Mobile application development is one of the trickiest tasks to do. Every aspect of application development and all the events after the launch of an application have a serious bearing on the UX (user experience). The faster development process should always ensure faster deployment of your application as well.
Application deployment after the app launch should be less complicated and it should also be streamlined. The deployment should actually be the easiest step in the entire development process. There are many ways for faster deployment process which evolved over time and this article will be talking about tips that you can follow for the faster deployment process.
1. Automation should be done wherever possible:
Repetitive tasks are best done by using computers that follow a specific path and instructions. This is the reason why automation can help you save your time and effort in the app development process. Firstly, create a script of various commands according to your needs and requirements, then automation will do the deployment process based on the script of commands that you wrote. And every time you need to change something, all you need to do is run the script.
The mobile world has evolved drastically in the past few years that you don’t even require such scripts. You have deployments tools such as Ansible, Jenkins, and Terraform, that are ready to use. In fact, the command scripts can also be managed using version control mechanism. This makes deployment and reverting back to the previous version in just a matter of a click of a button.
2.Continuous Deployment by using Streamlined Testing:
We already use continuous deployment and development that work together. Deploying while developing has many advantages like it saves time and all those complexities that are involved while deployment. Here are a few advantages of continuous deployment while doing Mobile App Testing.
- Deploying concurrently may need small and few specific iterations but it is much simpler to manage and troubleshoot
- Because of continuous deployment, the need for application updates can be more frequent. The benefit of the frequent update is that it keeps the application alive and also makes it more performance driven.
- It also allows users to access newly added features much more quickly
- One more benefit for frequent updates is that it frequently addresses concerns of users and their feedback which ultimately makes the application more trustworthy and more user-friendly.
3. Building the entire app all at once:
One big challenge that is usually faced with faster deployment is that application rebuilding gets difficult. If an application is developed in one go that also packs it’s core elements, then deployment gets much faster and simple. That is why it is recommended for both Android and IOS developer that the application is built all at once and then deploy it.
Even the deployment process for different platforms won’t be difficult when the core package remains as it is. By removing the placeholders and managing the configuration of the application, you can make your application ready for deployment with a lot of ease.
4. Frequent logging problem:
We have experienced that some applications require to log in very frequently and this can cause big distress in the application deployment process and this practice has also been outdated already.
Just by addressing the problem of logging errors, you can make access to the latest version of the application much easier and also the deployment will be much easier and faster.
5. Using the feature flags:
Every developer aims to deploy the updates in the application without being noticed by the user. If you really want smooth deployment and you don’t want new changes to create any limitations and constraints to the user, then you can use feature flags that can be combined with various colors and which also proven to be extremely effective.