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One Complex App VS Multiple Micro Apps | Mobile App Development

Enterprise mobile applications, with offline capabilities, voice commands and augmented reality features, are the fad in the Enterprise software market. Enterprises implementing mobility either buy or build apps. One common dilemma all the mobile architects and strategists have is, whether to build one complex app or multiple micro apps to access work flows. Let’s dig deeper and analyze them in detail.

Complex Apps

Enterprises developing complex apps plan to have all the features available in one app. Employees don’t need to juggle around several apps to perform mobile transactions. However, app development is longer, and a single bug can hinder all the mobile transactions. Because complex apps are larger in size and have multiple features and use cases and involve multiple clicks to perform a particular task, these apps are not easy to use and are not recommended for heavy or regular use.

Complexity leads to app abandonment

Despite the potential benefits of enterprise mobile apps to transform the work experience, many mobile apps are abandoned if they are too complex or cumbersome to use. Some common reasons listed by DigitalistMag are:

  • Too hard or confusing to use (26% of users face this problem)
  • Lack the necessary functionality (22%)
  • Back-end data is not properly accessible (16%)

Thus, when enterprise apps are too complex, people don’t want to use them. Understanding the problems of mobile app users, architects and strategists have come up with micro apps that are simple to use & easy to develop.

Micro Apps

Micro apps allow users to have specific applications for specific use cases. Micro app development starts with a question – “What is the need for this app?”. Applications are easy to develop & use. Bug in one app doesn’t effect the other. Users can have only those features needed to be performed, resulting in faster transaction times & productivity improvements.

Some common needs architects have about developing micro apps is where to start & how many number of apps to be developed. Enterprise mobile strategy comes into rescue and helps prioritize application development by evaluating the workflows & calculating ROI.


Launchpad offers a one place hub to access all your workplace mobile apps. Integrated with features such as Single Sign On & Fingerprint Unlocking, Launchpad simplifies user experience and stops users from searching for apps in the list menu and from logging in every time. Users can personalize the layout of the home page, by grouping & moving apps. Homepage, with badge notifications for each of the app, displays the number of open tasks, offering an overview of tasks to be performed by user.

Micro application development is considered the next big thing in tech landscape. Understanding the advantages of micro apps over complex apps, enterprises are either planning to implement or implementing micro apps for better productivity of employees.

  1. Thanks for elaborating on the difference between complex and micro apps. I was caught when you mentioned that micro application development is considered the next big thing in tech landscape. My uncle is thinking about starting an eCommerce business and he asked me for tips on how to implement technology with the intention of enhancing productivity, and this sounds like a great way to do so. I’ll make sure to forward this to him and start looking for companies that offer this service.

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