Architecting mobile enterprise app : a modeling approach to adapt enterprise applications to the mobile

Dugerdil, Philippe

In: MobileDeLi '13 Proceedings of the 2013 ACM workshop on Mobile development lifecycle, 2013, p. 9-14

Mobile business applications have become the trend of the day. However, studies suggest that most of the mobile business appli-cations so far are lightweight, consisting of a few thousand lines of code. Indeed, most of these mobile business apps are nothing more than specialized information query engines relying on the backend server to process the queries. However, we now see a trend toward... More

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    Mobile business applications have become the trend of the day. However, studies suggest that most of the mobile business appli-cations so far are lightweight, consisting of a few thousand lines of code. Indeed, most of these mobile business apps are nothing more than specialized information query engines relying on the backend server to process the queries. However, we now see a trend toward making enterprise-size apps mobile . But if the "design while coding" approach may have worked for limited size applications, this is clearly not enough for enterprise-size apps. Indeed, such applications will encounter the same maintenance problems as traditional applications. In this paper we propose an agile architecting approach to adapt the enterprise apps to the mobile. This approach promotes the code understandability Quality Attribute to lower the future maintenance cost of the application.