Gartner Critical Capabilities for Mobile Application Development Platforms

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.

Gartner’s Critical Capabilities research complements the Gartner Magic Quadrant with further insights—identifying which solutions best fit various use cases. In other words, Magic Quadrants position vendors in a market, while Critical Capabilities provides a deeper dive into vendors’ products and services. Together, they offer a comprehensive view that provides powerful insight when making technology decisions.

Key Takeaways

• MADPs continue to evolve rapidly to support capabilities beyond just smartphone and tablet apps, and into desktop web, wearables, and channels driven by the Internet of Things (IoT).

• Increasingly, rapid mobile app development (RMAD) capabilities are needed in MADPs to complement code-centric approaches for greater collaboration between business and IT.

• Mobile app life cycle management processes, such as testing and analytics, become challenging as the number of apps proliferate.

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