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Overcoming the Delaying of Project in Mobile Applications to Meet the Deadlines

March 05, 2014

It takes several reasons to get the deliverable on time, and on the other hand, it takes just one booby-trap to ruin the entire plan and projection of mobile application development. Whatever the reason is, the result is a delay in the project. Not only you risk your reputation, but there is also a fair chance that you will not retain the client.

The deadline is near, and your programmers are still struggling to understand a loophole. In the state of quandary, working overtime comes first to the manager’s mind. A rush through most essential functions would compromise on the quality that your clients have always expected. After all, a quality product delivered on time is what everybody is looking for.

Overcoming the delay in project

Overcoming the delay in project

Complexities, constraints, variability, scope-changes and many other factors contribute in delaying the mobile app development project, and when it happens, you find no way out. Another nail in the coffin is the delay that occurs in one project would cause a chain-reaction that will further delay other projects on the floor as well.

Meeting short deadlines requires powerful management of tight schedules and if you crack it, there is a marked increase in sales. Even if you do not have any competitor, catching short deadlines will always keep your organization a step ahead.

Where exactly the delay happens?

The experts believe that the delay has three fundamental issues – lack of uniqueness in coding (the methodology), change in project objectives and a hefty knowledge-transfer phase. Whilst most of the software development companies rely on their experienced star programmers, a little resource change in this is like a bull in a china shop ruining all planning and shaking the milestones decided.

Another pitfall is the changes that everybody considers are trivial. The issues such as having improper data format, delay in the client’s approvals, incompatibility with other device/browser, a minor change suggested by the client etc. go unnoticed at first but then they shape up like a mammoth monster as the prime focus remains on passing the code and parse it without any bug.

One of the key issues is a delay in approval from the clients. A minor change that is sent to the client takes several days to be responded. Meanwhile, the project passes its milestone. By the time the approval comes, the priority of the project has changed making the approval a trivial thing to notice.

While everybody focuses on their individual roles, they often brush aside the large picture from 20,000 feet. The deadly need of automatized mobile app development platform arises which will take care of these hassles once and for all.

The technical debts can be tackled quickly

The good part of an automatized mobile app development platform is it can tackle all pending issues what we may refer to as technical debts without taking much of programmers’ time. On the market available are very smart platforms that not only take care of mobile app building, but also offer you a web panel management that controls every phase of development.

Here are some common features found on such platforms –

Fully configurable elements:  these days, the mobile application building platforms come with a fully configurable facility where most of the elements are dragged and dropped in the main UI. It is worth mentioning that such platforms have a great collection of elements in their giant libraries. You do not need anything extra.

Real time preview: one of the most benefiting features of the automatized platforms is they offer a real-time preview where every bit of change in coding is visible right there. In addition, some smart platforms even offer live previews that you can share with your clients ruling out the hassle of waiting for their approvals.

Database configuration: looking at a myriad of features that the client expects, efficient data management is one of the most decisive factors these days. Not only automatized mobile app development platform offer complete database control, but you can also design SQLite DBs, establish complex database relations and store unlimited data right there without being worried about the bandwidth or issues the like.

API configuration: whether a third-party API or anything else, a ready made mobile app building platform has it all. A completely browser-driven development offers one-click API connect and supports most of the third party APIs.

Own source code, reuse and extend: it is all yours. Generate native-looking like mobile apps without having any knowledge of computer programming and get the source code that you can reuse, extend or do whatever you want. However, not all automatized mobile app builders have this facility.

Whether you are a developer or an entrepreneur, mobile app development platform certainly saves your time and you can better focus on developing other business tactics.

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