10 Mobile Networking and Application Development Myths to Forget
Myth: Web-based Apps Provide the Same User Experience as Native Apps
Reality: Some people think Web-based apps built with HTML5 are the magic bullet. The central question with HTML5 for mobility is how to get the best of both worlds: the rich UI, native device capabilities, security and back-end functionality of a native app, and the ability to leverage Web talent and content wrapped up in the movement toward HTML5. Certain enterprise mobility platforms provide a way to not just embrace HTML5, but enhance it. You can enhance it by allowing HTML5-based mobile content to run in concert with native apps built on a proven mobility platform, taking full advantage of the platform's integration, security and management capabilities.
If you're a growing enterprise that wants to continue on the expansion path, then it's likely that you are depending mightily upon your IT system. You want your IT Infrastructure—from the data center to networking and out to all user devices—to become a business advantage. As highly successful companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Google have clearly shown, an IT system ideally should be a single-purpose, agile, fine-tuned power source. This allows the system to deliver reliable and secure networking and mobile applications for all employees. However, there are some persistent misconceptions involving networking, mobility and applications that can throw off IT managers. Mobile devices and operating systems have evolved rapidly over the past few years, setting a high bar for developing and managing new apps. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of misconceptions about the best way to establish your mobile strategy within your network. With the help of Verivo Software, this eWEEK slide show examines 10 myths about mobile application development that make enterprises hesitate to start development projects. Waltham, Mass.-based Verivo has developed an enterprise mobility platform that enables companies to centrally build, deploy, manage and update their own mobile applications. Verivo is in a growing market, competing with Antenna Software, IBM Worklight, Syclo, SAP Sybase Mobility Platform, Windows Mobile, HP Mobile Application Gateway, Zenprise MobileManager, and Cisco Mobile, among others.