Appcelerator®, the leading mobile cloud platform for rapidly developing native mobile, desktop, and tablet applications using web technologies, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner Inc., a premier research and advisory firm, in the Visionary Quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Mobile Consumer Application Platforms" report, published June 22, 2011 by William Clark and Michael J. King.
The report analyzed 20 software development platforms that deliver consumer-facing applications on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Given the business opportunity represented by over 5 billion mobile phones in use worldwide in 2010 (growing to over 6.7 billion connections by 2015), Gartner estimates "the demand by enterprises for mobile web adaptation platforms will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 40% through 2014." Gartner identifies cross-compilation platforms that generate native or rich application code as a key approach for enterprises delivering mobile B2C applications and content.
"We are pleased that Gartner has recognized Appcelerator as a visionary company. We are dedicated to helping businesses and developers overcome fragmentation in the mobile device market to quickly and cost-effectively deliver cross-platform, cloud-connected rich mobile apps to consumers," said Jeff Haynie, CEO of Appcelerator. "In addition, Appcelerator is the only cross-platform vendor to allow web developers to write both mobile applications and mobile websites, enabling companies to fully leverage their existing internal resources."
The Appcelerator Titanium platform was one of the first of the newer generation of multi-OS development platforms, promising write-once capabilities across multiple device/OS types. Appcelerator’s approach focuses on exposing the native capabilities of each device, features rapid development cycles, leverages an enterprises’ existing web skills, is fully extensible, and integrates with both internal and external cloud services. Recent enhancements have accelerated the platform beyond simple tooling to a more platform-centric product with mobile web, commerce, social, geo-analytics, user analytics, and messaging capabilities made available to its customers.
For more information on sourcing, securing or building mobile applications and systems, as well as how technologies, development platforms and architectures that enable and support mobile applications will evolve, please visit www.gartner.com to get the full copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Consumer Application Platforms, 2011 Update.
About the Gartner Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Appcelerator is the leading enterprise-grade, cross-platform development solution on the market today, with over 1.5 million developers using its software to power more than 21,000 cloud-connected mobile, desktop, and web applications used by tens of millions of users every day. The company’s flagship offering, Appcelerator Titanium, is the only open source platform to enable fully native, cross-platform development, from a single codebase, at web development speed for these three platforms. Appcelerator’s customers can leverage their existing skills and open, industry standard technologies to decrease time-to-market and development costs, increase customer adoption and revenues, and enjoy greater flexibility and control. For more information, please visit www.appcelerator.com.
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