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Should I Develop A Mobile Application?

Posted by Tim Losee on Apr 18, 2017 2:00:00 PM

How we access our data has grown leaps and bounds in the last decade; we now have any piece of information at our fingertips with our mobile devices. But many business still use outdated technology to store their data which prevents them from accessing that data unless they are in front of a standard desktop computer. If your workforce requires access to vital business information frequently, you might think about developing a mobile application to allow them to access the information where and when they need it. A mobile application can help support your remote workers and can even benefit your customer interaction with your business. 

For those business that are looking into developing mobile applications, there are a few perks to doing so:

  • Mobilize your workforce by giving them "anywhere access" to applications.
  • Make your applications more functional by integrating native mobile features like Camera, Signature Pad and Maps.
  • Give customers another option to connect with your business. 


All of these functions sound good, but many business don't have the time or the money to be able to convert all of their IBM i information and data to a mobile application. That is where Profound Logic comes in. Besides being able to convert your green screen to web based user interfaces, Profound Logic also gives you the option of creating Mobile Applications right along side your web based UI. Some of the highlights include:

  • Profound Mobile has a set of tools specifically designed for mobile development that includes the Visual Designer Tool. This tool gives your development team "drag and drop" capabilities and offers device-specific layouts for what ever type of mobile device your team has. It also gives you the ability to rotate and preview applications, as well as native widgets and buttons. 
  • The RPG OA Handler then takes the traditional RPG display and converts it into rich displays. This allows you to code RPG in your regular manner and then convert it to display on your mobile devices!
  • Beyond the design and the conversion, you can also design custom Mobile Services if you have any other needs that your business might have.
  • Profound Mobile Client gives you the ability to streamline the process of deploying native mobile applications by making them accessible instantly on iTunes and Google Play stores.
  • PhoneGap integration allows you to package and deploy your application to the app stores, without having to learn iOS or Android programming languages. Giving you a faster delivery time for your mobile solution. 


Profound Mobile gives your developers the ability to design and deploy your mobile applications in a fraction of the time it would take on their own. This is true, even if you are a novice at mobile development! It will give you the power of your full IBM i application list on any mobile device or tablet as well as adds native capabilities to applications on iPhones, iPads and Android devices. 

Companies can be fearful of a massive change like mobile modernization, but with the right tools and the right partner you can achieve your mobile modernization goals quickly and painlessly. Profound Logic is here to create an avenue for your agile modernization, and we can help you with all your mobile needs.

To see how it all works, you can download your trial here

Topics: Mobile Development, Application modernization, IBM i applications, mobile applications, mobile mondernization

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