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MobiCloud: a novel infrastructure
for developing and managing
corporate appstores
Xavier Aubry, Appear
2
Agenda
• Key Challenges of Corporate Appstores
• The 3C of MobiCloud: Cloud, Context and Cross-Platform
• Implementation...
3
Corporate Appstore Benefits
Manage corporate
mobile applications
across their entire
lifecycle, from
development to
depl...
4
Corporate Appstore Infrastructure
Platform SDK
Ready-made
Apps
Agile
Development
Continuous
Integration &
Testing
Change...
5
• Taking control of heterogeneous mobility
initiatives: platform vs silos
– Early trial silos will grow and become full
...
6
• Ensuring robust and cost-effective
integration with legacy systems: rich SDK
– About 50% of a new enterprise mobile
ap...
7
• Re-using existing code base: ready made
apps vs custom developments
– Forget about “there is already an app for
everyt...
8
• Involving end-users as early as possible
in design phase : agile development
• Keeping flexibility during deployment
p...
9
Lessons Learned from MobiCloud Project
Founding partners
10
Building the Right Ecosystem
CLOUD
MobiCloud Platform
CONTEXT
CROSS-
PLATFORM
MobiCloud SDK
ApplicationDevelopers
Syste...
11
Selecting the Right Architecture
Back End ERP
Systems
Operations
IT Support
Team Leader
Field
Employees
Connecting Back...
12
Cloud – Cheaper, Leaner, Faster
• Flexible capacity
• Pay as you go
• Switch to OPEX = immediate ROI
• Continuous deplo...
13
Context – Enhanced Workflow
GPS: N 59°38.304’ E 17°56.368'
ID: Certified Engineer #42
Current Task: Airframe Check
Exte...
14
Context – Advanced Ergonomics
Context Strategy : Deliver genuine and ergonomic ‘app experience’.
Apps must deliver a tr...
15
Cross Platform – Native vs HTML5
• Native, Hybrid or Web?
• Show of Hands
– How many type of OS are you planning to sup...
16
Mobility Transformation @Costain
Highways
Nuclear
Airports
Education
Water
Rail
17
Mobility Transformation @Costain
• Developing a series of user cases to help drive
efficiencies in time and cost into c...
Mobility Transformation @Costain
Using a standard
iPad, a site engineer
can document
construction project
events and
trans...
Lessons Learned
Patrick Okkersen, EsperantoXL
20
Previous experience with mobile helps adopting better
strategy
21
BYOD BYOD is unavoidable
22
Close collaboration in design
23
Do gentle deployments
Join the MobiCloud
Community:
www.mobicloudproject.eu
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  1. 1. MobiCloud: a novel infrastructure for developing and managing corporate appstores Xavier Aubry, Appear
  2. 2. 2 Agenda • Key Challenges of Corporate Appstores • The 3C of MobiCloud: Cloud, Context and Cross-Platform • Implementation Example • Key Take Aways
  3. 3. 3 Corporate Appstore Benefits Manage corporate mobile applications across their entire lifecycle, from development to deployment and support Integration Deployment Use ManagementTroubleshooting Analytics App Development IT Mgr Users Developers Support Diagnostics Managers
  4. 4. 4 Corporate Appstore Infrastructure Platform SDK Ready-made Apps Agile Development Continuous Integration & Testing Change Management Employee Appstore
  5. 5. 5 • Taking control of heterogeneous mobility initiatives: platform vs silos – Early trial silos will grow and become full production silos, so adopt a platform approach – It’s good to let your business units run wild with new application ideas, but it’s wrong to let them do so without guidance – A failed trial is one more nail in the coffin of your mobility strategy: you only have once chance to impress your end-users, get it right from the start! Key Technology Challenges
  6. 6. 6 • Ensuring robust and cost-effective integration with legacy systems: rich SDK – About 50% of a new enterprise mobile application’s code is related to the back end integration connector – Poorly designed connectors are a major point of failure of the overall system – The connector needs to support the current back-end configuration (and any subsequent upgrade that the back-end vendor will implement without letting you know!) Key Technology Challenges
  7. 7. 7 • Re-using existing code base: ready made apps vs custom developments – Forget about “there is already an app for everything in public appstores” – But don’t try to reinvent the wheel every time a new business request comes and spend 6 months building a new app from scratch – Best of both worlds: ready-made enterprise app templates that can be easily customized to your needs Key Technology Challenges
  8. 8. 8 • Involving end-users as early as possible in design phase : agile development • Keeping flexibility during deployment phase: continuous integration and testing • Ensuring end-user adoption and compliance: change management Key Process Challenges
  9. 9. 9 Lessons Learned from MobiCloud Project Founding partners
  10. 10. 10 Building the Right Ecosystem CLOUD MobiCloud Platform CONTEXT CROSS- PLATFORM MobiCloud SDK ApplicationDevelopers System Integrators Business Users SaaS Providers Independent Software Vendors
  11. 11. 11 Selecting the Right Architecture Back End ERP Systems Operations IT Support Team Leader Field Employees Connecting Back-End Systems To Field Service Employees
  12. 12. 12 Cloud – Cheaper, Leaner, Faster • Flexible capacity • Pay as you go • Switch to OPEX = immediate ROI • Continuous deployment = supporting rapid end-user iterations for maximum benefits
  13. 13. 13 Context – Enhanced Workflow GPS: N 59°38.304’ E 17°56.368' ID: Certified Engineer #42 Current Task: Airframe Check External Temperature: -10⁰C Asset Number: LN-RRB Closest Mechanic: Larsson, Ulf Right Information Right User Right Place Right Time
  14. 14. 14 Context – Advanced Ergonomics Context Strategy : Deliver genuine and ergonomic ‘app experience’. Apps must deliver a true business functionality related to core business processes, unlike many apps that are merely pared-down websites disguised as apps. Context Status Info (ex location, route, etc.) Context-filtered messages Context-aware shortcuts (most relevant applications)
  15. 15. 15 Cross Platform – Native vs HTML5 • Native, Hybrid or Web? • Show of Hands – How many type of OS are you planning to support: 1,2,3, more? – Have you selected an architecture: none yet, native, web, hybrid, other? • Mobile Development Myths
  16. 16. 16 Mobility Transformation @Costain Highways Nuclear Airports Education Water Rail
  17. 17. 17 Mobility Transformation @Costain • Developing a series of user cases to help drive efficiencies in time and cost into current processes both on site and in other areas of the business • Identifying key user cases and develop these into working mobile applications for trail and release across the business • Creating a full suite of apps to replace inefficient paper based and disjointed processes on site, whilst backing up data in a cloud based system • Offering these apps to Costain employees and subcontractors in an corporate app store set up
  18. 18. Mobility Transformation @Costain Using a standard iPad, a site engineer can document construction project events and transparently sync them over the air, in realtime
  19. 19. Lessons Learned Patrick Okkersen, EsperantoXL
  20. 20. 20 Previous experience with mobile helps adopting better strategy
  21. 21. 21 BYOD BYOD is unavoidable
  22. 22. 22 Close collaboration in design
  23. 23. 23 Do gentle deployments
  24. 24. Join the MobiCloud Community: www.mobicloudproject.eu
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