Have you thought about the amount of software you will buy, implement, and co-create throughout your life?
Inevitably, you will see many software implementations fail; when this happens, it’s often because users didn’t adopt it.
Simply put, they don’t want to use it because it’s clunky, heavy, difficult to use, or perhaps because it’s not available on the tools they use every day while working.
It’s quite common to see companies start working with a desktop-only version of software, leaving the mobile version for last. These companies often have employees who work outside the office, taking handwritten notes that they later transfer to the software when they have the chance to sit in front of a computer. This results in a significant loss of data and productivity that could otherwise greatly benefit the company.
Seamless mobile functionality on both smartphones (iPhone and Android) and tablets (iPad) should not be negotiable in your app. However, many software factories do not handle this feature correctly, usually because they have outdated software development systems and/or platforms that do not support the ability to develop an application across all devices properly. Others may support it, but to a limited extent. That is, according to the marketing department of these companies, they are multi-platform, but when you investigate a bit, the final results often fall far short of what was promoted.
At Rimatcom, we believe that responsive design is the best way to have multi-platform apps, ensuring that users adopt the app easily and successfully.
What type of app is the right one?
The software factories or software development agencies have different strategies for creating apps that work across all devices.
You can create native apps that you can download from the App Store or Google Play. This requires creating the app three times, one for iPhone, another for Android, and a third one for the web. This option is excessive for the majority of companies.
Progressive Web Apps (PWA)
The alternative is a web app, in which users access the app through a browser on any device. This type is what we create at Rimatcom. We develop apps that are accessible on devices of all sizes. The two techniques we use are called responsive design and adaptive design.
Responsive design uses CSS to create fluid structures. The design changes with the dimensions of the viewport, scaling components.
This type of design revolutionized website creation back in 2010 with the arrival of smartphones; it’s ideal for building websites but lacks power when it comes to creating complex experiences.
Adaptive design is built on the foundation of responsive design while complementing it with features such as:
– Context specific to the system where it is running
– Touch-based interactions
– Native hardware functionalities
Users interact in very different ways from a smartphone than from a PC/Mac, and adaptive design allows us to create a more natural functionality across all devices.
How does adaptive design benefit your business?
Simplicity is one of the most challenging things to achieve. There is a lot of engineering and design effort in creating an app that is easy to use for an end user.
At Rimatcom, we take care of all those details so that you can focus on using it, making the most of it, and improving the management of your business. You don’t even have to worry about building an app on desktop, tablet, or mobile – just focus on how the app can solve your problems.
We’ve mentioned that at Rimatcom, we create Web Apps and, therefore, use responsive design and adaptive design. But how can this translate into benefits for your company or business?
Access your tools wherever you need them.
Work doesn’t only happen in an office, sitting behind a computer. The app should be available on your laptop, desktop, iPad, and smartphone wherever you are.
You spend less.
The fact that we use an approach designed from the beginning with multi-platform in mind will save you costs, as you’ll have a single app for all your devices, eliminating the need to recreate different versions.
You can take advantage of the features of all devices.
A multi-platform app will allow, for example, if you are using it on your phone, to interact with your camera, live geolocation, maps, and push notifications. Your team could install your app as an icon on their phones, tablets, and desktops.
Being able to use the features of devices means you could use your phone’s camera to scan a barcode or QR code to, for example, assist in inventory or logistics tasks.
Furthermore, you could use the camera to take pictures of a receipt that our A.I. converts from an image to text, importing amounts or totals.
Push notifications can alert your team to important events.
Your apps can be more useful when they are more integrated into your devices.
Invest more time in what you do best.
Creating apps with Rimatcom and adaptive design simplifies your work, solves your problems, and lets you focus. There’s no reason for you or your team to spend time thinking about how your tools work—all you need to do is focus on what you do best and get back to tasks that require your full attention.
Leave us a message, and we’ll provide you with free advice on adaptive apps that can make your life easier.