Needless to say, our smartphones are flooded with plentiful of mobile apps and out of those mobile apps, we can witness at least one enterprise app on our smartphone, well the count is still increasing. Certainly this is a good thing for the organizations, but the major question that arises here: Are these apps really useful for the businesses?
Well, the recent studies revealed that, major of the enterprise apps do not help the employees in bolstering their productivity and even most of the people do not tend to download the apps, as the storage related issue is certainly a big problem to deal with.
Now in such a case, micro apps come into scene. They not only deliver a focused approach to the users for executing the tasks but also deliver a boosted landscape for augmenting the overall productivity of businesses.
Now, let’s have a look at some of the challenges with present mobile apps:
The apps are feature-packed
In this hyper competitive market place, where every business tends to get their app ranked on the charts and look forward for serving high populace of clients and for bolstering the overall productivity of employees, all of them tries to embark with a fully-featured mobile app that are densely crowded with ample of attributes.
Since in the present scenario, where everybody is just trying to replace their mobile apps with the web versions the concept of infusing plentiful of features is getting normal. Eventually, this is certainly not the good path to opt. People often get confused with such apps and sooner or later they un-installs the app within the couple of days.
Making it a one-stop solution
Businesses just tend to accomplish all the tasks with their mobile apps in almost every domain. They try to accomplish each and every activity and thus end up developing a very complicated app. This task involves lot of time of the employees as the speed of app slow down in such a scenario and at the same time it also augments the operational cost of the app.
So, how to deal with the above complications
Well, the clear-cut answer to this question is Micro Apps; yes they are highly capable of providing a secular shift to the users by enabling them to execute the tasks in a pretty simple way. Besides, proffering the user-rich experience, micro apps also caters high functionality to overall business and enterprise parameters.
What are micro apps?
Micro apps can be defined as a roof under which several important functions can execute tasks in a much stronger and enriched manner. Altogether, these micro apps can be stored in a single mobile app and can execute the functions with that particular mobile app.
Now let’s understand the above scenario, with the help of an example:
Let’s assume the case of an online banking mobile app. So, what all functions can the users execute with the aid of such a mobile app?
1.) They can view the current balance
2.) They can transfer and add money
3.) They can change their ATM pin
4.) They can check their cashbooks and reports
These small segments or micro apps, allows the users to execute the task in just the right manner and keeps operability issues at a bay and also cuts down on un-necessary navigation.
If we talk from the perspective of mobile app development, developing a micro app is much easier than a mobile app. The micro-apps can be engineered independently and are not dependent on other micro apps, thus can be updated separately thus cutting down on the overall operational costs.
Furthermore, in the case of online banking mobile app, when the app is required to be given frequent updates, it becomes quite easy for them to handle and maintain such apps, as the consumer experience is not compromised, and at the same time all the other functional segments works perfectly.
The major fundamentals of developing a micro app
Well, micro app provides with enriched functionality under one roof. Users can execute all the related functions and operations with a much focused approach and in just the right way.
Micro apps delivers a task focused approach
In place of delivering the whole pack of feature to the users within the app, micro apps can be used to execute the functions as specified by the users.
They are absolutely independent from other micro apps or functional packages
Micro apps work independently and each of them is involved in executing different set of functions. All of the functional units can be updated separately plus execute individual functions as specified by users.
Micro-apps deliver on a very quick basis.
As soon as the request for executing some tasks, the micro app quickly sets the functions onboard. The users can easy get in and out of the app, thus making the executing of tasks lot easier.
Therefore, the biggest rescue that comes in the landscape of enterprise mobile app development is micro apps Therefore, in such a scenario; In the today’s hyper competitive market, enterprise just cannot take the risk of investing huge amount in mobile app development as they are pretty much not sure that whether their employees will be using the app or not.
Now, since the micro apps are known for delivering the focused and targeted functionality to the mobile apps, they can used in almost all the domains so as to proffer a user rich experience. Owing to such amicable products delivered by the Micro apps certainly there is no void left for the businesses to render for some other solution for attracting both users and employees.
Now, since the mobile apps with quick response time and users rich experience have become the need of the hour, using micro is most defined approach for executing the activities. Another thing that adds to the micro app development is that: they are independent from each other and are simple to use.
Thus, enterprises can embark on the micro app development in order to generate chunks of revenues; can deliver a user rich experience plus it will also encourage the employees to use the apps for boosting their overall productivity and credibility.
Arun Goyal is Managing Director of Octal IT Solution, a leading Web & Mobile App Development Company offering platform to hire dedicated developers for your development requirements.