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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)

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 ... (more)

WorkLight Partners to Deliver Mobile Applications in Korea and Japan

WorkLight and Finance All Solutions (FAS), part of the SBI Group,on Tuesday  announced a partnership agreement to deliver mobile applications to companies in the financial services, government and other industries in Korea and Japan. FAS will resell the WorkLight Mobile Platform and provide its customers a range of professional services, such as application development, backend integration and platform implementation. Leading to this announcement, the companies have been selected by one of the largest financial services institutions in Korea to implement a mobile application acr... (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 ... (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... (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. Accor... (more)