Architecting Mobile Solutions For The Enterprise
Facts and Predictions About Mobility
77% businesses have empowered their employees with mobile devices.
66% of businesses have already deployed mobile applications.
2 billion mobile devices will be shipped by 2016
33 billon apps were downloaded in 2011 which shall grow to
66 billion in 2016.
By 2015, the worldwide mobile worker population will
represent 37.2% of the total workforce.
Mobility Make Virtually Everything
The increasing presence of smartphones and the rapid popularity of mobile applications that cater to consumers
and businesses has meant that today there is a mobile app for virtually everything.
Does this mean that your enterprise needs to be developing its own mobile app? (Nobody wants to get left out.)
Before architecting mobile solutions for your enterprise, you need to evaluate what exactly you aim to achieve and
what existing tools and technologies can be used at the most effective ROI.
Online Experience As Consumption
Mobile App vs. Mobile Site:
For some businesses, a mobile version of
the company’s website might be sufficient to
meet the needs of its customers.
Why is it so important?:
The fact is that there are many mobile apps
competing for space and processor capacity
on your consumer’s smartphone.
Cost analysis of developing:
A mobile site is more of a spinoff of an
existing desktop website. But developing a
mobile app is going to be more expensive
since it requires creating an application that
is going to run on a completely different
Industry’s Mobile Usage Habits
This means that if you are on a limited budget, you will need to choose between iPhone and Android (Windows and
Blackberry are pretty much out of the picture when it comes to choosing just one platform).
This requires knowledge of your industry’s mobile usage habits. You need to know which mobile platform has the most
widespread acceptance and penetration rate in your industry. For instance, for many years, Blackberry was the mobile of
choice for lawyers. It was the standard issue mobile from law firms to their lawyers. But today, many law firms are switching
over to iPhone.
Differences Between Apps & Website
1. Understanding differences between mobile apps and a mobile friendly website
Creating a mobile version of your website is cheaper, but the reason that many enterprises still create their mobile apps
in place of mobile friendly website because they do have their own strengths.
Mobile apps are “native applications”. They are installed and accessible without an Internet connection and can access
other applications and hardware installed on the mobile. This allows them to be much more interactive and user-friendly
in several ways that cannot be matched by a mobile website.
2. Which pay model, if any, are you going to adopt for the mobile app?
A quick competitor analysis will show you what most other businesses in your industry are doing with their mobile apps
when it comes to pricing.
The next step is to factor in your own business needs, based upon which you can decide between the three pricing
options – free, paid or have a premium model (basic features are provided free of cost and advanced features require a
one-time purchase or a monthly subscription).
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