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Imagine if your computer could be used to define your TV preferences by program, genre and keywords from the selection of hundreds of channels that are available to you?   By implementing widget technology, a forward-thinking satellite TV provider is making it possible for its customers to do exactly that.   In early testing, Israel-based YES Satellite Services has exceeded expectations with customer acceptance of the new technology. This is a bellwether of how media companies and content providers can differentiate themselves.   YES, a leading television provider based in Israel with over 570,000 subscribers, has launched MyYes – a personalized television guide widget, now made available on desktops, Facebook and personalized homepages such as iGoogle.   Powered by WorkLight, the multi-channel widget is integrated with YES Satellite Services’ television progr... (more)

Half of Banking Customers Not Satisfied with Smartphone Apps

NEW YORK - June 8, 2010 – In a survey just released, 48 percent of respondents indicated they are not satisfied with the smartphone application offered by their banking institution. Despite recent reports of increasing smartphone usage and growing investments by financial institutions, this latest survey reveals customers are simply not happy with the user experience and feature offerings of banking applications, and have serious security concerns. The survey of 300 banking customers in the U.S. was conducted by WorkLight, a provider of multi-channel software and services. According to a recent report by comScore, smartphone banking is one of the fastest growing categories in mobile applications. Yet, a WorkLight survey reveals almost half the respondents expressed total or partial dissatisfaction with the smartphone application offered by their bank. Forty percent... (more)

WorkLight and SAGE Partner to Deliver Mobile Applications

WorkLight (www.worklight.com) and SAGE SA (www.sage.ch) have announced an agreement which will make it easier for financial institutions around the world to extend their offerings to the growing array of smartphones and tablets. Under the partnership, SAGE will integrate the WorkLight Mobile Platform with SAGE's Prospero, and develop mobile applications that enable its customers to mobilize all aspects of financial operations, including asset management, wealth management and fund administration. "We have seen increasing demand from our customers and the general market for rich mobile applications that meet the needs of the buy-side and sell-side financial communities," said Patrick Rotzetter, Chief of Business Development at SAGE. "The WorkLight mobile application platform allows us to efficiently and reliably extend Prospero's modular software across multiple devi... (more)

IBM Now Offering Microsoft Customers Lotus Symphony Software with Widgets

IBM is now offering Microsoft customers free of charge Lotus Symphony software that is compatible with Microsoft Office formats and supports a wide range of widgets which extend the functionality of the software. IBM and a variety of third parties -- including independent software vendors, individual developers, customers and IBM business partners -- are writing a variety of widgets to take advantage of this new feature. Popularized by consumer Web sites and third parties, widgets allow Symphony users to tap into everything from Web-based Google Gadgets, Lotus Sametime, Lotus Quickr, Lotus Connections and popular wikis, to Microsoft SharePoint and MSN, all from within Symphony. Users can easily drag-and-drop widgets directly into Lotus Symphony, distinguishing it from static office productivity tools such as Microsoft Word. This drag-and-drop feature also makes Sym... (more)

WorkLight Strengthens Technology Team with New CTO and VP of R&D

CTO Journal on Ulitzer WorkLight, a leader in multi-channel software and services, has expanded its executive team with the appointment of Ron Perry and Yaron Goldberg as, respectively, chief technology officer and vice president of research and development. They will be instrumental in leading the company’s technology vision and innovation. “Ron and Yaron both bring tremendous depth of talent and experience to WorkLight, and I have great confidence in their ability to lead our technology team as we continue to enhance our innovative solutions, platform and tools,” said Shahar Kaminitz, CEO of WorkLight (pictured). “The adoption of mobile, desktop and web applications is accelerating and we expect Ron and Yaron to help us take full advantage of related opportunities by delivering best-in-class products to the market.” As CTO, Ron Perry will direct product strategy a... (more)

Fiserv and WorkLight Partner

Fiserv, Inc., a global provider of financial services technology solutions, and WorkLight, a global leader in multi-channel application technology, are teaming to help financial institutions deliver financial services applications and widgets to an expanding variety of customer touchpoints, including social network sites, desktop computers, tablets and smartphones. This cross-platform application development capability will allow banks and credit unions to extend new and existing banking and payments "apps" to multiple environments beyond their traditional online or mobile presence. Under the terms of the agreement, Fiserv will use the WorkLight Platform to build, run and manage applications, both custom and packaged, for desktop computers, tablets, smartphones, and other emerging devices.  Initially, the two companies will focus on the delivery of lightweight, toolk... (more)

WorkLight Launches New Dev Zone for Mobile and Web Developers

Normal.dotm 0 0 1 291 1660 SYS-CON Media 13 3 2038 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false On Thursday WorkLight announced the availability of the WorkLight Dev Zone with the release of WorkLight 3.3, allowing developers to efficiently build, integrate and optimize multi-channel applications for smartphones, desktops and websites. Developers can now download a free evaluation version of the platform along with a community forum, training resources, samples and documentation. "We've seen a growing need among developers for a complete technology platform that not only enables efficient development across multiple environments, but can also support integration with enterprise systems and ongoing management of the applications," said Shahar Kaminitz, CEO of WorkLight. "In launching the WorkLight Dev Zone, we want to help developers gain convenient access to our... (more)

WorkLight Makes iPhone Application Connectivity to Enterprise Easier

WorkLight has made available native iOS support for backend enterprise connectivity and secure authentication, allowing developers and IT professionals to easily integrate new iPhone, iPad and iPod apps with enterprise systems. This latest addition to the WorkLight Mobile Platform also provides the ability to connect existing native applications with enterprise infrastructure. With this new capability, WorkLight uniquely offers support for downloadable smartphone applications which can be developed using either native or web-based technologies and tools. This affords developers maximum flexibility and significant efficiency with no limits on what and how they build and also reduces training requirements. "Companies looking to offer smartphone applications face significant challenges, particularly with regard to data connectivity and integration with authentication... (more)

5 Questions You Should Answer Before Launching Widget Banking

NEW YORK, March 3, 2010 – WorkLight will host a free webinar on March 16, 2010, that discusses widget technology and its use by banks, credit unions, credit card companies, brokerage firms and other financial institutions. The webinar will provide: An overview of widget technology and its impact on the banking world; Specific tips and best practices, benefits and challenges in building widgets; Practical steps for reaching customers on the iPhone, Android, Windows, Mac, iGoogle, Facebook, and other Web 2.0 channels. “Widgets are becoming an important channel for financial services firms to engage customers and drive business, as customers increasingly turn to smart phones, social networks and emerging online outlets,” said Yonni Harif, head of marketing and alliances at WorkLight. “Usage of these alternative channels is not limited to younger generations and is gro... (more)

E-Commerce Made Easy

NEW YORK, April 20, 2010 -- Any company that wants to reach customers and do business over the Internet had better make sure their businesses are where their customers are - but the multitude of available devices and web platforms (iPhone, Android, Facebook, iGoogle) makes that a huge challenge. Industry analyst firm, Forrester, stated: "Implementing an eCommerce or multi-channel technology program will open up many opportunities to drive the business across your company's channels. Work to resolve the conflicts among these channels and functional areas to lay the foundation for new business rules and capabilities. Reconciling conflicting goals, priorities, and projects across these channels and functional groups will pay off in reduced project churn, cost overruns, and delays across the program." (Source: "The Future of the eCommerce Platform", Forrester Research, I... (more)

WorkLight Mobile Application Platform Offers Combined Native & Web Coding

WorkLight announced the availability of WorkLight Mobile Platform Version 4.0, including the first multi-platform hybrid coding IDE (integrated development environment), enabling companies to develop smartphone and tablet applications with unmatched developer flexibility and richness of user experience. WorkLight now also offers unified push notifications, runtime skinning of applications for devices of the same operating system, remote application disabling and optimization for iPad and Android tablets. As smartphones and tablet computers become increasingly popular for business and personal use, companies have made applications that run on these high-end devices a business priority. Yet, fragmentation of the mobile landscape creates significant challenges in effectively reaching users across disparate devices and operating systems. WorkLight technology addresses th... (more)