With the advances in technology, we have come across this term “customization” often. Business needs keep on changing. No company follows a uniform approach to outperform the competition. There is some or the other strategy they create and implement to keep their business walking. For that, enterprises require a sort of customization in their existing system which not only increases their business productivity but also delivers accurate data to get useful insights.
The era in which we are living is the era of mobile technology. Enterprises drop in the requirements for mobile applications along with the website development. Isn’t that so?
According to a report from smart insights, 90% of mobile time is spent on apps like browsing the internet, chit-chatting on social media apps, transactions through banks, doing business etc..
If this is the scenario, what about the user experience? User experience is the cornerstone for the success of any mobile application. The smooth navigation, reduced loading time, and soothing user interface is what a user looks for in the mobile application.
In recent times, software development firms have developed remarkable applications leaving app users amazed. The epitome of such masterpieces is Prisma. Pick the technology, the image editing filters, the simple user interface. Each functionality, each feature was awesome. The app download crossed 1.6 million in the second week of the launch itself.
Here we go through the trends for custom software development…
- Adapting Mobile
The population of smartphone users is increasing in a huge number. According to Statista, by the year 2020, the number will increase to 2.87 million users. The way users are getting cling to mobile phones, no wonder this is the age of mobile application development.
Most of the custom software development companies get clients whose requirements are to develop customized websites and mobile applications.
When it comes to developing mobile applications, clients prefer native application over hybrid application. Because app interaction with the device is easy and development time is also less.
But there is no need to relax! The demands of businesses are taking another shape. To be in the competition and enjoy the benefits, clients come up with unique ideas that are hard to implement and consumes time. Hence, it’s necessary for app developers to stay updated with the current trend going in the mobile app industry.
- Be Agile
Adopting agile methodology is the best way to keep clients in loop related to the task assignment and hours allotted. Have you ever heard of being transparent to clients?
Honestly, it’s a tough task, but this is the only way to develop the trust in the business relationship.
Following agile methodology, actually reduces your post deployment pains.
- Version release
- Changes in requirements
- System failure
There is a test build released to clients during the development phase. This enables the client to test the app, report bugs to the developers and add new requirements if he wants to.
- Moving to Cloud
Cloud Computing is often described as a technology. It facilitates users with the large storage capacity, scalability and security without worrying of infrastructure and memory leak. There is no need to maintain dedicated servers that include the high upfront cost. There is no requirement of hardware and RAM replacement. Developers only need an internet connection and a cloud provider login. Simply login, create a database and optimize the application server as and when needed.
Cloud has made things easy for developers.
- Reduce code lines
- Inbuilt APIs which can be easily integrated with the application
- Low server maintenance (Pay as you use trend)
- Resize server anytime and anywhere
There is a new trend going on – the concept of serverless architecture and microservices. Custom software development companies have started using this concept to make the application smooth running.
- User Experience
For most of the applications, no matter the concept is same, user experience changes the game. There are millions of applications rolling in the app store. Apple Store has around 2 million applications whereas Google Play Store has over 2.2 million applications. Users overlook the app whose user experience is not smooth, uninstall it and rate as poor quality. It doesn’t matter whether the app is developed and deployed using cutting edge technology.
- Software Security
The increasing demand for cloud technology and synchronization of personalised data raises the question of security. User information is prone to cyber crime as a violation of payment gateways, cracking of cloud storage, etc… Hackers have shrewd mind to encrypt the password and fetch user information from the third party vendors. This is stopped to an extent. Based on requirements, software developers built software that has strong encryption and decryption algorithm and also saves your information from getting leaked by third party vendor.
The trend is changing so do the techniques of development. Simple software application won’t work in this era of technology. Nowadays, clients are looking for the software customized as per their needs and business nature.