Mobile devices are the fastest-growing enterprise platforms in IT. Mobile App development industry has gained huge popularity as more and more people are opting for Apps to expand their business on a worldwide level. You probably use a range of different apps in your everyday life. Enterprise IT shops and software publishers alike are moving every possible application to run on tablets, smartphones, and even smartwatches
Mobile app development has been steadily growing, in revenues and jobs created. A 2013 analyst report estimates there are 529,000 direct app economy jobs within the EU 28 members, 60% of which are mobile app developers. As part of the development process, mobile user interface (UI) design is also essential in the creation of mobile apps. UI design’s goal is mainly to create understandable, user-friendly interface. The UI of mobile apps should:
- consider users’ limited attention
- minimize keystrokes
- be task-oriented with a minimum set of functions
Mobile UIs, or front-ends, rely on mobile back-ends to support access to enterprise systems. The mobile back-end facilitates data routing, security, authentication, authorization, working off-line, and service orchestration. This functionality is supported by a mix of middleware components including mobile app server, mobile backend as a service (MBaaS), and service-oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure.