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Multi-Platfrom App Toolkit Vendor, 5app, Provides Guidance for CTOs Looking to Reduce Costs for the Rapid Development of Enterprise Apps

LONDON, November 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

5app - http://www.fiveapp.com/ - the app toolkit vendor, has today released expert guidance for CTOs looking to commission a mobile enterprise app for their business, but who struggle to understand the extortionate price tags often associated with the development process. Organisations are increasingly looking at cost-effective ways in which to interact with a mobile workforce and 5app advises CTOs to be vigilant when deciding how to go about the rapid development of multi-platform apps or risk facing large development fees.

Dr Tim King, Chief Technology Officer at 5app, explains, "Whilst there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to developing an enterprise app, there are four key areas that impact directly on the cost of developing a robust and reliable multi-platform app. By being made aware of potential cost-saving processes, CTOs can avoid unnecessary expenditure, especially when it comes to deploying across multiple mobile platforms and operating systems."

For CTOs looking to exploit the enterprise app development market and invest in the rapid development of an app, four key areas to carefully consider are:

  1. Determine your target devices right at the start, covering both OS and screen resolutions. Don't start on iPhone and then work round to the others as costs can double or triple.
  2. Consider a single source in HTML, CSS and Javascript and use a framework that supports this.
  3. Consider the communication requirements. For example. Ajax doesn't work well with mobile data connections because they are unreliable.
  4. Ensure that your chosen framework provides high-quality debugging to get the job done faster.

To find out more about the cost of developing a mobile enterprise app and the business benefits you can receive, please click here http://go.5app.co.uk/e-book-how-much-does-an-app-cost

The 5app toolkit enables the rapid development of robust, real-time, enterprise-scale, mobile business applications with built-in workflow, geolocation reporting and full data reliability. The 5app Toolkit is available to use immediately as a free online service by clicking here http://factory.fiveapp.com/

For more information on 5app follow them on Twitter https://twitter.com/5app

About 5app

5app Limited is a multi-platform app software developer headquartered at the new Bristol and Bath Science Park and has an office in London.

The 5app Factory is a cloud-based environment for the rapid application development of robust, real-time, enterprise-scale, mobile business applications with built-in workflow, geolocation reporting, data reliability and transactional integrity.

5app enables businesses to develop applications once only and then to deploy a single version across all types of smartphones and tablets. e.g. iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows and Symbian.

5app uses standard web-programming tools HTML5, CSS and Javascript and connects to any enterprise system using standard APIs. Through the use of innovative real-time communications, data reliability and transactional integrity are guaranteed even when remote mobile devices are 'sleeping' or phone reception is intermittent.

5app is designed to provide robust, enterprise-scale applications through the use of its in-built workflow editors and geolocation reporting features.  

5app's unique 'engine' runs on any type of remote handset and removes the need for app store-style downloads of new or updated software, whilst ensuring that all users have the latest version of software available and only the right people are allowed to have the application on their device. Additional security is provided through user authentication and communications can be encrypted.

For more information please contact:

David Beesley
[email protected]

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