CloudBees Accelerates Mobile Application Development with Continuous Cloud Delivery for Mobile Applications

Only PaaS Vendor to Offer Hosted Mac Builds for OS X and iOS Applications

AT JAVAONE 2013 CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO - September 23, 2013 - CloudBees, Inc., the Enterprise Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation leader, today announced Continuous Cloud Delivery for mobile applications through a set of mobile PaaS features that provide full support for hosted OS X and iOS builds. This new offering extends the capability CloudBees already offers for Android application development. The addition of iOS and OS X support establishes CloudBees as the first PaaS vendor to offer fully automated building and testing for iOS apps, completely in the cloud. CloudBees also announced a new mobile PaaS resource center that offers mobile developers valuable content to aid them in using Jenkins continuous integration (CI). (Read our other news about the Cloud-Extended Enterprise and how enterprises can now securely access on-premise assets from the cloud.)

Continuous Cloud Delivery enables enterprises to automate the building and testing of mobile apps and associated backend services in the cloud. Using the CloudBees Platform, developers can build and test applications for Android and iOS devices in a fully integrated manner. This represents a breakthrough, especially for mobile application developers who previously had to run iOS builds utilizing on-premise Mac systems. CloudBees now brings the power of the cloud - immediate provisioning, elasticity and scalability - to the world of iOS development, allowing iOS builds to occur, along with all of the other development processes, in the cloud. The result is a streamlined and efficient development process that is fully automated.

"Agile development is focused on shortening all the feedback loops in a development cycle. Embedded testing, continuous integration and frequent demos are used to keep the project on the right track. A few companies, mostly in the consumer Web and mobile spaces, have reduced the feedback loop even further by deploying each new feature as soon as it is completed. This provides immediate feedback on how the code actually works in production.," noted Nathan Wilson, principal research analyst, Gartner Research.1

Additionally, with its recent FoxWeave acquisition, CloudBees now facilitates the integration of data and other Software as a Service (SaaS) applications with mobile and web applications. WEAVE@cloud is fully integrated with the CloudBees mobile PaaS and enables developers to easily synchronize and migrate data as well as integrate back-end services into mobile applications.

To enable mobile developers to quickly learn and take advantage of the mobile PaaS features within the CloudBees Platform, CloudBees has created a mobile PaaS Resource Center. The mobile PaaS Resource Center contains working sample projects and GitHub examples that developers can clone and use to quickly take advantage of the features from iOS and Android front-ends to Java and NoSQL back ends.

"You're either reaching your customers on mobile devices today, or you aren't reaching them at all," said Steven G. Harris, senior vice president of products, CloudBees. "We're combining the most popular CI server, Jenkins, with the hosted cloud resources you need to deliver quality mobile apps continuously. You can learn how to automate builds and testing for iOS and Android, all in the cloud, using complete, front-to-back open source examples."

CloudBees' new mobile PaaS capabilities include the following:

  1. Developer Preview2 availability of cloud-hosted iOS build resources
  2. Automated iOS builds, including profile provisioning and other mechanics of iOS builds
  3. End-to-end enterprise development support with no infrastructure required, from ERP to Android and iOS, using continuous integration powered by Jenkins
  4. New CloudBees Mobile PaaS Resource Center
  5. Complete, end-to-end open source example projects for mobile apps on GitHub

These capabilities are augmented by CloudBees Ecosystem Partners, who bring best-of-breed capabilities for cloud-based testing, monitoring and deployment of mobile applications.

Additional Resources

Notes:

  1. Gartner, "Achieving Continuous Delivery," Nathan Wilson, 21 January 2013
  2. Access to the hosted iOS build resources is available using your standard CloudBees account, but gated during the Developer Preview period. If interested in using the hosted iOS build capabilities please request access at http://mobilepaas.cloudbees.com.

About CloudBees
CloudBees (www.cloudbees.com) provides an Enterprise Platform as a Service that enables Continuous Cloud Delivery, accelerating the development, integration and deployment of web and mobile applications. With Continuous Cloud Delivery, development teams can quickly deploy applications and make frequent incremental updates to them. By eliminating the friction caused by provisioning, maintaining and administering complex hardware and software infrastructure, CloudBees allows developers to do what they do best: develop cool applications. The CloudBees Platform provides a set of services, instantly activated with a click, that allow developers to rapidly build and run new business applications and integrate them with other services - all with zero IT administrative overhead. CloudBees serves the needs of a wide range of businesses from small startups that need to quickly create new on-line businesses, to large IT organizations that need to rapidly respond to dynamic market opportunities. Follow CloudBees on Twitter (@CloudBees) and on Facebook. You can also try CloudBees for free.

Backed by Matrix Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners, CloudBees was founded in 2010 by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and an elite team of middleware and open source technology professionals.

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