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Solutions for Developers and Publishers to Reduce Development Costs and Time to Market
Research2Guidance, August 2011, Pages: 53
With the application development market becoming a mass market and the ongoing platform fragmentation, there has been a strong demand for tools/solutions which make the app creation process more efficient.
This report shows ways of to to improve efficiency.
The report provides a detailed overview of some dominant cross-platform and white-label app solutions for developers and publishers. It concentrates on the cross-platform app development tools and white-label solutions for application developers and publishers. The targeted audience for the report includes CEOs and Marketing Managers of companies providing application development services, as well as IT, Marketing and Purchasing Managers of companies who are planning the publish mobile applications. Mobile network operators (MNO) and mobile handset manufacturers will benefit from key insights into the application developer market to improve their app store ecosystems.
Some of the questions the report answers are:
1. What are the ready-to-use solutions out there to reduce development cost and time to market?
2. What industries and use-cases are targeted by current white-label solutions?
3. Which mobile platforms and APIs do multi-platform solutions provide access to?
4. What are the costs and pricing models of these tools?
The report especially features 38 industry and 25 multi-platform app development tools that help to reduce development cost and time.
2 Solutions for developers and publishers to reduce development costs and time to market
2.1 Need for universal apps
2.2 Industry specific solutions: serving the long tail with white-label applications
2.2.1 White-label application categories
2.2.2 Pricing models
2.2.3 Preferred mobile platforms, vendor backgrounds and target industries of white-label application vendors
2.2.4 Vendor and solution list of genuine white-label applications
2.2.5 Vendor and solution list of marketplace platform applications
2.2.6 Vendor and solution list of tailored white-label applications
2.2.7 Vendor and solution list of self-creation platforms
2.3 Multi-platform development
2.3.1 Classification of multi-platform application development solutions
2.3.2 Comparison of multi-platform development solutions by mobile platform coverage
2.3.3 Comparison of multi-platform development solutions by programming codes
2.3.4 Pricing models
2.3.5 Solution profiles: Five market leaders
2.3.6 Solution profiles: Five innovative solutions
3.1 Multi-platform solution profiles
3.2 About research2guidance
3.3 List of figures
3.4 List of tables
List of Figures
Figure 1: Rationale of application development solutions
Figure 2: Percentage of white-label solutions built for different operating systems
Figure 3: Share of white-label solutions offering multi-platform support
Figure 4: White-label apps target industries
Figure 5: White-label application developers
Figure 6: Multi-platform development solutions pricing structure
Figure 7: Openness of multi-platform development solutions
List of Tables
Table 1: White-label application categories overview
Table 2: Genuine white-label applications
Table 3: Marketplace platform applications
Table 4: Tailored white-label applications
Table 5: Application self-creation platforms
Table 6: Overview of application development approaches and solutions
Table 7: Platforms, supported by multi-platform development solutions
Table 8: Code languages used by multi-platform development solutions
Table 9: PhoneGap API support on different platforms
Table 10: Rhodes API support on different platforms
Table 11: OpenPlug API support on different platforms
Table 12: Grapple API support on different platforms
Table 13: Quick Connect API support on different platforms
Table 14: MoSync API support on different platforms
Table 15: AirPlay SDK API support on different platforms
Table 16: LiveCode API support on different platforms
Table 17: Worklight API support on different platforms
- OpenPlug Studio
- Adobe AIR
- Quick Connect
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