Traditional mobile app development follows a relatively linear process. A problem arises, requirements are gathered and a design for an app-based solution is created. Following that, a lot of code is written, and, after a lengthy testing period, an app is deployed. This process generally takes months to complete. As a result, there is often a mismatch between what users expect, and what is delivered.
Ambiguity is a common pain point that organisations face when outsourcing their requirements to a third-party – or even internal – app developer. Because traditional mobile app development often requires multiple programmers to work on a single mobile application, there is no individual person within the process who has a core knowledge of the original requirements – or indeed – the problem a business app is intended to solve. As a result, this approach to traditional mobile app development is often met with issues and complaints by end users.
What’s more, once the final product is delivered, there is little room to clarify expectations or rectify mistakes without incurring massive redevelopment costs. This further exasperates employee problems, because they don’t have the app they initially requested, leading to low adoption rates of the platform once deployed.
In short, traditional app development can be a frustrating, tedious and expensive process. But, with alternatives relying on at least one member of any given team having technical knowledge and experience, what are the alternatives?
Nutshell Apps vs. traditional mobile app development
Nutshell Apps, in contrast to traditional mobile app development, eliminates barriers to enterprise mobility, by removing the ambiguity, frustrations and mismatched user expectations sometimes seen when creating and delivering mobile apps. How do we do that, you ask? Read on.
No code, drag and drop app building platform
Once upon a time, there were no true alternatives to traditional mobile app development until the rise of the ‘low code’ option. This option allowed teams to create mobile apps, but still required someone within this team to have a knowledge of basic coding principles. While certainly an improvement on an ‘all code’ approach to traditional mobile app development, the barriers to digital transformation still existed.
Then came Nutshell Apps, an ideal solution to the aforementioned barrier, and the only no code mobile app development platform that does exactly what it says on the tin.
Unlike traditional mobile app development approaches to enterprise mobility, Nutshell was established with the end user in mind. As a result, the Nutshell Apps platform is the only enterprise mobility offering that allows users with absolutely no coding skills at all, to build fully functional, streamlined, data-driven enterprise mobility apps (including database and back-end integration) without having to write a single line of code.
As a result, Nutshell Apps offers entire organisations an entirely new way to look at – and approach – mobile app development: by placing the power of digital change directly into the hands of the end user.
Digital transformation in a Nutshell
Being able to offer a no code, drag and drop app building platform, allows users to take care of their own app lifecycle, from proof of concept through to ongoing management with ease.
This eliminates the mismatch between user expectations and the final product, often seen with traditional mobile app development processes. What’s more, being able to quickly prototype – otherwise known as ‘rapid mobile app development – not only fuels digital transformation among individual teams, but also promotes a genuine culture of autonomy when approaching new ways of working.
Nutshell allows end users to build beautifully designed and styled apps that incorporate the unique visual identities and brand guidelines of an organisation – by dragging and dropping customisable components into the Nutshell Apps platform with ease. This also means that the same individuals can experience the look and feel of an app from the beginning of the app development process, allowing teams to collaborate and offer real-time feedback to improve the final product. This means that end-users are getting exactly what they want from their mobile app development process.
The benefits of no code app development
The Nutshell Apps platform takes away all known barriers to digital innovation and app development, enabling teams to be their own solution to their own process problems. With Nutshell, organisations across industries can reduce the cost of mobile app development massively, while digitally transforming processes within a matter of days – as opposed to weeks and months.
With Nutshell, organisations are no longer bound by the expensive parameters of traditional mobile app development, and no longer need to be involved in long, frustrating app development processes. What’s more, organisations no longer need to scramble to find a reliable app development partner – or entire team – to fit their budget.
With Nutshell Apps, organisations are no longer bound by the expensive parameters of traditional mobile app development, and no longer have to be involved in long, frustrating development processes. What’s more, organisations no longer need to scramble to find an app development partner or entire team to fit their budget.
Get in touch today if you’re an organisation interested in kickstarting your enterprise mobility strategy and want to work with a partner that takes away the pains of traditional mobile app development.
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