Our clients tell us that they are in this situation where they had had to put forward an application development request to the software team and waited for months just to see some initiative being taken? Most often, the reason for failure is the prolonged development process, that ultimately leads to negative ROI. The solution is HokuApps Rapid Application Development Platform. But more on this later.

As a manager, you want your app to be delivered faster. However, the larger picture shows a different story. Your developers are down with a huge backlog and are constantly struggling to reduce the development time. Instead of boosting your productivity or business prospect, they are just trying to keep up with schedules. Organizations have realized that the tedious process of hand-coding does not work anymore in the changing market dynamics. Hand-coding for a specific app development might take months or even years. Unpredictability and prolonged development time lie at the core of this big issue, which often become the choke points in enterprise app delivery.

With the ever-changing user demands, you need to adopt an app development platform that delivers apps faster while helping you serve and retain your users with greater efficacy. Low-code platforms like Rapid Application Development Platform (RADP) can create complex and fully functional apps in a very short span of time. If your development team is bogged down with manual coding and productivity issues, enterprise RAD platform is the solution.

What are the Biggest Challenges in App Development?
Before deciding on whether the RAD Platform is right for your business environment, you should first consider the major challenges that your development team face during delivery. You also need to see whether those can be addressed by the Rapid Application Development platform. We have tried to do a comprehensive study below to help you make an informed decision:

Challenge No. 1:
Modern Enterprise App Development Demands More Efforts Than Before

App developers concentrated on developing and rarely bothered about updates when following the traditional app development models. Thus, once an app was developed, they could tick a task off their checklist. However, the scenario is not so anymore. Users now use a variety of devices and prefer platform-specific back-end systems and OS platforms. On the other hand, when consumers start using any app, the expectation is that improvement will come soon in the form of updates. This compels app developers to introduce new functionalities, and constantly fix bugs to provide a refreshing mobile experience. With manual coding, this becomes quite a painstaking job.

Resolving it with the RAD platform
In a Rapid Application Development environment, app developers can speedily develop, deploy, and manage multiple apps for a variety of OS platforms. With Rapid Application Development Platform, you can also expect app delivery in a fraction of the time required for hand-coded apps. As RAD platform has low-code features, providing updates frequently no longer remains a challenging task. Your developers can pay more attention to customer demands, and bring improvements from time to time, to keep them satisfied. This also increases application adoption among users.

Challenge No. 2:
Iterations are Frequent and Add to Organizational Expenditure

Users want to use great apps which are regularly updated, but they will refuse to put up with a badly designed app. With innovative consumer apps hitting the market, users’ expectation on the design part have skyrocketed. If an app is not thoughtfully designed, the majority of users will not use it for the second time. Following stringent UX/UI standards often leads to mounting change requests. As a result, developers get drained due to the monotonous process of checking and updating features constantly for each app, with a backlog that costs a lot of your money and takes longer to get cleared up.

Resolving it with the RAD platform
Using Rapid Application Development Platform helps you remain open to experimentation and change. Enterprise Rapid Application Development tools offer easy usability and deliver visually appealing UX and UI that your users would love. Once developed, you can instantly put the app to testing in Rapid Application Development environment, and use faster data integration and deployment methods that save both time and cost. Thus, you can create an app development environment that is both flexible and can be seamlessly integrated with your business needs.

Challenge No. 3:
Developers with Perfect Skills are Hard to Find

The IT talent gap is getting wider with time. Demand for developers with specific app programming language expertise is reach a peak, and relying on manual coding only adds to this trouble. For example, if one of your highly-skilled developers quits the organization in between an app development project, you face a challenge in terms of finding a suitable replacement.

Resolving it with the RAD platform
Enterprise RAD platform eliminates the need for writing every code manually. It means you can build highly functional apps by developers who hold common app programming language expertise. Through an intelligent drag and drop interface, the RAD platform lets developers create intuitive visual models of the app requirements, that makes the compilation and deployment of the necessary code an easy process.

Challenge No. 4:
The Application Delivery Process is Not Fully Automated

Once the app is developed, you need to get it tested and its infrastructure fully configured. Going by the traditional model, you need to run scripts manually for app integration and delivery. This only causes more delays in app delivery.

Resolving it with the RAD platform
In a Rapid Application Development environment, you can automate the entire application lifecycle, that includes both development and delivery phases. Rapid Application Development Platform can make the best use of the interdependence between apps and infrastructure, that helps it automate and manage the delivery pipeline quickly and efficiently. In addition, it helps you take control of the change management process by providing Development and Operations (DevOps) teams the same platform to work on to create the perfect app. This helps mitigating errors to a greater degree. Thus, RAD platform can contribute to an automated and productive application lifecycle.

Do it the HokuApps Way

When it’s about developing complex apps, the idea is to use a platform that is more convenient and provides ease of operations. If you are looking for an alternative to hand-coded app development process, HokuApps' Rapid Application Development Platform can be the game-changer for you.

Our low-code RAD platform lets you develop innovative and flexible enterprise-grade apps at 10x speed in comparison to manual coding. You can build end-to-end solutions through custom-made connectors in HokuApps’ Rapid Application Development environment, which can easily be integrated with your existing workflows, cut down costs and streamline critical business processes. Thus, our enterprise RAD platform takes care of both your IT and business resources, to help your business get on the path of digital transformation faster.

Author's Bio: 

HokuApps is the fastest growing Rapid Application Development platform that delivers innovative & smart technology solutions incredibly fast with latest Enterprise Mobility, RADP, MADP and Data Integration Platform.