Visual Studio 2012 featured launch partner enables mobile business apps written in a single .NET code base to integrate with back-end data and run on any modern mobile device . ITR Mobility and its iFactr enterprise cross-platform mobile development framework will be featured by Microsoft Corp. at today’s launch of Visual Studio 2012. iFactr gives software developers the ability to create enterprise mobile applications for the Windows, Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, Android and other platforms using the Microsoft .NET Framework.
View a video to see how developers can use Visual Studio 2012 and iFactr to create enterprise mobile applications that run on any device and integrate with back-end data, from a single .NET code base.
Because iFactr is an extension of Visual Studio 2012, developers can create and deliver cross-platform mobile applications easily, without the large learning curve involved with a new development language or platform-specific nuances. Organizations with significant Microsoft application development investments can leverage code, infrastructure and technical expertise to quickly deliver state-of-the-art mobile applications, fully integrated with back-end data and systems.
Forward-thinking enterprises are exploring ways to empower employees, business partners and customers with innovative mobile applications. With iFactr, these organizations can develop apps designed to run on the wide variety of devices individuals already have. Ultimately, it's the Microsoft ecosystem and the foundation of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET that makes all of this possible.
“We are happy to be working with ITR Mobility to extend the value of Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 into the wave of new applications that span today’s modern mobile platforms,” said Tom Lindeman, director, VSIP program, Microsoft. “Fully integrated with Visual Studio 2012, the iFactr framework enables developers to leverage existing C# .NET code and emerging development trends to build cross-platform applications that drive valuable usage scenarios for today’s increasingly mobile workforce.”
“Microsoft offers us broader opportunities to share the iFactr framework with developers, and iFactr gives Microsoft the ability to tell a very impactful cross-platform story to enterprise customers,” said Nathan Clevenger, CTO, ITR Mobility. “If I had to describe Visual Studio in one word, it would be ‘ubiquitous.’ Visual Studio is everywhere, and with Visual Studio 2012 and iFactr, mobile applications can run everywhere too.”
About ITR Mobility
Minneapolis-based ITR Mobility is a mobile software development organization with hundreds of staff nationwide devoted to creating mobile solutions and enterprise architectures for Fortune 500 companies. As creator of the iFactr mobile enterprise application platform, ITR Mobility has deployed solutions in some of the largest companies worldwide, and powered the largest iPad app deployment in 2010.
CTO Nathan Clevenger is the author of “iPad in the Enterprise: Developing and Deploying Business Applications” (Wiley; August 2011; ISBN: 9781118022351; $44.99), a playbook to define and execute an enterprise mobile strategy.
A team of ITR Mobility architects authored, “Professional Cross-Platform Mobile Development in C#” (Wiley; March 2012; ISBN: 9781118157701; $44.99), which outlines best practices and architectural standards for mobile enterprise application development using Microsoft Visual Studio and C# .NET.
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