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Mobile is driving fundamental shifts in the market at an unprecedented rate. New business models are being created, existing processes are being re-imagined and the user is king.
So you've come to the conclusion that you need mobile apps for your company (or someone else has decided that for you, and its now up to you to implement). You know that apps can create a more robust user experience for your customers and improve the productivity of your employees, and you're excited about the idea of mobilizing your business. You've taken the first big step, on your mobile journey and now all you need to do is figure out what’s the best way to start building.
Technology moves fast. Understanding how the mobile space has developed can help us understand where we are today, and why we need the tools and capabilities a modern development framework can provide. Here is an outline of how the mobile ecosystem evolved to the present day.
Traditional mobile enterprise application platforms (MEAPs) were built in a pre-smartphone era to mobilize desktop or web applications to a BlackBerry or WAP device. However, today's mobile apps require a different app deployment strategy. Modern smartphones need to consume data from multiple sources, which traditional MEAPs cannot support.
There is a lot of hype about becoming "Mobile First" these days. But what does Mobile First really mean to an Enterprise? Is Mobile First your first mobile application – No! Is it only about BYOD policies – No! Is it about extending your existing desktop apps to run on a Mobile device – No!
Mobile First enterprises have realized that the end user is king. Users now expect superior user experiences and innovative functionality, even from enterprise apps. Consider the alternatives: low adoption rates, abandoned environments, employee frustration and the risk enterprises face by employees taking matters into their own hands by circumventing the firewall.
Almost a year ago I wrote a white paper about Native versus HTML5 mobile app development, asking ‘Which option is best?’
Do you have the insights that you need to improve your mobile apps quickly and accurately? Development teams spend weeks building new mobile apps, which are released with great anticipation. Once in production, however, most enterprises struggle to understand how they perform, what features are being used the most, where the problems are, and how to improve them for subsequent releases. They rely on superficial data such as the number of downloads, app store ratings and user comments, and are powerless to take actionable steps that will meaningfully improve business success and user adoption.
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