’s have a look on how enterprise mobile apps can simplify complex business processes for smooth operations of different functional aspects of any enterprise.

Types and examples of enterprise mobile applications:

  • Content management
  • HR Related activities like Leave management
  • Payment processing
  • Employee safety management
  • Locating Employee or Device Location
  • Customer support
  • Collaborations and messaging systems
  • Customer relationship management (CRM)
  • Business intelligence

Why Krify?

Any Enterprise Development Company should understand using right technologies and skill sets to overcome the challenges faced by enterprises.

Our exceptional team of developers and designers are always on their toe to integrate the latest technology into the app and web development work. We have expertise in providing enterprise application solutions optimised as per our client’s requirements. Hire our expert developers today for enterprise mobility solutions.


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