MWC 15 guide: Nextgen apps

The proliferation of mobile devices coupled with advances in cloud technology will push the development of nextgen apps. Mobile devices serve as modern mobile computing platforms.

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The proliferation of mobile devices coupled with advances in cloud technology will push the development of nextgen apps. Mobile devices serve as modern mobile computing platforms.

 To serve these platforms, enterprises must build new applications to satiate the growing demands of devices and users. Enterprises will experience demand to iterate at an accelerating pace. Embrace these new demands as an opportunity to evolve and innovate.

To serve these platforms, enterprises must build new applications to satiate the growing demands of devices and users. Enterprises will experience demand to iterate at an accelerating pace. Embrace these new demands as an opportunity to evolve and innovate.

  1. Understand Mobile is more than Mobile. Given that modern mobile applications run in the cloud, they are mostly also created and built with cloud tools. Realising that these development tools should be more than mobile only tools, but help to craft an overall nextgen apps strategy is a key aspect selecting these tools.
  2. Embrace UI Innovation. Enterprises should plan for 6-9 month UI innovation cycles. The pace of innovation of UI is mostly seen as a burden, but Constellation views this as an opportunity to achieve better and more engaging user experiences. The readiness of users to consume apps is phenomenal -embrace the change and leverage it to an enterprise's advantage or risk being left behind.
  3. Empower the business user. Most modern development tools have become so easy to use that a business user can build pretty robust and functional rich mobile applications. Empowering the business user is the right strategy as it empowers the business user to make first hand decisions on the respective mobile application, without the delay and risk of 'loss on translation' when working with a technical team

Posted by Holger Mueller

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