Expert Tips on Integrating Mobile and Cloud Strategies
Expose APIs to mobile
Put an API layer between mobile and cloud, advised Chris Purpura (@ChrisPurpura), VP of digital enterprise strategy, MuleSoft. Most mobile applications need to access many backend services, which might include identity, CRM, location, storage, social graph, customer history, and payment status? With an API strategy and platform in place, you can easily swap or update services behind the scenes.
To fast track your mobile development efforts, Jeff Bolden (@BlueLotusSIDC), managing partner, Blue Lotus SIDC, suggests you utilize the mobile SDKs offered by public cloud providers to take advantage of the server PaaS you are using.
Do it with some trepidation, warned Bernard Golden (@bernardgolden), VP of strategy, ActiveState, One challenge with using a cloud provider s mobile APIs is that the user is committed to that provider s framework and APIs. This makes it difficult to migrate an application to another environment.