4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jul 5, 2016
Training on the platform went well with a knowledgeable instructor. Touchpoint consulting service was great to deepen our knowledge of the platform beyond the training and focus on architechture of key components over our time period for development. We could have done a better job on our end by focusing more as business in getting the initial app developed quicker, instead of the slow-burn approach we "enjoyed".
Plan on learning to crawl, then walk, then run. Be realistic about how you team will adapt to the new technology. Be willing to dedicate the time as a business to focus on delivering a great app quickly.
Multi-platform development capabilities were most important to us. We needed to be able to cover most platforms (iOS/Android/Win) with our first app. The mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) provided by Arrow was quick and easy to setup for our data storage and retrieval needs.
Arrow connectors should be able to connect to our backend without requiring their virtual-private-cloud offering which increases the TCO. Like Salesforce.com using a multi-tenant architecture with white-listed IP addresses to accomplish the same thing.
Our initial Jumpstart consulting effort was a bit stymied both from our timing and from the assigned consultant. It seemed that the consultant was always playing catchup to where we wanted to be. It did not help that the upgrade to Arrow (4.0) happened during the middle of this effort. After we were able to engage the Touchpoint services, with a very knowledgeable consultant, we were learning and engaging at a much faster pace.
We would dedicate a business initiative and entire development team to make the effort achievable in a more reasonable timeframe.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed May 12, 2016
Vendor and sales team are very responsive to the requests. They offered us access to an architect for training and to do a POC.
Use it for smaller and limited use not for critical longer term applications.
Easy to deploy and make updates, it takes seconds.
forced into the proprietary coding.
They are very connected to the user communities, they need to allow for usage of other technologies and languages with their IDE.
Did not fit our device independent strategy. Had to learn proprietary language and formats that made upgrading to Angular very hard.
Very knowledgeable and dedicated to getting the devs. up and running fast.
cloud based, easy IDE install.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Apr 26, 2016
Appcelerator helped us enter the mobile solutions market rather quickly and with great success. The ease of use and ability to generate cross-platform code were instrumental in being able to develop applications rapidly thereby allowing us to innovate in an agile way and increase our speed to market. Their satellite offerings (ACS, analytics, Soasta, arrow) provide value, but overall maturity is lacking in some areas.
Push for regular calls with both their support team as well as their product roadmap folks to ensure you are getting the attention on issues and requests.
Speed of app development.
ACS offering presents good opportunities for quick cloud integration but is a bit glitchy and lacks maturity.
Their support seems a little thin at times, resulting in some delay to resolution. We've had occasional issues with ACS support. Regular calls with their support team help keep things moving.
With regards to Appcelerator, nothing.
They are always willing to resolve issues.