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Mobile app development using OpenUI5

Hi,

I am doing an analysis on using OpenUI5 to create an enterprise mobile application and would like to seek you opinion/inputs regarding the same.

1. Can we use OpenUI5 to create an enterprise mobile application? If yes, then what is the use of SAP mobile platform?

2. We have already created a web application using OpenUI5. Would it make sense if we take a subset of features from the web-app and create an .apk using third party platforms like PhoneGap/Cordova?

3. Does SAP offers something similar to Cordova? I am asking this as many organizations have a limitation on using third party tools (we are one of those) but we can easily get approvals to use something from SAP (as we have some sort of partnership).

Any other suggestions on how should I go ahead in finalizing the technology to create an enterprise mobile app?

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    Jun 27, 2017 at 02:12 PM

    SAP Mobile Platform or SMP is a middleman which can be used to transfer data between the clients and the backend (SAP or 3rd party). What is more that it enhances secure and administrations, supports lifecycle management etc. Check this: https://uacp2.hana.ondemand.com/doc/329ac769552a411b97bc7adb991b6197/3.0.12/en-US/7bff39bd70061014a4bdc5d53e26b803.html

    SMP does offer something like Cordova. It is called Kapsel. That is a bunch of extra plugins to Cordova. We could say that it is a Cordova extension. You can check it here: https://blogs.sap.com/2013/11/28/getting-started-with-kapsel-part-1/#overview
    To use Kapsel, SAP offers SMP SDK.

    SAP lets you to use 3rd party solutions. So for example you don't have to use HANA or ASE or SQL Anywhere DB with your SAP product but you can use Oracle, DB2 or any other kind of database too.

    Let me know if you have further questions Nirjhar.

    Best regards,
    Ákos

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    • Former Member Akos Grabecz

      Akos,

      I really appreciate that you took time out of your busy schedule to answer all the questions in such a detailed manner. The explanation/links helped me a lot to understand everything in a better manner.

      Thanks again!

      I'll surely ask if I get stuck/confused in near future.

  • Jun 29, 2017 at 08:59 AM

    1) OpenUI5 - it is a UI lib such as Angular, Kendu etc...

    2) Since, OpenUI5 comes under responsive design, you can use the same by using cordova platform

    3) As per my knowledge, SAP using cordova platoform to generate apk file

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  • Jun 27, 2017 at 12:17 PM

    1. openui5 is just ui

    2.yes

    3.sap don't have such thing.

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