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Bringing blockchain to mobile

How can blockchain technology prove beneficial for mobile app development?

Harikrishna Kundariya
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To understand the finer aspects of how blockchain technology can be used to develop mobile applications, we first need to understand the benefits that it can bring to mobile app development. In this article, Harikrishna Kundariya dives into how blockchain technology can be utilized to make mobile apps more reliable and secure.

Blockchain technology has recently been termed as one of the most dynamic and secure technologies built this century.

Not only does it support a wide array of functionality and applications, but it also takes security and automation to a whole new level of innovation.

Keeping these pointers in mind, it is easy to realize the fact that this technology can get used in critical industries such as mobile app development. But developers have not yet warmed up to this fact.

Thus in today’s article, we will delve deeper into understanding how this technology can prove to be beneficial in mobile app development. Let’s begin!

Blockchain and mobile app development

To understand the finer aspects of how blockchain technology can be used to develop mobile applications, we first need to understand the benefits that it can bring to mobile app development.

Reliability

If you have heard about blockchain previously, you are well aware of the fact that it is one of the most reliable technologies currently in development.

Blockchain technology builds on strong foundations and is robust and resilient. This can heavily contribute to enhance the reliability of mobile app development.

Not only will the implementation of blockchain technology make mobile applications more reliable and resilient, but they will also further prevent frequent crashes and collapses, both of which are common complaints against mobile apps currently in development.

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In the blockchain, data is not stored as a single entity but instead divided into smaller pieces and stored at separate locations, making the entire process more secure and reliable.

Along with this, the risk of a hack or any unwanted entry gets severely minimized thanks to the fact that all the data is not stored in one place, but rather divided across multiple locales.

     
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Ease of use

When using a new technology, the first aspect that comes to mind for many people is its ease of use. For a relatively new technology in the market, blockchain has the upper hand when it comes to ease of use.

The technology comes with an inbuilt environment to develop applications and offers easily customizable and programmable features, which are both cost-effective and highly efficient at the same time.

All of these features and many more, make the blockchain environment an easy one to use when it comes to mobile app development.

Open source

Unlike most other technologies globally available today that are strictly controlled by companies and organizations, blockchain is an entirely open source development platform that allows developers and creators to enjoy a lot of freedom and creativity.

One of the most significant advantages of the platform is open source is the fact that developers can employ the latest technologies to bring about new and updated changes, release them in minimal turnaround time, all the while keeping the entire process cost-effective and highly efficient.

Being open-source also encourages the fact that anyone and everyone with substantial coding knowledge and expertise can contribute to the development of the platform, thus making the process much faster as compared to technologies already in existence.

Transparency

One of the biggest problems faced by developers globally in regards to development environments already in the market is the fact that organizations heavily regulate most of them and thus lack substantial transparency in development.

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If there is a lack of transparency, it becomes difficult for any developer to execute a task correctly and thus develop an idea to fruition.

On the other hand, one of the critical pillars of blockchain technology is transparency in its operations.

Being open source and transparent means that anyone who is part of the network can quickly and efficiently track all its operations, changes, and data in real-time. Thus, it has access to a vast amount of data assets.

The digital ledger present in the blockchain ecosystem collects, tracks, and records every transaction happening in the ecosystem and thus makes it easy for anyone to conduct an audit. It additionally increases the ability to reach milestones effectively and on time.

Conclusion

To conclude, it can be well understood from these pointers that the implementation of the blockchain ecosystem in mobile app development can prove to be vastly beneficial. Keeping all the above tips in mind, any developer can effectively make use of the ecosystem to develop applications that are efficient, cost-effective, and highly dynamic for generations to come.

References:

  1. https://www.cioreview.com/news/how-mobile-app-developers-can-benefit-from-blockchain-technology-nid-28060-cid-176.html
  2. https://www.mindinventory.com/blog/blockchain-worthy-asset-for-app-developers/
  3. https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-use-of-blockchain-for-mobile-app-developers
Author

Harikrishna Kundariya

Harikrishna Kundariya, a marketer, developer, IoT, ChatBot & Blockchain savvy, designer, co-founder, Director of eSparkBiz Technologies, a Mobile Application Development Company. His 8+ experience enables him to provide digital solutions to new start-ups based on IoT and ChatBot. You can also connect with him on Twitter.


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