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


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Salesforce: Visionary

What it offers: Salesforce focuses on the development of mobile and web apps using its Lightning App Builder, which can use JavaScript- and XML-built components. Salesforce provides professional developers with Salesforce Mobile SDKs and with access to frameworks for building apps to run across platforms. Salesforce moved from the Leader quadrant in the 2017 Gartner ranking into the Visionary quadrant this year.

Strengths: Customers that spoke with Gartner reported "one of the highest levels of overall satisfaction" with Salesforce's mobile app development platform. The platform received high scores for areas including software licensing, support and developer training.

Cautions: Most Salesforce mobile app development platform customers also use Salesforce enterprise applications, and the company's business model "may not give it the best chance of growing strongly as a stand-alone MADP," Gartner said.