Legacy Application Development Re-factoring Turns Legacy Software into Modern Apps

It is very tough to get the transformation in the traditional business process into mobile apps, and refactoring technology helps IT sector to bring more apps to fruition. As more and more companies embrace mobility, it may become impossible to improve all apps required.

Legacy Application Development is expensive and impractical for creating the mobile version of applications.

Many organizations have large window applications that can be accessed from desktop browsers. By building iOS and Android apps from scratch, off shelf replacements generally does not exist. App refactoring takes user interface of all the existing app and uses special remote protocols and software for transforming them into mobile friendly and modern apps.

Requirements of refactoring

Refactoring needs an original desktop application to be running and well maintained to bring an added bonus. Refactored apps can take benefit of desktop counterparts of existing backend integration. Window applications run in a corporate data center in the cloud with a use of desktop virtualization or the physical desktop. Web applications can also run in the headless browser without a graphical user interface that is used for testing apps as command line controls it. All app refactoring products work very differently. In general, all user interface element of source application is used. Legacy application development includes text, forms, menus and other controls for transforming code and making it more suitable for modern apps on mobile devices.

Three ways of app refactoring

  • Read all the UI elements out of HTML and CSS code in a browser for developing the web app.
  • Insert an agent between the operating system and window application to watch UI instructions sent between the two parties.
  • Intercept remote display protocol that has instructions for UI rendering on the remote client and using transforming an application into HTML 5. This approach works in both windows and web applications.

The technique used in an app refactoring platform that determines what application refactoring of legacy application development does. App refactoring is better for business apps, and it is data centric as opposed to apps with the rich media or images. After transformation of software extracts control and UI elements from the source application, Softqube Technologies determines the mobile UI. The functions of the desktop app are touch friendly, and it does not make a satisfactory mobile app. Decide features that you need to build in your mobile app and ensure that it has all essentials.