PhoneGap Creator Nitobi and Worklight to Enable Mobile Apps for the Enterprise

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Worklight mobile app platform and tools complement the PhoneGap development framework for smartphone and tablet applications

There is an immediate need in the enterprise not only to overcome cross-platform app development challenges but also streamline backend connectivity, security and meet additional IT requirements for mobile infrastructure.

Worklight, the leading HTML5, hybrid and native platform and tools for smartphone and tablet applications, and Nitobi, creator of the popular PhoneGap, the only open source mobile framework that supports six platforms, today announced that technologies from the two companies now offer enhanced integration to enable mobile apps for enterprises
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“Companies launching mobile apps are constantly looking for ways to reach more devices while avoiding increased overhead,” said Shahar Kaminitz, CEO at Worklight. “PhoneGap reduces much of the complexity of cross-platform development, while we complement with additional tools, integration, security and management capabilities. Our joint mobile solutions are an excellent fit for enterprises looking to take advantage of HTML5.”

PhoneGap, created by Nitobi, is an open source development tool for building fast, easy, cross-platform mobile apps with HTML and JavaScript that take advantage of core native device features. Since 2008, the open source framework has been downloaded more than 500,000 times and thousands of apps built using PhoneGap are available in mobile app stores and directories.

Worklight’s mobile app platform and tools provide an enterprise-grade solution that enables organizations to efficiently develop and deliver HTML5, hybrid and native smartphone and tablet applications. The Worklight Studio, Worklight Server, Worklight Console and Device Runtime Components provide a flexible and powerful IDE, mobile middleware, security and management.

“There is an immediate need in the enterprise not only to overcome cross-platform app development challenges but also streamline backend connectivity, security and meet additional IT requirements for mobile infrastructure,” said Andre Charland, CEO of Nitobi. “We’re pleased that Worklight is using PhoneGap to help their customers and further enterprise adoption in the enterprise.”

Worklight is a leading commercial mobile application platform that incorporates PhoneGap as part of its core technology. The company is a member of the PhoneGap community and will continue do make contributions to the project.

To learn more, please visit http://www.worklight.com/phonegap.

About Nitobi
Nitobi is the creator of PhoneGap (http://www.phonegap.com) an open source development tool for building fast, easy, cross-platform mobile apps with HTML and JavaScript that take advantage of core features in the iPhone, Google Android, Palm, Symbian and BlackBerry SDKs. The open source code has been downloaded more than 500,000 times and thousands of apps built using PhoneGap are available in mobile app stores and directories.

About Worklight
Worklight provides open, complete and advanced mobile application platform and tools software for smartphones and tablets. Our award-winning products help organizations of all sizes to efficiently develop and deliver HTML5, hybrid and native applications with a powerful and flexible mobile IDE, next-generation mobile middleware, end-to-end security and integrated management and analytics. Worklight dramatically reduces time to market, cost and complexity while enabling better customer and employee user experiences across more devices. For more info, visit http://www.worklight.com.

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