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Kony Named a Leader for Mobile Development Platforms by Independent Research Firm

Enterprise Mobility Company Received the Highest Rating possible in API Management, Application Life-cycle Management Support, DevOps and Front-end Tooling

Austin, Texas – October 24, 2016 – Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, today announced it has been named a “Leader” in Mobile Development Platforms by independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc. Based on the in-depth evaluation, Kony achieved the highest score possible in six out of the eight “Current Offering” higher level criteria: API platform, Application life-cycle Management Support, Deployment Options, DevOps, Front-end tooling, and Developer Portal.

In The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Development Platforms, Q4 2016 report, Forrester researched, analyzed and scored 12 companies based on a 32-criteria evaluation of Mobile Development Platform vendors.

The author of the Forrester Wave research, Michael Facemire, stated in the report, “Kony Visualizer is a key differentiator in the market. Visualizer is the most versatile front-end experience-creation tool that this market offers today. It acts as a design tool, a quick proof-of-concept/mockup tool, a business developer framework, and a full professional development environment.”

Kony MobileFabric was also recognized in the report with the highest score possible for key backend mobile middleware services, including in the API platform, Application Life-cycle Management, Deployment Options, DevOps and Developer Portal criteria.

The Forrester Wave report cited that “Kony has built its forward-looking strategy on a strong product and partnerships. The separation of the front end from the back end has enabled it to partner with firms like Cognizant to bring the platform to a much larger audience.”

The report also points out that “Kony is best fit for companies that need mobile support in multiple areas of their systems development life cycles (SDLCs).”

“We believe Forrester’s rigorous evaluation and recognition of Kony as a leader among top Mobile Development Platforms vendors is a strong validation of our commitment to innovation, and delivering exceptional value to our clients, which represent some of the largest enterprises in the world,” said Thomas E. Hogan, chairman and chief executive officer, Kony, Inc. “As the pace of digital transformation accelerates for enterprises, the need for a robust standard for mobile development platforms is essential to their success. We are pleased that Kony’s Mobility Platform has emerged as a leader in this important category.”

The Forrester Wave methodology includes a rigorous process of surveys and scenario-based demos addressing current offering, strategy, and market presence. For the report, Forrester evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of the 12 top mobile development platform vendors, looking at, among other criteria, the depth of their capabilities across eight classes of mobile development platforms that development teams need.

To assess the state of the mobile development platforms market and see how the vendors stack up against each other, Forrester evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of top mobile development platform vendors. After examining past research, user need assessments, and vendor and expert interviews, they developed a comprehensive set of evaluation criteria. Forrester evaluated vendors against 32 criteria, which they grouped into three high-level buckets: current offerings, strategy and market presence.

The Kony Mobility Platform is an open and standards-based, integrated platform for mobile app development and beyond. It supports the entire application software development lifecycle (SDLC) and operations (DevOps) lifecycle, empowering enterprises to quickly design, build, deploy, and manage multi-edge app experiences. This full DevOps solution encompasses unique app UI design and development tools (Kony Visualizer), powered by Kony’s mobile middleware and backend application development offering (Kony MobileFabric), as well as testing and analytics. It extends fully to the end user through the addition of Kony Apps, which allow customers to deliver secure, enterprise-grade mobile apps faster to market. Leading enterprises worldwide rely on Kony to:

  • Deliver a full enterprise lifecycle and multi-channel mobile solution for advanced low code and unique visual design environment
  • Provide unparalleled service level agreements guaranteeing support for new devices and operating systems
  • Enable strong integration capabilities supporting a range of complex enterprise applications

As the largest provider focused purely on cross-platform enterprise mobility solutions, Kony serves more than 25 million mobile app users worldwide every day, and manages more than 1.4 billion user sessions annually.

Download a complimentary copy of The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Development Platforms report.

About Kony Inc.

Kony is the fastest growing, cloud-based enterprise mobility solutions company and an industry leader among mobile application development platform (MADP) providers. Kony empowers organizations to compete in mobile time by rapidly delivering, ready-to-run, multi-edge mobile apps across the broadest array of devices and systems, today and in the future, with a lower total cost of ownership. Kony’s cross-platform solution helps organizations design, build, configure and manage mobile apps to empower and better engage with customers, partners and employees. Kony was named the first place winner in CTIA’s MobITs Awards in the Mobile Applications, Development & Platforms category and included on the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America.

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Jean Kondo

Kony, Inc.


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