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Address the Limitations of a Mobile-First Application Strategy With a Multichannel Architecture

Published: 24 December 2013

ID: G00251881

Analyst(s): Gordon Van Huizen


With today's focus on mobile enablement, it is tempting to adopt a mobile-first application development strategy, developing applications for mobile use and worrying about other devices later. Taken too literally, application architectures can fail to address multichannel requirements.

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Impacts and Recommendations

  • Multichannel applications require application architects to design systems that support a multitude of client technologies and user interaction models
  • Today's tools require that application architects choose between single-channel efficiency and multichannel flexibility

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