NORCROSS, GEORGIA — BravePoint®, Inc., a leading provider of application development, software products and support in a variety of technologies, announced today an addition to its Application EvolutionTM modernization platform for Progress® OpenEdge® applications to enable the development of mobile applications. This mobile framework, Evolution Mobile™, is built on OpenGL, OpenAL, Box2D, Facebook, SQLite and other standards allowing creation of a rich mobile business application that is quick to deploy and easy to upgrade and manage. The framework runs on both iOS and Android devices with a single code base.
“The popular Application Evolution platform has been utilized by companies in various industries to modernize their legacy Progress-based applications and deliver them with a rich Web 2.0 user interface without any rip and replace of server-side logic,” explained John Harlow, President of BravePoint. “We knew we needed to add the next step to this framework, so we are thrilled to offer Evolution Mobile™ to the OpenEdge community.
Through a partnership with Corona Labs, BravePoint utilized the Corona SDK Platform to build the Evolution Mobile framework. This partnership allows BravePoint to develop mobile business apps which are extremely fast and agile. The following are just a few of the benefits of using the Evolution Mobile platform to build custom mobile apps:
• One code base for both iOS and Android
• No runtime fees or extra licensing costs
• Rapid implementation
• Full support is included and training is available
• Vast functionality built around your business logic
• Runs offline and saves changes; syncs when internet connectivity is restored
o Easy-to-learn programming environment
o Integrates with the mobile device’s core functionality (phone, email, etc.)
o Customized themes
o Simple to update and upgrade versions
To demonstrate the powerful functionality of the Evolution Mobile platform, BravePoint has made available a demonstration app using Progress’ familiar Sports 2000 sample database. The demo app, Moby, is available for both iOS, through Apple’s iTunes store, and Android devices, through Google Play (application package available here). Moby allows users to test functionality while sharing in the customer experience through the use of the application. The Moby application allows users to:
• Perform customer lookups
• Perform item lookups
• Update customer records
• View customer location and your location
• Review customer orders and details of specific orders
Moby allows software architects and developers to envision the wide range of possibilities for mobile app development. The application requires a simple login and is intuitive for all user levels. The app comes pre-loaded with multiple fictitious customers and their details including number of items ordered and items shipped. Details such as account balances, discounts and more are also listed.
BravePoint is on the cutting edge of mobile development and continues to lead the field in the mobile business intelligence space.
BravePoint’s Dustin Grau and Mike Furgal will be presenting Evolution Mobile at the PUG Challenge Americas developer conference in Westford, Mass. on Tuesday, June 10 at 1:00 PM EDT.
Headquartered in Norcross, Ga., BravePoint®, Inc. is a leading provider of consulting, training and application development to a variety of clients worldwide. Since 1987, BravePoint has applied its business experience and technology expertise to improve customers’ profitability and competitiveness through the use of technology. BravePoint is a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK). For more information about BravePoint, visit www.bravepoint.com.
About Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified energy company engaged in natural gas distribution, transmission and marketing; electricity distribution; propane gas distribution and wholesale marketing; advanced information services; and other related services. To learn more about Chesapeake’s businesses, visit www.chpk.com.
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