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Mobile Application Delivery – Choices, choices, choices        BLUG 2013       René Winkelmeyer        midpoints GmbH
About me                     midpoints GmbH                     http://www.midpoints.de                     IBM Advanced B...
About me                     •  Skype                             muenzpraeger                     •  Twitter             ...
Who are you?§  Manager?§  Administrator?§  Developer?                     4
What device types are you targeting?§  iOS§  Android§  BlackBerry§  Windows Phone§  ...                              ...
What are your requirements?§  Who is your target audience for the applications?§  Supporting different device types?§  ...
Agenda    -  Types of mobile applications    -  What are your goals? Do you have a strategy?    -  Usability    -  Costs  ...
Agenda    -  Types of mobile applications    -  What are your goals? Do you have a strategy?    -  Usability    -  Costs  ...
Types of mobile applications§  Web   §  Web application / website which runs on a HTTP server (i. e.       Domino)   § ...
Types of mobile applications§  Hybrid    §  Native application container which runs web inside (container-        like, ...
Types of mobile applications§  Native    §  Full native app, written in the device operting systems language    §  Give...
Types of mobile applications§  Not-Real-Native (NRN)   §  Specialised IDEs which convert (mostly) JavaScript to native  ...
Agenda    -  Types of mobile applications    -  What are your goals? Do you have a strategy?    -  Usability    -  Costs  ...
What are your goals? Do you have a strategy?§  What are your goals and your strategy?§  Defining them is mission critica...
What are your goals? Do you have a strategy?                              Time      Quality                               ...
What are your goals? Do you have a strategy?                Security                Usability          ???                ...
What are your goals? Do you have a strategy?§  Examples (bad ones):   §  We want to mobilize all existing applications! ...
What are your goals? Do you have a strategy?§  Examples (good ones):   §  We start to mobilize applications A, B and C. ...
Agenda    -  Types of mobile applications    -  What are your goals? Do you have a strategy?    -  Usability    -  Costs  ...
Usability       DO NEVER EVER       UNDERESTIMATE        USABILITY AND        YOUR USERS!                        20
Usability – Performance§  Users want to click (better: touch) and directly see a result. They    don‘t want to wait for 2...
Usability – Native feeling§  Users like doing things they are familiar with. And they like a kind of    same look and fee...
Usability – Network§  Network connectivity and latency is mission critical!§  Network connectivity and latency is missio...
Usability – Network§  Check how and when your mobile apps need to have an active    network connectivity. And consider th...
Agenda    -  Types of mobile applications    -  What are your goals? Do you have a strategy?    -  Usability    -  Costs  ...
Costs – Mostly free as in beer§  You normally don‘t have to invest in technology for development§  IDEs are free§  You ...
Agenda    -  Types of mobile applications    -  What are your goals? Do you have a strategy?    -  Usability    -  Costs  ...
Development§  Who are your developers?§  What are they able to do today?§  And what should they do tomorrow?§  What do...
Development§  Web applications / Hybrid applications    §  Web development knowledge needed (should be known to most    ...
Development§  Native applications    §  Specialised knowledge of new languages and frameworks        (Objective-C, Java,...
Development§  NRN applications   §  Web development/JavaScript knowledge needed (should be       known to most of the de...
Agenda    -  Types of mobile applications    -  What are your goals? Do you have a strategy?    -  Usability    -  Costs  ...
Security – Authentication§  Define which authentication methods (username/password or    certificate-based) you want to r...
Security – Local data encryption and backup§  How good should your data be secured? I assume very good.    Consider this ...
Agenda    -  Types of mobile applications    -  What are your goals? Do you have a strategy?    -  Usability    -  Costs  ...
Updating your applications§  The ease of updating applications is normally an administrators pet    peeve, but...    §  ...
Updating your applications§  So what are the ways?   §  Web applications....just update the server. Easy.   §  Any othe...
Agenda    -  Types of mobile applications    -  What are your goals? Do you have a strategy?    -  Usability    -  Costs  ...
Thank you very much!                       39
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BLUG 2013 - Mobile Application Delivery - Choices, choices, choices

  1. 1. Mobile Application Delivery – Choices, choices, choices BLUG 2013 René Winkelmeyer midpoints GmbH
  2. 2. About me midpoints GmbH http://www.midpoints.de IBM Advanced Business Partner IBM Design Partner for Domino Next IBM Mobile Design Partner Apple and Samsung MDM Partner Services •  Notes / Domino Consulting •  E-Mail Management •  App Development (IBM Connections, RCP, XPages, mobile) René Winkelmeyer We mobilize Notes Senior Consultant •  IBM Notes Traveler planning & deployment •  mobile app development •  Domino based iOS Device Management •  Domino based “Dropbox” for Notes and iOS OpenNTF •  File Navigator •  Generic NSF View Widget for IBM Connections •  org.openntf.domino – the better Domino Java API
  3. 3. About me •  Skype muenzpraeger •  Twitter muenzpraeger •  LinkedIn muenzpraeger •  Slideshare muenzpraeger •  G+ www.winkelmeyer.com/+ •  Web http://blog.winkelmeyer.com René Winkelmeyer http://www.midpoints.de Senior Consultant •  Mail mail@winkelmeyer.com rene.winkelmeyer@midpoints.de
  4. 4. Who are you?§  Manager?§  Administrator?§  Developer? 4
  5. 5. What device types are you targeting?§  iOS§  Android§  BlackBerry§  Windows Phone§  ... 5
  6. 6. What are your requirements?§  Who is your target audience for the applications?§  Supporting different device types?§  Ensure (high) security on application and server level?§  Deliver a good user experience?§  Time-to-delivery is critical?§  Keeping initial and permanent costs down?§  Application upgrades are important? 6
  7. 7. Agenda -  Types of mobile applications -  What are your goals? Do you have a strategy? -  Usability -  Costs -  Development -  Security -  Updates -  Summary 7
  8. 8. Agenda -  Types of mobile applications -  What are your goals? Do you have a strategy? -  Usability -  Costs -  Development -  Security -  Updates -  Summary 8
  9. 9. Types of mobile applications§  Web §  Web application / website which runs on a HTTP server (i. e. Domino) §  Written in HTML(5)/CSS/JavaScript §  Languages/methods could be XPages, PHP, Perl etc. §  You need HTML5 if you want to leverage device capabilities or some kind of local data storage §  Full code control available, no additional layer 9
  10. 10. Types of mobile applications§  Hybrid §  Native application container which runs web inside (container- like, i. e. PhoneGap) §  All techniques for web development apply §  Gives you access to native device capabilities like camera or geo §  Maybe enhanced with native code (Objective-C for iOS, Java for Android etc.) §  Mostly full code control, the container is an additional layer 10
  11. 11. Types of mobile applications§  Native §  Full native app, written in the device operting systems language §  Give access to advanced device capabilities like dedicated data encryption §  Full code control – no layers between your developers and functionality 11
  12. 12. Types of mobile applications§  Not-Real-Native (NRN) §  Specialised IDEs which convert (mostly) JavaScript to native code §  Can have access to advanced device capabilities §  Somehow code control available (I name it „soup of code“), heavily dependencies on the used framework) 12
  13. 13. Agenda -  Types of mobile applications -  What are your goals? Do you have a strategy? -  Usability -  Costs -  Development -  Security -  Updates -  Summary 13
  14. 14. What are your goals? Do you have a strategy?§  What are your goals and your strategy?§  Defining them is mission critical – not having them can lead to more work, more costs, dissatisfaction... 14
  15. 15. What are your goals? Do you have a strategy? Time Quality Costs 15
  16. 16. What are your goals? Do you have a strategy? Security Usability ??? Administration Development Costs 16
  17. 17. What are your goals? Do you have a strategy?§  Examples (bad ones): §  We want to mobilize all existing applications! §  We want to mobilize all available functionality of those applications. §  Development needs to be fast. Security and usability is kind of nice to have, we‘ll check that later on. §  We want to mobilize our applications for any platform (we don‘t know which will be used in the future). 17
  18. 18. What are your goals? Do you have a strategy?§  Examples (good ones): §  We start to mobilize applications A, B and C. §  In the mobile area we only need 10% of the applications functionality. §  We consider usability and security from the very beginning. §  We focus on defined operating systems and device types. 18
  19. 19. Agenda -  Types of mobile applications -  What are your goals? Do you have a strategy? -  Usability -  Costs -  Development -  Security -  Updates -  Summary 19
  20. 20. Usability DO NEVER EVER UNDERESTIMATE USABILITY AND YOUR USERS! 20
  21. 21. Usability – Performance§  Users want to click (better: touch) and directly see a result. They don‘t want to wait for 2 seconds. §  Web applications can have reasonable performance – but that heavily depends on the network. §  Hybrid applications behave like web applications. So probably with good performance. §  Native applications have the best performance. They are native. §  NRN applications can have a good performance. 21
  22. 22. Usability – Native feeling§  Users like doing things they are familiar with. And they like a kind of same look and feel. When they touch on the arrow in the top left corner they know that the app switches back to the previous screen. §  Web applications need a real good CSS to make things look native. At the end they don‘t feel native. §  Hybrid applications behave like web applications. §  Native applications do feel native – and they are native. Respect the UI guidelines of the operating system providers. §  NRN compile to native UI. They‘re doing a good job on that. If there‘s a bug – you can‘t fix it. 22
  23. 23. Usability – Network§  Network connectivity and latency is mission critical!§  Network connectivity and latency is mission critical!§  Network connectivity and latency is mission critical!§  Network connectivity and latency is mission critical!§  Network connectivity and latency is mission critical!§  Network connectivity and latency is mission critical!§  Network connectivity and latency is mission critical! 23
  24. 24. Usability – Network§  Check how and when your mobile apps need to have an active network connectivity. And consider that your users may have no or bad network access => Offline Usage. §  Web applications need network acces. Point. You‘ll need HTML5 applications if you want to store data locally (in the browsers data container). §  Hybrid applications...well...see the web part. §  Native applications can use the full range of on- and offline capabilites. §  NRN‘s give you access to on- and offline capabilities. 24
  25. 25. Agenda -  Types of mobile applications -  What are your goals? Do you have a strategy? -  Usability -  Costs -  Development -  Security -  Updates -  Summary 25
  26. 26. Costs – Mostly free as in beer§  You normally don‘t have to invest in technology for development§  IDEs are free§  You probably have the servers 26
  27. 27. Agenda -  Types of mobile applications -  What are your goals? Do you have a strategy? -  Usability -  Costs -  Development -  Security -  Updates -  Summary 27
  28. 28. Development§  Who are your developers?§  What are they able to do today?§  And what should they do tomorrow?§  What do you want to invest into their knowledge? 28
  29. 29. Development§  Web applications / Hybrid applications §  Web development knowledge needed (should be known to most of the developers) §  Based on what you want to do: dedicates framework knowledge needed (Dojo, Sencha, XPages mobile app controls, Bootstrap etc.) §  Eventually new IDE‘s needed §  Mostly well documented §  You can grab a cheap web freelancer for that 29
  30. 30. Development§  Native applications §  Specialised knowledge of new languages and frameworks (Objective-C, Java, .net) §  New IDE‘s for your developers §  Extremly well documented 30
  31. 31. Development§  NRN applications §  Web development/JavaScript knowledge needed (should be known to most of the developers) §  They bring their own IDE‘s §  Completly new frameworks with their own language (JavaScript) §  Quality of documentation ranges from unusable to good 31
  32. 32. Agenda -  Types of mobile applications -  What are your goals? Do you have a strategy? -  Usability -  Costs -  Development -  Security -  Updates -  Summary 32
  33. 33. Security – Authentication§  Define which authentication methods (username/password or certificate-based) you want to run – that defines your level of security access for (potential) confidential data. §  Web application (and hybrids) normally use username/password. They may use certificates – if you can put them onto the devices. §  Native applications are capable of any kind of authentication. §  NRN applications are normally capable of username/password authentication. You may add certificates – but then you‘ll have to write native code for each device. 33
  34. 34. Security – Local data encryption and backup§  How good should your data be secured? I assume very good. Consider this very well – there are huge differences between the technologies. §  Web and hybrid applications use the browser‘s storage. Hopefully it is safe. §  Native applications enable you to use every thinkable security §  Local in-app data encryption §  Some MDM providers provide MAM (Mobile Application Management) API‘s to add additional security §  Prevent app data backup §  NRN application are giving you a framework. Some have limited security, some don‘t have. 34
  35. 35. Agenda -  Types of mobile applications -  What are your goals? Do you have a strategy? -  Usability -  Costs -  Development -  Security -  Updates -  Summary 35
  36. 36. Updating your applications§  The ease of updating applications is normally an administrators pet peeve, but... §  Updates should made be easy §  You probably have a lot of users and devices to update 36
  37. 37. Updating your applications§  So what are the ways? §  Web applications....just update the server. Easy. §  Any other application needs a distribution way (think about in- place upgrades): §  Public App Store §  In-House App Store 37
  38. 38. Agenda -  Types of mobile applications -  What are your goals? Do you have a strategy? -  Usability -  Costs -  Development -  Security -  Updates -  Summary 38
  39. 39. Thank you very much! 39

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