10 Mobile Networking and Application Development Myths to Forget
Myth: You Must Build a Native App for Each Mobile Device
Reality: Building apps from scratch for each operating system is costly, tedious and time consuming. Instead, by using an enterprise mobility platform to "configure once, run anywhere," you can reduce the amount of manpower needed to build cross-platform native apps. Using a platform approach, you can build, deploy and begin managing complex enterprise apps for multiple devices in just two to 10 weeks. Apps built using an enterprise mobility platform will integrate with the native mobile app features of each device including touch screens and gestures, camera, accelerometer and more.
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.