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Mobile Application Development

Digital Disruption is rewriting the rules of innovation.

Successful Digital Disruption is about being more iterative. To keep up with the product/service differentiation, value-add features are continually added to transform the customer experience and create more value to the customers. This is bringing in a paradigm shift in the new product development life-cycle of mobile services and products. Lower cost of entering the market combined with lower cost per idea is bringing in far more products and services to consumers than ever.

Increased mobility and device diversity is already showing steady results of an efficient business operation.  However, working at cross purposes is the traditional IT management set-up who have resisted tooth and nail about device diversity, since it serves their own interests of making their job easier. When mobile employees are being seen to be as productive or even more productive, the traditional management by policy seems to have fewer takers.  It only makes more sense for companies to loosen its reins on employee devices, to fit into the current zeitgeist, which results in saving on the otherwise associated hardware costs.

Some of the applications you are likely to mobilize can be categorized into four broad areas

 

Web apps

Web apps are mobile versions browser based apps. Here the existing web application is reformatted to accommodate mobile access. These are easy to implement with the existing skills.

Heavyweight apps

Heavyweight apps are the mobile version of desktop applications. It offers a rich user interface and multistep task creation/completion.

Lightweight apps

Lightweight apps offer simple task creation/completion, for example, travel request workflows. They have on average not more than 3 screens with minimal input. 

Consumer apps

Consumer apps provide services or reduce costs.  Examples include mobile banking apps, insurance claim forms, utility reporting apps amongst the many. They typically capture data although not always.