Earlier this week, we explored the ways in which the MobileCaddy framework can be used to accelerate mobile app development on the Salesforce platform. By speeding up the development process with a solution such as MobileCaddy, developers can overcome a common obstacle standing in the way of making their projects successful.
Another significant challenge which often surrounds mobile app projects is that of risk. Many businesses are still reluctant to develop enterprise mobile applications because they believe there is simply too much risk involved, whether that’s related to their employees, their data, or their need to guarantee a return on investment.
As with the ability to save time on development, though, solutions such as MobileCaddy can remove many of the risks as well. Once this is achieved, it allows both end user businesses and consultancy practices alike to approach the formidable mobile landscape with full confidence that they’ll succeed. Here, we’ll touch on three specific examples that are included within the MobileCaddy package, to give readers an idea of some of the ways the risks and challenges can be removed from Salesforce mobile apps:
When using MobileCaddy to build mobile apps, one of the biggest benefits is that a great deal of responsibility and hard work are already taken care of for those tasked with the development. MobileCaddy handles much of the authentication, syncing, monitoring, versioning, and much more for developers. Each of these areas of have their own associated risks, but MobileCaddy shoulders much of that burden.
With all this complexity already written into the package, it decreases the likelihood of any errors being made or any bugs being written into the app’s code. Mistakes are inevitable when working with software, so having these things in place will help the app be delivered on time and ease the common fear of app failure post-deployment.
An integrated test suite
MobileCaddy also contains an integrated test suite, allowing developers to jump straight into writing the necessary tests for their apps, rather than manually setting up a testing environment. Having something of this nature pre-built will contribute significantly to ensuring the app will be successful.
By using popular tools within the test suite, it makes it extremely easy to set up continuous integration with each app so that tests can be run automatically. The MobileCaddy framework minimises the risk of making errors for developers, because it can perform extensive automated testing for them in a number of crucial areas.
An inbuilt recovery system
The greatest risks related to enterprise mobile apps often lie beyond the deployment into the business. Developers’ concerns can be put to rest when building apps with MobileCaddy, as they will have the reassurance of a full recovery system supporting their apps.
As previously stated, there will always be bugs and errors when working with software, without even considering the potential updates to operating systems and platforms which can interfere with code. There are always a lot of things out of the control of developers.
MobileCaddy removes all of those concerns for developers with its inherent recovery system. This existing feature removes a great deal of work from the project, provides even more confidence when the app is live in the field, and reduces the possibility of costly post-deployment pain for the business.
Two sides of the same coin
There are also many features of MobileCaddy which contribute to de-risking mobile projects that have been covered in our examples of ways to accelerate development, as these challenges tend to go hand-in-hand. This includes bespoke development environments, a single code base across all operating systems, seamless versioning, and other unique benefits.
The entire purpose of the MobileCaddy Application Delivery Framework is to ease the pain of developing business critical mobile applications on the Salesforce platform for anyone who chooses to use the solution. The result of that purpose has created a fully integrated solution, designed specifically to remove all the challenges businesses and consultancies may encounter throughout the process of building mobile applications for the enterprise.