Typically, no coding skill is required. An mPaaS IDE usually features an object-oriented drag-and-drop interface to simplify development of HTML5 or native apps with direct access to a device’s sensors, GPS, accelerometer, camera, microphone and other functions. MPaaS often supports multiple mobile operating systems.
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Delivered over the Web through a browser, mPaaS may support public cloud, private cloud and on-premise storage. Web apps can be created and then connected to back ends with a few lines of code. mPaaS is generally a leased service with pricing per month that varies according to the number of devices and supported features.
Enterprises often use mPaaS to create custom applications for both internal and customer-facing use. This capacity can help support a BYOD (bring your own device) environment and productivity apps without requiring mobile app developers and extra IT for support.