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June 2016, Vol. 2, No. 6

Rapid mobile app development to 'unleash' enterprise dev

Many organizations have yet to build their own apps because of the scarcity of developer talent and the extra expense it requires. Rapid mobile app development platforms can help lighten that burden. Rapid mobile app development (RMAD) provides low- and even no-code tools to build mobile applications. RMAD tools are available in a variety of products, from application refactoring software to larger mobile app development platforms to offerings from large enterprise tech vendors such as Salesforce Lightning App Builder and Microsoft PowerApps. RMAD adoption is growing in the enterprise, because it has the potential to "unleash app dev in a big way," says Jason Wong, principal research analyst at Gartner. Here, Wong explains how RMAD will improve enterprise app development and discusses other recent happenings in the market, including IBM's Bluemix support for Apple's Swift language and Microsoft's acquisition of Xamarin. What does modern mobility mean to you? Wong: Modern mobility is a user-centric approach to the mobile ...

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