Exadel in the News: LOB Mobile Development

We were de­lighted to be men­tioned promi­nently in this ar­ticle about shifts in the con­trol of en­ter­prise mo­bile de­vel­op­ment:

Mobile Management Spurs Power Shift in the Enterprise — CIO​.com

As dis­cussed in the ar­ticle, Salesforce is using Exadel’s Appery​.io as part of a drive for pro­moting mo­bile de­vel­op­ment out­side of IT in the line-of-busi­ness (LOB) units them­selves. We’re quite proud to be part of this strategy; how­ever, we look at this — not so much as an “over­throw” of a par­tic­ular de­part­ment — but simply as en­abling more op­tions in­side en­ter­prises for mo­bile de­vel­op­ment. In choosing among these op­tions, dif­ferent en­ter­prises will re­quire dif­ferent mixes of IT vs. LOB own­er­ship and of out­sourced vs. in-house work based on com­pany re­sources, or­ga­ni­za­tional cul­ture, busi­ness ob­jec­tives, etc.

Because of our breadth of ex­pe­ri­ence in mo­bile de­vel­op­ment, in par­tic­ular, and en­ter­prise de­vel­op­ment, in gen­eral, we can provide a full spec­trum of ser­vices starting at the highest level with mo­bile strategy de­vel­op­ment. Depending on the mo­bile strategy for your com­pany, we can do any­thing from Appery​.io training for LOB units to large projects under the di­rec­tion of IT. (Or, you can just use Appery​.io for mo­bile de­vel­op­ment within an LOB unit.)

Find out more about our Appery.io-related ser­vices and our more gen­eral mo­bile ser­vices.

Exadel Just Got a Mobile Merit Award for Appery​.io


We won! Mobile Merit Awards rec­og­nizes ex­cel­lence achieved in the global mo­bile in­dustry each year. This year Exadel was rec­og­nized as the winner in the Mobile Services/​Enterprise Product or Service cat­e­gory for our Appery​.io mo­bile app plat­form.

For a while, we’ve noted the growing gap as the de­mand for mo­bile in­no­va­tion in the en­ter­prise out­strips the ca­pa­bil­i­ties and ca­pacity of IT or­ga­ni­za­tions. Our Appery​.io mo­bile app plat­form is just one ex­ample of how we are closing this gap. We also offer ser­vices to help or­ga­ni­za­tions use Appery​.io and, of course, a full gamut of en­ter­prise soft­ware de­vel­op­ment ser­vices in ad­di­tion to Appery.io-specific ser­vices.

Congratulation to our hard-working global pro­duct de­vel­op­ment team!

3 Enterprise Mobility Concerns: Timing, Integration, Security

As a re­sult of con­ver­sa­tions with our cus­tomers, we can tell that the biggest is­sues in en­ter­prise mo­bility are:

  • Time-to-market
  • Back-end in­te­gra­tion
  • Security of mo­bile apps Read more »

Exadel Enterprise MobileSafe

As pointed out be­fore in our ar­ticle on Exadel Secure Documents, Exadel of­fers a va­riety of “so­lu­tions” that aren’t quite shrink-wrapped prod­ucts, but provide a lot of the ben­e­fits of a pro­duct. Exadel Enterprise MobileSafe is a soft­ware so­lu­tion from Exadel that solves the gen­eral problem of en­ter­prises al­lowing mo­bile ac­cess to their data while main­taining max­imum se­cu­rity. The so­lu­tion takes ad­van­tage of the flex­i­bility and cross-plat­form na­ture of HTML5 or hy­brid web apps (Cordova/​PhoneGap) to provide se­cure ac­cess on a va­riety of dif­ferent mo­bile plat­forms at a lower cost. With MobileSafe, Exadel sets it up so the ac­cessing apps are down­loaded from your se­cure server into an en­crypted (AES-256) cache on the client de­vices for full se­cu­rity. Read more »

Exadel Secure Documents


Exadel works on a lot of dif­ferent projects, so we are often able to reuse coding and ap­proach to solve sim­ilar prob­lems. We often call these quasi-prod­ucts “so­lu­tions”: not quite off-the-shelf, but much fur­ther along than starting from scratch. Taking ad­van­tage of such a so­lu­tion still re­quires a project en­gage­ment with us, but the cost and time-to-market is much lower.

One such so­lu­tion is Exadel Secure Documents. The problem solved is how to make doc­u­ments that may be con­tained in many dif­ferent Enterprise Document Management Systems avail­able out­side the en­ter­prise in a se­cure, uni­fied way. Once set up, the doc­u­ments can then be ac­cessed through Secure Documents ap­pli­ca­tions on dif­ferent client de­vices. Read more »

Exadel at the Wolters Kluwer Tech Conference 2013


Exadel’s Donna Burke, Max Katz, and Fima Katz made the trek to ex­citing Minneapolis, Minnesota to at­tend the Wolters Kluwer Tech Conference 2013, July 22–24. We will be there to talk about our mo­bile work with Wolters Kluwer, our in­stal­lable gateway for using ex­isting data­bases and SOAP ser­vices as REST ser­vices (RESTXpress), our mo­bile app de­vel­op­ment plat­form (Appery​.io), and our so­lu­tions for en­ter­prise mo­bile app se­cu­rity and for uni­fied se­cure ac­cess to en­ter­prise doc­u­ment man­age­ment sys­tems. Of course, we’ll also be there to learn from the ses­sions and other par­tic­i­pants.

If you’re there and want to talk to us, Exadel is in booth 3 on the floor. Tuesday af­ter­noon, Donna Burke made a pre­sen­ta­tion (“Are you ready for Mobile?”) on the chal­lenges and op­por­tu­ni­ties of en­ter­prise mo­bi­liza­tion in­cluding ex­am­ples from our work with Wolters Kluwer on mo­bi­liza­tion projects. If you have ques­tions arising from the pre­sen­ta­tion, come by our table and talk to us.

Are you ready for Mobile? from ex­adel­corp

Tiggzi Evolves into Appery​.io


As our Tiggzi mo­bile app de­vel­op­ment tool has ex­panded, it’s scope has steadily grown to that of a full mo­bile app plat­form with more and more fea­tures. We thought such a major qual­i­ta­tive change needed to be sig­naled prop­erly, so we’ve launched Appery​.io as the next step for Tiggzi.

We’re looking for­ward to the op­por­tu­nity to spread the word about the new Appery​.io. Our first stop will be the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Conference and Hackathon starting in a few days. If you’re there, find out from Max Katz and Francisco Kattan what the new Appery​.io is all about.

Read the an­nounce­ment!

REST4Enterprise Is Now RESTXpress

REST4Enterprise has only been out for a month or so and is al­ready making a big splash with its simple, yet very sig­nif­i­cant, premise: You want to make your data avail­able as an API (REST) ser­vice. You want this done quickly and cost-ef­fec­tively. REST4Enterprise fills the gap. 

Except now it’s RESTXpress. We wanted a better name for the pro­duct while it was still in its be­gin­ning stages, so we have set­tled on RESTXpress as the name going for­ward. Visit the RESTXpress page for all the latest in­for­ma­tion.

Case Study on Our Partnership with Progress Software

Last week, we an­nounced our OEM part­ner­ship with Progress Software, a global soft­ware com­pany that sim­pli­fies and en­ables the de­vel­op­ment and de­ploy­ment of busi­ness ap­pli­ca­tions through its OpenEdge de­vel­op­ment plat­form. To provide more de­tails on how this ex­citing part­ner­ship came to be, we de­vel­oped a case study. It dis­cusses the main rea­sons for Exadel’s se­lec­tion as a partner:

  1. Product (Tiggzi): a hy­brid ap­proach based in the Cloud
  2. Partner-friend­li­ness
  3. Mobile ser­vices ex­per­tise

It also in­cludes a good de­scrip­tion of the OpenEdge platform’s key fea­tures.

Read the case study and see how it all fit to­gether.

Exadel Is Now an OEM Partner with Progress Software

Progress Software is a large pub­licly traded (NASDAQ: PRGS) global soft­ware com­pany that sim­pli­fies and en­ables the de­vel­op­ment and de­ploy­ment of busi­ness ap­pli­ca­tions through its OpenEdge de­vel­op­ment plat­form. When Progress wanted to bol­ster its de­vel­op­ment sup­port in mo­bile, it turned to a partner al­ready es­tab­lished in the mo­bile space, Exadel. We are proud that our Tiggzi mo­bile app plat­form pro­vided much of the basis for the mo­bile app builder in OpenEdge Mobile re­leased as part of OpenEdge 11.2 on February 20, 2013. We look for­ward to working fur­ther with Progress Software as an OEM partner helping busi­nesses de­velop the soft­ware they need to be suc­cessful.

Read more.

Read other an­nounce­ments from Exadel.

REST4Enterprise Gets Better: Version 1.0 Out

The basic con­cept is simple: You have some data you want to share through a REST ser­vice. You don’t have the ser­vice built. You con­sider spending a lot of re­sources and time on building it your­self. You look for an al­ter­na­tive. You find REST4Enterprise. It has two parts. You use its ad­min­is­tra­tive con­sole to easily set up data­base queries as REST ser­vices in a browser; you let the run-time gateway present the data­base queries as ser­vices to the out­side world. Happy ending/​beginning!

Of course, a good con­cept is nothing without a lot of elbow grease to work out the im­ple­men­ta­tion de­tails. That’s ex­actly what our team has been doing since the REST4Eneterprise launch. Their latest ef­forts have come to fruition as a new ver­sion, 1.0, avail­able now. Read more »

REST for the Weary


The API economy of REST ser­vices has a supply side and a de­mand side. Recently, a lot of at­ten­tion has been paid to the de­mand side. There are now many op­tions for set­ting up var­ious mo­bile and web apps to con­sume ser­vices and data via REST (like our own Tiggzi mo­bile app plat­form). But, what about the supply side? Read more »

Announcement: Exadel Incorporates Windows 8 Capabilities Into The Tiggzi Mobile App Platform

It’s not of­fi­cial till there’s a press re­lease…

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2012 /​PRNewswire/​ — Exadel, a leading en­ter­prise mo­bile soft­ware de­vel­op­ment com­pany, an­nounced today that their Tiggzi Mobile App Platform adds sup­port for Windows 8. In ad­di­tion to iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, Windows 8 will now be avail­able as an op­tion when cre­ating new projects on Tiggzi, the company’s cloud-based mo­bile app plat­form for building and de­ploying mo­bile apps. Exadel also an­nounced the Tiggzi App Builder is now en­tirely im­ple­mented with HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS, all browser tech­nolo­gies (re­placing Adobe® Flash® in the pre­vious ver­sion).

Read the rest!

Webinar: Thursday Dec. 12 for New Tiggzi Features Including Windows 8 Support

The latest ver­sion of the Tiggzi mo­bile app plat­form al­lows you to build Windows 8 apps for tablets and desk­tops with na­tive Windows 8 sup­port (in­cluding Snap View, Search Charm, Share Charm, and Live Tiles). Along with the new HTML5-based app builder and push no­ti­fi­ca­tions, that’s quite a leap for­ward! To help our users di­gest all of these ad­vances, we’re having a we­binar on Thursday (the first one in our new of­fice). Come join us and be pre­pared to be amazed at the new Tiggzi:

Tiggzi: Now with Windows 8 Support!
December 13, Thursday
11am US Pacific Time
Register: https://​www1​.go​tomeeting​.com/​r​e​g​i​s​t​e​r​/​6​1​1​4​3​2​329

Temporary Phone Numbers for Exadel California Office

Update (1/​/​3/​2013): The phone problem is fixed now.

October 2012 Website Changes

In the up­coming months, we are plan­ning on a com­plete over­haul of our web­site to clarify our mes­sage and en­hance the ex­pe­ri­ence for site vis­i­tors. In the mean­time, we’ve made a few helpful changes:

  1. The home and about pages have been up­dated with new con­tent to help site vis­i­tors better un­der­stand how Exadel can con­tribute to their suc­cess.
  2. The man­age­ment team page has been up­dated with in­for­ma­tion about our new Vice President of Marketing, Francisco Kattan. You’ll hear more from Exadel in the coming weeks about this ex­citing ad­di­tion to our man­age­ment team.

Our Approach to Security in the Enterprise


Security is an ab­solute ne­ces­sity in en­ter­prise busi­ness so­lu­tions, but it also in­volves a del­i­cate bal­ancing act. Enterprise data and processes must be pro­tected, but often this has to happen within an open Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) en­vi­ron­ment while still main­taining flex­i­bility for users through fea­tures like Single Sign-On (SSO). And, of course, all of this has to happen in the most cost-ef­fec­tive manner pos­sible. Read more »

White Label Tiggzi: Tiggzi Under the Hood

We’ve re­ceived many re­quests for white la­beling our Tiggzi mo­bile app de­vel­op­ment and sup­port plat­form. Many or­ga­ni­za­tions are in­ter­ested in using Tiggzi as an un­der­lying en­gine, under their brand, for building their own de­vel­oper com­mu­nity. We’re able to work out any cus­tomiza­tion for how this can work in terms of process or pricing, so just e-mail us di­rectly to find out more.

Come to the AT&T DevLab Workshop

We’ve been to a lot of AT&T hackathons and have been very im­pressed with these events. Now, AT&T is putting on a new event here in the San Francisco Bay Area called DevLab, a one-day hands-on pro­gram­ming work­shop to im­merse par­tic­i­pants in the latest ser­vices and tools for mo­bile app de­vel­op­ment. It will be held on September 25th at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. (You can use the code MUSEUM to waive the reg­is­tra­tion charge.) Read more »

Understanding Carrier Billing for In-app Purchases

Not too long ago Exadel’s David Schoenbach pub­lished a guest post on the ProgrammableWeb site about how mo­bile app de­vel­opers could make more money. The an­swer was car­rier-based billing. The ar­ticle also dis­cussed the ob­stacle to greater use of car­rier billing: the need for common APIs for dif­ferent car­riers. This ef­fort is on­going at the Wholesale Apps Community and Aepona.

In the mean­time, we are al­ways happy to see good pieces out there that ed­u­cate people fur­ther about the idea of car­rier billing. We re­cently came across one such piece from our friends at Elastic Path. It’s an ex­cel­lent in­tro­duc­tion.

Carrier Billing: Understanding the Other Alternative Payment

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