08 Jul The Potential Powers of a Mobility Platform

From Reddit to Uber, Facebook to Airbnb, platform-based companies are creating disruptions in the digital space and shaping innovative business models.  Though vastly different, all platforms share one distinct trait:  they provide an infrastructure in which value can be generated and exchanged to stimulate rapid growth, opening up limitless possibilities to reach untapped markets and serve new customers.  A Mobile Application Development Platform (MADP) is no exception.  It enables the creation of solutions that harness the strategic values of mobility to propel businesses forward.

With the massive influx and advanced capabilities of smart phones in today’s networked ecosystem, forward thinking organizations are embracing digital transformation through enterprise mobility and recognizing the fact that “going mobile” is no longer a trend but a necessity.  As more organizations begin to leverage the tremendous opportunities created by mobile tech, they are also becoming more likely to build their own custom apps.  A recent study by Gartner showed that in 2015, about 60% of organizations were engaged in mobile app development and by 2016, that number had jumped to 73%.  If so, what are the elements of a robust platform that will serve as a solid foundation upon which apps are created and consumed?

Just as a platform provides the necessary lift for work to be done in construction, a robust MADP equips developers with the essential tools and services to build, deploy and manage solutions in a user-centric, fully integrated framework. Based on our experience and decades long expertise in enterprise mobility, we have defined six essential elements of a comprehensive MADP architecture:

Development flexibility: promote an agile, iterative approach to innovation through open-standard technology to ensure that continuous improvements are implemented without any proprietary constraints or artificial barriers. 

Simplified maintenance and ease of use: reduce IT burden with a low-code, intuitive interface for citizen developers to easily customize and manage apps.

Security infrastructure for data protection: safeguard sensitive, mission critical data with enhanced security layers.

Cross-device compatibility for multiple operating systems: deploy mobile applications rapidly across the spectrum of devices and operating systems to support both CYOD and BYOD policies.

Pre-built components for easy integration with backend systems: preserve and extend existing legacy systems to capitalize the enterprise data constructs and avoid costly ‘rip and replace’.

Dashboard for actionable business insights: provide contextual data and statistics on app usage to ascertain operational effectiveness and efficiency.
 

Most recent analyst reports from 2017 reveal that nearly 80% of organizations are actively working on some sort of mobile initiative either internally or with third party vendors to meet changing business demands.  Unlock digital transformation in your organization by selecting a platform that will achieve your enterprise objectives.  Stay up to date with the latest trends in mobile applications by signing up for our newsletter and check out how the Kaonsoft Enterprise Mobility Platform (KEMP™) can power your business.