We often compare the process of building mobile applications to that of the building process for a custom home. In both scenarios you start with an architect who takes all of the ideas and goals and puts them together into a plan.
Once the actual building process starts, the foundation goes in first, then the walls and so on until you add the finishing touches to complete the project. Building a mobile application is very, very similar.
When you build a custom home, you know you’re going to follow a known and proven process. You’ll use concrete for the foundation, wood or steel for the framing, brick or siding for the exterior, etc. While you will make choices along the way, the process and the structure will generally follow best practices.
At Venado Technologies, we believe strongly in a structure for building mobile applications that includes five different segments that we call the Venado Enterprise Mobile Stack (VEMS). The VEMS provides our customers with a structure for not only building a single application but one that is ready to easily scale to multiple applications. This stack is the core to our smarter, faster, easier mantra.
In this post we will cover the stack at a high level and dive into each of the components in future posts. We start the stack from the bottom and work up. While we have partners in each of the areas, it’s far more important that our customers have “something” in place in each area more than it is to have a specific brand name.
The following components make up the stack:
- Backend-as-a-Service: Standardized integration to back end data sources, microservices, business logic and more.
- Cross Platform Application Development: tools that allow you to write once and use across many platforms.
- Automated Testing and Continuous Integration: streamline the testing process and allow for variance in devices and operating systems
- Deployment and Support Services: Managed deployment to streamline and control the process.
- EMM/MDM/MAM: Manage and control devices in the field.
Watch for our next follow up post on Backend-as-a-Service as we dive into the stack!
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