How Microservices are Transforming the Mobile App Development?


Mobile Apps are an essential part of marketing these days, as it includes a major part of building strong customer relations and a successful business. But, the development of mobile apps is not just limited to the impressive design and frequent updating. Businesses are continuously implementing the latest technologies and development tools to deliver improved solutions to stay ahead in the market. One of the latest approaches in mobile app development for boosting the development process is the integration of “Microservices”. It allows the development teams to own the entire project development cycle by offering much-required flexibility in mobile app development. Moreover, it provides speed, promptness, and innovation to your business applications.

What are Microservices?

Microservices are service-oriented approaches to software development techniques. Here, the large applications are fragmented into loosely coupled smaller services. Each microservice focuses on different business operations. These microservices can be independently deployed, modified, and redeployed without hampering the app’s originality. The loosely coupled smaller services results in faster development processes. Besides, the failure of one component does not effects the overall functionality of the app, as each of the microservice is a distinct unit within the software development projects.

“According to the research of RedHat, 69% of clients prefer microservices technique for both new projects and existing app development processes.”

How Microservices vary from Traditional Development Practices?

In the conventional app development structure, all the components of the code are designed as a single unit in which all the components were interconnected and independent. Even performing a small modification was difficult as it ended up modifying the entire stack. Moving to a new tech stack or validating a new framework required rewriting of the entire code which was time and energy consuming for developers. On the contrary, microservices architecture divides the services that run as individual processes and are interconnected with each other through APIs. Moreover, any updates or modifications can be done on independent services without affecting the entire application.

Benefits of Microservices in Mobile App Development

Increased Productivity and Agility

The team agility and iteration cycles are enhanced with the integration of microservices. They are built, deployed and tested individually of other components in the systems. With this, developers have the flexibility of using the language and the framework best suitable according to the functionality which is being developed and discard the number of codes to be written.

Improved Speed and Scalability

During runtime, the scaling of diverse microservices components happens individually accelerating the productive resource utilization. Moreover, microservices offer quick speed for mobile app development followed by the on-demand scalability. The microservices can easily use the flexibility of the cloud-native environment and guarantees a highly responsive app as per the market requirements.

Constant Deployment

With the integration of microservices, the cross-functional teams started handling the entire lifecycle of the mobile app in a continuous delivery model. The QA Testers, Developers, and Operational Unit working together as a team on the Development, Testing, individual services and debugging also occurs in continuous iterations. This results in a continuous development cycle where code is steadily written, tested and deployed providing relevant feedback.

Growth Strength of Cross-Functional Teams

Microservices eases the app development process for software developers as they can operate individually resulting in quick decision making. Similarly, the cross-functional teams include individuals who take up more rapid decisions. Operating in small and compact teams provides a more responsive technical determination to the individuals that increases the productivity of cross-functional teams.

The Adaptability of Using Technologies

Since each developed microservice can be written using diverse technologies, therefore the development team can freely choose the tech stack that would be most suitable for certain services. These unique services are composed in various programming languages hence, they can easily coexist, new components can be added continuously, and scaling can be done at every individual level.

Final Thoughts

Microservices are service-oriented architecture (SOA). The benefit of dividing an application into multiple smaller services is that it improves flexibility & scalability, making the app much easier to develop, test, and understand. The adoption of microservices architecture to business requires immense sensibility and strategies for gaining profits. With the increasing number of microservices in the business, the work of the DevOps team is also increasing. Adopting a DevOps culture, with keen monitoring is considered critical for a successful transfer to the microservices architecture. Industries are now overcoming the barriers and leveraging the benefits of Microservice in the mobile app development and the above-mentioned benefits are some of the advancements of it.

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