Gartner Research

Market Profile: Rich Mobile Application Platforms for the Smartphone 2010

Published: 03 May 2010

ID: G00203939

Analyst(s): Kirk Knoernschild


There are numerous options available to deliver rich applications to the smartphone device. Many operating system vendors provide development frameworks and tools that allow developers to target specific mobile platforms. Yet, established enterprise vendors want in on the action too and are providing their own solutions. In this market profile, Analyst Kirk Knoernschild examines the leading vendors that are providing solutions to help the enterprise deliver applications to the smartphone and explores the important trends that are shaping the market.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Burton Group's Opinion

Market Landscape

  • Market Definition
    • The RMA Ecosystem
    • Related and Adjacent Markets
  • Market Segmentation
    • Vendor Type
    • Open vs. Closed
    • Platform Pervasiveness

Market Dynamics

  • Market Drivers
    • The Rise of the Enterprise Smartphone
    • The Rise of the Consumer Smartphone
    • The Global Workforce
    • A More Demanding User
  • Technology Trends
    • Touchscreens
    • Processor Power
    • Storage
    • Battery
    • Networking
    • Other Device Capabilities
    • Augmented Reality
  • Vendor Trends
    • The Apple Effect
    • Impending Platform Fragmentation?
    • Applications, Applications, Applications
    • The Flash Experience
  • Futures
    • Enterprise App Store
    • Portable Applications
    • HTML 5

Industry Impact

  • Emergence of the Tablet
  • Platform Vendors over Network Operators

Further Information

  • Related Burton Group Research


©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.