Cross-Platform Mobile Application Developers in High Demand
A recent article by Channel Insider emphasized the growing need for mobile application developers due to the skyrocketing demand of customers. According to GlobalLogic president Shashank Sumant, the simple fact of the matter is customers are not sure what platforms will eventually become dominant in the mobile computing space so they want to hedge their bets by supporting them all. While this may seem like a good choice, it takes a considerable amount of resources.
The article’s author, Michael Vizard, says the reality of mobile application development is that solution providers are going to have to have applications that run both natively and on the Web. One of the challenges of this mentioned by Sumant is that cross-platform mobile application development projects require a design-driven approach to application development that most developers still don’t fully appreciate.
In order to meet this growing demand, solution providers are turning open source application development platforms like Appcelerator that allow for standardized development across multiple platforms including native environments and HTML5. Sandeep Johri, chief operating officer (COO) for Appcelerator believes that offering the ability to write an application once and deploy it on multiple platforms is what has already attracted 1.7 million developers to the Appcelerator Titanium platform.
If you’d like to get more info on mobile trends, be sure and attend our upcoming webcast on April 19th at 10 AM (PDT). Scott Ellison, VP Mobile & Connected Consumer Platforms at IDC will be joining us to discuss his insights into the latest mobile app trends and what the future might hold for new app developer opportunities over the course of the next 6-18 months.
We would love to hear from you. Do you use cross-platform tools like Appcelerator on a regular basis? Are you seeing more demand for cross-platform applications?