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Appeon Announces General Availability of Appeon Mobile

Hong Kong - May 3, 2013 – Appeon® Corporation today announced the general availability of Appeon Mobile, the first cross-OS native-technology MEAP (mobile enterprise application platform) for SAP developers.  Appeon Mobile works with most SAP technology infrastructure products, including SAP PowerBuilder, NetWeaver, Afaria, SQL Anywhere, Adaptive Server Enterprise, IQ and HANA.  Unlike typical MEAP, Appeon Mobile is powered by native technology that delivers the best performance, memory management, application features, and user interface.  Appeon Mobile is also the first MEAP to deliver new multi-tasking user interface paradigm that empowers users to work with multiple screens of a single application in an intuitive and familiar manner.

“SAP PowerBuilder is the easiest and most productive IDE I have ever laid eyes on,” said Armeen Mazda, CEO, Appeon Corporation.  “We chose to leverage PowerBuilder for the design-time of Appeon Mobile so we could truly make building mobile apps a piece of cake.  This allowed us to focus our engineering efforts on the performance and features.  Our early adopters confirm that Appeon Mobile is superior in performance and features to popular mobile frameworks, such as Titanium, Phone Gap, and Sencha.”  Appeon Mobile enables SAP developers to rapidly build mobile applications with the PowerBuilder IDE.
 Existing programming skills as well as existing code and DataWindows can be leveraged.  Now mobile applications can be built in just weeks instead of months using one development tool for all popular mobile platforms: iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.

Appeon Mobile Features

From the PowerBuilder IDE, Appeon Mobile generates native mobile applications that deploy universally to all supported mobile platforms. DataWindows, nested reports, and many rich PowerBuilder functionalities previously unimaginable on mobile devices can be at the users’ fingertips. These rich mobile applications are database-driven, powered by either a Java or .NET middleware and is compatible with leading commercial databases, including SAP, Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft. Server-side integration is also supported with native Java or .NET technology.
  • Powerful Desktop-like Apps – Develop powerful data-driven business apps with virtually the same level of functionality as traditional desktop applications, plus take advantage of mobile functionality, such as GPS, camera, microphone, etc.
  • Codeless UI Resizing – Adapt applications, quickly and easily, to display properly on any mobile device without having to modify any code or perform any calculations.
  • Multitasking User Interface – Take advantage of the highly productive MDI multitasking user interface on mobile devices, which is uniquely offered in a familiar yet touch optimized manner.
  • Cross-OS Native Mobile – Deploy a SINGLE code set as native mobile apps to leading mobile OS (iOS, Android, Windows Phone), even if using the mobile device SDK (camera, GPS, printer, etc.).
  • Always Up-to-Date – Keep apps automatically up-to-date (including on iOS) without any additional client software or user intervention.
  • Cross-platform Server – Deploy to either leading Java or .NET application servers as well as leading public clouds powered by Amazon, Microsoft, VMWare or Rackspace.


Availability & Pricing

Appeon Mobile is now available for purchase from Appeon Corporation and authorized Appeon distributors and partners worldwide.  Development licenses are available at a cost of $850us / developer.  Production server licenses depend on the # of users, and can be as low as $20us / user.  The license fees are one-time and an unlimited number of applications can be deployed to the server.

Appeon Corporation is offering a special worldwide promotion for a limited time.  Customers that purchase Appeon Mobile before June 30, 2013 will be entitled to a 30% discount.  OEM partnership is also available for qualified software vendors.  Please check with Appeon Corporation or authorized Appeon partners to receive a price quote.

Additional Resources

Visit the Appeon Mobile Website.
See Appeon Mobile in action.
Read the Appeon Mobile DataSheet.


Regards ... Chris

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Chris Pollach is a Senior Consultant with over 30 years experience in Systems and Software Analysis, Development, Maintenance and Technical Support, mainly in the areas of GUI Design, MS-Windows Programming, Java / .NET Programming, Wireless, Application / Web Server Design & Programming, Object Oriented Development Tools and Methodologies, Data Base, Data Communications and Network application development. He has participated in numerous technical, planning and management roles, as well as consulted and educated in these fields for a diverse clientele. He is also the owner of “Software Tool & Die Inc.” a company dedicated to provide custom software and education solutions on Object Oriented business systems.

As an educator, Chris is certified to teach PowerBuilder (first in Canada), MS-SQLServer, Sybase’s Enterprise Application Studio and EAServer integrated application/web development environment. He is former Certified SilverStream developer (CSSD) and current Certified PowerBuilder Developer – Associate / Professional (CPD-P) as well as a Certified Sybase Tools Instructor (CSI).

Chris has written numerous articles in various popular personal computer magazines, newsletters and is the author of the PowerGuide and PowerExpert products as well as the STD Foundation Classes. Currently, Chris has developed a Foundation Class library for Sybase's PocketBuilder, SAP's PowerBulder and EAServer products and now Appeon Web & mobile products that integrates JSP or ASP web development, Section 508 / CLF web standards and mobile applications. A new Web Service framework has also been released for IIs to support PowerBuilder based web service NVUO's!

Chris recently became a 2nd Degree Black in the TaeKwonDo martial art and has developed a Martial Art multimedia study guide using the Component-One “Doc2Help” and Sybase PowerBuilder products. Since the fall of 2004 he became a TaeKwonDo instructor for the City of Ottawa’s Goulbourn program. He has also been certified with the World TaeKwonDo Federation (February 2005 - 1st Dan and October 2008 - 2nd Dan).

Chris was awarded the Sybase “Innovation and Achievement” award for 2005 as voted for by the International Sybase User Group (ISUG). This award was presented for innovations to the PocketBuilder mobile development product, contributions to the PowerBuilder News groups and support of the Ottawa Sybase User Group.

To round his management and leadership skills, Chris is the former president of the Kiwanis Club of Goulbourn and still volunteers his time with the service clubs in his area. He is also the coordinator of the Ottawa Sybase User group and a certified NAUI scuba instructor. For the last three years, Chris has been voted onto the ISUG Board of Directors and holds the position of "Director - North American User Groups".

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