Since mobile applications have entered and quickly dominated the mobile market, regardless of the benefits they provide, they also set a new precedent for companies that challenge them to meet new expectations.
As companies cope with the growing needs for businesses and government demanding to meet the expectations raised by mobile platforms like the iPhone (News - Alert), iPad and laptops, many organizations are left struggling to meet the requests for easy-to-use mobile apps.
iRise, a provider of enterprise visualization software for business applications, has come up with a solution for this growing issue, with the launch of its latest version of the company’s popular software prototyping and visualization platform.
According to iRise, the skyrocketing use of mobile platforms in businesses, also referred to as “the consumerization of IT,” has put many organizations under intense pressure to create business applications for stakeholders who expect to take their apps with them wherever they go, and who are quickly irritated by even small flaws in their user experiences.
“The mobile app revolution has left a lot of companies facing a huge mountain of applications that need to go mobile immediately, in virtually every field – from banking to transportation to medicine,” says Maurice Martin, president, COO and founder of iRise.
“The new features in iRise 8.9 help speed up the process by quickly simulating real apps before a single line of code is ever written, which really helps firms work through their backlogs,” he explains.
Meeting the high expectations for business software created by the “consumerization of IT,” iRise 8.9 helps businesspeople and designers visualize and experience what it’s like to use new applications before they’re coded, and includes special features to speed app development for the iPhone, iPad, and other mobile platforms, say company officials.
The updated features provided by iRise 8.9 also make it much easier to develop new apps, or take existing ones to the next level. For example, iRise allows users to automatically simulate iPhone pages inside an emulated iPhone, complete with a virtual keyboard and momentum scrolling, for a realistic mobile experience delivered through the browser. The free app, available through iTunes, also helps stakeholders view mobile visualizations directly on their own iPads and iPhones.
iRise 8.9 also includes iConnect a series of APIs for extending iRise which provides full read and write access to requirements in iRise, enabling bi-directional integrations with almost any requirements system. Companies can easily access all project details through iConnect including pages, widgets, logic, data, etc. – for custom integrations, extensions, and reports to meet the unique needs of each organization.
For more information on iRise’s latest version and how you can utilize the company’s solution to address the common demands in the mobile marketplace your company is facing, click here.
Stefanie Mosca is a Managing Editor for TMCnet, with a particular focus in wireless technologies as well as mobile and IP communications. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University and a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of New Haven. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page or follow her on Twitter (News - Alert) @stefaniemosca.
Edited by Jennifer Russell