Mastering mobile app challenges: A deep dive into Zitec's expert app rewriting guidance across the Food Delivery and Media sectors

Witness Zitec's expert advice unfold: 2 companies, 2 industries, numerous bugs, UX/UI challenges, and legacy hurdles - all met with 1 transformative solution: mobile app rewriting.
Mastering mobile app challenges: A deep dive into Zitec's expert app rewriting guidance across the Food Delivery and Media sectors

Outdated mobile infrastructure hindering progress and innovation, security risks threatening the integrity of sensitive data, staffing issues and low app development velocity leaving businesses in a perpetual struggle to maintain expertise and momentum - these are just few of the challenges that can break a business’ digital presence. So, organizations need to realize that revolutionary mobile solutions are the linchpin to staying resilient. Amidst this dynamic landscape, what’s your strategy to deal with these issues? 

With an extensive experience of over 13 years in mobile app development, our mobile experts at Zitec have discerned that app rewriting isn't just transformative; it’s an unequivocal strategy for retaining a competitive edge. From rejuvenating outdated mobile applications and overcoming bug-related hurdles to the need for seamless user experiences and continuous development, app rewriting sets the stage for a future where flexibility and innovation elevate mobile app experience to unprecedented heights in every niche. 

While in our prior exploration of app rewriting's transformative power, we unearthed its myriad benefits, in the chapters that follow, we invite you to discover the intricacies of the core challenges faced by leading industry players across diverse markets. In addition, this exploration offers Zitec’s mobile specialists the perfect ground to put into practice its knowledge and guidance regarding the best solution identified for each case: app rewriting.



Transformative app experiences in Media & Entertainment: Reshaping customers’ content consumption and interaction

In the media and entertainment context, it's unsurprising that the pursuit of agile methods to stay current with the technological curve across all channels to cater to consumer preferences has become a necessity. However, are you aware of the significant challenges that may arise while adapting to emerging technologies and developing engaging mobile interfaces? 

With over 1 million iOS and Android mobile app downloads from both the App store and Google Play, one of the most watched free-to-air television networks operating in Romania, found itself at the crossroads of these issues. The need was straightforward: an innovative solution to overhaul its mobile interface and ensure alignment with technological advancements while retaining and engaging audiences effectively.

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Pain Point 1: Balancing the act of maintenance and mobile development skill shortage

The company faced a dual challenge: compatibility issues due to an outdated programming language (the Android version was written in Java) and legacy frameworks like UIKit for iOS and XML for Android. The demand for continuous support and maintenance became a pressing concern, especially due to the reluctance to work with outdated technologies. This led to another issue: the business’ shortage of skilled developers that hindered any attempts at resolving the struggle.

Pain Point 2: Adoption of modern UI technologies

In addition, this media and entertainment network faced a crucial juncture upon realizing its consumers’ need for sleeker designs and seamless user interactions. Integrating new design paradigms while retaining the familiarity for existing users is always a delicate challenge for any business. Thus, the introduction of a new design version necessitated a complete overhaul of the company’s mobile interface, which presented a formidable task with high impact under the old application they had. 

Zitec's advice: Rethinking the right path forward with app rewriting

Considering the necessity to embrace cutting-edge UI technologies that harmonize with the latest design trends and user expectations, as well as the urgency to bring to date the app’s outdated tech, Zitec’s mobile team proposes app rewriting as the ideal solution. 

The reason behind this suggestion is the fact that app rewriting facilitates the implementation of a new technology. Adopting SwiftUI for iOS offers a more intuitive and dynamic way to create interfaces. Similarly, on the Android platform, integrating JetPack Compose represents a leap forward, and it enables the company to craft immersive and responsive user experiences. This significantly reduces the ramp-up time for the development, production, and commercialization processes. 

Thus, we ensure that the application remains contemporary, engaging, and user-friendly. By choosing this approach, the company’s challenges are effectively addressed. The strategic blend between specific programming skills and the right mobile tech can attain the requirements of the modern user and ensure a competitive edge in the market.


Transforming the dining experience in Food Delivery with app rewriting

In the vibrant landscape of food delivery, where eCommerce experiences and app-based ordering meet tech advancements, just serving a frictionless checkout process is not enough anymore. In order to thrive, crafting a delightful experience that resonates with the essence of the brand and the growing customer expectations is primordial. And this was exactly what one of the biggest restaurant chains with over 25,000 outlets in 147 countries and territories in the world seeked for. 

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Pain Point 1: No control over the source code

Our food delivery retailer was bound by an application developed within the confines of its business group. This mobile app, while functional, was inaccessible, preventing them from making crucial updates or improvements, because they lacked access to the source code. This lack of control severely hampered the company's ability to respond to market demands effectively, also hindering campaigns and promotional efforts within the mobile app. 

Pain Point 2: Aligning with brand vision through UX/UI evolution

Aligning the mobile application with the broader branding directions of the other digital resources is no easy endeavor. The food delivery retailer needed to ensure that the app functioned seamlessly and also mirrored the brand's essence, creating a unified experience across all touchpoints. 

Zitec's advice: Charting the right path forward with app rewriting mastery

In our opinion, for this case in particular, rewriting the app using Flutter is the best solution to offer more customer value because it brings strategic advantages for the client. Being more cost effective, Flutter ensures a streamlined development process, boosting development velocity. This approach allows the retailers to balance the demands of continuous support, maintenance, development, and UX/UI design, scaling their digital presence in the competitive market.

Overcoming challenges while empowering your digital transformation

App rewriting emerges as a transformative catalyst, reshaping businesses and industries. Standing as a beacon of innovation and adaptability, the advantages of app rewriting are not just confined to streamlining processes and reducing bugs; it serves as a powerful solution to the multifaceted challenges faced by businesses in mobile applications today. 

It is our belief that by addressing critical issues such as outdated interfaces, low performance, and persistent bugs, app rewriting revitalizes applications, setting the stage for user experience transformation. The transformations that we have seen within our clients’ businesses have shown us that this solution is not merely about rewriting lines of code; it's about rewriting narratives of success. 

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