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As we explore the evolving mobility landscape, new design and development patterns are emerging. How can we take what we have learned about the traditional software development lifecycle and apply that to the mobile development lifecycle? What becomes net new and what becomes an evolution of an existing pattern?
Although all of the same lifecycle domains exist, in the excitable haste to bring apps to market, many of the phases are being either short-changed or ignored entirely. Since mobile success relies on a stakeholder's positive perception of the user interface and interactions and the difference between usability and frustration can be a matter of just a few screen pixels, the design phase is critical in the mobile development lifecycle. The gaps between designs tools and requirements, however, can cause teams to skip steps in order to avoid the manual efforts needed. Leveraging JazzHub and Worklight together can help close this gap. Another area primed for evolution is the quality and test domain moving into the support phase, and Mobile Quality Assurance is designed to help drive further quality into this stage of the lifecycle. Getting an app deployed is not the end of the story; a smart mobile development lifecycle strategy accounts for repeatable test suites, maintenance, and sustained engineering. Even mature mobility strategies struggle to build integration with their development tools and business processes when bringing these domains together.
Leveraging our own expertise and what we see with our cross-industry client work at PointSource, Krista Meyer, Development Director for PointSource, discusses the emerging patterns around the mobile development lifecycle, future trends to address gap areas, and community-based standards solutions.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Krista Meyer is the Development Director for PointSource, helping clients be successful with enterprise mobility. Before working at PointSource, Krista was a Senior Development Manager, Business Operations Manager and Rational User Assistance Manager with IBM. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Indiana University Bloomington. Follow Krista on Twitter (@kristameyer).