What gap, you might ask? The gap between SDKs, apps, and use cases. I was really happy that Gartner recognized this value proposition from Appdome. In their 2018 Mobile Application Management Market Guide, Gartner said, “Appdome develops its own extensions to third-party SDKs to bridge gaps between SDKs, use cases, and apps”. But what does this really mean?
Code obfuscation helps to protect a mobile app’s internal logic, intellectual property, frameworks, language, and structure. It makes the “reading” of an app’s binary/compiled code difficult and impractical. It aims to confuse and frustrate hackers while they try to uncover how an app works. Learn more about code obfuscation »
SDKs are designed to reduce development burden required to implement services. They aid enterprises in adding desired capabilities and features to apps, without having to develop them internally. For this very reason, mobile app developers prefer SDKs as they serve as ‘building blocks’ for connecting apps to mobile services during the development cycle. But once the app has been compiled, integrating an SDK usually requires modification of the source code. And that’s the “no fun” part of a developer’s job.
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