IBM teams with Push Technology for app platform


Joint proposition solves mobile application development challenges, quality of service and scalability problems

IBM has teamed with Push Technology, a provider of data distribution solutions enabling scalable and efficient web and mobile applications, to create Diffusion Mobile Application Platform (MAP), to solve mobile application development challenges, quality of service and scalability problems.

With Diffusion MAP, application developers can easily build and deploy high performance multi-platform mobile applications. These apps can scale across devices and platforms, interact in real time and manage and optimise mobile devices, data and the cost of managing these applications.

Diffusion MAP also extends the enterprise to its mobile employees and customers, deployed securely and in compliance with internal policies and industry regulations.

IBM Worklight helps users to extend their business to mobile devices. It is designed to provide an open, comprehensive platform to build, run and manage HTML5, hybrid and native mobile apps. IBM Worklight can help reduce both app development and maintenance costs, improve time to market and enhance mobile app governance and security.

Commented Lee Cottle, vice president of business development and global alliances, Push Technology: 'Content distributed in two-way conversations from the end user to the customer and back is only increasing as is the number of connections to these applications. We've combined our Diffusion technology with [IBM's] mobile application development solution to enable every application to be built, tested, run and managed easily while also ensuring high performance, and scalability.'

Developers can build and test an application once and then deploy it across all current and future mobile operating systems. The Diffusion MAP platform will provide real time data communication and quality of service, allowing vast amounts of live data to be sent to and from the application, regardless of the quality of the mobile network.

Cottle continued: 'The business benefits of Diffusion MAP include an optimised mobile experience to build customer loyalty, the ability to deliver excellent consistency of service, support for bring your own device (BYOD) and a smart workforce.'

Proven in high performance financial and mobile gaming applications, Diffusion MAP is able to intelligently understand data so that out of date or redundant data is automatically removed. This allows developers to efficiently distribute fast changing data to a large number of simultaneously connected users, while reducing the amount of infrastructure and bandwidth required by the mobile application.

Additionally, if a mobile user loses the network, Diffusion MAP can automatically reconnect when the user is back in signal and update the missing data, providing a seamless user experience.


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