Friday, 13 February 2015 00:00
From left: Kingslake Chief Technical Officer Damian Fernando, Progress Software APJ Business Development Manager Jacqueline Tan, Progress Software APJ Channels Director Benjamin Wong, Kingslake Chairman Dr. S. Dharmavasan, Dialog Axiata Head – Fixed Business Navin Pieris and Kingslake CEO Duleep Fernando
Kingslake launched SmartApps.lk, a cloud platform for rapid application development (RAD) at the event ‘Reaching for the Cloud: Developing Powerful Next-Gen Apps’ at The Kingsbury, Colombo.
Kingslake showcased how SmartApps.lk, an aPaaS (Application Platform as a Service) solution, is enabling anyone, anywhere to start creating powerful and innovative next-gen applications in the cloud, in next-to-no-time.
SmartApps.lk provides scalable and flexible services to developers at a monthly subscription, taking away the hassles and setting up costs of infrastructure, software licencing and related maintenance. Only a computer or other smart device with internet access is required to get started.
Speaking at the event, Kingslake Chairman Dr. S. Dharmavasan said that the cloud is allowing today’s businesses to “Innovate, Disrupt, Profit”.
The cloud computing revolution has created ‘disruptive innovation’ by breaking away from the traditional software model, and opening up unlimited business opportunities for innovative developers to profit, whether they are individuals, developers, or part of an established business.
Benjamin Wong, Channels Director APJ, Progress Software, spoke on ‘Empowering Developers’. The most crucial factor in app development is time to market; SmartApps.lk allows individual developers, small start-ups and large corporations alike to rapidly bring innovative solutions to market, giving them an edge over their competitors.
Kingslake’s CTO Damian Fernando gave the audience an in-depth insight into building apps on SmartApps.lk.
A comprehensive toolset within a user friendly, drag-and-drop, point-and-click environment makes development simple and fast. Once you subscribe to SmartApps.lk, the process of creating apps is to simply design, develop and deploy for the web or for mobile devices.
A range of pre-built customisable application templates, a central dashboard and an integrated, model-driven authoring environment are available with out-of-the-box integration with Gmail, Calendar, Google Docs and Google Maps.
After building your desired app, you can deploy it on SmartApps.lk for your customers; all this with the convenient work-from-anywhere flexibility of a web-based app. Many sample applications were also showcased.
Developers using this platform have seen that time taken to develop now reduces to less than 1/6th of the time taken to develop on standard traditional platforms. SmartApps.lk also provides seamless integration with your current applications, allowing you to keep your existing business logic intact while adding value to these applications. This will extend the lifetime of your existing systems and allow you to reach out to a larger customer base.
Dialog Axiata Head – Fixed Business Navin Pieris, speaking on ‘Infrastructure as a Service’ (IaaS), described how Dialog provides a secure and scalable infrastructure for SmartApps.lk with their state-of-the-art Data Centre. With its strong security infrastructure, certified technical team and its strong partnership with organisations like Kingslake, Dialog is paving the way to the future with its IDC and cloud solutions.
A large and diverse audience ranging from IT executives, developers, ISVs, corporates and educational professionals attended the launch, which concluded with cocktails, giving guests the opportunity for further interaction and conversation.
Looking forward, SmartApps.lk can be the ideal springboard for launching innovative and pioneering apps that leverage the power of emerging technologies such as analytics, big data and the Internet of Things (IOT), while providing smart solutions to the real challenges of today.
So if you haven’t already moved to the cloud – it’s time to come on board www.smartapps.lk, and start building powerful next-gen smart apps today.