4 Key Considerations While Designing Enterprise Apps
4 Key Considerations While Designing Enterprise Apps

With almost every tech expert out there claiming that enterprise mobility will have a key role in forging the world's future, many businesses often tend to dive head first into mobile app development - to reach more customers, to increase profits, or to streamline their own operations. It isn't that difficult to find an expert mobile application development company Dubai. But before approaching a company to build an app, businesses should understand why others adopted enterprise mobility in the first place. 

Certainly, one of the major reasons for enterprise mobility booming is the increasing number of mobile devices across the globe. There are all kinds of apps serving different useful purposes for users. However, people tend to use only those apps that they find useful.  This also applies to enterprise apps. 

That being the case, app design and development should be done with the end-users and their needs in mind. Be it an app or a software, it's best to rely on the expertise of a company that provides agile software development services. Each iteration in the development cycle improves the quality and reliability of the final deliverable. 

That said, here are a few key considerations enterprises should pay attention to before going for an enterprise mobile app. 

Do not overestimate built-in security features of the technology being used

App security is one of the most important factors according to the development specialists in the mobile app development Dubai industry. People put their trust in apps by sharing their personal information. Most businesses often do something similar putting their trust in the security of the platform their app runs on. 

For instance, they may think that their iOS app is running on one of the most secure mobile platforms available. This is not the case. Even iOS faced cyber- attacks. So instead of overestimating built-in security features, it's wiser to have your own application security measures in place.

Multi-level authentication

A simple password-based authentication won't be enough to repel attacks from persistent cyber-attackers, who'd likely consider this as a challenge they should overcome. Multi-level authentication provides foolproof security which can actually make things a lot of more challenging for cyber-attackers. 

Even if the password is compromised, access may still require the code sent to a user's device which an attacker wouldn't be aware of. 

Data security

For enterprises, the data that their app handles is very important. So they will of course have developers secure this data in some way. But the truth is that over 30% of enterprises still don't use encryption methods for the app's data security. An app should be designed with the best security in place to keep user data and business data safe and secure. Even encryptions can only do so much. 

Prevent data caching vulnerabilities

If the raw data of an app is too challenging for hackers to access, they may turn their sights on to cached data instead. Cached data holds information just as important, which can even give them a backdoor access to the app's secrets. To avoid such a security breach, developers should be able to limit data caching and the vulnerabilities associated with it. 

This phase would have to be regularly tested throughout the development. This being the case, the development approach also matters. This is where Agile development shines best. Because development happens in iterative processes, it'd be easier for the team to add and fortify layers of security in the app, while also figuring out efficient ways to limit data caching without compromising the app's performance.