At this week's Gartner Application Architecture, Development and Integration Summit in Las Vegas, I heard a compelling presentation entitled, “Picking the Best New Mobile AD Tech: MBaaS and RMAD”. Knowing what features are must-haves for custom mobile app development is important for your business. In the presentation, analysts Richard Marshall and Van Baker shared a slide that outlines Gartner's top criteria for mobile application development: [caption id="attachment_12461" align="aligncenter" width="577"] Source: “Picking the Best New Mobile AD Tech: MBaaS and RMAD” Presentation by Richard Marshall, Van Baker at Gartner AADI 2015[/caption] We are gratified to see this, because for the last 4 1/2 years we've evolved the Alpha Anywhere rapid mobile application development and deployment environment with heavy focus on these three criteria: data integration, low-code development for a wide range of users, and offline capability. In fact, we're proud to be the first rapid mobile application development vendor to offer built-in offline capability without incremental time or cost. We credit our customers with helping our engineering team constantly evolve the Alpha Anywhere environment to meet enterprise development needs and ease complex development challenges. Feedback from our customers about complex data integration requirements, the shortage of skilled mobile developers, and the need for apps to work when there's no connection, are just some of the mobile challenges we started working on years ago with our customers. For more info on how Alpha Anywhere is designed to deal with these challenges, click here. To read why Gartner thinks Alpha Software is positioned to solve these issues for enterprises, click here. To hear about the buzz we're creating this week at the Gartner AADI event, click here.