With the growing mobile world, each industry segment whether it is entertainment, e-commerce, travel, communication, gaming, education, utility & many more wants to have an online presence in the form of mobile apps. This is because of the proven benefits to each segment in terms of performance as well as Return on Investment (ROI). With this mass scale requirement, the major challenge in front of mobile app developers is the management of huge data for each app. Storing & accessing this much data on hard drive/software is very difficult. Cloud computing gives the best solution on it, by keeping all the storage & access to data on the internet.

With data management, cloud computing has other advantages as well. Let’s have a brief idea about it:

Cost Effectiveness:

Cloud computing allows you to access your app on the third party owned server which reduces your hardware, software downloading cost, software licensing & upgrade costs. With the help of cloud technology, it can carry the load without affecting speed. Cloud works on the pay-as-you-go basis. In short, it simplifies your business by saving money.

Increased Efficiency:

As all the software is stored in the central database, it gives access to mobile app developers anywhere, anytime. It offers a wide variety of software options to increase the productivity of your app. Since the cloud computing handles all server issues, software updates,  & other functions, your don’t need an in-house team for taking care of that & your staff can invest more time on making a creative mobile app. Also, your app doesn’t go offline. All these benefits help to improve the productivity of an app.

Enhanced Security & Time Saving:

It provides 100% data security against data thefts, unusual natural problems with constant backup. As data is not physically stored, eventually it makes safer on its own. You don’t need to go through the time-consuming process of up gradation. Access to the system by putting credentials from any location within just a few minutes, not in hours. Also, testing of an app version to monitor which one is better performing can be done easily with the help of cloud services.

Thus, cloud computing plays important role in app development for mobile app developers to have a secure, cost effective, productive, collaborative solution for app developers.

POSTED IN: October 26, 2016 Gauri Pawar