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Solution Path: How to Develop Mobile Applications

Published: 25 January 2013

ID: G00245338

Analyst(s): Kirk Knoernschild


Customers, business users and executives are demanding mobile applications. Unfortunately, the myriad of tools, platforms and frameworks can paralyze organizations. This Solution Path helps software development teams navigate through the process of developing and delivering mobile applications.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

Solution Path Diagram

What You Need to Know

Solution Path

  • Step 1.0: Educate the Organization About the Mobile Application Ecosystem
  • Step 2.0: Understand Organizational Requirements and Constraints
    • Step 2.1: Understand Corporate Policies
    • Step 2.2: Visit Your Mobile Application Strategy
    • Step 2.3: Identify Target Platforms
  • Step 3.0: Apply a Decision Framework for Applications
    • Step 3.1: Identify Application Requirements
    • Step 3.2: Create an Application Architecture
    • Step 3.3: Determine Resident or Web Application
    • Step 3.4: Choose Frameworks and Tools
  • Step 4.0: Develop and Deliver the Application

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