Apps 101: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to building a Mobile App

Building applications can be a laborious process. Sourcing work to bespoke app development studios is expensive, and there’s often a large backlog of applications built up within a business needing development. While there’s no magic bullet solution to clearing this backlog, there are tools that can help.

In today’s post, we’re going to look at building a mobile application on the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform as a complete beginner. Since mobile developers are an increasingly rare commodity, this post serves as an introduction to the concepts developers might need to re-skill as mobile developers. Hopefully,¬†we’ll also de-mystify the process of building a simple app.

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Mobile Apps versus Mobile Projects

In my interactions with customers trying to mobilize their enterprise applications and their workforce, especially the ones starting on this journey, one of the common thread that I come across is focus on client apps. Of course , UI/UX is a critical part of the project but its just a tip of the iceberg. There is a lot more that is happening behind the scenes. As with any other application development project, there are so many other parts of the projects like the business layer, common services layer, data access layer or what is commonly referred to as MBaaS(mobile-backend-as-a-service) in the mobility jargon, source-code version control, build process, security, scalability etc.

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