Did you know that the processes followed by startups during the initial stages of their growth have a huge impact on their structure and performance through later stages? This was highlighted in a study named Startup Companies: Life Cycle and Challenges published by Research Gate. Despite this, startups often struggle to create robust processes, incorporate industry best practices in their business and streamline activities to facilitate smooth coordination and communication.
The one thing that can help startups tackle such issues and emerge victoriously is the extensive use of customized enterprise apps. However, most startups don’t have the resources to hire an Android app developer or have an experienced company create a customized mobility solution. Less than 25% of small businesses have a mobile app and only 27% plan to build one in the near future, says a survey titled Mobile Apps and Small Businesses.
So, how does a startup break this cycle? Should a startup undertake the expense of having dedicated Android app developers on board? Will startups continue to be deprived of all the cost and process benefits that the mobility revolution promises? Should startups settle for mobile apps that are inherently focused on larger businesses?
Here are some tips for startups to ensure they can benefit from a robust mobility solution without busting their budget.
Do Adequate Research
Don’t just hire dedicated Android app developers because it sounds good. Determine your need for a mobility solution. Make a list of all the problems that the app would solve for your business and the results you expect it to achieve. Knowing the final goals would help you decide on the features needed. Also, prioritize the goals, so you can make trade-offs if the need arises.
Choice of Platform
While it’s understandable to want your app to be compatible with every OS out there, it’s best to begin with one operating system. Once this has been successfully deployed, you may consider the others. It may be a good idea, to begin with, Android, since this is the most popular one, running on eight out of ten devices, according to figures … Read the rest