App delivery and modernization Definitions

  • A

    Android Open Source Project (AOSP)

    The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is an initiative created to guide development of the Android mobile platform.

  • C

    cross-platform mobile development

    Cross-platform mobile development is the creation of apps that are compatible with multiple mobile operating systems.

  • G

    Google Apps for Business

    Google Apps for Business is an email, messaging and content-sharing service provided by Google for small and medium-sized businesses as well as enterprises.

  • H

    hybrid mobile app dev

    Hybrid mobile app development is an approach to programming for mobile devices that combines the strengths of native programming and HTML5 mobile app development.

  • I

    IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation (formerly IBM Worklight)

    IBM MobileFirst Foundation, formerly known as IBM Worklight, is a suite of software development products that allow developers to build and deliver mobile applications for the enterprise.

  • iOS Developer Program

    The iOS Developer Program is a fee-based subscription that allows program members to publish approved apps to the Apple app store.

  • J

    Jive Software

    Jive Software is an enterprise social networking software vendor based in Palo Alto, Calif.

  • M

    Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Administration Tool

    The Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Administration Tool is a software application that provides a network administrator with a Web interface for mobile device management.

  • mobile application management (MAM)

    Mobile application management is the delivery and administration of enterprise software to end users’ corporate and personal smartphones and tablets.

  • mobile operating system

    A mobile operating system (OS) is software that allows smartphones, tablet PCs and other devices to run applications and programs.

  • mobile platform as a service (MPaaS)

    Enterprises often use mPaaS to create custom applications for both internal and customer-facing use.

  • mobile UI (mobile user interface)

    A mobile UI is the user interface on a mobile device, usually including a touch screen display and all the other elements of the device that allow the user to interact with it.

  • mobile virtualization

    Mobile virtualization is an approach to mobile device management in which two virtual platforms are installed on a single wireless device. 

  • S

    sideloading

    Sideloading is the installation of an application on a mobile device without using the device’s official application-distribution method.

  • V

    Virtual Home Environment (VHE)

    In mobile computing, the Virtual Home Environment (VHE) is the concept that a network supporting mobile users should provide them the same computing environment on the road that they have in their home or corporate computing environment.

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