Preemptively Developing Response Strategies
Applications are a competitive cornerstone of the modern tech market. Design an application well enough, and it could very well make the transition to “unicorn” territory. Facebook was a “unicorn”; a startup that grew to a billion-dollar company. Now, Facebook is essentially an application facilitating social media convenience and interaction.
Many social media applications now dominate the market, and an approach which considers this reality will likely produce increasingly resonant apps. Here’s the thing: if you’re going to find such resonance in this sort of software design, it’s going to require careful management. DevOps teams don’t finish with an application once it has passed Beta-testing.
Ideally, an application should continue to grow. New, better ways of designing the interface between clients and the app, as well as the app’s developers, will come with time. Also, a growing app has a growing audience, which means steady traffic increases. Without careful management, relatively minor programming errors could seriously hamper performance.
Additionally complicating the market today is mobile device utility. The Internet of Things (IoT) has taken over, and expands with increasing rapidity. There are now more IoT devices in the world than there are people, and the amount of such devices is only growing. The number is expected to hit 10 billion by 2020.
Smartphones, tablets, smart cars, smartwatches, smart homes, and the list goes on—many primary aspects of life today are surrounded by IoT, which is a fertile surface area for apps of varying kinds. Even if your application isn’t used on a mobile device, you may need to be able to have that device communicate with your app as users seek to control IoT functionality.
Also, shifting smartphone network solutions will influence application performance. 5G is here and spreading, and while this is a good thing for many mobile applications, it will mean shifts in app design. Some will design their apps to utilize such increased wireless speed, which will very likely influence how other apps may interact with the network, requiring DevOp attention.
Logging Issues For Swifter Resolution
The key is figuring out where errors are and correcting them as swiftly as possible. It’s essential to have some sort of logging framework in place which is as comprehensive and effective as possible. Logging needs to be unilaterally accessible by all approved parties, consolidated, and incorporate appropriate results. Cloud-hosted options are essential for many businesses today.
You might consider Papertrail – cloud-hosted log management, live in seconds and designed to help you keep apps running at maximum effectiveness. Proper log management will help you keep your application at its zenith of effectiveness, allowing you to digitally “weather” expected and unexpected operational challenges with greater effectiveness.
Getting The Right People, And Securing Your App
Still, the best tools are useless if you don’t have the personnel to properly utilize them. It can be very difficult to acquire effective personnel in today’s market. You want to hire people who can think critically and make innovative decisions. Good PR and branding will help you obtain a more robust hiring pool, as will providing prospective staff with a clear potential career path.
Benefits can be good, but at the same time, in a market where prospective employees have a sort of “edge” on the hiring process, your best bet may be to price out the competition and put your team members to fullest effective utilization.
Getting the right tools can help enable the productivity of effective people working together in your operation in an innovative way, more securely facilitating your app’s effectiveness over the long-run.
All these things are big challenges in 2019, but they’re not insurmountable. Provided you approach operations with an anticipatory strategy, you’ll be able to overcome such challenges. Get the right people, secure your app, log issues appropriately, and effectively maximize what IoT utility makes the most sense for associated apps.