Identifying Your Ideal App

By Staff Reporter - 01 Nov '18 18:08PM
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When you're developing a mobile app, no matter what it's meant to do, it's natural to want to incorporate the latest technologies-after all, cutting edge apps mean greater functionality, more buzz, and better possibilities in the long run, as far as what your app will be able to do. The problem comes when developers or their clients try to incorporate technology that they don't fully understand, or aren't completely comfortable with.

Suddenly, what could have been a cutting-edge entry into the mobile app market becomes a confusing and forgettable app that never catches on. Understanding how a technology works and what it can do is crucial-and no technology makes that clearer than blockchain.

You've no doubt heard of blockchain-probably in relation to Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies-but if you're like many people, you might not completely understand its appeal. Simply put, blockchain is a peer-to-peer network of interconnected computers that allows users to store data with an unprecedented level of security.

It allows information to be easily tracked by users, while simultaneously delivering encryption that is top notch. While cryptocurrencies are currently the most obvious application for blockchain technology (even Facebook is said to be developing an in-house cryptocurrency), many developers are scrambling to figure out how best to leverage blockchain tech to their advantage.

Of course, greater security is a goal for any app developer. But just the potential for greater security should not be enough for either a developer or a client to insist on using something like blockchain. What's more important is making sure that any technology is the right fit for a given app. When you decide to work with a developer, they should be eager to sit down with you and walk you through the entire process of app development, from your initial idea all the way to launching and selling a finished product.

Developers like Guaraná Technologies - an award-winning mobile app developer based in Toronto and Montreal - pride themselves on working with their clients to create roadmaps for the apps they produce and offer them industry leading information about app development - they identify milestones, goals, and key functionalities that are must-haves for the app in question. This approach allows them to avoid succumbing to being dazzled by technology that doesn't necessarily need to be included-if working to incorporate blockchain technology is going to be nothing more than an expensive distraction from core goals, the right developer will be able to identify that and work with you to come up with alternative approaches.

We know, we know: it's tempting to shove everything including the kitchen sink into the app you want to develop. When blockchain is on everyone's lips and even tech giants like Microsoft are branching out into it, it can seem like it's all but mandatory for you to hop on the bandwagon, too. But remember: at the end of the day, a functional, coherent app is far more appealing than an app that is overloaded with bells and whistles just for the sake of it. When you decide that it's time to develop your app, find a developer you trust and talk frankly with them about what's right for you and your ideal end product. Your developer wants you to succeed just as much as you do-and that's the way it should be.

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