IBM Intros Cross-Platform App Deployment Package
IBM is set to launch an open-standards-based application platform dubbed Lotus Expeditor allowing developers to develop across diverse hardware platforms more efficiently.IBM, based in Armonk, N.Y., announced Nov. 1 the launching of Lotus Expeditor, an open standards platform for creating Eclipse-based Web 2.0 applications. Lotus Expeditor will target enterprises who want to combine existing and new applications and be able to deliver them to an array of connected and disconnected devices. When asked how this product targets enterprises, an IBM representative told eWEEK that "With Lotus Expeditor, companies can do business anytime, anywhere by providing software that runs across a variety of hardware choices."
Lotus Expeditor will try to solve the problem of applications not having a common language. It seeks to help administrators create a customized user experience that crosses over desktop programs and devices and gives access to important business applications, including, for example, adding extensions to existing financial and sales databases and creating VOIP (voice over IP) plug-ins for instant messaging environments.
- A developer toolkit that will help users create off-line applications
- Assistance in developing composite applications into integrated views and processes
- Access to applications on mobile devices such as PDA and smart phones
- Pre-defined user access levels based on an employees role or function