London, United Kingdom, June 15, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Momote, a leading provider of tailored wireless service management solutions, has announced a series of significant enhancements to its award winning Momote MX Platform, making it the most agile, easy-to-use solution for rapid development and mobility lifecycle application management available today. The launch of MX Server and enhancements to Momote’s existing MX Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and MX Application Manager modules, will make it even easier for organisations to quickly design, develop, deploy and manage customised wireless mobility applications that exactly match business requirements.
The modular design of Momote’s MX Platform provides corporate end-users and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) with the ability to deliver customised mobility solutions as quickly and easily as possible. With the addition of MX Server, the Momote MX Platform now includes a simple, flexible framework for rapidly integrating existing enterprise systems with new mobile applications by supporting a wide range of data‑interchange technologies, including: http, sms, push, email, web services, ftp, file drop-boxes and direct SQL queries.
MX Server also dramatically speeds up the development and deployment of mobility applications and helps companies realise a quicker return on investment by enabling developers to plug in Momote’s end-to-end building blocks of functionality, MX Extensions, such as signature capture, authentication, photo capture, storage and web viewing, almost immediately.
“Traditionally, mobility projects have failed to reap their expected benefits as by the time they are in the hands of the field workers, months, even years, have passed and the application no longer matches the requirements of the business,” commented Graham Whistance, MD of Momote. “Momote’s agile approach to mobile application design and delivery ensures that customised applications that meet business needs are out in the field being used by the workforce in the time it takes most vendors to scope the project, and at a fraction of the cost.”
Key features of the Momote MX Server include:
Automatic generation of MX client code through direct SQL interrogation of databases
Rapid generation of web interfaces through ‘database scaffolding’ techniques enabling create, delete and update views on data
Complete back-end system integration using predefined modules for common application features, such as authentication, tracking, job dispatch etc
Two-way links to existing back-end systems using a variety of communication mechanisms including web services, email and even simple file drop-boxes
Ability to push data to mobile applications using Momote’s advanced Push Server technology
In addition to the MX Server, Momote has increased both the functionality and scope of mobile devices that are supported by the MX Platform. Specifically, applications developed using MX IDE can now be deployed in kiosk mode and the developer can ‘lock down’ the device by disabling hard buttons. Momote also now fully supports Windows CE devices.
Momote has further enhanced the application lifecycle management functionality of the MX Platform, through the introduction of new web-based functionality to the MX Application Manager. This will allow organisations to manage, update and service deployed mobile devices in real-time through easy-to-use web-interfaces.
“The introduction of MX Server and the other new features will allow Momote customers to benefit from the powerful combination of generating bespoke wireless applications quickly and cost-effectively, with the ability to rapidly deploy and easily manage the solutions once they are developed,” explained Whistance.
Customers such as Com Unit are already experiencing the benefits of this. Jan Buscher Managing Director of Com Unit says: “By using the new MX Server features we have been able to create a mobile client application and a great looking website for a customer in the Logistics industry within a couple of weeks. We have then been able to make this application run in kiosk mode locking users out of unnecessary functionality and deploy the application over the air. Momote’s new functionality was instrumental in allowing us to meet our customer’s requirements in record time and on budget.”
The Momote MX Platform and its modules are available in a hosted or licensed format, allowing companies to create, deploy and manage their own mobility solution or leverage Momote’s in-house expertise.
Momote provides tailored wireless solutions that work across all platforms and on all devices. Momote’s agile approach to mobile application development combined with the very latest innovations in mobile technology rapidly delivers real-time, always connected solutions for corporates and developers alike. Momote works in partnership with some of the biggest enterprises in the mobile industry, such as Orange, Motorola and Zebra, in order to provide one of the highest quality end-to-services in the market. Customers include corporate organisations such as Autoglass and Iveco, and ISVs, including Zafire, Professional IT and Courier Exchange.