A Mobile Platform able to Provide Unmatched Productivity, Flexibility and Scalability
The cloud version of SAP Mobile Platform 3.0 is built on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, an open, standards-based platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that shall allow SAP customers and partners to build and deploy custom applications in SAP data centers around the world. The cloud version shall also allow for rapid deployment of packaged, highly scalable native and hybrid apps on iOS, Android, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry. The latest versions are intended to provide unmatched productivity for developers via a comprehensive set of platform services, an open standards-based architecture and by embracing a “bring-your-own-tools” (BYOT) strategy through integration with third-party development tools. Millions of developers shall be able to use SAP Mobile Platform to create beautiful user-centric employee, business and consumer mobile apps, rather than spending time learning new tools and protocols.
“Today’s most successful businesses run mobile, so to stay competitive companies need to move quickly to implement a future-proof mobile strategy on an integrated, open, standards-based mobile platform,” said Anthony Reynolds, senior vice president, Worldwide Mobile Sales and Solutions, SAP. “We worked extensively with customers and partners to design and build our breakthrough new platform to provide a seamless user experience that lowers total cost of ownership for IT and lowers total cost of development for any type of mobile app. Early interest and feedback is fantastic and we are excited to bring this new platform to the broader market.”
With a forecasted 102 billion mobile apps to be downloaded in 2013 (Gartner, September 2013) , many app developers now prefer to develop for mobile devices over desktops.“Our research shows that all applications will be mobilized, making full application lifecycle management critical for protecting mobile investment,” said Chris Marsh, principal analyst, Yankee Group. “Companies will look to integrated platforms along with open standards and interoperability to gain longevity. The leading mobile app platforms will be characterized by open and extensible architectures, an API management and data orchestration layer, extensive developer libraries, agnosticism to tools, infrastructures and standards, integrated testing and analytics and a rich ecosystem.”
The 3.0 release of SAP Mobile Platform shall integrate the primary mobile application solutions from SAP — including SAP NetWeaver Gateway technology, Sybase Mobiliser and Syclo Agentry — to meet current and future mobile app use cases. The combination is envisioned to provide businesses of all sizes and in all industries a complete, highly flexible platform capable of handling mobile requirements for designing, building, testing, deploying, scaling and securely optimizing any app for any user.