Android – what does it mean for our systems?

After Microsoft decided to leave the mobile market and withdraw from its further support, manufacturers of this type of device were forced to use its current competition – from Android. What does this mean in practice and what changes does it bring? You’ll find the answer in this article.

android_logoOn one hand, the change itself can turn out to be positive, because Android can give much more opportunities than its predecessor. On the other hand, the necessity of introducing changes may be perceived negatively, as this brings additional difficulties.

Android – what does it mean for clients with Windows terminals?

For companies that already have Windows terminals, this change unfortunately mostly involves rewriting the application on a new platform. The problem is that for a long time two types of terminals will work in parallel in the companies – those with Windows and those with Android. And this raises the need to maintain systems on both platforms. In the long run, therefore, it can generate additional costs.

The antidote here can be … multiplatform systems, i.e. systems that can operate on both Windows and Android terminals. IBCS Poland has been creating such a solution for a long time.

Systems compatible with Android and Windows

The operation of such multiplatform systems boils down to the fact that a server is running on the server that is responsible for the logic of the system and for communication with terminals. In turn, the terminals have applications for specific platforms installed – the one with Android and the one with Windows. This whole system allows you to smoothly receive information from the site, as well as display it in the appropriate form on the terminal screen.

This solution means that – in the case of the required modification – it is enough to make it only in one place (where the service is responsible for the logic of the system). This significantly reduces the costs of maintaining two platforms.