Former executives from SAP and Oracle launched a venture-funded startup called AnyPresence to offer businesses what they say will be “a 100-percent cloud-based platform for building HTML5, and native iOS and Android apps without requiring the installation of any development tools or SDKs.”
The platform also will include a secure cloud-based application server for integration, SMS support, data storage and other enterprise-class features, they say.
According to the partners, AnyPresence can help enterprises reduce the time-to-market and cost of developing and maintaining cross-platform mobile apps; users can assemble or modify apps within a browser-based environment, using templates with embedded mobile-user-experience best practices.
In addition, HTML5 apps can be deployed instantly to scalable cloud infrastructure. Native iOS and Android apps are compiled in the cloud using native controls and made available for local testing, over-the-air distribution or submission to app stores.
Other features of the AnyPresence platform:
>> It can leverage existing enterprise IT systems with pre-built database, application and Web services connectors.
>> It can support data access and security policies with user roles, application permissions, and data visibility.
>> It can extend reach to non-smartphone mobile users through text messaging (SMS) and interactive voice response (IVR) capabilities.
>> It can support custom business logic requirements by building Web-services-based platform "extensions" using any programming language of choice.
>> It can leverage its platform APIs to assemble and generate mobile apps programmatically from third-party or custom applications.
The AnyPresence mobile-development platform is in the beta-testing stage, and the partners say it will be “generally available” next month. For more information, click here.