19 May 2016

Applications, no matter if we are talking about mobile, web or desktop apps, can be divided in two sections: static apps and real time apps.

Static apps are those who need a certain command in order to refresh and update the content changes whereas real-time apps display changes automatically, as they happen.

Nowadays, the technological focus is on real time apps, as these ones bring clear advantages for both end customers and business owners.

In case of end customers, the main advantages that real time apps bring are related to the easiness of use, the ability to communicate and share real time informations and the fact that they offer great support for security purposes (prevention of natural disaster, home safety etc).

When dealing with a business, the advantages are related, among other things, to cost optimization, better collaboration, accessibility and data security.

How can real time apps offer cost benefits for a business?

They do it by reducing the dependence for IT infrastructure. By using a real time app, employees have the possibility to collaborate and share information using mobile and web apps that can be improved for resource optimization.

Moreover, real time apps facilitate collaboration between employees who are not physically close. As a results, it encourages exchange of ideas and increases innovation through communication.

Real time apps also provide secure access to data, offering less fragmentation of information. Therefore, it becomes simple to implement a BYOD system ( Bring Your Own Device) and make a centralized approach to critical data.

Nevertheless, with real time apps, the speed of access to data will prove a significant advantage for a business. A faster transfer of information will make business processes run smoothly and will increase user engagement.

As mentioned above, real time apps are highly appreciated in the business sector, as well as in the end customer one and this trend is on an ascending path. The key to maximize your results is to choose a platform that will help you develop real-time apps with a minimum resource consumption.

The best way to do this is to build your apps on Meteor, a full stack framework that allows you to create web, mobile and desktop applications.

The main characteristics and advantages of choosing Meteor for your app creation are:

IDE integration

Meteor uses JavaScript universally and it can be used on multiple operating systems, such as OS X, Linux and Windows. At the same time, you have access to multiple tools that can help you develop your app, such as: JetBrains Webstorm, Visual Studio Code, Cloud 9, Atom etc.

Write less code, get better results

Thanks to the JavaScript stack that extends from the database to the end users’ screen, developers are able to accomplish in 10 lines what they would otherwise accomplish in 1000 lines.

This feature drastically cuts later costs of maintenance and changes and, at the same time, it makes the process of integrating new team members on vendors easier.

Build apps for any device

With Meteor, you have the possibility to use the same code whether you’re developing for IOS, Android or desktop. It is a fast responsive framework, meaning that any change in the database is automatically seen on the screen.

Here at ITSG, we understand corporate dynamics and we can provide multiple resources that can support your business process. Concretely, we have industry and technical knowledge that can help your team of developers get familiar to the benefits of Meteor app development. Learn more about our expertise here.

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