Look for VMware and Red Hat to get with the mobile development program


Mobile development is really big. Taking notes.

Originally posted on Gigaom:

Mobile app development is big. If you don’t believe it, check out Microsoft’s Azure Mobile Services. Or AWS Mobile Services. Or Google’s Mobile Back-end Starter. Or Facebook’s acquisition of Parse last year. IBM is also trying to weave together SoftLayer, BlueMix and WebSphere to come up with its own mobile-focused dev platform. There’s clearly a lot of action here.

The theory is that mobile app developers need something more tuned to their experience than a general-purpose Platform as a Service (PaaS). Since mobile-first is now the law of the land, look for the enterprise IT players that don’t already field a mobile toolkit or a Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) to assemble one, buy one or partner with one. Fast.

Wanted: Enterprise-class mobile apps

[company]Amazon[/company] debuted its long-rumored mobile app development tool set at its New York Summit last month. And even though that may be seen…

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