When it comes to developing and deploying enterprise mobile apps, there are numerous myths on the subject. These myths often create obstacles that can get in the way of achieving an enterprise’s mobility goals. Below are three such myths.
Myth #1—Developers don’t have to fully mobilize apps.
Often, organizations try to cut costs and time when developing mobile apps by picking-and-choosing desired processes to mobilize – for example, simple workflows (think timesheets and expense reports).
This trick, however, doesn’t work. In reality, this can often lead to workers being more handicapped by limited technology than having no technology at all.
Moral of the story: If you’re going to do something about enterprise mobility, do it fully or not at all.
Myth #2—Forcing existing desktop applications into mobile.
Commonly, less tech-savvy enterprises think they can go mobile by simply making the desktop they are currently using smaller or using simple solutions (desktop apps used with a mobile browser). This leads to frustrated consumers who spend most of their time on a company’s mobile app “pinching and zooming,” or scrolling around looking for information.
Myth #3—Mobility isn’t that important.
When all else fails, businesses can fall back on the belief that mobility just isn’t practical or vital for their organization’s success. This is outdated thinking though, since most experts agree that mobility is the present and future.
Everyday businesses are seeing growth in the CORP, IoT, BYOD and BYOW (Bring Your Own Wearable) trends. Furthermore, businesses that embrace mobile technologies can connect with their customers with much more fluidity.