We are living in the era of cell phones. Since the 1980s they were present in daily events, but it was not until the invasion of Blackberry and the iPhone to the market that mobile phones went from being tools just for calls and text messages to being virtual assistants for millions of people, hence how important it is to have a mobile application and a mobile application developer.
This mobile developer will be in charge of designing and creating an application that meets the needs of the mobile phone user.
In the Career Explorer portal, they define the mobile application developer role as follows “A mobile app developer is a software engineer whose main responsibilities include the creation, testing, and programming of applications for computers, mobile phones, and tablets. These developers usually work in teams and brainstorm ideas and concepts for the general public or for a specific customer need”.
The mobile application developer is, of course, the person who knows the application best and is the one to use when an update needs to be made or other developers need to be trained to work on the application.
From this premise the question arises: do I need a mobile application developer for monthly maintenance?
Before answering that question, it is important to detail the amount of monthly maintenance that a mobile application needs. Let's look at two key things to watch out for:
Every day there are new threats on the web for pages and applications, so a daily check on the application is necessary. The mobile application developer must build a security system that is robust, scalable, and ready to be constantly updated, so he does not have to be on top of it at all times.
Depending on the needs of the application, it must change in design and functions to adapt to the needs of the company or the client in question. In this aspect, monthly maintenance is necessary.
On Linkedin, explaining these design and development updates, they say “If you notice that new software has made integration possible and your users often have that software alongside yours, you might consider making integration possible for other developers.”
These are two fundamental aspects of any mobile application development project and as explained, they do require monthly maintenance, in some cases it could even be weekly, to protect the data of customers and users, as well as adapt their design and functions to the new technologies and devices that are launched almost daily on the market, one that continues to grow by leaps and bounds.
In the Expert App Devs portal they provide the following information, complementing the other aspects of a mobile application that must be considered at the time of maintenance:
In conclusion, the answer is yes. An expert developer in mobile applications services must be aware of the correct operation of the application, update the security systems, and that the design corresponds to the technological trends of the moment and can be adapted to any device where it is used.
It does not necessarily have to be the developer who created it in the first place. This monthly maintenance can also be handled by another expert developer, who previously studied the application and knows its code and customer needs perfectly.
At Rootstack we have a team of expert mobile application developers, ready to work with clients who wish to have their applications updated and in accordance with the needs and demands of their users.
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