JourneyApps maximizes the agility of custom app development for industrial companies, with five unique features that make adapting digital solutions faster, easier, less expensive, and lower risk than any other app platform.
Learn how to recognize when other platforms fall short — and how JourneyApps is built to achieve optimal agility.
Many app platforms require you to manually build or combine numerous complex disparate pieces of technology to deliver a whole solution — A fully-fledged custom app that meets business needs. This results in apps are highly intricate and brittle — and therefore changing them is high-risk and costly.
JourneyApps features a vertically integrated full stack with a universal data model for each application. Everything seen on the left side of the below picture is provisioned instantly when you create an app on JourneyApps and define its universal data model. In addition, all your apps run on a common architecture, cloud infrastructure and security model — there is no risk that your team will get bogged down with supporting variations of different setups and architectures when multiple apps are deployed across the organization.
Results: Get a full stack app deployed in minutes and adapt over time at a significantly lower cost of change.
Many app platforms on the market have very weak data handling capabilities, which impairs agility significantly. The data models are often inflexible, offline data synchronization is impossible or extremely limited, and security features are lacking. These drawbacks make it difficult to iterate fast enough to keep a leading edge on your competitors.
JourneyApps’ data architecture is designed for data flexibility, data integrity, security, and regulatory compliance. Our universal relational data model makes it trivial to automatically sync relational data across user devices (with no-compromise support for offline use of apps) and our cloud backend.
Furthermore, our SQL Data Pipelines feature allows you to synchronize data from the dynamic and flexible JourneyApps cloud backend to a structured SQL data warehouse, to easily build reports in your BI system.
Lastly, the EU GDPR compliance tools and first-class security features in the platform means you gain all this power while still retaining ease of security and compliance.
Results: Your team gets significant leverage with data handling and is not bogged down with the vast complexity of things like offline data synchronization, or how to balance data flexibility with structured data reporting.
Most custom app development platforms present a frustrating dilemma: They’re either fast but too limited in their capabilities, or very powerful but too complex and slow — and both have big pitfalls. “No code” platforms marketed as easy-to-build-apps usually run into customizability limitations quickly, or bog down the user with enormous complexity that’s no better writing code. Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) has the allure of reducing complexity at the start of a project, but quickly reveals its limits as projects mature.
Alternatively, most platforms which involve writing code and allow deep customization, require longer app development times and result in much more technical complexity — which means apps break more easily. Neither option presents a platform that will ultimately serve its purpose: Quickly creating adaptable solutions without compromising on power.
JourneyApps also has features such as automatic 4-way data binding, an object relational model directly integrated into the high-level scripting, and automatic UI components that provide developers with significant leverage — increasing the productivity and agility of app development significantly.
Results: Quickly deploy customized apps that can match and accelerate the pace of your organization’s innovation.
Too many platforms make it difficult to deploy app updates to users. Their deployment processes may have bottlenecks in areas such as data migrations, server-side code and scaling of cloud infrastructure, or they may require new app builds to be sent through a Mobile Device Management (MDM) system in order to be shipped to users.
JourneyApps removes deployment roadblocks with cutting edge DevOps tools such as over-the-air updates, zero schema migrations, automatic elastic scaling of cloud infrastructure, and proactive performance alerting.
JourneyApps also leverages cloud functions to enable rapid, one-click development of serverless backend functionality in the cloud — a major DevOps advantage.
Results: Leverage a set of powerful DevOps features to ship updates to users with one click.
The complexity of brokering APIs, security architecture, and maintenance requirements are just a few elements of why many app platforms make integration cumbersome.
Many platforms try to offer pre-built, but severely limiting integration plugins, which doesn’t solve the problem either. These limitations may result in a solution being abandoned in favor of from-scratch solutions that are easier to integrate.
Even if you don’t have web service APIs available, we’ll use a Robotic Process Automation-based integration to connect your system UI with your JourneyApps solution.
Results: Custom integrations that do not result in runaway costs and complexity, or implementation failure.
Ready to see how JourneyApps delivers superior agility in custom digital solutions? Get in touch with us.