Mobile Application Performance
The Akamai Mobile App Performance software development kit (MAP SDK), for both iOS and Android native apps, helps developers build the best possible mobile experience, even when connection speeds are slow or unavailable. This SDK effectively extends the Akamai Edge all the way to your mobile device allowing you to customize and deliver instant app experiences based on network-awareness, and last-mile optimization technologies. Developers gain the ability to pre-position content to maintain quality experiences even when network quality degrades or users are offline. Additionally, this SDK gives you real user and device insights, including custom metrics, to help tune mobile experiences over time.
Drive User Engagement with Improved Performance
Akamai’s MAP SDK improves response time on all connections, a key factor in the user experience. Through last-mile optimizations, such as SureRoute for Cellular, Adaptive Image Compression (based on network quality), and the ability to preposition content, your audience can access your content even when your network is experiencing congestion, high latency, or is unavailable.
Increase Reliability of the User Experience
This SDK helps developers deliver a consistent and reliable experience to mobile audiences — even when network connectivity is poor or unavailable. We accomplish this in a variety of ways. Akamai’s SureRoute for Cellular routes requests optimally in the last mile between mobile users and data centers. Network awareness provides the ability to scale the experience up or down based on cellular conditions. And pre-positioning allows you to segment content into categories based on audiences and use case, and then deliver content to the device when connectivity is available and congestion is low. Altogether, mobile audiences will reliably experience a fast, seamless experience that’s more relevant to them.
Improve the Experience Based on Real Insights
In addition to driving better and more reliable mobile app experiences, this SDK also provides insight to app developers from real mobile audiences and devices through mobile app analytics, and custom events. These metrics can inform you how the application is performing, and what features are being utilized effectively, in order to help you determine what experiences are actually like from the perspective of the user, and where you can make improvements.
How It Works
Once the SDK is integrated into a mobile application, that application is deployed into the app store normally. Audiences that download and begin using the application with the integrated SDK will automatically begin to experience a vastly improved experience as intelligent optimizations begin fine tuning the network layer of your application to improve overall app performance. Additionally, the built in SDK analytics will reveal which network domains and user experiences need improvement.
You can quickly and easily gain access to the Akamai MAP SDK by following the instructions in the Documentation section below.
SureRoute for Cellular
Analytics and Reporting
As an app developer you can add the Akamai MAP SDK to your application via the Akamai Marketplace. Once you’ve downloaded the SDK, you can follow the simple steps provided in the Getting Started Guide to integrate the SDK into your application.
The following resources provide deep background information and compelling statistics on why mobile performance is so important.