Role of DevOps in Mobile App Development


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Since the internet was invented it has been able to grow in leaps and bounds. In the early days, access to the internet was through desktop computers. However, the past 5 years has seen mobile phones being used as the preferred device to access the internet. From social media sites to business services, there have been many mobile apps that have been created in order to target mobile users. Developers have realized the importance of consumers using smart phones and that is why they continue to make apps that are relevant to the market.

Overlooking Important Issues
When firms began the rush to cater for the exponentially growing mobile phone market, it was all in a bid to create a presence there. However, since the firms set their eyes on making an impact in their respective sector, and developers focused on the market demand, they overlooked some important factors in mobile app development. These include among others, the quality of the code, the security of the code as well as the costs of the app development. This is where DevOps comes into play.

What is DevOps
DevOps is a unique approach that involves better collaboration with all the stakeholders involved in creating a product. This includes the mobile app developers, the project managers, and the other staff members involved.

Advantages of Using DevOps
One of the biggest benefits of using DevOps is ensuring that the development, and the operations teams are working together as one. The goal of the team is broken down to the specific members. The teamwork brings with it an efficiency in the performance of the team. Some of the key benefits of using DevOps include:

There is a more stable environment that makes the deployment of products easy
With the team members working together, there is a clear role that everyone is working on implementing. This has the advantage of increasing their interpersonal skills
With a team, more work can be done within less time due to the synergy that they have
Having software being developed without issues is another key advantage that using DevOps provides to firms
There is an environment of collaboration and new ideas come up when more like minded people are working together

How You Can Adopt Mobile DevOps
You may decide that you want to use mobile DevOps development, but do not know how to go about it. There are a few guidelines that you can use to properly implement DevOps in your team:

Having Continuous Integration
It means ensuring that the code that is being worked on by one team can be seamlessly integrated with that of another team. It calls for a collaborative approach to writing code. With continuous integration, there is also the continuous delivery part of it. This ensures that when the product is done, it is launched. While there is a manual way to do so, it is necessary to use automated procedures when the work becomes too demanding.

Testing and Monitoring
DevOps makes it possible for mobile app developers to do more testing and monitoring well before the app is deployed to be used by the end user.

Quality Check
With DevOps development, the team can be able to monitor the feedback on their apps. This can be through the comments made or by the rating. This can be used to build better releases and improve on the user experience for the consumers.

In the end, having DevOps at the core of your operation strategy means that you can be able to improve on the quality of applications in mobile app development.

Amit Tiwari
Amit Tiwari is a expert leading marketing strategy and analytics at OTS & JumpGrowth. He is an inspirator and gives strategic advice to help companies better understand the world of conversations, social media and digital marketing.


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