What it offers: Oracle provides the Mobile Cloud Enterprise featuring the Mobile Application Accelerator for high-productivity development. Developers can use the tool with Oracle's web app development offering, the Visual Builder Cloud Service. Along with mobile and web apps, the Mobile Cloud Enterprise platform supports development of chatbots, and support for AR apps is expected in the near future.
Strengths: Oracle has continued expanding its mobile app development platform to support multi-experience development, including increased connectivity with DevOps, analytics and bot frameworks. The moves demonstrate Oracle's grasp of "how important building multi-experience apps will be to businesses" in coming years, Gartner said. Oracle also "has the resources, road map and commitment" to compete with its mobile app development platform in numerous industries, Gartner noted.
Cautions: Oracle depends on third-party Apache Cordova plugins for support of APIs for native operating systems. Developers must often supplement with native iOS and Android development tools, or to frameworks that cut across platforms, like Xamarin. In addition, Oracle "has sometimes not been timely" in meeting its product plans, Gartner said.