Mobile App Ecosystem and CI/CD platforms

Posted on Apr 18, 2022

Last year, Google, who heads up Android & Apple who heads up iTunes announced that their app stores had over 2.5 million & 2.8 million apps individually. 


These numbers demonstrate how big these ecosystems are. However, to a newcomer who wants to create an application these numbers are alarming.


With more than 5 million apps available in public app stores, competition for user engagement has become fierce. With constant upgrades in technology users expect constant updates and seamless experience in the apps they are using.


For a successful mobile app, it should offer users exceptional experience. However, creating exceptional mobile experiences is far easier said than done. Exceptional experiences do not require expensive UI/UX experts, or fancy tools. Rather, they are the result of a continuous integration and continuous deployment of the project. Below are the steps that can help teams deploy a successful app:


  1. Setup a robust development practises: Try writing some code, check how well it is working. 


  1. Setup CI/CD pipeline: Continuous integration (CI) & Continuous deployment (CD) are software development practices born out of the DevOps movement. They make the process of building, testing and releasing apps efficient which helps to distribute apps to users more quickly than traditional methods. 


  1. Launch your app in stages: Shipping app doesn’t take time. Plan your milestones and launch them in stages.


  1. Genuine Feedbacks: Feedbacks and reviews are important, take them seriously and work on them.


The steps above, when used can help teams drive towards a successful mobile app.


For setting up a CI/CD pipeline users can use #BuildPan which is a CI/CD automation tool helping users successfully deploy their apps faster then the traditional methods.


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