5 ways to go for a successful mobile-first strategy
Many businesses have expressed that they have goals of implementing mobile-first strategy at their internal & internal operations. But having goals doesn’t mean they also know how to best meet them.
As mobility is continuously evolving, it’ turning out to be harder for businesses to stay informed about the things to be preferred while implementing the mobile first-strategy. Don’t worry because here I am going to mention the top 5 things to be considered while going implementing mobile-first strategy.
Recognize where your business stands at the mobile maturity curve
The first thing to do is to assess the mobile maturity level of a business. It covers reviewing the level of mobile app development and devices being used within the business. It distributes in four stages. In the first stage, the organization doesn’t have an app though employees use publically available apps on their devices. In the second stage, the organization has begun developing apps but they are not essentially tied to an overarching strategy. In the third stage, the organization has developed apps in strategic manner but not yet innovating. The fourth is the stage in which maturity comes. Organizations reaching this stage are seen using mobile to transform most of things in their work procedures. This applies not only on businesses but also on governmental organizations.
Businesses have to recognize where they stand at the mobile maturity curve and then they should proceed with their mobile-first strategy.
Identify barriers holding mobility back to get matured
It’s well and good if your organization is at the fourth stage of mobile maturity curve. But, if it’s a bit blow of it, identify the problem areas. Spot the barriers restricting your business to attain the highest level of mobile maturity. Often time, combinations of technical, cultural and process barriers are found to be restricting the mobile maturity.
There are multiple steps to be taken to resolve these issues. Some of them are as follows:
· IT team needs to indentify the mobile-first hurdles.
· These hurdles should be rated upon their impact on organization’s efforts towards implementing the mobile first-strategy.
· Break down all these hurdles.
· Identify the process where mobile first-strategy can be the most effective.
Stay focused. Bring easiness.
The success of mobile first-strategy depends on how much apps are robust, be customized to meet specific needs and quickly navigable, and are in operations just in 1 or 2 taps or swipes.
Combine agility with stability.
The most ideal model for mobile application development is agile. Almost all developers prefer to go by it. It’s the best way to decrease the timeframe and for rapidly implementing apps. It can further be accelerated if teams could use cloud platforms and technologies to improve the flexibility of an app. They should also support teams and projects using a wide range of tools and frameworks.
Last but not the least, go open source. Open technologies are architectures that go through critical evolution process. Unlike close-source technologies whose development is limited to particular organizations, open source technologies are come into existence by the contribution of large community. The most interesting thing is that open source technologies are available for free and thus the cost of mobile application development can also be minimized.