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Jason Wong
Research Director
3 years at Gartner
20 years IT Industry

Jason Wong is a Research Director on the App Design & Development team, focusing on enterprise strategies for mobile web and app design, development, analytics, and management. Read Full Bio

Citizen Development Is Happening and IT Needs to Be More Engaged

by Jason Wong  |  October 11, 2017

Application leaders in IT are facing increasing pressure from the business to modernize applications and create new web and mobile apps. To meet the surging demand, IT must embrace and encourage citizen development initiatives to democratize app development at scale and velocity. Gartner conducted a primary research survey this summer to explore the state of […]

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Building a Resilient Mobile Development Platform Strategy

by Jason Wong  |  June 15, 2017

Enterprise IT organizations have been trying to solve the mobile app development riddle for more than a decade. The challenge has been that mobile operating systems, devices, programming languages and frameworks continue to evolve and mature, often at a much faster pace than other technology areas, such as the underlying systems of record applications. Likewise, […]

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PWAs Will Impact Your Mobile App Strategy

by Jason Wong  |  March 27, 2017

For the past decade, the debate has raged as to whether the mobile web will dominate or whether mobile apps will prevail. The answer is that they are not mutually exclusive and many companies need both. It’s a given that businesses need to create responsive websites and, in most cases, responsive web apps. Building mobile […]

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Chabots, immersive technologies, and fundamentals of mobile app development

by Jason Wong  |  March 14, 2017

We are less than three months into 2017 and already the Mobile Application Strategies agenda team has produced a number of thought provoking research aligned to our themes of accelerating mobile app development and exploring new post-app technologies. If you have not read our 2017 primer document, please do so now to learn how mobile development is […]

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Big Things Ahead for Mobile App Strategies in 2017

by Jason Wong  |  January 5, 2017

Mobile apps are not shiny, new toys anymore. They are a must-have technology for any business looking to compete for customers and elevate its workforce. Previously a separate and isolated concern, mobility is becoming an embedded part of every application and digital product. As this is happening, the characteristics of mobile-first development — such as […]

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Mobile app development is not just for coders and programmers

by Jason Wong  |  September 6, 2016

The growth of the rapid mobile app development (RMAD) market shows the pent-up demand for “coding-optional” tools to build apps quickly and cost-effectively. Application development leaders should evaluate and employ these tools to deliver business value more quickly for their enterprise mobile app strategies. RMAD tools are a class of coding-optional tools that enable non-programmers […]

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Addressing DevOps for Mobile App Development

by Jason Wong  |  March 18, 2016

DevOps is essential for modern application development and delivery, but leaders in mobile app development and IT operations must address the unique collaboration, testing, release, and analytics requirements of mobile DevOps environments. According to Gartner’s 2015 DevOps survey, only 29% of the organizations surveyed have implemented DevOps either as pilots or for production systems. Moreover, only […]

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What enterprise mobile app teams need to know about Android Lollipop

by Jason Wong  |  December 1, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the impact of iOS 8, iPhone 6 and Swift on mobile app development teams. Now I take a look at Android Lollipop’s impact. The most obvious change with Android Lollipop is the new look of material design, and that it’s applied beyond the mobile phone and tablet […]

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Mobile Products Beyond the MADP Magic Quadrant

by Jason Wong  |  November 26, 2014

The Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADP) Magic Quadrant is one of the more popular reports read by clients. However, mobile development is such a broad space that we can’t cover all the sub-segments of the market in that MQ report. This is why we have recently introduced a couple of Market Guides to address other […]

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What mobile app teams need to know about iOS 8, iPhone 6, and Swift

by Jason Wong  |  November 11, 2014

As the iPhone enters its eighth year of existence, Apple has introduced a combination of hardware and software technologies that they hope will keep them ahead of the mobile market as the top target platform for mobile apps. One of the most notable new technologies is the Swift programming language, which aims to make developing […]

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