Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Appcelerator®, the leading platform for rapidly developing native mobile, desktop, and iPad applications using web technologies, today announced that it has been named a “Cool Vendor” in Enterprise Mobility* by Gartner, Inc. Appcelerator’s Titanium platform is renowned for enabling developers to use existing Web skills to quickly and easily create rich, full-featured cross-platform applications for Android, Blackberry, iPad and iPhone. Gartner’s 2010 Cool Vendor report recognizes “innovative vendors that may help adopters to pursue mobility objectives successfully.”
Appcelerator Titanium is an open source development platform that takes the complexity and expense out of creating applications for multiple mobile platforms. The Titanium platform enables web developers to leverage their deep knowledge of industry standard tools and technologies to easily and quickly create rich, native Web-connected applications for Android, BlackBerry, iPad and iPhone devices. Appcelerator’s approach enables cross-platform development from a single codebase at web development speed, decreasing time-to-market and development costs for web developers. Applications developed using 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.
Cross-platform development capabilities are especially important in today’s increasingly fractured mobile environment. Appcelerator’s March 2010 mobile developer survey underscored this competitive marketplace, wherein there is exceptionally high interest in developing for Android (81%) and iPhone (87%), yet iPad (53%), Blackberry (43%) and Windows Phone (34%) also show strong developer interest.
“We are pleased that Gartner recognized Appcelerator as a “Cool Vendor”, which we believe underscores the importance of using native application development with open technologies to achieve successful mobility objectives,” said Jeff Haynie, CEO of Appcelerator. “It used to be prohibitively expensive and time-consuming to develop and support apps for multiple mobile platforms. Titanium has truly changed the game for enterprises, enabling them to cost-effectively reach a broad brush of end customers with high quality, fully native mobile apps. Our 48,000+ developers creating applications on Titanium are part of a groundswell of exciting and innovative mobile apps coming to market.”
Beyond application development tools, Appcelerator provides cloud services to assist with application packaging, app store submission, testing and runtime analytics, the latter of which enables developers to understand who is using the application and how they are navigating it, what features they are accessing and how usage evolves over time. This application insight enables developers to effectively enhance their application for improved retention rates.
*Gartner, Inc. Cool Vendors in Enterprise Mobility, Monica Basso et al, April 9, 2010.
About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services.
Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); and Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.
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.
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