Mendix, a Boston-based low-code software platform, has been placed as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Multiexperience Development Platforms. In addition, Mendix is one of two vendors positioned furthest for completeness of vision. The company was founded in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 2005 and moved its headquarters to the United States in early 2012.
The new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Multiexperience Development Platforms supersedes Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms.
“This is the first Magic Quadrant for multiexperience development platforms (MXDPs), its predecessors having been Magic Quadrants for mobile app development platforms (MADPs). The change of name reflects the evolution of MADPs to serve expanding app use cases and development requirements. These requirements go beyond mobile apps to enable development of progressive web apps (PWAs), conversational apps (voice assistants and chatbots), immersive apps and wearable apps,” the company said in a report.
The Mendix application platform is based on visual, model-driven software development. It is the only low-code platform that offers true native mobile application development. Built on the React Native open source framework, Mendix enables mobile developers to deliver the genuine native experience users expect, leveraging the full interface capabilities of mobile devices including Touch ID, Bluetooth, pull to refresh, infinite swipe, the camera, geolocation, and others.
Additionally, Mendix supports the latest multiexperience interaction capabilities such as conversational UIs including Siri and Alexa, chatbots, augmented reality, and real-time access to SAP Leonardo, IBM Watson, and other cognitive AI cloud services.
“With Mendix, developers can deliver exceptional experiences that delight their users and create powerful competitive differentiation for their brands,” said Johan den Haan, chief technology officer for Mendix. “But it takes the right architecture, the right design thinking, and intense collaboration between business and technology experts to create meaningful experiences to deliver the value these enhanced interaction schemes promise.”
Mendix’s cloud-native, microservices-based architecture enables developers to create an expanding set of experiences tailored for each point of interaction and persona, without having to recreate the underlying business logic, data, and integrations. These personalized and often contextualized experiences are increasingly expected by users as they are exposed to new interaction schemes that are more capable, user-friendly, and relevant.