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NDL Software Announces Windows 10 Support for awi MX

13 January 2016

NDL has released version 10 of its mobile application platform awi MX to coincide with the release of the new Windows 10 Phones from Microsoft. MX is already in widespread use across NHS trusts and councils as a simple way of generating native, cross-platform mobile applications in-house without having to use heavyweight IDEs such as Eclipse or Visual Studio.

Once built, mobile applications created with MX can then run on any supported platform or device without any recoding. Users adopting Windows 10 tablets or phones can now run their apps on these new platforms taking full advantage of all their features such as Office 365, GPS, cameras and offline maps. Critically MX apps run as full native applications rather than relying on HTML, which also means they are responsive and come with full offline support.

In addition to full Windows 10 compatibility, awi MX 10 includes the option of a more traditional ‘standalone’ application model across all its platforms, enabling customers to choose to deploy their apps either within NDL’s secure container technology or as independent apps carrying their own security environment with them.

“MX is gaining momentum in the UK public sector market, with hundreds of apps being deployed on thousands of devices in settings as diverse as mental health through to ship inspections” comments Peter Brightwell, MX Product Manager at NDL. “The key differentiator for our customers is the simplicity of the build, deploy, manage model, as well as our unique ability to integrate with existing back-office systems. This brings customers very quick results and brings them the ability to take a very ‘agile’ approach to their mobile working deployments”.

According to Stuart Filmer, Norwich City Council, “Mobile working makes a huge difference to the daily lives of staff and we’ve already achieved a lot with awi MX. The new features and resources in MX 10 will take us further. We currently make good use of apps on Windows devices as they are easy to manage. Windows 10 support is key for us going forward as we are moving towards Windows 10 on both tablet and phone.”

awi MX enables mobile apps to be created in-house which take information from different back-office business systems and then accurately mirror the processes staff perform in the field. Once designed and built, MX apps then can be run on any mobile device and any mobile operating system. The latest version, MX 10, provides full support for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Phone as well as enabling MX apps to operate even more effectively in and out of signal, enabling staff to continue working regardless of location.

NDL has also made a growing range of business application templates available to customers via its user group, to further shorten build times for common application types. This has seen over 500 downloads since becoming available in 2015.

NDL supplies easy-to-use software toolkits to integrate disparate back-office systems and to develop offline, cross-platform mobile business applications. By radically simplifying these two key areas, NDL has given over 200 UK public sector organisations across local government and the NHS the ability to integrate and mobilise their systems. This has resulted in significant savings of both time and money, changing the way frontline services are being delivered. With a pedigree stretching over 30 years, NDL is a profitable UK company priding itself on both technical innovation and high standards of customer care.

For further press information, contact: Annie Noble, Noble Ink, annie@noble-ink.com; 07887 990526 or Helen Mountford, NDL Software Ltd, helen.mountford@ndl.co.uk; 01937 543500.