Agile Mobile-driven Mobile App Development
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Agile Mobile-driven Mobile App Development

Shivam Srivastav
By Shivam Srivastav| Tuesday, March 28, 2017 06:44 AM |6 min read
Mobile App Development

Model-driven approach has its obvious gains and can be adopted by the developers, to enable faster mobile app development being the best approach to resolve issues.

The mobile apps are present in every aspect of our daily lives. More and more enterprises are opting for using mobile apps for their business. There are substantial amount of benefits from the mobile apps like that of increasing productivity of the employees, increased levels of customer and staff satisfaction and above all cost reductions.

The developers while pursuing mobile app development faces number of challenges, other than the typical software development problems. As per the demands from the market, it is required that the mobile apps are available in multiple platforms. So, a cost-intensive multi-platform development is an absolute necessity. The driver behind app development is that of developing at a faster and efficient rate. This is more so because of the complex nature of mobile app development. This situation can be quite successfully improved by a model-driven (MDD) development which will enable a faster and easier development process of native apps, adapting to new features of underlying platform. Over the years, the model-driven approach has emerged as one of the leading approaches for a faster, collaborative application development. Model-driven development results in agile development in comparison with other traditional programming languages.

As per a report from Gartner, the market demand for mobile application services will grow by almost five times, as compared with the internal IT team’s capability to deliver mobile apps.

Hurdles on the Path of Mobile App Development

Here are some of the obstacles faced by the mobile app developers:

  • Time taken for rapid development of apps.
  • The apps need to be imported from a single platform across a number of operating systems. The cost is almost doubled or tripled for the additional platforms adopted.
  • It is quite difficult to find native mobile app developers with strong skills. .
  • Server side development can also impact end-user experience and contributing in a terrible app performance.
  • The mobile apps based on HTML5 are lacking in native features offering poor performance and providing users with bad experiences, resulting in lower adoption.
  • Technologies available for app development is due to vast fragmentation.
  • Complexity and cost gets enhanced by the open-source tools and plug-ins.

Solution that is Offered

Predictable and repeatable app development processes can be used after identifying ways which ensure a great mobile experience. This will enable parallel work streams, maximizing reuse and which are cost-effective in the long run.

The application development model used by the developers has been thoroughly changed. The business processes are broken into multiple small task-oriented user interactions called “mobile moments”. The end-result is to develop in a reliable, repeatable and sustainable manner.

Model-driven Approach

The model-driven approach is the best approach for resolution of the problem. The methodology that is adopted is rapid development of applications based on architectural models that utilize smaller, discrete objects. The model-driven approach actually works in combination with micro services architectural approach, so as to deploy independent components into a complete solution. This not only helps to develop faster but also enables in building reusable components across a wide range of applications.

Adopting Model-driven Approach

The Java-based development teams use frameworks like Spring and Struts for the purpose of model-driven development. Object-based models are used for low-level programming complexities. A standardized programming approach is adopted that enables the developer to understand application structure.

But, unfortunately for the mobility space, there is no standard enabler for a model-driven approach. However, the companies can stay on the path of the model-driven approach for addressing the rapid pace of changes required in the front-end app interfaces as well as bringing important changes in the back-end and the core infrastructure of the business.

We are entering into an era of connected devices like Wearables and IoT and application development will just not be restricted to the mobile devices but also to these connected devices. Model-driven development has its obvious gains and the developers must adopt this, sooner the better, to reap the array of benefits from this approach.

Appinventiv, is one of the top-notch mobile app development companies. They have grown steadily over the past two years. They believe in building high-quality apps, using the latest technologies, across a wide range of verticals.

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Shivam Srivastav is the Marcom Manager at Appinventiv. He is a dynamic marketing strategist who believes in transforming technology in ways that are digestible to the end users. Shivam plans strategies to cross the technical corporate speak and reach the masses in a language that they can relate to - value, knowledge, and solutions. In order to reach the masses of untapped potential, he keeps himself well read on the issues that small and mid-cap organizations face and what they need when in the marketing funnel.

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