More than 60% of workers will use a mobile device to interact with content by 2016, according to Gartner. As a growing number of people, and their respective organizations, use mobile devices on a regular basis, the need for apps is moving to the top of businesses' priority lists.
Devising and implementing enterprise mobile apps successfully can be easier said than done, however. Determining which mobile development framework should be used is just one of many factors that needs to be taken into account, in addition to things like cost.
This guide showcases use cases, tools and best practices for using SOA as a fundamental architecture to enable mobile computing and integration.
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Maximizing enterprise mobile apps
When should REST and SOA be used? How can an organization get the most out of its enterprise mobile applications? These are just a couple of common questions that arise when organizations get ready to dig into mobile development.
Read on for advice on how to get the greatest benefits out of enterprise mobile apps.
When choosing between REST or SOAP for mobile apps, it's important to remember there are two major models: native and wrapped mobile web applications. Continue Reading
From healthcare to retail, or travel to the energy sector, each industry segment has a unique set of criteria that can make or break a mobile application. Here are a variety of mobile development tips and tricks for various enterprise industry segments. Continue Reading
The key to successful mobile deployments is effective content management (CMS) integration with the mobile app. Continue Reading
Properly used, mobile middleware can help reduce development time and improve the user experience. Continue Reading
Smartphones, tablets and desktop computers don't just differ in screen size; they are different form factors. Continue Reading
Using Mobile Backend as a Service
Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) uses application program interfaces (APIs) and software developer kits to connect mobile applications to the cloud. MBaaS integrates back-end services through the cloud, whereas traditional mobile middleware integrates through physical, on-premises servers.
Read on to find out how MBaaS is being used for enterprise mobile apps.
OpenMobster's CEO Sohil Shah discusses the characteristics of cloud MBaaS and open source MBaaS. Continue Reading
Cloud services platform MBaaS may hold the key to architects meeting the rising need for mobile apps for the workplace. Continue Reading
HTML5 for mobile use
The debate regarding whether to develop enterprise mobile apps using HTML5, native or hybrid continues to rage without a clear end in sight. Experts do, however, seem to agree that in certain situations, one framework may be better than another.
Read how to get expert perspective on the pros and cons of HTML5, native and hybrid tools for enterprise mobile app development.
Should mobile apps be implemented using HTML5 or native code? Here, a look at why native apps may be a better solution than HTML5 apps. Continue Reading
Biotechnology leader Genentech's mobile Web technical lead discusses how and why she decided to use HTML5 for a mobile development framework. Continue Reading
Whether to make use of a hybrid, HTML5 or a native application depends on each specific situation. Continue Reading
The industry does not need another mobile development platform, but instead, consolidation. Hopefully, Google Web Designer (GWD) will help consolidate the mobile industry on HTML5. Continue Reading
What is going on with mobile apps?
Demand for enterprise mobile apps is on the rise. An increased push for app modernization and Backend as a Service (BaaS) is also trending, according to experts. Staying on top of these movements is key to successfully building and maintaining mobile apps.
The following is a collection of articles highlighting some of the biggest trends taking place with enterprise mobile app development.
SOA based systems have been around long before the proliferation of mobile devices and social media. How are they adapting? Moving into the cloud is a big part of the new coping strategy. Continue Reading
The enterprise landscape has changed significantly since many enterprises have implemented their SOA based systems. One reality is that when SOA meets mobile, taking a defensive approach to security becomes a requirement. Continue Reading
Cloud and virtualization technologies provide application modernization, allowing people to handle info in the mobile- and Web-based ways they want. Continue Reading
Mobile broadband has a big impact on how people access and use online resources. Tom Nolle discusses how mobile services on SOA affect apps today. Continue Reading
Learn why more enterprises are developing mobile apps for SaaS and why some turn to PaaS. Continue Reading
Mobile trends and BPM uses
What is going to happen with enterprise mobile apps down the road? How can BPM benefit a mobile environment? These are just a couple of common questions developers should ponder.
Check out these videos to learn more about predictions for the technology and how to prepare for what's coming down the pike.
At Progress Exchange 2013, experts discussed mobile app development and software trends developers should look out for.
Red Hat's Rich Naszcyniec and JBoss' Jason Andersen delve into integration and BPM middleware platform trends.
In this videocast, Forrester Research Senior Analyst Clay Richardson describes why and how to mobilize critical business processes. Part 1 of 2.
Richardson offers expert advice on developing a strategy for mobile BPM. Part 2 of 2.
Enterprise mobile app development: Key terms
This glossary provides definitions of terms that are commonly used during enterprise mobile app development.
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