Alcatel-Lucent launches OpenPlug App development tools
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Alcatel-Lucent launches OpenPlug App development tools

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 29 April 2011, 11:43 Hrs
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New Delhi: Alcatel-Lucent, one of the leaders in global communication, has announced two initiatives to fuel the growth of applications that work across platforms and devices. With the acquisition of France-based OpenPlug, Alcatel-Lucent will provide tools enabling developers to develop and easily deploy mobile apps across multiple platforms.

OpenPlug studio will now be made available to application developers for free of cost. The company also launched a certified OpenPlug solutions provider program focused on application development and developer training. Initial members include Exuvis, Nexworld and On3. They will teach developers how to use the OpenPlug tools, while also building mobile applications for businesses that run on any platform or device and leverage service providers' network-based APIs (application programming interfaces).

Industries such as transportation are looking to these devices to more efficiently mobilize their staffs and deliver an entirely new level of service. Media and entertainment industries are using the technology to extend the value of content subscriptions across as many platforms as possible keeping paid content in play.

OpenPlug's solutions allow developers to write apps once and then convert them into native software, compatible with various mobile operating systems' including iOs, Android, Symbian, Windows Phone and Linux. These new initiatives will make it easier for a new generation of applications to be developed and rolled.

This will result in availability of applications previously available only on sophisticated Smartphones which will be available on any mobile device. In addition, the technology can be extended to other areas of application development: IPTV and game consoles.

This studio is a development toolkit that allows developers to efficiently create native applications for smart phones, tablets and other web-connected devices from a single code base using well-known web development technologies such as JavaScript, Actionscript and XML. Developers can download OpenPlug Studio at http://developer.openplug.com

Laura Merling, senior Vice President of Alcatel-Lucent said, 'One of the things they set out to do when they created the Open API platform was address the entire API and app ecosystem'. And also making OpenPlug studio free puts one of the industry's most powerful tools into the hands of more developers.

Developers interested in the OpenPlug solutions can witness these apps at the upcoming events by Exuvis and On3 conferences with Alcatel-lucent.

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