Application development services should receive new attention

April 24, 2014

Businesses that focus their efforts on web development may want to place new levels of emphasis on different practices. An increasing number of reports indicate that application development services will be a better focus, and as such, companies without certain skills in this specialty may want to turn to outsourcing their efforts.

According to ADT Mag, a recent study found that consumer time spent on Web browsers, specifically on mobile devices, is plummeting. In contrast, the time they spend on mobile apps is rising in turn. Last year, it was found that 80 percent of users' time on mobile devices was spent on mobile apps, with just 20 percent spent on the mobile web. This year's figures see the gap widen by another 6 percent, pushing the onus of development changes on the companies themselves. Meeting changing user demands needs to be a strong point of emphasis.

It's still early to make any final determinations about how user interests will change in the near future, but it's clear that apps have taken precedence in the market over native web developments. As such, many businesses need to adjust to those new standards, helping their businesses improve in a long-term basis.

Additional benefits of outward app development
No business should think that their current efforts have been for naught because of how the market is turning. Instead, they should embrace these changing methods of enterprise business and mobile solutions, taking advantage of the different emphasis. Of course, some businesses may not have the infrastructure nor the employee base that can help fight these market expectations. In that case, outsourcing such development needs to an outside company may be the best opportunity, according to Business 2 Community.

There are a number of different benefits that can be discovered by such an investment. Not only will a partner in the development process help quicken the development time of the app itself, but they will also employ a number of experts who can help improve overall product design. Importantly, outsourcing also cuts down on a number of costs, from recruiting and maintaining a team to needing upgraded skill abilities with changing technologies involved.

It's also a strong consideration in the market for partners to become involved, because many will have experience overcoming various challenges in the market. As such, they will be able to recognize and easily overcome a number of different potential issues that can otherwise arise.