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Long-Term App Maintenance

Your mobile app should be your asset right from the app development phase, and should never turn into a liability. As soon as the app goes live, businesses should take the responsibility of maintaining it. If not maintained properly, your app can turn away potential customers if they have a harrowing experience while using your app. With such fierce competition in the market, businesses cannot simply turn a blind eye to app maintenance.

What Does App Maintenance Include?

1) Security Updates

Cybercriminals are always on the hunt for security loopholes. A cyberattack can cause businesses substantial financial losses as well as tarnish the image of the company. The security measures put in during the mobile app development phase may become obsolete after a few months. With a consistent app maintenance framework in place, businesses can thwart the risk of potential attacks by patching any loopholes that might have gone unnoticed during the app development phase. Businesses can also protect their app from advanced hacking methods by implementing new security measures continuously. With stringent security measures provided by companies, users can be assured that their personal data is in safe hands and increases their trust in the company. Therefore, businesses are likely to retain their old customers and attract new customers resulting in financial gains.

2) User Interface Changes

Your mobile app should keep up with time. The user interface designed during the mobile app development phase may feel jaded after a few months. With the plethora of apps available, users are likely to switch to a competitor app if they don’t find your app interesting anymore. With user interface changes, businesses can provide new intuitive methods of engagement. Also, with the introduction of new devices with varying hardware and software, your app should look and feel top-notch on every one of these systems.

3) Customized Services

Your app serves as a gateway to your users’ preferences and aversions. By analyzing user data, businesses can suggest relevant information to the user based on their use. For example, if a user is searching for hotels in Edmonton during his travel, the app can suggest tourist spots in and around Edmonton and different modes of transport available. With a customized experience, the user feels more connected to the business and is more likely to use their services.

4) Performance Upgrades

App performance is a crucial aspect of mobile app development and maintenance. Optimizing your app to run smoothly on various smartphones with varying RAM capabilities can be a complicated task. With minor tweaks on the server-side system like file compression and caching data, the app can be optimized to run smoothly on a flagship as well as a mid-range or low-range device. If the app is not maintained properly, your app may perform poorly on even high-end devices that can lead to a loss of business.

5) New App Features

Even though you might have created the perfect app, which hit the right chords with the intended audience, there’s always something new to add on. Businesses can always come up with new services or engagement tools which can be conveyed to the users through app updates. With many businesses adding new features every two to three months, attracting new customers, one cannot afford to lose out on the race.

With mobile maintenance contracts costing just a fraction of the development costs, businesses should look to invest in the development and maintenance of their mobile apps from reputed firms.