Mobile Apps are the latest talk of the town. With the grown influence of digitalization, the dependency on mobile apps have gone onto another level and there is no looking back for sure. Relating to this every mobile application development company is busy in trying every new idea for app development that can help them to be in the market.
Apart from the impact of digitalization, the increased time spent by the users on their smartphones is another reason why the demand of mobile apps has gone up. To meet the demand of the apps and to retain the users, even the big brands are now moving into app development accompanied by the startups and small businesses.
Having so many advantages related to it, mobile apps have become everyone’s choice and all are investing themselves in app development. As a result of the same, all the companies are coming up with unique ideas for development and are trying to add every possible feature that can make them different than the others. Along with the various features that make an app a success, the security of the app is also a big question to be concerned about. Mobile app developers along with adding so many functionalities in the app that makes it unique, are also on their toes when it comes to testing the app. Thus, the security of the app really matters be it to retain the users, for attracting the audience or to be sure of the app’s performance.
We bring to you some of the ways to secure your mobile apps so that it may always be up to the mark.
- Make the Code Secure: You must have invested a lot of your brains in coding for your app but this is the first thing that the hackers will try to violate. Hence it is important to secure the code of your app so that the hackers may get a hard time to manipulate it and change it in any malicious code. The same can be leaked to your competitors who are into the same process.
- Authentication: This is much needed when you are dealing with sensitive information be it of the users or of your app. if any request for any access has been made make sure to check it to be sure about it. In a case of any unauthentic request, it should immediately be dealt with and should be blocked or should be taken care of. This way you can even confirm that a genuine user is accessing your app and it is under no threat.
- Encrypting the Data: If you have developed an app that requires user’s personal and sensitive information like bank account details, etc. make sure that the data they enter is in the encrypted form. The data of the users can be hacked easily if not taken care properly from even the cloud on which you are storing it. So, to protect it make use of OTP, security questions, data encryption, etc.
- Inform the Users: Your users are valuable to you and you don’t want to lose them. Thus, to make the users your permanent clients be a good service provider. If by any chance there is any change in the login detail or device of your users make this your first priority to inform them about it. Users will love to be sure that they are under secure eyes and they are being well protected by you.
Having a secure mobile app will keep your users confident that their information is in the right hand and they have made the right decision to choose your app for their need. Hence, if you want to secure your users, don’t wait for any magic to happen but make your own app a magic by securing it.
Sakshi Buttan is currently managing social media at ChromeInfotech, one of the leading cross platform mobile app development company. Being new in the world of writing, she is still finding her ways around. When not scrolling around tech news, you can find her with her earphones on with Enrique.