Mobile applications now account for 15 percent of all Internet traffic, with 1.5 billion users worldwide. Done right, a simple iPhone application can reach 50 million users in days. When you have a successful mobile application it is difficult to ensure all of your users have a great experience. While good performance gets a high rating and strong sales in the App Store, poor performance will impact the application’s rating—and can cost a business tens of thousands of dollars for every second of delayed response or app failure.
The reality is often times the organization responsible for infrastructure and monitoring have limited influence with the mobile application owners. Most mobile application owners have visibility into the server-side applications, but limited visibility into the mobile experience. In a recent report from Gartner, Jonah Kowall calls out the growth in the mobile space:
By 2018, 25% of those organizations with current, five-dimensional APM investments will extend them to mobile devices and applications, up from under 1% today.
Monitoring native mobile applications is increasingly challenging due to the sheer amount of platforms, devices, and variability of connectivity. In order to truly understand your users you need to leverage end user experience monitoring (EUEM) to gain visibility into how your actual users perceive your application. You need to utilize Mobile APM to gain visibility into application crashes and hangs, understand the interactions between mobile applications and the server-side, and understand your users through analytics. AppDynamics makes it easy to get complete visibility across your web and mobile applications:
Find out more about the key challenges in improving the quality of mobile applications in a Gartner analyst report written by the leading APM analyst Jonah Kowall.
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