iAnywhere, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., has announced the availability of the latest release of its M-Business Anywhere. The solution provides developers with a platform for delivering Web-based content and applications to mobile devices for online and disconnected use. M-Business Anywhere 6.0 new features include Web Services integration support, Asian localization as well as improvements in management, performance, and security.
New features of M-Business Anywhere 6.0, include: New Localization Support, Asian Language Support, where M-Business Anywhere now supports double-byte content and applications and has localized clients for Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. Supported device platforms are Windows XP and Windows Mobile 2003. M-Business Anywhere currently has existing localized clients for English, French, Italian, Spanish, and German; Web Services Provides Enhanced Customization Options, with M-Business Anywhere's new SOAP API, third party software developers can embed M-Business Anywhere in their solution and offer mobile extensions to their applications to the market. This Web Services integration allows companies to re-brand the M-Business Anywhere management console, or build their own management console, creating customized interfaces. The SOAP API also gives the ability to use a single management console to manage mobile and desktop applications; Remote Client Upgrades, M-Business Anywhere clients can be upgraded automatically by administrators. This allows administrators to specify different upgrade rules for different platforms and connection types. Administrators also have the option to force upgrades or allow users to defer until a later sync; New Admin UI, a "tree-based" user interface is designed to simplify management of the M-Business Anywhere server, users, groups, and channels and is built using a new SOAP API.
On-Device Content Password Protection, companies can require users to enter their passwords when entering the M-Business Anywhere applications, rather than resorting to third party software to password-protect the entire device or leaving data unprotected. Server Caching, three server caching options allow IT managers to optimize caching for various platforms, application profiles, and content types; and XML Incremental Sync, where developers deploying XML data can receive only changes from backend systems. This can minimize network traffic between the M-Business Anywhere server and backend servers and improve end-user sync time performance. The M-Business Anywhere is available immediately.