In the ever-changing world of technology, it is imperative for your business to adopt the newest and latest technologies to optimize the user experience. Modernizing your application reduces IT infrastructure cost and allows the user to take advantage of the latest features, enhancing user experience.
Modernization makes your application more agile and efficient that helps you stay ahead of the competition. There are numerous ways to modernize your legacy apps. Some holistic strategies and approach can help you address the critical challenges faced at the time of updating legacy applications.
Key challenges faced while modernizing a legacy system:
Lack of Application Knowledge
Platform associated with the legacy application is an outdated one with full of complexities. It requires the creation of new application code to revamp the entire application. The programmer might lack the necessary technical skill needed to migrate the data to the most recent platform.
Eradicating Legacy Barriers
Legacy applications were designed to meet specific requirements to work on a particular platform. Whereas, recent (modern) applications are developed for multiple devices, platforms, and browsers. The legacy applications are closed and inflexible in nature, which results in incompatibility issues with the most commonly used mobile, web, and APIs. The approach must recognize and eliminate such legacy barriers to modernize the existing applications.
High Cost and Time-Consuming
Modernization of a complex legacy application can prove to be time-consuming as it involves multiple steps. Also, unknown dependencies of complex legacy architecture include updated licenses, hardware, implementation, and data migration costs.
One of the significant challenges is to integrate modern tools into existing legacy technologies rather than creating an entirely new platform. It requires a substantial amount of custom code to be able to run with the latest gadgets.
How Xamarin Addresses Application Modernization Issues?
There is a high demand for mobile apps that are available across major platforms. Implementation of different languages to code for Android, iOS, and Windows platform could be a cumbersome process. Xamarin helps build native cross-platform applications, which provides more than 75% shared code across iOS, Android, and Windows platforms. For instance,
developing android apps using Xamarin makes it ready-to-use shared system for iOS and Windows platform.
Apart from modernizing existing legacy application, Xamarin helps you extend your operation over mobility platform. It offers transparent and secure integration with legacy systems such as ERPs, CRMs, and more.
Enterprises often plan to release new versions of mobile apps to meet the trending technology. Xamarin provides a unique feature of SDK integration, which automatically updates new features.
However, Microsoft’s Xamarin as a development platform offers secure, reliable, scalable, and cost-efficient implementation framework to build apps across Android, iOS, and Windows.