The AI-driven Approach to App Development

Nov 28, 2019 12:10 PM ET

Having an app is not too different from having a website in some regards these days – it’s become a basic requirement for operating properly in some markets.  The old saying “if you don’t have a website for your business, it might not exist” is now just as valid for apps in these circles. And while it can seem that developing one yourself is not that big of a deal, that’s not quite true if you want to have a successful release that impresses your users. You’ll not only have to use professional development services for the job, but you should also explore advanced approaches like the integration of artificial intelligence too.

Getting It Done Right

Developing an app requires a specific set of skills that takes time to acquire and polish. Even if you can put something together with the help of a few tutorials, it will be far from the quality your users will expect. And one wrong impression can ruin the whole thing – so spend the money on a professional development service and get it done right. This also includes testing. The market for mobile testing tools is quite diverse nowadays, and your development partner might have some recommendations of their own. However, do some exploring yourself too.

Why a Basic App Is Not Enough Anymore

Even when an app seems simple these days, one peek behind the scenes can change your perspective. AI plays a major role in the development of modern solutions, from the basic design and layout to assisting the user in the app’s navigation, scheduling push notifications intelligently so that they have optimal performance, and much more. These things can take a lot of time to implement, especially if you’re new to the field and still have a lot of learning to do. And that’s yet another reason to use competent, professional services.

Post-launch Support and Development

Don’t think that your work is done after a successful launch either. You’ll have to do a lot to ensure that your customers are happy and properly supported, even if you don’t plan on releasing any further updates to the app’s functionality. This can take an unexpected toll on your resources if you’re not prepared – but it’s another area where AI can come in handy. Look into AI-assisted support services – they can sometimes not just reduce your workload but relieve your team completely of many of the basic tasks that they would have to deal with otherwise. This can free up manpower for more important details in your work.

If this all seems overwhelming, don’t worry – thankfully ­the market is full of specialists who can help you get the job done from start to finish. And while it can cost a good deal of money to get a more advanced app done this way, you should keep in mind that doing it in-house is definitely going to cost you more when you account for all the wasted hours, major production errors, disappointed customers, and the many other factors that you’ll most certainly have to deal with.image

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