m-Power delivers unmatched results at mobile app competition
November 2012 Lombard, IL
For the second consecutive year, software developer michaels, ross, and cole, ltd. (mrc) has delivered unmatched results in the annual CommonGB development showcase.
For the last two years, CommonGB and the NiSUG User Group have hosted a one-day IBMi & Power themed event in London. The highlight of the event is the development challenge, in which vendors can prove their software's capabilities to the event's attendees in a friendly competition.
This year's "Data Challenge" competition focused on mobile application development. It was designed to show event attendees that opening up the IBMi environment to mobile apps is both straightforward and secure. The rules were simple: Each participating vendor had one week to build mobile applications over the same sample database.
Only a few of the vendors chose to participate in the challenge, and mrc UK was one of them. The results: While vendors were only required to create a simple data retrieval app (at minimum), mrc UK went above and beyond expectations. Using m-Power, one mrc UK developer:
In the end, m-Power once again delivered unrivaled results, as no other participant could match the total range of features found in mrc's completed mobile application.
"I am blown away by how easy it is to make data available securely over the internet in different formats to PCs, Android, i-Phone, tablets and even with language translation harnessing the power of Google translate, like a Wiki," says Steve Bradshaw, Managing Director of Rowton IT Solutions Ltd., and moderator of the Data Challenge. "Developing mobile applications is not difficult, it's not going to stop your business, you can innovate without huge effort and without huge expense".###
mrc's development platform, m-Power, is used to create business applications and can run on any platform that supports Java (e.g. OS/400, Linux, Unix, and Windows). Applications access DB2/400, Oracle, MySQL and MSSQL, or any combination thereof. m-Power is used to create an endless variety of Java-based business applications such as: Mobile apps, Web reports, dashboards, eCommerce apps, business intelligence, and more. It is also the only development platform to automate translation and offer full multi-lingual support.
mrc was a recipient of the Apex Award for application development, is a long-time IBM Business Partner, and has been producing award-winning development software since 1981.
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