THERE ARE MANY MOBILE APPLICATIONS ON THE MARKET TARGETED TOWARDS CONSUMERS; HOWEVER, ORGANISATIONS WOULD BE WISE TO LOOK INTO HOW THEY CAN LEVERAGE THIS TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY IN THE WORKPLACE. THERE ARE STILL MANY ORGANISATIONS PERFORMING TASKS MANUALLY ON PAPER RESULTING IN AN INCREASED RISK IN HUMAN ERROR. CUSTOM MOBILE APPLICATIONS CAN SOLVE THIS PROBLEM AND HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO POSITIVELY INFLUENCE THE WAY WE WORK.
“Corporate mobile applications are generally different to consumer mobile applications. The biggest difference is that they often connect to one or many data sources and usually across a variety of security systems. This means that there is often a more technical component to the design phase than with standard consumer mobile applications,” explains Kareem Tawansi, CEO of software development provider, Solentive Software.
So what are some key points to keep in mind when embarking on developing a corporate mobile application?
Identify crucial features to focus on
Design should be intuitive and engaging
Leverage existing systems and technologies such as GPS and camera
Applications can be improved in later versions
“Although more complex than a consumer mobile application, an intuitive and powerful mobile application has the potential to improve efficiency, minimise double-handling, reduce or eliminate human error and enable a more enjoyable digital experience for employees,” concluded Kareem.