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5 Challenges Faced by Developers and Testers Building Digital Health Apps and Technologies

May 11, 2023 | 42Gears Team

Developers and QA professionals involved in building digital health technologies such as clinical trial software require the resources that allow them to develop and test their apps at scale while ensuring security. This article lists five challenges that they regularly face:

1. Device Fragmentation: There are a vast number of different mobile devices available on the market, each with their own unique hardware, software, and operating system configurations. This can make it difficult for developers and testers to ensure that their applications work correctly across all relevant devices. Additionally, new devices are constantly being released, which adds to the challenge.

2. Security and Compliance: Digital healthcare or clinical trial solution companies handle sensitive patient data that must be kept secure and in compliance with regulations such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). Developers and testers need to ensure that their applications meet these requirements while still delivering the necessary functionality.

3. Testing Environment: Creating a testing environment that accurately simulates real-world usage can be difficult. Developers and testers need to ensure that their applications can handle different network conditions, such as poor connectivity or high latency. Additionally, they need to test their applications across multiple device types, screen sizes, and operating systems.

4. Collaboration: Collaboration can be challenging when team members are distributed across different locations and time zones. Developers and testers need to be able to communicate effectively and efficiently, share code and resources, and coordinate their work across multiple projects and teams.

5. Time and Budget Constraints: Clinical trial solution companies often operate under tight deadlines and limited budgets. Developers and testers need to ensure that they can deliver high-quality applications within these constraints.

The solution to the above challenges is to use the AstroFarm-Private Device Farm solution.

Having a private mobile device farm can help address many of these challenges for developers and testers. By providing access to a wide range of devices on a private device farm, developers and testers can ensure that their applications work correctly across all relevant devices. A private mobile device farm can also provide a secure and compliant environment for testing, with the ability to easily wipe devices clean after use. Additionally, a private mobile device farm can offer a centralized location for all necessary devices, making it easier for distributed teams to collaborate effectively. Finally, a private mobile device farm can offer a cost-effective way to manage a large number of devices for testing, helping to meet time and budget constraints.

Interested in knowing how AstroFarm can transform the way your team develops and tests their healthcare mobile apps? Request a demo.

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