Gartner Research

The App and Its Impact on Software Design

Published: 18 May 2012

ID: G00234136

Analyst(s): Brian Prentice

Summary

Apps are minimalist interpretations of software design. They are creating new design imperatives for the enterprise to understand and manage.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • The growing popularity of apps will force application development teams to cease usability initiatives focused on making features easier to find
  • Apps will be a permanent part of the software landscape, and their unique design requirements will mean application leaders will have to adapt existing development practices
  • Application leaders and enterprise architects must evolve architectural principles and portfolio management strategies due to the ephemeral and disposable nature of apps.

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