Mobile application development

Rapid development, delivery and continuous improvement of quality mobile apps

IBM® mobile application development solutions help you meet the challenges of delivering and continuously improving differentiated mobile experiences. From supporting a range of devices and operating systems to meeting ever-changing user requirements to addressing testing, integration, security, quality assurance and maintenance—IBM solutions offer you an integrated development environment with the flexibility to deliver innovative mobile apps rapidly and effectively.

Technology overview

Extend your business with native, HTML5 and hybrid mobile apps.

Buyer’s guide

Identify key capabilities needed to extend your enterprise to mobile devices.

Related solutions

Learn more about related IBM solutions to help you create and manage compelling and innovative mobile apps.

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Build more robust native applications with IBM MobileFirst Platform

Deliver and manage mobile app development more securely.

IBM MobileFirst platform compared to “do it yourself”

Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of two approaches.

Improve your mobile application security with IBM MobileFirst Platform

Learn how to create and deliver security-rich mobile applications.

IBM mobile application development products comprise one of the most advanced platforms for native mobile app development and one of the fastest ways to create hybrid and web apps.

These products include:

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IBM MobileFirst® Platform

Helps reduce complexity with a platform that can not only build and deploy your apps, but also secure them, manage their lifecycle and integrate them into the enterprise.

IBM MobileFirst Platform Application Scanning

Helps lower costs and reduce risk by identifying mobile application source code vulnerabilities early in the software development lifecycle

IBM MobileFirst Platform Cloudant Data Layer Local Edition

Addresses the hybrid cloud demands of mobile application data management.

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation

Provides an open platform to develop, test, secure and manage native, hybrid and mobile web apps.

IBM MobileFirst Platform Presence Insights

Optimizes the mobile experience by gaining insights into activity in and around a physical location.

IBM MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance

Validates mobile apps with testers and beta users and analyzes feedback from idea through production.

Learn the basics

  • Good Apps, Bad Apps – The ROI of Creating Exceptional Mobile Moments

    Good Apps, Bad Apps – The ROI of Creating Exceptional Mobile Moments

    Learn the key drivers of good apps and the costs of failure

  • Webcast: The Top Signs Your Apps Were Built for Today, Not Tomorrow

    The top signs your apps were built for today, not tomorrow

    Are your mobile application development practices sustainable?

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    How comprehensive is your mobile application testing?

    This paper describes critical mobile application testing scenarios and execution engines

  • The cost of a bad app (and how to deliver a good one, fast)

    See how the quality of your mobile apps can impact your organization’s reputation and revenue.

Explore IBM solutions

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    Build more robust native applications with IBM MobileFirst Platform

    Improve your ability to deliver more effective native mobile apps

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    IBM MobileFirst Platform - Technology overview

    Extend your business with HTML5, hybrid, and native apps that reach a variety of mobile devices.

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    Improve your mobile application security with IBM MobileFirst Platform

    Understand how to create and deliver security-rich mobile applications

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    Mobile Application Demos on Demand

    Watch how to rapidly develop, test, secure and manage top-quality mobile apps

Compare and Decide

  • Gartner Magic for Mobile Application Development Platforms

    Gartner Magic for Mobile Application Development Platforms

    Learn about the leading vendors in mobile application platforms

  • Buyer's guide to mobile application platforms

    Identify key capabilities needed to extend your enterprise to mobile devices

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    IBM MobileFirst Platform compared to "do-it-yourself"

    Discover the advantages of an IBM MobileFirst Developer solution

  • IBM MobileFirst Developer Edition trial

    Build and manage mobile apps with an integrated platform.

 

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