The Mobile Development Kit for SAP Mobile Services is a metadata-based application development platform.
The SAP Mobile Development Kit enables development of multi-channel applications from low-code to pro-code. It allows you to build your application once, in an integrated development environment, and run it natively on mobile devices (Android & iOS) and as a web application (online) in the browser.
Build Multi-Channel Applications¶
Deploy Updates Easily¶
You can easily deploy your updated app to your end users with a few clicks, without going through the code-signing process. The Mobile Development Kit mobile client connects to SAP Mobile Services and updates the app content automatically. The Mobile Development Kit web application gets updated by reloading the page.
Customize and Extend Apps with Reusable Components¶
Reusable components are stand-alone apps that can include pages, actions, rules and global variables. As stand-alone apps, they can be built, tested and updated separately from the main or primary Mobile Development Kit app. This provides you with an easy way to customize, add-on, or extend existing apps without touching the primary app.
Under the Hood¶
Application development is web-based, and the Mobile Development Kit framework uses
- Mobile Development Kit Editor, which is a standard SAP Business Application Studio space,
- SAP Mobile Services, which provides enterprise services such as on-boarding, authentication, offline, and lifecycle management,
- Mobile Development Kit Web Runtime, which is a runtime for Mobile Development Kit web applications, and
- Mobile Development Kit Mobile Client, which is a native application that runs on the device.
Apps are developed visually in the editor and then deployed to SAP Mobile Services & SAP Business Technology Platform.