What must be particularly observed when using mobile applications?
What's crucial is the user's experience of working with a mobile solution:
- Do they receive all the information required for their work correctly at the right time?
- Can they trust the information?
- How easy is it to access the information?
- How easy is it to use with special conditions of use (operating wearing gloves, sun reflection, battery life, legibility of letters on the display)?
- How easy is it to use the software?
- Can they identify and reset certain conditions (errors) in the software?
- Can they identify their language and terms in the application?
- Are there boundary conditions that have to be separately observed (battery life, connection display, authentication)?
- Does the work lead to noticeably easier work?
The management board's experiences are just as relevant:
- Is a measurable return of investment achieved?
- Do business processes prove to be more effective?
- Is the information quality so good that the quality of decisions is improved?
- Stand alone solutions are insufficient!
System administration experiences - is the mobile solution:
- Reliable and can it be integrated into the existing IT infrastructure
- Stable and free of errors
- Easy to restore
- Protected against losses
What does this mean for a mobile application?
- Works offline and online
- Is simple, clear and logical to use
- Improved low bandwidth communication
- Takes conditions of use into account (operating wearing gloves, sun reflection, battery life, legibility of letters on the display, weight)
- Software application is largely separated from data communication
- Transfer and comparison of information largely in the background