Upgrading legacy mobile applications and devices is always a challenge for organizations with large firstline workforces. Key trends - such as the shift from Windows-based to Android rugged device operating systems, as well as the need to update antiquated application user experience - are ratcheting up the pressure to migrate to new devices and applications. As you start thinking about migrating these devices, what do you need to consider to ensure a smooth transition?
This article will explore what you need to think about prior to transitioning your team will be using their devices on the job sooner and more effectively.
Evaluating your app
You will need to rethink the design of the app itself, specifically:
- UX/UI - An operating system and device change will naturally change the overall user experience. Core aspects of the app user interface will need to be changed as well.
- Features - Are additional new features needed in the application and how will they work on the new device?
- Functionality - How does the application work? How will a user interact with it? Does all the functionality from the original app work seamlessly on the new device?