Gartner Research

Containers Have a Major Impact on HTML5 Mobile Application Development Projects

Published: 04 June 2013

ID: G00252105

Analyst(s): Ken Parmelee

Summary

Container technology is becoming increasingly important to HTML5 mobile application development and deployment. IT leaders who rely on this technology create risks when they don't align their projects with security and development strategies, so include mobile application teams in the process.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • Mobile Device/Application Management and Developer Containers
  • Types of Developer Containers

Impacts and Recommendations

  • IT leaders who fail to include the development teams when selecting mobile device management and mobile application management tools can adversely affect the development effort
  • IT leaders who use application containers with HTML5 reduce cross-device platform development costs, compared with multiple, native software development kits
  • Different containers provide different capabilities, which can affect application developers' options
    • Determining Developer Container Capabilities

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