Red Hat to acquire mobile apps platform firm FeedHenry

FeedHenry intended to add mobile app services capabilities to OpenShift, JBoss middleware

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Red Hat to acquire mobile apps platform firm FeedHenry Cathal McGloin, left, chief executive officer, FeedHenry with Craig Muzilla, senior vice president, Application Platform Business, Red Hat.
By  Stephen McBride Published  September 23, 2014

Open source solutions provider Red Hat, Inc, today announced it has agreed terms to acquire mobile application platform firm FeedHenry for EUR63.5m ($81.6m).

FeedHenry is intended to expand Red Hat's application development, integration, and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions portfolio, enabling the open source specialist to support mobile application development in public and private environments.

IDC predicts the mobile application platform market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 38.7%, from $1.4bn in 2013 to $4.8bn by 2017. FeedHenry focuses on delivering accelerated development capabilities through private clouds, public clouds, and on-premise solutions.

Red Hat considers FeedHenry an important addition to its JBoss xPaaS for OpenShift strategy, announced in September 2013, providing a platform and services for mobile developers and applications. FeedHenry has an open and extensible architecture based on Node.js for client- and server-side mobile app development. The FeedHenry platform offers developers the flexibility to create native (Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry), hybrid, HTML5 or Web apps. The platform supports a number of toolkits including native SDKs, hybrid Apache Cordova, HTML5 and Titanium, as well as frameworks such as Xamarin, Sencha Touch, and other JavaScript frameworks.

The mobile app platform also integrates with mobile application and device management solutions such as AirWatch and MobileIron.

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