SOURCE: raw engineering

raw engineering

February 06, 2014 09:00 ET

built.io Partners With Xamarin to Bring Fast End-to-End Mobile App Development to the Enterprise

New Partnership Extends built.io Platform to More Than Half a Million Enterprise and Independent Developers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 6, 2014) - built.io, the flagship mobile platform from raw engineering that lets developers build enterprise mobile and web apps in record time, today announced its integration with major mobile app development platform Xamarin. The partnership gives developers a complete best-of-breed solution for end-to-end mobile development, while also making built.io available to Xamarin's well-established and rapidly growing developer community.

"Enterprises typically have two choices for mobile development: established but cumbersome legacy platforms, or fast-to-launch but untried players that aren't built for enterprise needs," said raw engineering CEO Neha Sampat. "Our partnership with Xamarin allows enterprises to get the best of both worlds: rapid mobile innovation on a platform that's proven in the enterprise."

Driven by the demands of BYOD and the consumerization of IT, companies and developers are impelled to create beautiful apps more rapidly than ever. Gartner predicts that by 2016, 70 percent of the mobile workforce will have a smartphone, half of which will be purchased by the employee, and 90 percent of enterprises will have two or more platforms to support.

"Mobile democratizes access to information, improves collaboration and enables new ways of working that were not possible before," said David Mario Smith, research director and lead analyst at Aragon Research. "The pace of mobile development will be crucial to capitalize on the use of mobile by employees and business partners."

built.io takes care of all the heavy lifting involved with building an app backend from scratch (including servers, cloud infrastructure, database structure, push notifications, and scaling) to dramatically cut mobile development time down from months to weeks. On the client side, Xamarin empowers developers to create fully native apps for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac from a single shared code base.

Developers can now use Xamarin to build native mobile apps that immediately leverage all of built.io's backend services, thereby expediting app development end-to-end without sacrificing quality. In addition, Xamarin developers can access built.io's powerful suite of analytics tools to better understand how and where people are using their applications. There's no need to find a separate analytics partner as built.io provides deep analytics out of the box.

Xamarin
The integration with Xamarin extends built.io into Xamarin's community of over 500,000 developers and Fortune 500 customer base. built.io can be downloaded from the Xamarin Component Store from within Xamarin's supported IDEs to instantly enable all the functionality of the built.io backend platform.

"Companies today are looking for scalable ways to mobilize their business practices and customer interactions onto multiple platforms. Our collaboration with built.io will accelerate mobile app development for our community, while ensuring mobile apps have a solid and secure backend," said Jo Ann Buckner, VP of Product Marketing at Xamarin.

Pricing and availability
built.io offers tiered pricing that lets businesses of all sizes choose a plan that fits their needs. Plans start with a free tier or a free trial that supports 5GB of storage, going up to $399 per month for plans supporting large-scale deployments and providing access to the platform's most advanced enterprise features. In addition, built.io offers enterprise-level support, including custom SLAs.

The Xamarin integration is available at no additional cost.

Visit www.built.io to see how your business can build its next app in record time.

About built.io
built.io is the "no bullshit" platform-as-a-service optimized for enterprise mobile and web app development. By taking care of servers, cloud infrastructure, database, scaling, and delivering enterprise-grade functionality out of the box, built.io helps companies large and small go from idea to app in record time. The built.io platform was released in 2013 by raw engineering, a software technology company working with Fortune 100 companies and based in San Francisco, CA.

About Xamarin
Xamarin is the new standard for enterprise mobile development. No other platform enables businesses to reach all major devices -- iOS, Android, Mac and Windows -- with 100% fully native apps from a single code base. With Xamarin, businesses standardize mobile app development in C#, share on average 75% source code across platforms, and leverage their existing skills, teams, tools and code to rapidly deliver great apps with broad reach. Over 500,000 developers use Xamarin to accelerate the creation of mission-critical consumer and enterprise apps. For more information, please visit: www.xamarin.com, read our blog, and follow us on Twitter @xamarinhq.

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