Retriever Communications Expands US Mobile Application Development Scalability Through Partnership With Rural Sourcing Inc.
HOUSTON, TX, Feb 26, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Retriever Communications, a global provider of mobile field force
automation, today announced an agreement with Rural Sourcing Inc.
(RSI) to help scale the company's mobile enterprise applications in
the US. RSI is the leader in domestic sourcing, a cost-effective
onshore alternative to the traditional model for IT outsourcing.
Under the terms of the agreement, RSI will be trained in Retriever's
Application Development Environment (RADE) to support Retriever's
customer projects in the United States.
In addition, Retriever is also announcing a fast prototyping
capability within its established RADE development tool kit. This
tool allows business analysts with IT understanding but no coding
experience to develop a working application prototype in only a few
days. This prototype can be deployed on any mainstream mobile device
using Windows, iOS or Android as a native application. Once the
prototype has internal business signoff, Retriever and RSI
efficiently complete the coding development work and ensure high
quality assurance. This breakthrough model allows IT and business
units to get critical business applications out quickly for
discussion with almost no overhead in learning new tools. The tool is
free to customers and available February 25.
"Retriever splits the prototyping from the scripting of an
application within the same tool, breaking the lengthy waterfall
development approach seen in enterprise mobile applications today,"
said Mary Brittain-White, CEO of Retriever Communications. "Combined
with our industrial-strength mobile platform, this approach ensures a
user-centric application that guarantees reliability in the field.
We're delighted that RSI's substantial US resources will ensure a
fast, quality turn-around from prototype to production, to enable our
continued global growth and implementation cost-effectively."
"From the first point of contact with Retriever Communications, we
knew there was a great cultural fit between our companies. It didn't
take much explaining before they understood and embraced our model
and what our purpose is as a company," said Monty Hamilton, CEO of
Rural Sourcing, Inc. "Having Retriever select RSI as their partner
for this project is a true testament to superior level of service and
our competitive pricing on US soil. I am excited about our future
together and about our role in dramatically growing the US domestic
Retriever delivers under both software
licensing and cloud models. Its Mobile Enterprise Application
Platform (MEAP) has a unique write-once, deploy natively approach. It
delivers a full native app experience, corporate level security, both
complex and simple app functionality and the ability to work out of
coverage. The company's mobile app development toolkit enables
application developers to build a native app once and deploy it to
all mobile devices and tablets running Windows, iOS or Android while
also allowing developers to integrate device-specific capabilities,
such as GPS, barcode readers, built-in cameras and RFID scanners into
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About Rural Sourcing, Inc.
Rural Sourcing, Inc. is the leader in
domestic sourcing, a cost-effective alternative to offshoring for
technology development and the ongoing support and maintenance for
critical business applications. RSI leverages IT skilled resources in
our Development Centers, which are located near universities in rural
America. Due to a lower cost of living and our proven delivery
methods, RSI is able to provide costs savings of 60-70 percent for
our clients. Well-trained employees with a strong work ethic living
in low cost cities enable RSI to deliver exceptional value for our
clients. Inherently, this value comes without the obstacles of time
zones, distance, language, and geopolitical risks associated with
offshore models. Over the next few years, Rural Sourcing, Inc.
intends to create 3,000 new technology jobs in the US by establishing
development centers in non-metro, low cost of living cities across
the United States.
About Retriever Communications
Retriever Communications has been
providing field force automation technology internationally since
1996. Privately-held with corporate headquarters in Sydney, Australia
and North American headquarters in Houston, Texas. Retriever's
wireless field solutions improve productivity and automate data
collection processes for companies with field operations -- Operators
to Service Companies in Energy, Engineering, Manufacturing,
Petroleum, and Utilities.
Differentiated by the breadth of its product capability and set of
contractual guarantees regarding its technology performance.
Retriever maintains local offices in Sydney, Milan and Houston, and
supports deployments in over 21 countries.
LEWIS PR for Retriever Communications
SOURCE: Retriever Communications
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