What Does #BYOD Mean for Content Developers? (#mlearning)

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Everyone wants to go mobile today. But what’s out there is a mobile jungle – besides fragmentation across devices, platform fragmentation is very pronounced, and different mobile browsers. As BYOD(Bring Your Own Devices) is becoming common in workspace and schools, what does it mean for content developers?

Mobile Jungle

At least you might have heard of native apps, web apps (or HTML5 apps for nowadays) , or hybrid apps. Borrowing from Salesforce website, here is a basic categorization: (commonly known options, more details : Native, HTML5, or Hybrid: Understanding Your Mobile Application Development Options)

  • Native apps are specific to a given mobile platform (iOS or Android) using the development tools and language that the respective platform supports (e.g., Xcode and Objective-C with iOS, Eclipse and Java with Android). Native apps look and perform the best.
  • HTML5 apps use standard web technologies—typically HTML5, JavaScript and CSS. This write-once-run-anywhere approach to mobile development…

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