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Appeon Mobile: First-Ever Mobility Solution for the PowerBuilder Community

Novalys and Appeon announce partnership to distribute Appeon Mobile worldwide!

Hot news, just out: Novalys SAS announced on March 7, 2012 that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Appeon Corporation to distribute the first-ever mobility solution for the PowerBuilder community.

Leveraging Appeon’s over a decade of experience in PowerBuilder web deployment and its core technology platform, Appeon is developing a mobile deployment solution for PowerBuilder – Appeon Mobile. Appeon Mobile will offer the simplest, fastest, and lowest-cost mobile development option for the PowerBuilder developer community. Under the agreement, Novalys will market, sell, and support Appeon Mobile worldwide.

In response to growing demand from the PowerBuilder community for mobility, Appeon Mobile will enable developers to rapidly build mobile applications exclusively with the PowerBuilder and using existing programming skills. This empowers developers to leverage their existing investments in PowerBuilder and the unbeatable productivity that PowerBuilder offers. Now mobile applications can be built in just weeks instead of months using one development tool for the iOS and Android based mobile devices.

"Appeon Mobile is really exciting for PowerBuilder; it allows developers to meet evolving business needs, as mobility becomes a necessity” said Christophe Dufourmantelle, CEO of Novalys. "Now, PowerBuilder developers can build data-driven enterprise apps without the productivity loss and headaches inherent to using standalone tools like Xcode."

From the PowerBuilder IDE, Appeon Mobile will automatically generate native mobile applications that deploy universally to all supported mobile devices, including iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets. DataWindows, nested reports, and many rich PowerBuilder functionalities previously unimaginable on mobile devices will be at users’ fingertips. These rich mobile applications are database-driven, powered by either a Java or .NET middleware that is compatible with leading commercial databases, including Sybase, Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM. Server-side integration is also supported with Java, .NET, Web Services and/or Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP).

"Novalys is the best source of PowerBuilder companion products, offering high-value-add solutions, such as VisualExpert, VisualGuard, and Customization Studio," said Armeen Mazda, CEO of Appeon. "Appeon is excited to have Novalys as our PowerBuilder mobility partner.".

Novalys is an international software vendor, founded in 1998, privately held, with subsidiaries and distributors in North America, Europe, South America, Middle East and Asia. They develop and distribute software development tools dedicated to PowerBuilder and .NET projects. For more information visit their website: Novalys

Appeon Corporation was founded in 1999, is a global provider of software and services for modernizing the application architecture of enterprises. They specialize in software development tools and consulting services that dramatically reduce the time, cost, and risk of developing line-of-business applications. Thousands of organizations worldwide rely on Appeon technology. For more information visit their website:   Appeon

Regards ... Chris

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Chris Pollach is a Senior Consultant with over 30 years experience in Systems and Software Analysis, Development, Maintenance and Technical Support, mainly in the areas of GUI Design, MS-Windows Programming, Java / .NET Programming, Wireless, Application / Web Server Design & Programming, Object Oriented Development Tools and Methodologies, Data Base, Data Communications and Network application development. He has participated in numerous technical, planning and management roles, as well as consulted and educated in these fields for a diverse clientele. He is also the owner of “Software Tool & Die Inc.” a company dedicated to provide custom software and education solutions on Object Oriented business systems.

As an educator, Chris is certified to teach PowerBuilder (first in Canada), MS-SQLServer, Sybase’s Enterprise Application Studio and EAServer integrated application/web development environment. He is former Certified SilverStream developer (CSSD) and current Certified PowerBuilder Developer – Associate / Professional (CPD-P) as well as a Certified Sybase Tools Instructor (CSI).

Chris has written numerous articles in various popular personal computer magazines, newsletters and is the author of the PowerGuide and PowerExpert products as well as the STD Foundation Classes. Currently, Chris has developed a Foundation Class library for Sybase's PocketBuilder, SAP's PowerBulder and EAServer products and now Appeon Web & mobile products that integrates JSP or ASP web development, Section 508 / CLF web standards and mobile applications. A new Web Service framework has also been released for IIs to support PowerBuilder based web service NVUO's!

Chris recently became a 2nd Degree Black in the TaeKwonDo martial art and has developed a Martial Art multimedia study guide using the Component-One “Doc2Help” and Sybase PowerBuilder products. Since the fall of 2004 he became a TaeKwonDo instructor for the City of Ottawa’s Goulbourn program. He has also been certified with the World TaeKwonDo Federation (February 2005 - 1st Dan and October 2008 - 2nd Dan).

Chris was awarded the Sybase “Innovation and Achievement” award for 2005 as voted for by the International Sybase User Group (ISUG). This award was presented for innovations to the PocketBuilder mobile development product, contributions to the PowerBuilder News groups and support of the Ottawa Sybase User Group.

To round his management and leadership skills, Chris is the former president of the Kiwanis Club of Goulbourn and still volunteers his time with the service clubs in his area. He is also the coordinator of the Ottawa Sybase User group and a certified NAUI scuba instructor. For the last three years, Chris has been voted onto the ISUG Board of Directors and holds the position of "Director - North American User Groups".

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