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Essentials of MIS 13th Edition

Essentials of MIS (13th Edition)

Book Edition13th Edition
PublisherPearson Higher Education
SubjectComputer Science
Developing Mobile Apps: What's' Different
Snohomish County Public Utility District Implements a New Human Resources System
Interview Questions
End of Chapter
Management Decision Problems
Achieving Operational Excellence: Analyzing Website Design and Information Requirements
Preparing Website Design Specifications

Chapter 12, Developing Mobile Apps: What's' Different, CASE STUDY QUESTIONS, Exercise 1

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Mobile application development:

  • In the modern world, smartphones become a part of everyone's day-to-day life, so every company wants to develop a mobile application to improve their business. People of the current era, are moved from personal computers to mobiles.
  • Therefore, companies become desperate to have their own mobile application for business in a short period of time, which is not easy. Developing mobile applications tends to pose some unique challenges and issues.
  • The issues include technical, management, and organization while developing a mobile application.
  • During mobile application development, the engineers cannot simply port a website to the mobile application, which is suitable for smartphones and tablets.
  • The entire process for developing the mobile application is difficult, the management should understand this point and plan accordingly.
  • If there is no proper management support a successful mobile application cannot be built.
  • A mobile application can be developed for eight operating system platforms.
  • Hence, a mobile application strategy is not just about selecting appropriate operating system platforms, mobile devices, and applications.
  • The mobile application should be updated continuously and should meet the needs of the customer.
  • It entirely depends on the people of the organization, they should plan and set up a team to work on the continuous updates.
  • All the resources should be provided by the organization.
  • Technology plays an important role in mobile development.
  • The technology keeps on updating and the advanced form of technology is being increased.
  • As the technology keeps on changing all the applications should be able to be get updated and cope up with it.
  • The outdated one with old technology will not attract the people which might result in the loss of the business.

Sample Response

Management issues:

  • However, the user experience between desktop applications and mobile applications is completely different.
  • Mobile application development is entirely different, which requires a different set of processes; business management should understand this challenge and support the idea of the mobile application development team.
  • Developing mobile applications seem to be expensive, but the management team must support this because the payoff in the future will be good and provides great customer satisfaction.

Organizational issues:

  • Shifting to a mobile platform involves changes in business strategy and business processes.
  • It completely changes the way people work in the organization, the mobile application requires constant updates to interact with its customers

Technological issues:

  • The user experience between desktop applications and mobile applications is entirely different and challenging.
  • The mobile applications should gain the advantage of features present in mobile devices such as location tracking, video streamline functionality, mapping, texting, notifications, and camera functionality.
  • The companies can include products in the application based on their locations, this strategy gives companies an edge over their competitors.
  • The mobile application makes businesses more portable and efficient.
  • A technologically weak mobile application can affect the business very badly; a bad user experience will fail to deliver the benefits for businesses.
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