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Current Press Releases

Mobilize.Net Announces WebMAP5 AI-powered Source Code Transformation Tool

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Mon, May, 07, 2018 @ 00:05 AM

Takes Aim at Lift & Shift “Modernization” Vendors

BELLEVUE, WA – May 7, 2018 – Mobilize.Net today released WebMAP 5.0, the industry’s leading tool for mobilizing desktop applications to the web. Built on its patented artificial intelligence-based source understanding and translation platform, this major upgrade takes obsolete legacy code and through deep semantic translation, delivers modern code in today’s leading languages, frameworks, and architectures, including native HTML5/JavaScript.  WebMAP 5.0 adds Angular support via Progress Kendo UI, a library of native Angular UI components, making for cleaner, faster code. In addition, WebMAP eradicates technical debt by transforming applications at the code level. Modernization solutions that do not address aging source code leave organizations vulnerable to stability and security risks and create ongoing maintenance problems.

“There are so many companies that promise ‘modernization’ for desktop apps attempting to fool customers into thinking they have modernized, when in fact they have just ‘lifted and shifted’ their still-toxic technical debt into a different box,” said Tom Button, CEO of Mobilize.Net. “WebMAP5 is full modernization – you get 100% native code, eradicating technical debt, no binary runtime license fees, no vendor lock-in, no lift and shift, targeting only modern languages and frameworks ideal for today’s developers to support and maintain efficiently going forward.”

The improvements in WebMAP5 are focused on four primary areas:

  • Automation: Achieves 96% or more automation for most projects and provides customers with a native code application that is runtime-free, royalty-free. Increasing automation not only reduces the direct and indirect costs of migration, but also reduces the scope and complexity of the project. Compared to a ground-up rewrite, AI-assisted automation reduces the cost of a project by 80-90%.
  • Developer productivity: WebMAP5 takes advantage of Aspect Oriented Programming to dramatically simplify server-side code. The resulting code on the new platform retains much of the readability and maintainability of the source application, which helps developers get up to speed quickly so they can readily support, maintain and upgrade their newly migrated app. In addition to saving time on training, organizations will be able to better leverage existing talent and resources.
  • Performance: WebMAP5-migrated apps are lightweight and fast. Using well-architected native code, and without the overhead of virtualization, the performance of the migrated applications matches the performance of natively developed apps.
  • Support for industry standard technologies: Supports popular industry standard technologies ensuring that organizations can eliminate legacy platforms and use readily available talent and resources.

Automated Code Modernization Outclasses Virtualization

In recent years, a bevy of companies claiming to be “modernization” vendors have positioned themselves as the cheapest way to migrate legacy applications to the cloud – to the detriment of customers. Shifting technical debt from on-premise to the cloud adds cost and latency, without curing the disease in the underlying IP. Rather than removing technical debt, lift and shift perpetuates toxic legacy, continuing an organization’s dependency on obsolete software stacks. By contrast, Mobilize.Net’s AI-powered approach efficiently translates and re-architects legacy applications, eradicating technical debt, generating functionally equivalent applications native to modern languages, frameworks, and platforms.

WebMAP Supports Popular 90’s Legacy

Mobilize.Net transforms legacy apps written in the most popular Windows languages including VB6, C#, PowerBuilder, Silverlight to the latest web technologies.

Customers and Partners Rely on Mobilize Modernization

“As customers migrate their critical applications and workflows to the web, the ability to accelerate the process is vitally important,” said Carl Bergenhem, Product Manager for Web Components, Progress. “With the deep integration of Kendo UI and WebMAP5, customers can create native web apps with enhanced experiences for their end users. Customer success with these new applications validates the value and impact of our collaboration.”

“Solutions like WebMAP offer customers the opportunity to accelerate their transformation from legacy applications to DevOps on Microsoft Azure,” said Shawn Nandi, senior director, strategy and partner for Microsoft Azure at Microsoft Corp. “This offering supports the adoption of cloud services, brings efficiency with automation and helps customers to focus on strategic areas of their business.”

“Mobilize tools create readable, maintainable, quality code,” said Matt Gropel, Director of Technology at AgWorks Software. “Mobilize uses familiar architecture and patterns which made it easy to immediately step into the code.” Added Greg Duhachek, CEO at AgWorks, “Mobilize technology is actually cheaper than a manual rewrite in time and dollars. It cut our costs in half.”

“Mobilize.Net enabled us to modernize one of our key buy-side applications faster and at lower cost than a manual rewrite would have incurred," said Alan Lawrence, Head of Development, Fidessa Buy-side. “We were impressed with Mobilize.Net's professional services too."

“Mobilize saved us time and money,” said David Hutchins, CEO of Hutchins Systems. With WebMAP, we got a native web application with no runtimes and no ongoing royalty payments.”

*Contact Mobilize.Net to talk with real customers.

About Mobilize.Net

Mobilize.Net accelerates and simplifies the transformation of software applications to .NET, web, mobile, and cloud platforms. Millions of developers have used Mobilize.Net technology to successfully modernize billions of lines of code. Mobilize.Net solutions enable customers to reduce risk, cost, and time while moving applications to the platforms businesses demand today. The privately-held Mobilize.Net is based in Bellevue, WA, and is led by former Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Tom Button. For more information, please go to www.mobilize.net

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Media Contact:
Dee Dee Walsh
VP of Marketing & Business Development
Mobilize.Net
deedeew@mobilize.net
425.609.8458

Topics: WebMAP, convert Windows to Web, #MSBuild, Modernization, HTML5, C# to HTML, Web Development, Angular

Mobilize.Net Releases Updated Silverlight Migration Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Wed, Apr, 05, 2017 @ 09:04 AM

Silverlight bridge and Silverlight desktop support Visual Studio 2017 with additional functionality to speed up migrations to Windows 10, the web and cloud

Bellevue, WA – Apr 5, 2017 – Mobilize.Net today released an update to its Silverlight migration tools for Visual Studio 2017. In the latest update Silverlight bridge and Silverlight desktop provide full support for Visual Studio 2017 both in source code compliance and in generating VS2017 solutions. In addition, both tools have been enriched with additional artificial intelligence features that make more informed decisions on the Silverlight code ensuring that the resulting code is cleaner and faster. Mobilize Silverlight tools are available at https://www.mobilize.net/silverlight.

Mobilize.Net helps companies move critical code to .NET, to the web, to mobile devices and to the cloud. Every day thousands of developers use Mobilize.Net modernization tools to transform important line-of-business applications from old systems to modern platforms.

“Silverlight has been a popular development platform for Microsoft customers but its ability to run in a browser was made possible by the dangerous Netscape API plugin architecture (NSAPI) which is no longer supported by virtually all browsers.,” said Tom Button, CEO of Mobilize.Net. “Mobilize Silverlight migration tools provide a significant kickstart that enables developers to transform their code in less than half the time of a manual rewrite. And of course, a migration is much cheaper too.”

Mobilize Migrations Pave the Way to Mobile and Cloud

Mobilize tools which provide migrations from VB6, PowerBuilder, Silverlight and more enable customers to move all the way to web, mobile and cloud via additional automation.

Mobilize Tools Used By Enterprises, ISVs and SIs*

Hundreds of thousands of customers have successfully used Mobilize tools to convert code to .NET, web, and beyond. All vertical markets are represented including healthcare, manufacturing, banking, energy and more; plus major corporations like Bank of America, Citigroup and Microsoft have used VBUC to transform large workloads to new platforms. In addition, system integrators like Avanade, Infosys, Wipro and others have found Mobilize tools to be a very valuable tool in migrating their customers’ code to new platforms. A full list of Mobilize customers can be found at http://www.mobilize.net/resources/customer-list.

About Mobilize.Net

Mobilize.Net accelerates and simplifies the transformation of software applications to .NET, web, mobile, and cloud platforms. Millions of developers have used Mobilize.Net technology to successfully modernize billions of lines of code. Mobilize.Net solutions enable customers to reduce risk, cost, and time while moving applications to the platforms businesses demand today. Mobilize.Net migration technology is Microsoft's chosen solution for Visual Studio and MSDN customers. The privately-held Mobilize.Net is based in Bellevue, WA, and is led by former Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Tom Button. For more information, please go to www.mobilize.net

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Topics: Silverlight, Silverlight bridge, Windows 10, HTML5, Windows Phone Silverlight, Visual Studio 2017

Mobilize.Net Launches New WebMAP 4.0 with Dramatic Increases in Automation and Output App Performance

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Mon, Oct, 31, 2016 @ 12:10 PM

WebMAP 4.0 automates up to 97% of Windows to Web app migrations, reducing manual work by an order of magnitude, while improving performance on key web app performance benchmarks by 10X or more

 BELLEVUE, WA – Nov 1, 2016 – Mobilize.Net today announced that WebMAP 4.0, the industry’s leading tool for migrating Windows applications to the web, is available for immediate customer use. WebMAP 4.0 includes support for thousands of additional objects, properties, methods, events, and language features, dramatically decreasing the time, cost, and risk of converting Windows applications into web applications. In addition to the increased automation, WebMAP also improves output web application performance and generates code that is even easier to read and maintain. Customers can access WebMAP at studio.mobilize.net.

“In terms of sheer number of improvements, this is the biggest WebMAP release - ever,” said Tom Button, CEO of Mobilize.Net. “We built this tool based on the lessons learned from migrating millions of lines of real-world customer code with our own product. There’s no faster way to transform Windows desktop apps into modern, native, cloud and mobile-ready web apps.”

The improvements in WebMAP include:

  • Increased automation: Up to 97% automated migration[1] is possible via support for thousands of additional third party and Microsoft components and their associated properties, methods, and events. Mobilize also added support for many new language features in the most popular Windows programming languages. WebMAP 4.0 accelerates app migration from Windows to web, saving months or years of unnecessary manual work.
  • Faster code. WebMAP 4.0 produces code that is faster – both on the client and server. The tool radically reduces time needed for message serialization and state synchronization through Mobilize.Net’s new performance optimized implementation of the industry standard MVC architecture. The resulting web apps load faster and respond quicker to user input, like clicking a button or populating a data-bound control that requires a server action. For example, a data grid that required over 3 seconds to load 19k items in WebMAP 3 now loads 20 times faster – just 152 milliseconds. These controls are common in Windows desktop apps and have previously frustrated attempts of developers to move them to the web with similar user experience.
  • Readable and maintainable code. WebMAP 4.0 follows standard architectural patterns with which today’s developers are familiar. The generated code is simplified, well commented, and pulls forward the same mnemonic variable names and comments developers will recognize from the original application, and comes with full source code enabling easy updates in the future to add features and support new technologies.

To date, more than 30 million lines of code have been migrated using WebMAP. With WebMAP’s ability to get smarter with each migration, the tool has better automation than ever before.

WebMAP Offers Relief to Silverlight, PowerBuilder and .NET Customers

Customers who have made large investments in legacy desktop technologies such as Visual Basic, C#, PowerBuilder, Silverlight, .NET and others need not abandon the valuable IP in that source code. WebMAP 4.0 provides a quick and cost-effective path forward for legacy code to move to the modern world of web, mobile and cloud.

Customers and Partners Rely on Mobilize Modernization

“Mobilze.Net builds tools to help developers transform applications for our cloud-first, mobile-first world,” said Shawn Nandi, senior director, Microsoft Corp. “Mobilize.Net’s WebMAP modernization technology accelerates customers’ ability to move to Microsoft Azure and enjoy the benefits of mobile and the cloud.”

“Advanced has helped thousands of customers with legacy applications through complex modernization initiatives,” said Jeff Shelby, Director of Application Modernization at Advanced. “When our customers need to take their Windows applications to the cloud or mobile-enable them, we use WebMAP to ensure they get a top-performing solution that is also easy to maintain and enhance.”

“Mobilize tools create readable, maintainable, quality code,” said Matt Gropel, Director of Technology at AgWorks Software. “Mobilize uses familiar architecture and patterns which made it easy to immediately step into the code.” Added Greg Duhachek, CEO at AgWorks, “Mobilize technology is actually cheaper than a manual rewrite in time and dollars. It cut our costs in half.”

“Mobilize.Net enabled us to modernize one of our key buy-side applications faster and at lower cost than a manual rewrite would have incurred," said Alan Lawrence, Head of Development, Fidessa Buy-side. “We were impressed with Mobilize.Net's professional services too."

“Mobilize saved us time and money,” said David Hutchins, CEO of Hutchins Systems. With WebMAP, we got a native web application with no runtimes and no ongoing royalty payments.”

*Contact Mobilize.Net to talk with real customers.

Learn more about WebMAP at a free webinar on November 8: http://www.mobilize.net/free-html5-webinar

About Mobilize.Net

Mobilize.Net accelerates and simplifies the transformation of software applications to .NET, web, mobile, and cloud platforms. Millions of developers have used Mobilize.Net technology to successfully modernize billions of lines of code. Mobilize.Net solutions enable customers to reduce risk, cost, and time while moving applications to the platforms businesses demand today. Mobilize.Net migration technology is Microsoft's chosen solution for Visual Studio and MSDN customers. The privately-held Mobilize.Net is based in Bellevue, WA, and is led by former Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Tom Button. For more information, please go to www.mobilize.net

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[1] Based on tests with real-world migration projects ranging from 100KLoC to over 1M lines of code.

Topics: WebMAP, HTML5, C# to HTML, Modernization, application modernization, Azure

Mobilize.Net Rescues Developers from Another “Zombie” Programming Platform from the 90s: PowerBuilder

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Wed, Oct, 12, 2016 @ 06:10 AM

Mobilize.Net extends WebMAP to transform PowerBuilder applications into modern web applications, fully mobile and cloud ready

BELLEVUE, WA – Oct 12, 2016 – Mobilize.Net, the leading modernization tools provider today, announced it has extended WebMAP to include support for PowerBuilder in its list of source languages and platforms. With this release, Mobilize.Net’s WebMAP tools now automate the conversion of PowerBuilder applications to cloud-ready Java-based server components and fully native HTML5 clients. Customers receive a native code application on the new platform that is re-factored and re-architected optimally for web, mobile and cloud.

“We live in a time where technology becomes obsolete in record time,” said Tom Button, CEO of Mobilize.Net. “At Mobilize, we consider it a failure if our customers have to throw away their valuable line-of-business applications. We are focused on helping organizations move their proven business logic and workflows off legacy platforms to provide their business and users the full benefit of cutting edge architectures and new platforms, so their proven IP can continue to deliver maximum business value for years to come.”

Mobilize Unblocks PowerBuilder from Moving to Web, Mobile and Cloud

Mobilize.Net's powerful WebMAP software migration technology automates the transformation of PowerBuilder apps to modern web apps. In most cases, WebMAP automates 90% or more of the code conversion. The tool reduces the manual work of migrating to the web and gives developers less project risk because there are fewer bugs and feature creep than is typical with a manual rewrite. The resulting web applications follow industry standard web architectures; ensuring that the app is future-proof and mobile and cloud-ready.

Native Code Allows for Continued Improvements

Mobilize.Net tools generate native code on the target platform – with no costly or opaque runtimes which can quickly become the new legacy problem. Unlike the runtime libraries or frameworks which commonly accompany other migration tools, the pure native code model enables customers to continue to evolve the application taking full advantage of all innovations on the new platform.

Migrates Apps in One Third the Time for Maximum Developer Productivity

Based on the automated code analysis and transformation technology already in WebMAP, the PowerBuilder tool enables complete migrations in a third or less of the time required for a manual rewrite, dramatically reducing cost and project risk associated with manual rewrites. To date, the beta tool has been used on millions of lines of code to successfully migrate PowerBuilder projects.

Learn more about transforming PowerBuilder apps at http://www.mobilize.net/solution/legacy-solutions/powerbuilder

Customer Praise for Mobilize.Net*

“Mobilize.Net gave me a very cost-effective way to move my application from an outdated platform to the web,” said David Hutchins at Hutchins System. “Their service and support were stellar.”

“Mobilize.Net stood out with their methodology and their very powerful migration tool,” said Robert Burns, Integration Business Leader at CFM Materials.

*Contact Mobilize.Net to talk with real customers.

About Mobilize.Net

Mobilize.Net accelerates and simplifies the transformation of software applications to .NET, web, mobile, and cloud platforms. Millions of developers have used Mobilize.Net technology to successfully modernize billions of lines of code. Mobilize.Net solutions enable customers to reduce risk, cost, and time while moving applications to the platforms businesses demand today. Mobilize.Net migration technology is Microsoft's chosen solution for Visual Studio and MSDN customers. The privately-held Mobilize.Net is based in Bellevue, WA, and is led by former Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Tom Button. For more information, please go to www.mobilize.net

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Topics: PowerBuilder, HTML5, Java, Modernization

Mobilize.Net Announces WebMAP3 Targeting AngularJS/Bootstrap

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Wed, Nov, 11, 2015 @ 06:11 AM


THE LATEST WEBMAP PRODUCT FROM MOBILIZE.NET TRANSFORMS WINDOWS APPS INTO CLOUD-READY, NATIVE WEB APPS WITH ADAPTIVE MOBILE UI

BELLEVUE, WA – Nov 11, 2015 – Mobilize.Net today announced WebMAP3, the industry’s leading tool for mobilizing Windows applications, now targets AngularJS/Bootstrap. WebMAP3 converts classic Windows apps into modern web applications with responsive UI that scales across form factors from PCs to Macs to iPhones, iPads, and Androids. In conjunction with  the AngularJS framework, WebMAP3 uses Bootstrap, which provides contemporary CSS stylings and a responsive design. WebMAP3 lets customers take advantage of Bootstrap features like Alerts and Carousels to provide a more natural, modern web app user experience. WebMAP3 generated apps run on all industry standard browsers including IE, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari. Customers can access WebMAP3 at https://studio.mobilize.net.


"$25 billion per year. That's what IT spends annually maintaining millions of desktop apps locked onto obsolete Windows platforms," said Tom Button, CEO of Mobilize.Net. "WebMAP3 recovers the value trapped in those legacy apps through high fidelity translation of the business logic and workflows to current languages and cloud-ready architectures, while maintaining full functional equivalence. WebMAP3 is an onramp to the cloud for valuable business software."

Below is an app that was originally written in VB6. It was converted to HTML5 and JavaScript using the AngularJS UI libraries.


 Customers and Partners Choose Mobilize.Net

Mobilize.Net is the preferred choice for customers who want to modernize their client/server desktop applications to modern platforms. 80% of the Fortune 1000, including leading enterprises and ISVs, have benefited from Mobilize.Net modernization tools. Mobilize.Net technologies also help global system integrators be more competitive and provide faster service to their customers.

“The greatest value that WebMAP brings to Capita is that it reduces the time and money it takes to migrate our apps off older technologies,” said Stephen Davis, Commercial Director at Capita Insurance & Benefits Services. “Without WebMAP migration technology, we would take at least twice as long to migrate our software at more than twice the cost.  In addition, Mobilize.Net offers outstanding professional services which has helped us to complete the final mile on our software development.”

"Avanade is committed to providing our clients with superior solutions by leveraging the latest in technology,” said Rob Leach, senior director of global cloud platforms, services and offerings at Avanade, “With Mobilize.Net modernization technology, we are able to better support our clients, as they move legacy applications to mobile and cloud workloads, in their journey to become a Digital business.”

 “We live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world and nowhere is this more apparent than with our application development community,” said Mitra Azizirad, General Manager of Developer Platform Marketing and Sales at Microsoft Corp. “Mobilize.Net’s WebMAP3 modernization technology accelerates customers’ ability to move to Microsoft Azure and embrace the benefits of mobile and cloud computing.”  


 Customers can try WebMAP3 by registering for a free account at www.mobilize.net/register.

About Mobilize.Net

Mobilize.Net accelerates and simplifies the transformation of software applications to .NET, web, mobile, and cloud platforms. Millions of developers have used Mobilize.Net technology to successfully modernize billions of lines of code. Mobilize.Net solutions enable customers to reduce risk, cost, and time while moving applications to the platforms businesses demand today. Mobilize.Net migration technology is Microsoft's chosen solution for Visual Studio and MSDN customers. The privately-held Mobilize.Net is based in Bellevue, WA, and is led by former Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Tom Button. For more information, please go to www.mobilize.net


 

Topics: HTML5, C#, WebMAP3, AngularJS, C# to HTML

Mobilize.Net Launches WebMAP2 Cloud-Based App Analysis and Migration Solutions on Studio.Mobilize.Net

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Thu, Apr, 30, 2015 @ 00:04 AM

On-Demand Application Analysis and Migration Services Now Available Online.

Includes Instant PoCs with Before and After Code Compare and UI Previews.

Mobilize.Net today announced that WebMAP2, the industry’s leading tool for mobilizing Windows applications, is now available in the cloud, on-demand, at studio.mobilize.net. In its latest update, WebMAP2 delivers detailed application analytics and visualization, a graphical summary of the readiness of the application for automated migration to mobile, web, and cloud, and instant proofs of concepts previewing generated code, app architecture, and migrated user interface. Developers can try it for free at studio.mobilize.net and experience WebMAP2 first-hand.

“The most common question we hear from customers is ‘should I replace or rewrite my classic Windows applications, or can I bring them forward to the world of web, mobile, and cloud?’ WebMAP2 answers the question by providing powerful application analysis instantly, online,” said Tom Button, Mobilize.Net CEO. “Customers can immediately gain insight into what it takes to migrate their code to web, mobile, and cloud. Then with the full support of Mobilize.Net’s more than 20 years of experience, their project is guaranteed to be 100% successful: on-time, on-budget, functionally equivalent, and performant.”

Key features and updates in WebMAP2 include:

Convenient, On-Demand, Self-Serve Portal – Available 24/7

  • Analyze Applications Before Migrating. Analyze applications and get free reports on
    • Application size and structure
    • Dependency graph
    • References to external resources
    • Controls and UI components used
    • APIs accessed per control
    • Readiness analysis for move to HTML5

Webmap2_pie_readiness

  • Preview Migrated Applications
    • Compare original and migrated code side-by-side to see readability, maintainability
    • Inspect converted application structure and architecture before full migration is complete
    • See preview of the raw HTML rendering of converted forms with mapped controls

Automated Web App Creation with Modern Web Architecture

WebMAP2 refactors C#/Winforms applications to modern, industry standard, cloud-ready MVC web architecture supporting mobile HTML5 clients. Apps delivered by WebMAP2 are architecturally clean without proprietary runtimes. The migrated mobile applications can be run on premise or deployed to the cloud. In addition, WebMAP2 preserves variable names, comments, and structure, ensuring readability and maintainability of the resulting application. Customers starting from VB6 can use WebMAP2 also, using Mobilize.Net’s latest VBUC as the first pass.

Customers and Partners Rely on Mobilize.Net Modernization

Organizations are using WebMAP2 to accelerate the adoption of modern platforms. Prior to its broad release, WebMAP2 has been used to successfully migrate more than 10 million lines of C#/Winforms code and tens of thousands of Windows forms to HTML5. As a result, WebMAP2 includes thousands of mappings, support for hundreds of the most common controls, to generate native HTML5. Companies using WebMAP2 range from insurance to healthcare to financial services to manufacturing.

  • ROI for WebMAP2*
    • A leading restaurant chain with a massive delivery business had an unwieldy VB6 application that required complicated maintenance and installation. The company had attempted to rewrite the application three prior times but had repeatedly failed. By using WebMAP2, the company not only got its app up and running within three months, but also met all of its performance and reliability metrics – important when any delay or downtime translates to millions of dollars of lost revenue.
    • One of the world’s largest asset tracking companies chose to use WebMAP2 to migrate their asset tracking system after evaluating the cost and time of doing a manual rewrite. Realizing that a manual rewrite would take at least 3X the money and would double the time it would take to get to market, the company was able to save more than $5M and estimated they beat a manual rewrite by more than a year.
    • One of the world’s largest software companies used WebMAP2 to migrate a large, complicated but unscalable line-of-business order entry application that accounts for $800M of revenue. With WebMAP2, the application was migrated and running on the new platform in three months vs a year. In addition to saving $3M via WebMAP2, the company also protected itself from lost revenues from an obsolete architecture.
    • A leading provider of healthcare management solutions had a mission-critical application that was tethered to a proprietary browser – which complicated portability and also caused issues with Meaningful Use compliance. The company had tried unsuccessfully to rewrite the application but ultimately turned to WebMAP2 counting on its reputation for 100% success.
    • One of the world’s leading providers of financial services technology had multiple versions of a tax application running on obsolete technology and facing government compliance issues. By using WebMAP2 to migrate the code base to HTML5, the company saved over $4M plus at least a year of development time.

“In order to stay relevant in today’s mobile-first, cloud first world, enterprises everywhere are looking to transform their legacy applications,” said Mitra Azizirad, General Manager of Developer Platform Marketing and Sales at Microsoft Corp. “Microsoft Azure, combined with Visual Studio and Mobilize.Net’s modernization technology and expertise, help accelerate our customers’ process of moving their applications to the cloud.”  

"Pruvo’s mission is to ensure software quality from end to end and we identified Mobilize.Net as the best market solution for migration. Together, we can empower our customers so they are able to preserve previous investments and knowledge, opening doors to a wide range of technologies as web, mobile and cloud. WebMAP2 provides code quality and reduces the time and cost of moving applications to modern platforms. We look forward to continued collaboration in this great partnership with Mobilize.Net ", said André Sorpreso, general manager at Pruvo.

“At Crosslake Technologies, it’s important for us to provide premier services to our customers, said Russ Albright, Principal at Crosslake Technologies. “Mobilize.Net WebMAP2 has provided real value to us, helping us to manage large projects and ensure 100% customer satisfaction. We look forward to continuing to partner with Mobilize.Net to help customers accelerate the move to cloud-enabled mobile platforms.”

*Contact Mobilize.Net to talk with real customers.

Topics: manual rewrite, application modernization, application migration, Visual Basic, HTML5, Mobile Application Development, MVC, convert Windows to Web, Windows 10

Mobilize.Net and Microsoft Bring New Life to Old Apps

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Thu, Apr, 03, 2014 @ 14:04 PM

New WebMAP2 Migration Tool Brings Cloud and Mobile Within Reach for Millions of Enterprise Applications, Unlocking Valuable IP from Obsolete Platforms

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Apr 3, 2014 – Businesses with legacy applications trapped on outdated platforms now have an efficient, low risk way to move their apps to popular mobile devices connected to the cloud. Today, Mobilize.Net announced WebMAP2.  Microsoft executives demonstrated WebMAP2 for the first time in public this morning at their premier developer event, BUILD 2014, in front of thousands of software developers.WebMAP2

“Our goal with WebMAP2 is to help enterprises preserve and extend the value of their Windows line of business application assets,” said Tom Button, President and CEO of Mobilize.Net, the developer of WebMAP2.  “IT wants to move apps to the cloud and users want these apps accessible from their mobile devices. WebMAP2 delivers both - by efficiently re-architecting these enterprise applications for the cloud-powered, mobile world of the future.”

Since Windows XP will no longer be supported after April 8, 2014, enterprise developers are racing to move applications built for XP to supported platforms.  Mobilize.Net offers tools for a “double jump.”  The first jump is from Windows XP-based Visual Basic 6 to .NET.  WebMAP2 automates the second leap, from .NET application to modern web application.  Using patent-pending AI-based algorithms to separate business logic from user interface code, WebMAP2 converts business logic to native C# on ASP.NET, while user interface code is migrated to HTML5 with JavaScript.  The UI and business logic are kept in sync using Microsoft’s web app architectural pattern, MVVM (Model-View-View-Model).

Since WebMAP2 generates code which is fully native to the target platform, customers have no dependency on third-party runtime libraries, reducing long-term cost and risk, and further “future proofing” the application. In this release, WebMAP2 includes mappings to convert Visual Basic 6.0 and C# .NET Winforms code to HTML5 and JavaScript. WebMAP2 also provides an easy to use GUI that allows direct side-by-side comparison of code before and after the transformation, a common developer request.

“Today we are not only showing the future, but by working with Mobilize.Net we’re also helping you get there,” said John Shewchuk, Technical Fellow at Microsoft.  “The MVVM architecture generated by WebMAP2 is flexible, scalable and ready for cloud and mobile.  WebMAP2 is one of the best ways we know of to move VB6 and .NET apps to mobile and cloud.”

No rewrite needed

Building a robust, performant modern web application from traditional client-server code is so complex that most developers assume they have to start from scratch.  However, since the only definition of many business processes is application source code itself, starting from scratch comes at a steep price. “WebMAP2 helps you avoid devastating disruptions to business by automatically preserving good, debugged, business logic,” Button said. “WebMAP2 gives developers a huge jumpstart on that re-architecture with enormous savings in time, cost, and risk, compared to a full rewrite. This means developers can spend their time creating new features and functionality for the business rather than re-inventing the wheel on a new platform.”

“Mobilize.Net has a long history of success building Visual Studio migration tools for the Microsoft developer ecosystem.” said Steven Guggenheimer, corporate vice president and Chief Evangelist at Microsoft. “We are proud to collaborate with Mobilize.Net to deliver WebMAP2 capabilities to our mutual customers.” 

Mobilize.Net is now accepting applications for its WebMAP2 beta program. Interested customers can apply at www.Mobilize.Net/BUILD

About Mobilize.Net 

Mobilize.Net accelerates and simplifies the process of bringing software applications forward to modern web, mobile and cloud platforms. Millions of developers have used our industry leading Artinsoft technology to successfully modernize billions of lines of code. In addition, Mobilize.Net professional services teams have migrated thousands of enterprise applications to modern platforms. The Mobilize.Net solution enables customers to reduce risk, cost and time while moving applications to the platforms users demand. Mobilize.Net migration technology is Microsoft's preferred migration solution for Visual Studio and MSDN customers. The privately-held Mobilize.Net is based in Bellevue, WA, and is led by former Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Tom Button. For more information, please go to www.mobilize.net

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Media Contact:

Dee Dee Walsh
VP of Marketing & Business Development
Mobilize.Net
deedeew@mobilize.net
425.830.4849

Topics: application migration, Visual Basic, Microsoft, Windows XP, HTML5

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