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The rise of mobile devices like smart phones and tablets has done more than give us the tools to fill our free time by flinging birds, or change the way we connect to friends and family. It has revolutionized the way many companies do business. The increased use of applications in the workplace has placed serious demands on developers. A powerful enterprise app requires a much more sophisticated backend than Angry Birds, however, because its users will expect advanced data connectivity, visualization, and security features. Ideally, this backend would be easy to replicate and implement in whatever applications are being developed.
The simple solution for this dilemma is Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS).
MBaaS is a specialized term that falls under the greater umbrella of “Platform-as-a-Service” (PaaS). It refers specifically to PaaS offerings that include the robust data connectivity and security features that are required by today’s business applications. By adopting a cloud-based backend solution like MBaaS, companies can drastically speed up app development and efficiency by utilizing the same services across all of their app offerings. That means that choosing an MBaaS is a big deal, so it’s important to make the right decision. Recently, Progress sponsored an InfoWorld paper detailing the finer points of app development in the cloud, including what to look for in an MBaaS. Look it over, and make sure when you are selecting an MBaaS you keep these 9 features in mind.
An experienced content and social media marketing professional, Michelle writes frequently about the practical applications of information technology.
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