Top 10 Multi-Experience Development Platforms

Leading analyst company Gartner believes that by 2023, more than a quarter of the progressive web apps, mobile apps, and conversational tools in large enterprises will run through a multi-experience development platform (MXDP). 

In simple terms, MXDPs help businesses create applications and tools that work seamlessly in a range of environments. What’s more, they enable companies to design a single codebase for multiple channels. 

Here’s our guide to the top 10 MXDPs worth considering this year.

10. Progress (Kinvey) 

Progress’ Kinvey solution for MXDP featured in Gartner’s first Magic Quadrant for Multiexperience Development Platform in 2019. Established as a leader by the global analyst, Gartner chose Progress for its commitment to exceptional vision and execution in the multi-experience space. 

The Kinvey solution helps developers to use a single language for the creation of native applications that work across a range of platforms. Developers can also use Kinvey to access web-based development strategies and build native apps with their choice of programming language. Kinvey’s serverless backend scales to the highest levels, integrates easily into systems of authentication, and provides a fantastic low-code approach.

9. GeneXus

GeneXus is a market leader in development technology that enables businesses to drive positive experiences for their customers. This company provides a simple, straightforward way to build a multi-experience solution. In particular, their flexible development platform makes it easy to generate code for any environment.

You can develop an application that works across multiple tools, from conversational apps and chatbots to wearable apps, web, and mobile devices. GeneXus also makes it easy to streamline the process of automating various aspects of the multi-experience environment.

8. Temenos

Temenos Quantum is perfect for companies looking to build a seamless and consistent multi-experience digital journey. With Temenos Quantum, developers can unlock ease-of-use and speed with a low-code solution for building robust enterprise capabilities. Temenos also offers access to tools that help to reduce the reuse of components with progressive web apps, mobile apps, and intelligent conversational adds. 

Furthermore, Temenos offers simplified data integration options with connectors that allow developers to quickly and conveniently create new services, transform data, and configure critical business processes.

7. Mendix

Mendix offers exceptional multi-channel development solutions for the modern age. This platform is all about providing sensational customer experiences and allowing developers to build applications once that can run anywhere, eliminating the need for multiple codebases and tools. Furthermore, Mendix enables your multi-channel apps to operate in any environment, thanks to an intuitive Atlas UI Framework. 

By placing responsive UI design solutions into the hands of agile developers with open-source technology, Mendix can offer an easy-to-use and visual design environment. Even beginners can use this platform to create stunning and accessible apps.

6. Appian

Appian is a market leader in several technology spaces. Recognised by Gartner and other analysts in areas from intelligent business process management to dynamic case management, this is a brand that stands out. Appian also delivers low-code solutions for companies that want to take advantage of the multi-experience environment. 

With their offering, you don’t need to worry about the complexities and costs of building your applications across various platforms. You can design your app once and rest assured that the same technology will work everywhere. It’s an easy and straightforward way to reduce the stress that today’s developers face. 

5. OutSystems

OutSystems is another technology leader that appeared in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for the MXDPs. Positioned as the number one low-code application environment in the current landscape, OutSystems is all about providing simple access to reliable and easy-to-use development tools.

The OutSystems platform supports the complete app lifecycle, helping businesses and developers achieve greater agility and faster time-to-market with a convenient modular architecture. Thanks to OutSystems, developers can create fit-for-purpose apps that maintain a robust user experience across all conversational touchpoints to smartphone apps and wearables. 

4. SAP

SAP’s multi-experience development contribution comes in the form of a combination of tools, including the Backend Service Generator. This interacts with the Cloud Platform for SAP, where developers can easily design applications and tools that work across a range of environments. The freedom to add custom app logic makes SAP a compelling option for those interested in low-code development. 

SAP’s backend also makes it easy to visually design the application creates the most immersive experience for your end-users. In particular, it offers different software options depending on project requirements. SAP’s experiments with the multi-experience landscape eventually earned it a position in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for MXDP.

3. Microsoft

Microsoft is a market leader in many technology areas, from collaboration to operating systems. Thus, it’s no surprise that the company also has a leading multi-experience platform to offer too. The Microsoft Visual Studio is one of the most accessible platforms out there today, offering exceptional ease of use for beginners. 

Although Microsoft was only named a challenger in the 2019 MXDP Magic Quadrant, it’s well on its way to becoming a leader with a vast developer ecosystem and community. Customers can switch easily between products in the Microsoft portfolio to create immersive applications and experiences that suit the modern marketplace.

2. IBM

Gartner identified IBM as a multi-experience niche player, which means that it’s just getting started in the MXDP environment. Despite this, IBM has a strong background in tech, which will help it accelerate its position with the developer community. The IBM MobileFirst Foundation provides an open and advanced platform specifically for tablets and mobiles. With it, you can access a host of flexible deployment options for your multi-experience application. 

Although the IBM multi-experience environment doesn’t cover as many platforms as others, it distinguishes itself in other ways. For instance, this is one of the few vendors in the MXDP space that offers integrated AI services for machine learning. 

1. Oracle

Oracle is well-known for its wide range of fantastic technology services and platforms, and in 2019, the company received further recognition as a leader in the Gartner MXDP market quadrant. The tech leader provides an immersive environment where developers can build mobile apps, progressive apps, and conversational experiences. What’s more, Oracle’s visual builder makes it easy for beginners to get started too. 

The backend services available through Oracle include a robust portfolio of sturdy connectors. There’s also plenty of features to choose from, including single-sign-on, identity, and push notifications too. Developers can even expand app experiences based on location.

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