SAN FRANCISCO, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Meteor, the creator of the first unified cloud/client application development platform for mobile and web, today announced that leading analyst firm Gartner has named it as a "Cool Vendor" in Application Development in Gartner, Inc's just-released report, Cool Vendors in Application Development, 2015.1
"We appreciate Gartner's recognition of Meteor as a 'Cool Vendor' and view it as an important validation of Meteor's position as a leading application platform," said Meteor Development Group founder and CEO of Geoff Schmidt. "We are delighted by the support from our international open source community, by the growing number of companies that are building business-critical applications on Meteor, and by the increasing scale and scope of the applications they are creating on the platform."
The Gartner report evaluates companies solving application development industry challenges with innovative solutions, capabilities and delivery methods. Gartner says these companies "all share a common theme of agility and responsiveness as well — traits that now clearly differentiate cool, new innovations from the old-style approaches of the past" and show "how agile practices, responsive Web and Web-scale computing efforts are high-profile challenges for today's application development leaders."
Tens of thousands of developers use Meteor to build new applications every day, and Meteor is now one of the top 10 starred projects on GitHub. Local Meteor meetup groups meet in over 100 cities. Meteor has approximately 5000 packages, contributed by teams around the world, that help developers deliver great modern applications even faster.
The full Cool Vendors in available from Gartner https://www.gartner.com/doc/3031720/cool-vendors-application-development-
Meteor is available as open source under a MIT license. For more information go to http://Meteor.com or follow us on twitter @Meteorjs
1 Gartner, Inc., "Cool Vendors in Mobile Application Development, 2015" was written by authors Mark Driver, David Mitchell Smith, Jim Duggan, Thomas E. Murphy, Nathan Wilson, Maritess Sobejana, and Anne Thomas, and published in April 2015
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