No developer sets out to write a crappy app or application, but yet they continue to be deployed…and rather too often in a lot of opinions and based on the evidence available. When one looks at the vast array of mature tools available, particularly those that focus on improving the development environment and process and enabling and supporting greater collaboration across the team, one wonders how an app or application that doesn’t deliver on expectations can still find its way out.
Of course things are rarely that black or white and there are a lot more reasons as to why an application or App can turn out to be poor. But , with all the focus in the market today as to the new types of apps and applications available to both consumers and the workforce, whether they be delivered through mobile devices or incorporate social media it still remains necessary to remind all what actually makes an application good or bad.
In this rather risqué titled podcast discussion we address the fact that given all the tooling and technology advances and the design guidance available whether there is now a case for locking up developers for producing bad apps and applications? More importantly is there a case for reforming the warranty and liability clauses when purchasing or accepting software apps.
Over the course of our discussion we look to understand just what makes an app or application crap or bad in today’s climate and what can and should be done by development organisations and their business paymasters. We will aim to identify important considerations for improving the prospects of a good App being delivered.
The points discussed in the podcast are as follows:
- What makes an App/Application ‘crappy’ in today’s environment?
- Why are ‘crappy’ Apps still being developed?
- What can be done to prevent a ‘crappy’ Application?
- Who needs to get on side?
- What’s in it for the business?
Bola Rotibi, Research Director at Creative Intellect is joined by four guests with diverse perspectives on App development:
- Clive Howard, co founder of the Howard Baines, the complete user experience consultancy
- Mike Jones, a Technologist and enabler now working as technical consultant at Pixadecimal
- Yiannis Pavlosogolou, IT Security Specialist for UBS
- Dale Vile, Research Director and founder of Industry Analyst firm FreeForm Dynamics.