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Mobile App Platforms Reviews

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Real User
Vice President Certus Cloud Solutions at Certus Solutions
Oct 30 2016

What is most valuable?

The short name for the solutions is called PaaS for SaaS. It's one of those names that roles off the tongue, but is not as east to type. Really what it is about is giving people access to the development tools on a cloud platform, so that... more»

How has it helped my organization?

What's happened over the past few years is that people have really bought into the idea of moving to the cloud. One of those benefits of moving to the cloud is that you can't change it, therefore everybody is on the same release, the same... more»

What needs improvement?

Oracle thought a lot about the integration with their products with their wider portfolio of products, their own premise applications. That's fine, where people are using a very straightforward integration but more and more you see people... more»
Real User
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Dec 31 2017

What is most valuable?

Oracle MCS is more than just a Mobile Backend as a Service solution. It is a complete eco-system for implementing mobile applications, covering typical standard features, like Notification Management, Offline Data Synchronization or... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Oracle MCS enables us to focus on most important part, when doing Mobile Backend development: implementing the needed business logic, which brings value to our customers. Technical details, like the interaction with Push Notification Services... more»

What needs improvement?

From my point of view, it would be desirable if Swagger would also be supported as a valid description format for custom APIs. Currently, there's only support for RAML. In addition, it would be good to include further security mechanisms,... more»

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Real User
Managing Partner and CTO at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 21 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of the product is the fact that I can write once, in my preferred coding language (Java) and deploy to multiple platforms. In the beginning the supported platforms were iOS and Android, but recently Oracle was able... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our Java developers can now build mobile apps for all platforms at once. For us, instead of having to hire iOS, Android and Windows developers, we can use our own pool of Java developers.

What needs improvement?

The first one is re-use. There are some concepts of re-use in MAF however, there could be more, and at a more granular level. Currently one can only re-use complete features, whereas it would be nice to also be able to re-use individual... more»
Bitbar
Real User
Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 25 2017

What is most valuable?

It's good that Testdroid are providing more devices to end users so that one who doesn't have a device can use it on the cloud. It's helped me when I've been short of devices and want to test whether the application will work on a specific... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Device fragmentation was good enough for me. This helped me at a critical time when there was no device available and my product manager needed the result as soon as possible. Due to this feature, it saved me time and money.

What needs improvement?

Some stages of its automation is not working correctly and I need to make changes in the code created by Testdroid. I have faced some problems in automation when recording scripts/test-cases.
Real User
Senior Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
May 27 2018

What is most valuable?

Its capability for developing hybrid applications, with an ability to integrate device-native code as well. I also like its application management capability and enterprise app store.

How has it helped my organization?

It was a cakewalk for us to develop mobile apps for three different platforms using IBM MobileFirst. Since it was a consumer application built for large-scale events, it was very crucial for us to manage application compatibility with all... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see improved support for native device functions.
Real User
Senior Technology Consultant at Oracle India Pvt. Ltd
Nov 21 2016

What is most valuable?

* Java as a programming language * Drag n Drop/Declarative binding of the UI components with back end services * Out of the box support for Data Visualization components * With latest version, full read and write offline sync support *... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With existing Java developers and minimum learning curve we are able to build Mobile Native applications. This avoided recruiting a separate team for mobile app development and training them. As we can deploy apps developed using MAF to... more»

What needs improvement?

Deployment and run time performances can be improved. Takes lot of time to support new versions of the OSes and platforms.
Real User
Mobile Architect at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 31 2017

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features is that we are using the IBM MobileFirst, which is actually providing a gateway to all the mobile resources either for the employees or for the consumers. So, that is very important for us.

How has it helped my organization?

It is very beneficial as without this solution, we have to go out for using Edwards Performance Solutions. Thus, the benefits of that is providing access management for the enterprise user as well as for the consumer. So, that would be very... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see machine learning and iWork as a part of the product. That is what we are actually heading towards to support all the incidents. Basically, iWork is the one that we are looking to add to this product.
Kony Solutions
Real User
Solutions Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 29 2018

What do you think of Kony?

Primary Use Case The primary use case is for mobile development. • Improvements to My Organization You can build your own customized, native, mobile applications in an efficient matter.  • Valuable Features It is an important solution for reducing the development efforts by developing a mobile application efficiently, in a shorter period of time, across multiple platforms, such as Android and iOS. • Use of Solution One to three years. • Stability Issues It is stable. They do release it in patches once in a while. So if you are upgrading those patches, it is stable. • Scalability Issues It has a high scalability. I have no issues with it. • Customer Service and Technical Support I would rate their tech support as a seven out of 10. They need to improve their...
Real User
Application Developer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 24 2016

What is most valuable?

Oracle MAF allows deployment of a mobile app to both Android and iOS. It's one code base for both platforms.

How has it helped my organization?

It actually simplifies the development. For both platforms, we use one programming language, which is Java. It is easier for a developer to develop an app from scratch; it's pretty easy.

What needs improvement?

One of the features that would interest me would be mobile app analytics, which would allow us to track mobile app usage. I think they need to invest more into the functionality of this framework. That's one reason for my rating. Another... more»
Real User
Senior Developer at a tech services company
Jun 28 2017

What do you think of Oracle Mobile Cloud Service?

Valuable Features The hybrid framework and drag/drop features are the most valuable. With these features, it can eliminate some specific skills for specific platforms. For UI components, it's amazing enough to make it user-friendly. • Improvements to My Organization With the drag/drop, task flow, easy installation and others features, Oracle MAF can help the organization to make the mobile solution easy and quick. • Room for Improvement Performance and size of the applications produced can be improved. • Use of Solution I only joined the development of Oracle MAF around a month ago, but I have researched mobile application frameworks for around three months. • Scalability Issues There were no issues with the scalability. • Customer Service and Technical...
Real User
Lead Mobile Developer at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 16 2017

What do you think of Oracle Mobile Cloud Service?

Valuable Features Deployment to multiple platforms with single codebase Oracle support access. • Improvements to My Organization Enabled easier transition into multiple mobile platforms. • Room for Improvement There is a lot of room for improvement. MAF has enabled ADF developers to work with mobile devices, but the way the framework works might be confusing to a newcomer. There is not a lot of third party literature on the framework. • Use of Solution I've been using it for 12 months. • Deployment Issues We had no issues deploying it. • Stability Issues There are some stability issues with the framework, some bugs can cause the mobile application to crash, and there are other visual bugs as well. • Scalability Issues We have had no issues scaling it for...
Real User
Enterprise Mobility Architect at avanttic Consultoría Tecnológica
Jul 17 2016

What do you think of Oracle Mobile Cloud Service?

Valuable Features Very easy to use and start building apps for people with an Oracle ADF background. • Improvements to My Organization We've been using it to build our first mobile app POC for the company. • Use of Solution We've been using it for six months for POCs on a couple of products. • Stability Issues At the time we got it, the product was not very mature, but in the newer versions the framework has become much more mature/stable. • Customer Service and Technical Support 10/10 - Oracle support is one of the best in my opinion. • Previous Solutions Oracle Mobile Application Framework was the first solution of this type we tried. • Initial Setup Pretty easy if you have an Oracle ADF development background and you are familiar with tools like...
Real User
UX Architect at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Jun 05 2017

What do you think of Adobe Creative Suite?

Valuable Features Adaptive wide angle Blur gallery Content aware move The new crop tool Video capabilities Support for art boards The new blur filters Turbocharged patch tool and spot-healing brush Device preview • Improvements to My Organization Device preview features help to design for different form factor and export design artifacts for all mobile resolutions. • Room for Improvement Icon creation for iPhone and Android for all resolutions is missing in Photoshop. • Use of Solution We have been using this solution for twelve years. • Deployment Issues I did not encounter any issues with deployment. • Stability Issues I did not encounter any issues with stability. • Scalability Issues I did not encounter any issues with scalability. • Customer...
Integrator
Co-Founder & CEO at TALIUM
Oct 25 2016

What is most valuable?

* Quick cross-platform business mobile app development. * Built-in authentication support, on or offline. * Rich set of corporate-class UX components. * Taskflows - derived from Oracle ADF - are a unique and powerful dev feature for building and navigating through business apps. * Embeds a powerful mobile persistence framework for SQL database. * Embarks a JVM... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The MAF mobile extensions we have built for an ERP in the construction industry have brought huge added-value to users in the field. MAF was especially advantageous to enable both iOS and Android support, facilitate authentication/integration issues, simplify having an advanced offline support, and speed up all corporate-class developments, be them initial or... more»
Real User
VP IT at a recreational facilities and services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 01 2016

What is most valuable?

The high availability features are important, like it's a pretty dependable and reliable partner.

How has it helped my organization?

We feel like, as an internet company, we try to achieve 99.99% availability of our website for all users. Since we get fewer bounces in the system, it does provide reliability and availability for the website.

What needs improvement?

A few times, what we encountered is that when we need some things to be patched, or some security bugs, they are not available on time. We need to wait a lot for the patches to be available. So if the patch cycle can be quickened, that would... more»
Vendor
Anonymous User at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 29 2017

What is most valuable?

This product is a powerful, cross-platform application development platform. It allows users to leverage existing HTML and javascript skills and it extends them to support platform-specific features. The product has a common codebase for multiple device platforms, but it is able to specialize wherever needed.

What needs improvement?

Unlike PhoneGap Titanium, this product relies heavily on the existing Android ADK or iOS SDKs. This makes for a more complicated installation process that is not always straightforward. Like PhoneGap, apps are obviously running within the browser control. Because of this, there is some loss in native experience and fidelity.
Real User
Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 31 2017

What do you think of Android SDK?

Valuable Features: The SDK controls and real time connectivity with the handheld devices. • Improvements to My Organization: It helps fast development and debugging. • Room for Improvement: The simulator comes up pretty slow. In the real time agile environment the simulator is not efficient to launch quickly and has some drawback in receiving the push notification. Also working on the actual device has a pretty good than having simulator not simulate the hand held device. • Use of Solution: Four years. • Stability Issues: The simulator some times hags and needed to be restarted. • Customer Service: No doubt about the customer service its always great. • Other Solutions Considered: Yes. PhoneGap and Kony for development. • Other Advice: For strictly...
Real User
Senior Software Developer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 02 2017

What do you think of Oracle Mobile Cloud Service?

Valuable Features There are two primary features: Task Flows  Easy to link with web service. • Improvements to My Organization The Task Flow feature provides us with structure and navigation between AMX pages, both bounded and unbounded. • Room for Improvement They need to enhance it to allow older smartphones to work smoothly without hanging. • Deployment Issues We have had deployment issues with older smartphones. Otherwise, we have not had deployment issues. • Stability Issues There was some slowness on old devices, and it is hard to learn if you do not know ADF technology. • Scalability Issues We have had no issues scaling it.
Vendor
Anonymous User at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 29 2017

What is most valuable?

The product makes it easy to start developing cross-platform HTML5-based applications for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone based devices. It leverages developers' existing HTML and javascript skills and uses a familiar paradigm to expose additional functionality (such as camera or location services).

What needs improvement?

Because it's a generic platform, it doesn't fully leverage all the subtleties of some of the platforms it runs on. Also, because the resulting applications are browser based, they don't always provide the fidelity and behavior of a true, native experience.
Real User
Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 27 2018

What do you think of IBM MobileFirst?

Primary Use Case We use it as a secure proxy server for a mobile app using public internet as well as for its mobile app support features. • Improvements to My Organization I'm in technical sales and this is one of the products I sell. • Valuable Features Secure adapter Security scope Client update • Room for Improvement I see the progress of REST API development in the current version (MFP v8.0). • Use of Solution Less than one year.

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Senior Technical Consultant
5-jährige Erfahrung mit Oracle Middleware Produkten gesammelt, insbesondere als Oracle ADF Berater in mehreren Projekten tätig. Konzeption und Entwicklung. Spezialgebiete: Schulung, Beratung, Oracle ADF, Oracle MAF, Java, Android
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