Open source platform player Red Hat launched its Red Hat Mobile Application Platform, building on its earlier acquisition of enterprise app developer tools company FeedHenry.
The company said that the technology is able to “to simplify and accelerate the development, integration, deployment and management of mobile solutions”. It does this by enabling collaboration across development teams, such as front-end application developers and back-end IT integration teams.
The platform also provides capabilities including security, reusable connections to back-end systems, and collaborative/agile app development.
In addition to technology from FeedHenry, which it acquired last year, the platform also includes products from Red Hat’s JBoss Middleware and OpenShift PaaS portfolio.
Red Hat also announced the availability of a developer offering in its public cloud application development and hosting environment, OpenShift Online. Full support for the mobile platform in production environments via OpenShift Enterprise is planned for the coming year.
In bringing the Mobile Application Platform to OpenShift, Red Hat “aims to position itself for this and further advance the Red Hat xPaaS services vision”.
The vision it mentions is to “expand the availability of its technologies as services on OpenShift, widening the pathway for enterprises and developers to create, integrate and manage applications and business processes in the cloud”.
Red Hat also plans to establish an open source upstream project that will carry the FeedHenry name and focus on the development of “cutting-edge open source mobile technologies”. The community is expected to launch in the coming year.
According to Cathal McGloin, vice president, Mobile Platforms: “The Red Hat Mobile Application Platform delivers vital mobile capabilities and secure, manageable integration with enterprise systems from a single, trusted, and award winning provider of enterprise middleware, cloud, and mobile solutions.”