Over 25% of the mobile, web, wearable, and conversational apps of leading global enterprises will be built and run via multi-experience development platforms (MXDPs) in the near future!
A Gartner report indicates that, by 2023, application leaders will be driving all development on MXDPs.
So, why should CIOs push for enterprises to invest in multi-experience development platforms?
The answer is simple. MXDPs deliver a constant and engaging experience, helping to develop a product line that aligns itself and remains consistent across devices and technologies. They enable unified development and serve as a platform where enterprises can build an array of applications, ranging from mobile to immersive apps.
These platforms drive innovation and help enterprises fuel their digital transformation journeys. CIOs of large enterprises vouch for MXDPs as they help in achieving multiple benefits. Read on to find out why this is so.
What are the key features of MXDPs?
Progressive web apps, mobile apps, conversational apps, immersive tech, wearables… MXDPs can do it all! So, MXDPs: What’s the magic in their capabilities? Let’s dig a little deeper to find out why CIOs are investing hugely in these platforms.
- Low-code: A tool that developers swear by, MXDPs have an IDE (Integrated Development Environment). These have code libraries and the ability to visually construct, preview, and test applications or chatbots. This makes development not just easier but a lot faster since there’s minimal coding involved.
- Code-centric tooling: MXDPs come with widgets, libraries, and the ability to import custom code. These platforms are not just developer-friendly, they can help anybody develop and deploy apps with ease. For third-party frameworks, the platform offers SDKs and CLIs and conversational channels or modules for native chatbot capabilities.
- Microservices: Building microservices on MXDPs is easy, given the ability to deploy, scale and execute them all on the same platform. Their strong backend architecture allows creation on APIs and support for external messaging systems.
- Microapps: With business processes, user interface and validation, platform microapps support access to all the functionalities. The platforms also provide a modular approach to full stack development.
- Analytics: Usage and performance metrics are automatically integrated into apps built on the platform. So all performance, health, and engagement metrics are easily accessible. Platforms also provide backend monitoring analytics that record unexpected events and relevant information around them.
- DevOps: MXDPs make continuous integration and deployment a reality. These platforms have integrated tools that aid in asset design and implementation, as well as recording of feedback received for improvement.
- Backend services: From push notifications and location to social networks, MXDPs offer all backend services. APIs integrate the backend with front-end for exchange of data.
- Artificial Intelligence: MXDPs can integrate with virtual assistants, come with built-in NLP capabilities for chatbot building, and have the ability to apply artificial intelligence and machine language for conversational application development.
- Augmented/Virtual Reality: MXDPs support various third-party augmented reality SDKs through plug-ins, allowing enterprises to extend their capabilities in app development.
- Business workflow coordination: Built-in business process management (BPM) technology allows management of processes across all systems. It also enables workflow automation, or a mix of automated and non-automated business processes. Multi-experience development platforms ensure design, execution, and management across all touchpoints.
Drag-and-drop, low code, one-click deployment, the ability to integrate with new-age innovative technologies such as AI and VR… with multi-experience development platforms, the possibilities are endless. These are just a few of the many reasons why industry leaders have leveraged MXDPs to power their digital transformation journeys.