With the continuously growing need to access applications and data on the move, consumer products such as iPhone and Android powered devices are increasingly being used to meet business requirements.
The benefits of consumer apps apply to the business world. Benefits such as being able to optimise the user experience for the device screen size and being able to work with intermittent Internet connectivity.
One of the major challenges is deciding which devices to support. Do you support Android, Blackberry, iOS, or a combination of those? Perhaps you need to support all three, which involves a rewrite of the application. Also, if you are developing a business app it is surely important to be able to access it on a desktop computer and/or web browser? If you do develop multiple versions of your app then you will need to integrate with each of the App Stores.
There is another approach to this challenge, using Enable. We can provide you with your own company App Store, and develop applications once that work across Android, Blackberry and iOS as well as desktop computers and web browsers without having to be written multiple times.
This is achieved by delivering each application over the web but using the latest technology to cache important information locally on the device, therefore allowing you to work with intermittent connectivity to the Internet. The applications look and feel like locally installed applications.
This new approach allows the deployment of applications to a whole range of devices much more quickly and cost effectively than the traditional method, and results in applications that are more future-proof by not being locked in to specific devices.
Contact Enable to look at recent applications that have been developed in this way and to discuss the development of your App Store.