Mobile developers are being asked to do more, with less, on a faster timetable. Many are already in over their heads. What began as a one-app, one-device pilot has mushroomed into a complex chain of dependencies and a seemingly limitless number of targeted platforms, stretching internal resources and compromising quality and productivity.
At the same time, certain key trends are continuing to increase the strain on development organizations:
- The developer crunch has limited the availability and increased the cost of talented, trained developers with the right mobile skills.
- More than half of all businesses outsource some or all of their development, adding management and quality overhead.
- Fragmentation of target devices and developer tools has increased the burden of management and the potential for error.
- A more rapid release cadence helps businesses adapt to competitive pressures and correct errors earlier, but it strains the mobile app development lifecycle and introduces new stresses.
- Security and regulatory concerns are more severe, now that mobile has gained mass market traction.
To meet these issues head-on, organizations must create internal work structures and teams capable of delivering quality software to a number of platforms on an ongoing basis, and have the tools to do so in a scalable, cost-effective fashion. In this Gigaom Research webinar, we will discuss the current state of mobile development processes and tools, evaluate the impact of disruptive forces over the coming years, and provide guidance about how to approach cross-platform mobile development and how to build a flexible, scalable toolset. Join Gigaom Research and Kony for “Building Mobile Apps for Scale and Profit: Mobile Application Development Platforms,” a free analyst webinar on Tuesday, January 13, 2014, at 10 a.m. PT.
What will be discussed:
- How are existing mobile development teams structured, and how did they get that way?
- What are the business realities of cross-platform development?
- What financial, operational, and technical challenges does cross-platform development bring?
- How much code and design can applications share across platforms?
- How should businesses manage and integrate third-party application development?
- How should businesses approach the “custom vs. integrated point solutions vs. full platform” question?
- What features should businesses look for in a development platform?
Who should attend:
- App developers & architects
- CIO, COOs, and CTOs
- IT Operations
- Project Managers