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GlobalLogic to offer high quality mobile apps at cheap rates

Last updated on: April 6, 2012 13:08 IST

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Ritu Jha in New York


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leading software R&D service provider to technology companies, GlobalLogic has partnered with Appcelerator, to use Appcelerator Titanium application for creating innovative cloud-connected mobile apps for their 1,000 global customers.

The Silicon Valley-based Appcelerator, is a mobile platform company which develops a suite of new mobile offerings and related services aimed at enterprises.

"Our clients and Appcelerator clients are not different," said Shashank Samant, president, GlobalLogic to Rediff.com. He added, "It all sets as how we are going to use the mobile application sooner and in the most efficient way."

GlobalLogic has its largest R&D employees in India and with the new partnership, it plans to expand operations, said Sandeep Johri, Chief Operating Officer at Appcelerator to Rediff.com.

Appcelerator clients are financial services, media companies, large industrial companies, mostly Fortune 2000 companies.

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Samant says it has more than 3000 R&D employees in India alone and the partnership will further leverage the company, as the more clients they offer the more the company could learn from the feedback.
 
 "By developing on Appcelerator Titanium, we can help our customers get to market faster, at lower cost, and with higher-quality mobile apps. This is part of our commitment to continuing to innovate on the services we offer our customers," said Samant.

 Together, the two companies will provide best-in-breed solutions and services for enterprises interested in extending applications onto mobile and tablet devices.

Enterprise customers will now be able to leverage GlobalLogic's R&D expertise to create Titanium-powered mobile applications that can be integrated with cloud-based services such as location, notifications, messaging, corporate data streams, storage, etc.

In addition, independent software vendors (ISVs) will benefit from being able to draw on GlobalLogic's deep expertise in design and engineering to develop Titanium extensions and reach Appcelerator's worldwide community of 1.6 million developers.

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Established in 2008, Johri said, "The core value that Accelerator offers you is that Appcelerator Titanium application could be deployed to Apple, Android or any different platforms very easily. Accelerator products is an open source product and its called 'Titanium'. It's the largest and number one, open source mobile platform, and India has a huge pool of developers and developers in India tend to be adopting open source."

He added, "We are seeing a lot of developers from India using Titanium, we have over 300,000 developers registered in Titanium across the globe thousands of them are from India, and these developers have deployed 33 thousand apps on our platform already," stated Johri.

"So, what we want to do with GlobalLogic is further that with training and global programs."

Johri said three years ago there were only Apple products that could be just developed for Apple. But now Apple products, iPhone, iPad, Android phones, come in multiple shape and sizes.

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Then you have Blackberry in India which is very important. So if you think as an app developer they have to develop an application and make sure that it functions in all different platforms.

"That is what we fundamentally allow people to do, which is very attractive," noted Johri.

He said that Appcelerator is a platform company and the large technology partners that "we are integrating with will help us and our enterprise customers at large companies that we work with. They are looking for companies like GlobalLogic to come in and help them with implementation and developments," noted Johri. .

"Appcelerator's ecosystem of customers, partners and developers will now have access to the leading development partner to help them get to market faster with mobile apps and extensions," noted Johri.


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