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Gartner Ranks Mobile Development Platforms

IBM, Kony, Salesforce, Adobe and Microsoft were named as Leaders.


Market research firm Gartner has released a new Magic Quadrant report that ranks the various mobile application development platform (MADP) vendors. It assesses the capabilities of 17 different mobile development platforms, naming IBM, Kony, Salesforce, Microsoft and Adobe as Leaders. The Visionary quadrant included Pegasystems, OutSystems, Progress, Mendix and Red Hat, while SAP and Oracle were listed among the Challengers. The Niche Player quadrant included Appian, Appcelerator, DSI, Backbase and Embarcadero.

"The MADP market offers tools, technologies, components and services that together constitute the critical elements of an integrated platform," the report states. "The MADP enables an organization to design, develop, test, deploy, distribute, manage and analyze a portfolio of cross-platform mobile apps running on a range of devices and addressing the requirements of diverse use cases, including external-facing and internal-facing scenarios."

According to Gartner, one-third of enterprises used an MADP last year, but three-quarters are likely to do so by 2020.

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