Since I type on a vintage Apple AEK M0115 board every day, I can attest that the 60% custom board with the cut-down steel plate, vintage orange switches and vintage PBT keycaps feels exactly like typing on the M0115. I’m super happy to have the same experience on a modern form factor that I can slip in my backpack and take on the road!
Mobile development today has a serious dilemma: on one hand we can’t create the best user experience without designing and coding for each targeted form factor. On the other hand we usually don’t have the budget or staff to start from scratch developing a unique application for each new device we’d like to target.
Whether you’re creating a mobile solution for internal (enterprise) use, or a consumer-facing B2C app, one of the fundamental architecture questions you need to ask is whether to build your mobile back-end from scratch on your own — or use a mobile backend-as-a-service (MBaaS) provider.