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LongRange is a native mobile app development tool. It is comprises of components like navigation, tabs, form views and commands, and it requires an installation of the LongRange serve.
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  • It executes as a native app very fast and with rock solid reliability
  • Build native mobile apps using only RPG/ CL with DDS
  • It provides the infrastructure for the application.
  • Develop with only current level of programming expertise
  • Develop without need of any JavaScript, HTML, or CSS knowledge
  • Need to write once and deploy to Apple and Android mobile devices
  • Utilize mobile device features like GPS, camera, audio, SMS, etc.
  • Automatically push app updates into the mobile devices
  • Reduce the cost of maintaining and extending mobile apps

Why you should choose the LongRange mobile app builder ?

The LongRange mobile app builder is based on two fundamental principles: The mobile app development and maintenance process must have a short Time-to-Market and a justifiable Total-Cost-of-Ownership – both vitally important to IBM i development sites constrained by restricted budgets, “never enough” time and ever-present resource limitations.
Use your existing development tools – with your RPG, COBOL or CL expertise and the LongRange mobile app builder you can deliver mobile apps to a user community quickly, and you can maintain and extend them with a minimum of time and cost.
LongRange is a native mobile app, like Twitter, Skype and Salesforce, downloaded from the appropriate App store; it executes as a native app should – very fast and with rock solid reliability. It’s not a web app that runs on the server and it doesn’t rely on a web browser to deliver information to a mobile device. It does not rely on HTML, CSS and JavaScript like a hybrid app.
Focused entirely on IBM i (System i, iSeries, AS/400) developers – the LongRange mobile app builder enables you to build and maintain stylish, modern and business focused mobile application solutions without needing to acquire a whole new set of additional skills like HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, Java or Objective-C.

Mobile Apps for Business

This paper explains how LongRange can help companies build mobile apps using only developer  skills and development tools. Picking the right app(s) for your business is the key to its success. The sections describing business opportunities and what apps can do will help you to identify business activities and requirements suitable for mobile apps.

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