If you are a business owner and you have an application created your company, you may have already known that the initial discussion regarding the app may be different from the actual development of the application, right? Therefore, having a set strategy will help you streamline the entire process of app creation. Your strategy should start the moment you talk to the app developers. In this article, I will talk about some of the most common challenges that need to be addressed to help you draft a successful app strategy.
Getting Enough Resources
For you to be able to create an application, you will need to have enough money to get things started. App development companies may get as little as $2000 from you up to $300,000 depending on the complexity of your application. Because it can get really expensive and most companies may not have enough money to get things started, you will have to think about where you will get your funding.
Well, some suggestions would be to get some funding from angel investors, especially if you have a pretty good app concept. Another thing that you can do is to take out a business loan. Funding is always going to be the main concern, so you have to think about different solutions.
What Are the Demands of Your Stakeholders?
Your stakeholders would always have a huge ‘say’ about your mobile app strategy. That is because they are going to be the ones using them in the long run. Having said that, you have to set up a meeting and ask about their app requirements. You have to pitch in everything so that they will be enticed to support you.
What Are the Users’ Needs?
At the end of the day, the application that you are going to create will be used by your stakeholders, employees, and even users (if you are going to put it up for the public to use). As the client, you have to evaluate what your user really wants to have in your application. Think about their needs and how your application can help fulfill those needs.
Would Additional Training Be Required?
So, your application is ready for use and your employees can make use of it to help improve work efficiency. There is only one caveat- do they know how to use it? It is important that you address this early on. Would additional training be required so that all of your employees know exactly how to use it? If so, you may want to confer with your IT team to help provide those training. Although this may require additional resources on your part, it will be fruitful in the end.
How Do You Secure Your Application?
Will you issue mobile devices to your employees or do they have to use their own? If you opt for the latter, then the issue there would be security. Suppose that they have the application and credentials, they could technically log in to the application and it may expose sensitive data about your company to the people who are not even working in your organization. You can do things. Either, you let your employees know that the application should only be run whenever they work or you put a safety mechanism by locking the application after a certain time period.
Addressing Network Limitations
Of course, there are certain functions that will require internet connectivity. Have you addressed this to ensure optimal work efficiency?