Kony AppPlatform V8 Released
August 08, 2017

Kony announced a new release of its Kony AppPlatform offering. With its new V8 release, Kony is aiming to help not only professional developers meet ever increasing demand for apps, but also citizen developers within organizations design, develop and deliver omnichannel apps fast by significantly simplifying the app development and deployment process.

A recent Wakefield Research survey, sponsored by Kony, found that 98 percent of the 1000 business leaders who responded to the study noted their company would benefit from specific types of mobile apps. However, challenges of app development and management remain the biggest obstacles.

“Businesses are struggling to get ahead of the demands of an increasingly digital client base, workforce and business environment,” said Burley Kawasaki, EVP of Products at Kony, Inc. “In order to truly realize the potential of a digital business, companies need technologies that empower stakeholders throughout their organization to quickly and easily design and build apps, without having to rely on scarce professional developer resources. Our latest V8 version of Kony AppPlatform addresses this need, by speeding and simplifying the process of app design, development and delivery, and ensuring the app does not compromise user experiences and is future proofed to take advantage of new, emerging technologies, such as chatbots and IoT.”

Kony AppPlatform V8 offers users the following benefits:

■ Fastest Development and Deployment Speed - Kony’s visual design canvas and tools enable faster cross-platform design and development

- Drag reusable components from your library or the Kony Marketplace
- Jumpstart app development by leveraging over 100 pre-built components
- Import designs directly from Photoshop
- Develop omnichannel apps faster using a patented Cross Platform API
- Kony’s Cross Platform API is backed by a unique Service Level Agreement (SLA), guaranteeing timely support for the newest operating systems and devices

■ Richest Interaction Design and Native UX - Designers and developers can integrate 100% of the native OS or any available open-source and third-party framework – or choose a pre-built template - for a stunning user experience without sacrificing speed

- Full omnichannel support for phone, tablet, responsive web and desktop native apps
- Flexible omnichannel layout capabilities using familiar CSS layout options
- Support future experiences like chatbots, voice, augmented reality
- Cloud-based preview and stakeholder collaboration with Kony App Preview

■ Ease and Speed of Backend Integration - Stay Fast with pre-wired assets and pre-built data integrations from Kony to visually map your app to backend APIs, databases & legacy middleware

- Pre-built integrations, data connectors, and packaged apps
- Integrate with existing SOA, ESB, line-of-business, and legacy middleware
- API Management for backend reuse including an API Developer Portal
- Visually discover, browse and map backend fields directly into your app

■ Automated Protection & Insights - Eliminate compromises with full omnichannel support for phone, tablet, responsive web and desktop with security and analytics enabled by default across your entire application

- End-to-end client app and API security with enterprise identity integration
- Certifications: PCI DSS, HIPAA, ISO 27001, SOC 2 and FIPS140-2
- White box cryptography, SSL cert pinning, binary and tamper protection
- Automatic data capture with dashboards, standard and custom reporting
- Application Performance Management (APM)
- Targeted geo, event triggered and campaign messaging

■ Patented Cross-Platform API with Guaranteed Service Level Agreement (SLA)

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