Stay Fresh: Keeping Your Aging Mobile Apps Updated

Mobile & Web

Rachel Parsons

Keeping apps up to date is a fact of life. Google & Apple release major updates every year in addition to incremental updates in between. And with every update comes new features, deprecations, and API changes. How do we work those updates in with the rest of the new features we’re already working on? How do we clean up deprecated methods & refactor to new APIs? How do we convince our stakeholders they should pay for our time and effort to do this work? Budgets and time constraints are always a concern, and the business doesn’t always understand the need to keep the code fresh. We’ll talk about ways to tackle refactoring along the way, methods of adopting new APIs and features, and approaches to estimating and keeping technical debt in check.