Gupta Technologies Simplifies Mobile Business Application Development with Launch of TD Mobile

  Gupta Technologies Simplifies Mobile Business Application Development with
  Launch of TD Mobile

Users build mobile apps to improve service, increase advantage and save costs

Business Wire

ROSEVILLE, Calif. -- January 28, 2014

Gupta Technologies, a global provider of application development, database and
migration software, today announced the launch of its cross-platform mobile
application development solution, TD Mobile. The new product accelerates
development time and reduces the cost to develop mobile business applications
by packaging the technologies needed for mobile development into one system
and eliminating the coding required to connect backend services with the UI.
TD Mobile enables users to create mobile business apps for smartphones and
tablets across all mobile platforms.

Developing mobile business applications requires many different
technologies—HTML, CSS, and JavaScript on the front end and Java or .NET, web
services, JSON on the backend. Typically developers have to jump back and
forth between files and write a significant amount of code, which requires
longer development cycles and specialized skill sets. In addition,
fragmentation around multiple display sizes and the requirements for data
transfer between the front and back end further add to the complexity of
mobile development. TD Mobile addresses these challenges by unifying all the
technologies into one easy to use system and eliminates the coding required to
connect backend services with the UI. With less coding, the time and cost to
develop an app is significantly reduced.

“Our focus in developing TD Mobile was all about simplification and speed for
developers. In order for users to easily and quickly create mobile apps that
access their backend business data, they need software that unifies and
packages all the technologies for mobile development into a single system
usable by developers of all skill levels,” said Frank Verardi, Vice President
and General Manager of Gupta Technologies. “TD Mobile builds on Gupta’s 30
years of experience in development and database software with a solution that
reduces coding, streamlines the binding of screens to backend data and speeds
testing and deployment to enable cost effective, fast implementation of mobile
business applications.”

What customers are saying:

“With TD Mobile, building a mobile business application was simple and
straightforward. Because TD Mobile packages all the technologies into one
system and removes a lot of coding normally required, we were able to build
and deploy an app for our client in one month,” said Brian Bulaw, President of
Power Chord Systems. “Our client wanted to eliminate paperwork generated in
the field as crews performed street repairs and sync the data in real time
with the city’s workflow management system. Using the TD Mobile app, a crew is
able record their work on site through their smart phones. The GPS location is
recorded, photos are taken to document work performed, and the amounts of
materials used are all recorded. Our client is now looking to eliminate
paperwork and streamline operations in other aspects of the city’s public
works department using TD Mobile applications.”

“Our web-based product, ‘Onlineakte,’ enables our customers to manage their
case files and claims data online through their desktop browser. Using TD
Mobile, we built a read-only mobile version of ‘Onlineakte’ in a few days,”
said Matthias Lüling, Developer at Advo-web GmbH. “TD Mobile enabled us to not
have to write a single line of HTML5 or JavaScript code and to reuse our
application code, web services and .NET assemblies, which greatly accelerated
development of the new mobile app. We look forward to completing the
write-access phase of our implementation and delivering a fully functioning
mobile version of ‘Onlineakte’ to our customers.”

“TD Mobile allowed us to build a cost-effective mobile solution for our client
who wanted to provide real time updates on shipment location and status,
planned arrival times and ability to verify orders upon delivery,” said Edward
Forrest, CEO of Continental Software Services Ltd. “With increasing traffic
congestion, actual delivery times were difficult to predict accurately. We
were impressed with the ease and speed at which we were able to develop the
app with TD Mobile and the simplicity of connecting the data from our core
‘QFreight’ system with the location tracking GPS features of the device. Our
client was able to monitor deliveries and times due at its locations, which
greatly enhanced its customer service and satisfaction.”

Key features of TD Mobile include:

  *Cross-platform. Developers use one source code for iPhone, Android,
    Blackberry, Kindle, and other leading mobile devices.
  *One application and team. Developers build one app, one time to run on all
    mobile devices. Developers do not need specialized skills for every device
    OS.
  *Support for every display size. Apps automatically scale to the resolution
    of the device. Developers can also choose to design separate screens for
    tablets and smartphones to accommodate for the differences in screen real
    estate.
  *Drag and drop development. Developers have quick access to screens to
    compile and test versus opening menus and searching through complicated
    cascading menu structures. An interactive page designer and predefined
    themes for look and feel as well as the ability to design themes speed GUI
    development.
  *No coding data binding. Developers do not need to code JavaScript to bind
    screen objects to Web Services return values, which can be cumbersome and
    time consuming.
  *Internationalization. TD Mobile features built-in app
    internationalization. Developers enter multiple language UI strings and at
    runtime TD Mobile detects the language to use based on the device locale.
  *Wizard-based deployment. Developers identify the server and deployment
    directory and deploy the app with the click of a button. Users launch the
    app through an icon on the device. There is no app store approval process
    required.

Availability: TD Mobile is immediately available. A free 30 day trial is
available for download from www.guptatechnologies.com.

About Gupta Technologies

Gupta Technologies, a Daegis Inc. (NASDAQ: DAEG) company, provides application
development, migration and database software to organizations around the
world. For over 30 years, Gupta software has helped customers simplify and
accelerate business application and database development. From client server,
Web, .NET and Mobile business app development, Gupta removes the complexity
from the development process by eliminating low level coding, delivering
highly productive software for developers of all skill levels. Gupta’s
Composer Technologies product line offers automated software and services for
migrating Lotus Notes and Oracle Forms applications. Visit
www.guptatechnologies.com and follow Gupta on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook,
YouTube, and its blog.

Contact:

for Gupta Technologies
Deb Thornton, 916-218-4779
dthornton@daegis.com
 
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