Here's Who Made Gartner's 2018 Magic Quadrant For Mobile App Development Platforms

Kony: Leader

What it offers: Kony, a longtime mobile app development platform player, has continued to grow its offering in the realm of web app development, adding capabilities for high productivity application development. The company offers a front-end IDE (the Kony Visualizer), back-end services (the Kony Fabric) and a multichannel engine (the Kony Nitro Engine).

Strengths: Kony provides "one of the most comprehensive cross-platform development environments," Gartner said, and customers report "above average overall satisfaction." The company's back-end services are also highly competitive across both web and mobile development. New capabilities added by Kony include AI-driven functions.

Cautions: Kony has "struggled" with some of its reseller partnerships, such as with Cognizant, in the past. To increase growth significantly, the company "must overcome this problem and refocus on partnerships with regional system integrators and OEMs/resellers," Gartner said.