Middleware, as the name suggests, is software that acts as a middleman between the operating system of any device and applications that are running on the operating system. Mobile middleware performs the same function as it acts as a middleman between applications of mobile devices and operating system, and remove complexities by providing transparency.
How big is the global mobile middleware market?
Middleware has been in use in PC’s to make connections transparent on networks, but the extensive use of mobile phones and new advanced mobile phones the mobile middleware become a vital component of the middleware market.
Mobile middleware provides the location transparency, which facilitates with the interconnection between various mobile applications regardless of their locations and operating systems.
It also facilitates application developers to effectively reuse the same back-end logic for various mobile devices rather than creating new logic for every mobile device. For effective functionality, mobile middleware uses various services of mobile phones such as storage service, directory, transactions and messaging.
The global mobile middleware market reached $ 4 billion in 2019. The demand will be driven by extensive use of mobile phones; rise in trend of BYOD in workplaces around the world; extensive increase in mobile applications; growth in trend of using mobile applications by companies and organizations for marketing and attracting more users; and providing various transparencies in mobile application development.
The global mobile middleware market will likely to grow at 5.6% in 2020, reaching $ 4.2 billion. Despite COVID-19, the mobile middleware market is going to be supported by health applications and tracking of COVID-19 patients. Most of the apps are initialized by governments, around the world, but mobile phone producers are also facilitating their users with mobile health apps, such as making of health tracking app by Samsung. The companies and organizations also facilitate their employees with mobile apps for effectively utilizing the work from the home trend.
Some of the top players in mobile middleware market include OpenText, HP, Microsoft, IBM, Adobe, Oracle, Fujitsu, Redhat, SAP, TIBCO, Hewlett-Packard, and Pegasystems.