Pyxis Mobile Enhances Tablet Capabilities with BlackBerry PlayBook Support

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Attendees at BlackBerry World 2011 may view live demonstrations of BlackBerry PlayBook apps built using the Pyxis Mobile platform

Pyxis Mobile, provider of the only cross-device mobile application development platform designed to meet customers’ constantly changing needs, announced today that the company’s platform now offers support for RIM’s newly released mobile tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook. Pyxis Mobile will debut its increased Configure Once, Run Anywhere™ capability at this week’s BlackBerry World conference in Orlando, Fla. Onsite, attendees can view mobile applications built using the company’s agile mobile application development platform on the PlayBook, as well as all other leading smartphones and tablets.

“There’s no question that a growing number of enterprises have incorporated tablets into their enterprise mobility strategies,” said Todd Christy, President and CTO of Pyxis Mobile. “As the tablet market continues to mature, companies are exploring their options and realizing that the market is providing a wider selection of devices. With so many companies already heavily invested in the BlackBerry infrastructure, we expect to see many of our customers putting RIM’s new tablet into the hands of their mobile workforce as a way of complying with corporate standards.”

In order to provide customers with the ability to build and deploy native applications for the BlackBerry PlayBook, Pyxis Mobile increased their platform’s capabilities to support WebWorks, an HTML5 client that runs on RIM’s QNX operating system. By adding support for this HTML5 client, users can now develop rich, highly interactive applications that run both as native smartphone applications and browser-based applications, sharing the same features and functionalities across devices. Customers will have access to many of the BlackBerry PlayBook’s native device capabilities, such as accelerometer, phone, GPS location and more.

“With our increased tablet capabilities, customers can now quickly and easily build, deploy and manage fully customized, native applications for whichever mobile device they choose, making us the only true cross-device mobile application development platform,” said Christy. “We’re always thinking about the direction that the market is headed and what our customers will be demanding, and it’s absolutely critical that we continue to enhance our platform’s capabilities in order stay ahead of the curve.”

Pyxis Mobile will be in booth No. 328 at BlackBerry World in Orlando, Fla., May 2-4, 2011.

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About Pyxis Mobile
Pyxis Mobile provides the only mobile application platform designed for today’s constantly changing needs. Using Pyxis Mobile’s innovative platform software, companies are able to build rich native client applications that fully integrate with the most widely used smart devices including BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Android tablets. The Pyxis Mobile platform is a configuration-based tool that does not require software code development, dramatically reducing the time it takes customers to build and deploy mobile applications. The platform provides the ability to update applications quickly and easily (no code recompilation or redeployment is required), integrate with unlimited data sources using a plug-in-based architecture, and implement enterprise-grade security. With pricing that is transparent and scales with your mobility needs, Pyxis Mobile is able to mobilize companies of all sizes across industry verticals. For over 10 years, Pyxis Mobile has powered mobile initiatives for customers around the globe, including companies such as Halliburton, Deloitte, Thomson Reuters and AT&T. For more information, contact Pyxis Mobile at (781) 997-0300 or visit http://www.pyxismobile.com.

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