LOS ANGELES & ORLANDO, Fla.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--“Mobile First” – the trend to assess, develop and deploy mobile apps in the enterprise – now has a faster path to implementation: Webalo’s newly released Mobile App Generation Platform, that is part of the IT enterprise mobility infrastructure, and automatically generates fully-functional mobile apps in minutes from enterprise applications and data such as those from IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Saleforce.com, in-house applications, and other enterprise software vendors.
“Traditional mobile enterprise application platform approaches are dead. Organizations need more flexible, scalable ways to meet employees’ mobile demands, and the proprietary SDKs, IDEs, and custom programming that they’ve relied on are too costly, take too long, and stifle the kind of sustained innovation that mobility requires.”
The platform, is simple enough for anyone to master and enables affordable scalability by allowing either IT or department-level employees to generate apps immediately from the tasks, workflows, and real time operational analytics that employees rely on to do their jobs and, then, deploy them instantly to Android, Apple, BlackBerry, and Windows smartphones and tablets. Webalo’s out-of-the-box integration with Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) tools, from AirWatch, Aruba, Citrix, Good Technology, MobileIron, and Symantec, ensures IT’s requirements for data and device security in the BYOD world.
According to Yankee Group analyst Chris Marsh, “Traditional mobile enterprise application platform approaches are dead. Organizations need more flexible, scalable ways to meet employees’ mobile demands, and the proprietary SDKs, IDEs, and custom programming that they’ve relied on are too costly, take too long, and stifle the kind of sustained innovation that mobility requires.”
The cost of those development tools, when combined with the added expense of programming and development, training, maintaining and updating the resulting apps, provisioning those apps through corporate app stores, and operating those stores, increases the total cost of ownership (TCO) while limiting the RoM (Return On Mobility). Webalo simplifies the mobile app development process by implementing all of the key components of any mobile app development project – devices, security, data integration, development approach, UX/UI and deployment options – as infrastructure. In simple terms, Webalo connects to the existing enterprise applications and data sources, integrates with the EMM products, and generates the apps that then run natively on all the major mobile platforms - and it does it all out-of-the-box. The process is 100x faster and a fraction of the cost of traditional development and lets companies close the “app gap” by deploying the mobile apps employees want on an on-demand basis.
Webalo is already generating mobile apps for healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, real estate, retail and other industries around the world, and Webalo’s infrastructural approach to mobile app generation is particularly appealing to Joe Perret, the VP of Systems and Technology at Bell Nursery. “Putting inventory information and transactional capabilities in the hands of our on-site associates has become increasingly important to our business and is a competitive differentiator. When we looked at traditional mobile app development, it was clear that the cost would be significant and resulting apps would be inflexible and unable to keep up with our changing business needs. Webalo gives us an agile, scalable solution so that we can meet our needs for mobile access. Webalo lets us connect easily and quickly to our enterprise systems, query and transact on demand, get all the security that we require, and do it all quickly and at a price that makes sense.”
“We occupy a unique spot,” claims Webalo CEO Peter Price, “and that spot offers companies and their CIOs distinct advantages. Webalo lets them scale – affordably – to meet the ever-growing demand for mobile access to the enterprise, no matter whether that access involves enterprise applications from IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Salesforce.com, other software vendors or even in-house custom built applications. Traditional approaches can’t do that. Their time and cost and complexity don’t allow it. But because Webalo functions as open architecture at an infrastructural level, it has direct access to these existing enterprise applications and can generate apps in minutes. Then it integrates those apps with whatever EMM tools a company uses to meet its security requirements, which is essential for BYOD policies. It’s an all-inclusive ecosystem that reduces manpower costs and quickly gets apps into the hands of mobile employees so they’re more productive. Rather than paying for development tools and months of consulting services before knowing that an app even works, CIOs pay for success in the form of a ramped up RoM and lower TCO.”
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Webalo is the easy, fast alternative to traditional mobile application development – an affordably scalable and integral part of the IT enterprise mobility infrastructure that, out-of-the-box, seamlessly integrates and interoperates with enterprise applications and data, Enterprise Mobility Management platforms, and Android, Apple, BlackBerry, and Windows mobile devices. Its infrastructure-level implementation lets it automatically generate and deploy secure enterprise-to-mobile apps in minutes, eliminating the obstacles to BYOD. Webalo provides direct access to the enterprise applications and data that companies already have and delivers secure, bi-directional, transactional mobile access to the enterprise-based activities that employees rely on to do their jobs. It’s 100x faster than traditional development, a fraction of the cost, simple enough for anyone to master, and powerful enough to let users work directly from their mobile devices. Webalo reduces the burden on IT, lowers overhead, extends the value of enterprise applications, and leverages the full computing power of smartphones and tablets. Founded in 2000, Los Angeles-based Webalo is privately held. Additional information about Webalo's products, customers, and partners is available at www.webalo.com. Visit our blog at http://blog.webalo.com. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/WebaloInc.