Cloud computing has deeply revolutionized the way entrepreneurs and developers are viewing successful mobile app development. With the help of cloud app development, it has become much easier to access such applications as they have increased their services like software as a service, platform as a service and infrastructure as a service. Any app development company is interested in integrating cloud infrastructure as it is most requested by the businesses to enhance the mobile ecosystem for mobile apps.
With that being said, mostly the developers are not using cloud technology in order to create the applications. In this article, we will look at some new opportunities which are brought by cloud technology to the world of web and app development.
❏ App Monitoring
You can completely content with all of your internal tools, off the shelf analytics engine and in the house data center, but what if the system gets down when everything is running in the house? Here, monitoring your mobile application’s uptime globally and reporting structure to conform to depend upon if your system has dropped down for two seconds, two hours or more.
For this, you need to have an external system to do it and no one would do it better than your cloud provider with systems which are designed with reliability and failover in mind.
There are so many sayings about the benefits of leveraging the cloud at runtime but still, many companies are still leery regarding full-scale deployment in the cloud which lets them slowly take small steps by using the cloud for less critical functions.
The mobile development teams who are managing the code and using arbitrary test data will not cause any type of embarrassment if it was leaked out into the event of service provider breaches. Developers are facilitating with interests of these cloud-exploring pioneers like cloud-based issue tracking systems, manage source code systems and load testing tools when they are writing code.
❏ Hosting Services
Amazon and their IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) offers a largely pioneered idea of the cloud through their EC2 platform to the organizations in order to handle off the job of application hosting to their EC2 service. But, Amazon is only one of the game player in this field and IaaS plays like EC2 are pushed aside when it comes to various Software as a Service (SaaS). Here, the clients surrender a certain amount of control over their operating system runtime environment with the promise of fewer configuration and lower administrative overhead.
❏ Payment Gateways
The reason what makes Apple and iTunes store so successful is because of its straightforwardness and easy-to-use payment systems which have made a routine for the suppliers of iPhone and other iOS-based apps to become successful.
With the mobile market becoming mature, many mobile app developers are criticizing Apple’s financial model while looking towards alternative payment mechanisms. Several cloud-based providers have emerged by making it easy for app developers to perform financial transactions with their clients without worrying about lost sales due to reliability issues or software bugs.
❏ Web Analytics
Mobile app developers have taken the base of ‘know your customer’ to a different level. It is a fact that mobile apps often have fewer screens and more focused with regards to features. Such high focus nature of mobile apps allow developers to quickly turn the web analytics for product enhancements. In an effort to make the products better, more mobile apps are leaning on cloud-based services in order to capture, store and render information about the users’ interactions.
The Road Ahead
We can definitely say there is something about the mobile development communities that are making cloud-leveraging a natural fit. It is a fact that the short lifecycles of mobile development projects require all the ready-made services which are provided by so many cloud vendors.
The mobile app development company are becoming more adventuresome and disruptive than their enterprise, no matter the type of personalities and try something new like a cloud-based IDE or monitoring tool.
Whatever the reason it is, it seems that the mobile community is fully embracing the cloud which is making both the cloud and computing groups stronger together. Keep Learning!