Enterprise Mobility Challenges – IWORKTECH’s Experience While Developing Its Mobile Platform Development for Lifestyle Segment

How IWORKTECH has contributed for innovative technology in a current IT space?

The fast pace of today’s world brings with it many distractions and less time to relax. It’s easy to forget what your body needs. Luckily, the very mobile device that sometimes acts as distractions can also be used to promote healthy living.

These mobile apps can help you track and improve your personal health metrics. The best part is that most of these can be used on the go — even when you are sleeping.

IWORKTECH has developed a platform which allows one to build app on Andorid and iOS easily.  The platform is developed using Xamarin.

Recently using this platform IWORKTECH has released an application for a lifestyle company based out of  S. E. Asia.

What were the main considerations you kept in mind while introducing Xamarin?

While developing the platform IWORKTECH the major considerations were Enterprise Mobile Application, Mobile Software Development Life Cycle, Mobile testing.

After a lot of research on various tools, platforms and environments available in the market, Xamarin was selected. Developing a common platform, and also releasing apps in the different domains, has helped IWORKTECH to build a mature Xamarin development unit.

 According to you, what are the challenges of Enterprise Mobile Application?

Since the last decade Enterprise Mobile Solutions are experiencing increase in: Maturity, Security, development and testing complexity, scalability of the solution itself, Support various types of devices, Maintenance of application, Support of new release of the Oss, Response time.

Mobile Enterprise Application – Requirements

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A lot comes into play, even when you develop a small single app. In this you need to develop the application, release it in the market place, and gather users experience and response. Additionally, you need to keep on adding new features, new capabilities so that the user’s interest is maintained and you can continue to have market leadership and remain ahead of your competitors. Also there is a challenge of supporting various devices that keep on coming in the market.

This life cycle needs to be supported in the mobile application. We found that Xamarin provides us an environment which is secured and can integrate with the backend system easily.

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Xamarin’s cross-platform development environment allows us to create rich native applications by keeping large percentage of code common.   It allows us to achieve the following:

 

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What challenges you faced in Mobile Testing and how do you address those?

With mobile quality challenges such as device fragmentation, app complexity, fast release cycles, and high mobile user expectations, it becomes very difficult to monitor the user experience and quality of a mobile app.

Embracing new innovations in apps and quickly evaluating compatibility and quality requires adopting a mobile testing solution with access to the latest hardware and software from a variety of vendors. With the help of Xamarin Test Cloud we are able to address these challenges.

About Atul Gunjal,

Atul Gunjal, CEO of IWORKTECH, Pune, India, is an alumnus from college of Engineering, Pune. Atul is a serial Entrepreneur having over two decades of rich experience in IT Industry.