The Need for Speed: 5 Ways to Get Mobile Apps in the Workplace Faster

Oct 26, 2016

 

Mobile Apps in the Workplace


Rapid mobile app development (RMAD) has recently come to the forefront of the enterprise IT world. Whether you have technicians, inspectors, consultants or sales reps in the field, empowering your mobile workforce can completely transform your business into a highly-productive, efficient and well-oiled machine.

But with little time and limited company resources, it's challenging to find a mobile solution you trust that's powerful and flexible enough to get you up and running quickly. You need to build enterprise mobile apps now, and you need to implement them fast.

To help you speed up the development cycle and get mobile apps in place faster, here's a list of 5 features to look for:

1. Point-and-click app building

Save time and quickly build forms and workflows by easily choosing from a list of programmed fields. These can include audio recording, digital signature capture, GPS tagging, photos, and more. You can even discover new ways to further enhance data capture and improve your field-based business processes.

2. Cross-platform app updates

With choices of devices and the growing popularity of bring your own device (BYOD) in the mobile workforce, employees are using smartphones they are well-accustomed to. A mobile solution that delivers no code app updates across different platforms enables quick adoption by users and drives employee engagement.

3. Instant, one-click publishing

Avoid delays and publish mobile forms directly to your mobile devices as soon as they're required in the field. This instant approach is not only helpful for new apps during the initial development stage, but crucial for ongoing management when business processes change and app updates are urgent.

4. Deep links integration

Look for a solution that supports deep links for code-free integration between third-party apps already in use by your organization. This means teams in the field can easily switch between the apps needed to efficiently perform related tasks at hand.

5. Cloud deployment options

Some situations require on-premises deployment, but multi-tenant and private cloud deployments are faster options. They both offer quick, cost-effective set-ups and don't require you to install software or involve the IT department. All business data is stored in a secure, central database and regularly backed up for safekeeping.


Find out how Flowfinity software can help shorten the development cycle for enterprise mobile apps to deal with the demands of your business. Create apps that are future-proof, and tailored to meet your evolving business needs.

"Flowfinity software is very flexible, and enables us to customize apps based on our needs without any programming," said Krupal Patel, Project Manager, Freedom Health. "I can publish the changes to Flowfinity applications within a couple of minutes rather than going through the whole development cycle."

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