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Mobile Is Building for the Future!

Inspiring Generations to Come!

It came to me whilst watching the London 2012 Olympics and after reading Eric Lai's blog last week (http://www.zdnet.com/what-olympic-sports-use-the-most-mobile-technology-7000001746/), that mentioned Mobile Apps used during the Olympics, that not only is London 2012 aiming to Inspire a Generation but the Mobile age that we are in now will also have the same effect. We are currently building Mobile Apps, for the Consumer Market and the Enterprise that will have a profound reach into the future. Just like the construction companies in building the Olympic Park we too as Mobile architects, designers and developers need to have a plan in mind.

For the Mobile Enterprise App, its foundations are Device Security & Management. This base needs to be rock solid, thought about and put into place first, with Mobile Governance policies also documented. Then and only then can the rest of the construction start.

Think of the App as the Building... its built for a specific reason and its exterior is the UX. Just like any building designed by a visionary architect, the mobile app expected by the Prosumer in your company, must be designed to achieve an amazing experience. One that achieves a beautiful and compelling app.

Just like the design of a Building, the Mobile Enterprise App should be developed on an Industrial Strength Reproducible Blueprint/Technology. The Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) is a way of forward thinking! It protects the investment of your company in the mobilisation of your core assets... your information from existing systems. It enables the creation of apps for multiple Mobile OS' and multiple back end systems, in a way that uses reusable construction blocks.

For building the Mobile Enterprise a skilled and aware development workforce is needed again, just like a construction site... It is not just about heavy lifting. So keep track of available Developer Programs and Resources, that aid the investigation, education and integration of existing skilled personnel into the wide and wonderful world of Mobile.

Inspire Mobile Generations to Come!

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More Stories By Ian Thain

As one of the Sybase Technical Evangelists, Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world and his sessions are always very well attended. He also writes education classes, whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and publishes regularly in Journals such as SYS-CON's PBDJ and International Developer Magazine. He is also the Sybase Unwired Platform & PocketBuilder Evangelist and works closely with the team in Dublin, CA and Concord, MA on new features and demonstrations for the products. In his customer-facing Evangelist role, Ian is very involved with the design, production and testing of Enterprise class Unwired Solutions, that have been implemented using Sybase's Unwired tools for Sybase customers around the globe. In addition, Ian is a dedicated technical expert continually working with Sybase's key partners and clients to enhance the capabilities of the Unwired solutions that Sybase can offer to its customers. Ian can also be found on Twitter @ithain