June 9, 2023

The Benefits of Cross – Platform Development for iOS and Android

Jinali
5 minutes

Introduction 

Client: I would like to make a mobile application. But which platform should I opt for? Which is better, an Android app or an iOS app? Should I opt for cross-platform application?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. This was a phase that everyone went through. The most crucial aspect is to obtain sufficient knowledge before making any decisions that may have an impact on your business product. 

Cross-platform applications allow businesses to earn revenue from both the Google Play Store (Android) and the Apple App Store (iOS), allowing them to increase sales in an increasingly competitive industry.

We at Nextsavy Technologies have spent almost a decade helping businesses effectively launch cross-platform mobile applications while also providing comprehensive knowledge about the benefits of deploying cross-platform apps. Let us examine them in chronological order. 

Benefits of deploying cross-platform applications

1. One – source code

Benefit

It saves time and resources, as developers only need to write and maintain one codebase. It also ensures consistency across different platforms, reducing the risk of errors and inconsistencies. One – source code allows for easier updates and modifications, as changes can be made to the single codebase and applied to both platforms simultaneously. 

Overall, cross-platform application for multiple platforms using a single codebase is a highly efficient strategy that provides several advantages such as time and resource savings, reliability, etc.

Drawback 

One potential drawback is that certain platform-specific features may not be fully supported or may require additional customization. Additionally, maintaining and updating one source code for multiple platforms can be complex and time-consuming, especially as new updates and features are released.

Also, some argue that developing native apps for each platform can provide a better user experience and take advantage of platform-specific features.

2. No need for separate teams

Benefit

In cross-application development, there is no need for separate teams. With the advancement of modern technology, it is now easier than ever to create cross-platform applications that can run on a variety of devices and operating systems. This reduces the need for developers to organize different teams for each platform they wish to target, saving time and resources in the process.

This, in turn, means that developers can address issues quickly and add new features without having to go through a lengthy approval process for each platform. 

Drawback 

However, having a dedicated and separate team for each platform can also lead to more specialized knowledge as information, knowledge, and skills are diversified and everyone can come up with different ideas to deal with situations and problems, resulting in a better user experience. 

Moreover, having distinct teams for each platform allows for more focused attention on the unique needs and details of each operating system. 

For example, a team dedicated solely to developing for iOS, may have a better understanding of the user interface and design components unique to Apple devices. It is important to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of both approaches and determine what will work best for your specific project and team.

3. Easy maintenance and updates

Benefit

Not only creating a functional and user-friendly application is important for developers, but also to regularly update and maintain it to ensure its optimal performance and user satisfaction. The cross-platform application allows developers to efficiently manage and enhance the app’s features across multiple devices and operating systems. 

For the consumer, a better experience always wins. Even if you are a big, hyper-funded player, the experience the customer gets at the end of the day is the deciding factor. – Samar Singla, Jugnoo

To stay ahead in the game and deliver the best possible experience for their consumers in today’s competitive industry, developers prioritize ongoing maintenance and upgrades. Users are more likely to interact with an app that performs efficiently and fits their needs, which leads to additional income through in-app purchases or advertising.

Drawback

While ongoing maintenance and upgrades are important, developers must also consider the cost and resources required to maintain a cross-platform program on a regular basis, which may not always be possible for smaller organizations or freelance developers.

Some users may not care about updates or maintenance as long as the software performs its functions, and emphasizing continual maintenance and upgrades may not guarantee success in a competitive sector. 

4. Access to a larger audience

The cross-platform application includes iOS and Android functionality, making it more accessible to a wider audience. Businesses can reach larger audiences by developing cross-platform apps that are available on multiple platforms at the same time. This increased reach enhances the opportunity for client acquisition and revenue generation.

In addition, cross-platform applications offer cost savings for businesses as they only need to develop and maintain one codebase instead of separate ones for each platform. 

Drawback 

“The size of your audience doesn’t matter. What’s important is that your audience is listening.” – Randy Pausch

Make sure you are not targeting an irrelevant audience while opting for a cross-platform application. It is crucial to identify and understand your target audience. This will ensure that you create an app that meets the needs of your intended users and provides a seamless user experience across multiple platforms. Failing to do so might result in poorly received application visitors and a waste of resources. Therefore, take the time to research and analyze your target audience to develop a successful application.

5. Simplified deployment 

Cross-platform development simplifies the deployment process. Frameworks such as React Native, Xamarin, and Flutter enable businesses to create mobile apps quickly and effectively. These frameworks offer pre-built components and modules that enable developers to swiftly build and deploy programs across multiple platforms, resulting in a shorter time to market. React Native uses JavaScript to build native apps, Xamarin uses C# to build cross-platform application with native user interfaces, and Flutter uses the Dart programming language for a fast development cycle.

Drawback

While cross-platform development offers benefits such as simplified deployment processes, it can also come with drawbacks such as compatibility issues and limited access to platform-specific features. Ultimately, the decision to pursue cross-platform development should be carefully considered in light of the specific needs and goals of the project. Sometimes native apps fulfill the needs of clients, so there is no need to choose the cross-platform which in turn can also save clients’ time and budget.

For example: a gaming app may require access to specific hardware features such as graphics processing units (GPUs) on different mobile platforms, which can limit the performance of the app if developed using cross-platform tools. In this case, developing native apps for each platform may be a better option, as it allows for optimized performance and access to platform-specific features. This approach may also lead to higher user engagement and satisfaction.

Conclusion

“Every advantage has its disadvantages.” – Johan Cruyff

It is important to weigh the pros and cons of any situation before making a decision. It is also important to recognize that nothing is perfect and that there will always be some drawbacks to consider. By being aware of both the advantages and disadvantages, we can make informed choices and minimize potential risks.

Want to know which strategy is best for your business? Want a breakdown of different budget options, project timelines, development resources for cross-platform development projects, and their potential trade-offs? Contact us and get a detailed answer to your queries

React Native, Flutter, Xamarin, Ionic, Cordova, NativeScript, Framework are the best frameworks to build Cross-Platform Mobile apps.

Yes, it is possible to develop an app that can run on both Android and iOS platforms. There are various cross-platform development tools available such as Xamarin, React Native, and Flutter that can help developers create a single codebase for both platforms.

Java and Kotlin are used for developing native Android apps, while Objective-C and Swift are used for developing native iOS apps.

May 15, 2023

Scope Creep in Mobile App Development

Jinali
6 minutes

Introduction

Imagine a scenario when a client discusses a mobile application project scope with the development team. The process is initiated by the development team, all phases are completed easily. The client is happy with the final product or service. Now read the first word again. 

Yes, you are imagining or daydreaming if you are expecting the above outcome of the situation. As a project manager, it’s important to remember that no matter how thoroughly you’ve covered the scope of a project, there will always be something that the client wants done differently.  

When a client requests changes, it’s important to listen carefully and assess whether the changes are feasible within the project timeline and budget. If they are, make sure to communicate any potential impacts on the project schedule or budget. If they’re not feasible, explain why and offer alternative solutions that may meet their needs.  

Causes of scope creep in mobile app development and solutions

Wavering scope

You cannot build a building until the foundation is strong; similarly, without a clear definition of the project scope, it can be difficult to determine what is within the boundaries of the project and what is not. This can lead to additional work being added to the project that was not originally planned for, resulting in delays, increased costs, and decreased quality.  

Solution: 

Define the goals, objectives, deliverables, and boundaries of the project. 

Goals

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” 

The organization’s goal should be to define the project scope and prioritize changes based on their importance and impact on the user experience.

Example: If a mobile app development project’s goal is to include only five core features, the organization should resist the temptation to add additional features or functionalities throughout the development process.

Objectives

It is important to establish precise objectives at the beginning of the project and ensure that all stakeholders are aware of them.

Example: If a company wants to develop a mobile app for its e-commerce business, the objectives could include increasing sales, improving customer engagement, and enhancing the user experience.

Deliverables

Deliverables can make or break the success of your project. It should be clearly defined and aligned with your goals. This includes identifying the features and functionalities that will be included in the app, as well as any design elements or branding requirements.

Example: To create a mobile game app, the deliverables may include high-quality graphics, engaging gameplay mechanics, and compatibility with multiple devices and platforms.

Boundaries

Setting boundaries is essential. It’s important to be flexible and open to change when necessary, but also firm in enforcing the agreed-upon boundaries.

Example: If a client wants to add a new feature to the mobile app that was not included in the initial scope, the development team could agree to either add it as a future enhancement or require additional funding and timeline extensions to implement it within the current project. 

Unforeseen events

Despite our best efforts, unforeseen circumstances will always cause scope creep, and modifications to mobile app development are inevitable. It is critical to acknowledge this reality and approach risk management with a flexible mind.

Solution: 

We cannot predict an exact solution to the problem, but we can come close enough to resolve the problem that is hindering the accomplishment of our project.

Example: A software development team can plan for delays due to unexpected bugs by allocating extra time, running testing, and having a troubleshooting plan. However, if an unforeseen circumstance arises, such as a team member falling ill, they must adapt their plans and come up with contingency solutions.

Change request

One of the main reasons for scope creep is frequent change requests by clients that can lead to a variety of negative consequences, including missed deadlines, increased costs, and decreased quality of the final product. There is no proper measure on how to entertain such changes and in what quantity at a time changes should be made.

Solution

Initiate changes workflow to avoid scope creep in mobile app development. Here are steps to follow to avoid scope creep when handling change requests;

Document change requests: Stakeholders should document change requests using a standardized form, which should include details such as the reason for the change, the impact on the project timeline, and any additional costs.

Prioritize change requests: prioritize recommendations based on their urgency and potential impact on the project’s timeline, budget, and resources.

Obtain approval & Monitor changes: Seek approval from the project team or stakeholders for any approved change requests. Monitor the progress of the project and keep track of any changes that have been approved.

Limit saying “yes”

The inability to say no is a major contributing factor to scope creep in mobile app development. It is important for organizations to establish clear boundaries and communicate effectively with clients to prevent unnecessary feature additions and changes that can lead to project delays and increased costs.

Solutions:

Use 50 shades of saying ‘NO’

Saying directly ‘NO’ falls like a hammer on a client’s dignity. Frame your responses carefully. Be careful with the words you choose. Be euphemistic as and when necessary. So, even if you intend to say no it does not damage the client’s goodwill with your business. 

Example: “Thank you for taking the time and effort to share with us.” Unfortunately, we won’t be able to execute this right away because the process has already begun, but you can still be optimistic for the future…”  

However, some clients may have legitimate reasons for requesting additional features or changes, and it is important for organizations to consider these requests to ensure client satisfaction and a successful end product.

Get closer than ever to your customers. So close, in fact, that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves.” – Steve Jobs (founder of Apple)

Lack of stakeholder involvement 

Lack of stakeholder involvement is the main reason for scope creep in projects. It leads to delays, increased costs, and a final product that does not meet the needs of all parties involved. Vision and mission get lost, and employees are unable to fill the blind spots. 

Solution:

“Good business leaders create a vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion”. 

After entrepreneurs, stakeholders are like superheroes. They face countless challenges and obstacles on their journey, but they never give up. They keep the fire burning and seek solutions through continuous improvement of their services by bringing everyone together. Their solutions go beyond addressing their clients’ needs. Here are a few suggestions that can aid communication in various ways;

  • Create a strategy that specifies how and when members will communicate with stakeholders throughout the project’s longevity.
  • Create a stakeholder engagement matrix to identify and engage stakeholders.
  • Involve stakeholders early in the planning phase of the project so they have a clear understanding of what is achievable within budget constraints.
  • Set aside time for regular follow-ups and meetings to evaluate and maintain progress.

Over-promising 

Only two things are infinite: the universe and the client’s expectations.

No matter how much effort you put into delivering high-quality products or services, there will always be someone who wants more. Overpromising may lead to disappointment and a loss of trust in the long run. 

Solution:

It is essential, to be honest, and realistic with clients about delivery. By setting realistic expectations and delivering on them, you can build a strong reputation and a loyal customer base. It is better to under-promise and over-deliver.  

Example: In mobile app development, you can add some amazing features and release it when the client least expects it, this will gain faith and strengthen relationships with clients. They’ll feel that their project is in safe hands. 

“The purpose of a business is to create a client who creates clients.”

Conclusion

There are a lot more causes resulting in the scope creep of mobile development apart from what is listed above, and it concludes that 

Even if an organization takes measures to minimize scope creep, it is inevitable at times. Thus, the best practice is to be prepared and keep the above causes as well as solutions in mind. Always have a backup plan in place to prevent losing time and resources. Prepare ahead of time, adapt to conditions, and discover the best solutions in a short span of time.

Want to experience the most convincing software development services offered by us? We at Nextsavy Technologies pay special attention to your concerns and offer you the most lucrative solution. 

Contact us and start your mobile app development journey now. 

April 28, 2023

The Psychology of Fear in Digital Product Development

Jinali
6 minutes

Fear is normal: Accept it

Why should I accept fear?

Yes, it is because when we accept something we acknowledge its existence and once we acknowledge its existence, we can take action to fix it. Most organizations aren’t even ready to admit that they are afraid or fear digital product development.

Acknowledging and accepting fear as a normal human emotion can help us manage it better and prevent it from controlling our growth. It is important to remember that fear can also be a motivating factor that pushes us to take action and achieve our goals.

Next most important aspect that you need to consider is 

Identify what are you afraid of ?

You fulfilled the first phase in the process by accepting fear; the next step is to identify what are you scared of? 

A company’s most prevalent concerns in digital product development are fear of change, product failure, criticism, fluctuating customer demands. For example, you could be afraid of spending months developing something only to have the client change their mind at the last minute and scrap the whole project, also a lack of skilled talent, fear of the unknown, digital transformation challenges etc. 

It might be worth exploring how these fears manifest themselves in day-to-day operations of the company, and what steps can be taken to mitigate them. Let’s move on to next step

Overcome the fear of digital product development

I know it sounds more like, “It’s all easier said than done.” However, with a few strategies and tips, you can move past your fear of digital product development and start building your digital product confidently. Here are some suggestions;

1. Educate yourself to overcome fear of the unknown

Take the time to educate yourself about the digital product development process. Read blogs, attend webinars, and take courses to learn more about the industry, technology, and trends.

  • Example: If you’re a small business owner interested in creating a mobile app for your company but feel overwhelmed by the technical aspects, seek out resources that can guide you through the process. By educating yourself on the development process, you’ll gain more confidence and reduce your fear of the unknown.

2. Start small to test the waters

You don’t have to build the perfect product on your first try. Starting with a small digital product project allows you to test the waters and learn from your mistakes before investing too much time and resources into a larger project. 

  • Example: If you want to build a mobile app, start with a small app that addresses a specific need rather than aiming for an all-inclusive app from the start. This will help you to collect user feedback and discover any problems that need to be solved before releasing a more robust version of the app.

3. Accept failure

Again here acceptance plays a huge role as viewing failure as a learning opportunity rather than a setback. Learn from your mistakes and use them to improve your next digital product.

  • Example: Apple’s early product, the Apple III, was a commercial failure due to overheating and software glitches. However, the company learned from their mistakes and improved their product development process, leading to the success of subsequent products like the Macintosh computer and the iPhone.

4. Collaborate with experts

Working with industry experts can bring fresh perspectives and new ideas to the table, leading to more innovative solutions and better outcomes. It can also help you build a network of contacts that can be valuable for future digital projects or career opportunities. 

  • Example: A young entrepreneur starting a tech company can collaborate with experienced software developers, marketers, and investors to create a successful product launch and long-term success ultimately leading to new business opportunities that can help the company grow and expand.

5. Iterative Testing

Iterative testing should take place at every stage of product development. When you have a new idea, you should put it to the test before implementing it. When you begin developing a feature, you should also test it on a regular basis. It involves conducting repeated experiments on your product’s features to evaluate their effectiveness and identify areas for improvement. 

  • Example: In software development, iterative testing can involve running multiple rounds of user testing and gathering feedback to make necessary changes and improvements to the product. This can help ensure that the final product meets the needs and expectations of the users and delivers a high-quality experience.

6. Encourage open communication

The most powerful weapon against fear is open and consistent communication. When you get opinions and suggestions from different departments it helps in addressing issues before they become major problems and it builds a culture of trust and transparency within an organization. 

When employees feel heard and valued, they are more likely to speak up about potential issues and work collaboratively towards solutions. This ultimately leads to a more productive and positive work environment.

It takes time and effort to overcome fear of digital product development, but with these strategies, you can move past your fear and build the digital product of your dreams. It’s important to keep in mind that mistakes, failures are a natural part of the process, and they can actually help you learn and improve. 

 

But how can we fuel fear as a gear to headstart the journey?

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain

If you are thinking that once you gain knowledge of everything you will knock out fear forever from your life. Then you are wrong, fear will always be there but eventually you will learn to resist it by building the talent bridge i,e

Fill the Talent gap

You cannot fight the battle ill-equipped. You need the right people with the right skills at the right time to set a standard product.

Without the right team and mindset, fear can paralyze progress and prevent innovation. It’s crucial to invest in developing the necessary skills and cultivate a culture of growth to succeed in the digital product development industry; it also enables organizations to adapt to changing market conditions and stay ahead of the competition.

Fear of criticism can be crippling, but it is necessary

Negative feedback is the biggest nightmare for any organization that has been working hard in the digital product development process, But you cannot know the drawbacks of digital product development if you never received any unfavorable feedback.

It is important for product development teams to understand that constructive criticism is a necessary part of the development process and that it can ultimately lead to a better end product.

By learning to accept and utilize feedback, developers can improve their skills and create more successful products.

Small successes are still successes

Congratulations, you have discovered the secret to becoming a fearless digital product developer! Just kidding, that doesn’t exist. But hey, at least now you know how to deal with your fear instead of pretending it doesn’t exist. By taking action despite the fear, you are already ahead of many organizations that remain stagnant due to their fear.

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great” – Zig Ziglar

Celebrate small successes, they charge you up and people around you. This positive energy can inspire and motivate those around you in numerous ways, they start giving extra efforts to their work. 

Conclusion

There is no rocket science involved in overcoming digital product development fears. With the right mindset, tools, and resources, anyone can conquer their fears and successfully develop digital products. By staying focused, persistent, and open to feedback, you can turn your obstacles into opportunities for innovation and success.

Fear exists and is also necessary for new learning, just like how a fear of heights can be overcome by jumping out of a plane…or not, it’s up to you.

We at Nextsavy Technologies pay special attention to your concerns and offer you the most lucrative solution. Contact us and start your digital product development journey.

April 6, 2023

The Future is Digital: Key Transformation challenges 2023

Jinali
6 minutes

From virtual reality to the Internet of Things, the future is indeed here and The Future is Digital.

Introduction

“The COVID-19 pandemic”, is a word that shook the nation and brought businesses to its knees; the economy collapsed, global market thrashed, and so on.

But this turned out to be a “blessing in disguise” for the digital transformation sector. It accelerated the businesses worldwide, as more people were working remotely and relying on online services.
Previously, the digital shift was thought to be an unnecessary market phase. but now going digital has become a necessity in order to take your business to the next stage.

Therefore, companies that do not adapt to this new reality risk falling behind their competitors.
With transformations and trends come a bunch of challenges that cannot be foreseen well in advance.
Too much information altogether, isn’t it? Worry not, we’ll go through everything step by step. Let’s understand,

What is the digital transformation?

Digital transformation is the process of integrating digital trends and digital technology into all sectors of a business, which has a profound impact on how such an organization works and provides value to its clients.
Digital transformation incorporates leveraging cutting-edge technologies like cloud computing, AI, and other things to improve productivity, efficiency, and client satisfaction.

Why is digital transformation difficult?

Digital transformation is difficult because it involves significant changes in technology, processes, and culture. Additionally, organizations may face challenges such as resistance to change, a lack of resources, difficulty finding the right talent, and many more.

The benefits of digital transformation, on the other hand, are enormous, including higher efficiency, improved customer experience, and increased competitiveness. To remain relevant in today’s constantly shifting business market, organizations must be ready to overcome these digital transformation challenges and invest in digital transformation to maintain digital trends.

The 6 Key solutions of Digital transformation challenges

  1. Silos in corporations obstruct digital transformation
  2. Organizations are resistant to change
  3. Lack of long-term vision
  4. Shortage of skilled personnel
  5. Evolving customer needs
  6. Lack of adaptability or flexibility

1. Silos in corporations obstruct digital transformation

When a company has groups of experts divided by department, skill, or location, these are known as organizational silos in business. The difficulty arises when employees are not only geographically separated but also when they follow departmental goals rather than company goals. As a result, there can be less creativity, cooperation, and communication inside the company.

Solutions

Encourage communication and collaboration: Create an open and inclusive environment with cross-functional teams to collaborate and work together.

Foster a shared vision: Create a shared vision for the company to help employees understand and work together to achieve goals.

Use technology: Invest in technology that enables collaboration, such as project management tools, video conferencing, and instant messaging platforms, that can help break down geographical barriers and allow teams to work together seamlessly.

“No one can whistle a symphony; it takes a whole orchestra to play it”

Encourage open communication, transparency, and a willingness to work together towards shared goals.

2. Organizations are resistant to change

What if I go digital and lose all of my clients? Will I ever be able to recover my losses?
However, switching to digital was never a smart idea in the first place. These are some of the questions that fuel the fear of change.

New technologies are difficult to adopt. Fear of the unknown is the most challenging aspect of digital transformation. The resistance factors such as a lack of digital skills, fear of change, and reluctance to invest in new technologies etc. However, organizations that do not adopt digital transformation, on the other hand, risk falling behind competitors, and losing prestige in today’s fast-changing business world.

Solutions:

Education and Training: Organizations can provide education and training to employees about digital transformation to improve productivity, efficiency, and customer satisfaction.

Take baby steps: Organizations can start with small digital transformation initiatives to test the waters. i,e to automate one process or introduce one new technology to improve productivity and efficiency.

Seek External Expertise: Organizations can seek help from external experts to successfully implement digital transformation.

“If plan A fails, remember there are 25 more letters” – Chris Guillebeau

3. Lack of long-term vision

Long-term vision and goals have a huge impact on an organization’s future as stated by Warren Buffett, “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

It should be developed by the entire organization rather than just the CEO or management team. When the whole firm participates in establishing the vision, it develops a sense of ownership and commitment among employees, resulting in greater strategy alignment and execution.

Without a clear long-term vision, digital transformation may lack direction and purpose leading to wasted resources and failed initiatives.

Solutions:

Define digital transformation strategy: Develop a digital transformation strategy that outlines long-term goals and how technology can help achieve them, and regularly review and update it to stay relevant and effective.

Invest in training and development: Investing in training and development programs can help employees acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to leverage new technologies.

Monitor and measure progress: It can help identify areas that need improvement and ensure that the organization is on track to achieve its long-term goals.

4. Shortage of skilled personnel

The shortage of talent in the organization can lead to decreased productivity, increased workload, and difficulty meeting organizational goals.

Solutions:

Invest in riders, not horses: Investing in skills rather than resources can help businesses overcome the talent shortage by providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge to handle digital transformation projects.

Hire diverse talent: Look for talent in diverse places and with diverse backgrounds. You can also consider hiring remote employees or outsourcing some of the work to countries where there is a larger pool of talent.

Use automation and technology: Automation and technology can help streamline processes, reduce manual labor, and free up employees to focus on higher-value tasks.

5. Evolving customer needs

“I already have these, I want something NEW” as a software company, we have heard this statement from many of our clients?

It shows how challenging it is to predict what a client’s needs and expectations will be.
An organization recognises exactly what its clients want right now. But what happens after a few weeks or months? Can an organization identify whether or not my client wants the same thing?

In a world where trends change on a daily basis, we cannot expect our client’s requirements to remain constant. To understand how to overcome this, let’s move on to solutions.

Solutions:

Research: Regular customer research can help businesses understand customers’ needs, preferences, and behaviors.

Utilize data analytics: data analytics can provide insights into customer behavior and preferences. It includes analyzing website traffic, social media engagement, and sales data to identify patterns and trends.

Catering to customer feedback channels: Providing customers with channels to provide feedback can help in understanding their changing needs. This includes customer service channels, online reviews, and social media platforms.

Stay connected with customers: building strong relationships with customers through newsletters, social media, and personalized interactions can help businesses anticipate changes.

Overall, businesses need to stay proactive in monitoring changes in customer needs.

6. Lack of adaptability or flexibility

The lack of flexibility can result in missed opportunities for innovation in digital trends and growth during digital transformation, as well as an inability to adapt to changing market conditions and customer needs. This is due to fear of unfamiliarity with new technology. Ultimately, this fear can lead to a rigid approach that does not adapt to changing circumstances or new technologies, ultimately hindering the success of the digital transformation initiative.

Solutions:

Cover the most critical sectors: a well-defined strategy that can help organisations identify the most critical areas for transformation and prioritize the implementation of flexible solutions only in those areas.

Partner with technology providers: partnering with technology providers that specialize in digital transformation can help organizations access the latest, most flexible solutions that identify the most effective solutions and implement them in a way that maximizes flexibility.

Consider cloud-based solutions: cloud-based solutions can offer greater flexibility and scalability than on-premise solutions. By migrating to the cloud, organizations can take advantage of the latest technology and scale up or down as needed to meet changing business needs.

Conclusion

There are a lot more challenges that require special attention in order to thrive in the digital world. All you need is careful planning and a willingness to adapt. It can overcome these challenges and successfully navigate the digital landscape. With the right mindset and approach, businesses can turn these challenges into opportunities for growth and innovation.

Do you want to know how digital transformation could benefit your business to grow? Nextsavy Technologies is ready to help in your digital transformation journey. Our specialists will provide you with a personalized consultation to better understand your company’s needs. We will offer customized solutions to help you reach your objectives. To learn more about our services, feel free to contact us.

FAQ’s

Digital transformation is the process of integrating digital trends and technology into a business to improve productivity, efficiency, and client satisfaction.

AI, machine learning, e-commerce, blockchain, quantum computing, data privacy and cybersecurity are all important digital trends for 2023.. Artificial intelligence is expected to get far more intelligent in coming years.

4.0 is the fourth industrial revolution, characterized by the integration of advanced technologies into various industries to streamline processes, improve efficiency, and create new business models.

Digital transformation challenges include silos in corporations, resistant to change, no clear long-term vision, shortage of skilled personnel, evolving customer needs, lack of adaptability or flexibility, etc.

Skills and expertise necessary for successful digital transformation include data analytics, cybersecurity, digital marketing, software development, and project management.

Companies can measure the success of digital transformation initiatives by setting goals, tracking key performance indicators, and regularly assessing the effectiveness of digital tools and processes.

March 23, 2023

Top Web Development Challenges You Cannot Ignore in 2023!

Jinali
6 minutes

Before knowing about web development challenges in 2023 let’s understand what web development is,

Introduction to Web development

A web development is the process of creating websites and web applications. It involves a variety of tasks, such as coding, designing, testing, and deploying websites. Web developers use technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and many more to create websites that are both functional and appealing to the users. Now the big question that comes to mind is…

Why is web development needed?

Website development is a way to make people aware of the services a web development company is offering and understand why web development services are relevant. Through web development you can communicate to your clients, improve connectivity to attract potential clients, ensure credibility, reliability and many more

Challenges to overcome in web development

As technology evolves at lightning speed, it brings a pool of opportunities and challenges for web development companies as well for web developers.
A Web development company needs to constantly update their skills and knowledge to keep up with the latest trends and technologies to deliver high-quality websites and web applications. At the same time, they must also be mindful of potential security risks that ensure that their websites are secure and protected against cyber threats.
Some of the challenges that web development company face in web development includes ensuring cross-browser compatibility, optimizing website speed, ensuring security, user friendly web application etc. It is crucial to work with experienced web developers who can navigate these challenges and deliver a high-quality web application.

Let’s understand, web development challenges that cannot be ignored in 2023 one by one,

1. Cross-browser compatibility

The biggest pain point for any web development company is ensuring the cross-browser compatibility of their website or web applications. Cross-browser compatibility is truly a vital aspect for a web development company. These days, individuals use a variety of gadgets (mobile, laptop, tablets etc.), therefore code adaptability is vital for positive ratings. While most contemporary browsing platforms do not support certain fonts or layouts, that may cause difficulties when loading a particular site. Also, with the inherent limitations with outdated browsers, you’ll need to deal with certain frequent concerns such as
Doctype error: A doctype code is one of the basic codes checked by legacy browsers before rendering. Without it, the website may not display properly and could lead to a negative user experience.
HTML/CSS validation: Website developers may face real difficulty since different browsers interpret HTML and CSS code differently.

Solution,
Handling doctype error: Add DOCTYPE html
Validating HTML/CSS: Reset stylesheet to help website switch to basic browser style.

Hence, certain factors must be taken into consideration while creating an effective website and web applications that is consistently displayed across all web browsers.

“Internet explorer is the best web browser – nobody”

2. Speed & Accuracy

Another most challenging for a web development company is speed and accuracy of web applications. Everything in the modern digital world is based on speed. Even the most extensive and attractive web application and website won’t matter if it takes forever to load. Better and faster web applications will offer better user experiences overall, reduced bounce rates, and greater conversion rates.
There are several approaches to overcome such problems during web development process by a web development company as follows;
Code optimization by the removal of unnecessary GUIs and libraries.
Image optimization by shrinking the size of the image rather than lowering its quality.
– Web developers should use a few plugins to speed up the loading of their websites.

“The first five seconds of page load time have the highest impact on conversion rates”

3. Scaling of Websites

This is one of the most challenging factors for any web development company. Website scaling is crucial for a web development company that expects to grow and expand their online presence. It ensures that the web application, website remains responsive, reliable, and efficient even during periods of high traffic or usage.
Using React JS within the frameworks is one of the major answers to these issues and considerably simplifies the task at hand. This process allows websites to accommodate increased traffic and user demands without compromising on performance or functionality.

“Nearly 70% of consumers admit that page speed impacts their willingness to buy from an online retailer”

4. Ensuring security

Almost 50% of web applications contain high-risk vulnerabilities. Without proper security measures, web applications and websites are prone to frequent cyber-attacks such as hacking, phishing, and malware. It is important for a web development company to implement strong security protocols to protect user data and maintain the integrity of the website.
An advanced algorithm can help prevent security breaches and protect sensitive information from being compromised. The payment gateway security can also be compromised by third-party interfaces. This can be prevented by customizing APIs.
However, it is important for web developers to regularly update and test the algorithm to ensure its effectiveness against new threats.

“Cyber security is everyone’s responsibility”

5. Uncertain Future

What will be the next huge breakthrough in web applications? How will the internet look in ten years?
It is a bit tricky to predict, web application standards will continue to evolve as new technologies emerge and user needs change. It is difficult to predict the exact number of users that will be using a web application in 3 years, but it is important to design scalability and flexibility to accommodate potential growth.
To achieve this, it is important for a web development company to use flexible technologies that can adapt to changing requirements. Additionally, regularly updating and improving the application based on user feedback can help ensure its longevity.

“At least 40% of businesses will die in the next 10 years… if they don’t figure out how to change their entire company to accommodate new technologies.” – John Chambers, Cisco

6.  User-Friendly

Everything that users ever admire is that web applications and websites are easy and less complex. This requires a balance between functionality and simplicity, as users expect web applications to be intuitive and easy to navigate while also being able to perform complex tasks.
It is important for a web development company to prioritize user experience to create successful web applications. In today’s fast-paced world, customers expect less complex and seamless experiences. Also, the UI/UX designing is crucial for a web development company to create rational and intuitive experience for users to increase engagement and satisfaction.
Therefore, it is essential for a web development company to optimize web applications performance and ensure that all processes are smooth, easy and efficient to retain customers and prevent any potential risks.

“A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not that good.” – Martin LeBlanc

Conclusion

Web development is an extensive field that includes not only the creation of websites but also other web services. Similarly, web development issues are not limited to those discussed above there are plenty more that an organization experiences throughout the process. To remain competitive and give the best available solutions to their clients, web developers must keep up with the newest technology and trends. Additionally, web developers must have strong co-operation and communication skills to work appropriately with clients, stakeholders and other team members.

If you are looking for smart solutions to your web development challenges. Nextsavy Technologies will be pleased to assist you. Our skilled web development team has a proven track record of producing high-quality solutions for a wide range of businesses. Contact us and let us know how we can assist you in achieving your goals.

FAQ’s

There are several areas in web development that are expected to gain prominence in the near future such as Progressive Web Applications (PWA), Voice User Interface (VUI), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). These technologies will allow websites to adapt to individual users’ preferences and behaviors, providing a more seamless and intuitive browsing experience.

This recently has become the most controversial topic. In our opinion, it is not a question of artificial intelligence vs web development; they must collaborate. Artificial intelligence and web development can enhance each other’s capabilities. The integration of AI into web development can lead to more intelligent and personalised websites, improving the user experience.

Web 3.0 is the internet’s third generation. The Web 3.0 revolution will utilise decentralised protocols such as Blockchain . A Metaverse is a network of 3D virtual environments designed to foster social interaction. Metaverse technology is a key component of Web 3.0. The combination of Web 3.0 and Metaverse has the potential to usher in a new age of digital innovation.

React, Vue.js, jQuery, Ember. js, Backbone. js, Semantic-UI, and Angular are among the top frontend frameworks in 2023. Know about Top Frontend Frameworks for Web Development.

March 13, 2023

7 Top Frontend Frameworks for Web Development

Nextsavy Technologies
4 minutes

In this blog, we will have a look at the Top 7 front-end web development framework and their features.

Frontend development requires excellent coding and other technical skills. With millions of websites flooding the internet, a business needs to stand out from the crowd in order to generate more leads. A web application is one of the most effective mediums to reach your target customers in web development.

Web apps consist of both the front-end as well as back-end. Front-end consists of the UX/UI, whereas the back end deals with the servers and database.

1. React.JS

React.JS is currently the most popular front-end web development framework. It is an open-source and free JavaScript library that assists in building UI based components. Facebook created ReactJS in 2011.

One of the framework’s notable features is the virtual Document Object Model (DOM). In this feature, UI representation stored and synced with real DOM. This helps to easily manipulate the virtual versions before finalizing the relevant changes in the real DOM. Also, it helps improve performance by coming up with exceptional functionalities.

React is ideal for building single-page apps with rich UIs, especially for limited time frames due to reusable components.

2. Vue.JS

It is one of the most straightforward front-end works. Although relatively small in size, it has a virtual DOM, two-way data binding, and a component-based architecture that helps with great performance and easily tracks the changes.

Vue.js offers clear documentation, helping beginners to use it quickly. Its smaller-sized components can easily integrate into existing infrastructure without snags.

It is best suited for creating one-page web apps as developers can make the most of Vue.js’ flexibility. It also allows specialists to design from scratch, which can be useful for bigger projects too.

3. JQuery

It is one of the oldest frameworks around and was introduced in 2006. Although it is a library, it fits the definition of the framework as well. JQuery allows its users to manipulate CSS & DOM to boost the interactivity and functionality of an application. It offers simplicity by minimizing JavaScript code.

Although initially not created to develop mobile apps, the latest version of jQuery Mobile was meant for developing native mobile apps.

The tool is easy to learn and use, and it is compatible with all browsers you may want to use. The community is vast and reliable, with recent enhancements enabling responsive web solutions for mobile devices, making them suitable for various devices.

4. Backbone.js

Backbone is a lightweight front-end framework for single-page apps, based on Model View Presenter (MVP) design pattern released in year 2010

Backbone.js is free and open source, easy to learn, fast, and allows users to create well-structured applications. It requires Underscore.js for operation and jQuery to support REST API and work with DOM elements.

Prohibit using Backbone.js if you need functions out of the box or your web development team is not prepared to use additional extensions and plugins.

5. Angular

Angular, also known as Angular 2+, is an open-source front-end web development framework using TypeScript and used by over 600,000 websites. Google has also used it for most of its services.

Angular enables building web applications on single or multi-pages. It was first introduced by Google in 2009. It has become increasingly popular since then. The current version, called Angular 2+, was developed in 2016.

Angular is an enhanced version of AngularJS with multiple features and powerful performance. The main difference between Angular and React is that Angular offers two-way data binding, which ensures real-time synchronization between the model and the view.

Directive features in Angular can be used to program specific behaviors of the DOM and create dynamic HTML content. In Angular, the code components are reusable, testable, and easy to control.

6. Svelte

It was first introduced in 2016 and has become popular since then. Although technically, it is a compiler, and it is considered to be one of the best frameworks in 2023.

Over 3000 websites have been designed using this framework, including The New York Times, Razorpay, and Rakuten. It is one of the quickest front-end frameworks with fast reactivity and minimal coding.

Svelte is lightweight, simple, and has a component-based architecture. It is capable of running current JavaScript libraries, is SEO optimized, and does not require virtual DOM.

It is considered one of the best Front-end web development framework for beginners developers and for small applications.

7. Semantic UI

Semantic UI is a comparatively new frontend framework but has established itself as one of the top frontend frameworks. Its simplicity and spontaneous UIs are the reasons for its success.

The syntax is simple, which beginners find easy to work with. It follows a streamlined process for web and app development. Semantic UI collaborates with many third-party libraries, making it a robust web development platform.

Semantic UI’s advantages include simple, organic codes, responsive and UI-rich components, and a toolset that allows the configuration of themes, CSS, and JavaScript. emantic UI code easily shares across multiple applications.

It is a wonderful platform for developers or designers looking for lightweight, seamless, responsive user interfaces.

However, it is not recommended for a team with less experienced developers as customization requires knowledge of programming with less dependence on in-built functions.

To Conclude…

Web development is here to stay; only the technology will evolve for the better. We cannot predict what web apps would be like 50 years from now. Already technologies like AR/VR, AI, Machine Learning, Big Data, and Cloud are revolutionizing the process of web development.

All Frontend Web Development Frameworks will try to incorporate these new technologies, will be in demand in the future. With time, new technologies will emerge, which will give users a more immersive experience.

The front end is visible to the users, which is why it has a major impact on the overall performance. For your web development requirements, you can get in touch

FAQ’s

Some of the most popular web front-end frameworks include React, Angular, jQuery and Vue.js. Each framework has its own unique features and benefits, allowing developers to choose the one that best suits their project requirements and coding preferences. 

React and Vue.js are both user-friendly front-end frameworks known for their simplicity and easy-to-understand syntax.

Angular and React are popular front-end frameworks for creating small web apps. They have modular architecture and comprehensive documentation, making them ideal for developers of all levels.

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