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Choosing the right mobile user device

The selection of the right mobile devices significantly impacts the usability of the application and the corresponding ROI. You need to think about application requirements and choose devices having the optimum weight, keypad, screen, battery longevity, and ruggedness. User devices in warehouses, for example, will probably undergo more physical abuse than one in use in a typical office setting. Thus, in this scenario, you’d need rugged user devices that will withstand an industrial environment. Before rolling out hundreds of mobile devices to users, undergo testing of pilot sites with a reprehensive group of users. That way, you’ll be sure that the device you propose to use will best fit requirements and maximize ROI. Also, involve upper management in the trials to receive adequate levels of buy-in, which of course is sometimes necessary to continue funding for the project.

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