Mobile application development is challenging, especially when it comes to choosing the right method to mobilize business processes.
The market is littered with tools to help organizations develop mobile apps, from mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) to app refactoring to mobile application development platforms (MADPs). Keeping track of everything can be a nightmare. This mobile app development guide brings all that to light, including how to pick the right development tools, how to work with cross-platform offerings and the new role IT must play in application development.
1App development basics-
An overview of the mobile app development landscape
Developers must first know the tools of the trade. That means understanding how to pick the right products and what to expect from the simpler, low-code tools on the market. As mobile apps become more crucial to an organization's bottom line, IT admins must get in the development game, too.
Learn how integrated mobile app development platforms compare to less complex, low-code tools, and what types of organizations should use each one. Continue Reading
IT admins have to cross over the line and learn about APIs, application source codes, Agile development practices and more. Continue Reading
2You MADP, bro?-
Everything you need to know about MADPs
MADPs take a lot of the hassle out of mobile app development by allowing developers, or even non-developers, to quickly build apps using templates and recyclable code. Despite the simplicity MADPs bring to the table, it's important to know what a good provider looks like and the potential issues. For example, developers cannot fully customize MADP apps like they can with apps they build from scratch.
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3Mobile backend as a service-
Learn the value of MBaaS
MBaaS is another mobile application development option that eases the burden on developers and IT. Using unified application programming interfaces and software developer's kits, MBaaS provides mobile apps with access to the back-end infrastructure and resources they need to run. Developers can also take existing code from the cloud to include common features such as push notifications in their apps. As a result, developers can really focus on providing a solid user experience.
The CEO of MBaaS provider Kinvey makes the case for using a cloud back end to overcome the limitations of legacy infrastructure when it comes to mobility. Continue Reading
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