LONDON, August 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- Mobile App Toolkit Vendor issues advice for executives who want to implement a mobile business app -
5app, the app toolkit vendor, has released expert guidance for executives looking to commission a mobile enterprise app for their business, which identifies seven pitfalls to avoid during this process. With many employees opting to use their own mobile devices for work, organisations are looking at ways to mobilise business processes and improve reliable communications through the use of a multi-platform app.
Dr Tim King, Chief Technology Officer at 5app, explains, "To the uninitiated, the process of creating a mobile business app looks pretty simple. However, there are several pitfalls that executives need to be aware of. By being made aware of these pitfalls, executives can avoid take steps to avoid them when their organisation begins to develop a mobile enterprise app."
For organisations that want to mobilise existing business processes and create applications that drive better responsiveness, productivity and performance within a workforce - seven pitfalls to avoid are:
- Remember that a mobile device is not always connected
- Are you really in the entertainment business?
- The diversity of operating systems can pose problems
- Focus on function, not looks
- Don't lose control of your content
- The future is closer than you think
- Don't forget the end user
To find out more about the seven pitfalls to avoid when creating a mobile enterprise app please click here.
5app recently launched its 5app Toolkit which comprises the 5app Engines and the 5app Factory. A developer uses the 5app Factory to create a 5app fig; which in conjunction with the 5app engines then runs without the need for alteration on any type of mobile handset creating a multi-platform app. The 5app toolkit enables developers to create robust, real-time, enterprise-scale, mobile business applications with built-in workflow, geolocation reporting and full data reliability.
Use of the 5app Factory to develop and test apps is completely free of charge. Once the multi-platform app is ready for deployment there is a small charge per user, which varies with the number of end users. In addition, there is a 'freemium' option, which allow apps to be deployed free of charge; in this case, the apps do not include 5app's real time communications feature, but are otherwise fully functional.
5app Limited is a mobile application software developer, headquartered at the new Bristol and Bath Science Park and with offices in London's Tech City.
The 5app Factory is a cloud-based environment for the rapid application development of robust, real-time, enterprise-scale, mobile business applications with built-in workflow, geolocation reporting, data reliability and transactional integrity.
5app enables businesses to develop applications once only and then to deploy a single version across all types of smartphones and tablets (e.g. iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows and Symbian) thereby avoiding the need to develop native applications for each device.
5app is designed to provide robust, enterprise-scale applications through the use of its in-built workflow editors, geolocation reporting, and highly reliable data communications.
5app's unique 'engine' runs on any type of remote handset and removes the need for app store-style downloads of new or updated software, whilst ensuring that all users always have the latest version of software. The 5app system manages the deployment of apps, ensuring that each end user only has the appropriate apps; additional security is provided through user authentication and optional encryption of communications.
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