With the increased consumerization of IT and the impending flood of tablet devices into the enterprise, IT departments have been called upon to support a variety of mobile devices. They are also tasked with delivering business-critical information to users when and where it’s needed.
Companies have a choice of mobilizing their business applications by leveraging existing browser-based mobile apps or utilizing a mobile enterprise application platform (MEAP) to build native apps. But which solution is best? Other considerations in mobile app development include mitigating security issues such as privacy and authentication, implementing multi-platform support, and enabling online/offline data access and synchronization.