IBM and Ionic Team Up for Easier, Faster, App Development and Deployment

By David Murphy

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IBM has reached an agreement with Ionic to combine its drag-and-drop app design capabilities with the IBM MobileFirst Platform. IBM said the tie-up will enable business users without software development skills to prototype apps in minutes and benefit from open source technology to accelerate their mobile app portfolio expansion.

Ionic offers a library of standards-based tools including Ionic Creator to build and publish apps in a visual environment that runs across multiple mobile platforms. Business analysts and line of business managers can use the cloud-based Ionic Creator to lead up-front app ideation. They can then collaborate with developer teams who can take the prototype and integrate the app with existing systems and IT infrastructure, then deploy to end users with the IBM MobileFirst Platform.

While 60 per cent of large companies used fewer than three mobile apps last year (source: IDC), there is increasing pressure to expand mobile app portfolios. In fact, by 2017, 100 per cent of the line of business apps in customer-facing roles and 75 per cent of line of business apps in internally facing roles will be built for mobile-first consumption, again, according to IDC figures.

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Source:: Mobile App News