Guide to enterprise mobile app development and SOA

Last updated:December 2013

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Editor's note

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.

1Using 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.

2HTML5 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.

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