During these critical times, companies that have mobile solutions for their employees, customers and partners have seen clear business advantages. The need for mobile apps has been surging and can act as platforms to make your content/capabilities available outside the walls of an office. If you are entertaining the creation or a mobile app, below are points to consider:
Identify Core Needs First
Define your scope: When planning the app you want to build, document what you want the app to accomplish and determine the data the app will access. Identify the data and understand how their data interfaces operate. Does the system support web services? Are there other interfaces running that may require updates that must be reflected on the new application such as messaging or email.
Security is Crucial
If your internal systems are used only to interact with other systems safely behind your corporate firewall, you may be under prepared for the risks of opening up remote access to reach mobile devices. One of the most basic recommendations for securing web services is to be sure that calls to and from those services are operating fully encrypted over SSL and/or an API gateway.
Web Services – The Best Way to Get It Done
Once you identify the types of services and the existing protocols (XML, RESTful, SOAP) that need to be accessed, look into the full slate of services you’ll need and document them as part of your app requirements. Whether it is iOS or Android, there are standard libraries that ease web services integration, making it practically configuration-based to retrieve data from your internal system for use in yourmobile app.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Our team’s expertise will guide your organization to determine what works best for your business. With questions, please contact Superior Technology at 845-735-3555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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