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Mobile application developer's tasks and activities these days are challenging ones.
An increasing number of both mobile devices and potential applications are forcing developers to overcome many different challenges.
On the one hand, development in this space is vibrant and full of opportunities; a spectrum of new devices with new operating systems and features is redrawing the boundaries of what users can do.
On the other hand, this new landscape also brings new development questions – including, what devices to target, how to create simple yet effective applications, and how to secure the data that is uploaded and downloaded.
As more enterprises are implementing mobility an increase of different application scenarios are faced by developers. For each new project , there are a number of elements that must be considered when starting the mobile application development, including data access, security, off-line capabilities, and back-end integration.
As if those challenges weren't enough, there is an increasing release cycle of new or updated operating systems resulting in having to make even more critical decisions at the very beginning of the app development.
MCL-Designer simplifies the development process with intuitive what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) visual app development and testing tools, seamless application automation, and streamlined app distribution services.
Build your apps once and distribute to multiple mobile platforms including WinCE, WinMOB and Android.
Use MCL to bring your mobile app vision and requirements to life in days.
MCL lets you build professional apps for a variety of mobile devices.
Single Development - Multi Deployment
MCL-Designer is designed to create applications for a wide range of Industry Standard Mobile Computers.
With MCL-Designer, you don't have to maintain separate development projects to deliver your app for multiple devices on multiple platforms (Android, WindowsMobile, WindowsCE and Embedded Handheld).
MCL-Designer makes it easy to build apps, coding free, that expose the full range of device capabilities and performance in the underlying devices.
You will be able to develop your Mobility Application once and deploy to a wide range of devices without the need to constantly redevelop, tweak, or optimize for the specific requirements of each OS platform. Simply select a new target device, and ready you are.
The core fundamentals of MCL-Collection and MCL-Designer is so that it evolves with the technology to support the new operating systems of the future, the applications you build today will continue working tomorrow.
No need to worry about a multi-device, multi-operating system environment, MCL-Designer and MCL's Mobility Platform will offer you the capabilities for doing so.
From Simple to Sophisticated apps
MCL-Designer is focused on simplifying the process of building mobile apps that run on many devices, without sacrificing developer flexibility.
Organizations without much mobile experience or time can get started quickly, to build an app utilizing MCL-Designer's Integrated Development Environment. While advanced developers have access to all the common mobile device objects and components to make the apps in a fast and professional way.
MCL-Designer offers a high level features and functions offering development teams to work collaboratively on projects and offers re-usability to speed up the development process.
On-line AND Off-Line
MCL's native capabilities to store, manage and update data locally allows your developers implementing the right strategy in the app accommodating out-of-range (WiFi or 3G) scenarios.
MCL applications keep workers up and running, regardless of the state of the wireless network. No matter what information your workers need, with MCL, it can be resident on the mobile devices, ready to enable continuity of work.
Your apps can transparently flip between off-line batch and on-line real-time modes based on signal strength — users don't even know they've lost connection.
When the device re-connects, you can choose to notify end users, or just simply have the application automatically upload their data and instantly resume real-time action.
Apps delivered faster
Deliver your business apps faster with visual development and MCL-Designer's built-in enterprise class database connectivity, back-end system integration support, datacapture (barcode/rfid/voice/...) capabilities, and other enterprise grade building components.
Build and design your apps with expandable and reusable visual component building blocks for faster and highly maintainable development.
Rapid, on-device, prototyping lets you create a visual prototype that runs directly on the target device, so you can quickly incorporate customer feedback, and get your apps to market fast, exactly matching your customers' expectations.
Integration with Back-End systems
In MCL-Designer you develop the integration of your mobile applications and the back-end systems by use of build in interfacing options. MCL-Designer seamlessly integrates with MCL-Net and MCL-Bridges. MCL-Bridge acts as a seamless bridge for your enterprise data to exist both on your back-end and your mobile device.
MCL-Bridges lets you simultaneously connect your application to many data sources. This includes integration with industry leading enterprise back-end customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, web services, databases and much more.
A powerful suite for serious app development
MCL's Integrated Development Environment, IDE, MCL-Designer, offers development teams to design, develop, and deploy Mobility Applications from a single, integrated environment.
MCL-Designer gives application developers the ability to prototype and develop powerful mobile applications without the need of lengthy, cumbersome, and time consuming coding activities, taking away the tedious parts of software development.
By use of graphical, high productivity features such as dialogue boxes, ready-to-go datacapture objects, pre-set design and GUI templates, drag-and drop, cut-and-paste, and other productivity increasing functionalities a huge acceleration in development can be achieved.
Enterprise application development and business integration projects can involve significant complexity in terms of architecture and technologies involved.
Business analysts and software developers can face serious challenges responding to business needs, dealing with issues ranging from complex business logic, back-end connectivity, robustness and scalability, as well as in supporting multiple mobile platforms.
By relying on a proven and feature rich MCL-Designer, geared for mobile datacapture business applications, developers can simplify such complexities by reusing built-in functionality.
In business-centric applications, there are many repetitive and common tasks. MCL provides developers with these comprehensive, fully tested capabilities, reducing implementation complexity and generating increased productivity.
MCL offers an application engine, MCL-Client, that runs natively on multiple Mobile Device operating systems and includes a large collection of functions and modules that cater to every business need.
To develop and deploy applications, developers simply assemble or reuse the various predefined functionalities to meet the exact specifications of their business applications.
Build multi language apps - maintain only one
MCL-Designer allows developers to develop multi-lingual applications from the start.
MCL's multi-lingual capabilities are not limited to 'just' displaying another language on the terminals display.
It is one of the core features which is extended to many parts of the BUILD-DEPLOY-RUN philosophy.
In MCL-Designer you can see the result of your translations directly on the screen, into the Documentation Generator, and in each and every screen-shot which can be generated automatically in one of the languages included in the design of your app.
Once you operators are logging in into the AppLauncher (see RUN-section) they will be presented with the apps they need to perform their tasks in the exact right language.
Though this feature in MCL-Designer doesn't translate the text for you, it makes it much more easy to implement multi-lingual mobility solutions as you only need to maintain one version of your apps.
Boost productivity and quality assurance; automatically create comprehensive documentation with the click of a mouse. MCL-Designer unburdens you from the tedious, yet critical, task of keeping your documentation in-sync with your Mobility App development.
Once the MCL Mobility Solution has been developed and tested with MCL''s on-board Simulator and Verifying tools the development team can generate a detailed report of the developed application. This document can then be modified and adapted to present a comprehensive user guide to your operators.
Presenting up-to-date user documentation will help shorten the learning curves of the mobility solution by the operators resulting in a shorter ROI of the solution.