Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Mobile Applications and Development, 2016

Published: 18 July 2016

ID: G00290804

Analyst(s): Maritess Sobejana, Adrian Leow


The definition of "mobile" is perpetually evolving; mobile app development leaders are often overwhelmed by the choices available, such as between device types, app architectures, development tool options and the increasing number of available services that could be integrated.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Bots
    • Event-Driven Programming Models
    • Progressive Web Apps
    • Mobile DevOps
    • Omnichannel Apps
    • Hypothesis-Driven Development
    • Conversational User Interfaces
    • Virtual Personal Assistants
  • At the Peak
    • Rapid Mobile App Development Tools
    • Develop Your Own App
    • Mobile App Analytics
    • Mobile Marketing Analytics
    • Mobile Event Management
    • Full Life Cycle API Management
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • UX Tools
    • Mobile Back-End Services
    • Enterprise Mobile App Stores
    • Context-Enriched Services
    • Application Shielding
    • Client-Side MVC
    • Mobile App Testing Tools
    • Augmented Reality
    • Mobile VoIP
    • Hybrid Mobile App Containers
    • MADP
  • Climbing the Slope
    • HTML5
    • Hybrid Mobile Development
  • Entering the Plateau
    • EFSS
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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