AppForge, Inc., a leader in multi-platform mobile and wireless application development solutions, today announced plans to support BlackBerry, developed by Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM), with its award-winning Crossfire development platform. By adding support for BlackBerry devices to Crossfire, AppForge will soon enable enterprises to use Visual Studio to develop new applications for BlackBerry, as well as help extend their current enterprise applications for use on BlackBerry wireless handhelds.
While other solutions may require a server-based system that transcodes web-based or ASP applications, Crossfire applications will be fully local on the BlackBerry. AppForge will be the first company to offer this type of comprehensive development solution to the market.
“As more and more enterprises look to extend applications across a growing mobile user base, choosing the best mobile platform and devices is a critical decision,” says Chris Tyburski, Chief Technology Officer, AppForge. “We are excited to add support for BlackBerry to Crossfire. The addition of BlackBerry to our list of supported devices greatly expands our coverage for enterprise
users and will enable customers to use Crossfire to develop solutions for one of the leading wireless platforms and devices.”
“RIM is dedicated to its ISV community and works to support partners who are innovating and expanding upon the breadth of applications available for BlackBerry today,” says Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. “We are pleased that AppForge has joined the BlackBerry Alliance program and has chosen to support the BlackBerry platform, giving developers the ability to bring Visual Studio applications to BlackBerry.”