FeedHenry, the developer of cloud-based mobile application solutions, has launched the first enterprise mobility solution that allows developers to build HTML5, JavaScript and hybrid apps with a fully integrated Node.js backend-as-a-service.   It is the first commercially available mobile app platform-as-a-service that allows developers to use the same JavaScript skills to build a mobile app client and powerful backend functionality that leverages the non-blocking, event-driven I/O architecture of Node.js.  By building in one code base developers increase their efficiency and speed app development while cutting the costs of deploying apps for multiple mobile platforms.

In the FeedHenry studio, developers can now build highly complex and visually stunning mobile apps using HTML5 and JavaScript that will run as native apps on all major smartphones and tablet devices.  These apps can be developed using any third-party JavaScript library or HTML5 UI/UX toolkit and connect through RESTful API calls to a fully integrated server-side backend. This server-side business and integration logic is developed in Node.js using Javascript. Developers can use any of the standard FeedHenry APIs for integration, caching, storage, or encryption and are free to include other third party JavaScript libraries.

At build-time, the client code is pushed to a build farm where the native binary is created; the server-side code is staged with a single command to the FeedHenry cloud or to any public or private cloud supporting Node.js.  The mobile application platform automatically synchronizes the app client with the Node.js backend and provides automatic scaling, for the entire solution as well as built-in redundancy, security, lifecycle management and reporting.

FeedHenry is one of only 35 companies selected to compete in the Node Summit’s NodeJam in San Francisco. FeedHenry was also named as one of the winners in Yankee Group’s “2012 Mobility Predictions: A Year of Living Dangerously”.  FeedHenry’s enterprise development platform was listed as a winner alongside Antenna Systems, Pyxis and Salesforce.com’s Heroku in the category “HTML5 Will Cross the Enterprise Tipping Point.”
“As enterprises mature with their mobility initiatives and start getting into more sophisticated apps where they need complex integration with the backend and the cloud, the play will shift to the server side,” said Cathal McGloin, CEO, FeedHenry.   “The server side will become a crucial part of every mobile initiative as enterprises see how much more they can do with apps to increase revenue and boost employee productivity.  Apps are fast becoming the new tool within organizations, but with that there’s the headache on the server side with security, scalability, performance and management.  With Node.js, FeedHenry’s mobile application platform offers an easy way to build mobile app solutions for the enterprise that takes care of the server side functionality.”
FeedHenry is the only company to offer a fully integrated suite where developers can build the client side code and the server-side code using JavaScript and deploy to any Node.js environment with a single push. FeedHenry helps enterprises go from concept to prototype in six to eight weeks.
About FeedHenry’s Node.js Solution
Node.js is a development tool that is specifically designed for server-side execution; it offers a high degree of efficiency and performance via an event-driven I/O environment and is ideal for building sophisticated mobile apps that require integration to backend systems. FeedHenry offers a completely integrated set of enterprise tools for building, deploying, and managing enterprise mobile apps.  Developers can access the FeedHenry AppStudio development environment, or download the FHC (the FeedHenry Command Line tool) using npm, the node package manager, and use the same programming language for the entire solution.   FeedHenry’s server-side business and integration logic is developed in Node.js using JavaScript. Developers can use any of the standard FeedHenry APIs for integration, caching, storage, or encryption and can also use third party JavaScript Node.js modules.