last week Gartner issued the top 10 for technology trends in 2013. See Forbes Article
In there were two mobile issues in Gartners’ the Tech Trends 2013 that we’d like to comment on:
- Enterprise App Stores: By 2014, there will be more than 70 billion mobile app downloads from app stores every year. Also by 2014, most organizations will deliver mobile apps to workers via private application stores.
We agree with the first, but would say. Wouldn’t you like to take advantage of the improvements of HTML5 as they occur but still be able to deliver native apps to all the platforms you target from a single design, and thus deliver the best possible UX?
The second point is that Enterprise Mobilization is picking up speed. If you want to do this professionally you are going to need to make your portfolio development capabilities more mature. So get a platform like M2Active so that you can do the job properly.
There was also a section on mobile device battles. All we’d say to that is. You need to be really flexible and the only way to do that is to use a platform for development that future proofs you from changes to OS and device capabilities and offers you support for new platforms and devices as they gain prominence.