MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 22, 2012) - Appcelerator®, the leading mobile platform company, today announced a partnership with DENSO Corporation, a leading automotive supplier, to create a development solution for in-car applications that are fully integrated with vehicle information systems. Integrating the capabilities of a leading automotive telematics provider and a proven mobile application development platform, this partnership enables the automotive industry to create compelling user experiences in an in-car environment.
Appcelerator's Titanium technology will be closely integrated into DENSO's NaviBridge Module, enabling any Titanium app to transmit points of interest, such as restaurant or museum locations, to in-dash navigational systems that support NaviBridge. The first comprehensive development and delivery solution involving software, hardware and services, this partnership indicates both parties leading roles in bringing mobile applications into non-traditional environments.
"This is a significant opportunity for us to merge our capabilities. We understand the needs of the automotive industry and the safety considerations that must be built into every automotive feature, and Appcelerator has the tools to support us through its mobile development expertise and platform," said Doug Patton, senior vice president of Engineering at DENSO International America, Inc. "As mobile technologies become increasingly critical components of automotive telematics solutions, DENSO greatly benefits from having access to Appcelerator's industry-leading development technology and its large ecosystem of mobile application developers. Because of our work together, we will empower the automotive industry to deliver the richest in-car applications while maintaining the highest safety precautions for our customers."
Because DENSO is a trusted supplier to automotive manufacturers, this partnership grants Appcelerator's developer community unique access to an environment that is typically unavailable. By opening a new vertical market for existing and future applications, developers have new, incremental revenue opportunities.
"As one of the world's top suppliers of automotive telematics solutions, DENSO provides outstanding validation for the applicability and extensibility of the Titanium platform for opportunities outside traditional mobile devices," said Sandeep Johri, chief operating officer for Appcelerator. "Working with Denso is inspiring us to think well beyond the mobile device for developing rich applications -- TVs, refrigerators, and appliances are just a few of the other intriguing form factors for Appcelerator to lead the way in multi-platform application development."
Appcelerator's Titanium is the leading open source mobile platform of choice for thousands of companies seizing the mobile opportunity. With more than 50,000 applications deployed on 80 million devices, Appcelerator's award-winning Titanium platform leverages over 5,000 mobile device and operating system APIs to create native iOS and Android apps, and HTML5 mobile web apps. Customers who standardize on the Titanium Platform get to market 70 percent faster and can quickly optimize business results with analytics-driven insights into user behavior and app performance. Open and fully extensible, Titanium makes it easy to integrate data, content and services from a variety of sources into mobile applications to leverage best-of-breed capabilities. Appcelerator Cloud Services (ACS) provides instant social, location, communication and content features for user-centric mobility. Appcelerator's worldwide ecosystem includes 350,000 mobile developers and hundreds of ISVs and integration partners. Please visit http://www.appcelerator.com.
About DENSO Corporation
DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electric, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 35 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs over 120,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, totaled US$38.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.5 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com.
In North America, DENSO's consolidated sales totaled US$6.2 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012. The North American DENSO Group employs more than 14,000 people at 28 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 26 are manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
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