Building mobile business apps isn’t easy, but it’s a basic competency every company must have. And they must be able to build apps quickly, update them regularly for new capabilities or to incorporate user feedback, and they must integrate to corporate systems to drive daily business activities.
With more mobile development tools on the market every day, there’s a lot to choose from. Native or hybrid. Mobile App Development Platforms (MADP), Rapid App Development Platforms (RAD) or Rapid Mobile App Development Platforms (RMAD)? Front-end tool or back-end tool?
Source: “Picking the Best New Mobile AD Tech: MBaaS and RMAD” - Gartner Application Architecture, Development and Integration Summit, December 2015
Gartner analysts Richard Marshall and Van Baker presented two slides on Gartner’s top criteria for selecting mobile app development tools at the Gartner Application Architecture, Development and Integration (AADI) Summit that provide 6 questions to ask when selecting a Mobile App Development product. Gartner advises mobile app tool buyers to ask...
Gartner's 6 Criteria for Selecting a Mobile Application Development Tool:
1) Can this product connect to my back-end systems?
2) Do I have or can I find development talent that can use this product?
3) Do the apps this product produces work offline?
4) What is the licensing model?
5) Does this product connect to my development infrastructure?
6) Does this product support my mobile devices?
Make sure the platform you’re considering has the right answers to these questions.
Read more insights and tips from the Gartner AADI presentation “Picking the Best New Mobile AD Tech: MBaaS and RMAD.”