Q&A with Evolyst

App development and Project management

Q) What’s happening in the world of app development?

More time and resources are being used on mobile app development than ever before and it’s predicted that mobile app development will grow at least five times faster than internal IT organisations' capacity to deliver them.


Q) What must app developers focus on to be successful in the current market?

App developers must roll out new applications quickly but they must also be highly reliable and of a high quality; data should also be secured correctly across devices, networks and clouds.


Q) What about Healthcare specific standards?

Health apps (especially health and wellness) are exploding but no-one has completely nailed down the BSI quality criteria code as of yet.


Q) So what actually makes a quality app?

It must be functional, and have a slick, easy-to-use interface, as well as work flawlessly in both good and bad network situations. Security is paramount for apps, so companies should be trustworthy with data when developing an app.


Q) What should you know about app development companies that you might not already know?

Apps are now rolled out at an incredible pace and this is the new normal. Apps need to be fixed and updated every few weeks, so it’s a never ending cycle (see the Agile life cycle).


Q) What is the most effective method for software development?

Evolyst apply the Agile methodology in all of its software development projects. It allows for better-quality products, faster speed to market and greater flexibility, as well as being more enjoyable!


Q) So what exactly is Agile, and why does Evolyst stick by it?

Agile rates;

  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools.
  • Working software over comprehensive documentation.
  • Customer collaboration over contract negotiation.
  • Responding to change over following a plan.

Evolyst see Agile as the way forward within software development and as the best method to develop better products for clients.


What type of project management for software development does Evolyst use?

Evolyst use the Scrum framework for project management as it allows for incremental practices, helping us deliver better quality working software at a more frequent pace.


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