iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, has announced the availability of the free M-Business Anywhere Developer Edition, which enables developers to deliver Web-based content and applications to PDAs with minimal recoding. In addition, the company unveiled new integration with SQL Anywhere Studio, enabling developers to leverage the market-leading mobile database to create data-driven Web-based mobile applications.
M-Business Anywhere now combines the speed and low TCO of Web development with the power and sophistication of SQL Anywhere Studio for on-device data and synchronisation,” said Ojas Rege, senior director of Mobile Solutions at iAnywhere.
“With M-Business Anywhere, developers can quickly and easily deliver a wide range of Web-based applications right to the palm of users’ hands. And with the new, free Developer Edition, they can take M-Business Anywhere out for a test drive to really get a feel for its capabilities.”
“We have relied on M-Business Anywhere for many years to deliver time-sensitive information to Republican senators’ mobile devices,” said Tim Petty, director of Information Resources for the U.S. Senate Republican Conference. “With the new Developer Edition, developers can see for themselves how simple it is to mobilise Web content and enterprise applications.”
M-Business Anywhere is the core technology of the popular AvantGo mobile Internet service, which has more than 10 million registered users worldwide. The platform enables companies to mobilise internal and external Web sites as well as a wide range of back-end enterprise applications including CRM, ERP, field service, data collection, inspection, help desk and business intelligence solutions. With the new M-Business Anywhere Developer Edition, developers can create mobile applications that increase the speed and accuracy of data collection, reduce costs and enable faster, more efficient decision-making.
In addition, iAnywhere introduced integration for M-Business Anywhere with SQL Anywhere Studio’s UltraLite technology, a key component of the company’s market-leading mobile database. Integration between UltraLite and M-Business Anywhere allows enterprises to create mobile applications with all the benefits of a relational database on the device and the development and deployment advantages of a Web-based architecture.
Interested developers can download both the M-Business Anywhere Developer Edition and the latest version of the SQL Anywhere Studio Developer Edition by visiting the link below. This site also features a link to register for the upcoming “Mobile Web Development Fundamentals” Webcast series.
Both M-Business Anywhere and SQL Anywhere Studio leverage an always available architecture, providing support for both wireless and offline “sync and go” connectivity. This is a critical capability in the current wireless landscape, where cost, bandwidth, signal availability, and signal quality present significant issues. This always available access is essential for organisations to keep their mobile workers productive with the information they need, when they need it, while reducing costs associated with connection times.