Whenever a new project comes to the way, the developing and the designing team starts to schedule the plans and implementations of those plans. Choosing the right architecture is also an essential part of mobile application development. There are two ways to develop a mobile application, and one is the monolithic architecture; it is the conventional way of developing a mobile app, and another one is Microservices architecture which is a new method to write codes for all Mobile Application Development.
What exactly is Microservices Architecture?
In Microservices architecture, the developers create and run separate parts of the application, unlike the conventional architectures. These discrete parts are later combined to form a fully functional mobile app. The APIs are used in various components to work together as a single application.
The Microservice architecture can be widely used for complicated and large-scale mobile applications because each component is separate from each other, and it can be easily changed or fixed without modifying the whole code. Most of the companies prefer Microservices architecture because of its efficiency to produce quality mobile applications reducing the burden of the employees and also has better user-experience when compared to the traditional methods. Above all that Microservices architecture is cost-efficient as well.
When To Use Microservices Architecture?
Using monolithic architecture means having a single base code for the whole of the mobile applications, so when something needs to be changed, and then the entire coding for the app should be changed as well. This takes a lot of time and delays the delivery of the project.
To avoid all this, use Microservices architecture. Also, if you want to develop mobile applications from the beginning or just new features and update in the existing applications, the Microservices architecture can be used.
Significant Benefits in Using Microservices Architecture
As mentioned above the Microservices Architecture develops separate parts of the mobile applications, it becomes easier for the companies to build, test and maintain these discrete entities and here are some fundamental advantages of using Microservices architecture.
The components in Microservices architecture are independently developed; therefore, the applications can withstand any kind of changes and updates without collapsing. This ensures if one part of the application is not working, then there are other parts to resist the application until this one is corrected.
Ability to Understand
The Microservices architecture is easy to understand by the team of developers than compared to single-base code monolithic architecture. Many teams of developers can be recruited to handle each part of the application instead of banging their heads to understand the entire code of applications. This increases speed and efficiency in the employees and makes the process hassle-free.
While developing mobile applications using Microservices architecture, flexibility and agility considered as the greatest advantages. The applications are developed as various components, and each can have their own programming language and technology stack, but this does not result in any problem or glitches in mobile development. This feature is not available in any of the conventional architecture.
Using Microservices architecture ensures speed in the development process. Due to the ability of the components to run without inter dependability, it is easier for the developers to make changes and updates. So this feature saves a lot of time and reduces the complexity involved in the development process.
Cost-efficient and Low Maintenance
All the components can be developed and tested separately, and this allows the developers to maintain and run the applications without having to stop the functions of the entire mobile applications. So using microservices architecture tremendously reduces the maintenance and cost of developing an application.
Some Cons of Microservices Architecture
The only major disadvantage of Microservice architecture is that without proper planning and execution, it may cause chaos and mayhem among the developers. The use of various languages and frameworks for different components may confuse the developing team, and they may feel like losing the grip of the whole project because of confusion.
The reasons mentioned above can further escalate into various other problems like memory space, high loading and some security-related issues.
When compared to other architectures, Microservices architecture has more advantages than disadvantages, and it is one of the best structures available in the market for mobile app development.
Implemented in Android and iOSs
The Microservices architecture is compatible with both the Android and iOS platforms. The process is the same way of using conventional structures. But instead of using combined databases, split the databases into smaller parts and integrate light-weight API gateways. After this, monitor and test the codes.
In summary, using Microservices architecture is a great way to develop mobile applications that are secure and reliable. Many famous companies like Twitter, Spotify and Amazon use Microservices architecture, and it can help your company too.
Monish Sinthala is an entrepreneur and businessman who is currently the CEO of Pyramidion Solutions, one of the well-established Mobile app development companies in India. The company has a global clientele and has successfully delivered numerous projects in various sectors, and his motto is to produce dynamic and cutting-edge mobile solutions to the industry.