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Why BYOD is becoming a pain to app developers

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2/14/2013 9:56:42 AM
Why BYOD is becoming a pain to app developers
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Posted Thursday, February 14, 2013 by Richard Harris, Executive Editor


Why BYOD is becoming a pain to app developers
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) has been the norm for many companies across the enterprise landscape, as a matter of fact more than 55% of companies say they currently implement or plan to implement policies that allow users to purchase their own smartphones.

The problem for any developer is knowing your audience and in mobile it's a bit of a moving target. So BYOD polices are making it more difficult for developers to keep up.

The challenges of supporting BYOD policies from the standpoint of security and data protection are not trivial, but they are well understood. BYOD policies also place a sizable burden on test organizations, which need to take a wide range of device and operating system combinations into consideration. Strategies for addressing that challenge are also well documented. But the challenges of writing code that runs properly on different platforms is only just now coming to the fore, Rege said. "BYOD policies are happening everywhere, but their impact on application development is not well understood by most organizations."


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