IBM Rolls Out 'Mobile Web 2.0’ Tools and Apps

IBM's Rational and WebSphere units are shipping tools and features for mobile devices to let devs more easily buiild apps that let co-workers and consumers connect and socialize while on the go, as if they were at their PCs.

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IBM's Rational and WebSphere units are shipping tools and features for mobile devices to let devs more easily buiild apps that let co-workers and consumers connect and socialize while on the go, as if they were at their PCs.

IBM's wave of 'Mobile Web 2.0" offerings come in three (3) main areas:

  • IBM Rational Business Developer is software designed to help devs more easily create Web 2.0-style applications. Using IBM's Enterprise Generation Language, IBM's Rational Business Developer will use language crafted to run across a variety of platforms - from mainframes to mobile devices. IBM posits that EGL will make it simpler and faster for traditional enterprise devs to more easily build mobile web applications, or extend existing applications to mobile platforms, without requiring added middleware, platform technologies or specialized mobile apps training.


  • IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) is software that helps devs transform legacy (or 'green screen') applications into a mobile user interface and web services so users can access mainframe applications from any mobile device.

  • WebSphere Business Monitor is business activity monitoring software that allows users to measure business process performance, monitor ongoing and completed processes, and report on business operations. Specifically, WebSphere Business Monitor improves productivity by providing real-time information on business dashboards to identify business problems, correcting exceptions and changing processes.

    Business users can customize their secure dashboards to view the key performance indicators, metrics and report that are important to their role - without help from IT. They can receive immediate notification alerts and take appropriate actions. Detailed reports are provided for more in-depth analysis.


  • These new products build on IBM's existing mobile software offerings including IBM Cognos 8 Go Mobile which provide users with access to information on their mobile devices and operating systems, including BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 wireless.

    WebSphere Business Monitor is now available on BlackBerry devices and will be available on iPhone in the fourth quarter of 2008




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