OpenText looks to mobile apps

OpenText is acquiring a platfrom to develop mobile applications with the purchase of London-based weComm.

"As mobile devices are changing the consumer landscape, more enterprise customers are moving to mobile apps to reach everyone from customers to employees," said Eugene Roman, Chief Technology Officer at OpenText.

"This advanced technology allows our customers to rapidly deliver highly functional apps on all types of devices economically, giving them an enormous edge over their competitors both in efficiency and time to market." According to Roman, weComm will enable OpenText to accelerate the mobility strategy it launched in 2010 with the introduction of OpenText Everywhere.

weComm’s software platform allows development of applications for leading mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets -- iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Symbian, Java -- more than 900 devices in all.

With weComm, OpenText will look to offer mobile applications and solutions in a compliance-based environment, requiring security and policy controls as well as develop and deliver content based mobile applications that may be consumed by anyone.