Exquisite pain of mobile development
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With 10 billion (yes, with a b-billion) mobile connected
devices expected to be in use by 2020 (according to The Economist), every
developer is sitting up and paying attention.
Mobile applications are becoming integrated into enterprises because now
every employee has a smartphone; every software company now offers a mobile
version of their applications; and the annual growth rate for mobile app
downloads is an astounding
So what? This is what’s so: Because of this fast growth, pervasiveness and fragmentation of devices, networks, and languages, you face new challenges as a developer—entirely new forms of exquisite pain, such as having to worry about:
Given these new challenges, what’s a developer to do?
First, start with a flexible development environment that features cross-platform technologies, includes back-end integration and ongoing management, and that has enterprise-level security mapping built in.
Find tools that feature native, standards-based HTML,
and hybrid technologies built in, so your apps run well on exactly the
platforms you care about. So that you
can keep up with the time to market needs, use a tool that has enables rapid
prototyping through drag-and-drop coding, device simulation and a visual UI
constructor. And because enterprise
requirements for stability, security and scalability don’t go away just because
an app runs on a mobile device, make sure your development environment features
end to end capabilities for deployment, management, and integration with back
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