Mobile Apps are not stand alone applications running on a mobile device anymore. Apps today are complex systems with back-ends hosted on clouds, with application servers, databases, API calls to external systems, and of course a powerful app running on a mobile device. Mobile App development and deployment is further complicated with todays need for supporting multiple mobile devices, with multiple OSes, multiple versions of the OSes, multiple form factors and varied network, CPU, GPU and memory specs.
DevOps - the new and growing movement addresses these development and deployment challenges. The goal of DevOps is to align Dev and Ops by introducing a set of principles and practices such as continuous integration and continuous delivery. Mobile apps take the need for these practices up a level due to their inherent distributed nature. Multi-platform mobile apps need even more care in applying DevOps principles as there are multiple platforms to be targeted, each with its own requirements, quirks, and nuanced needs.
This talk will introduce attendees to the basic practices of DevOps and then take a look at the DevOps challenges specific to cross-platform Mobile apps and present Best Practices to address them.