Exadel Unveils New Features to Tiggzi Mobile App Builder

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Latest release reduces time-to-market of cross-platform mobile apps with prepackaged APIs and Services Catalog, secure authentication support, and more

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With Tiggzi’s new features, it’s easier than ever to create great-looking, useful apps that take advantage of APIs.

Exadel™, a leading global software engineering company, today unveiled new features to Tiggzi Mobile App Builder, its cloud-based development platform for building web and hybrid mobile applications. Tiggzi enables developers to create rich mobile applications that can be deployed on any smartphone or tablet. The latest release adds tech-fueled innovations that significantly speed time-to-market, improve the look and design options for generated apps, and simplify reuse of project components for developers. A webinar demonstrating new features and benefits of Tiggzi will be held on March 28, 2012. Free registration is available at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/949571032.

“Tiggzi is a game changer in the way mobile apps are created,” said David Schoenbach, Vice President – Product Management at Exadel. “With Tiggzi’s new features, it’s easier than ever to create great-looking, useful apps that take advantage of the APIs which are becoming a ubiquitous link to web resources – both data and media.”

Prepackaged API Services
With its innovative plug-in architecture, developers can easily create, save, and reuse API services as plug-ins to other projects. API services can be saved as data-driven components that are pre-mapped to input and output UI components. Developers working on multiple projects can also access pre-built components from their other projects and re-use these resources as APIs within new applications. Access to pre-packaged API services is a unique feature within Tiggzi that enables convenient reuse of project components.
API Services Catalog
Tiggzi further streamlines development with the introduction of its new API Services Catalog. Exadel will be populating this catalog on an ongoing basis with pre-packaged plug-ins creating a growing library of ready-to-use services for developers, available upon a developer's first use of Tiggzi. Developers and API owners can also submit their own data-driven components to Exadel for inclusion in the Services Catalog. Once approved, Tiggzi users will be able to re-use the plug-ins in their own applications, saving them time and effort.

New Mobile Visual Data Mapper
Tiggzi now makes mapping the UI to services in mobile apps simple with a new and more powerful Mobile Visual Data Mapper. Users can now simply select a variable and drag it to connect it to a service parameter. Simplifying the connecting of UI fields and desired services makes development of applications faster and easier.

oAuth Secure Authentication Support
Security is critical to the success of the API economy, and oAuth, the open protocol for delegated authorization and managing access rights, has become the de facto standard for accessing API resources. Tiggzi now makes it easy to implement oAuth for a REST API service and to define customized approaches to oAuth and similar mechanisms.

Latest PhoneGap Support
Tiggzi uses PhoneGap to access device functionality for the creation of hybrid (native/HTML5) apps, which can be submitted to the Apple App Store and Android Market. Specific device functions are easily invoked from within the Tiggzi visual editor’s Device Palette for integration into new apps. The new version of Tiggzi incorporates PhoneGap 1.4, and frequent future iterations will continue to ensure support for the latest PhoneGap version.

Richer End-User Experience
Exadel has also integrated many new features that help developers create mobile applications with a richer end-user experience, including:

  •     Improved UI Components & Theme Editor: The default look of Tiggzi UI components has been aligned to accord with best practices for mobile design, out-of-the-box theme options have been expanded, and a new and improved theme editor is offered.
  •     Enhanced Navigation and Transition Effects: Tiggzi now supports swipe events and enhanced AJAX navigation, providing developers with robust and intuitive design options.
  •     HTML5 Audio Control: Users can now easily incorporate HTML5 audio elements, as well as HTML5 video (previously supported), creating a superior and unique experience for end-users.

For web publishing professionals in the development and mobile space, Exadel is simultaneously introducing the Tiggzi Affiliate Program. Participants can place new Tiggzi-provided widgets on their websites that link directly to the sign-up page and provide revenue sharing for referrals to the Tiggzi subscription program. The program also features support for coupons and discounting and for tracking of sales revenues to credit affiliates. Organizations interested in joining the Tiggzi Affiliate Marketing Program can contact affiliates@tiggzi.com for additional information.

Tiggzi Mobile App Builder requires zero download/zero installation and is available for free. Pro and Standard editions are also available. For additional information on Tiggzi and package options designed to fit your specific needs visit http://www.tiggzi.com.

About Exadel
Exadel, Inc. is a leading global software engineering company that provides services, solutions, and technology. Founded in 1998, Exadel is privately owned with headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area, sales and support offices in the US and Germany, and development centers in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. For more information, go to http://www.exadel.com or call 1.888.4EXADEL.

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Note to Editors: Exadel is a registered trademark and Tiggzi is a registered servicemark of Exadel, Inc. Other products or company names mentioned may be trademarks or tradenames of their respective owners.

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