Progress Software introduced this week the Progress OpenEdge 11.2 cloud application development platform, featuring the cloud-based OpenEdge Mobile App Builder product.

OpenEdge Mobile App Builder is designed to help organizations quickly and easily get applications up and running on all mobile operating systems, including iOS and Android. Progress says the product allows developers to continuously and efficiently update applications as the mobile market evolves and new devices are introduced.

The OpenEdge Mobile App Builder provides simplified development, enabling end-user access to critical business applications using multiple mobile devices, the company says. The product is fully integrated with the Progress OpenEdge backend, eliminating the need for developers to recreate existing services. This also provides an optimized development environment for transactional applications.

Features of the product include a Visual Designer and UI toolkit for phone and tablet applications, write-once, run-anywhere support for iOS and Android, and support for platforms such as Windows 8 and SQL Server 2012.

“Through 2017, a majority of cloud business solutions for the enterprise, whether SaaS [software-as-a-service] or in-house developed, will be designed to enable mobile access and interaction,” Mike West, vice president and distinguished analyst at Saugatuck Technology, said in a statement. “A mobile development platform such as in Progress Open Edge 11.2 is the most reliable way to ensure the productive development and ongoing enhancement of mobile solutions across multiple platforms.”



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