Mobile apps are no longer “something nice to have”. For most enterprises, mobile apps are essential for both work and in order to provide the level of customer service that people have come to demand. That means that whether you’re in insurance, banking, retail, marketing, or auto manufacturing, you also have to be one of those app development companies that develop, deploy, and service mobile apps.
Netflix is the leading Internet-based television network worldwide, with over 69 million members watching over 100 million hours of TV per day. With all of those customers relying on Netflix to provide a steady video stream, the recent outage that Netflix experienced could have had a devastating effect. Fortunately, Netflix relies on a cloud-based platform that allowed them to get their site up and running quickly, so their customers remained relatively unaffected by the outage.
The development process is long and arduous. Everyone just wants to launch, already! In order to meet deadlines and keep the project on track, app developers come up with a few hacks here and a few work-arounds there — it’s no big deal, right? You’ll fix it later. The problem is, later never quite rolls around. A year or two from now, when your app crashes and burns, you’ll likely look everywhere for a solution. Did you mess up the concept? Was it too early for your great idea? Did marketing screw something up? The reality is, it’s nothing this dramatic. Likely, you just let your technical debt get out of control.