StackMob extends mobile backend platform to Android developers

StackMob , a provider of platform
for building, deploying and scaling mobile applications, announced that it has
extended its platform to support Android, taking a major leap in mobile
development. Mobile developers now have a single powerful backend for both
their Android and iOS applications.

According to Gartner, 630 million smartphones will ship worldwide in
2012 and Android will own 49.2 percent of the market. This will appoint Android
as the leading global operating system for mobile applications.

Despite this fact, Android has fewer services geared to support its
mobile developers, which is part of why many developers have been slow to adopt
Android and choose to build on iOS first. With this Android support, StackMob’s
cross-platform solution allows iOS developers to use the same backend to power
their iOS and Android apps, lowering the barriers for these developers to build
great applications for Android.

“StackMob is the cross-platform solution that provides developers
with the services they need to build apps that can scale,” said Ty Amell,
CEO and co-founder of StackMob.

“We’ve listened to our growing Android developer community to
ensure we continue to address their unique needs for simplicity, flexibility
and most importantly scalability for data driven application development,”
Amell added.

Fragmentation of Android devices requires developers to spend additional
resources optimizing their apps across numerous devices, while still having to
ensure a great user experience and build and manage a backend.

This fragmentation leads to a strong need for Android developers to have
solutions that allow them to focus on creating differentiating value in their
apps instead of spending resources re-inventing the wheel building a backend.
StackMob’s platform makes it incredibly easy for developers to store and
retrieve data, send push notifications, get analytics and scale feature rich
apps faster than ever before.

Now, through StackMob’s platform and newly released open-sourced Android
SDK, developers can spend less time with backend development, and more time on
the customer-facing portion of their applications.

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