Deliver the best mobile experience
Modern websites and mobile apps are built from the ground up with APIs. Akamai leverages a unique set of API-specific capabilities designed to accelerate API calls, assemble APIs at the edge, and enable API-based operations.
Designed for performance, scale, offload, and reliability to websites and mobile applications, these performance solutions include optimizations for:
Akamai optimizes mobile app delivery via cache control, network and file optimizations, and mobile-specific analytics and reporting.
Mobile apps demand mobile optimizations
Data transmitted over cellular is subject to variable network conditions, and so optimizing data transit can make a huge difference in the user’s experience. Akamai addresses mobile-specific performance at all critical layers: at the Internet core, at the Akamai Intelligent Platform edge, and over cellular networks to the device.
| Keep users engaged
We use network awareness and prepositioning of content for instantaneous app views and seamless browsing experiences. This keeps users engaged in your app, instead of waiting around.
| Optimize images for mobile apps
Akamai first detects the device type and the speed of the network. Then, the correct image or video is accessed from the network or device cache, depending on conditions, and delivered via the best pathway.
| Gain insight into users
To understand how users interact with your application, you need on-device analytics. Knowing how the device, battery, third-party content, and network bandwidth impact application performance and user behavior helps identify the quality of the user experience and helps you to define performance improvements.
| Fast purge and activation
Your organization requires both scale and responsiveness to meet the needs of your mobile app audiences. With Akamai’s new Fast Purge and Fast Activation features, you can clear your cache in seconds and push out configuration changes in minutes. And with an unmatched global audience, you can be sure to reach your users wherever they are.
| Support for the latest standards
Akamai makes it easy for its customers to enable the newest internet standards, like HTTP/2 and IPv6, and the performance benefits inherent in them.
Akamai mobile SDKs
| Mobile App Performance SDK
The Mobile App Performance (MAP) SDK brings the capabilities of Ion to your phone, optimizing your existing mobile app. Simply download the license and add a few lines of code to your existing app and you enable your app to understand network conditions, pre-position content, better manage images based on connection and device type, optimize API traffic, and understand the performance of the app.
| mPulse SDK
The mPulse SDK allows you to monitor network and app telemetry. This allows you to see, in real-time, how your app performs. You can set up thresholds and alerts, and get granular visibility into how end users perceive performance. With this information you can identify views that matter the most, and answer critical questions, such as "How much impact does the performance have on conversions or session length?" You can also determine which things, for example third-party scripts, are slowing you down. The mPulse SDK maximizes your business outcomes by prioritizing enhancements that matter.
| Media Acceleration SDK
The next generation of Akamai’s media acceleration technology is here, evolving from the Infinite Media Acceleration SDK, to which we added VOD and download use cases. This SDK embraces standards-based technology in an effort to reach more devices. It can also fully integrate with the Akamai portal, and includes configuration and self-service mechanisms. This SDK will be offered as a feature of Adaptive Media Delivery, Download Delivery, and Media Services On Demand.
| Adaptive Media Player SDK
The Adaptive Media Player (AMP) SDKs provide a simple way to insert a quality media playback experience in your web, iOS/tvOS, and Android applications. Whether you are building out your OTT service or offering an enterprise webcasting application, Akamai AMP provides a single component that pre-integrates playback, acceleration, monetization, and analytics to ensure a reliably fast, and high-quality deployment, greatly reducing the work for your developers.
| Bot Manager Premier SDK
The Bot Manager Premier SDK automatically detects traffic generated by robots (bots) on websites by collecting behavioral data like device characteristics and orientation, accelerometer data, touch events, etc., and analyzing the user interactions, detecting everything from simple to sophisticated bot actors. The Bot Manager Premier SDK takes this technology and applies it to protect all native mobile application APIs.
Akamai applies powerful optimizations to help overcome limitations in the quality of mobile connections and underperforming devices.
Mobile websites continue to be the best way to reach broad audiences, but it’s a solution with compromises. Akamai applies powerful optimizations to help overcome limitations in the quality of mobile connections and underperforming devices.