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New tools plug the mobile app development skills gap
Building enterprise mobile apps is a costly endeavor, and many businesses lack in-house developers with the right skills. Finding experienced mobile app developers to hire isn't an easy task, either. For those reasons, companies are turning to cross-platform tools and codeless options that help IT develop simple apps for use across multiple device platforms. This issue's cover story explores these trends in the mobile development job market and explains how businesses can use these tools to overcome their challenges.
This issue also includes analysis of the iOS 9 news from the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference and a look at one of the newest Android smartphones, LG's G4. Readers will learn about HTML5's role in mobile app development and delivery. And new columnist Steve Damadeo explains what it means to be a mobile-first business.
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With so many enterprises looking to adopt mobile apps, it's getting harder to find qualified developers, but the vendor market is adjusting to provide IT with tools to simplify mobile app dev.
The latest iOS version will open up new multitasking and productivity features for tablet users. Apple is also revamping its Volume Purchase Program.
Native applications still rule the roost on the consumer side, but there's no denying that HTML5 apps are well-suited for the enterprise, providing the adaptability necessary to meet workers' needs.
This Android smartphone doesn't get fancy. What makes the LG G4 stand apart from others on the market is a flexible battery, practical features and strong display.
Accenture Mobility's Nisha Sharma shares why enterprises are moving beyond basic apps to mobilize more business-critical applications.
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Today, admins can choose from a combination of virtualization, refactoring, secure containers and GPU virtualization to deliver Windows apps on mobile devices with a decent user experience.
A lot of organizations think they support mobility just because they enable users to bring in as many devices and apps as they can, but that overlooks the top priority: understanding and addressing employee needs.