Building mobile business apps isn’t easy, but it’s a basic competency every company needs, says Gartner in its latest report on the RMAD market. Corporate developers must be able to build apps quickly, update them regularly for new capabilities or to incorporate user feedback, and they must integrate into corporate systems to drive daily business activities.
With more rapid mobile app development RMAD 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 tools?
Gartner analysts Richard Marshall and Van Baker presented two slides on Gartner’s top criteria for selecting rapid mobile app development tools at the Gartner AADI Summit. The Gartner presentation seeks to help companies and citizen developers evaluating RMAD tools and their product capabilities. The Gartner analysts offer 6 questions buyers should ask in order to select an RMAD product quickly and cost-effectively.
Gartner RMAD Rapid Mobile Application Development Tool selection criteria:
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 suggested by Gartner. Read another related blog on the 2017 Gartner market guide to RMAD.