Modern businesses are constantly changing the way they manage internal processes. They need it to be efficient and mobile. Traditionally businesses have relied on spreadsheets and sticky notes to keep track of things. This is clearly not scalable and manageable. As a result, we're seeing an increase in mobile and tablet business apps that are custom developed for unique business needs.
There are a ton of productivity and collaboration apps out there that get the job done. But a one size fits all approach is not ideal for every business. You'll always find yourself missing a feature that's unique to your business workflow. If this is you, consider leveraging Android app development services. When you set out to build a custom mobile app, you can list out the requirements you need as per your internal processes. That's a huge plus as you can make the app work for your business and to ease out all the bottlenecks.
Let's take a quick look at some of the reasons why you should go the custom route:
1. Complete Customizability: When using a 3rd party app, you're restricted to using the features that are provided in the app. If you want to add or remove an unnecessary feature there is nothing much you can do except email the developer. When you build out your own app, you're in complete control of what you need in the app and how you want it to look and feel. You can involve your team members and take their feedback or feature requests for the app.
2. You Own the Code: When you hire a developer to code your own custom Android or iOS app. You get full rights to the code for the app including any design files for the app. This gives you an added advantage and you’re not dependent on the 3rd party developer. You can continue developing your app as long as you’d like and add/remove features to your heart’s content.
3. Security is the key: Securing sensitive data is one of the top concerns for enterprises. On a custom-developed enterprise app, you have granular control over everything including security. You can choose the type of encryption, servers and a whole lot more. When using a third party app, you unknowingly agree to their terms and conditions which can include giving them permission to access your data or providing your data to law enforcement or government agencies.
4. User Interface: Navigating an app is an important factor and it should be as easy as possible. Your team members should know exactly where to swipe, click and perform an action on the app. With a third party app, the UI cannot be customized. You’re stuck with what you’ve got. With a custom developed app, you can involve all the stakeholders and make it an iterative process. Team members will know exactly how to use the app because they will be part of the development process. This significantly reduces the learning curve for employees.
Custom business apps for Android and iOS are the way forward for achieving efficiency in business processes. We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.