Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Mobile Application Development Platforms

Published: 09 August 2016

ID: G00290880

Analyst(s): Jason Wong , Adrian Leow , Joachim Herschmann , Van Baker , Marty Resnick


IT faces increasing pressure to deliver a wide variety of mobile apps — quickly and cost-effectively — but the mobile tools market continues to evolve quickly. This research helps mobile and app development leaders evaluate the most appropriate MADP across four common enterprise mobile app use cases.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Adobe
    • IBM
    • Kony
    • Mendix
    • Microsoft
    • Oracle
    • OutSystems
    • Pegasystems
    • Progress
    • Red Hat
    • Salesforce
    • SAP
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Low-Code/No-Code App Building Tool
    • High-Productivity IDE
    • Cloud and Mobile Back-End Services
    • Integration and API Management
    • Platform Security and Certification
    • UX, Process and Data Modeling
    • UI and Native API Support
    • Omnichannel Support
    • Content Management/Dynamic Updates
    • App Analytics and Reporting
    • App Testing/Life Cycle Management
  • Use Cases
    • B2C Informational
    • B2C Transactional
    • B2E Simple
    • B2E Complex
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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