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SBIR Phase I: *Mobile: Enabling Rapid Mobilization of Enterprise Applications

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National Science Foundation
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2012 / SBIR
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starMobile, Inc.
75 5th St NW STE 326 Atlanta, GA 30308-1064
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: SBIR Phase I: *Mobile: Enabling Rapid Mobilization of Enterprise Applications
Agency: NSF
Contract: 1215245
Award Amount: $149,979.00


This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes the *mobile platform that offers a radically new alternative to enterprises for application mobilization. The platform enables mobilization without requiring any software development, mobilizes applications instantaneously, offers a uni & #64257;ed mobilization platform for all of an enterprise?s applications, and enables feature parity controllable by the enterprise. Offered as a cloud-based service, enterprises can non-intrusively adopt & #8727;mobile to rapidly mobilize applications. At the heart of the & #8727;mobile platform is an innovative mobile remote computing protocol (MRCP). & #8727;mobile achieves instantaneous mobilization by allowing the desktop version of the application to be run on a cloud backend, and then using MRCP for intelligently and dynamically interfacing the desktop version with a custom viewer on the mobile device. MRCP performs dynamic transformations both in the downstream - where the transformation is applied to the view presented to the user, and in the upstream - where the transformation is applied to the user actions that need to be delivered back to the application. The transformations are performed in an application agnostic fashion. The broader impact/commercial potential of this project will benefit the 85% of enterprise knowledge workers who are expected to have smartphones within the next few years (source: J. Gold Assoc., 2011). A recent survey of CIOs revealed that there are multiple drivers for application mobilization - the key ones being increased productivity of employees, higher revenue, and reduced paper work. Not surprisingly, over 90% of IT managers in a recent survey indicated plans for application mobilization (source: Sybase Survey, 2011). Typical customers for & #8727;mobile include any fortune 1000 large enterprise, medium-sized businesses, and small-medium (SMB) businesses that use applications for business processes. While there is a strong and deep need for application mobilization, there exists no universal, cost-effective solution that can perform mobilization rapidly. The current market is highly fragmented with no universal, cost effective, and rapid mobilization solutions available. Thus, there is a need for a solution that can achieve rapid mobilization with minimal effort on the part of the enterprise and at the same time provide the rich set of functionality that the enterprise requires.

Principal Investigator:

Sandeep Kakumanu

Business Contact:

Sandeep Kakumanu
Small Business Information at Submission:

starMobile, Inc.
75 5th St NW STE 326 Atlanta, GA 30308-1064

EIN/Tax ID: 455197996
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No