Telefónica Digital selects FeedHenry app tech to power mobile cloud

15 Feb 2013

FeedHenry CEO Cathal McGloin

One of the world’s largest mobile operators Telefónica Digital has selected technology made by Irish technology company FeedHenry to enable a one-stop-shop for creating, managing and securely integrating mobile apps hosted in the cloud.

Telefónica will offer FeedHenry’s cloud-based mobile application platform alongside its Instant Servers enterprise-grade Infrastructure-as–a-Service solution, which is optimised for mobile and M2M applications.

The partnership will enable Telefónica’s European customers to design, build and manage mobile applications hosted in the cloud. For enterprises, where mobile apps and cloud computing are quickly becoming critical, this agreement will give organisations the ability to leverage the power of mobile and cloud to improve productivity and deliver new revenue streams.  

This represents further collaboration between the two companies following a strategic agreement beginning last year to bring FeedHenry’s Mobile Application Platform to corporate customers in key Telefónica markets. The service is currently available through O2 in UK, Ireland and Germany.

The natural intersection of mobile with cloud

“The key to mobile business success in this era of BYOD is to ensure apps are reliable, portable and secure across as many devices as possible and we are seeing increased demand from enterprises seeking cloud-based mobile app platforms to reduce up-front costs and time to market,” said Cathal McGloin, CEO at FeedHenry.

“Corporate IT and app development teams will now be able to build applications for the most demanding consumer and enterprise users then quickly and easily deploy them securely to the cloud.”

By sharing a vision for cloud computing and utilising Node.js technology in their respective products, Telefónica and FeedHenry have tightly aligned solutions offering advantages such as easier development, faster integration and quicker hosting, resulting in getting products to market faster and at less expense.

“The intersection of mobile and cloud is a natural one,“ said Tim Marsden, director, Horizontal Cloud, M2M and Alliances at Telefónica Digital.  

“Our goal is to accelerate the availability of mobile-optimised, cloud-based services for app development and management, giving full access to cloud services like storage, security, caching, and server-side business logic.

“Our partnership with FeedHenry is an important step for us, helping us to extend our service offering to customers who are embracing mobile as part of their future business strategy,” Marsden said.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years