Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Appcelerator®, the leading platform for rapidly developing native mobile and desktop applications using web technologies, today announced that it has grown its community to 50,000 web and mobile developers who are building thousands of rich, native applications for today’s most popular devices and platforms. The milestone comes just one year after Appcelerator announced the beta version of its Titanium mobile product. The company projects that it will exceed 100,000 developers by year-end.
“Clearly, developers were hungry for a development environment where they could easily leverage their existing web skills to quickly build fully native apps to run on many platforms,” remarked Jeff Haynie, CEO at Appcelerator. “As the mobile market grows and new platforms emerge, Appcelerator will keep Titanium relevant, adding new features, fully leveraging the native capabilities of each platform, and expanding to support the most in-demand devices for helping developers reach their customers.”
Appcelerator’s open source Titanium platform enables developers to build rich, native applications using web technologies for a range of devices and multiple platforms, including iPhone, Android, BlackBery for mobile, iPad, and desktop applications across PC, Mac, and Linux, with more platforms to come. Applications made with Titanium look, function and perform as fully native apps with native UI components, native code compilation, and native access to the device’s storage, multimedia, input, and geo-location APIs.
Titanium Tackles Fractured Market Opportunities In a recent report, Gartner estimated consumers worldwide will download more than 20 billion applications in 2013, growing revenue to $30 billion by the end of that year. Developers are keeping pace with the market opportunities. Since releasing its newest version of Titanium in March, the company has seen the number of applications being built on its platform double.
Titanium developers are flocking to Appcelerator’s approach because it enables cross-platform development – necessary in today’s increasingly fractured mobile market – from a single codebase at web development speed, decreasing time-to-market and costs.
Appcelerator’s notable milestone comes on the heels of the company being named a “Cool Vendor” in Enterprise Mobility* by Gartner, Inc. (Cool Vendors in Enterprise Mobility, Monica Basso et al, April 9, 2010.) Gartner’s 2010 Cool Vendor report recognizes “innovative vendors that may help adopters to pursue mobility objectives successfully.”
Appcelerator also assists its developers with application packaging, app store submission, testing and runtime analytics. The latter benefits developers by identifying who is using the application and how they are navigating it, what features they are accessing and how usage evolves over time, providing insight that may help improve retention rates.
More information about Titanium is available at: Screencast: http://vimeo.com/8730218 Company Blog: http://www.appcelerant.com Developer Center: http://developer.appcelerator.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/appcelerator
About Appcelerator Appcelerator enables web developers, ad agencies, ISVs, and enterprises to take advantage of the explosive growth in mobile, desktop, and iPad applications. The company’s flagship offering, Titanium, is the only open source platform to enable cross-platform development, from a single codebase, at web development speed for these three platforms. Appcelerator’s customers can leverage their exiting skills and open, industry standard technologies to decrease time-to-market and development costs, increasing customer adoption and revenues, and enjoying greater flexibility and control. For more information, please visit http://www.appcelerator.com or http://pitch.pe/69987.
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