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5app Brings Out Guidance for IT Decision Makers
[December 12, 2012]

5app Brings Out Guidance for IT Decision Makers

Dec 13, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- 5app has released guidance for IT decision makers looking to connect with their mobile workforce.

According to a release, there is no escaping the impact of BYOD on IT departments, resulting in IT decision makers investigating ways in which to interact with mobile employees. 5app's CTO, Dr Tim King, advises that it is a necessity to understand the limitations of mobile technologies, especially the communications infrastructure, in order to develop an enterprise app that actually delivers mobile data security and real business value.

Tim King, Chief Technology Officer at 5app, said, "When considering commissioning or developing a mobile app, you need to look over and beyond the normal design issues. Firstly, consider what devices you need to support from the start. If you are going to need cross-platform, think about it early - don't start with one device type and then consider moving to other platforms if the first is a success as this doubles, triples or even quadruples your costs." For CTOs looking to connect with their mobile workforce, exploit the enterprise app development market and benefit from communication with a mobile workforce, it is vital to consider: -Apps increasingly have to run on a multitude of platforms ranging from Blackberry and iPhone to Android and Windows 8.

-The mobile experience needs to mirror the quality of corporate solutions - with good performance, reliability and availability.


-Getting it wrong can be an expensive mistake: if an app is commissioned and written using the wrong technique users may end with an app that will not communicate reliably, and have to start all over again.

-Take care when choosing a framework as not all provide features such as push data that you'll need for most of your line-of-business processes.

-Choose a framework that supports communication as standard. After all communication and mobile data security is the key to mobilising the enterprise.

5app Limited is a mobile application software developer headquartered at the Bristol and Bath Science Park and has an office in London.

The 5app Factory is a cloud-based environment for the rapid application development of real-time, enterprise-scale, mobile business applications with built-in workflow, geolocation reporting, data reliability and transactional integrity.

5app noted that it enables businesses to develop applications once only and then to deploy a single version across all types of smartphones and tablets. e.g. iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows and Symbian.

5app uses standard web-programming tools HTML5, CSS and Javascript and connects to any enterprise system using standard APIs. Through the use of real-time communications, data reliability and transactional integrity are guaranteed even when remote mobile devices are 'sleeping' or phone reception is intermittent.

5app is designed to provide enterprise-scale applications through the use of its in-built workflow editors and geolocation reporting features.

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