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A joint ‘Mobile Apps Clinic’ bootcamp will kick off in London in February 2016

London, 17th December 2015 – Pocket App, the UK’s largest independent app developer, announced its new partnership with Progress, a global software company that simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications on-premise or in the cloud. By joining forces, Pocket App and Progress will address the ever-growing need for digital products and services to provide customers with the ultimate enterprise mobile development solution.

To launch the new partnership, Pocket App and Progress are hosting a joint event in central London on 18th February 2016. The event will be a ‘Mobile Apps Clinic,’ offering insight on how businesses can use mobile innovation to modernise their critical daily processes. Together, Pocket App and Progress will demonstrate five unique ways that enterprises can increase operational efficiencies and realise game-changing return on investment using mobile apps.

Paul Swaddle, CEO, Pocket App comments: “Right now mobile usage is exploding across all industries, and is one of the biggest disrupters in recent years, kick-starting the acceleration of digital interaction and precipitating huge product and service upheavals. As a result, businesses around the world are scrambling to take advantage and harness mobile innovation to streamline their daily operations. Our partnership with Progress will help us meet this pressing demand.”

Progress develops tools and solutions that enable customers to quickly and easily create and deploy apps, both web and mobile. These cutting-edge solutions include the enterprise development and deployment platforms, Progress® OpenEdge®, Telerik® Platform, Progress® Rollbase® and Modulus™. The company also offers testing and ALM capabilities as well as digital experience, BRMS, data connectivity and UI development tools such as the award-winning Telerik® Kendo UI®.

The combination of the global innovative enterprise development tools offered by Progress with Pocket App’s widely-respected knowledge and experience in mobile and application development, will further enhance the two company’s already industry-leading offerings. In addition, Pocket App’s development teams have now successfully passed an intensive training on Telerik Platform and are ready to serve existing and new customers.

David Martin, Manager of Channels and Alliances UK & Ireland, Progress comments on the partnership: “We have been impressed by Pocket App’s fast development, innovation. This was re-affirmed most recently with its newly established London Lab, a creative hub where it will co-develop and collaborate on fledgling ideas. The company’s reputation as an innovative leader, combined with the several recent awards for its fantastic work on apps such as My Poppy and 999eye, are just a sampling of the many reasons why are very excited about this partnership. We look forward to serving our joint customers together and helping their businesses navigate today’s mobile world.”
‘Mobile Apps Clinic’

The ‘Mobile Apps Clinic’ on February 18th in London will feature case studies demonstrating the mobile innovation strategies in action. The event will showcase tactics employed by two blue chip Pocket App clients, a major printer manufacturer and a retail drinks brand, which have boosted operational efficiency and remained competitive by utilising mobile applications to streamline internal processes.

One of the key elements of the event will be an expert panel, during which attendees can share their mobility challenges and receive ‘quick-win’ advice from Pocket App and Progress that can be immediately employed.

Paul Swaddle, CEO of Pocket App, concluded: “We are thrilled to be working so closely with Progress, who are key players in the enterprise app development sector, and our ‘Mobile Apps Clinic’ in February will be the perfect way to get the ball rolling. We’ve had a great year at Pocket App with a number of successes and we’re confident that this new partnership will spell great things for both of our companies in 2016 and beyond.”

To find out more about Pocket App, and in particular its exciting crowdfunding initiative as the business expands its products, services and team, please visit www.pocketapp.co.uk, or to register for the ‘Mobile Apps Clinic,’ contact michael@c8consulting.co.uk

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Notes to editors:

About Pocket App
Pocket App is the UK’s largest independent app developer designing, developing and distributing award-winning mobile apps. Founded in 2011, Pocket App’s senior executives collectively have over 30 years’ experience in the mobile industry having worked in partnership to deliver projects for large telcos, as well as a vast array of leading brands and marketing agencies. Pocket App is a recognised specialist multi-platform application provider, designing mobile apps and mobile solutions. For further information please visit www.pocketapp.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @PocketApp.

About Progress
Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications on-premise or in the cloud, on any platform or device, to any data source, with enhanced performance, minimal IT complexity and low total cost of ownership. Progress can be reached at www.progress.com or +44 (0) 01344 360444

Media Contacts
Michael Bartley
C8 Consulting
0118 949 7750
michael@c8consulting.co.uk

Tom Hindle
C8 Consulting
0118 949 7763
tom.hindle@c8consulting.co.uk

Alexandra Mechkova
Progress
+359 886 247 429
pr@progress.com

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