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Kony Announces Support for Windows 8 Operating System


Kony Solutions, Inc., the leading mobile and multi-channel application development platform (MADP) provider, today announced support for the Windows 8 operating system, scheduled for general availability on October 26, 2012. Microsoft's new Windows 8-style UI and all the rich features of Windows 8 are now supported by the KonyOne Platform.

“With user adoption of mobile devices exploding, it is more important than ever for organizations to deliver an optimized user experience to their mobile users, with applications that run flawlessly on any device,” said Sri Ramanathan, Kony's CTO. “The KonyOne Platform, used by some of the world's largest enterprises, enables these companies to now target Windows 8 as a platform for new apps, to easily port existing apps to Windows 8, and continue delivering apps that are fully optimized for each device and each user requirement.” To hear more from Mr. Ramanathan about Kony's support of Windows 8, visit

Apps built on the KonyOne Platform will immediately support the new Windows 8-style UI functionality such as the touch-centric Live Tiles, Charms, Semantic Zoom, context across devices and Snap Multitasking, making it easy to build showcase apps and distribute apps via the Windows store or Kony's enterprise app store. Users of Windows 8 applications built on the KonyOne Platform also have guaranteed compliance with Windows 8 RT and with Windows 8 running on Microsoft's desktops and tablets. Kony will deliver the same rich user experience and compatibility that its customers have come to expect on all versions of the Windows 8 operating system.

The KonyOne Platform leverages Kony's proven technology for designing, developing, deploying and managing mobile applications that run on more than 10,000 mobile devices and seven operating systems. In addition, Kony future-proofs mobile investments by offering a Service Level Agreement (SLA) to support new versions of an existing platform SDK within 30 days of release. Further, Kony's platform is backward compatible, ensuring that all applications are fully functional and take advantage of new OS features, regardless of whether customers upgrade their devices.

About Kony Solutions

Kony is the industry's leading mobile and multichannel application platform provider. Kony develops a suite of customizable pre-built apps, the KonyOne™ Platform and a comprehensive mobile application management solution, which give companies the confidence and control to quickly build apps once and deploy everywhere -- across all mobile devices and operating systems. Kony's customers include more than 70 Fortune 500 companies, the largest global bank, and global brands such as Capital One, Hyatt, Huntington National Bank, Konica Minolta, Schweppes, Toyota, Tyco, and Carl Zeiss.

In 2012 Kony was named a “Visionary” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADP) report. For more information, please visit or connect with Kony on Twitter,Facebook and LinkedIn.

Media Contact:
Kony Solutions
Jill Shanks, 650-759-5164

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