What are the Biggest Challenges in Mobile dApp Development?

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Decentralized Applications (dApps) as the name suggests, they are applications that operate using decentralized platform enhancing the operability and functionality of the application by itself. Using dApps anyone can have the ability to publish their app which is not possible with today’s centralized applications. Blockchain dApp development does not require any middlemen or centralized functions to be manage or monitor the user information. Thus, dApps provide a larger scope in terms of connecting service providers and users directly.

dApps is the new future!

dApp development experts are opting for development of mobile dApps because they do not have a central point of failure and they are open source as well. This kind of technology allows mobile application developers to develop an electrified and computational decentralized application.


Though dApps brings a lot of benefits to the mobile industry as well as the users in terms of freedom, performance, security and privacy, there are also challenges that developers face while developing dApps. This article explores some of those challenges and help you understand them.

 

 

Obstructive challenges in mobile dApp development

Admission of dApps barrier

The initial challenge faced in developing an dApp is the submission of the project since acceptance of cryptocurrency ecosystem is still new and some may consider it as a barrier or a threat to existing system. This also because dApps use their own native tokens which may or may not be accepted universally. A new user may not have the native token in order to use the dApp platform. Because of this reason, the user will not be able to trade, make exchanges or convert cryptocurrencies to native tokens.


Setting up the environment and smoke test

Setting up the environmental variables differ from platform to platform and the configuration also differs from system to system. Thus, it creates a complicated process of even initializing the development stage. Installation of tools like Home Brew for developing dApps through MAC cannot be accomplished in a Windows Platform.


In addition to this, more than one tool, extra plug-ins may be required to ensure quality development. Since, dApps is new, identifying the right fit tools and technology stack to reduce the sophisticated editing process may be complicated and take more time. This in turn, adds more time to the deployment of final dApp product too.


Since the concept of dApps is new, while using undergoing smoke testing process, the failures noted may be severe but its solution but simple yet unexplored or not known. These are still unexplored waters.


Listing candidates for dApp construction

Listing candidates mean creating of contract name and contractual attributes to the dApp that maps the stored data with public features and variables to ensure the functionalities are structured. The challenge here lies storing the candidate counts without confusion as too many candidates will be created for each customized feature.  

Also, these candidates have to be compatible with the truffle commands for smooth operation. Again, this leads to setting up of environmental variables.


Introduction and using of Web3

Web3 is used to store, pull data, list, secure addresses and accounts within the decentralized network in blockchain. These accounts and addresses must be stored in the local machine and also virtual machines or cloud systems for anytime anywhere accessibility. This means, data will be accessible in multiple systems and in order to secure data, developers have to use appropriate encryption methods. These encryption techniques must be compatible with the system infrastructure as well other machines where the data might be accessed to avoid security breach.


Creation of Unique Selling Proposition (USP)

Yes, it is true that decentralized networking and operations are beneficial and new but it does not mean that it is an USP. Often, developers and users misunderstand the term decentralized as a term of USP. Honestly, some users and enterprises may prefer centralization than decentralization. This means, there is challenges in marketing as well as acceptance of the dApp.

Creating awareness of decentralization by itself becomes a challenge for the mobile dApp developers in order ensure that their product reaches the right target audience for the right purpose.


Today’s technology limitations

There is always a bridging gap between hardware and software. Software is always way ahead of the hardware. Especially when it comes to blockchain and decentralization, the kind of technology used and amount of possibilities are numerous. But how far are they compatible with current hardware? That’s the million-dollar question, is it not?

The ability of dApps to maintain protocol and still perform at its maximum with current technology software and hardware is the biggest challenge of all.

 

Conclusion: dApps is the new future, coming soon or some might say, it’s already here

 

Like how the once upon a famous line from Game of Thrones “Winter is Coming”, changed to “Winter is Here”, the same way dApps has changed is status from “Coming Soon” to “It is here”. Every new technology will face challenges in its start-up growth stages until its full potential is realized. But, dApps has been nothing more but an efficient, effective and promising next big trend. The question is are you willing to accept the challenges that comes along with mobile dApp development and willing to be part of that next big trend?

 

Let us know your opinions and what are the other challenges do you think mobile dApp developers face.