Mobile has impacted every aspect of our lives. Whether we are looking to schedule grocery deliveries, find our next apartment, or schedule a doctor appointment, we can confidently say “there’s an app for that”.
Conditioned by years of chart topping apps like TikTok, Instagram, and Spotify, mobile users expect to be able to collaborate in real-time without noticeable delays. Users also expect to feel connected at all times even if their internet connection is spotty – nothing’s more frustrating than seeing a gray screen with the dreaded “no internet connection”.
This means mobile developers need to build reactive, collaborative, always-on experiences into all of their mobile apps. But building real-time mobile apps is hard. It requires keeping a mobile database and the backend in sync at all times regardless of connectivity issues or data conflicts.