Everyone knows that tablets and smartphones are now a way of life for a large percentage of the population. Business users have long been on the bandwagon too by utilizing their phones and tablets to be more productive. This site exists for that reason. The logical extension of all of this is that large businesses have begun to integrate these devices into their operations.
The “cloud” (or as I call it…the internet) is a buzz word lately but we all know it’s just a new term for an old technology. However, we are seeing more and more services utilizing the cloud. This is the perfect time for an enterprise level mobile cloud platform.
I was over at CRN and read an article that I think the readers of this site (that’s you by the way) would find useful. Basically, AppMobi has launched a mobile cloud platform named privateStack. privateStack is an HTML based platform that will be used for application development and other cloud services.
“Using privateStack, businesses can use HTML5-based mobile apps across platforms while maintaining control over security, hosting locations and gateways. The apps can support Apple(NSDQ:AAPL) iOS- and Android-based apps, or they can be used in secure corporate networks.
“We are giving enterprises the ability to take the entire stack of mobile application development and management software and host it on their own private cloud,” said Sam Abadir, CTO of Lancaster, Pa.-based appMobi, in an interview with CRN.
The privateStack cloud services platform includes authentication, rich media push messaging, mobile app analytics, remote app updates and social network interfaces.”
I have seen that HTML5 is going to the be the future for mobile apps. You can see one example in Asana, a HTML5 site that looks and behaves like a native app (almost). Anyway, this is exciting news and I can’t wait to read more details and actually give it a try.