Avanade Tools Speed Mobile App Development
Avanade Inc. throws its technical weight behind Windows CE.Net with the release of developers tools designed to speed wireless applications development.Avanade Inc. at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last night threw its technical weight behind Windows CE.Net with the release of developers tools designed to speed wireless applications development. The Seattle-based joint venture of Microsoft Corp. and Accenture created the ACA Mobile tools to help developers reduce the time it takes to write mobile and embedded applications for Windows CE.Net. The tool kit "hooks into Microsofts visual embedded tool and developer platform and provides reusable run-time services, so you dont have to redevelop [the services] for every project," said Eric Blankenburg, director of engineering at Avanade, in Seattle. "If you want to use SOAP [Simple Object Access Protocol] to hook into different Web services or you want to do peer-to-peer messaging, you can just use the services in ACA Mobile. They are already done, tested and proven," he added.
The tool kit and reusable software, broadly applicable across different types of mobile applications, include a built-in communications infrastructure for reliable messaging over HTTP. That capability is unique, claimed Blankenburg.