Insights | The Importance of Developing a Secure Mobile App With Great UX

The Importance of Developing a Secure Mobile App With Great UX

By Andy Hilliard | November 14, 2014

The_Importance_of_Developing_a_Secure_Mobile_App_With_Great_UXMobile apps are critical to the future of digital businesses, serving as a critical way to showcase services, connect with customers, and generate revenue. However, the key to a good mobile app is an excellent user experience (UX), which is fundamental to ensure consumers use your app and view your business in a positive light.

Here is some information on UX and how to ensure proper security for consumers while they utilize your mobile app.

The Critical Importance of a Good UX

A good user experience (UX) can make or break a mobile app, with many consumers quickly making a determination whether your app is worth using in a matter of minutes if not seconds. From there, the UX needs to consistently deliver value to a consumer and help them better connect with your digital business, whether you’re selling vehicles, processing credit card transactions, or partaking in real estate ventures.

However, not every app can deliver the same UX when it’s provided across multiple platforms. For example, while web apps are easy to implement on mobile devices, they don’t always work well across different platforms, which drives many digital businesses to develop new native apps to serve users. In the process, user’s data can become compromised, which can significantly damage a UX and lead to a failed app.

Protecting Data Breaches While Improving the Customer Experience

While making apps that connect with users that utilize sensitive data, it’s important that security is maintained. However, unwieldy and unnecessary security can harm the UX. As a result, it’s important to balance security while still keeping the UX intact. This is a significant challenge going forward, but serious software companies are ensuring that security is designed to no longer subtract from the consumer’s UX.

Implementing Security that Protects the App to the Backend API

Thankfully, there are options for incorporating security into mobile apps seamlessly. Designing and utilizing a proper Application Programming Interface (API) is essential to connect data to the application being used without compromising security. With the integration of cloud platforms, connection across multiple devices, and malicious attacks such as SQL injections, there are plenty of potential for security breaches.

Companies need to ensure that for every external API, there is security for every layer of the API structure to reduce risks to consumers. However, security should not stop there, and it also needs to be extended to the backend API structure, something companies often miss.

Companies are increasingly turning to outsourced programmers that specialize in mobile development and mobile security integration  to ensure that these security layers are integrated properly, on time, and within budget. The right outsourced programmer will have the experience building external and backend API security structures that will keep user data safe while still ensuring the UX remains flawless.

Accelerance has a number of certified partners that specialize in building secure and excellent API while keeping your UX intact. Our developers know what it takes to make an excellent mobile app, helping complete projects on time and drive your digital business forward.


Interested in reading more?

More from Accelerance

April 6, 2021

It’s Prime Time for Software Product Management: Are You Ready?

Product management has been getting a promotion in the world of software development. While the increasing pace of digital transformation ensured skilled software product managers were in high demand...

February 22, 2021

FOLLOW THE SUN: Why Asia has the edge for low-cost, high-delivery software outsourcing

Countries with rapidly developing technology sectors such as Vietnam and Bangladesh, and emerging software outsourcing industries in Malaysia and Thailand offer some great opportunities for Western...

February 19, 2021

Spotlight on Bangladesh: Liberation Inspires an Emerging Software Development Industry

One of the most densely populated cities in the world, Dhaka – the capital of Bangladesh – is home to more than half a million rickshaws. Uber and other taxi services are just as easy to find; it’s...


December 3, 2020

2021 Software Outsourcing Due Diligence Guide

Learn About the Key Advantages to Outsourcing in Eastern & Central Europe:

September 25, 2020

Guide to Outsourcing in Eastern & Central Europe

Learn About the Key Advantages to Outsourcing in Eastern & Central Europe:

How can we help you succeed?

We make outsourcing successful with innovative partner selection services and tailor-made consulting solutions to ensure your desired outcomes.

Let’s Get Started