Putting A Light Footprint Forward In Mobile

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by Adrian Bridgwater

Verivo’s Akula open mobility app platform

Verivo Software has released its Akula mobile app platform for the building and execution of transactional business apps that work even when the user is out of coverage range.

The developer proposition here is that Akula could be used to build apps for IT operation teams (such as help desks) to control and manage the operations of apps, while meeting rigorous security requirements.

Working on-premise or in the cloud, Akula gives developers the freedom to use any standard development tool to build, troubleshoot, and update apps. Akula is said to have a “very light footprint”, is holistically designed, and easily scalable.

The platform “integrates easily” into existing corporate environments and is compatible with today’s mobile ecosystem, including front-end, testing, and proprietary tools.

“Open API projects will continue to evolve and be top-of-mind for mobile app developers,” said Charlotte Dunlap, senior analyst, application platforms, Current Analysis. “With mobile app platform vendors, such as Verivo Software, opening up their technology and delivering new ways to build and manage enterprise mobile apps, developers are further empowered.”

According to a recent InformationWeek Mobile Application Development survey, 37 percent and 30 percent of respondents said they plan to create native apps for single platforms and multiple platforms, respectively. Conversely, according to IDC, there will be more than 1 billion HTML5 mobile users in the market in 2013; and more than 80 percent of all mobile apps will be wholly or in part based upon HTML5 by 2015.

“As the enterprise mobility market evolves, we are reinventing the business and staying laser-focused on delivering a new, open approach to solving enterprise mobility challenges and helping our customers maintain their competitive edge,” said Steve Levy, chief executive officer, Verivo Software. “With Akula, an organization can respond faster to market opportunities, increase developer productivity, and lower app development and management costs while significantly reducing runtime problems and security risks.”

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