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Comprehensive mobile app development guide

Mobile application development is time consuming and expensive. Before your organization starts mobilizing apps, explore this mobile app development guide to learn about the market, including MADPs, MBaaS and more.

Introduction

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.

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How to choose mobile app dev tools

Sorting through the sea of mobile application development tools is tough. Be sure to keep key factors such as cost, security and usability in mind. Continue Reading

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Mobile app development made easy

Enterprise mobile application development is challenging, but tools such as MADPs and MBaaS can make the process simpler. Continue Reading

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The wonderful world of mobile app development platforms

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

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What to expect from cross-platform tools

Cross-platform mobile application development tools let developers build a single app to work across multiple devices and OSes. Continue Reading

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The time has come for IT to code

In the mobile era, IT administrators must be involved in enterprise app development, from coding to deployment. Continue Reading

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IT admins and app developers need to work together

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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Don't get mad, get MADP

Organizations that want to develop their own mobile apps often find they don't have the expertise. MADPs can pick up the slack and help ensure a strong end product. Continue Reading

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MADPs ease the mobile app development burden

Building mobile apps can be a costly and difficult process. MADPs, which feature reusable code, make the process faster and easier. Continue Reading

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What a good MADP provider looks like

Mobile app development platforms make development easier, but they come with some drawbacks. Learn what to look for in a MADP provider. Continue Reading

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The value and dangers of MADPs

MADPs are the future of mobile app development, allowing developers to build one app for multiple platforms. They come with some customization limitations, however. Continue Reading

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.

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MBaaS empowers developers to recycle

MBaaS platforms allow developers to reuse common features when building mobile apps. Mobile backend as a service also connects apps with necessary back-end infrastructure services. Continue Reading

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Grant mobile app access to corporate data with MBaaS

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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Explore MBaaS for mobile app development

MBaaS is a good fit for many company's mobile app strategies because it simplifies the development process with built-in security and management controls. Continue Reading

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Pros and cons of mobile app dev with MBaaS

Mobile backend as a service can save developers time and resources, but it's not without its disadvantages. For example, developers do not get very much control over the backend infrastructure. Continue Reading

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Key mobile app dev terms

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