The Evolving State of Mobile Software Development

The Evolving State of Mobile Software Development

This IDC study examines the evolving state of mobile software development and provides insight for strategic decisions around new trends and the proliferating variety of mobile software development solutions. Enterprises continue to face an ever-expanding and bewildering choice of approaches and solutions aimed at mobile app development, said Al Hilwa, program director, Mobile and Cloud Software Development at IDC. Enterprises are increasingly looking at their mobile software development initiatives with a more strategic eye, demanding solutions that embrace desktop, mobile, and IoT requirements in a cohesive architectural framework.

IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Approaches to Mobile Software Development
Using Native Platform Tools
Using the Mobile Web
Using Hybrid Web Approaches
Using Cross-Platform Solutions
Future Outlook
Extending Microservices Architecture to Front-End Development
Redefining Hybrid Mobile Development
Thoughts on Browser Plug-Ins and the Rise of HTML5
The State of Web Tools and Web Developer Skills
Desktop Is the New Mobile
Wearables as Extensions of Mobile
Essential Guidance
Enterprise Considerations for Using Mobile Cross-Platform Solutions
Architectural Scope
App Construction Style and Tools
Front-End App Architecture
Back-End App Architecture
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