Mendix Again a Leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms

Company places in the Leaders quadrant for second consecutive year, recognized for its ability to execute and completeness of vision

BOSTON – July 19, 2018 – Mendix, the leading cloud platform for low-code and AI-assisted mobile app delivery, today announced it was named a Leader in the Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms” (Jason Wong, Van L. Baker, Adrian Leow and Marty Resnick, 17 July 2018), for the second consecutive year.

Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADP) provide rapid application development (RAD) features for design, development, and cross-platform deployment of mobile applications. These solutions enable the enterprise to utilize a full range of mobile services from multi-experience front-ends, native device functions, offline use and back-end services. Use cases span the spectrum of business-to-employee, business-to-business and consumer apps.

“The days of traditional mobile application development are over. Enterprises need platforms that support rapid development of personalized and ambient experiences that span multiple digital touchpoints,” said Derek Roos, Co-founder CEO, Mendix. “Our customers achieve better business outcomes, by leveraging strong mobile back-end capabilities with flexible front-end technologies. Mendix is the only platform that enables a continuum of developers to deliver the full range of fit-for-purpose apps and experience, and I’m thrilled to see our strategy again result in a leadership placement by Gartner.”

The only Mobile App Development Platform for Citizen and Professional Developers

Combining full-stack visual development capabilities, a cloud-native architecture and an integrated set of tools for the complete application lifecycle, Mendix is uniquely suited to enable high-velocity mobile application development so enterprises can:

  • Empower Citizen and Professional developers: Mendix provides a web-based WYSIWYG environment so Citizen Developers can rapidly prototype and visually model cross-platform applications without the need to code. Professional developers can then turn these prototypes into production-ready apps by adding complex logic functionality and custom code extensions using a rich-client IDE.
  • Build once, run anywhere: Mendix supports the development of responsive cross-platform apps without multiple tools and code bases. Developers can quickly design attractive user interfaces and experiences, leveraging reusable design elements, native device features, and full offline functionality.
  • Create ambient experiences: Design smart, engaging user experiences leveraging IoT and cognitive services, as well as emerging user interaction methods, such as conversational UIs, chat bots, and VPAs. Using Mendix, developers can drag and drop pre-built connectors to bind these capabilities to their apps, without writing code.
  • Promote agile development: With agile project management capabilities and a built-in feedback loop, Mendix promotes rapid, iterative development following a Biz DevOps approach supporting real-time collaboration amongst business stakeholders, developers and operations engineers. Teams can quickly deliver MVPs that address the key features, and then leverage user feedback to enhance applications incrementally over time.

Mendix Offers Industry-First AI-Assisted Application Development with Cloud-Native Deployment Options

Mendix introduced the industry’s first AI-assisted development capability. Based upon machine learning (ML) analysis of over 5 million anonymized application flows across 15 industries, Mendix Assist provides 90% accuracy on next-step suggestions and expert quality, performance and maintenance recommendations.

Mendix is also the only low-code platform to leverage containerization as a core technology for mobile backend services so enterprises have the flexibility to run their apps on any Cloud Foundry or Docker-based environment, including Kubernetes. The Mendix platform supports hybrid computing models with vertical and horizontal autoscaling and offers robust high availability, with very low latency, for failovers across multiple availability zones.

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Mendix, a Siemens business and the global leader in enterprise low-code, is fundamentally reinventing the way applications are built in the digital enterprise. With the Mendix platform, enterprises can ‘Make with More,’ by broadening an enterprise’s development capability to conquer the software development bottleneck; ‘Make it Smart,’ by making apps with rich native experiences that are intelligent, proactive, and contextual; and ‘Make at Scale,’ to modernize core systems and build large app portfolios to keep pace with business growth. The Mendix platform is built to promote intense collaboration between business and IT teams and dramatically accelerate application development cycles, while maintaining the highest standards of security, quality, and governance — in short, to help enterprises confidently leap into their digital futures. Mendix’s ‘Go Make It’ platform has been adopted by more than 4,000 leading companies around the world.