Why a mobile development team is important in your business?

Times have changed; business needs logical solutions where over 5 billion mobile users worldwide will find fulfilling and extraordinary apps for work or pressure. In order to keep your company on the right track, your business will need to lavish brain power, time and imagination on underlying complexities. Providing additional features based on what a mobile device supports, following and analyzing which features are the best for business, are only a few examples of average mobile development team responsibilities. Just like a captain or CEO of a company you cannot handle all the work around alone but need a strong, flexible and supportive mobile development team. A mobile device has evolved from just a communication device to a highly effective tool over the years. Apps directly increase sales in a number of ways such as improving loyalty, keeping your customers informed and maintaining your company’s mission. In fact, these days you could notice that many small, middle sized and big companies you interact with on a daily basis, have their own dedicated mobile app – be it a household appliances shop or a coffee shop downtown.

Mobile development Team – Codete, our developers & technology

A simple mobile app can be the most obvious way to increase sales. You might think that the processes run by mobile development teams can be managed easily, but that’s not the case. For a small number of customers, this process seems to be smooth and can be managed by your own small team. However when a number of clients grow, then business has to manage thousands of buyers and the complexity of mobile app development grows. That’s why it’s not always possible to develop your application in-house and you may start looking for an agency to help create, develop and maintain it. Codete is an in-house software company which offers the aforementioned services representing your brand and enhancing your activities in the digital world. Working with Codete, you will receive access to highly skilled mobile development experts mainly consisting of strategists, designers and developers. Our teams while designing a mobile app, do not just get together but also involve business directly, giving both sides a good understanding and well suited product at the end of a project. According to this, Codete follows an excellent mobile app development approach where together with business, we go through processes such as strategy building, analyzing and planning, UI/UX design, app development, testing and deploying.

Mobile app development

Mobile app development process / Mobile development done remotely

The process of calling people on board for a mobile app team is not different from calling people on board for another creation. Nowadays, making a mobile application is not rocket science but if your business requires a complex solution which leads to success you should take into account the following facts. Even with all evidence pointing in favor of building a mobile app, do not decide to move forward lightly. At Codete, we follow and develop a mobile app development process which involves quite extensive pre-planning. All apps start with an idea. Based on this, we are preparing basic documents to wireframe an app to understand future functionalities and features. Drawing the final app architecture and sketch actually helps uncover usability issues and dataflow. In our company we believe that sketching does a lot more than tracing our steps. It can also be a powerful tool to communicate and verify the general milestones. To know whether your application is feasible technically we refine the ideas and arrange all components of the design in the right way relying on the newest available tech solutions. By breaking down the project into milestones we intertwine the testing phase with the development phase for the best results. At Codete we never fall behind with any software bug fixes, and can predict any possible changes that might be needed early on.

Once an app is ready, we help our customers to submit it to the defined store. If necessary we also take care of third party integration. Looking for opportunities to optimize your mobile applications and incorporate your brand, we also review mobile development trends.

Mobile development trends in 2019 (technology) Native Apps vs. Hybrid Apps

Because of the increasing popularity of mobile devices, current technological solutions evolve into new approaches. Mobile devices are coming equipped with all sorts of advanced features. Currently their capabilities make them perfect for numerous applications leveraging the upsides of hardware. One question that routinely surfaces in today’s modern business landscape is whether to build a native application versus a hybrid app. Apart from coding, our experts also advise which options would best fit our customer’s business. Based on this, Codete has expertise and experience in programming languages specific to a platform, as well as in creating hybrid applications. We also explain to our clients the main differences in both of the new mobile development ways and make sure that they understand those differences.

There are clear and distinct upsides and downsides for both hybrid and native approaches. General features such as speed to market, one source code and easy updates make hybrid apps very appealing. However in the long run, our customers also take into account native apps which provide the best in class security for a mobile application. Each approach has its own pros and cons but at the end of the day Codete always stays ahead of our business partners to help resolve all doubts.

What are the technologies used for developing mobile apps? (iOS/Swift/Android/Kotlin/React Native /Unity, Flutter & Xamarin)

Investing into human resources is one of the most important parts of Codete’s business strategy. Our teams code in plenty of the most popular programming languages making sure that the final products are secured, efficient and usable. At Codete we have both iOS and Android software developers who technically can build highly multifaceted mobile apps. Based on this, our mobile applications can be also written in the Swift language whether it’s for phones or anything else that runs code. Apart from this, we also pay extra attention to creating built-in security features in mobile applications as well as to use programming languages which are more and more popular on the mobile market. React Native, Xamarin and then Flutter are examples of technologies which our teams use on a daily basis to create cross platform mobile applications. In conclusion, we want you to know that there are a lot of programming languages which can be used for your applications, however producing a native mobile app from the same codebase could be a challenge. With Codete, you can be sure, this challenge can be simpler.

Latest trends

In the last few years, mobile apps have been changing human life. With latest technological advancements and new inventions coming to life almost every day, it’s not wrong to think that the upcoming year will be also the year of mobile development which creates new ways of doing business. One of the most promising technologies which can change the market is mobile virtual reality for smart devices supported by 5G mobile fast speed network. Many still consider the Cloud to be an option booked for a limited number of companies, but this year business will take advantage of the benefits as well as possibilities that the cloud has to offer. At Codete, we follow technological news and R&D results which can be used widely to improve our services and products. According to our experts, blockchain in mobile application development is also attracting increasing attention. This unique technology provides a special approach to security, making sure that the protection of your mobile platform is enhanced.

Mobile development in the distributed team – the management

Managing a group of people is always a challenge but supervising a distributed team adds additional complications and costs. At Codete, we also work on the same projects with software engineers who are spread around multiple geographic locations. When co-location is not an available option, our distributed team gets in on the action and faces the challenge of designing and coding a product ordered by a customer. We understand that leading distributed teams creates sometimes higher risks that generally require special practices and methodologies to mitigate those inherent risks. We feel fulfilled in the role of the remote development team in the last few years since the beginning of our cooperation with companies from all over the world. Using the most popular project management approaches including Agile, Scrum and Kanban, our company is able to complete a project remotely mitigating production costs, capabilities and resource usage. With a good communication approach and relying on international standards, we inform our business partners exactly how a project is progressing, where are new challenges and how they should be solved or modified to meet all requirements and the project’s goals. In conclusion, the feeling of success from managing a project with great challenges which were solved is very fulfilling for our company. As Codete is a software house company we take advantage of that unique opportunity to share our experience and ideas with business.


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agnieszka.krawczyk

Marketing Manager interested in modern technologies, e-commerce and fashion. Trend Researcher.