Is delivering mobile applications really worth the eort? Will mobile applications really add value to the business? It is clear that mobility brings improvements to the enterprise in terms of efficiency and lower operational costs. This means that by investing in a mobile strategy, employees are given the tools needed to make better and faster decisions.
Better yet, there’s evidence that investing in mobile pays. In a recent Forrester survey. 75% of decision makers indicated that deploying mobile apps had increased worker productivity, while only 65% acknowledged that mobile apps increased responsiveness and decision making speed. Mobile is not a shot in the dark; it’s something that has already proven its benefits.
The way mobile apps achieve these bene-ts is by providing access to relevant information at the right time and place, in an easy-to-use, consumable and actionable form. This gives workers the insight and tools needed to accomplish more.
Employees are aware of this productivity increase and they’re the ones driving the mobility trend. They bring their own mobile devices to the workplace and expect to be able to access applications from their devices.
The challenge is building and maintaining these applications in light of the evolving technology and device options.
There are a lot of technologies out there to help enable mobile strategies.
There are frameworks, IDEs, debuggers, emulators – the works! But before deciding on a mobile approach, a decision should be made on the type of mobile application to build.