“Mobile is becoming not only the new digital hub but also the bridge to the physical world. That’s why mobile will affect more than just your digital operations — it will transform your entire business.”
In the last blog post, we talked about why mobile app maintenance is important and in this blog post we will discuss further on application and maintenance and answer the rest three parts:
• What are the types of mobile app maintenance?
• What factors influence the cost of mobile app maintenance?
• What is the standard approach for mobile app maintenance?
As the name suggests, for the unexpected and unforeseen problems and issues or errors that you might come across with your mobile app product, you can always have expert help and professional assistance to get your application back on track and in good condition.
Emergency mobile app maintenance is supposed to provide you with all these quick solutions and rapid error fixes to prevent your application from not functioning properly.
Once you have marketed your mobile application you will continue to see trends changing and new features making a grand entry in the market and that is the time you will most need the perfective maintenance service for your mobile application.
The purpose of having this service to ensure your product is up-to-date and has all the best features that the consumer is looking for. The perfective maintenance will include function updates in the source code and better functionality to enhance user-engagement and user experience.
The adaptive maintenance service will include all those minute and important changes or adjustments that you might need to have in order to support your application upgrade. This can include adjustments pertaining to the operating system, software environment, and even hardware that can have a major impact on the overall operation of the application.
In this type of maintenance service, we basically make sure that errors don’t happen and those possible problems can be prevented by taking preventive measures.
The goal is to minimize the application complexity and simultaneously making it an easy to maintain product/application by performing code optimization, code restructuring, as well as documentation updating.
In case your application requires corrective measures to modify the functions, getting rid of the bugs and errors then corrective maintenance is your go to service. It will also include service related to errors in application logic, coding, and design.
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So, these were the various types of mobile app maintenance services that you can hire to make sure your application has quality performance and brilliant user-engagement. Now, moving on to the next part and I would be discussing the factors that can influence the cost of your app maintenance. Some of the factors that will impact your app maintenance will be related to expense head, push notifications, payment gateways, servers, and emergency maintenance.
Deciding on the suitable server setup and hosting service for your mobile app is critical as it will also have an impact on your application maintenance cost. Find out whether your app data is text-based or static.
For a massive amount of data, you will obviously require more disk space, memory, and server CPU and that will also influence your application maintenance cost. What app hosting server you choose will certainly depend on factors such as the number of active users, growth expectations, and content.
Analyses, evaluation, and regular monitoring of your application are a must to prevent app crashes, glitches, and bugs. Tools such as Google Analytics come in handy to fetch real time data and relevant insights on the product performance.
Analytics keep you abreast with your users’ behavior and expectations and that helps you in setting new goals for your application and how you are going to deliver that to your audience. Choose the analytics tool that serves your business model and proves to be time and cost efficient.
Always focus on improving the usability of your application so that consumer never has to deal with bugs and errors on their end. Regular updates and bug fixes will prevent your application from having sloppy performance.
Adding quality customer support to your app will add value to your product as you will engage better with your audience by addressing their concerns by suggesting immediate help/assistance. Needless to say, but it will also help in improving the user experience of the application.
We have reached the last part of this blog in which we will discuss the standard practices for mobile app maintenance. These practices are essential to offer that persistent seamless user-experience.
Find out the areas that you can work on so that the app has better functionality. Adding appropriate new features which also meet the current market/consumer demand is a smart move to keep your application relevant to the market.
Your application needs to have an impeccable user interface and it is not something you can avoid because your consumer and clientele will judge and analyze your product on the basis of this factor. Find out what is relevant to your product and how user interaction and engagement can be taken to the next level of seamless and hassle-free.
We understand that it is really a tough task to keep improving your application and looking for better ways to enhance its functionality but trust us, it is worth the effort. Make sure you monitor the performance of your applications and get rid of issues such as slow loading speed, bugs, or even glitches in the responsiveness of the application. These factors directly affect the conversion rate and user engagement.
Regular maintenance will keep your risk elements at bay and boost your application performance that means delivering high quality application service to your users at all times.
Application maintenance does take time and effort and it pays off with better customer engagement and a better chance at improving your business reach and building quality clientele. This was our two blog series on mobile application and maintenance. Hope it helps you get a better understanding of the whole concept of application maintenance and why it is not an expendable part of your software development cycle. Find out more about mobile applications or custom application development services on our service page. You Can Give Us A Call To Speak To Our Experts. Stay tuned to our blog section to learn more about the latest developments in the digital sphere.