Gartner Research

Market Snapshot: Mobile App Development Platforms, Worldwide, 2015

Published: 15 January 2016

ID: G00292501

Analyst(s): Adrian Leow , Neha Kumar


Mounting mobile app demand and over 160 MADP vendors make tool selection a complex process. Mobile development leaders need to assess in-house skills, adopt a bimodal development approach, and map their needs to available front-end tools and back-end services to select the most suitable vendor(s).

Table Of Contents


  • A Bimodal Approach to Mobile App Development Is Imperative
  • Overcoming the Skills Shortage Challenge
  • Mobile App Development Technologies
  • Top Capabilities to Look for in a MADP Solution
    • Support for MBaaS and Back-End Integration
    • Cross-Platform and Omnichannel Capabilities
    • User Experience
    • ALM, Deployment and App Management
    • Tools to Extend Developer Productivity
    • Security
    • Templates and Part-Built Apps
  • Market Share Data
    • Myriad Pricing Models for MADP Tools and MBaaS Services
  • Forecast
  • Market Notes
  • Market Definition
  • Vendors in the Market

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