Point.io Releases App Composer, New Mobile Business Development Platform That Allows Users to Build Customizable Apps

New Platform Rapidly Builds Apps in a Fraction of the Time and Cost of Traditional Methods

Jan 27, 2016, 08:00 ET from Point.io

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Point.io, a leading BPM and business app development company, announces the launch of App Composer, a mobile business development platform that allows users to rapidly build enterprise mobile apps in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional methods.  

Built by BPM experts with more than 20 years of experience at leading enterprise software firms Accenture and Pegasystems, App Composer is built from multi-million dollar mobile technologies developed for the banking industry. The platform provides customers with the ability to build collaborative, device-agnostic business apps while automatically integrating the security technology equivalent to a Swiss bank.  App Composer is currently licensed by a growing list of clients for mission-critical business applications, including Fortune 100 Companies.

"At Point.io we recognize that every business can benefit from easy-to-use, easy-to-change enterprise applications across mobile and desktop that optimize real business processes," said Ron Rock, CEO of Point.io.  "With the launch of App Composer, every business - large and small - can take advantage of these efficiencies without the upfront costs and risks historically associated with launching a new application.  By radically bending the cost-benefit curve, we have expanded the potential for user-friendly business apps to the entire enterprise."

Rock continued, "The market for agile enterprise mobile applications is rapidly heating up, led by the emergence of new developers and platforms. Google's recent acquisition of pre-revenue startup, Bebop, for $380 million, validates the expansion of this space.  Like Bebop, Point.io's App Composer is an app development and hosting platform, however App Composer also automates all of the processes and supporting workflows involved in enterprise mobile development."

The emergence of agile deployment of customizable business apps will change the way that businesses think about work.  Point.io's App Composer allows an app designer to snap together the components of an application without the challenge experienced with current coding and deploying methods. Apps go from concept, to design, to user trial, in hours - with iterative changes taking place in minutes. This ability allows designers to easily fine-tune apps by incorporating continuous feedback from end-users who can now try new features instantly.  

"With Point.io and App Composer, we built a key strategic app in weeks to solve a problem we have been struggling with for years," said Merle Ryland, CEO of Carewise - an early adopter of App Composer. "With the majority of our technology budget going to continuing operations, we didn't think that we could afford custom mobile apps that could drive our unique business.  With Point.io and App Composer, we have been able to deploy innovations that have both lowered our operational cost and provided our clients with new strategic service."

App Composer is built on Point.io's existing Digital Engagement Platform, the most comprehensive Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS) on the market. The Point.io ecosystem incorporates the many tools and processes a business owner requires to build, deploy and run enterprise mobile apps in a scalable and secure way:  

  • ­BaaS/Back-end as a Service: Most common functions required for creating an app (e.g. user management, notifications, object database) come out of the box in Point.io's platform without requiring additional hardware or complex integrations. 
  • ­IPaaS/Integration Platform as a Service: Point.io comes with a comprehensive set of ready-built and customizable enterprise and cloud connectors to get data and documents in and out of external systems. With a strong competency in managing files, the App Composer makes it easy to put structure around document-centric work tasks in a way that makes even elderly legacy document sources mobile-friendly.
  • APIaaS/API as a Service: Assets built with the App Composer are automatically exposed as RESTful APIs to make it easy for organizations leverage their investments in new application functionality across their IT portfolios to bring new life to older technologies. Build once and run anywhere.
  • BPM/Business Process Management: collaborative business workflows can be created in a drag-and-drop design experience that is light-years simpler than current enterprise BPM software while still maintaining industry standards for transportability. Robust workflow ensures that App Composer apps can get real work done.

App Composer is available to businesses today. The platform offers the industry's lowest per-month pricing model with value-added options for higher levels of support and performance.  Additional SaaS licensing options will be rolled-out early this year.

About Point.io  

Point.io is a Digital Engagement Platform that combines mBaaS, iPaaS, BPM and API into a single solution to enable quick-and-easy development, automation and mobility applications. The company's open hybrid architecture allows enterprises to integrate with any point solution products, delivering complete solutions. For more information about Point.io, visit www.point.io. Connect with Point.io on Twitter
(@point_io), and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/point-io).

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