New SAP Mobile Developer Programs Provide Open Access

— July 30, 2012

SAP announced a free mobile developer license, a new SAP Mobile Apps Partner program and additional support for integrating the software development frameworks from Adobe, Appcelerator Titanium and Sencha with the SAP mobile platform.
SAP wants the vast mobile developer community to co-innovate with the company and create diverse mobile apps for all business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) environments.
“Mobile technology has become the touchpoint that unites the workforce across any organization, no matter the size, and SAP has been recognized as the leading mobile platform today by analysts,” said Sanjay Poonen, president, Mobile Division, SAP. “We recognize that this presents valuable opportunity for the millions of mobile developers looking for ways to monetize and scale. For that reason, SAP has created an end-to-end support system that helps ensure that mobile developers around the world have easy access to SAP resources – from our developer center and partner program to the extensive options offered by partner solutions like Adobe, Appcelerator and Sencha. In doing so, we’ve created the easiest path for B2B and B2C mobile apps to flourish from inception to market.”
Mobile developer offerings from SAP are designed to be simple and accessible, with an open platform that integrates easily with third-party tools and supports industry standards without the need for upfront investment. Throughout the process, developers have access to support through the developer center on SAP Community Network and the developer community.
“The SAP Mobile Apps Partner program has been incredibly valuable for Above Border in providing all of the tools and resources we needed to build our mobile apps quickly and effectively sell them via the SAP Store,” said Stephen Kenney, CEO, Above Border. “Early results already show leads that were generated for Above Border directly as a result of placement on the SAP Store. We are confident that having our mobile apps on the SAP Store will continue to be very beneficial in terms of business impact to our top and bottom line.”


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