Zend’s End-to-End Mobile Application Solution
Zend provides an end to end solution to help you create mobile apps faster, and deploy them on an elastic, fault tolerant cloud application platform.
- Simple graphical mobile interface development
- Drag and drop creation of server-side services
- Elastic, fault tolerant cloud application platform
Why "Mobile First" development? Why does Zend believe an API-centric cloud services architecture provides the best backend approach for your apps? See Zend CEO Andi Gutman's thoughts on his blog.
Simple graphical mobile interface development
Zend Studio 10 includes a WYSIWYG interface builder that lets developers visually prototype app interfaces in hours that would take days to develop manually. This drag and drop approach generates standard HTML5 and jQuery Mobile output that can be easily modified and extended. In addition, Zend Studio has tightly integrated Apache Cordova - also known as PhoneGap - which enables access to native device capabilities (GPS, camera, etc.) and builds packages ready for app store distribution across all the major mobile OSes.
Drag and drop creation of server-side services
With Zend Studio 10 you can visually assemble RESTful APIs and connect them to client side interface elements. This visual tooling takes advantage of the Zend Server Gateway, which provides mobile back-end capabilities including cloud service authentication, filtering, validation, and the execution of business logic.
Elastic, fault tolerant cloud application platform
In mobile-first architectures, the cloud is the preferred delivery vehicle due to the unpredictability of scale and latency: enterprise-grade apps require a platform that can scale-up and scale-down on-demand. Zend Server provides the best fault-tolerant, scalable application platform for the back end of cloud-connected applications. It provides high availability, amazing performance, elasticity, and application monitoring and alerting. Zend Server enables you to run any app on any cloud (private or public), and is pre-integrated with Amazon, RightScale, VMware, IBM, Red Hat OpenShift and other clouds.
Zend also ensures that your investment in open technologies is backed up by experts. Subscriptions to Zend Server include technical support for PHP, Zend Framework, and Zend Server Gateway.
PHP is among the most popular languages for corporate web development today, called Internet English by VentureBeat. It is the most frequent choice for the back end of cloud applications; in recent research four out of five decision makers using PHP confirmed that it lets their teams develop faster compared to other languages, and that PHP provides the easiest choice for the development of cloud apps.