Although many people didn’t expect it, the new iPad Mini has sure captured some attention. In recent years, Apple has done a great job of marketing their new mobile devices. However, new tablets and devices can impact how your Mobile Enterprise Applications function.
When the iPhone 5 came out, people were stoked about the larger screen without sacrificing its small width. What does that mean? That means applications built to run on the iPhones original standard screens were contained in a smaller box on the new iPhone. App developers have been making haste to update their apps so that new users could experience more from the extra 1/2 inch of real estate. Now we have to worry about the iPad Mini. The iPad mini is one more device that sizes between the iPad and iPhone.
A mid-size tablet designed to meet the competition’s mid-size tablets like Google’s Nexus. Although there used to be a streamlined size for iPhone, all these new variations can cause extra headaches for developers.
Mobile Enterprise applications running on an optimization framework will have little trouble adjusting, however. With IBM Worklight’s runtime skinning, you can create and modify application user interface to the device. Combining coding techniques with HTML5/CSS3 will help mitigate issues like repacking a whole plethora of applications to meet retina, non-retina phones, tablets, and varying screen sizes. Apple used to leverage their standardized platform against Android devices between HTC, Samsung, Motorola, and etc. It seems they are starting to churn some wheels with “more devices, better reach” mentality. This is the mindset Mobile Enterprises should have. The more devices you can tailor in your BYOD or even consumer facing applications, extends your reach phenomenally.
If manufacturers and retailers are marketing it, businesses should tailor to what is changing.