Extended Systems is making enhanced developer tools for its OneBridge Mobile Platform available. OneBridge Mobile Platform version 4.5 now enables developers to retrofit existing applications with push capabilities.
The announcement was made during the Tech Ed 2005, and the company says with no re-architecting for legacy applications necessary, OneBridge can detect database changes and push them to a mobile device in the field in real time. This enhancement enables developers and independent software vendors to quickly and easily build solutions that bring enterprise information to mobile workers, while significantly reducing development time.
Utilizing the new OneBridge Mobile Application Acceleration Toolkit (OMAAT), version 4.5 also enables developers creating mobile solutions in .NET or J2ME environments to embed Extended Systems' synchronization, web services and push engine technologies into their application, eliminating the need for separate components on the client. This reduces client footprint requirements and makes these processes invisible to the end user, resulting in a more elegant and streamlined user experience. The embedded toolkit is now available for .NET, .NET Compact Framework (CF), and Blackberry J2ME.
Enhanced device management tools have also been incorporated into the 4.5 release. OneBridge now supports a full-fledged engine capable of running scripts, enabling custom product development. In addition, OneBridge now supports over-the-air install capabilities and "kill-pill" features that disarm stolen or lost devices easily.