Liferay, Inc., has rolled out its latest project – Liferay Screens – in order to aid companies develop native apps for iOS and Android platforms.
Liferay is a vendor for open source portals designed for enterprising companies and organizations. Their clients include Fortune 500 companies such as Allianz, Siemens, Toyota and the United Nations to name but a few.
According to Liferay, Liferay Screens is a, "collection of fully native mobile components, using all the power of your Liferay Portal as an enterprise grade mobile back-end."
Responding to the Mobile Explosion
In case you haven't heard, mobile is pretty darn big nowadays.
This release is part of Liferay’s larger push to provide a mobile platform for companies developing several native apps across business units. Through Liferay Screens, the company hopes to save its customers time and money by making it easier for mobile apps to reuse core data and services.
Here are some of the benefits that Liferay Screens brings to the table.
- Liferay Screens comes fully compatible with standard development tools for iOS and Android
- Lowers learning curve for developing apps backed by reusable back end services
- Helps developers comply with UX and Brand requirements using Screens Themes, which follow Apple and Google’s design languages and allow for custom colors
- Adaptive layouts automatically ensure apps function and appear correctly on phones and tablets of any form factor
- Reusable services like registration, user management, localization, and authentication help developers focus on more important business logic
Juan Fernandez, Liferay's Product Manager, had this to say upon the release of Liferay Screens:
“The problem we’re trying to solve for companies is, ‘how do we quickly build great mobile apps that integrate with the overall customer experience, while keeping development costs to a minimum?
Companies have to respond to the mobile explosion, but they need to do so with a strategy. With Liferay Screens, you can develop high-quality, elegant mobile apps quickly without compromising on these long-term considerations.”
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