Software AG Enhances Mobile Build Environment via metaquark Partnership

Charlotte Dunlap
Charlotte Dunlap

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  • Software AG signed a partnership with metaquark to strengthen its mobile app/device management and improve its build environment.
  • Software AG webMethods Mobile Suite is taking on SAP Mobile Platform and IBM MobileFirst through a maturing mobile platform solution.

Software AG made a little-known announcement during last week’s large European-based computer show, CeBIT, in Hannover, Germany.  The company announced a partnership with mobile management vendor metaquark to enhance its mobile platform’s build environment and continue its quest to provide customers with an enterprise-grade mobile platform.  The new technology comes in the form of a server, which can be either hosted in the cloud or on-premises, and lets mobile developers build and test binaries of a mobile project for multiple platforms using a centralized build environment.  The technology also allows for the management of mobile users, devices, and security profiles in a single location, simplifying the process of distributing new apps and updates.  Finally, the technology provides monitoring capabilities, offering enterprise developers a better mobile user perspective including stats and usage reports.  Software AG sees the partnership as a way of helping its customers speed cross-platform mobile app development and manage the mobile app lifecycle within a single platform.  The move plays nicely into the company’s go-to-market strategy of building out the platform, recently rebranded webMethods Mobile Suite, into an enterprise-grade solution as it attempts to go head-to-head with SAP and IBM. Continue reading “Software AG Enhances Mobile Build Environment via metaquark Partnership”