With more and more evidence that 2016 is the year that CIOs must mobilize their organizations, news outlets are running stories that advise CIOs on strategies and best practices they can employ at their organizations. This week, Richard Rabins, CEO of Alpha Software guest authored an article in CIOReview entitled, "Transforming the Business with Data-Rich, Rapid Mobile App Development."
Rabins explains the challenge, not only do organizations have to build many mobile apps to meet business demand, but many of the business apps already deployed will need to be rebuilt to suit end-user expectations. The article explains: "Using development tools that can produce mobile apps more rapidly is crucial for enterprises to help bridge the gap between mobile app demand and supply."
In the article, Rabins gives detailed examples of where mobile apps often fall short of end-user expectations. He also explains how mobile devices -- which offer rich data capture capabilities never anticipated with desktop applications -- require developers to use new approaches as they develop apps. He concludes that the solution to many of these problems is rapid mobile app development [RMAD], which is a fairly new approach that employs a low-code approach to produce complex mobile apps. With RMAD, programming is simplified, key features and capabilities are built-in, and a wider range of users can build mobile apps.
To read the full CIOReview article, click here or to see it in Magazine format click here and go to page 31
To read how rapid mobile app development can companies to quickly bring many business apps to market, click here.