The Oracle Mobile Cloud Service can then invoke the rest of the Oracle cloud service portfolio to access back-end applications and services written in Java, thereby creating a multitier enterprise IT architecture that can even extend out to a new generation of wearable computing devices, says Uliyar.
In addition, Uliyar says that in 2015 he expects to see more citizen developers creating applications using rapid application development tools that don’t always require the assistance of a professional developer to create.
From a management perspective, Uliyar says mobile computing in general is rapidly maturing. Rather than focusing only on mobile device management, organizations want to be able to securely manage devices, the applications that run on them and the types of content they access. To that end, Oracle has integrated mobile device, application and security management all within the same mobile application development platform, as well as the ability to manage what content actually shows up within application.
This is a critical capability, says Uliyar, because the same team that develops a mobile application is generally now tasked with its ongoing management. To facilitate that process, Oracle is also bringing to bear a set of analytics capabilities for mobile applications that allow developers to better understand the end-user experience.