Should you release your mobile app under your own App Developer Account or leverage your software developer’s App Developer Account?

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When development on your mobile application is complete, you’ll have a couple of choices to make regarding the account under which it will be released: 1. Does your app require a standard or an enterprise account? 2. If it requires a standard account, should you create your own or have your custom software development company release your app under their account? While the answer to the first question is decidedly simple and straightforward, the answer to the second question is by no means one-size-fits-all. Rather, the best decision for you will depend on your business’s priorities.

Standard vs Enterprise Developer Account

  • App Store — Standard Account: A standard account is the proper choice for an organization releasing an app to the general public via the App Store. Apple developer accounts cost $99 per year to maintain. …

How to choose between Cross-Platform Development vs Native Development

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When it comes to building a mobile application, you have to choose the strategy that best matches your return on investment (ROI) requirements. That said, while a strict budget may have you leaning toward the cost savings of cross-platform development, we almost always advocate for native development. If your business case for developing an app in the first place is sound, it will be worth the extra money (which is often less than you think). Here’s why:

Structure of an Application

In any application, including mobile apps, there are 3 layers that comprise all functionality: the data layer (holds the database), the middle layer (holds the business logic and algorithms) and the user interface (UI) layer (what the user sees on the screen). The data and middle layers can be shared between platforms and only need to be coded once, leaving the decision of whether to go with native or cross-platform to affect only the UI layer. Native app development is when the UI code base for an app is written twice in its entirety — once in Objective C/Swift for iOS and once in Java/Kotlin for Android. Cross-platform development is when some or most of that code base is written only once with a cross-platform tool that can serve both iOS and Android. A common mistake people often make is to think that cross-platform will save them 50% on the entire project, but as you can see already, we are only talking about a portion of one of three levels. …

The shift away from Fee-for-Service and toward Fee-for-Value

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Due in large part to the Affordable Care Act, the shift away from fee-for-service and toward fee-for-value is well underway in the U.S. healthcare industry. With the bipartisan passing of MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) in 2015 and private insurers, like Aetna, publicizing their decision to switch over, value based healthcare appears to be here to stay, regardless of the tumultuous political landscape. While the new framework is projected to be a good thing for all parties involved in the long run, the short(ish) term pain of switching over to an entirely new way of doing business can be, and has been, extremely difficult for clinics, hospitals, and doctors. With so many healthcare providers scrambling to meet value based care requirements, the need for improved efficiency throughout the healthcare process is massive. …


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