May 23, 2011

Worklight 4.1 to Help Businesses Manage HTML5 Mobile Web Apps

Worklight, one of the premier providers of HTML5, native and hybrid platforms for smartphone and tablet apps, recently announced that Worklight 4.1 is available to companies and their development partners who want to build, run and manage HTML5 mobile Web apps without use of proprietary interpreters.

With this current release of Worklight 4.1, companies will now be able to develop Windows Phone (News - Alert) 7 hybrid apps and also avail enhanced security and app management features. The new HTML5 mobile Web apps offer great benefits to companies since they do not require app store or market approval.

In a release, Shahar Kaminitz, Worklight CEO said that “HTML5 mobile development is on the rise as companies realize the importance of balancing developer efficiency with user experience and seamless app performance. We’re proud to augment our native and hybrid app support, as the first mobile app platform to enable robust, enterprise-grade mobile web apps for customers and employees.”

The apps can also be updated without requiring user download and also offer high-quality user experience across multiple smartphones and tablets using commonly available web development skills.

With the new release, users will be able to get a Direct App Update which is an enforced update of applications without requiring users to explicitly download the latest version. The feature also boasts secure on-device storage which is a 256-bit encryption of data delivered from backend systems to the app or input by the user and Push Notification Console which provides visual tracking and management of app notifications across devices, operating systems and versions

Stephen Drake (News - Alert), program vice president for mobility and telecom research at IDC, said that “Solutions such as Worklight's that enables enterprises to uniquely leverage a range of development methodologies without locking them into proprietary technologies is a compelling model for customers seeking to reach the largest set of mobile users. Adopting a similar open approach can help deliver unique mobile experiences to both customers and employees.”

Shay Alon, CEO at FIS, a leading insurance solutions provider said that “With Worklight, we enable our clients to go to market quickly with rich cross-platform apps, while efficiently extending our existing suite of services to new mobile channels. With this latest release, Worklight continues to raise the bar in mobile innovation.”

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin


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