Worklight Adds Support for iOS 5, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

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Developers gain direct access to new HTML5 and native capabilities without proprietary or code interpreting layers

Worklight, the leading HTML5, hybrid and native mobile app platform for smartphones and tablets, announced today that it has extended support for the latest operating systems of the three major mobile platforms – Apple’s iOS 5, Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. Worklight continues to ensure its enterprise customers’ and partners’ mobile apps remain future-proof as new emerging environments and devices are introduced to the market.

With enhanced support for the latest mobile operating systems, Worklight provides direct access to new HTML5 and JavaScript APIs as well as native capabilities introduced with each of the latest OS versions:

  •      iOS 5 – Numerous HTML5 capabilities such as Web Workers, web history, new web form controls, inline SVG, MathML, Compass support and more
  •      Android 4.0 – New user interface components and capabilities, input types and text services, and enhanced accessibility APIs
  •      Windows Phone 7.5 – Improved HTML5 and CSS3 support with the introduction of IE9, user experience and usability features such as app dormant state and improved live tiles

Unlike other mobile technology providers, Worklight’s platform enables rich, cross-platform apps without requiring code translation or proprietary interpreters, and enables advanced features such as hybrid coding, unified push notifications, direct update and more. Therefore, companies using Worklight’s open approach are not dependent on intermediary layers or vendor-specific API availability and are ensured compatibility with all major mobile platforms. The company is committed to providing its customers with rapid updates and support as new operating system versions and devices come to the market.

“One of the greatest challenges for enterprise developers and mobile architects is to keep up with an ever-changing mobile landscape, as the major platforms constantly push the technology forward,” said Shahar Kaminitz, Worklight CEO. “Our rapid approach to mobile development, addressing increasingly complex customer mobile needs, results in less resources required for rollouts of cross-platform apps and reduced risk for the enterprise.”

Worklight provides companies with open and advanced mobile application platform and tools to develop, run and manage HTML5, hybrid and native apps for smartphones and tablets. The platform consists of the Worklight Studio, a multi-platform IDE for flexible development; the Worklight Server for secure delivery and backend integration; the Worklight Console for ongoing management and dynamic control of applications and infrastructure; and the Worklight Device Runtime for accessing native device functionality, UI features, and other runtime application services.

For a preview of Worklight’s upcoming release, including enhanced mobile support, please register for a free webinar.

About Worklight

Worklight is the most open and advanced mobile application platform and tools software for smartphones and tablets. Our award-winning products help organizations of all sizes 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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