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Kony Unveils Next-Generation Enterprise Mobile App Development Technology with New Release of MobileFabric
New Microservices and Object Services Technology Provide Unparalleled Speed and Reusability, While Enabling Businesses to Set Up "App Factories" to Reduce Cost and Drive Significant Mobile App Development Efficiencies
Kony MobileFabric 7.0 is a set of enterprise-grade mobile infrastructure services that makes it easy to build amazing apps that integrate and support all backend systems. The new version enables developers to define or automatically generate application data models and then map them to a set of backend content sources for rapid data integration, modelling and object development.
“Kony is providing a radically new approach to mobile application development with the next generation of application services, and a new model that leverages object-based techniques,” said Dave Shirk, president of Products, Strategy and Marketing, Kony, Inc. “History has shown – from mainframe to client server to web – that model-driven approaches provide the fastest and most efficient application outcomes for business. Our release of Kony MobileFabric 7.0 provides modular app assembly capabilities that mobile app developers need to achieve unprecedented speed and cost saving. With Kony MobileFabric 7.0, you can set up ‘app factories’ to meet your business demands by using code that has common components to streamline the development of apps. This is a huge advancement for enterprise mobility.”
According to Gartner, “Through 2017, the market demand for mobile app development services will grow at least five times faster than internal IT organisation capacity to deliver them,” (Gartner Report: The Enterprise App Explosion: Scaling One to100 Mobile Apps, Published: 7 May 2015).
To meet this growing demand, Kony’s model-driven mobile development model empowers enterprises with faster and cheaper mobile app backend development capabilities. The latest updates to Kony MobileFabric enable developers to create and configure data objects using metadata from backend systems. This enables enterprises to have increased agility to meet changing business needs. Rather than focusing on low-level integration and transformational code, mobile app developers can now focus their efforts on improving user experience and value-adding features. In addition, these data objects allow automatic support for both offline data synchronisation, which allows applications to run directly from a Kony MobileFabric storage service without requiring a separate backend data source. This helps accelerate the mobile application development process.
"We're using Kony MobileFabric to roll out a customer satisfaction app, which adds significant value not only to employees but also to our customers as well,” said Andrew Quail, chief information officer, SGN. “Kony has allowed us to create the service in a matter of just a few weeks. Before, this would have taken months on the legacy platform and would have come at a considerable expense. Above all, Kony will help us better prepare for the future, by enabling us to build apps faster so we can be just as successful with those mobile apps as we have been with our customer satisfaction app.”
The key benefits of Kony MobileFabric 7.0 include the following:
Reusability: Code reusability with microservices provides improved efficiency for “app factories” when developing multiple apps that will have common components. Microservices are applications that can be separated into smaller parts that are developed individually.
Standardised architecture: Code structure is simple to understand, adopt and modify if moved between mobile app development teams, to help minimise development and quality assurance (QA) efforts
Flexibility: A simplified development approach makes it easy to move between third-party vendors and internal IT, based on business requirements
Kony was recently named a Leader for the fourth consecutive year in the Gartner June 2016 Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms (MADP) report. In addition, Kony was named a “Leader” and earned the highest score in the current offering category in Mobile Infrastructure Services by independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc., according to The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Infrastructure Services report.
For More Information:
Kony MobileFabric Product Details: http://www.kony.com/products/mobilefabric
Whitepaper: "Accelerating Mobile App Development - Mobile-Driven Development for Mobile Using a Microservices-Based Architecture"
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