Yes, DevOps engineers are done for the day! But, there are other aspects of app development that might be keeping business owners awake. Repetitive coding, sluggish databases, impaired app security, and more.
However, these standalone bottlenecks can be handled in a jiffy. The problem lies when the entire mobile app development cycle gets compromised and there is no way to redeem the process back to normalcy.
What ensues is slow Time-to-Market, thereby allowing your competitors to edge past your vision, eventually rendering the app way less potent. And, yes you lose out on a massive clientele and obviously, the financial perks.
Pitiful, isn’t it? But then, you can always find the reasons slowing down your app development lifecycle and eliminate the hold-ups, with immediate effect. Easier said than done, right!
Yes, in most cases, it is the app development solution that eventually becomes the problem, thereby making the introduction of a modern, third-party platform, imminent. But before we even proceed with an at-length discussion about the platform, it is appropriate to know about the processes that are actually eating a lot of crucial time from an app development cycle, thereby making the developers and DevOps look inefficient.
Problem 1: Overburdened Planning
Most businesses fail to zero in on the exact business logic that needs to be included with the application. Project managers, business analysts, and marketers often have different app-specific ideologies, which further delay onboarding. Plus, if you are planning to build an exclusive application with nothing to fall back upon, the process becomes excruciatingly time-consuming.
» Proposed Solution: What if every individual working on the app gets to collaborate over ideas and business logic, with some vertical-specific examples to take inspiration from! Food for thought isn’t it!
Problem 2: Ill-Defined Documentation
An app needs to interact with both the users and machines. Therefore, standard representation, without a machine-identifiable syntax can further slow down development as while the users might be able to understand requirements and app-specific details, the lines would hardly make sense to the likes of VS Code and other IDEs.
» Proposed Solution: What if you can hire an XML and JSON writer to pen down the app-centric details and eventually view it on a web-based space that can be directly accessed via the browser and supports every format you can think of. Futuristic, right!
Problem 3: High-Fidelity Wireframes
Before the code even starts to become a problem, some overenthusiastic UX/UI designers end up creating high-fidelity wireframes. The pack in sketches frantically and even continue integrating final application skins, making the user interface way too cluttered for the developer to decipher.
» Proposed Solution: What if there was a platform to import low-fidelity Figma designs, with sketches and inspirations so basic that the team of developers would readily understand the essence. Plus, low-fidelity wireframes would also speed up deployment, user feedback gathering, and prototype visualization.
Problem 4: Overwhelming Code Writing
Tiresome coding for the back and front-end segments of an application, regardless of the framework, can be an overwhelming and time-intensive task. An endless chunk of boilerplate code follows, which takes weeks to write, months to debug, and even longer to deploy.
» Proposed Solution: What if there was a platform that would only ask the developers to access the actual logic behind the code. For example, instead of writing several lines of code to create a list, the developer gets hold of a functional list that can be connected relationally. And, yes, the code for every visual process is intelligently and automatically generated by the platform itself.
Months of work, instantly reduced to days!
Problem 5: Sluggish Updates
Imagine that you already have the Minimum Viable Product in place by this time. Right now, the stakeholders and consumers might already be expecting newer features or minor bug fixes that are evident during Version 1. However, more often than not the updates and subsequent versions take way too long to show up, with developer availability, lack of an adequate number of agile sprints, and device incompatibility being the primary issues.
» Proposed Solution: What if you can access version 1 in no time, make changes incrementally and iteratively with a few clicks, and even fix the bugs or add newer features like social logins, fragments, or more, in real-time.
Problem 6: Zero Maintenance
In case you want to make changes to the entire app infrastructure after it has been launched, an entire source code rejig might be necessary. The improbable effort behind the approach often makes the companies hold off app maintenance, thereby losing out on a large client base.
» Proposed Solution: What if there is an app development platform that has product flavors in place to make app maintenance faster and virtually grimace-free!
DhiWise: An All-in-One Solution
To be honest, you cannot handpick a process that is slowing down your app development lifecycle. Every process can be a constrained one, if the approach is flawed. This is where DhiWise comes forth as the world’s first 100 percent developer-centric ProCode platform, offering solutions to streamline and incentivize every app development phase.
With DhiWise in play, you can readily amplify the productivity quotient of your team of developers, thereby deploying this efficient and state-of-art, as a virtual DevOps engineer. No more delayed app launches and maintenance hold-offs with DhiWise taking care of your synergistic, app development crusade.