How application capabilities improve with an enterprise accelerator

By Jonathan Crowl

Mobile applications are a critical technology for many enterprises, acting as a key part of the internal infrastructure or interfacing with consumers, or both. But the app development, upgrade and enhancement processes can be riddled with challenges. Developers are always under pressure to quickly deliver changes and enhance application capabilities.

The constant demand for high performance can strain departments lacking the necessary tools. That’s where mobile application accelerators can help. Accelerators have already proven their value in the production of desktop-based applications and other software, and they are becoming a more essential solution in mobile app development.

Accelerators provide a reliable development structure and improve overall mobile application capabilities. Using accelerators, iterative changes and developments can be added to an application and saved over time. Accelerators help speed up the creation process and reduce the risk of human error.

Installing updates without rocking the boat

Updating a mobile app comes with a fair degree of risk. Not only are there concerns around possibly disrupting the function of the existing app, but every touchpoint to another application or back-end connection faces potential interference. Mobile application accelerators allow these changes to occur through an iterative process that doesn’t disrupt functionality and allows for testing before changes are made to the live app.

Quick re-testing can occur through an accelerator, allowing even minor updates to be examined to minimize or eliminate any unintended fallout.

Increased capabilities to support developers

Enterprise developers often face extreme challenges. Major brands want the best products possible, products that push the boundaries of mobile app development and create the best UI experience possible. Even for skilled developers, these demands can overwhelm. Mobile application accelerators mitigate some of this workload by providing support tools that elevate a developer’s production capabilities.

Even developers with limited experience can use an accelerator to build strong user experiences through UI templates, and by potentially integrating the accelerator with other back-end development tools. Accelerators can also function within a browser, eliminating the need for software downloads or other elaborate development environments that risk complicating creation tasks instead of facilitating them.

Most importantly, browser-based accelerators typically provide an instant preview within the app that allows for a thorough examination of the product before launch.

Simplified development

Accelerating the development of a mobile app requires the streamlining of otherwise tedious production tasks. A good accelerator accomplishes this in several ways, particularly by eliminating the need for extensive manual coding. Typically, minimal coding — if any at all — is required during app production with an accelerator, which reduces hiccups stemming from run-of-the-mill human error. With the demands of coding relieved from developers, those professionals then have more time to focus on finding the best app solutions.

Visual development is a boon for the end UI product resulting, and it’s another significant reason that accelerators are so valuable. Performance and functionality remain at a premium for any enterprise app, but the visual components and overall UI are increasingly proving to be the factors separating the good from the great.

When it comes to app development, an accelerator is important to getting where you want to go, faster — and arriving in style.