What to Do? – Write The Code From Scratch or Re-write It?

What to Do? – Write The Code From Scratch or Re-write It?

Have you’ve already developed the code for iOS and want to create branch out to Android for the next version of your app? –  Most developers agree that rewriting the code from scratch can present you with more work than is actually required.  Transliterate one language into the other hasn’t proved to be time efficient always but sometimes. Let’s take a look at both the sides of the coin –Write the Code from Scratch or Re-write?

Write The Code From Scratch or Re-write It?

Here’re a few reasons that justify Writing the Code from scratch:

1) Needed changes can’t be made by using the existing code base.

2) It’s difficult to get the existing code to compile, or we can’t even find the existing code.

3) It becomes difficult for developers to figure out how it works.

4) Its architecture or underlying infrastructure changes gradually and dramatically.

5) Sometimes, it becomes so bug-ridden to the requirements that it is completely worthless.

6) It can prove to be good for just doing it for fun or to exercise our development skills.

7) Intellectual Property or licensing challenges make it compulsory to stop using someone else’s code.

8) When the problem becomes too complex for the original language.

9) When developers are uncomfortable to take the responsibility for the existing code base.

Here’re a few reasons that justify avoiding Writing the Code from Scratch:

1)  Today nobody knows that what all features are of the Legacy Code, or what requirements it is supposed to fulfill.

2) And, no tests are available to justify that the new code is functionally equivalent to Legacy Code.

3) If we can use the existing code then there are many more important things we can do apart from just re-writing the code that already works. As Re-writing the code will not Re-invent the Wheel.

4) Avoid re-writing the code because, usually it takes longer than expected and usually re-writes often do, which result into customers moving to other products/vendors.

5) We also do have the option to re-write the code a bit at a time rather than writing it from the scratch.

6) And, of course, we can’t guarantee that the new team will do a better job than the original team did.

Whether to write the code from scratch or re-write the code, it all depends on the requirements. Here at Parangat, our team does both they re-write the code and write the code – everything depends on the project requirements. We work with our clients to deliver robust, high-performance and award-winning web and mobile solutions and services. Whether you need a web or mobility solutions, our dedicated team of web and mobility experts, who come up with deep industry knowledge and passion for technology help you make your vision a reality. Our methodologies and industry expertise in web and mobile space enable us become the top web and mobile development agency and help brands gain excellence, increase efficiency and maximize profit.

Our expertise in web and mobile technology and proficient team coupled with capability in integrating people, processes and products enable us to deliver customized, robust, avant-garde and cost-effective mobility solutions tailored to our clients business needs. Our adept team of developers develop custom-made and integrated web and mobile solutions by understanding your requirements and recommending the right solution to it. Our transparent processes and defined methodologies have been modernized and refined to deliver smooth, bespoke and user-engaging web and mobile solutions, which in turn, maximizes efficiency and lowers cost.

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mHealth: Digitization of Healthcare industry

mHealth: Digitization of Healthcare industry

Have you prescribed mHealth app yet? No…Soon you may. Mobile Health is one of the most rapidly mounting fields of digital health. Due to its increased access and higher potential it is becoming popular in both the segments – consumers and healthcare professionals. The explosion of mobile devices and digital health and wellness applications are revolutionizing the way healthcare industry provide services, as well as how consumers take it. And, due to a range of mHealth initiatives across the world, industry specialist and analysts are expecting that the global digital health and wellness market is expected to grow to US$12 million, in the years ahead.

Since, mobile health applications are intensely expanding its reach and efficacy by facilitating healthcare industry especially consumers in their daily tasks, such as taking prescription of drugs from clinicians, tracking their health issues, and managing their health and wellness information. Many mHealth apps currently in the market helps in tracking and collecting information by way of smartphone app, phone, computer, and wireless monitors. And, for health and wellness apps the tracked variables include food, blood-sugar and other medications. With the help of these apps, healthcare professionals amalgamate the information collected and transform into a clinical recommendations. Apart from helping in taking clinical recommendations, these apps also allows its users to make real-time feedback from the patient, recommending them as per their health conditions, such as, recommends the consumers what to eat if their blood sugar or pressure level is too low. mHealth apps are spanning its wings in every industry verticals of healthcare industry. Let’s take a look on a few popular verticals of health apps:

Awareness Apps – To educate consumers and promote health awareness among them by providing tailored tips and information. And, for this category of apps articles, tips, podcast, videos etc., on diets, exercises, everyday habits, research results etc., work as a channel between consumer and healthcare professionals.

Care Support– To help patients in basic diagnosis of illness, let them know its clinical care and maintain their records etc.

Monitoring and Advising– To support and advice patients by providing appointments, medications and precautions etc.

Quick Emergency Medical Response– To provide proper and quick assistance to patients with necessary care during emergencies, accidents and disasters.

Policies and Insurance– To share policy related information on the app and help them in enabling claims and reimbursements etc.

Medicines and Pharmacy– To facilitate drug manufacturers by assisting their customers in ordering medicines, reminder alerts etc.

Yes, Mobile apps are the future…

Yes, Mobile apps are the future

Yes, Mobile apps are the future

While mobile healthcare and wellness apps are thriving, both by consumers and providers, but its early phase yet for healthcare industry. Mobile Health has a huge potential in healthcare industry much beyond what we are beholding today. And, for consumers, expansion in Mobile health apps will provide more accessibility and control over better management of their health.

A Few Stats – According to a PWC survey – ‘’64% of doctors believe mHealth market to be full of exciting possibilities in the days ahead’’. A study commissioned by Telenor Group and the Boston Consulting Group in first quarter of 2012 revealed that – ‘’30% of smartphone users are likely to use “wellness apps” by 2015 and mobile is the most popular technology among doctors since the stethoscope’’. The survey further revealed- ‘’costs in elderly care can be reduced by 25% while maternal and prenatal mortality expenses can be reduced by as much as 30% through mobile solutions’’.  As per a recent PwC Global Healthcare survey, 59% of the consumers using mHealth services reported that these services have reduced the number of visits to the doctor.

However, technology advancement has resulted in many ground-breaking technologies including Wearable Tech, Smart Watches and Google Glass etc., which are also expected to share appreciation of innovation and usage in Healthcare industry. And, as the technology further advances and benefits become more evident, we will see more advanced usage of these technologies.