How ADP is bringing human resources to mobile devices

Ninety-four percent of mobile workers now carry smartphones and 41 percent tote tablets according to a recent survey conducted by enterprise mobility services provider iPass--moreover, an additional 34 percent of mobile professionals plan to buy a tablet sometime during the next six months. So it makes perfect sense that human resources outsourcing and payroll services giant Automatic Data Processing is moving so aggressively into the mobile space.

"Mobile phones are the device you have with you all the time," says ADP vice president of enterprise application architecture Roberto Masiero. "For companies with mobile workers, like construction or trucking companies, this app is a phenomenal way to keep them engaged, and keep them feeling like they're part of the team." Masiero spoke to FierceDeveloper about the process of building the ADP Mobile Solutions app, the virtues of HTML5 and the opportunities awaiting developers whose efforts target the enterprise.