Since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007 – and with every new iteration of the smartphone since – it is becoming increasingly clear: mobile matters, especially in business. With more employees working out of office, the reliance on smart devices across organisations has substantially increased. This has placed a greater requirement for companies to adopt a robust enterprise mobility strategy, to support app development for an increasingly disparate and digitally-driven workforce.
However, the road to a fully digital workforce can be fraught with challenges, which is why taking the time to choose an app development partner is vital.
Nutshell: a solution to our partner’s needs
Nutshell’s inception came about as a response to the challenges often seen with traditional app development. Back in 2008, we were once part of software development company, OnTrac Ltd. The seed for Nutshell was planted following the company’s own frustrations with the traditional app development process.
As such, Nutshell began as a prototyping tool for OnTrac to quickly develop, test and explore app ideas with their client base. Due to a massive reduction in cost and development time – i.e. from six weeks to two days – the business case for Nutshell became evident.
So, why choose Nutshell as your app development partner?
If ‘rapid development’ and ‘two days’ doesn’t excited you, we can think of a lot more reasons to choose Nutshell Apps as your next app development partner.
1. No coding skills? No problem!
The technical aspect of innovation can potentially be seen as a barrier to digital transformation for many organisations. Often, what is considered intimidating and potentially exclusionary to teams – i.e. massive technical knowledge and coding skills – is avoided by adopting Nutshell Apps.
Being the only platform that allows users with no coding skills to build an entire app – including database and back-end integration – without writing a single line of code, offers clients an entirely new way to look at the app development process.
Instead of opting for traditional app development partners – or even hiring an internal software development team – Nutshell allows entire organisations to put the power of change into the hands of the end user; empowering them to be the solution to their own process problems.
2. Rapid deployment
As we already mentioned, the business case for Nutshell came about because of how quickly our platform can enable users to design, build, test and deploy fully functional apps to the devices of an entire organisation simultaneously. What’s more, giving companies the ability to test ideas internally, with a working app that takes minutes to create, facilitates a new wave of digital collaboration – and empowers entire teams of staff to innovate like never before.
3. Drag and drop app building – in a Nutshell
To further reiterate just how “zero code app development” really works, Nutshell Apps allow users to build beautifully designed and styled apps – that fit with an individual organisation or department’s unique visual identity – by dragging and dropping customisable components onto the Nutshell Apps platform.
What’s more, this no code, drag and drop approach to mobile app development takes care of the entire app life cycle – from proof of concept to ongoing management – without the need for anyone within a team, or an organisation, to have any coding skills whatsoever (just in case you needed reminding!).
4. A cost effective alternative to traditional app development
Another barrier to digital transformation, for many companies, is the costs associated with traditional app development. With Nutshell Apps, this barrier is also removed. We save massive costs in three key areas:
What can often take weeks, or even months by using traditional app developers is not an issue with Nutshell Apps. Our customers are actively creating apps and publishing them to the devices of their teams within a matter of days. Like we say, this mobile app development in a Nutshell.
Within smaller companies, there aren’t always the resources available to take on an app development project. While traditional approaches do see third party teams creating apps on behalf of organisations, ongoing management and adaptions to an app will require at least one person within a team having technical knowledge – or, alternatively – be prepared to incur massive maintenance costs. Nutshell avoids this in two ways:
- Our drag and drop platform means that no one within an organisation is excluded form creating enterprise apps. Regardless of occupation, tech know-how and skill, everyone can get involved in creating apps to support their specific workloads, rather than relinquishing app development control to a third party who has no internal knowledge of the problems mobile apps are aiming to solve.
- Nutshell Apps’ team can create your first app for you! That’s right, if even no-code app development seems daunting, we can take that pressure away, by creating your first app for you. With ongoing customer support to guide you on your app journey, a world-class build team and our own software developers, continually adapting the platform and finding new ways to make the mobile app development process even more streamlined, we can support you on your app development journey.
So, either way, it’s a no-code app development platform for you and your team!
Again, to use OnTrac as an example, they found that approaching app development from a traditional perspective ramped up costs for their customers. This goes against the grain of how OnTrac – and indeed, Nutshell – like to do business.
Excessive build costs, licencing costs and maintenance costs involved in traditional app development could see an organisation paying upwards of £100,000 for a single app. With Nutshell Apps, your team could not only have a fully functioning app within a matter of days, but it can be delivered at a fraction of the cost of traditional app development.
If you’re looking to kick start your enterprise mobility journey or would like to take your existing app development strategy to the next level, get in touch with Nutshell Apps today.
Tel: 0191 499 8507