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Customer Video: Localiza ›

Localiza, based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, is the largest rental car company in South America. With over four million rental car customers and nearly 1,000 fleet management clients, its network of 579 car rental branches spans the continent with operations in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Four key divisions make up Localiza: Rent-a-Car, Fleet Management, Retail Car Sales, and Franchising.

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Kony included in first-ever Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service report ›

According to Gartner, “High-productivity, or rapid application development and deployment, platform technology in the cloud is growing swiftly as enterprise IT increasingly exploits cloud-based tooling with reduced skill requirements.”*  In fact, it’s growing so rapidly that Gartner has released its first-ever Magic Quadrant for Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service (hpaPaaS) report.

We’re excited to have been included in this initial Magic Quadrant focusing on a rapidly growing space.

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Introducing MobileFabric 7.3 ›

Yesterday we introduced the new features in the latest version of Kony Visualizer®, and today we wanted to get you up to speed on the new features and capabilities of MobileFabric®. In this release, we add a powerful visual mapper to our Object Services capability that allows drag and drop mapping and transformation of the back-end data source to the front-end client app data model to further accelerate back-end integration.

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Introducing Visualizer 7.3 ›

We are incredibly excited to announce the release of Visualizer® 7.3, which introduces new features that give developers and designers even more tools to create amazing mobile apps.

The updates we’re most excited to share with you are the addition of Kony Reference Architecture, App Extensions, and Visualizer availability on the AWS Marketplace.

What this means for you:

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5 Essential Requirements of a Highly Effective App Strategy ›

The speed at which digital innovation is disrupting business models is truly mindboggling. In the past ten years, I’ve seen some dramatic transformations happening across many industries. New expectations of consumers are significantly impacting how businesses deliver goods, services, and experiences, especially with the dawn of the millennial generation. Today, apps are no longer a cool thing to have, but essential to survival for businesses in most industries. 

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Kony Named a Mobile Low-Code Leader by Forrester ›

As the demand by businesses for mobile apps grows, so does the need for tools that allow people of all skill levels to create well-designed, usable mobile apps. The market for low-code mobile development platforms is growing because of this need, and those tools must not only support a variety of workloads, but a variety of skills levels as well.

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Kony Visualizer: now with pre-integrated support for the AWS Mobile Services ›

A couple of weeks ago we announced the launch of Kony Visualizer® 7.2, along with the new omni-channel Kony Nitro™ engine.

Today, we’re even more excited to announced that in partnership with Amazon we have added the new ability to allow Kony Visualizer to rapidly build mobile apps backed by AWS. 

So what does this mean for you?

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Introducing Kony Nitro ›

With our Kony Mobility Platform 7.2 release, we have introduced many new and exciting capabilities to both Kony Visualizer® and Kony MobileFabric®, such as support for web and open source technologies (e.g. Cordova, Angular, Node.js), direct access to Native APIs from JavaScript, automatic back-end storage objects, and much more. Among the new features we’re most excited about, though, is the introduction of the Kony Nitro™ Engine, which will enable mobile app developers to deliver apps with uncompromised speed, agility control, and richer user experiences.

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Introducing Visualizer 7.1 ›

Today we are excited to announce the release of Kony Visualizer 7.1. This critical product update improves upon the release of the award-winning Visualizer 7.0 from earlier this year, providing developers and designers with even more tools than before.

The updates we’re most excited to share with you are Watch OS2 Support, App Preview Enhancements, and Productivity Enhancements.

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Apple WWDC recap and a peek ahead ›

On 13th June, at their World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote, Apple announced quite a number of exciting innovations including the announcement of iOS 10 and WatchOS 3. iOS 10 and WatchOS 3 provide developers many new APIs and features to build innovative and exciting new phone, tablet, and watch applications.

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Committed to Lead and Innovate ›

In case you missed it last week, Kony has been named a Leader in the Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADP).

As the largest independent MADP provider, Kony has been recognized for our continued focus on innovation, leadership, and strong execution globally, with significant advancements in both our Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute.

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Kony again named a leader in mobile application development platforms by Gartner ›

June 15, marked an exciting milestone at Kony. Gartner published its annual 2016 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms, and Kony was named a Leader for the fourth year in a row.

We believe this is a strong recognition of both Kony’s vision and our ability to execute on our strategy to deliver great enterprise mobility solutions to our valued partners and customers. Some of the key achievements from the past year that we think contributed to our success include:

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Mobile Expert Interviews with Kevin Benedict ›

Kony recently attended Sapphire Now, and while there had a chance to interact not only with customers, but also with other field services and mobility experts. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to be interviewed by Kevin Benedict, Senior Analyst at Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work, about current trends in the enterprise and consumer mobility markets and how digital transformation is driving the marketplace.

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Sapphire Now + ASUG Annual Conference ›

Kony will be at Sapphire Now, will you?

Next week is Sapphire Now, the world’s largest global technology event, and Kony will be there. Stop by our booth (#1089) for demos of all of our new product releases, including our brand new field services app. We’ll also have giveaways, Kony experts, and leaders in the mobile technology space.

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10 tips for creating secure mobile apps ›

Everyone is using mobile these days, from the registration form at your doctor’s office to the cable technician in the field to the mom and pop shop at the farmer’s market. While mobile has definitely opened up a world of possibilities for large and small businesses alike, it’s also opened those businesses up to increased security threats.

Fun fact: Gartner predicts that by 2017, 75% of mobile security breaches will be because of app misconfiguration.

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Kony MobileFabric Emerges as a “Leader” with the Highest Overall Score for Strength of Offerings in New Forrester Research Report ›

At Kony, we’ve worked hard to not only keep up with mobile technology and trends, but to help drive them. That’s one of the reasons that we’re thrilled with the recognition by Forrester Research of Kony’s leadership in the Forrester Wave for Mobile Infrastructure Services report that was just released.  Not only was Kony named a “Leader”, but Kony MobileFabric also received the highest overall ranking for strength of current offerings scoring higher than IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP. Very excited to drive mobile innovation for our customers and proud of our entire product team!

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Gartner recognizes Kony as the most visionary “Leader” in the MADP Magic Quadrant Report ›

The new 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms report was officially released this week, and we’re thrilled that Kony was named a Leader for the third year in a row.

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Forbes ranks Kony #1 in top 100 enterprise software start-ups ›

When I joined Kony a year ago, I strongly believed in the company’s vision, technology, and strategy. It's been fantastic to see all of those pieces grow, and watch the amazing things that our customers have done with them. Recently, several analysts and industry leaders have published reports and rankings that validate those beliefs as well.

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Ovum Research names Kony a Leader in MADP Decision Matrix ›

Ovum Research recently released a new report evaluating vendors in the mobile space, the Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Mobile App Development Platform (MADP) Solution. We're thrilled to share that Kony was named a Market Leader with top scores in each of the assessed technology dimensions, including:

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Dreamforce 2014: Report from the Super Bowl of tech ›

Last week I attended Dreamforce in San Francisco. This was my 9th Dreamforce, and it’s been getting bigger and better year after year. I worked at Salesforce for six years in the early days of the company, so it was great to see some of my friends from those days as well as soak up all of the great activities and ideas.

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ICYMI: Highlights from Kony's big Gartner Symposium announcements ›

What a week! The Kony team has had a wonderful time at Gartner Symposium Orlando, soaking up everything that's new and exciting in IT. That includes our own news, of course: a series of new offerings that we think will simply transform the mobile market. 

In case you missed it, we've broken down the details in the FAQ below. We hope you're as excited as we are, and as always, don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

What did Kony announce?

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Big screens and watches and payments, oh my: Analysis of Apple's big announcements ›

As usual, the hype surrounding yesterday’s Apple announcement was deafening (I’m reminded of Lebron James' "The Decision" announcement.) There were weeks and weeks of speculation as to what might be debuted, but unlike previous Apple events, the world wasn’t quite sure what Apple would announce. This was perhaps the most uncertain and mystery-filled announcement since the 2010 iPad launch.

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CEO corner: Gartner Magic Quadrant recognizes Kony's vision and execution ›

Last week marked an exciting milestone at Kony. Gartner published its annual 2014 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms, and Kony was named a Leader for the second year in a row.

This is a strong recognition of both Kony’s vision and our ability to execute on our strategy to deliver great enterprise mobility solutions to our family of partners and customers. Some of the key achievements from the past year that we believe contributed to our success include:

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Top 9 takeaways for enterprises from Google I/O ›

This past week at their annual I/O conference, Google made a significant number of announcements that impact the mobile community.  These spanned everything from the next version of their phone OS (“Android L”) to sweeping updates on all parts of the Android ecosystem, including phone, tablet, wearables, TV, auto, and more.

So what’s Kony’s take on these announcements? 

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New funding brings new opportunities for Kony: 4 key takeaways from CEO Tom Hogan ›

Today, Kony announced that we have secured $50 million in financing from new and existing investors. This is an important milestone in our journey, and the funding will fuel Kony’s continued growth, innovation, and leadership in enterprise mobility, while also creating strategic opportunities for the company in several ways:

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Is Swift a game changer for mobile app development? ›

WWDC always manages to get the Appleites excited about almost anything announced. These announcements typically do not include hardware changes, but almost always presage software changes particular to Macs and iOS. Every single feature tends to be analyzed with a fine tooth comb… many of which seem over-hyped.

This year, however, an announcement was made that was completely unexpected. It didn't get much attention, but for the development community, it’s big: There is a new development language for iOS phones and tablets. It’s called Swift. 

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Positioned for success in a multi-channel world ›

As we continue the transition to a mobile-first world, multi-channel applications are becoming central to the business infrastructures of virtually ever company on the planet. One look at the organizations presenting at this week’s Kony World shows what’s possible with forward-thinking companies like Nationwide, Bayer, and Alfa Insurance achieving significant business results through their respective enterprise mobility initiatives.  

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UK retailers: to iBeacon, or not to iBeacon? ›

This week the BBC highlighted an exciting smartphone technology set to take UK retailers by storm. Using iBeacon technology and location-based services, companies will be able to work out where you are in their store, which products you’re considering, and send you promotional offers according your preference – all through a mobile application that can be easily downloaded by a customer.

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Employee spotlight: Venky Naravulu cycles 150 miles for charity ›

Kony Orlando employee Venky Naravulu, Director, Product Development, recently finished the MS-150, a bicycle ride from St. Augustine to Daytona Beach, Florida in support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The ride, a two day, 150 mile journey, raises awareness of MS as well as funds research towards finding a cure.

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Kony Launches Next Generation Cloud-Based Mobile and Multi-Channel Experience Suite ›

This is a big week for Kony. On October 8, at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Orlando, FL, we announced the launch of our new Kony Multi-Channel Experience Cloud. An end-to-end suite of products and cloud-based services that empowers organizations to quickly deliver multi-channel app experiences, the Kony Multi-Channel Experience Cloud will change the way that enterprises address mobility.

What makes it so powerful?

Unparalleled integration

The Kony Multi-Channel Experience Cloud consists of five components:

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Kony Named a Leader in Gartner’s Latest Magic Quadrant Report ›

This week, Kony was named a “Leader” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Report for “Mobile Application Development Platforms” (MADPs). To view the report, please click here.

To compile these rankings, Gartner conducted an exhaustive evaluation of more than 20 organizations, analyzing their product offerings, market vision and ability to execute. Gartner also conducted detailed interviews with numerous deployed customers.

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