Appmethod has released an updated version of its cross-platform dev tool that for the first time brings support for Internet of Things (IoT) app development to the table.
The company, which is run by Embarcadero, says its latest September 2014 release provides a complete solution for building natively compiled C++ apps that connect mobile devices to desktop, sensors, wearables, clouds services and data.
With tech giants such as Google, Cisco and Qualcomm recently making investments in IoT companies, it’s no surprise that cross platform tools are starting to make some noise about this nascent market. Appmethod, along with Kony, is one of the first platforms to really push IoT features, but you can expect more to follow suit.
Embarcadero’s VP of products Michael Swindell said:
“IoT is enabling a completely new class of application architecture that extends the user experience beyond ‘the screen’ to connected devices, sensors, gadgets, and wearables, aggregating information from multiple devices. Revolutionizing applications in industries from health care to smart manufacturing, IoT presents incredible new opportunities, yet developers face challenges in building this new generation of connected applications. Appmethod is designed as a complete end-to-end platform that can rapidly open the IoT door for developers building the next generation of device-extended applications.”
The new release of Appmethod boasts a new ‘FireUI,’ Bluetooth and WiFi app tethering, which lets devs connect to any IoT device, and enterprise mobility services – a turnkey middleware solution that the company says can be deployed on premise or in a private cloud.
For more information take a look at the Appmethod website.