Bungee Connect: Offers “Write Once, Run Anywhere” Support for All Major Browsers


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Four Reference Applications (with Source Code) Available for Testing in Google Chrome

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—Sept. 9, 2008—Adding to its long list of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) innovations, Bungee Labs™ today announced “write once, run anywhere” support for all major web browsers, including the new Google Chrome. As of today, end-user applications built on the Bungee Connect platform are immediately accessible through Chrome, as well as Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, providing support for more than 98% of all browsers currently in use on the Internet.

“Bungee Labs’ vision for Platform-as-a-Service has always included relieving web developers from the headaches associated with developing applications that work in multiple browsers,” said David Mitchell, founder and CTO of Bungee Labs. “By enabling this cross-browser support without requiring browser-specific JavaScript programming, we make it faster and easier for developers to create and deliver the type of highly interactive web applications for which Google Chrome was created. No other platform-as-a-service can make this claim.”

Companies use Bungee Connect to build Ajax web applications with desktop-like interactivity. They can then deploy those applications immediately, either to the Bungee Grid ™ multi-tenant grid infrastructure, or to one or more Bungee Application Servers ™ running in the companies’ own infrastructures.

“Google Chrome’s new V8 JavaScript engine is designed to run these types of Ajax applications as if they were desktop programs,” Mitchell said. “It’s almost as though Google Chrome was designed specifically for Bungee-powered apps.”

Four Reference Applications (with Free Source Code) Available for Testing
Immediately following the beta release of Google Chrome last week, Bungee Labs began testing applications for compatibility, performance and stability. A demonstrative subset of sample applications shows the interactivity of Bungee Connect PaaS with Google Chrome (known issues— http://bungeeconnect.wordpress.com/2008/09/05/google-chrome-support):

• What Is Your Best? is a Facebook application that enables users to share their greatest moments, accomplishments, scores and stories. http://beta.whatisyourbest.com/
• Bungee Photo Mapper is a simple tool for finding online photos in Flickr and displaying geo-tagged photos on a Google Map. http://demos.bungeeconnect.com/flickrgooglemaps
• WideLens gives end users a single, interactive view of their calendars, including Microsoft Exchange, Google Calendar, Salesforce.com, Facebook and iCalendar sources. http://www.widelens.com
• Bungee SQL Admin is a rich Internet application that enables Web 2.0 companies to rapidly manage MySQL & PostgreSQL database systems. The drag-and-drop user interface makes it easy to administer databases from anywhere. https://sqladmin.bungeeconnect.com/

The source code for these applications is freely available to all Bungee Connect developers under a BSD-style license.

Links Related to Bungee Connect and Chrome:
• Read more about Bungee support for Chrome in the blog post, “Bungee Connect Now Supports Google Chrome,” at http://bungeeconnect.wordpress.com/2008/09/05/google-chrome-support/
• Interact with the sample Bungee-powered applications at http://demos.bungeeconnect.com
• Get a free Bungee Connect developer account at http://bungeeconnect.com/signup/

About Bungee Labs
Bungee Labs is the creator of the Bungee Connect web application development and hosting platform-as-a-service (PaaS), a single environment for building and delivering a new class of interactive rich web applications and user experiences. Bungee Connect facilitates rapid integration of web services and databases (public and private), eliminates programming for Ajax interactivity, and enables instantaneous application deployment for end-user use. Bungee Connect eliminates significant time and cost across the entire application lifecycle. Bungee-powered apps can be instantly deployed on the Bungee Grid multi-tenant grid infrastructure or on a Bungee Application Server running on self-managed infrastructure. Bungee Connect is the most extensive implementation of a PaaS. A privately held company, Bungee Labs is backed by North Bridge Venture Partners, Venrock Associates and Epic Ventures. Visit www.bungeelabs.com.
Bungee Labs, bungeelabs.com, Bungee Connect, bungeeconnect.com, Bungee Grid, WideLens and widelens.com are trademarks of Bungee Labs, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other names and brands may be claimed by their respective owners.
Public Relations Contacts:
• Kelly Wanlass, Wanlass Public Relations,?(801) 766-2362? kelly-at-wanlass-dot-com
• Ted Haeger, Director of Platform Marketing, Bungee Labs? ted-at-bungeelabs-dot-com

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