Weighted evaluation framework for cross-platform app development approaches

Rieger C., Majchrzak T.


Zusammenfassung
Cross-platform app development is very challenging, although only two platforms with significant market share (iOS and Android) remain. While device fragmentation-multiple, only partly compatible versions of a platform-has been complicating matters already, the need to target different device classes is a new emergence. Smartphones and tablets are relatively similar but app-enabled devices such as TVs and even cars typically have differing capabilities. To facilitate usage of cross-platform app development approaches, we present work on an evaluation framework. Our framework provides a set of up-todate evaluation criteria. Unlike prior work on this topic, it offers weighted assessment to cater for varieties in targeted device classes. Besides motivating and explaining the evaluation criteria, we present an exemplary application for one development approach and, as benchmarks, for native apps and Webapps. Our findings suggest that the proliferation of appenabled devices amplifies the need for improved development support.

Schlüsselwörter
App; Crossplatform; Evaluation; Mobile application; Mobile computing; Multi-platform



Publikationstyp
Aufsatz (Konferenz)

Begutachtet
Ja

Publikationsstatus
Veröffentlicht

Jahr
2016

Konferenz
9th EuroSymposium on Information Systems: Development, Research, Applications, Education, SIGSAND/PLAIS 2016

Konferenzort
Gdansk

Buchtitel
Information Systems: Development, Research, Applications, Education: 9th SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium 2016, Gdansk, Poland, September 29, 2016, Proceedings

Herausgeber
Wrycza S.

Erste Seite
18

Letzte Seite
39

Seiten
18-39

Band
264

Reihe
Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing

Verlag
Springer Verlag

ISSN
1865-1348

ISBN
9783319466415

DOI

Gesamter Text

Affiliierungen
Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Munster; University of Agder