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Mobile Application Architecture

Published: 13 August 2012

ID: G00236378

Analyst(s): Kirk Knoernschild , Anne Thomas , Ramon Krikken


This Reference Architecture template describes the four dimensions of mobile application architecture, the options for each dimension and the implications of each option.

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Template Description

  • Architectural Impact of Framework Selection
  • Application Deployment
    • Static Deployment
    • Mixed Deployment
    • Dynamic Deployment
  • Application Runtime
    • Mobile OS Runtime
    • Browser Runtime
    • Managed-Container Runtime
    • Virtualization
  • Code Partitioning
    • Device-Resident Code
    • Mixed Partitioned Code
    • Server-Resident Code
  • Data Residency
    • Device-Resident Data
    • Mixed Cached Data
    • Mixed Unsynchronized Data
    • Mixed Synchronized Data
    • Server-Resident Data

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