MPS Partners helps businesses simplify the implementation, adoption and support of Microsoft platforms to increase enterprise efficiency and automation.
Mobile and the Microsoft Platform
Our mobile solution delivers a practical design, architecture and development strategy that focuses on user experience, business functions and total cost of ownership.
Over the past few years, mobile applications (both phone and slate) have been widely adopted on many different platforms. For organizations, this trend has posed two problems:
You cannot easily move existing applications to a less powerful mobile platform. You cannot take a full screen browser solution and try to retrofit it for a smaller display. You cannot take a workflow approval function with several screens and many steps and try to force it onto an occasionally connected mobile device.
The design of mobile applications needs to be thought through and developed differently. Organizations must decide if they are building device-specific applications or trying to develop a single application and run it on multiple device platforms.
The single device application will be easier to develop and be feature-rich with the access to specific functions on the device, but will not have the immediate reach that a multiple platform device application would have. The multiple device application will leverage server side development and deliver data to the device generically with a thin device-specific application developed separately. MPS Partners has developed these small wrapper applications across the major platforms using a hybrid approach combining device-specific features and a mobile browser.
Each approach is viable based on the goals of the application and the audience. Device-specific applications allow individual device features and functions to be leveraged to their fullest. Hybrid applications have become more and more appealing as a way to keep the costs of cross platform development down by developing the core of the application using web technologies, a skill typically available in-house.
Both application and management challenges to mobility are solvable. In fact, in most instances, solutions can be implemented using tools and software already put in place by your IT organization. MPS Partners can assist in the planning, architecture and implementation for all your mobility solution needs.
Please contact us at 312.756.1760 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our Windows Mobile services.