Mobile apps have come to dominate the experience of consumer smartphone users, and that trend is increasingly influencing corporate software development too. Employees on the move want to access key business applications on mobile devices and IT teams have to create apps to allow them to do so. But the demands of mobile apps bring new challenges around architecture, agility and integration. In this guide, we examine the issues around mobile applications and the platforms emerging to help developers
1Platforms and tools-
Mobile app platforms and tools
How do you choose the right platform for your needs?
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Mobile back-end as a service
Many businesses are turning to mobile back-end-as-a-service (MBaaS) tools to better manage their portfolio of applications
Mobile backend as a service technology helps developers easily build common features into their apps Continue Reading
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Oracle and Red Hat have both introduced mobile back-end services to gain new customers for their other cloud services Continue Reading
OpenMobster's CEO Sohil Shah discusses the characteristics of cloud MBaaS and open source MBaaS Continue Reading
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3Apps for business-
Developing mobile apps for business
What are the key considerations when developing mobile apps for business?
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Enterprise mobile app development tools are proliferating but far from mature, say CIOs and analysts -- and forget about a single platform that can do it all. Continue Reading
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4Security, cloud and more-
Other questions to consider
What other areas are important to think about when selecting mobile app tools?
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Businesses may want to create more mobile apps, but their ability to deploy them is being limited by poor cloud skills Continue Reading
The Ponemon Institute says enterprises are devoting millions of dollars to mobile application development, but barely any of the money is focused on security Continue Reading
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