SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Realm, the mobile database powering the world’s most responsive applications, today announced the Realm Mobile Platform, a giant step forward for any organization that must build highly responsive mobile apps that deliver unmatched user experiences. The Realm Mobile Platform, which is available immediately, combines the Realm Mobile Database, the most popular mobile third-party database in the world, and the new Realm Object Server to deliver live data synchronization between users. As a result, any company in any industry can now build mobile apps that offer real-time features like messaging and collaboration that were previously only possible for organizations with virtually unlimited IT and developer resources.
As people increasingly rely solely on mobile devices to access personal and business information and applications, organizations must make a great mobile app experience a top, if not the number one business priority. But for most organizations, it is extremely difficult and cost-prohibitive to develop and maintain apps that are highly engaging and responsive, support live collaboration across users and devices and work equally well on-or-offline. Until now, only the small handful of companies with virtually limitless budgets and the best developers could deliver these types of apps. Today, however, with the launch of the Realm Mobile Platform, highly engaging and collaborative mobile apps are now possible for any company.
“Limitations to mobile database and synchronization technology have long been the biggest source of frustration for developers striving to deliver compelling and collaborative app experiences,” said Alexander Stigsen, cofounder and CEO of Realm. “The Realm Mobile Platform shatters the barriers that developers have faced by combining the ubiquity and capabilities of the Realm Mobile Database with a breakthrough in object server technology. At Realm we are helping app developers enter a new era of mobile development that will empower them to build collaborative and highly engaging apps that go way beyond what is currently possible for most companies.”
The Realm Mobile Database, originally launched in 2014, is used by hundreds of thousands of developers and with over one billion user installs, is by far the leading third-party mobile database. It provides the ideal database architecture for mobile apps, with easy access to the underlying data, empowering developers to create responsive and richly engaging user experiences. Developed in the open, freely distributed, and always free to use, it is as of today available under the Apache 2.0 open source license.
The Realm Object Server is an object synchronization and event handling server that works with Realm's mobile database to keep data in sync across devices seamlessly and automatically, with minimal changes to data models or controllers. It uses live objects shared across the Realm Mobile Database and the Realm Object Server, which update automatically and immediately in response to changes at either source–with comprehensive data encryption throughout. With this innovation, developers can easily add messaging and chat, live collaboration, two-way data syncing, “offline first” capability, endpoint computing and a host of other features that until now were extremely complicated, expensive and difficult to develop, deploy and maintain.
"Realm is already the underlying database for the Concur mobile application and goes way beyond the capabilities of any other on-device database," said Pavan Adavi, lead software design engineer, mobile applications, Concur, an SAP company. "The Realm Mobile Platform could further enhance the app experience for Concur’s mobile users by delivering offline access to the app, which is exactly what we need to extend its value to our users when they are on the road, managing their travel expenses."
Pricing and Availability
The Realm Mobile Platform can run on-premise or in the cloud, is easily integrated into a company’s existing infrastructure, and offers simple monitoring and administration. It is available immediately as beta in both a free Developer Edition, and an Enterprise Edition, which is priced based on the size of the deployment. For further information, please contact Realm firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit realm.io/products/realm-mobile-platform.
The Realm Mobile Database, which powers over 1 billion mobile applications, is open source and available for free from realm.io/products/realm-mobile-database. The source code is available via github.com/realm.
Realm is the mobile platform powering the world’s most responsive applications. Launched in 2014, the Realm Mobile Database is the most popular third-party database in the world, and the mobile database enabling high-performance, highly engaging end-user experiences for more than a billion users of mobile apps. The Realm Mobile Platform, which combines the Realm Mobile Database and the new Realm Object Server, is the ideal solution for any company that wants to deliver great and collaborative user experiences through live data synchronization between users and offline app availability. For the first time, any company in any industry can now easily and affordably build mobile apps that offer real-time features like messaging and chat, collaboration and endpoint computing. More information about the company is available at www.realm.io or @realm.