BriForum 2014 Boston - Building a Mobile Enterprise Application is Not as Hard as You Might Think!


Presented by Jason Conger

Mobility is so ubiquitous that it almost isn’t a separate concept anymore; however, mobile enterprise applications are lagging behind. So, enterprises application administrators are left to either mobilize a traditional desktop application, find an off-the-shelf application, or roll their own mobile application or website. In reality, mobile end users only need a small part of the traditional desktop applications functionality. It is possible to roll your own mobile applications for your end users to deliver exactly what they need and it isn’t as hard as you might think. Microsoft, VMware, and Citrix are making mobility easier. Mobile application frameworks like PhoneGap, Xamarin, Appcelerator, and others are easing the pain as well. This session will cover the pros and cons of mobilizing traditional desktop applications, using desktop virtualization vendor solutions, using mobile enterprise application (MEAP) frameworks, HTML5 and native mobile application development. This is not necessarily a coding session, but example code will be shown to illustrate examples of both the complexity and ease of building your own mobile enterprise apps.

Attendees will:

• Learn what Microsoft, VMware, and Citrix are doing in the mobile application space
• Learn about mobile application frameworks such as PhoneGap, Xamarin, Appcelerator, HTML5 and more
• Discover tips on mobilizing existing applications for small form factors
• Learn about using REST endpoints with mobile applications

If you like what you see, maybe you should attend in person. This year we have two BriForums. BriForum London is from 19-20 May at etc Venues St Paul location, and BriForum Denver at the Westin Denver Downtown (both are great locations!). Attendees get exclusive access to the videos from BOTH shows as soon as we can process them (around 2 weeks after a show) until we open them up to the public around 6-8 months later. Attend one BriForum and you get access to 83 amazing sessions!

For more information, including a list of sessions at each show, check out If you'd like to cut to the chase and register, we'd love to see you there!


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