We are increasingly spending time with our mobile devices to access applications and content online. Surveys report that 82% of time on mobile devices is spent using mobile apps. The combination of increased mobile device use and the preference for specialized applications makes mobile app development a key technology.
Mobile applications are a departure from the integrated software systems generally found on PCs in that each app provides a limited and isolated functionality such as a game, calculator or mobile web browsing. This specificity has added to their desirability as it allows consumers to pick and choose what their devices are able to do. Mobile app development involves developing specifically for the mobile environment, taking advantage of both its limitations and advantages.
We cannot deny that mobile applications have become an integral element of the digital ecosystem. Gartner says that the demand for mobile apps will soon outstrip the available development capacity by 5 to 1! Enterprise mobility encompasses everything from integration and deployment to app security and management, resulting in a need for developing new application development architectures, technologies and methodologies. Hence enterprises are required to have a vision for the next few years.