The State of Mobile App Development: Past, Present, and Future
The mobile app development landscape is filled with a mixture of platforms, tools, frameworks, libraries, development strategies, and runtime environments. Sorting through it all is a daunting task. Picking the wrong platform, technology, and/or strategy can spell disaster for your mobile app projects.
Having a solid understanding of what’s required for mobile app development helps. However, knowing what the rest of the industry is using – now and in the near future – enabled you to make an informed decision when it comes to tackling your next mobile app project.
This session will examine the state of mobile app development: past, present, and future. We'll explore what developers are targeting today and forecast what they’ll be targeting in the next 12-18 months. We'll examine industry trends and provide a detailed analysis of the options available: the good, the bad, and the ugly. We'll look at tools and runtime environments. We'll even get our hands a little dirty with some code. You'll walk away with a clear understanding of where we're at and where we're headed.
Outline/structure of the Session
- A historical retrospective of mobile app development
- What is the current state of mobile app development?
- What are the industry trends in terms of platforms, library usage, languages, etc.?
- What options are available for building mobile apps?
- Advantages/Disadvantages of development approaches for mobile app development
- Where is mobile app development going?
- Wrap-up and resources
Attendees will gain valuable insights into the current state of mobile app development, including what the industry as-a-whole is doing for targeting platforms like iOS and Android. Additionally, attendees will learn the different approaches towards mobile app development that exist and will know the advantages/disadvantages of each approach. Finally, they will have a solid understanding of the state of mobile app development today and in the near future.
Project Managers and Developers