Collaboration tools, followed by enterprise instant messaging, and logistical tools were cited by global developers as the most important enterprise application for mobile devices, according to a new report by Evans Data.
Mobile developers saw these as more important than social networking tools and blogging features.
“With the emergence of new mobile platforms, the proliferation of more complex mobile devices in the workplace and the rapid growth of mobile applications, the enterprise is under pressure to support the business benefits of mobility directly,” said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data.
“Mobile platforms are already much more than just an adjunct in the enterprise development arena.”
Other highlights of the report include:
*Two thirds of developers indicate they don not use cross-compilation tools to help port apps between platforms.
*The biggest challenge for mobile developers is cross-platform testing.
*Security is the most important feature when considering platforms to target mobile apps.