Development of Mobile Applications in Regional Companies - Status Quo and Best Practices

Tim A. Majchrzak, Henning Heitkötter

Abstract

Within a few years, smartphones and tablet computers have spread dramatically. While their hardware has become more powerful, the versatility of devices is driven by applications for them. These so-called apps are increasingly developed for business purposes. We wanted to find out whether apps are interesting for all businesses, how they think apps can be useful for them, in which way they consider to use them, and what kinds of challenges and problems they see. Therefore, we worked with local companies and conducted interviews. By analysing the transcripts we got detailed insights of the practial relevance of using apps. We present the status quo of app development by local companies, highlight early best practices described by them, and discuss our findings. Thereby, we raise topics for future research.

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Majchrzak T. and Heitkötter H. (2013). Development of Mobile Applications in Regional Companies - Status Quo and Best Practices . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8565-54-9, pages 335-346. DOI: 10.5220/0004359303350346


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@conference{webist13,
author={Tim A. Majchrzak and Henning Heitkötter},
title={Development of Mobile Applications in Regional Companies - Status Quo and Best Practices},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2013},
pages={335-346},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004359303350346},
isbn={978-989-8565-54-9},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - Development of Mobile Applications in Regional Companies - Status Quo and Best Practices
SN - 978-989-8565-54-9
AU - Majchrzak T.
AU - Heitkötter H.
PY - 2013
SP - 335
EP - 346
DO - 10.5220/0004359303350346