Enterprise mobile applications are developed by the individual organizations to perform the functions needed to run the company. The employees of an enterprise, mostly use these mobile applications and these apps do not cater to the needs of consumers of the services or products produced by the organization.
Recently, it was observed that about 16 percent of worldwide developers are developing mobile applications for enterprises. The survey also reveals that enterprise app developers are earning almost thrice the amount when compared to developing other apps.
What are Enterprise Applications?
The Enterprise Application (EA) is a broad software system platform developed to perform in a corporate atmosphere such as government or business. Some of the characteristics of these apps are scalable, complex, component-based, mission critical and distributed.
This software application comprises of a group of programs to complete the task of any enterprises. The app provides common business applications and some other enterprise modeling utilities developed for unparalleled functionalities. It is developed by using enterprise architecture and it improves the productivity and efficiency of the business.
Reason for the adoption
Mobile applications play a major role in all types of categories such as business, finance, entertainment, utilities, sports, travel, e-commerce, social network, productivity, health and much more. But, enterprise mobile applications are used in the businesses to resolve the issues arising in an organization.
These enterprise apps are used by the workers to simplify their work and to enable the uniformity across the devices. By using this app, the same applications can be accessed by all the employees in a simplified way. There are different kinds of enterprise apps available and organizations select the appropriate app for their business requirement.
Enterprise mobiles are mostly used for payment processing, content management, email marketing systems, automated billing systems, customer support, customer relationship management, business intelligence, Enterprise Application Integration, email marketing system and more.
Scope of app developers
About 43 percent of enterprise app developers are earning more than ten thousand dollars per month when compared to their 19 percent of counterparts who are developing consumer applications. So, the mobile app developers are concentrating more on these apps to increase their revenue when compared to the other developers.
The app developers who are making more than hundred thousand dollars for a month are prioritizing the enterprise. They are about 18 percent when compared to the 9 percent of app developers who prefer consumer markets.
Revenues are divided by the priority of the platform where 52 percent earn less than 1000 dollars per month and 24 percent developers make more than ten thousand dollars a month. The decrease in the growth of app store sales and the ability of larger developers’ to sell, up-sell approaches and scale development are responsible for app revenues.
Building platforms for enterprise apps
According to the study, it was found that Apples’ iOS operating system adopted by about 98 percent of 500 companies. The iOS developers are earning 2.5 times more than their Android counterparts. This shows that Apple iOS operating systems provides significantly higher salary when developing enterprise apps on that platform.
The universal developer community consists of about eight percent of the enterprise app developer. The combination of Digital Content Publishers, Product Extenders and Gold Seekers represents thirty five percent of global revenue and twenty five percent of developers are also contribute to the revenue.
There is rise in competition between the platform providers to mindshare the developer. Some of the survey results show that the number of platforms used by the developer has fallen from the previous year.
Android acts as a primary platform for app development that is ahead of Apple’s iOS. About fifty three percent of the iOS developers are building apps using Objective C, while fifty eight percent of Android developers are using Java for their app development. Sixty three percent of Windows developers are using C#, the native language of Microsoft.
Most of the mobile app developing countries and developers are struggling to become successful. Around eighty eight percent of them are earning less than ten thousand dollars per month, nine percent of them making ten thousand to hundred thousand dollars a month and only two percent are making above hundred thousand dollars for per month. The survey reveals that most of the mobile app developers are attracted towards games, which is more successful and has the ability to develop, advertise and sell across many platforms that include app stores.
Subsequent growth in business apps
According to the researches, market demand for the development services of the mobile app will grow at a rate five times faster than the capacity of internal information technology organizations to deliver them at the end of 2017. It also forecasts that by the year 2019, the smart phone sales will reach about 2.1 billion units. This rise in the mobile sales results in the demand for mobile apps that provide the usability and high performance of consumer apps.
This situation creates a difficulty for the enterprises to design, implement and manage mobile apps in a rapid manner to meet the increasing demand. It is difficult for the organizations to overcome this competitive pressure that results in the tactical mobile apps. The demand for mobile apps also exceeds the available development capacity and it makes the creation of apps in a short period of time.
Mobile tacticians should use more techniques and tools that relate to increase the mobile app within the organizations. In the recent digital workplace, employees are using three different devices in an average of their daily routine. It may be increased to more than five devices like the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable devices. The majority of these employees can choose their apps, devices and processes to complete a task. It results in the increasing pressure on IT companies to develop a more variety of mobile applications in a short period.
Practices facilitate enterprise apps
Some of the considerations that the organization should remember while developing an enterprise app are given below.
- Adopt rapid mobile app development (RMAD) tools
The gap between the demand for mobile app and its supply can be bridged by using the development tools such as rapid mobile app development (RMAD). Some of the important modern techniques are replacing the conventional coding techniques like native development tools are replaced with the effective RMAD tools.
RMAD tool has many features such as code generation and orchestration, drag and drop codeless tools, virtualization, forms construction, model-driven development, and more. These methods are allowing design the app without any programming knowledge or coding ability.
- Prioritize the development of apps
Mobile app developers are pressured to meet the demand for mobile app development at a very short span of time. This result in the apps that built earlier are served first; on the basis of first come and first serve. It will lead to the inefficient utilization of IT resources and also degrades the quality of apps delivered. Hence, while developing a mobile app, the development team must define a process that understands the requirements of the business collaborators.
- Use a bimodal approach
Integration is an important process to deliver an effective enterprise mobile app, where most of the development teams miscalculating the required time and resources for integration. This happens during the planning stage of the app development by using traditional waterfall methods. It is suggested that the organization can replace this conventional approach with a bimodal strategic method. Bimodal consists of two modes: the first, handles the development of stable infrastructure and APIs to fetch and transfer data, where the second uses agile methods to deliver the front-end app features in a quick manner with high productivity.
Guest post by: Anand Rajendran is CEO and Cofounder of Dectar, one of the best PHP script development companies, based in India. Dectar is a part of Casperon Technologies, a leading social and mobile development company, which is developing Uber for X apps for the past 3 years. I’m a Tech geek, Digital marketing expert, Entrepreneur, and Atheist who loves to write everything about PHP Scripts and mobile application development.
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