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

Mendix: Leader

What it offers: Mendix's platform is focused on high-productivity, model-driven development. The company's Web Modeler tool provides visual development of basic apps, while the Desktop Modeler provides an IDE and serves the needs of professional developers. Mendix has been expanding from its traditional base of SMB customers to serve a growing number of enterprises.

Strengths: An OEM agreement with SAP and a partnership with IBM have aided Mendix's growth, and the company's mobile app development platform and road map "demonstrate that it understands large organizations' requirements for multi-experience apps and developer personas," Gartner said. The company is also strong in terms of its support for app life-cycle management and DevOps capabilities.

Cautions: Despite strong growth and renewal rates, Mendix received a "below average" rating from customers surveyed by Gartner. Issues cited shortfalls in customer service and support, and in developer training and support as well, Gartner said.